601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, 
to the breaking of bread and to prayer."  (Acts 2:42)


First Presbyterian Church creates and sponsors various activities for members, their guests, and visitors to enhance each person's individual faith journey.

After every Sunday worship service, we gather for fellowship with coffee and light snacks after 8:30 a.m. in the Parlor, and after the 11:30 a.m. worship service in the Yount Social Hall directly below the Sanctuary. Here, our visitors have the opportunity to meet and enjoy social time with church members each week. Members welcome this time to meet visitors and reconnect with established friendships within the congregation. The Quarterlife Group (young adults) occasionally gathers at a local eatery for fellowship after church.

Throughout the week, the church hosts many other opportunities for fellowship: the Men's Covenant Group (Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. in the Parlor), and various church teams and groups gather to plan upcoming activities. Members of Session (the church's governing body) enjoy fellowship at monthly meetings to conduct the business of the church. Small groups like the Church Ladies Book Club meet at different homes on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Through active involvement in the myriad Mission activities sponsored by the church, members and friends find both fellowship and the opportunity to be of service to those in need.

IMG 0638-323-800-600-80Congregational Life team organizes potluck meals after the 11:00 a.m. worship on each Palm Sunday, the Summer Picnic and on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. In addition to enjoying the company of others while dining, you might also enjoy helping with set up and clean up.

Other activities have included: hikes, summer softball games, trips to the Nationals Baseball games, the FPC NCAA Basketball Bracketology Madness, caroling at Christmas, movie nights, and small group dinners.


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Join us for worship on Sundays at 8:30am with weekly Communion, and 11am with Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Handbells, and Communion on the first Sunday of the month. 

WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Are you interested in learning more about First Church? Check out our Visitor FAQs or contact the church office.

YOU'RE INVITED to become a member of First Presbyterian Church on the second Sunday of the month. Learn more if you are interested in Belonging to FPC.

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Children's and Youth Ministry

Children’s and Youth Ministry

We are thrilled to welcome Cali Bronkema as our new Director of Children's and Youth Ministry! Cali will be with us beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Children's/Youth Choir will resume on Sunday, September 15 from 9:30am-10am upstairs in the Rally Room.

At First Church, we partner with families to guide and nurture children and youth, providing plenty of ways to encourage kids to know and follow Jesus Christ and be faithful members of his church. Learn how we approach spiritual development of children and youth.