In the Community

Be the hands and feet of Jesus for your neighbors

You can fight spiritual, emotional, and physical hunger in your community by being part of our Serve Team efforts, where we focus on making a difference for our neighbors through a variety of partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and giving efforts. See below for current and upcoming service efforts.

Giving donations to benefit local families through the link below will go to the Serve Team to meet immediate and ongoing needs for our neighbors. Or become part of the Serve Team and help organize these efforts!

Give to Local Families in Need  Become Part of the Serve Team


Our goal as a church is to provide an opportunity for everyone to serve others in the community once a month, with ongoing events and seasonal activities. We do this through partnerships with:

  • the parent liaisons at three local schools,
  • the Windy Hill Foundation/Shreveport Ridge Apartments
  • the Loudoun Homeless Shelter
  • other organizations (see below) organized by the Serve Team 

Recurring Efforts Throughout the Year

Gift Card Distribution
Gift cards are collected throughout the year and provided to the parent liaisons for distribution to their supported families. These gift cards are used for food, clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, gas, etc. throughout the year.  You can make a contribution directly to the church and indicate “Parent Liaison Giving Tree” or send gift cards to Carole Salgado. $25 denominations preferred.

Homeless Shelter Dinner
The 3rd  Sunday of each month, Arcola provides a lasagna dinner to the Homeless Shelter in Leesburg. If you would like to be a part of this effort, contact Gwen Hess.

Back-to-School Blessing Bags
In the summer we work with the parent liaisons to determine a specific back-to-school need for the children they support. It might be school supplies, a new pair of shoes, an outfit, or hygiene products. We collect donations and provide each child with something they need.

Christmas Angel Tree
Arcola manages an Angel Tree that is supported by our entire community. Each year the Angel Tree provides gifts for over 200 individuals from more than 50 families. Information about how to adopt someone, and what they need, is made available in early November, with gifts due
back in early December.

Other Ways to Serve

Arcola Church actively supports other missions throughout our community.

Children’s Ministry Supply Drives
Throughout the year our Children’s Ministry does various supply donation drives. Sometimes it is hairbrushes and toiletries, sometimes it is food-related, sometimes it’s underwear! If you have a child involved in our children’s ministry, look for an email from Anne Moriak with information on how you can help.

Dulles South Food Pantry
The Dulles South Food Pantry is a multi-faith emergency food pantry. They provide nutritious food, personal supplies and other services to those in need in Dulles South and the surrounding area. It is located in the Chapel at Arcola Church. Visit their web site to see how you can help: Dulles South Food Pantry

Gospel Justice Group
Justice is who God is. Since we are a people who profess his gospel, it should be who we are as well. Join us on the third Thursday of every month as we explore how we can spread God's justice in a world full of injustice. Visit our events page for upcoming meetings.