Public Faith | 06.23.17

Public Faith: Learning to Think Critically, Engage Winsomely, and Share the Love of Jesus in a Pluralistic Society

Do you have a desire for those around you to know Jesus, yet you wrestle with how to communicate the Gospel in the midst of a culture that often makes fun of those who are religious? 

Come join us (and bring a friend) at the Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, 22201) on Friday, May 19, where Pastor of Urban Outreach, Steve Reed, will walk you through the following:

  • How to initiate the conversation in a disarming manner
  • How to overcome fears of sharing your faith
  • How to answer tough questions such as:
    • You may live by faith, but I base my positions on evidence. Why should I believe if you can’t prove God to me?
    • How can you say that good people are lost just because they don’t believe in Jesus?
    • I can’t believe in a God who allows so much suffering in the world
    • The Bible is historically unreliable and regressive, how can you seriously follow what it says in there?
  • How to apply the gospel to controversial issues of the day (ex. sex and gender issues)*


There will be a teaching section, a Q & A, and a time to pray by name for those in your life who don’t know Jesus. 

Please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

There will also be a casual hangout at a local spot afterward, for those who want to join. 

The event will begin at 7:00 pm sharp, in order respect everyone's time. Please email Steve Reed at if you want to attend but need to be late.

*The Public Faith Group will meet once a month, covering a different topic each time.


Member Gathering & Cook Out | 06.24.17

Everyone is invited to join us Saturday, June 24, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy great food and fun, and hear an update on what the Lord has been doing in our church.

  • WhereLyon Park (414 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201)
  • When: 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24
  • What to bring: A side dish or dessert to share! Portico will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, toppings and drinks.

Everyone is welcome – there is a playground on site. 

If you are interested in volunteering with set up and clean up email

Come on out and enjoy the fun!

Please be sure to register HERE if you are attending so we can make sure we have enough food!

Prayer & Worship Night | 06.30.17

Come join us for a Prayer and Worship Night, Friday, June 30th at 7:30 pm at the Portico Church Office.

We will spend our time together in prayer for our church and our city, as we ask God to prepare us to be ambassadors of God in all areas of our lives - from our work, to our relationships, to our church.

We will also spend time in worship, as we remember the grace of God in our lives in that he provides for and sustains us, and calls us into His magnificent work of building the church and transforming lives by the power of the Gospel.

All are welcome! Let us know you will be attending by registering HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Pastor of Worship + Leadership Jonny Reeve at

Work Day: Service with Community Residences | 07.08.17

Community Residences supports individuals in our community with disabilities by offering housing and other services, and they need volunteers to help keep their houses looking welcoming. 

Join us on Saturday July 8 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm! We'll do things like stain decks, paint, and do yardwork at one of their locations (3824 N. 13th Street, Arlington, VA 22201) and need a lot of hands. Free pizza will be available when we finish, and we'll invite some of the individuals who live in the house to eat with us to socialize and celebrate a job well done. 

Jesus came to serve, not to be served - let's express of the love of Christ through service together!

Feel free to invite friends/coworkers to join!

Please REGISTER HERE and if you have any additional questions please e-mail Local Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Walker, at for more information.

Newcomers' Lunch | 07.16.17

Do you want to get more connected to people at Portico? The Newcomers’ Lunch is a lunch that will occur directly after church.

It is hosted by some of our community group and other church leaders and will provide people who are visiting Portico or people who just want to get more involved in church life with a chance to meet and get to know those leaders.

No need to sign up, just congregate around the “Lunch?” sign in the lobby after church. Everyone is responsible for the price of his/her own meal, and the lunch spot will be a local eatery that is close by and determined by the leader.

If you have any additional questions or would like to volunteer to help host a lunch please contact Pastor of Spiritual Formation Nathan Wagner.

Serving Alongside AFAC | Summer Saturdays

Arlington Food Assistance Center has gardens all over Arlington County that produce thousands of pounds of fresh food for our neighbors who are hungry.

Help out any Saturday this summer from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with planting, weeding, and harvesting at one of these gardens located just down the street from H.B. Woodlawn at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA 22207)!

Kids are welcome and encouraged to help out.
Contact Local Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Walker, at with the date(s) you want to volunteer to get involved!