How you can grow with First Presbyterian...

The Ronda GillIam Clothing Bank

The Ronda GillIam Clothing Bank, a Mission of First Presbyterian Church, receives donations and distributes clothing to those in need Wednesdays from 1-3 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Want to help further? They need volunteers to sort and present the donated items. If you can help during hours above or off-hours, please email rgclothing.bank@gmail.com or text 571-274-7901.
Supporting our Healthcare Workers
The Mission Team of First Presbyterian has organized special collections to purchase meals for Virginia Hospital Center staff. On December 28, 2020, our Mission team made their third delivery of meals to thank VHC staff for their work during Covid-19. If you wish to contribute to feeding medical workers, you may donate to Mission here.
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Friends of Urban Agriculture Plot Against Hunger

Come join your church friends for fun times in our gardens. Our awesome green space features the Memorial Garden, various other ornamental beds, and a Friends of Urban Agriculture Plot Against Hunger vegetable garden. Let us know if you are interested by contacting Louise Shutler (shutlerl@gmail.com) or Audrey Morris (agmorris1@yahoo.com).

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  • First Presbyterian has been preparing bagged meals for the homeless in Arlington in conjunction with Arlington Street People's Assistance Network for many years.

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Questions? Interested in teaching?  Contact Audrey Morris at ESLFPC@gmail.com

View classes held by other churches in our program at www.ESLIM.org
ESL Class

We offer English classes starting in September and January for 10 weeks. Students can study at the Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced level. All are welcome. Our next classes will be offered:

 

Note: Students can register for either the Monday-Thursday class, the Saturday class, or both.

 

We hope to hold in person classes starting in September. Registration will be available online starting August 23, 2021, and hopefully in person on Thursday, September 9. 

 

For more information contact eslfpc@gmail.com.

 

  • Monday and Thursday classes at 7:00 to 9:00 pm

    • First class: Monday, September 13

    • Last class: Thursday, November 18

    • Cost for full semester - $25

 

  • Saturday classes at 10 am to 12 noon

    • First class - Saturday, September 18

    • Last class - Saturday, November 20

    • Cost for full semester - $10

 

Register for Fall 2021 ESL Classes
  Online registration begins August 23, 2021
    
Pay online for ESL classes ($25 or $10)
  (below PayPal amount enter "ESL")

Just Coffee 
 
The idea behind Just Coffee is to address one of the root causes of labor migration from Mexico to the U.S. The business model is simple and optimizes profit for the growers. The coffee is harvested, cleaned, and prepared for shipping from the very southern tip of Mexico in Chiapas, to the far northern frontier of Mexico in Agua Prieta. In Agua Prieta the coffee is roasted, ground, and packaged in small, air-tight bags for crossing over into the U.S. and shipped to American customers.

Buying and drinking Just Coffee is one way that you can support Mexican farmers in their efforts to support themselves. If you are interested in purchasing Just Coffee, please contact Austin Wiehe at awiehe@verizon.net.

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Meals on Wheels
 
For almost 20 years, FPC has been the staging center for a special community service: Meals on Wheels, which is responsible for Monday through Friday delivery of meals to home-bound people. There are about 15 routes to cover; each route has about 8-10 deliveries to make and needs two people, one to drive and one to drop off the meal. That's 30 volunteers everyday for five days--150 people needed every week to keep this vital mission going. Volunteers come from community churches or are interested individuals; some business people even do this service on their lunch hour!

Right now, Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers. Come on, you retired folks, people who are not working, and even people who work but could take their lunchtime once a month to perform this vital service. Who knows? We who are mobile today may need this service in the future. Be an angel and volunteer once a month, twice a month, or even once a week. Whatever you can do, you will find it rewarding.

We gather at the church at 11 am when the meals are delivered here by truck. We then take our particular route's meals, put them in our cars, and drive off to deliver them. Generally we finish our routes between noon and 1 pm.

If you can help, please call 703-522-0811, email info@mealsonwheelsarlington.org, or click http://mealsonwheelsarlington.com/volunteer.html.