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
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
this week in worship
SUNDAY - Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
August 3, 2014
Sermon Title: "Wishing Onself Accursed"
Text: Romans 9:3
Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching
SCRIPTURESIsaiah 55:1-5Psalm 17:1-7, 15Romans 9:1-5Matthew 14:13-21
MUSIC Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster Prelude"He Who Will Suffer God to Guide Him"J. S. Bach (BWV 642). Introit"The Church of Christ in Every Age"Wareham
Gradual "Come, Holy Spirit"J. S. BachThe Chancel Choir
Offertory"Blessed Jesu, At Thy WordWe Are Gathered to Hear Thee"Liebster Jesu (BWV 731)
Postlude"Prelude in F Minor"J. S. Bach (BWV 534)