We invite you to join us for worship in our sanctuary each Sunday at 11 a.m. for a service that is a blend of traditional and contemporary. Music is provided by the entire range of our music ministries: organ, chancel choir, and praise band.
Worship and COVID-19
From the beginning of the COVID pandemic, our congregation placed a high value on protecting one another and our broader community from the virus. As such, we continue to have strong guidelines in place, including wearing masks when inside our buildings and maintaining six feet of separation between households in the sanctuary. You can read our complete guidelines below.
At present, children under the age of 12 are not able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This makes them a particularly vulnerable group. In keeping with our mission to protect the vulnerable, we are currently having very limited activities for children during our in-person services at this time. We are also currently not offering nursery care until we can ensure that we can do so safely for both the children and the volunteers and nursery workers. Check our church calendar or children’s ministry page for information about in-person events during the 11 o’clock hour.
How should I dress?
We welcome you to come as you are to worship. People wear everything from suits to blue jeans, although most people choose a modest “business casual” style of dress for worship. Summers are more casual—sometimes we even wear flip-flops!—but temperatures in our sanctuary sometimes vary widely so we encourage you to dress in layers.
Do I need to put something in the offering plate?
We encourage everyone to fill out an attendance card and put it in the offering plate because your presence in worship is a gift that you offer to God and to the gathered community. Most of our active members give financial gifts as well, but we do not expect visitors to contribute financially unless you are so moved.
Sunday worship is at 8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. From the I-495 Beltway, take Exit 31 – Georgia Ave (MD-97), south toward Silver Spring. The church is 1 mile south on the right. Turn right onto Ballard St. and then into the parking lot. From Washington, D.C., take Georgia Ave north, through downtown Silver Spring. The church is half a mile north of the intersection between Colesville Rd. (MD-29) and Georgia Ave. Turn left onto Ballard St. and then into the parking lot.
From the Metro: Take the red line to Silver Spring station. Use the north exit to exit the station. Walk north along Colesville Rd., toward the AFI Movie Theater and the tall Discovery Channel building (though they will be on the other side of Colesville Rd.). When you reach Georgia Ave, turn left and walk north along Georgia (there will be trees in the median of the road) 0.5 miles until you reach the church on the left.
From Buses: Most buses deposit at or near the Discovery Channel building. Make your may north along Colesville Rd. or Georgia Ave. until you reach their intersection. Then walk north on Georgia (there will be trees in the median of the road) 0.5 miles until you reach the church on the left.
We welcome you to worship with us any Sunday morning!