for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

– Matthew 25:35-36

At the heart of our faith here at Arlington Presbyterian is God’s power that continues to speak and transform us. Jesus’ ways of caring for the poor and hurting call us to serve our neighborhood here in South Arlington and beyond. We listen and build relationships with our neighbors to know how to be in service to one another. We are engaged in acts of love and compassion on an on-going basis, including with our partners below.


VOICE is a non-partisan coalition of almost 50 faith and civic communities in Northern Virginia, including Arlington County. VOICE organizes people across the spectrum to take action on key issues in our community, specifically affordable housing, access to health care and immigrant rights.

Kitchen of Purpose

Kitchen of Purpose uses innovative approaches to food as an agent for social change to solve social issues such as hunger, unemployment, environmental degradation, and debilitating diseases. Through their bilingual training program, KOP creates meals for non-profits and low-income families in Northern Virginia.

Gilliam Place

Gilliam Place apartments represents the multi-year process and partnership with the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to provide 173 units of affordable housing to our community. As partners in mission, we continue to support this new community as we return to make our home in their ground floor retail and offer our garden for urban respite.
Local and Global Mission
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
  • Arlington Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
  • Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (ASPAN)
  • ASPIRE! After School Learning
  • Black Heritage Museum
  • Eseka Presbytery, Cameroon
  • More Light Presbyterians
  • Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County (OAR)
  • Volunteers of America (VOA) Shelter