Summer Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Sunday, June 20, 2021


Starting on June 6 at 9:30 am, each Sunday this summer we’ll hear about an important topic that helps us to think faithfully about our current situation. We will take advantage of the virtual platform to bring speakers from across the country. All summer you will be able to join us online. Using Zoom, you may interact with our presenter; using YouTube Live, you may simply watch without interaction. 


To see the full schedule and find out how to join, please visit our Classes page.

Summer Sundays at National

Starting Sunday, June 13


This summer, join your NPC church family to worship Christ and grow in faith together!

  • 9:30 am: Adult Summer Speaker Series (online) more info here
  • 11:00 am: Livestream worship, with in-person attendance available more info and registration here
  • 4:45 pm: Casual, in-person worship, beginning June 13 more info and registration here
  • 5:30 pm: Children’s Sunday school, Youth Group, and fellowship & discussions for adults, beginning June 13
  • Bring your own dinner for a picnic on the lawn if you'd like to stay for additional fellowship time!


Children’s Summer Sunday School Overview

This summer we will be meeting at 5:30 pm each Sunday evening, after the 4:45 pm informal worship service.  Join us for combined classes that combine summer fun with getting to know God. We will learn about how God speaks to us through the stories of Daniel, Samuel, Naaman, Esther and more! Contact Melanie Lenhard at to learn more!


Club 45 (4th & 5th graders)

Club 45 is a unique way for our 4th and 5th graders to grow in faith and fellowship and have fun.   We will be meeting weekly this summer on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm If you are interested in attending, please contact for more information.


Youth Group and more!

All incoming 6th graders through graduating 12th graders are welcome to join our summer programs. We will have weekly Sunday night youth group, 5:30-6:30 pm with small group discussions and wild games. On Tuesday nights, join us at Turtle Park for pickup basketball, and casual hangouts. 


Father's Day BBQ

Sunday, June 20, 2021

5:30PM to 6:30PM

Join us for a Food Truck BBQ to celebrate Father's Day after we worship our heavenly father. Suggested donation $10 for adults and $5 for kids. We will gather for food and fellowship on the Chapel driveway and Agencies Building lawn.


Please click here to register to attend the Father's Day BBQ before June 20th.


Please click here to register to attend in-person worship at 11:00 am on June 20th.


For questions, please contact We hope to see you there!

One Blood: Summer Reading Challenge

Join us in reading “One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love” by John M. Perkins.


Numerous books have been written on race in recent years, and especially in this past couple of years. In the Fall of 2020, your Session read and discussed one of these books over three online Session meetings, and found the discussion to be honest, refreshing and challenging – providing a solid base from which to ask how we as Christians and as a congregation can respond as God’s agents of reconciliation to the racism and racial tensions in our society. The book was One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love by John M. Perkins. The Session decided that this was a book we could recommend wholeheartedly to the whole congregation to help us grow in faith and grace together.

This summer, the Session is challenging you to join “The NPC Big Summer Reading Challenge.”

It’s easy to join!


1. Get your Book!

Buy One Blood by John M. Perkins from any source – paper or e-book OR click below to register to get a free copy from the church.




2. Sign up!

If you already have the book, please click here to let us know you are joining the program.




3. Think about joining a Small Discussion Group this fall!

No pressure. No need to join… but if you want to follow up, this fall we will organize small groups for discussions around the region (if you are already in a small group, of course you may choose to make this your summer topic).


Why One Blood? …The Content!
Each chapter provides a Biblical challenge to grow in faith and action. The words that drive the book are words important to all of us:

  • God’s vision for human life.
  • Our lament, confession, forgiveness, commitment, dedication, prayer, love.
  • The one blood of humanity, given to us by God our Creator, and the shed blood of Jesus that brings us together as members of his family



Why John Perkins? …His long, hard, and remarkably productive and joyful life for Christ. Dr. Perkins is 91 years old. From Mississippi. He’s seen it all. You can read about his story, or click here to watch online.

In his introduction he writes:

In some ways this short book is about everything I want the church to know before I leave this place. Some of what I need to say may be hard to hear. I understand that. Allow me the privilege as an elder statesman. And I hope you’ll understand that everything I say is because of a deep love for the church, the bride of Christ, and for every human being who is marked by his image.
We hope you’ll join the session on this new adventure and see where God leads us - together!

Adult Fellowship Broadcast

Monday, June 21, 2021



Adult Fellowship Broadcast

Please join online us on Monday, June 21 at 1:00 pm for our next Adult Fellowship Broadcast. The June speaker will be Reverend Todd Sutton, Chaplain at National Presbyterian School, My Life in Ministry and Working with Youngsters. He will discuss his background in ministry and talk about his work as the Chaplain at the school. 


Please click below to access the presentation at 1:00 pm on May 17. 




Upcoming 2021 Adult Fellowship Speakers

  • Sept 20: Dr. Catherine M. Millard, President of Christian Heritage Ministries, Religion and the Nation’s Capital
  • Oct18: Dr. Kathleen R. Arveson, Senior Lecturer at Regent University
  • Nov 15: Dr. David J. Silverman, Author, Professor at George Washington University, his book: This Land is their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
  • Dec 20: Army Chorus, The Christmas Holiday in Music

2021 VBS

June 28-July 2, 9:00 am -noon


NPC will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 28 - July 2, 2021. We will be outdoors on the NPC Campus.

Camper capacity has been reached for Vacation Bible School. To be placed on a waitlist, please contact Melanie Lenhard at


VBS Volunteers Needed!

Join us to help kids learn about God's great love and power in this spirit-filled week: June 28-June 2, 2021. Lead crews, discussions, games, and fun! Help fo a day or for the whole week. Register to help here or contact mlenhard@nationalpres.orgfor more information.



Registration Wait List     Youth volunteer registration     Adult Volunteer Registration

Men's Breakfast

Saturday, July 10, 2021


Men are invited to join us the first Saturday of every month for our men's breakfast. Our July gathering will take place in-person on July 10 at 8:30 am at NPC. Please email Kristi Teems at for more information.​


If the Saturday is a holiday, the Men's Monthly Gathering moves to the second Saturday. 

High School Trip: Fun in the Son

Sunday, July 11, 2021

9:00AM to 9:00PM

July 11-16

Calling all high school students! This year, our annual high school trip will be to Fun in the Son, a high school conference in Hilton Head, SC, July 11-16. If you are intersted in this trip, you can email for more information.

Middle School Trip: Day Camp Retreat

Monday, July 26, 2021


July 26-30

This year, our middle school summer trip will be a day camp in Gaithersburg, MD, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, July 26-30. Join your NPC friends for a week of games, worship, and growing in faith and community. If you are intersted in this trip, you can email for more information or register by clicking here.

Pathway of Christian Discipleship Class (Sept 18 & 25)

Saturday, September 18, 2021



What are the next steps along the pathway of learning more about Christianity and National Presbyterian? You can find out here! This membership class, focused around our "Pathway to Christian Discipleship" curriculum, is for you if you want to:

  • become an NPC member
  • explore your faith
  • or get connected into the life of our church.

You are invited to attend this two-part virtual new member class, 9:30-12:30, on Saturday, September 18 and Saturday, September 24. For more information, please contact Kemet Rakiatu at or 202-537-7578 to register by September 8, or use the button below.




If you make the decision to join NPC, there will be a virtual New Members Sunday on October 17.



Can't make it this time?

Pathway of Christian Discipleship Classes are offered three times per year in January, April and September.