Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

How to describe FBC members

Our membership is drawn from across the National Capital Region.  Many of our active members  reside in the Dupont and Logan neighborhoods.  We represent all identity groups and walks of life, and all are welcome to full participation in the life of our congregation.

How are FBC members involved in the community?

In recent years, FBC members have served as volunteers at various community institutions and organizations, such as Ross Elementary School, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, the Urban Neighborhoods Alliance, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Emmaus Services for the Aging, and with many other organizations that serve our neighborhood and the wider city.

Do I have to be a member to participate in ministry and fellowship activities?

No, all are welcome!  While we hope that you will become a member of the FBC family, friends and visitors are  welcome to fellowship and serve with us.

Can I have my wedding at First Baptist?

Yes.  Please click here to review the church's policy for weddings.  Non-members are encouraged to contact the church administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202.387.2206 ext. 245, for additional information.

How convenient is FBC to a metro stop?

We are conveniently located just a few blocks away from the DuPont Circle, Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops.

How do I reserve your facility for a special event?

Our church building has ample space to host a variety of events. We have seminar style rooms, classrooms, an auditorium, gym and a beautiful sanctuary. Interested in holding your wedding or special event here? Please fill out one of the following forms and send it back to us. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Weddings & Receptions

Space-use Form

Overnight Space-use Guidelines

Overnight Space-use Form

What is the church’s policy on building closures?

There may be times the church is closed due to bad weather or other unforeseen events. This is done primarily to ensure the safety of members and visitors. The church is registered with three media entities: WTOP-FM (103.5); WTTG-TV (Fox affiliate) and WUSA-TV (CBS affiliate). Any closings or event cancellations will be listed with these stations. An updated message will also be recorded in our main telephone system.  To view updates on the website, click here.

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 - Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 27, 2014

 

Sermon Title: "Hope Proclaimed"

Text: Romans 8:26-39

Rev. Deborah Cochran preaching

 

 
SCRIPTURES
1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

 
 MUSIC
 
Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster
  
Prelude
"O God, Thou Faithful God"
Sigfrid Karg-Elert
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Introit
"O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing"
Azmon

Gradual
"Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus"
17th c. Text, 18th c. Tune
Arr. by Dan Forrest, 2012
The Chancel Choir

Offertory
"Ballad"
Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Postlude
"My Heart Abounds In Joy"
16th c. German Melody
Setting by Johannes Brahms, 1897


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