Sample HCT plans are on our Back To Church page.



2020 Arlington Summer Meetings

This summer we will be gathering in groups of about 10 to reflect and discuss both ministry in a pandemic and racial reconciliation. More details about how to sign up for these meetings will come out in the next few weeks.

Clergy will be expected to read two books (one from each topic) before they attend their summer meeting. We will be discussing what we learned, and how we may apply these learnings in our context.

CLERGY: Register for a summer cluster meeting using the buttons below.


Book Lists


Summer Cluster Meeting Registration

Cluster Meeting A

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Cluster Meeting B

Wednesday, July 15
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This meeting is full.

Cluster Meeting C

Thursday, July 23
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This meeting is full.

Cluster Meeting Z

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

NEW! This meeting has been added.

Cluster Meeting D

Monday, August 3
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please note the time has been changed.

Cluster Meeting E

Tuesday, August 4
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cluster Meeting F

Monday, August 10
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This meeting is full.

Lovingkindness Meditation.

Imagine yourself (whatever age you choose).

Then say these phrases:
May I be free from fear.
May I be blessed with peace.
May I be healthy and strong.
May I be blessed with love.

Then imagine someone you love and repeat the four phrases.

Then imagine someone you are in conflict with or that you view as an enemy and repeat the four phrases.

Sabbath Sunday Worship

Arlington District Churches can find the Sabbath Sunday Worship Service and pieces on our Sabbath Sunday page.

Arlington District Spiritual Director Grants

Learn more about the Arlington District Spiritual Director grant program.

Arlington District Clergy Association

Clergy Association Dues 2019-2020
Your annual dues ($35) offset the cost of speaker honoraria, hospitality, lunch when applicable and administrative expenses. Your cooperation in paying your dues promptly is much appreciated. Dues are payable to the Arlington District Clergy Association by October 30.


You can send a check to the Methodist Joint Account, ATTN: Joel Pollard, Business Manager, 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

You can also pay online here. PAY CLERGY DUES


Text Message Reminders

Today it is not uncommon to receive text message reminders from your doctor or your child’s school. The Arlington and Alexandria Districts will now offer text message reminders to clergy about Clergy Meetings and important events. You may opt-in to these reminders in the following ways:

Arlington District Clergy: text the number 81010 with the following message: @ARclergy OR use this link:

We will be using a free platform (Remind) to send these messages. While designed for schools, this is a platform that is free for nonprofits. When you use the instructions or links above you will be sent an automatic confirmation text asking if you are a Parent, Student, or Teacher. Please respond with P for parent.