serving others

One way CPC lives its mission is by engaging in a variety of community outreach programs, like these:

AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center), serving meals to clients.

A-SPAN (Ending Homelessness in Arlington County), preparing and distributing bag meals.

Plot Against Hunger, planting and maintaining raised garden beds producing 650 pounds of vegetables for AFAC.

Justice and Peacekeeping activities (see below).

Rebuilding Together, restoring the interiors and exteriors of homes of local residents in need.

People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, serving as public witnesses at the Arlington County courthouse.

Pride March parade in D.C.

Hosting and staffing Naturalization Workshops, with the Catholic Charities of Arlington Hogart Immigration Services, to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.

Sponsoring a wide variety of annual fund-raising drives, collections, and other special offerings throughout the year.

Contact Beth Trent if you’d like to get involved or if you have ideas about new projects CPC should pursue.

Justice and Peacekeeping

Our commitment to be disciples of Jesus calls us to, in the words of the prophet Micah, “do justice,” and, in Jesus’ words, be peacemakers. We are called to witness in the church and in the public square. Clarendon has been a prophetic voice in the church for many years seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the  Presbyterian Church.

We have taken that same commitment into the public
square working for marriage equality and supporting the work of People of Faith for Equality Virginia. We have also supported the work of Christian Peace Witness for Iraq in public witness for peace.

Our commitments have also led us to work and witness for
at-risk children and youth, for the empowerment of women, and in support of local affordable housing initiatives among other social justice concerns. Contact David Ensign with questions or concerns.