Church of the Covenant
...is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA a protestant denomination in the United States with deep roots in the Reformation of the church in Europe. The year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Europe, which can be dated from the year 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the chapel church in Wittenburg, Germany. Around the world many churches are commemorating the Reformation anniversary by special conferences, events, and worship.
Why is it called Church of the Covenant?
What is the meaning of the word COVENANT? It is a solemn agreement in the Bible, the agreement between God and humans, referred to over and over again in both the Old and New Testament. This COVENANT is referred to as eternal—forever, unending, God and humans in relationship with each other. Even when humans fall short of their end of the promises, God’s promises in the Covenant are never broken.
To illustrate and accentuate this theme, the “ribbon” windows in the sanctuary (main worship room) of the Church of the Covenant were designed by the Willet Stained Glass Studios to depict Covenants in the Old and New Testaments.
When coming up the steps from the lower level parking lot, you will see a beautiful small garden on your right. This is the Memorial Garden where we honor loved ones who have passed away. Ashes of church members and their families are interred here, without urns.
This is a quiet place to remember and heal. There are no plaques... only memories.
The building of Church of the Covenant is home to two outside organizations - the Overlee Preschool and Arlington Neighborhood Villages.
Many other civic organizations and charitable purposes use the building for programs: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Garden clubs, Arlington Retired Teachers and other neighborhood groups.
If your group has a charitable purpose and would like to use the facilities of Church of the Covenant, inquire in the church office, 703-524-4115.