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:

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!

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.

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