No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
you are welcome here.
A Weekend of Multicultural Music. It is our great pleasure to welcome C. Michael Hawn to First Church, DC for a rousing and wonderful weekend of global music and worship. Michael is a Professor of Music and Director of the Masters of Sacred Music Program at Perkins Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He is one of the leading consultants in global music and worship in the US today, an expert in cross-cultural worship and enlivening congregational song. Read more...
On October 22nd, youth will be participating in a day of service as they volunteer with Seabury Resources for the Aging in Place program. Seabury provides critical support to help older Washingtonians live in their homes. This program supports residents of Wards 4, 5, and 6 who are on a fixed income. Not only will we be helping with chores around their home and their yard, but we will also be studying the impact of gentrification on a city and the challenges facing older Americans. 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 new 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. Initial indicators are that the program will be a success. For more information, please contact Rev. James D. Ross II at JamesDRossII@gmail.com. Read more...
How are you preparing your mind and heart for the election this year? When we step into the voting booth on Tuesday, November 8, we will participate in what Reverend Jeremiah Rankin, the second pastor here at First Church (1869-1884), called the “Divinity of the Ballot.” The significance of the vote is an expression of faith and deep hope cast in the “interest of humanity, interest of a free nation.” Decades after Rankin, another famous member of First Congregational, President Calvin Coolidge (joining First Church in 1923), declared “The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such system of government is doomed” (April 19, 1926). Read more...
Solitude is time allotted to give ourselves a break from the busyness of life. It’s time for us to reconnect with God. And to reconnect with who we are, and who we are being called to be. In our modern lives, solitude can seem illusory, fleeting, or always the last thing on the endless list of things we need to get to. But without solitude, we prevent ourselves from reconnecting with God and reflecting upon who God is calling us to be in our lives. Solitude is also radical. It is a radical response to a society that is constantly demanding more of us – more time, more money, more energy. So instead of listening to these loud and conflicted pressures from society, let us set aside time to listen to God, alone. Read more...
Sunday Worship at 10:30amFree parking under the building (enter off 10th St.)
Childcare with skilled caretakers.
Downtown at 10th and G, NW
- UCC Board moves forward on amendments to constitution and bylaws October 25, 2016
- Vision of a just world underscores clearer UCC purpose, mission October 24, 2016
- UCC Board approves third straight balanced budget October 24, 2016
- General Synod preachers selected, registration opens Dec. 5 October 24, 2016
- 2017 General Synod exhibit hall spaces, optional dining events now available October 21, 2016
- Wisconsin Conference will host 2019 General Synod in Milwaukee October 21, 2016
- Commentary: The End is Nigh! (But it's not November 8th) October 20, 2016