Adult Education and Spiritual Growth

"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord,  continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6)  


Peacemaking, with Pastor Caroline

May 8, 15, and 22, 2022

Sunday mornings at 9:45 in Room 103

Where, in our world, do we see that peace is needed?


In Ukraine, Afghanistan, Yemen and other wars

Violent crime in urban areas

Deliberate /reckless harmful actions against plants and animals

In households with child abuse or violent spouse interactions

On our televisions and in our movie theaters

Arguments among work colleagues or friends

In our own church actions and words

Inside ourselves


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Ongoing – Virtual Classes

Global Perspectives Group

Mondays at 2 pm

This group is led by FPC members who currently live in Lima, Peru. We often get updates on Qatar or other parts of the mid-east from another member living abroad.  We talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and about other international topics, religious variety in different countries, and issues from other places in the U.S we know about from our families or friends. Some of us have made new friends or get to spend time with friends who are far away.  The Zoom link is always in the Friday Weekly Word email.  

Come learn about and discuss Peacemaking from a variety of perspectives: Biblical, theological, social, etc.  We can all be more enlightened about making and keeping peace in our world.  


Peacemaking is one of the hopes for the future of our world.  It’s not just a cute hand sign or symbol from the 60’s anymore...

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First Presbyterian Church is a Sponsor of The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington

In 2013, First Presbyterian Church became a sponsoring member of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington (RI). The RI is an organization that was established in 2003 "to promote understanding and awareness of the Reformed Tradition among the staff and members of Presbyterian churches located in the Washington area."  Its purpose is to help the churches in this presbytery live up to one of the basic principles of the Reformed Tradition – to ensure an educated laity. 

FPC Arlington has benefitted from many of the RI programs – the Confirmation Retreat, many of its classes, the annual convocation, and its Company of Teachers. As a sponsoring church of the Reformed Institute, First Presbyterian members are invited to participate in all of the RI adult education programs.  RI offers half-day, one day or short series adult education formats during the year for sponsoring church members. 

One member of our staff and a member of our congregation serve on the Board of Directors.  As members of the Board of Directors, we are involved in determining the programs that are offered, development activities, staffing decisions, etc.  We are expected to actively support the programs of the Institute by encouraging our members, friends, and community to participate in their offerings, and to take the things we learn and put them to use in our own congregation.


For more information on the Reformed Institute, visit their website at: