About Us

About Us

Since our founding in 1855, Western Presbyterian Church has worked to be an active force and voice for a more just and compassionate society. We invite you to become part of our caring, supporting community of faith.

Traditional Worship, Progressive Values. We are a congregation devoted to promoting social justice  – caring for the poor, disenfranchised communities and being good stewards of the earth. The instruction to “love one another” (John 15:17) within Jesus’ teaching leads us to practice compassion and promote social justice. We seek to do what Jesus would have us do in Foggy Bottom, the community and the world.

A Church Family. We know it can be difficult to find a place to call “home” in Washington. As sisters and brothers on our own faith journeys, we grow together in God’s spirit.

Always Seeking. Our ministries focus on encouraging spiritual growth, nurturing and developing the gifts individuals possess, and being a constant presence in God’s service. Our Christian Education program provides both children and adults opportunities to explore questions of faith, our traditions, and how the Bible is relevant to our modern lives.

Inclusive. We welcome all to worship with us, no matter their social or economic circumstance, gender, race or sexual orientation. We are a member of the More Light movement, a network of individual members and congregations within the Presbyterian Church (USA) working for full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry, and witness of the Church.