News & Updates

Dear Western Church Family, In response to the murder of George Floyd, but before the militarized responses to peaceful protests in the District, before President Trump committed yet another outrage of holding a bible in his hand for a church photo op, I wanted to write you. I wanted to talk about Sunday’s worship service – not so much theRead More →

Beginning May 30, Zoom will require all users to upgrade their software/app to Version 5 before they can join a meeting or webinar. Here are a few ways to do the upgrade ahead of time: If you are using a computer with Zoom installed, open up the Zoom app (also called Zoom client): log in, click the icon with yourRead More →

Dear Western Friends, Greetings as we approach Pentecost, the season we remember God’s gift of power in the form of the wind and flame of the Holy Spirit. On a Sunday when we remember all the disciples gathered in one place, it remains a difficult reality that we are still in many places.  In the midst of conversations about reopeningRead More →

The Congregational Meeting will take place after Worship on May 31. Any member joining the meeting by Zoom app (on a computer or mobile device) can vote within Zoom. For members who dial-in to Zoom by phone, you may vote online on Saturday, May 30 or vote by voice during the meeting. Dial *6 to unmute yourself when the voteRead More →

Earth Day Links National Cathedral worship   Interfaith Power and Light Faith Climate Action Week   The Sacred Connection Between Black Women and the Earth by Christian Brooks, Representative for Domestic Issues at the Office of Public Witness. For Worship Submit a photo of yourself from a time and place where you felt that sacred connection to God’s creation. It could beRead More →


This week: Not doing “church as usual” doesn’t mean family faith should get put on hold! How will you incorporate faithful reflection as your family tries to find a new rhythm of life? How will you make time for peace even in the midst of stress? How will you make sure that God isn’t left out of your picture? EachRead More →