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)  


 December 15 & 22, 2019 and January 5, 2020

   9:45 - 10:45 am,  Room 103 

The Adult Class will follow the seasons of Advent & Christmas through a variety of artistic expression.  Paintings or visual arts, music, and poetry will be used as ways to help give us an understanding of the "waiting" & clebration in this season.  Please join us any Sunday.    


   9:45 - 10:45 am,  Room 103 

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January 5 - The Christmas / Epiphany Story in Visual Arts; join us to learn about paintings of the season and their meanings

January 12 - Pastor Bryan leads his last class with us – on a topic of his choice; learn what he thinks is an important lesson for all of us

January 19 – Learn how the PCUSA is responding to important issues in public life with our guest leader, Rev. Jimmie Ray Hawkins, Director of the PCUSA Office of Public Witness 

January 26 – Learning with our Muslims neighbors – our guests will share their experiences & insights about their life in the US as Muslims, where Christianity is the majority religion


REFORMED INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONVOCATION         Saturday Morning, January 25, 2020

National Presbyterian Church,  4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC          8:30 Continental Breakfast, 9:00 - 11:30 Program

Christians and Public Life: How Can We Speak to a Frayed Society?

Dr. Cynthia Rigby

 W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

 This program is free.  To get more details and to register go to: www.reformedinstitute.org


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

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.