Serving the Homeless Alongside A-SPAN | Daily All Summer

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) maintains a homeless shelter in Courthouse (2020-A N, 14th St. Arlington, VA 22201) and has an ongoing need for volunteers to serve their clients breakfast or dinner. You could volunteer as a group or an individual once or once a week (or more!). 

  • Breakfast volunteering is 6:00 - 8:00 am daily.
  • Dinner volunteering is 5:30 - 7:30 pm daily.

E-mail Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Walker, at outreach@porticoarlington.org for more information and get connected.

Baptism Service | 07.30.17

Are you a follower of Christ and have yet to be baptized? Portico Church Arlington will be baptizing believers right after service at H-B Woodlawn Secondary School on Sunday, 07.30.17. 

Baptism is a powerful means of grace in the life of any believer. If you know Jesus and have never been baptized, please join us.

Please SIGN UP HERE to RSVP for baptism or to find out more information, please contact Lead Pastor Jason Conner.

 

Work Day: Service with Community Residences | 08.05.17

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 August 5 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm! We'll do things like stain decks, paint, and do yardwork at one of their locations (1422 N Fillmore St, 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 outreach@porticoarlington.org for more information.

Foundations | 08.11.17 - 08.12.17

About:

FOUNDATIONS is an introduction to the community, theology, and values of Portico Church Arlington. It’s a snapshot of what it means to be a member on mission with us. If you are new, FOUNDATIONS is a great place to connect with others.

Details:

How it works…FOUNDATIONS will take place over two days, beginning with a Friday evening session over dinner from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The evening will be an opportunity to engage with others over good food and hear from our leaders about the vision, values, and mission of our church.

The Saturday session will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Portico Church Office in Clarendon (3240 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA, 22201). The pastors and leaders of Portico will teach on how we live out the three identities we embody as disciples of Jesus: Worshippers, Family, and Missionaries. Attending both sessions serves as our pathway to membership. The Saturday session will include:

  • belonging to God: theology, beliefs and overview of the Gospel
  • belonging to each other: membership, community, service, and gifts
  • belonging on mission: local and global outreach

There will also be plenty of time for discussion.

For the Saturday session, a cost of $10 (per person) is required for materials.

If you would like to attend the Friday session or both, please SIGN UP HERE. Space is limited so register soon!

Please contact Director of Connection + Administration, Starr Parnell, with any additional questions.

ALL Leader Training | 08.26.17

God has given everyone a unique opportunity to lead in some capacity. Whether you are leading yourself, a small group, or an entire organization, God has placed a call on your life to lead with excellence and joy!

We want to see this excitement for leadership and service at Portico! This is why we host our All Leader Training, a twice a year event focused on training, equipping, and encouraging leaders of all kinds in our church and community.

The All Leader Training will be on Saturday, August 26, and will be held at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Ln, Arlington, VA 22207). This event is mandatory for all current Portico leaders (elders, deacons, CG leaders, DG leaders, team lead). This training is also for those interested in leading at Portico and want to get more information as to what that looks like. We encourage all to make plans to join us for a day of training, eating, celebration, and fun!

Bring the entire family. We have an environment scheduled and staffed for onsite childcare during the training times (9 am - 12 pm).

The main training sessions will be held between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and lunch will be provided from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Please REGISTER HERE to this event and let us know if you will be bringing any little ones.

Looking forward to a great day with you!

Questions? Contact Pastor of Worship + Leadership, Jonny Reeve at jreeve@porticoarlington.org.

 

Serving Alongside AFAC | Saturdays 07.01.17 - 08.26.17

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 (July 1 - August 26) 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 outreach@porticoarlington.org with the date(s) you want to volunteer to get involved!

Public Faith | 08.18.17

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, August 18, 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 sreed@porticoarlington.org 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.

 

Core Conversation: How to Read the Bible | 08.20.17

Are you confident in how to read, understand, and apply Scripture? Do you know how the Bible applies to present day? Join us as we learn how to engage God’s Word in everyday life.  

     Core Conversation: How to Read the Bible  
     Sunday, August 20
     1:00 to 2:30 pm
     Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201)

Let us know if you will be attending by registering HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Director of Connection + Administration Starr Parnell.

Core Conversations are one-day teaching sessions designed to engage, equip, and challenge us on issues of faith in a relaxed, interactive environment.

** This class is a requirement for Portico CG & DG Leaders **

PorticoKids Volunteer Training | 08.27.17

Join us Sunday, August 27 from 8:30 - 10:00 am for a PorticoKids Volunteer Training at HB Woodlawn in the Orchestra Room.

The training meeting is for those interested in children’s ministry and current volunteers. This training will include a review of the Portico Kids handbook to ensure everyone is current with our policies and safety procedures. Our time together will also further equip us to boldly share the gospel with the youngest generation.

Please register HERE if you are able to attend. Childcare and a light breakfast will be provided.

Please contact Portico Kids Director Sammy Dial at sdial@porticoarlington.org, if you have any questions.