Is the church closed because of covid-19?
While it is unsafe to gather during the covid-19 crisis, WCF is committed to being an authentic community of hope love in the midst of so many unknowns. We are now streaming our worship services live and gathering via video conferencing for morning and evening prayer. For updates on when our building will reopen for services, check here.
If you can any questions about our remote worship or want to connect, please reach out. We'd love to talk with you.
Where is the church and how do I get there?
We are located at the corner of 9th Street and Maryland Avenue NE in Washington, DC.
Sunday: Enter from the main bell-tower entrance or from 9th Street entrance (next to the wheelchair-accessible ramp).
Monday-Friday: Enter from the 907 Maryland Ave office entrance.
Our building is located just 10 blocks east of Union Station Metro (directions from Union Station Metro) on Capitol Hill, or 10 blocks north of Eastern Market Metro (directions from Eastern Market Metro). You can also get to WCF by taking Metrobus X8, D6, 90, 92 or 93 lines. If you have difficulty, call the church office at 202-543-1926. Plan your trip to WCF via public transportation with WMATA's trip planner.
Where do I park?
There is free on-street parking all around the church building on Maryland Avenue, 9th, 10th and 11th streets, and E street.
Is there childcare during the worship service?
Children under 2 years old can be brought to the nursery on the third floor, room 300, at any time. Children ages 2 through 5th grade join the congregation in a time of praise and singing, then they are dismissed to their classes. Middle schoolers meet the second and fourth Sundays of the month for spiritual nurture and fellowship.
For families visiting for the first time, pre-register each of your children to speed up check-in when you arrive. Simply enter your phone number at the check-in station when you arrive.
What is the worship like?
Worship at WCF is a blend of traditional and contemporary music, celebration, teaching and sharing.
What about Sunday School?
There are opportunities for spiritual nurture for children, youth and adults both during the worship service and during the Second Hour, directly after the worship service. Read more about our children's program and our youth program. And read about our Ongoing Programs, which include several different options for adults.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code and you will see a variety of styles. You will meet some people dressed up in their “Sunday best” and others dressed casually. Wear what’s comfortable for you and come with an honest and open heart.
What does it mean for WCF to be latex and fragrance, and nut-free?
WCF seeks to be a welcoming and safe place for those in the congregation with life-threatening allergies to latex, fragrance, and nuts. Read here for more information.
What does WCF believe?
We invite you to read more about what we believe.