July 4th Weekend 2016 Schedule Changes

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As noted on the church calendar, we are making the following adjustments to celebrate the holiday weekend:

  • There will be NO Friday Night music on Friday July 1, 2016
  • There will be NO Monday Yoga on Monday, July 4, 2016
  • There will be NO Ladies Alive on Monday, July 4, 2016
  • We WILL gather together on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the usual times:
    • 9:30am Sunday School & 11:00am Worship
  • Dr. Michael Catlett will deliver the message & we will celebrate communion

Virginia Alderson Scholarship

This scholarship is available for members of the Church at Clarendon who are attending accredited colleges and universities. Miss Alderson, who began her career as a mathematics teacher in central Virginia, joined the church when she moved to Arlington in 1940. She was a lifelong leader in “young people’s” activities and led in establishing our “clothing center” and other ministries to ethnic groups. Selections for this scholarship are made through a  committee made up of members of our congregation, and the fund is administered by the Virginia Baptist Foundation. Applications are available in the church office. Complete applications are due back in May.

Food Fight 2016

NorthStar Church Network is partnering with Feed My Starving Children to pack 5,000,000 meals for hungry children around the world.  The event will be held Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA.  There is a need for 30,000 volunteers, and to raise $1 million dollars in financial support. For more information, please visit http://www.2016foodfight.com. If you would like to join the Prayer or Planning team, please contact Rachel Sparico, [email protected].

Sharing Easter: Gift Cards

We will once again be giving food gift certificates for those in our midst who are in need. If you would like to make a contribution to this, it may be put in the Sunday offering plate marked “Easter Food Certificates,” [there’s an envelope in your boxes of giving envelopes] or brought to the Church office. We would appreciate donations before Easter Sunday, March 27.  Thank you!  Contact Ellen Bartlett ([email protected]) if you have suggestions for someone who should get a gift certificate.

Vision Team

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


It is time to look to the future here at the Church of Clarendon.  Anyone interested is welcome to join the Vision Team, which will be journeying together through prayers, Scripture, and tough questions all to help us best articulate the identity and direction of our church.  By the end of April, we will have uncovered our church’s uniqueness, articulated our vision, and laid the groundwork for living out the vision in practical ways.  We want to have a vision that clearly reflects who we are and where we are going so we can invite guests to participate in this bigger picture, revive our excitement for Jesus’ mission here in Clarendon, and guide us as we decide where to invest our time and money.


Participating does require a commitment—attending the 8 meetings, spending time praying and in the Scriptures, completing assigned homework, and seeking input from those who cannot attend.  The team is using a church visioning format provided by the book Church Unique by Will Mancini.  Interested or have questions?  Contact Michele Longo at [email protected].  We have items to distribute before the first class, so please be sure to get on the list if you are planning on attending.


Meeting dates are all Saturday mornings from 9am to noon at the church.

January 16

January 30

February 13

February 27

March 12

April 2 (skipped a week because of Easter)

April 16

April 30