601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." (I Peter 4:10)

We encourage all to accept the call to service in any of the myriad opportunities available.

  • Pray for those listed in the weekly Sunday Worship bulletins.
  • Bring non-perishable food for collection by AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center).
  • Join the Mission Team or volunteer for a Mission Project: ESL classes, the A-SPAN (the Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network) Shelter, help with the A-SPAN Homeless Bagged Meals Program, buy "Just Coffee," or buy gifts at the annual Alternative Christmas Market.
  • Mission KY BoundVolunteer for a Mission Trip. Past mission teams have traveled to border ministries in Mexico and to Costa Rica. In 2013, one group went to Kentucky to provide help for families visiting relatives in prison, and the Youth participated in a peacekeeping trip to Ireland.
  • Meals on Wheels are distributed throughout Arlington County from First Presbyterian Church each day, and there is always need for drivers to volunteer one or more days a week on a rotating schedule.
  • Help out on a Mission Fund Raiser (options ranging from a car wash to a blue grass concert).
  • Participate in the annual CROP Walk (6.2 miles) and collect pledges to support international programs through Church World Services and AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center).
  • Buy "Just Coffee," and proceeds go to coffee raising families, enabling them to be self-supporting and enjoy a higher quality of life.
  • Join the Board of Deacons and reach out to members through care group coffee hours and luncheons; provide help for those with special needs; deliver chancel flowers to those who cannot attend Worship services; help prepare communion; organize caroling each Christmas; prepare receptions after memorial services and funerals.
  • Join the Board of Trustees who work to provide a welcoming, safe and inspiring physical environment in which members and visitors may worship God and serve the community. Offer your talents in groundskeeping, planting, pruning and repairing to beautify the church buildings and grounds.
  • Volunteer to set up and clean up for one of the annual Palm Sunday, Summer Picnic or Thanksgiving covered dish meals after morning worship.
  • Participate in Adult Spiritual Growth classes and activities, or lead one!
  • Become a teacher or aid with the Children's and Youth Ministries.
  • Consider how to share the fruits of your labor through pledged giving.


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Summer Worship

On Sundays beginning on June 2 and ending on September 1, there is a single worship service at 10 a.m. Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of these summer months.

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

Position Opening: Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry

The Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry is the staff person primarily responsible for the Christian education and worship experience of children and youth from birth through 12th grade. The Director will report to the Pastor as a supervisor and to the Children’s and Youth Ministry Team (CYMT) for programs.  The position is a full-time (exempt) salaried position. For the complete job description please see FPCA_DCYM_June_2019.pdf.

Take a few moments to check out a PHOTO SLIDESHOW of the Summer 2014 Youth and Middle School Mission Trip. Five middle and high school girls were ready for a mission adventure. The experience depended their faith, broadened their perspective as compared to their own lives, opened their hearts and the girls were inspired by volunteers that were committed to making a difference.

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 at Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry.