Arlington Temple United Methodist Church began with a vision of becoming a “gathering place” for the Rosslyn community. As Rosslyn emerged as a business community in the 1970’s, the founders of Arlington Temple saw the community changing and envisioned themselves as both a church and a community center—reflecting the Old Testament concept of a temple. Arlington Temple opened its doors in 1971, and enjoys local fame as “the church over the gas station.”
Today Rosslyn is a place where people from all over the world come to live, work, play, and connect with God. Our small, diverse, and welcoming congregation reflects our neighborhood. On any given Sunday here, you might meet grad students, government workers, people experiencing homelessness, tourists, diplomats, and immigrants from around the world – just to give you an idea.
Our worship is what we sometimes call “informal traditional.” If you join us for worship on a Sunday morning at 10:30, you can expect to sing some hymns, pray together for our community and our world, and hear a sermon that connects God’s word in the Bible to our lives and world today. Dress up or come as you are – we’ll be glad to see you either way. Afterwards, join us for coffee and snacks and a time to get to know the people who make up our community. – and, if you want, stick around to sing with the choir.