601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


"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)  

For Now ... Virtual Classes 

Global Perspectives Group

Tuesdays at 2 pm - Fall of 2020 - Ongoing 

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 Globemember 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 e-mail.  

 The Canticles of Christmas

Adult Advent Series

Sunday Mornings from Nov 29 thru Dec 20, 2020 at 9:45 am

This Advent Season we will explore the Canticles of Christmas from the Gospel of Luke. Pastor Caroline will lead us during the four Sundays of Advent as we prepare for the coming of the Christ child. The four Canticles (or songs) are:

   Advent Music Notes                     The Song of Zechariah – the Benedictus

                        The Song of Mary – the Magnificat

                        The Song of the Angels – the Gloria

                        The Song of Simeon – the Nunc Dimittis

Some of these passages form the lyrics to hymns or oratorios of the Advent and Christmas season. Please join us as we learn and discuss the meanings of these passages and how they speak to us in the Advent Season. The Zoom Link and dial-in information will be in each Friday Weekly Word e-mail.


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 Coming January 10-31, 2021...

Adult Series on: Hell and Salvation

Sunday Mornings starting at 9:45 am

Join us as we examine our notions and assumptions about “Hell” (or eternal punishment) and our promise of salvation in Jesus Christ.    The Zoom link will be in the Friday Weekly Word e-mail.   


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

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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: www.reformedinstitute.org

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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. 

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Children's and Youth Ministry

Children’s and Youth Ministry

On the second Sunday of the month, bring in any and all loose change you have to go towards our Noisy Offering! The youth have selected 12 organizations that they would like this offering to benefit. In March, the donations will benefit the World Wildlife Fund.

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.