Arlington Presbyterian Church is imagining a new way to be a faith community.
To live out God’s radical call to “love neighbor as your love yourself”, Arlington sold their building to make room for much-needed affordable housing on the Columbia Pike corridor of South Arlington. This vision came to be after intentionally listening to our neighbors. We walked around the neighborhood and talked with neighbors. We rode buses with an observant eye. We asked questions about our neighbors work and family life.
Now our old building is torn down, and Gilliam Place, the soon-be apartment building of 170 units of affordable housing and where Arlington will eventually reside, is under construction. In the process of all of this, we bought back two parcels of land behind the building to create a green space for us and our neighborhood.
Arlington is using this “in-between” time to imagine itself in new and creative ways. We worship in the chapel at Arlington United Methodist Church center located at 716 S. Glebe Road, just a few blocks from our future site at Gilliam Place.
Arlington is a faith community where all are welcome. Join us for worship at 11am on Sundays to share in of our work of welcome, nurture, service, and proclaim as we share in love that is the community of God.
Rev. Ashley Goff