No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
women-in-leadership Celebrating Women’s Leadership.  First Church will focus worship on the contributions, gifts, and prophetic stance for justice and equality by women in church and society.  Come hear Nancy Withbroe preach.  The congregation will also have its Annual Congregational Meeting following worship. Read more...
womens-marchWill you be in DC for the Women’s March?  Join us at First Church on Saturday, January 21, with others to support the march for equality and to celebrate the strength of women in church and society.  First Church will be a launching pad for the day’s activities providing breakfast items and snack packs for walkers.  There will be a brief prayer service at 9:15 before the March.   See the national website at https://www.womensmarch.com/. Read more...
MLKSunday, January 15.  Please join us as the Children and Youth of First Church lead a service that celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  We continue to be inspired by Rev. Dr. King’s call for justice and vision for beloved community.  The children and youth will inspire us to bring forth how we live out Rev. Dr. King’s vision today, whether it is in our neighborhoods, our cities, our country or throughout the world. Read more...

2017

A sermon by Rev. James D. Ross II.  New Year’s Eve is one of those times when there is tremendous pressure to have a good time. And now that social media are ubiquitous, you can almost be sure that there will be video --or at least photographs -- of your experience. So even if you aren't enjoying yourself, you had darn sure better look as though you are.  That aside, I must also say this. I don't remember a time when I've heard so many people eager to close out one year and start another. 2016 was just too hard, they said. Read more...
surjSecond Sunday Offering, January 8.  The January Second Sunday Offering will be dedicated to two local organizations focused on racial justice work:  Black Lives Matter DC (BLM-DC) and Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), with 60 percent of proceeds going to BLM-DC and 40 percent to SURJ.  Black Lives Matter DC is a collective of organizers, activists, and artists in the District of Columbia who work to combat anti-blackness and racialized oppression.  SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) DC is a chapter of the national SURJ organization, which seeks to organize white people to dismantle white supremacy and support racial justice movements. Read more...
Break Away!  A 30-minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer, Wednesdays between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are welcome here for a time of silence, to sit with others and meditate. Read more...