We are so glad you are interested in Clarendon Presbyterian Church. We know that visiting a new church can be both exciting and a bit daunting. We are delighted that you are considering trying out our community of worship, service, and fellowship!
Everyone is welcome; we celebrate LGBTQIA+ persons and we hope to welcome people from every race, class, ethnic group, socio-ecnonomic group, ability, and those with faith and doubt.
Worship services are at 10 am on-line via Zoom and in person. The first Sunday of the month through the beginning of September 2022 are online only.
You can park in our lot (GPS address next door to 1308 North Irving Street Arlington VA 22201) or on the street. There is plenty of parking on Sundays.
Most people enter through the rainbow ramp door off of the parking lot. The doors labeled "church entrance" from our actual address 1305 North Jackson Street Arlington, VA 22201 are open as well.
What to wear/ bring: Wear whatever you'd like. Most people are seasonably casual.
Masks: As of Jan 2023, masking is REQUIRED for non-worship leaders as Arlington is in the "medium/yellow" zone for COVID community spread. When Arlington is in the "low/ green" community spread zone, masks are optional. Masks continue to be optional outside of Sunday morning. Outside of preK hours, please continue to mask in common areas like hallways. More here.
We start with music, followed by announcements, then some responsive prayers, scripture, a sermon based on a passage from the Bible with reflection on what is going on in the world, followed by prayers of the people, and then close. Music is woven throughout. Occasionally, the sermon is shorter with some group discussion. These discussion Sundays are announced on the front of our webpage. Worship is often followed by coffee and treat fellowship in the entrance way with all doors open for air-flow.
Children and Youth Ministry:
- Babies/ children/ teens are most welcome. We have a children's area on the side of the sanctuary and some great play spaces throughout the church (ask about the Purple Parlor and pink kitchen in Pastor Alice's office) and on the church playground.
- For those with young chidren, we especially invite you to Playground Church in the early evenings on the 3rd Sundays of the month from April-December. This is church designed especially for kids and parents where they can play, sing, reflect and grow in community!
- We encourage all our children and especially youth to get involved with our regular mission and service opportunities. Please let Pastor Alice know if you might be interested.
Bathrooms: We have all gender bathrooms; the one off of the sanctuary and ramp door are ADA accessible. There are many more restrooms (though not ADA accessible) throughout the church.
Questions?: Contact Pastor Alice (she/her) and she will answer your questions or direct you to one of our wonderful Deacons, Kristine (she/her) or Ron (he/ him)