SErvice and Mission

Clarendon Presbyterian Church is living its mission by engaging in a variety of community outreach programs. Contact Pastor Alice Tewell if you’d like to get involved or if you have ideas about new projects CPC should pursue.

Click here for Advent beyond Sunday mornings (scroll down after you click).  All are welcome! You need not attend worship to particiapte in these community centered offerings. 

  • LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion

    We are a proud member of More Light PresbyteriansWe partner with IMPACTO LGBT by providing friendship, support, financial assistance, and free meeting space.  Impacto LBGT fosters leadership in the LatinX LGBT  community of Northern Virginia to enhance its quality of life. We offer offer free rehearsal space to GenOUT, the Washington, D.C. area’s only vocal ensemble for LGBTQ+ and allied youth. Learn more about getting involved.

  • We support our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness by hosting monthly drive-thru food and toiletry collections on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  We have been going strong since June of 2020 collecting most needed items for two shelters in Arlington – Bridges to Independence in Clarendon, and New Hope Housing in South Arlington. We also support both shelters through a variety of other activities during the year. Contact us to volunteer.

  • What began as a few vegetable plants has expanded into a robust initiative to help address food insecurity in our local community. Each year, our garden harvests hundreds of pounds of vegetables for our neighbors. CPC members also volunteer at AFAC distributing food to clients. E-mail to sign up.  As of August 2022, so far we have harvested 223 lbs of veggies for our neighbors! 

  • V.O.i.C.E. 

    VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) is committed to bringing people together across religious, racial, ethnic, economic and political party affiliations to build a stronger Northern Virginia. We are active on the affordable housing ousing team and behavioral health (mental health team).  We would love for you to join us in this community organizing work.

  • Supporting our senior neighbors

    Throughout the year, we plan and participate in a variety of activities to help enhance the lives of residents at Culpepper Gardens, a senior affordable living community in Arlington.  

  • Naturalization Workshops

    We partner with Hogar Immigrant Services and Catholic Charities to use our sanctuary and other spaces in our church to host periodic Naturalization Workshops. Nearly half of CPC members volunteer to staff the workshops and help legal immigrants complete an extensive application process toward becoming U.S. citizens. (At this time, immigration workshops are postponed.)