April 11, 2014 | by Mariah Cooper
Reclaiming our faith
Foundry United Methodist Church, churches, gay news, Washington Blade, Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday at Foundry United Methodist Church. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Many churches in the D.C. area are LGBT-affirming. Here are a few that are having Holy Week services.

Saturday, April 12

Dignity Washington, an LGBT-affirming Catholic group, meets for weekly Mass on Saturday evenings and will have a special Stations of the Cross service today at 11 a.m. at the Franciscan Monastery (14th and Quincy streets, N.E.). Visit dignitywashington.org for details on all its Holy Week events.

Sunday, April 13 (Palm Sunday)

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) is having a Palm Sunday service today at 8 a.m. Details at nationalcathedral.org.

Metropolitan Community Church of D.C. (474 Ridge St., N.W.) holds Sunday worship services today at 9 and 11 a.m. Details at mccdc.com.

The United Church (1920 G St., N.W.) has a Palm Sunday service today at 11 a.m. Details at theunitedchurch.org.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) holds Palm Sunday services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Details at foundryumc.org.

Unity Fellowship D.C. under the leadership of founding pastor Rev. Abena McCray has a Palm Sunday and pastoral anniversary service today at its new location at the Howard Thurman Chapel (1400 Shepherd St., N.E.) at 10:30 a.m. Visit ufcdc.com for details on this and other Holy Week services.

Friday, April 18 (Good Friday)

The 6th and I Historic Synagogue (600 I St., N.W.) hosts a Passover Shabbat tonight at 6:40 p.m. for those in their 20s and 30s. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 day of service. Details at sixthandi.org.

Bet Mishpachah holds Shabbat service at the Washington Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Visit betmish.org for details.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) holds a Good Friday organ meditation service at 12:15 p.m. and a Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m. Details at nationalcitycc.org.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) holds Good Friday services at noon and 7 p.m. Details at foundryumc.org.

Saturday, April 19

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) holds the Great Vigil of Easter tonight at 8 p.m. Details at nationalcathedral.org.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1830 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) celebrates the Great Vigil of Easter tonight at 6:30 p.m.  Details at stmargaretsdc.org.

Sunday, April 20 (Easter)

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) will have its Easter Sunday Festival Holy Eucharist today at 8 and 11 a.m. Admission is free but tickets are required. Visit nationalcathedral.org for more information. Details at nationalcathedral.org.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) has its Sunday worship services today at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Details at foundryumc.org.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) holds Easter worship in a gospel service at 8:30 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m. Details at nationalcitycc.org.

Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1830 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) celebrates the Festival of the Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Details at stmargaretsdc.org.

Metropolitan Community Church of D.C. (474 Ridge St., N.W.) has its Easter Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. Details at mccdc.com.

The United Church (1920 G St., N.W.) has a bilingual Easter service today at 11 a.m. Details at theunitedchurch.org.

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