601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


At First Presyterian Church, the Board of Trustees is an active group of nine member volunteers who work to provide a welcoming, safe and inspiring physical environment in which members and visitors may worship God and serve the community.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the long term planning for the physical maintenance of the physical plant and grounds, and oversight of the day-to-day maintenance of the physical plan and the grounds of the church. In addition, they count the monies received from the congregation in the regular Sunday offerings and special offerings designated by the Session, working in cooperation with the Administration and Stewardship Teams and church financial officers to fulfill this responsibility. They also serve, along with other church officers, in the service of the Lord’s Supper.

Several times a year, the Board of Trustees hosts weekend events when volunteers of all ages bring their talents of groundskeeping, planting, pruning, cleaning and repairing to beautify the church building and grounds. For more information on volunteering with the Board of Trustees contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As Trustees we take our collective hats off to all the volunteers who showed up Saturday morning, April 21...THANK YOU!
We accomplished a lot in a short period of time:

  • The outside garage/storage area got cleaned up and organized.
  • The "peak" on the garage was scrapped and painted.
  • The trash bin area was filthy, with trash that missed the dumpsters and we cleaned it up and fixed part of the enclosure.
  • The front lightwell area, and the two lightwells on either side of the sanctuary were cleaned out and clogged drains were opened.
  • The kitchens, including cabinets in both the first floor and social hall were thoroughly cleaned.
  • The wall in "bell cave" storage area in the basement, which we previously (thank you Bill De Lanoy) repaired, was painted and is now ready to be organized.
  • Ceiling tiles that were water marked on the first floor and in the north stairwell were replaced.
  • We made a huge dent in clearing out books in the library to get ready for First Roots construction.
  • All the window blinds on the first floor and 2nd floor were cleaned.
  • The painting of the "accent" wall in room 103 was completed.
  • Chris Taylor worked some magic with the sanctuary shutters. (The 8:30 congregants will be able to see light, without being blinded by it!) 
  • And a slew of miscellaneous items, including cleaning the chandeliers in the narthex.

A special thanks to our wonderful Iglesia Cristiana Libertad Sin Fronteras tenants, who came in numbers with enthusiasm and skill!!


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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.