Our Mission, Vision, and Values
While we maintain a steadfast commitment to the historic Baptist principles of individual freedom, congregational autonomy, and religious liberty, our tradition of hospitality has brought us members from a variety of Christian denominations, and resulted in an increasingly ecumenical perspective. In addition, the diversity of the city of Washington is reflected in our congregation: we come from different places, different cultures, and different traditions. What unites us is our shared commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. It is in joyful obedience to Christ that we affirm:
Our Mission is to love and worship God, to love and serve others, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision is to be a church in which every member is engaged in ministry that impacts the neighborhood, the city, the nation, and the world.
Our Values are:
- The compassion of Christ, which moves us to feel with others in their joy or sorrow and to act on their behalf.
- The diversity of our congregation as it represents God’s wholeness.
- The hospitality of the church, as we welcome all people in the name of Jesus, and welcome as members all who call Him Lord.
- The pilgrimage of Christian formation, as we seek to follow the way of Jesus and teach others to walk in that way.
- The beauty, reverence, and excellence of the worship we offer to God and the place in which we do it.
—Adopted by the Congregation on January 6, 2008
CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Valet parking service is available at the "O" Street entrance to the Education Building and at the garage ramp
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
this week in worship
17th Sunday After Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
October 5, 2014
Sermon Title: "What Does God Owe Us?"
Texts: Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 21:42-43
Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching
Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster
"Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!"
Text by Fred Gramann
Deborah Miller, Soprano
The Chancel Choir
"The Heavens Declare God's Glory (Psalm 19)