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.


    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. Impacto LGBT has a full-time office on the lower level of the church. 

  • 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 IMPACTO LGBT as a new worshipping community.  We are also proud to provide space for LGBT groups including Equality Arlington.  Please be in touch with Pastor Alice if you would like to use space in the church.

  • 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 + substance abuse support).  We would love for you to join us in this community organizing work.

  • Support for

    for those experiencing Homelessness

    We support our neighbors at Bridges for Independence and New Hope Housing.  For New Hope Housing, we host a monthly get together at the shelter with food and fellowship. For Bridges to Independence, we seek to support their mission through pop up drives (coats, toiletries, food), gift cards, and other donations. 

    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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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, and through support of Indigenous-led initiatves.