As with any discipline in life, the more we practice, the more we get out of it.
The weekly practice of what Christians call "worship," is the spiritual discipline of coming together with others in our journey
On the First Sunday of every month, we celebrate Holy Communion. God's grace, offered through the bread and the cup, is for anyone and everyone who desires it. All are welcome to receive. First, second and third Sundays include a sermon preached by either one of the Co-Pastors or a guest preacher.
On Fourth Sundays we use table format for worship and the service is more participatory and interactive with or without a traditional sermon. Fourth Sundays might focus more on our external relationship with the world and on particular social justice concerns that move us to action and reflection. Or the service might focus on our relationship with each other as members of the body of Christ.
We find that people enjoy meeting each other after worship and enjoy a little food. We're blessed with a Cooking Team of Lily and Lenora. They make sure we have something to eat after church.
If you want to talk with others about any insights and reflections on the day's worship, grab some snacks and join the circle we are calling Happy Half Hour.
Our inspiring services are all grounded in God's Word. Different musical guests participate each week-- whether a jazz quartet, a blues band, a choral ensemble, outstanding vocalists or something different. We use our partnerships with DC's great musicians to praise God and bring worship alive every Sunday.
Godly Play--an intentional spiritual development program for children and youth--takes place on Sundays in a safe space downstairs with two trained adults.
You are invited to help us Build Rhythm Together for Christ's Love through Worship.
1st Sun--Feb 2--First Sunday with Communion. Rev. Brian preaching. Music by guitarist Yasmin Williams. "If only we could supplant gun violence in America with the beauty of Yasmin’s music.” - U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly--Also the Infant Baptism of Ever Grant Knupp.
2nd Sun--Feb. 9--Guest preacher, Rev. John Molina-Moore, (photo below) General Presbyter of National Capital Presbytery.
3rd Sun--Feb. 16-- Rev. Brian preaching. Music with Seasons of Love Ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.
4th Sun--Feb. 23-- Table Sunday with Rev. Ruth leading. Scott Ramminger Blues Band guest musicians. Annual Meeting of the Congregation follows worship.
Wednesday, Feb. 26-- Ash Wednesday
7:30-8am Prayer Service with Ritual of Ashes led by Rev. Ruth in the sanctuary.