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


Visit the Children and Youth page for  more information on children and youth programs or email Rev. Rachel Pacheco at

Recurring Events

Sunday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 9:15 am
Join others in a time of prayer for our community, the world, neighbors in need, and our own members and friends on our Care/Prayer list.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 646 558 8656 with meeting ID 772 350 9505 

Sunday Worship
Weekly at 10:00 am
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, worship is being conducted virtually. Grab some coffee, and join your community of faith for online worship, fellowship, and reflection.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 929-436-2866 with meeting ID 150 620 342

Tuesday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 8:00 am
A space to connect in liturgy and prayer with our faith community and leaders.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 229 424 538

Thursday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 8:00 am
A space to connect in liturgy and prayer with our faith community and leaders.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 553 049 565

Thursday Community Book Study
Weekly at 10:00 am
We will be discussing a current bestseller, Caste by Isabella Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.  Through vivid stories and careful research, she tells the painful story of America’s unspoken caste system which has stained our country from the beginning.  Finally she shows ways we can move beyond this destructive separation along racial lines, towards hope in our common humanity and compassion towards the stigmatized victims.  Her powerful story-telling leads us into the painful reality of Blacks living in America.  Join us by zoom on Thursdays at 10 am.  Hosted by Tom Dunlap and others.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 134 791 118

Parents Gathering
1st and 3rd Fridays at 8:30 pm
All parents are invited to join us as Kristin Ford will facilitate a time of sharing about how you are coping during this pandemic, as well as the tips, joys, and surprises you are discovering along the way. Our next gathering is Friday, February 5.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 813 2590 9225

Featured Events

Member Inquirers Class
Jan. 30, 1:00 pm
We invite you to join us for a New York Avenue Inquirers Class. We will use the class to share our journeys of faith, offer information on our church's programs and missions and try to answer any questions you have of us. If you know of someone interested in learning more about NYA and joining our community of faith, please invite them to attend. Please contact for details.

Christian Nationalism, White Supremacy, Rising Violence and Christian Theology? With Matthew D. Taylor
Jan 30, 4:30 pm
We are living through a moment of upheaval in Christian identity. What roles have Christian theology and the centuries-long heritage of Christians denigrating Jews and Muslims played in these violent acts? Beyond denouncing such abuses of Christian theology, what is our responsibility for facing and addressing these nationalist and Christian supremacist roots in our traditions? Matthew D. Taylor is the Protestant Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. 

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715- 8572 with meeting ID 854 4395 4209

Coffee Fellowship
Jan. 31, after worship
Plan to stay on Zoom after worship as we go into breakout rooms to catch up with one another!

Officer Ordination/Installation & Congregational Meeting
Feb. 7, after worship
Please come to a celebration of all we accomplished in 2020 and a look ahead to what we can do in 2021. We’ll ordain and install new officers during worship, then convene a congregational meeting to review the 2021 budget and more. The 2020 Annual Report will be available online before the meeting.

First Sunday FaithTalk
Feb. 7, 5:00 pm
Do you have a “go to” scripture for times of trouble? We’ll start by talking about the many ways we can encounter scripture, and then share the scriptures, prayers, poems, etc. that we’ve found most nourishing. First Sunday FaithTalk is a "come as you are" gathering. All you need to bring is a willingness to share and to listen.


McClendon Scholar Program with Rev. James Lawson
Feb. 10, 7:00 pm
This is the re-scheduled program with civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Due to technical problems, he was unable to present his scheduled Jan. 14 New Year’s Message for America. For the Feb. 10 program, civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette will join Rev. Lawson. Those who registered for Jan. 14 are automatically registered for Feb. 10. If you were not previously registered and would like to attend register here.

Heeding God's Call to Witness for the End to Gun Violence
Feb.14, 10:00 am
All are welcome at the monthly, hour-long witness in Fairfax, VA on Waples Mill Road off Route 66, the 14th of each month at 10 am (if the 14th falls on a Sunday, the time shifts to 2 pm). Please join us! To engage, please contact Anne Laroche.