No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
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Please join First Church for a joyful Christmas Eve!  This year, our community will have two beautiful and spirit-filled services to celebrate the birth of Christ. At 10:30 AM, we will have a service of familiar Christmas carols and lessons, as we continue our season of waiting.  At 5:30 PM, we will have our beautiful candle-lit Christmas Eve Service - "Light of Emmanuel - God is with us." A Christmas eve service at the manger with candlelight, carols, sharing and readings! All are welcome! Read more...
Pergolisi’s Magnificat, December 17 at 10:30 AM. First Church Choir will present two choral works by the Italian Baroque composer, Giovanni Batista Pergolesi (1710-1736).  The first work, "Magnificat," is a setting of the scriptural account of Mary's reaction to the angel Gabriel announcing her conception. The second shorter work, "Gloria," is a joyous setting of the angel's song over Bethlehem, heralding the birth of the Christ child.  Read more...
December 17 following worship.  Please join us for our traditional sharing nurture as we reflect upon the spiritual discipline of ‘waiting and working.’  What does that mean in our lives in 2017 in Washington, DC?  What are we waiting for? How do we sustain hope and strength during the ‘in-between’? Read more...
We are seeking a Senior Pastor. If you are interested or know someone who is, the congregational profile is available here. We are striving to attract the widest possible pool of candidates. To apply, an interested candidate would go through the process of the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC. The position posting on the UCC Ministry Opportunities website is available here. Read more...
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30 minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer.  Wednesdays  between 12:15 and 12:45, a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are invited to give yourself 30 minutes once a week for meditation, silence, and prayer.  Read more...
First Church is bringing hope and help to homeless youth and other youth in need of services in the downtown area through a weekly drop-in center that we are operating in partnership with Sasha Bruce Youthwork and the Downtown Business Improvement District.  The drop-in center continues the First Church legacy of engaging directly with our community and working to address issues of homelessness.  Read more...