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"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)  

WINTER STUDY FOR ADULTS

"Instruments of Change"

Sundays Jan. 7 through April 15, 2018

From 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

in Room 103

ChangeIn this course we will discover where change is needed in our own lives and how we, as the body of Christ, can help others who are looking for change in their lives. Through this study, we will follow the example of Jesus in getting to know people and lovingly speaking truth to them. All are invited for this very practical study on being an instrument of change. 

 

ADULT LENTEN STUDY

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

 Tuesday Evenings from February 20 to March 27, 2018

 at 7:00 in The Parlor

Join other church members and friends during this Lenten season for a devotional study based on the book Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, by Tish Harrison Warren.  In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  This study is intended to help us look at the everyday stuff from a different angle and see the holiness and the Spirit in ways we might otherwise miss.  This is also a great way to get to know other church members in a small group.  Plan to attended during the Season of Lent.

 

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

FPC Website images clipart2In 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 already benefitted from some 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 their annual colloquy, an in-depth adult education opportunity on severals week-ends during the school year.  RI also offers shorter, 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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Children's and Youth Ministry

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.