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, March 5.

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

Featured Events

Delving into Spiritual Direction and Contemplative Practice with Therese Taylor-Stinson
March 3 at
7:00 pm
In the second class in this four-class series, we will experience the contemplative practice of group spiritual direction. In our next class, we will experience the practice of centering prayer.   Our last session will be a sharing of our experiences and insights, and a time of questions and answers. Please join us for one or all four classes. 

Go to Zoom or dial +1 301 715 8592 with Meeting ID: 896 3988 4919

Finding Faith Through Creativity
National Capital Presbytery High School Youth Retreat
March 5, 7-9 pm; March 6, 10 am – noon
An opportunity to connect with God and the ways God is creating all around us, the time will be an invitation to join in that creation work and explore your own creativity.  Led by Emilee Snyder, a friend and colleague of Pastor Rachel.

More information here. NYAPC will cover the registration fee, and Helen Anthony will join any youth, 9th grade and up, who want to participate. To join, email Helen at

Breaking, Blessing, Building: A Call for the Common Good. 
Friday – Sunday, March 5-7
NEXT Church’s annual gathering is free this year. Take a look at the schedule and join in workshops and worship with other congregations nationwide. 

Schedule and registration here.

First Sunday FaithTalk
Mar. 7, 5:00 pm
What does Lent mean for you this year? We’ll talk about what this season is like during a pandemic that has meant so much loss. Led by Tamara Saltman and Meg House. First Sunday FaithTalk is a “come as you are” gathering. All you need to bring is a willingness to share and to listen.

RSVP for the Link.

Link to Rev. James Lawson
Recording Now Available
“Where vision flourishes, the people prosper.”
Thank you to Rev. James Lawson for his New Years Message to America last week. Sexism, racism, violence, and plantation capitalism have prevented our nation from living up to its founding values, said Lawson. “What the world needs now is nonviolent campaigns that make what what we did in the 20th century look pale in comparison.” You can see his recorded presentation here – feel free to share widely.