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    15 Houses of Worship and Churches in Washington DC to Try

    It’s a personal choice. Nothing is more personal–or more American–than choosing a place to worship. Whether you are new to an area or new to faith in general, finding the place where you feel most comfortable and at home can take time.

    Finding a church close to home is a priority for most churchgoers–especially with DC traffic. With many churches meeting virtually during this pandemic, it’s an excellent opportunity to test drive a church without even leaving home. Once restrictions are lifted, you may have found your new place of worship.

    We’ve broken down some of the best places of worship across the landscape of churches in Washington DC to aid you in your search for a spiritual community and home.

    Protestant Churches

    National United Methodist Church 

    • Attend online worship services and Sunday School each Sunday morning by 9 am on the website. Virtual coffee hour via Zoom at 12:30 pm. 

    3401 Nebraska Ave, NW 20016 (202) 363-4900

    Capitol Hill Baptist Church

    • In-person classes and services throughout the week. Choose from various seminars at 9:30 am Sunday mornings, followed by the main service at 10:30 am and an evening prayer service at 5 pm. Wednesday night Bible study at 7 pm, in person or virtual. 

    525 A Street, N.E 20002. (202) 543-6111

    Western Presbyterian Church

    • Sunday morning worship via Zoom 10 am register here. Or you can watch it on Facebook here. You can watch previous services and join our prayer group, just visit the website for more information. 

    2401 Virginia Ave N.W, 20037 (202) 835-8383 

    Christ Lutheran Church

    • Virtual worship Sunday mornings at 10:30 am via Facebook. Once restrictions are lifted, join us for Sunday School, worship, and a coffee after the service. Many ministry opportunities are available as well, so check the website for more information.

    5101 16th Street NW, 20011 (202) 829-6727

    Catholic Churches

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

    • The largest Roman Catholic Church in North America, this historical church is a beauty inside and out. Join online or in-person for services. Registration is required to attend in person due to limited numbers. Mass is at noon Sundays.

    400 Michigan Ave Northeast, 20017 (202) 536-8300

    St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill

    • Mass times weekdays 8am & 12:10pm. Saturday evening vigil at 5:30 pm. Sundays join us for Mass at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, or 12 pm.  Also, the Sacrament of Penance is offered Monday through Friday at 11:45 am and Saturdays at 5 pm.

    313 Second Street NE, 20002 (202)547-1223

    Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

    • Attend in-person or online masses via YouTube and Facebook Live. While no reservations are required to attend Mass, the seating is limited to 150. Services are Sundays 7 am (English), 10 am (English) (cantor and organ), 1 pm (Spanish) (cantor).  5:30pm (English) (cantor).

    1725 Rhode Island Ave NW,  20036 (202)347-3215

    Synagogues

    Kesher Israel – The Georgetown Synagogue

    • Kesher Israel is a modern Orthodox community that meets in D.C.’s heart just blocks from the Capitol. Prayer times begin daily before sunrise, with the last well after sundown. For specific prayer times, check our schedule

    2801 N Street NW, 20007 (202)233-2337

    Tifereth Israel Congregation

    • While all services are now online due to COVID, there are still many ways to stay connected and participate virtually via Zoom. Click here for upcoming Shabbat morning services.

    7701 16th Street NW, 20012 (202)882-1605

    Adas Israel Congregation

    • A historical Synagogue, Adas Israel, was founded by European immigrants in 1869 who sought to maintain their Jewish observations here in their new home. If you’d like to join Shabbat morning services in person, you will need to register. While services tend to be fully booked early, keep checking back for openings.

    2850 Quebec St NW, 20008 (202)362-4433

    Mosques 

    First Hijrah Foundation

    • This Islamic place of worship was founded in 1986 by Ethiopian Muslims in the Washington D.C. area. Quran classes and weekend Halaqa are offered as well as daily prayer times.

    4324 Georgia Ave NW, 20011, (202)450-1163

    The Islamic Center of Washington D.C.

    • Officially opened in 1952, The Islamic Center’s purpose was to assist with understanding Islam in the US. Daily prayer times can be found here

    2551 Massachusetts Ave NW, 20008 (202)332-8343

    IMAAM Center

    • While meeting for prayers in person is permitted, the center asks that women and children perform the Taraweeh prayers at home since space is limited due to COVID restrictions. The plan is to open back up fully as it becomes safer to do so. The daily prayer schedule can be found here.

    9100 Georgia Ave, Silver Springs MD, (240)233-6967

    Buhuddist Temples

    CHÙA GIÁC HOÀNG

    • This Buddhist Congregational Church of America allows for in-person meetings once again but asks that you wear a face covering and maintain social distancing guidelines when attending the temple. The schedule of service times can be found here.

    5401 16th Street NW, 20011 (202)829-2423

    Washington Buddhist Vihara

    • The Washington D.C. Buddhist Vihara was founded in 1965 and was the first Theravada Buddhist monastic community in the US. Weekly activities include a meditation program, a Buddhist studies group, and a Vandana service. Activity times can be found on the website.

    5017 16th Street NW, 20011 (202)723-0773

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