Sunday Worship

Our worship is grounded in the tradition of the Church and enlivened by the Holy Spirit!
“Traditional but not stuffy”
is our worship style!

Our Sunday worship is lead by a team of clergy, lay leaders, and our church choir. After worship, please join us for Fellowship Time with light refreshments in the Parlor. We hope to see you there!

Children are always welcome in worship, but if you prefer:

The sacrament of Holy Communion is open to all and is typically shared the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to receive this sacred gift.

The sacrament of Holy Baptism is celebrated several times a year as we welcome new disciples into the Body of Christ. Both infants and adults are presented to receive the gracious waters of Baptism.

Special Sundays, such as Christmas and Easter, take place throughout the year. Learn more about how we observe these special Holy Days.

The Third Sunday of each month, we make time to recognize and pray for anyone who is:

  • Having a birthday that month;
  • Celebrating their baptismal anniversary;
  • Celebrating a wedding anniversary;
  • Starting a new job or call;
  • Anything else momentous (joyful or challenging) in your life you would like to pray for with your church family.

YOU are invited to join us in worship! Come and be met by a God who knows you by name and wants to have a personal relationship with you!

Sermon Archives
Missed a sermon? Want to listen to a sermon again? Find what you’re looking for – all of our sermons are recorded and available to you via our archives.

The latest news about Worship:

What's the Point? New Sermon Series of Ecclesiastes to begin Sept. 17, 2017

AccomplishNothing-smAre you a cynic? Or just feeling, at times, like there’s no point to it all?

Well get ready for our new Sermon Series, “What’s the Point? A Look at Life Through the Lens of Ecclesiastes.”

Ecclesiastes is one of the most simple yet confounding books of the Bible. It questions God and systematically shoots down most of our simple explanations for the meaning of life. As Temper Longman puts it, “The sentiments of the main speaker of the book sound incredibly modern. Expressing the uncertainty and anxieties of our own age, he is driven by the question, ‘Where can we find meaning in the world?’”

So join us, beginning September 17, 2017 at 10:45am, as we explore important questions of life and more with an ancient author who repeatedly proclaims, “Vanity of vanities. It’s all vanity.”

Or is it? Come and let’s ask God together, and if you have friends who feel like life is just “chasing the wind” (another great phrase from Ecclesiastes) invite them to come along.

For more information, contact Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo ( or 202-546-1000, x222).

Take part in the Pride Parade - Sat, June 10, 2017

You are invited to join United Methodists from DC, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia to march in the Capital Pride Parade. The Pride Parade is a great opportunity to provide witness to God's love for all people.

  • Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Meet-Up Location: Our lineup spot is in the Green zone, on 22nd Street between P & Q NW (near Church of the Pilgrims).
  • Time: At 4:45pm, LGBTQ Clergy will offer communion. Those who wish to join in fellowship are welcome after 4:00pm. We anticipate step-off for us at about 5:30pm and will be in place and ready to go at 5:20pm. This is an estimate for our step-off time and bring your flexibility! (Note: many street closures in the area; official parade kick-off at 4:30pm.)
  • Attire: The Pride Parade is a great opportunity to provide witness to God's love for all people. Your Church T-shirt, UMC Affiliation Tee Shirt or any solid color shirt; wear comfortable shoes.
  • What to expect: Bring water, sunscreen and whatever you need to stay cool on a hot summer afternoon in DC.

The parade route is 1.5 miles in the Dupont Circle/Logan Circle area of DC.

Want to help with the float decoration? Gather at 10:30am on June 10 in the parking lot of Metropolitan Memorial UMC.

ALSO, join us for worship at 10:45am here at CHUMC on Sunday, June 11 as we celebrate 12 years as a Reconciling Congregation.

For more information, contact Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo ( or 202-546-1000, x222).

God's Heart, Our Home - A Week in the Life of CHUMC

Watch this video that tells the story of all God does in and through our building in just an average week. While our building meets many of these needs of many different users well, this video also highlights how it could be improved to better meet those needs.

Click here to learn more about the projects for the God's Heart, Our Home Capital Campaign. (PDF download)

Many thanks to John Rohrbach and Erin Duncan for their many hours of work in conceptualizing, filming, and editing this video.

Ash Wednesday Worship - March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday begins Lent, a 40 day season of self-reflection and preparation for new life.  Please join in a holy time of prayer, confession, meditation, commitment, and worship.

March 1, 2017

  • 7:30am
  • 7:00pm 

Or drop by the church steps between 12:00-1:00pm to receive ashes.

For more information, contact Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo ( or 202-546-1000, x222).


Holy Week 2017

Jesus-smWalk with us this week. See God’s love in action through prayer, in service, and especially in rituals and worship.

It’s an honor to journey with you, and I sure hope to see you here this week as we walk towards resurrection.

In Christ, the one who longs to live in our heart,

Pastor Alisa

Daily Prayer Calls
7:00am & 9:00pm
Start and / or end your day with prayer through a 5-10 minute conference call.
Simply call and listen in as we converse with God together.
Prayer Line Number: 712-432-0800, access code – 770739#.

Maundy Thursday, April 13
This family-friendly service will begin with several options for crafts and foot or hand washing. We'll share in a meal of pasta (including Holy Communion) and have a short sermon and hymn sing. This experiential service is for all ages!

Good Friday, April 14
In the tradition of candlelight, Scriptures, and songs, we’ll recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of that first Good Friday and prepare for the joy of new life on Easter!

Easter Sunday, April 16
Bring a flower to adorn our outdoor cross.

  • Easter Egg Hunt
    For Ages 0 – Grade 3
    Invite your neighbors, bring a basket, and join our children’s ministry on the church steps for a good ole Easter Egg Hunt on the Church grounds and in Seward Square Park (across from the church).
  • Easter Resurrection Worship
    Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen! Easter worship at CHUMC is a celebration filled with great music, fellowship and community, and a relevant, practical message of hope.
  • Easter Feaster Lunch
    Café Capitol Hill invites all to a church wide meal immediately following the Easter service. Bring an appetite, bring a friend, and bring a dessert if you are able. We look forward to sharing in a meal together and celebrating!

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