Welcome to Church of the Advent, a diverse and growing community ranging from skeptics and seekers to longtime followers of Jesus. We recognize that truth is often more complicated than it seems, that there are questions we cannot answer, and that doubt is a part of faith. And yet, we are compelled by Jesus Christ and believe he offers an unparalleled hope to our world. We see the church not as a building or a social club but as a growing family meant to embody all that God is doing in the world.
As a church, we seek the flourishing of Washington, D.C. by building gospel-centered communities that practice generous hospitality, spiritual formation and missionary faithfulness in every neighborhood.
Join us Sundays from 5-6:45 p.m.
We meet at Canaan Baptist Church | 1600 Newton Street, NW
There is street parking surrounding the church, and we are just a few blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (green/yellow line). There is also a small Canaan Baptist parking lot on Newton Street with approximately 15 spaces for our use. It is located between 14th and 16th Streets, marked on the map here in black. Please note Newton is a one-way street going east to west.
During our Sunday services, we offer care for infants, as well as a children’s programming for children third grade and under. Our childcare volunteers provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children to worship and learn about God before rejoining the service right before the Eucharist. Your children are also welcome to stay with you for the entire service if you would prefer.You can learn more about our children's worship by clicking 'Children' at the top of the page.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
While our service is rooted in ancient Christian liturgy, we believe that liturgy should be as accessible as it is transcendent. Whether you are new to church or a longtime Christian, you’ll find others just like you engaging in a form of worship that is participatory, joyful, and reverent.
In our service, we sing both classic and contemporary hymns accompanied by different musicians who are part of our community. We pray for our city, our church, and the world. We read portions of Scripture and hear a sermon that relates God’s Word to our life. And each week our service culminates in the Eucharist, a celebratory feast open to all baptized Christians to celebrate our communion with God and one another.