Church of the Pilgrims is a diverse congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), with a commitment to inclusiveness, hospitality and social justice. Children, youth and adults, singles, couples and families are all a valued part of our inter-generational community of faith. It is our hope that when someone walks through our doors, they can be themselves and experience God within a compassionate Christian community. We hope to meet individuals where they are at in their Christian f
Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, situated in the border between Northwest DC and Bethesda, is an open church, affirming the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God. We welcome into our fellowship people of all ages, races, abilities and sexual orientation who acknowledge Christ as our foundation and who seek to embody the mind and spirit of Jesus.
We are loving and welcoming spiritual community that celebrates diversity while embracing oneness. We have served the DC area for 28 years. Everyone is welcome at Celebration Center! We thrive on supporting one another as we open to individual uniqueness … individual greatness … the miracle and magic of Life!
As the GLBT portal of the 16th Street J, The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement (GLOE) engages metropolitan Washington?s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Washington DCJCC.
The Old Catholic Church separated from the Roman Rite in 1870, in order to maintain its ?true Catholicity.? That break allows for the free valid celebration of the Sacraments. Our function is to Preach the Good News of the Gospel, and therefore straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queeridentified individuals are welcome at our table, as well as their friends and families.
EMPOWERMENT LIBERATION CATHEDRAL
At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral we celebrate our church being a welcoming and affirming, radically inclusive, LGBTQIA celebrated congregation, where ALL of God’s children are welcomed. We create an atmosphere where all worshipers can experience the gift of God, and the joy of Jesus. Everyone is invited to experience our worship – no matter your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, identification, disability, or former faith background. All are affirmed and welcomed here! At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral our service is power packed with spirit-filled preaching and singing. It will be an experience your soul will always remember. Through liberation, teaching, and preaching, your daily life will be empowered. Bishop Allyson Abrams is the Pastor and Founder.
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly Quaker Meetinghouse located in Dupont Circle that encourages self-reflection and service to the community.
We welcome all spiritual seekers to join us for worship, fellowship and community service. Members of our community include individuals of many races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.
However, members coalesce around a shared set of values that influence what we do in our personal lives, what we believe, and changes we work for in the world. These values or testimonies include the promotion of peace, a commitment to all humanity, an understanding that love is a manifestation of God, and a belief that ”there is that of God in everyone”.
Our worship services are unprogrammed, meaning that we worship in the traditional Quaker way. We convene in silence, interrupted only if a worshiper feels divinely inspired to deliver a message intended for all.
Our community has celebrated same sex weddings and commitment ceremonies for decades. We welcome couples of all genders and orientations. A couple may seek to be married in the Quaker tradition under the care of the community and our spaces are also available to couples not affiliated with the community.
Finally, our spaces have been available for memorial services and celebrations of life since the early days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In fact, we were one of the only houses of worship in Washington DC to welcome the family and friends of AIDS victims into our spaces at that time.
Unity Fellowship Church of Washington, DC is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on class, gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability and religious and cultural background.