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

weekly sermons

worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

SUNDAY - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

August 24, 2014

Sermon Title:Naming What Has Been; Claiming What Is To Be"
Text: Isaiah 51:1-6

Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching

Scriptures

 

Isaiah 51:1-6

Psalm 124

Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 16:13-20

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

Prelude:

"Pastorale"
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)

Introit:

"To the Members of Christ's Body"
Peter Cutts (1969)

Gradual:

"Jubilate Deo"
Erik Routley (1917-1987)

The Chancel Choir

Offertory:

"Improvisation on a Gregorian Theme"
Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Postlude:

"Sortie"
Noel Rawsthorne (B. 1929)

 


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