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How you can serve others at First Presbyterian...

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

We offer 10 weeks of English classes starting each September and January. Students can study at the Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced level. All are welcome.  Students can register for either Monday-Thursday classes, Saturday classes, or both.

Most Fall 2024 classes will be in person at First Presbyterian Church. In person classes require the full series of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Fall 2024 semester classes will be held as follows:

  • In person registration (preferred) is September 12, 7-9 pm at the church. This includes class level testing.

  • Online registration and payment will be available on this website page beginning on August 30, 2024.

  • Monday and Thursday classes, 7-9 pm, September 16 to November 21. Cost is $20 for the semester. (All these classes are in person.)

  • Saturday classes, 10 am - noon, September 21 to November 23. Cost is $10 for the semester.​  (Intermediate & Advanced are on Zoom, requiring a computer or smartphone.)

  • Monday and Thursday class, plus Saturday class, $25 total.

Questions? Interested in teaching?  Contact Audrey Morris at ESLFPC@gmail.com

View classes held by other churches in our program at www.ESLIM.org
Donate Food to Arlington Food Assistance Network

Over 2,450 families are going to AFAC each week to help keep food on their household table. This year, with inflation and rising rents, those struggling with food security in our community are having a hard time. Please bring extra food for AFAC on communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month). Most needed items remain low-salt, low-sugar canned soups, vegetables, beans, tuna, tomatoes, cereal, and peanut butter (in plastic jars). 

Help Hungry Neighbors with Local Food Distributions

Pastor Billy helps with food distribution at The Carlin and

The Springs on Thursdays. If you are available to help

with food distribution then, email him at 

billy@fpcarlington.org.

Friends of Urban Agriculture Plot Against Hunger

Come join your church friends for fun times in our

gardens. Our awesome green space features the Memorial Garden, various other ornamental beds, and a Friends of Urban Agriculture Plot Against Hunger vegetable garden. Let us know if you are interested by contacting Audrey Morris (agmorris1@yahoo.com).

Meals on Wheels
 
For almost 20 years, FPC has been the staging center for a special community service: Meals on Wheels, which is responsible for Monday through Friday delivery of meals to home-bound people. There are about 15 routes to cover; each route has about 8-10 deliveries to make and needs two people, one to drive and one to drop off the meal. That's 30 volunteers everyday for five days--150 people needed every week to keep this vital mission going. Volunteers come from community churches or are interested individuals; some business people even do this service on their lunch hour!

Right now, Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers. Come on, you retired folks, people who are not working, and even people who work but could take their lunchtime once a month to perform this vital service. Who knows? We who are mobile today may need this service in the future. Be an angel and volunteer once a month, twice a month, or even once a week. Whatever you can do, you will find it rewarding.

We gather at the church at 11 am when the meals are delivered here by truck. We then take our particular route's meals, put them in our cars, and drive off to deliver them. Generally we finish our routes between noon and 1 pm.

If you can help, please call 703-522-0811, email info@mealsonwheelsarlington.org, or click http://mealsonwheelsarlington.com/volunteer.html.

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