601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


Welcome visitors, friends and members!

Worship is the center of our common Christian life. In worship we praise God and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed through word, music and action. We lift our communal concerns to God in prayer. We experience the grace of God in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. We respond to God by joyful and faithful service in our community and in the world.

Sunday Services

On Sundays during June, July, August and Labor Day weekend there is a single worship service at 10 a.m.  Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of these summer months.

From the second Sunday in September through the end of May, First Presbyterian Church worships at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Communion is celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. service every Sunday and the first Sunday of each month at the 11 a.m. service.

We extend a special invitation to visitors to please join us for refreshments and fellowship after Sunday services.  Following the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services (10 a.m. in summer), we gather in the Yount Social Hall – exit the back of the sanctuary and take the stairs down one flight or exit the front right to use the elevator.  We look forward to meeting you!

Baptisms for both adults and children of believers are scheduled in consultation with the pastor.

If you are interested in serving as Liturgist during worship service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*** Childcare is offered during all worship services. *** 

Please ask an usher for a large-print bulletin or personal hearing assistance.


Special Services for 2019

  • Ash Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 19 at 12:00 p.m (prayer stations) and 7:30 p.m.
  • Easter, April 21 at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m
  • Christmas Eve, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Regular Services on Other Sundays During the Liturgical Year
with a Special Focus

  • Advent – the beginning of the church year, starting 4 Sundays before Christmas (November and December)
  • Epiphany Sunday (January)
  • Baptism of the Lord (January)
  • Transfiguration Sunday (February)
  • Heritage Sunday (February)
  • Pentecost Sunday (June)
  • Trinity Sunday (June)
  • World Communion Sunday (October)
  • Reformation Sunday (October)
  • Reign of Christ – the end of the church year (November)

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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.