Arlington Church of the Brethren is the peace church in your neighborhood. We welcome ALL people without discrimination, opening our doors to people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religious background. We enjoy trying a variety of worship styles that includes diverse voices. We place great importance on serving our community and speaking up and praying for people across the world who are oppressed or vulnerable.
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Our building is located at:
300 North Montague Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Contact the church anytime on the office mobile: (571) 243-5344 or by email acob[at]arlingtoncob[dot]org.
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Exploring Scripture with art as we worship.
An all-church annual retreat was a spiritual exploration of healing the divide.
ACoB stands with victims of domestic violence by standing together in purple for Doorways’ (Arlington’s local shelter for Women and Families) #PurpleOut.
ACoB’s creative drama group brings Scripture to life.
Always a treat when our bell choir plays during worship.
One World Communion Sunday, we broke many types of bread in communion of the body of Christ. Injera, pita, naan, rice crackers, torilla, corn bread, pumpernickle and wheat symbolized the many different peoples within the family of God: people who long to be united as one humanity.
A prayer after the message for children at heart.
Ain’t no ice cream social like a Brethren ice cream social!
We recently gathered together after church to bag oatmeal for our neighbors in need. Many helping hands worked together to bag 300 pounds in under an hour!
With many out of town and so much violence in our world, our young adults decided to stand with #BlackLivesMatter at the DOJ in lieu of one of their monthly meet ups.
Each year our denomination holds an annual conference to make business and polity decisions with a delegate from each congregation. Each year we send off our delegate with a prayer.
Sometimes things happen in life that are puzzling. We can’t figure them out because they are hard to understand, especially if we can only see one part of the puzzle. but if we take time, and don’t get too frustrated, and get some help from our friends, we might just solve the puzzle. In a recent Children’s Church during the Sunday service, we thanked God for friends who help us when we have a puzzle.
Each year we gather in worship with the congregations that share our building. The service is conducted in our three different languages: Khmer, Spanish and English, and we let the Holy Spirit do the translating. Afterwards, we share in a potluck picnic to get to know each other across cultures.
Everyone is always welcome at ACoB!
We kicked off our annual (rained in) Outdoor Sunday with Creation Jeopardy for our monthly, intergenerational, all-church Big Sunday School…we make traditions and we have fun!
A Children’s Church lesson focused on the effects of our actions with big dominoes to illustrate!
For Mother’s Day, we had a special Sunday School class to learn about how Doorways for Women and Families is transforming the lives of families facing homelessness and suffering abuse in our community.
Ralph plays music as we gather for Sunday worship.
Our head usher helps the children collect the offering each week.
Our children’s Sunday School class learned about the Good Samaritan …and brought the lesson to life by making care packages!
How many Brethren does it take to change a light bulb? Testing the theory at our recent Church Work Day!
Often, our worship team gives us a chance to answer questions among ourselves during the service.
Once a month we gather after worship with refreshments to chat with each other. This month, we enjoyed s’mores!