Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC) is located in the heart of a vibrant and changing community. Our range of activities includes, each described in detail below:
- Arlington Interfaith Council
- CROP Hunger Walks
- Local Mission and Outreach
- Meals on Wheels
- Overseas Mission Support
Arlington Interfaith Council
APC is a proud member of the Arlington Interfaith Council (AIC). This group of local religious congregations works together to meet urgent and ongoing human needs in our community.
Crop Hunger Walks
APC members regularly participate in the Arlington CROP Hunger Walks, which are designed to take a stand against hunger in our world and raise awareness and funds for international and local hunger-fighting. Members also grow or bake items for our summertime CROP Table. For more information, contact the church office.
Communities United in Prayer and Service (CUPS)
Just one month before Hurricane Katrina hit her home state of Louisiana , our former Director of Christian Education, Leigh Petersen returned to her hometown of Lafayette . Even before the wind subsided and the damage became known, Leigh heard God’s call to help those in need. There were – and still are – a lot of people in need. Leigh and her colleagues called their effort Communities United in Prayer and Service or CUPS, and APC continues to support this effort. For more information, contact the church office.
Local Mission and Outreach
As residents of Arlington, Northern Virginia, & the Washington Metropolitan area, we are acutely aware that many people in our area have special needs. APC provides financial support to local organizations working with those in our community who face homelessness, hunger, alcoholism or drug abuse, the need for medical care, illiteracy, and domestic violence. Examples of these organizations include:
- Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH)
- Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
- Arlington Free Clinic
- Arlingtonians Ministering to Emergency Needs (AMEN)
- Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
- Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (ASPAN)
- Community Residences
- Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM)
- Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County (OAR)
- Volunteers of America (VOA) Shelter
Meals on Wheels
APC members participate in the Arlington Meals on Wheels (MOW) program on the first and third Wednesday of each month (and an occasional Fridays). Our volunteers include retirees, people who volunteer during their lunch hour, and those whose work schedules permit them time during the middle of the day. Typically in pairs that include one driver and one "runner," we provide a hot noon-time meals, a cold supper, and human warmth to the homebound in Arlington. For more information or to volunteer, contact the church office.
Overseas Mission Support
APC provides financial support for the Fujii family, a Presbyterian missionary family in Thailand. Leith Fujii is an instructor in theology and evangelism at the Bangkok Institute of Theology (BIT) and his wife, Carol Fujii provides home-based ministry. Several APC members have become pen pals with Thai students at the BIT creating a meaningful link to these efforts taking place far from our front door.
APC is also developing a close relationship with the ministry efforts of Reverend Samuel Bissé of the Eseka Presbytery in Cameroon. Reverend Bissé oversees serveral prayer ministries, as well as heads an orphanage and agricultural training school within the Presbytery. Fifteen children under Reverend Bissé’s care were able to attend school for one year because of the financial assistance provided by APC in 2007.