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:

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.

Join Us in Lent 2017 to Consider God's Dwelling Place


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#.


Ash Wednesday
March 1
7:30am, 12:00-1:00pm (on the Church Steps), 7:00pm
Start off the Lenten Season with worship that includes the imposition of ashes.


Men's Bible Study
Saturday Mornings, March 4 & 18 and April 1 & 15 | 9:00-10:30am
Walk with Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as told in the Gospel according to Luke with Dave Kennedy & Michael Jackson.


The Art of Spirit – A Fellowship & Arts Class
Saturday Mornings, March 4 & 18 and April 1 & 15 | 10:30am-12:00pm
Join Trent Jones to discover how art is good for the soul (you do not have to be an artist to attend), and children can attend with parents!


God’s Dwelling Place Sermon Series
Starting March 5 | 10:45am
Together, we will explore places in Scripture where people believed God dwelled (i.e. the Garden, altars, temples) and how we become a dwelling place for God.


Lenten Study via Zoom Video Conferencing
Mondays, starting March 6 | 9:00-10:00pm
Join Deacon Troy in discussing Walter Brueggemann’s A Way Other Than Our Own. We’ll seek to discover the paths God is leading us to that we might not choose on our own.


Wednesday Soup & Study
Starting March 8

  • 6:00-7:00pm – Soup & Salad Supper
  • 6:30-7:15pm – Lenten Adventure for Children
  • 7:00-8:30pm – Abide: Contemplative Prayer
    Join Katie Zimmerman of Sojourners as she guides you through different forms of contemplation designed to help you slow down, empty yourself, and find your home resting in God.

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).


Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A New Sermon Series for 2017

jesusstandsermonseries-smWho is Jesus anyway?

Ask a handful of Christians, and you may get just as many answers.  So we will spend 6 weeks wrestling with this question and not simply looking for one neat answer but seeking out real ways God is at work in our messy world.

Jan 8 - "The Trouble with Jesus"
Jan 15 - "Jesus the Revolutionary"
Jan 22 - "Jesus on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC"
Jan 29 - "Jesus the Socratic Teacher"
Feb 5 - "Jesus the Struggling Artist"
Feb 12 - "Jesus the Healer and Evil Defeater"
Feb 19 - "Jesus 007"

Questions? Ask Pastor Alisa ( or 202-546-1000, x222) or simply join us on any of the Sundays above at 10:45am as we search and find together.

A Christmas Eve Service for the Young at Heart – 4:30pm

abcsofchristmasAll are invited to this casual worship service at 4:30pm on Christmas Eve where the ABCs will guide us through the stories of Christmas. This opportunity is designed especially for the young and the young at heart.

  • Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • 4:30pm

We’ll sing simple carols and consider together the great gift of the light of the world who shows us how to be the light of the world to the glory of God.

CLICK HERE to learn about our 7:00pm Christmas Eve Worship Service.

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

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