We welcome those who would like to come among us.  Our welcome seeks
always to include others in our worship, work, fellowship, and affection.

Our Worship
Worship on Sunday mornings begins at 10:00.  A nursery is provided for children
and the children are welcomed within the service, ~ the choice  is the parents'
preference.  Members of the congregation share in the leadership of worship.  
The Chancel Choir enriches the experience of worship.  The Hand Bell Choir
frequently contributes.  We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper on the
first Sunday of each month, as well as on special occasions within the Church
calendar.

We worship on special occasions, most particularly during Advent, Christmas,
Lent and Easter.  Music is always a significant part of these special services.

For many of us, worship is the way we begin a new week.  The experience of
God's grace, the declaration that God is Lord of life, the understanding that God's
Word is a transforming experience ~ these are the emphases of our worship
services.  We are glad to experience these realities within the context of a
community.

Our Work
Within the congregation, we work enthusiastically to provide Christian education
for both children and adults.  We visit the ill and the home-confined, and we
offer an assistance to one another from prayer to providing transportation and
meals, from baby-sitting to the special privilege of listening to and sharing  
individual expressions of what it means to be alive and a child of God.

We go beyond this corner and we go beyond the membership of our church in
our expression of faith.  Our largest single ministry to the community beyond us
is our participation in the Parenting Partnership program in partnership with the
Social Service Department of Fairfax County.  Our volunteers and funds from our
benevolence budget makes this service to the community possible.

Along with nearly twenty other churches, we participate in and fund the
Annandale Community for Action (ACCA), a ministry of compassion and sharing
that helps citizens of the Annandale area when they need food, furniture,
medicine, fuel, emergency housing, and transportation to doctor's appointments.

Members of our church give of themselves to Bethany House, OAR, Christmas in
April, the Crop Walk, and leadership in Scouting activities.  Our buildings and
grounds are frequently used by organizations within the community.  Scouting
groups meet here regularly.  We serve as host for an AL-ANON chapter that
meets in our building each Saturday.  We are appreciative and delighted when
families from our neighborhood walk our lovely grounds or bring their children to
our walks and parking lot to play.

We give of our human and financial resources to our denominational ministries ~
serving on boards and committees; underwriting Campus Ministry, new church
development, foreign missions, theological education for future ministers, camp
experiences for youth.

Our Fellowship
Like people in most churches, we love to eat.  And we do that together
frequently.  Suppers, receptions, refreshments, lunches and brunches are
frequently included in the normal activities of this congregation.  And like most
churches, we think there is something resembling blessing attached to sharing
food with one another.  We even, in small groups, find ourselves gathering in the
homes of the congregation for the joy of eating and relating to one another.  We
meet each other for lunch, even breakfast.

We work together on projects like a Fall Festival, the fall and spring clean-up
days, special music presentations, Vacation Church School,  and the Session
Commissions that shape our ministry and programs.  Each occasion accomplishes
something, but we are convinced that the mutual shaping and sharing we
experience is the real value of our activities.

Our Affection
Many of us now share our lives and our days with one another in ways that go
beyond the programs and functions of this church.  But it was here that such
possibilities presented themselves.

In this special place we find ways to meet, ways to bond, ways to share interests
and concerns.  In all we do here we find such miracles as trust, mutuality,
accommodation, and freedom to be ourselves given and returned in such fashion
that we open up other arenas of our lives and invite companionship.

An Invitation
The members of The First Presbyterian Church of Annandale invite others to
know us.

Our pastor's study is open and he is glad to listen.

Our worship is enriched when others share the experience with us.

Our church office is open Monday through
Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m.
(closed Thursday)

Our special programs of music and worship are always accompanied by
invitations to the public.

Our building can be reserved for special meetings.

Our grounds are for the enjoyment of the neighborhood.

Welcome to this special place!
Welcome to FPCA