Expressing God's Love, Engaging in God's Justice

Would you like to contribute to or help assemble care packages on December 3?

Care packages are sent each year to our members who are away at school.  If you can help assemble these packages (Tuesday, December 3, 10 a.m. at the Dewhursts’) and/or would like to contribute food items for the packages, please contact Miriam Dewhurst (703-560-0871  Suggestions of possible recipients are also very welcome.

Advent Devotional Booklet submissions are requested, by Nov 10

Advent Devotional Booklet contributors are being solicited.  Contact Miriam Dewhurst at Contributors are asked to write a short meditation related in some way to the lectionary texts for a particular day of the Advent season. These essays are printed in a booklet that is used in the church and beyond, and posted on the web site. Deadline for meditation submission is Sunday, November 10.

First Sunday FaithTalk, October 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Rev. Jessica Tate from NextChurch will lead the discussion. First Sunday FaithTalk gatherings are “come as you are” discussions in members’ homes. All you need to bring is an interest in faith, a willingness to discuss, and a desire for fellowship. For details or to add your name to the FaithTalk email list, contact Meg House,

Join us for a ‘BIG SING!’ October 2, 7-9 p.m.

with John Bell, hymn writer & social justice leader Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 – 9 pm Explore songs familiar and unfamiliar from around the world! What we sing shapes what we believe. For example, the image of Jesus as ‘gentle, meek and mild’ is a hangover from Victorian hymns. But song can tell the full story of Jesus – and inspire our…

Back to 2 services at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. on September 8 + Sunday School Begins at 10 a.m.

This Sunday we return to 2 worship services at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:00 a.m. Adults (including parents) should go directly to Peter Marshall Hall to hear the special program from McClendon Scholar in Residence Professor Jennifer Harvey. Gathering time for children and youth will be in room 511 with children, youth, and teachers only. 

Introducing Rev. Dr. Heather Shortlidge, NYAPC’s Transitional Pastor, Starting September 17, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Heather Shortlidge comes to us from First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, where she has served as the Associate Pastor for the past twelve years. For the past year and a half, the congregation has been in the midst of transition, figuring out a way forward after a long-term Head of Staff/Senior Pastor retired in May 2018. Heather served as…

Join us Saturday, September 7 at 10 am as we learn what steps we should take to address harm caused by racism.

Author of “Dear White Christians” joins us this Saturday! Dear Friends, There is a growing discussion among people of faith – and also among several people running for President – about what steps our country should take to address the harm that has been caused by our nation’s racism, especially as it was directed towards African-Americans. If you are interested in this topic,…