Welcome

Wherever you are in your journey of faith, we are here for you.

Our prayer is that you will find a spiritual home here—a home where the love and presence of Jesus Christ are experienced as we gather in community to worship God.

Covid Response Update

Worship with us in-person or online! Learn more here.

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What to Expect on Sundays

Below is our typical line-up for Sunday mornings. When planning your visit, please be sure to check our calendar in case of changes due to holidays and other special events.

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8:45 am | Worship in-person or online

Worship with us in our contemporary service on Sundays at 8:45 am, online or in-person.

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9:55-10:45 am | Sunday School for all ages

Join us online for classes for all ages - children, youth and adult! Follow the links below to read more about connecting with each age group.

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11:00 am | Worship Worship in-person or online

Worship with us in our traditional service on Sundays at 11:00 am, online or in-person.

Finding Us

National is located at the corner of Nebraska Avenue NW and Van Ness Street, near NBC and American University.

Basics

NPC has a weekly attendance of about 700 and we strive for each person to be known and feel at home here. Since Covid-19, our viewership has grown to about 1,200 per week.

Communion

Communion is served in worship on the first Sunday of every month.

For online worship, you are invited to share in the celebration of communion from your home. Here are the guidelines for preparation and serving of communion.

Accessibility

The Sanctuary, Chapel, and most classrooms are accessible to persons with disabilities. Large print bulletins and hymnals, and devices to assist the hearing impaired are available for use in the Sanctuary.

What do you have for my kids?

Children's Time & Children's Chapel

We love kids in worship! Children in grades K-5th grade are invited to the front during the service for a children's message. After that, they may exit to the Chapel for a special time of learning together during the sermon. Teachers will return them to their parents in the Sanctuary before the end of the service.

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Childcare & Children's Sunday School

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Nursery and Toddlers

Sundays, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm: During our Sunday services and programming, our Nursery will be available for all infants to new walkers, and our Toddler Room will be available for all solid walkers for ages up to 4 years old. Our Toddler and Nursery Rooms are located on the second floor of the main church building. To find them, take the elevator to the second floor. After exiting the elevator, turn left and walk past the central staircase. You will find a volunteer with a check-in station for the nursery before the door.

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Sunday School for Ages 2 Years-5th Grade

Sundays, 9:55-10:45 am: NPC Children is offering Sunday School classes for ages 2 through 5th grade.

Classes for 4 years old through 5th grade are held in the Education Building (National Presbyterian School).

Children ages 2 to 3 will have their Sunday school program in the Toddler Room in the main church building.

All classes are led by trained volunteers assisted by trained room aids. Children will participate in age/grade specific small group activities, crafts, and discussion that will relate to the large group lesson available to them in Children's Chapel during the main worship services. Both the large group and small group lessons will be based on a Biblically-centered, chronologically-presented curriculum.

Check-in and Check-out
 
Early check-in for Sunday School programming will be available at the check-in stations located:
 
  • outside the Toddler and Nursery Rooms on the second floor of the main church building and
  • on main floor of the church building inside the covered driveway.

In the Education Building:

  • Additionally, there will be a check-in station located inside the main entrance of the Education Building (National Presbyterian School). 
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Next Steps

Take your next step!

  • Experience Worship
  • Grow in Your Faith
  • Find Caring Community
  • Serve Those in Need in Our City and the World

It all adds up to discipleship, which means following Jesus as we journey through life. Whatever your background, we invite you to take the next step on your journey.

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