February 19, 2010 | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Churches: Where to wed

Many Washington churches are gay friendly and have taken steps to become officially “open and affirming.” Beyond that, the degree to which gays are integrated into church life varies as some parishes defy denominational teachings to include gays, so marriages and commitment ceremonies are kept low-key if allowed at all.

For others, such as Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, Inner Light Ministries and Unity Fellowship, welcoming gays is their raison d’être. And this list isn’t meant to be exhaustive. All the churches listed have publicly welcomed gays but contact the churches individually to find out their same-sex marriage policies.

National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, N.W.
nationalcitycc.org

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St., N.W.
epiphanydc.org

Covenant Baptist Church
3845 South Capitol St., S.W.
cbcwdc.org

Riverside Church
680 I St., S.W.
riverside-dc.org

Inner Light Ministries
1525 Newton St., N.W.
innerlightministries-dc.org

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
118 3rd St., S.E.
stmarks.net

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church
1771 Church St., N.W.
stthomasdc.org

Bet Mishpachah
1529 16th St., N.W.
betmish.org

Augustana Lutheran Church
2100 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
augustanadc.info

Georgetown Lutheran Church
1556 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
georgetownlutheran.com

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
421 Seward Square, S.E.
chumc.net

Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, N.W.
dumbartonumc.org

Foundry United Methodist Church
1500 16th St., N.W.
foundryumc.org

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington
474 Ridge St., N.W.
mccdc.com

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th St., S.E.
capitolhillpreschurch.org

Church of the Pilgrims
2201 P St., N.W.
churchofthepilgrims.org

Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.
westernchurch.net

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
1500 Harvard St., N.W.
all-souls.org

Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ
3400 Lowell St., N.W.
cpcchurch.org

Unity Fellowship Church of Washington
1226 Vermont Ave., N.W.
ufcdc.com

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

nationalcathedral.org

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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