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.


    and Sandwich Making for those experiencing Homelessness

    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

    On the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month after church, we make PB&J sandwiches and lunches for guests at New Hope Housing.   Join us at 11:00 am.

    We also support both shelters through a variety of other activities during the year. Contact us to volunteer.

  • Plot Against Hunger Garden

    We support Friends of Urban Agriculture with our Plot Against Hunger Garden.  Garden seasons goes from April through October growing potatoes, greens, beans, turnips, cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs.  Each year, our garden harvests between 300-500 pounds of vegetables for our neighbors. We welcome donations for the garden as well as community support in watering and weeding.  

  • 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.


    To foster leadership in the LGBT Latino community of northern Virginia to enhance its quality of life. | Fomentar liderazgos en la comunidad LGBT Latina del norte de Virginia para mejorar su calidad de vida.  We support IMPACTO LGBT in their community work and in their journey to become a new worshipping community in the PCUSA.

  • LGBTQIA+ Support and Advocacy

    We are a proud member of More Light Presbyterians and seek to support local LGBTQIA+ advocate and support groups in Arlington.  We are proud to host a camp for kids over the summer and IMPACTO LGBT as a new worshipping community. 

  • Supporting our senior neighbors

    Throughout the year, we plan and participate in a variety of activities to help enhance the lives of seniors in Arlington.  Most recently, we have supported veterans with welcome home kits and have caroled 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.)

  • Anti-Racism Work

    We are committed to striving towards God's kin-dom on earth, which includes wrestling with the racism in our past as well as our present. We commit to continuing to work towards anti-racism through community organizing through VOICE, listening to and showing up to offerings by those are BIPOC,