Please join us on a Sunday morning for worship. As you will read below, we offer both English and Spanish language services, in which you can participate in-person or virtually. And of course, we have implemented pandemic-related precautions to help prevent exposure of our in-person worshippers to the COVID virus. We want our congregants and visitors to be able to worship safely and comfortably.
 

Spanish-Language Worship Service

Our Spanish-language worship service is Sunday mornings at 9am-10:15 in the main auditorium. If you want to visit virtually, please request the Zoom link.
 

English-Language Worship Service

Our English-language worship service is Sunday mornings at 11am-12:15 in the main auditorium. If you want to visit virtually, please request the Zoom link.
 

About Worship at ACOC

Our worship services are an encounter with God – a chance for us to offer ourselves, our praise, and our concerns to God, and an opportunity for God to be present among us, transforming us into God’s image.
 
During worship we are led in prayer and scripture readings and hear a sermon. At these assemblies, both men and women may read scripture and pray aloud. The congregation joins in acapella (no instruments) singing and responsive scripture readings. We take part in communion (also called The Lord’s Supper), a time when we eat unleavened bread and drink grape juice or wine as a way to remember the body and blood of Jesus. 
 
Other special occasions in worship include prayer requests, baptisms, commitments from new congregants joining our body of believers, and blessings for babies and their families. Our elders and ministers welcome the opportunity to listen and pray with you about your needs as well as answer any inquiries about our faith and our practices. Please reach out, either at the end of services, or via phone or email to set up a convenient time.

Pandemic Precautions

During this global pandemic, we are taking several precautions to help prevent exposure to and spread of the COVID virus.
  • We urge, but do not require, that attendees at in-person worship services be vaccinated.
  • The wearing of a facemask is strongly recommended during the entire time congregants are inside the Arlington Church of Christ facility (which we call the meetinghouse). You will find that with few or no exceptions, our congregants are wearing masks during in-person worship. Those who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask in the ACOC facility.
  • Seating in the sanctuary is socially distanced, with signage indicating where attendees may sit.
  • We provide individualized communion emblems for all attendees, though you are also welcome to bring your own.
  • We provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the meetinghouse.

Children

During our worship time, you will find a children’s activity bag for each child at the back of the auditorium.  These are designed to help our children engage directly with our worship. The packages are tied to the readings and sermon for the day and help our kids learn from their parents and others how to, and the value of, worship. We also have an attended nursery for children under 3 years old. One of our greeters will be happy to help you find the way.  
 

Other Stuff

Finally, here is some other information we’ve learned people are curious about before they visit.

  • We agree with Jesus when he said, “Do not worry about what you wear.” We are not concerned with how you dress when you visit. You will notice that our congregants dress in a variety of ways, some in their “Sunday best,” some as they do for work, and others in jeans. We do ask that all dress modestly. Please don’t dress to display your wealth or your body in such a way as it might distract fellow worshippers.
  • Many of our congregants arrive early and stay late to visit with one another, and we encourage you to do the same so that you can get to know us.
  • We also take up a weekly offering as an opportunity for our congregants to contribute to the financial needs and work of the congregation. However, we are not passing offering plates during the pandemic. Presently, congregants’ monetary gifts are submitted electronically or deposited in a small box we’ve set up in the sanctuary. We do not expect visitors to contribute to this offering.
  • You are free to sit anywhere you’d like when you come, though we ask that you adhere to our pandemic social distancing seating. We have seating available in the main sanctuary and a balcony upstairs.

If you have scrolled this far and still not found answers to your questions, please fill out our virtual visitor card and let us know how we can help. We know this page does not contain everything, nor is there room for all the information about who we are and what to expect, but we do want to do everything we can to help you enjoy and be comfortable for your visit with us.