upcoming service and engagement opportunities

Clarendon Presbyterian Church cares deeply about its community. We strive to be informed and engaged as we serve. Please find opportunities for engagement below, organized by issue area.

  • Hunger And Needs in our community

    Now through Feb. 27: Sign up to go to Richmond to advocate for just policies, through VOICE (Virginians Organized for Community Engagement). E-mail if you are interested in signing up.

    Sunday February 9, following worship: Bagging lunches for RPC Shelter.

    Sunday February 9, 3:30-5:30pm, VOICE Annual Meeting. Sign up here.

    Saturday March 7, 10am-2pm, Arlington Central Library. Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kick-Off. RSVP here.

    Saturday March 21, 8:30-11:30am at AFAC: Food Distribution. E-mail to sign up

  • LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion

    Tuesday January 28, 6:00pm at National Presbyterian Church in DC. CPC's overture that our denomination use data collection that includes non-binary gender options that will be presented for vote at the Presbytery meeting.

  • Dismantling Racism

    Lenten Anti-Racist Series

    All Sundays in March: Reading How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. E-mail to RSVP.

  • Immigration rights and inclusion

    Saturday, February 29: Hogar Naturalization Workshop

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), distributing food to clients.

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

Bridges to Independence, volunteering with our neighbors experiencing housing insecurity.

Culpepper Garden, leading activities at the senior affordable living program.

Justice and Peacekeeping activities (see below).

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

Pride March parade in D.C.

Virginia TIES: Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit: We are proud to be a Community Faith Voice supporting the Summit on October 19, 2019 In Richmond.

Volunteers of America's Residential Program Center (RPC) shelter.

Hosting and staffing Naturalization Workshops, with the Catholic Charities of Arlington Hogar 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 Blair Moorhead 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.