Upcoming Events


ESL Registration 7-8 pm

September 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register for our Tuesday night English classes 9/26 for $25.

Chair Dancing

September 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet others in the Merrifield community as you participate in low-impact seated exercise!


ESL classes 7-9 PM

September 27, 2016 – November 22, 2016

Tuesday night English classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced ESL students.


Choir Practice

September 28, 2016
7:30 pm

Come make a joyful noise at choir practice.

Cross cafe


October 2, 2016
12:00 pm

Join us after our worship service for snacks, coffee, and conversation in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome!


World Communion Sunday

October 2, 2016
11:00 am

Your special offering will help equip gifted and qualified students from around the globe to become the world-changers God created them to be.


Charge Conference

October 2, 2016
12:30 pm

It’s that time of year–Charge Conference!  Here are some questions and a scripture verse to ponder in prayer and preparation for this yearly meeting. In John 4, Jesus says, “My food is to do the will of God who sent me, and to complete his work.” How might better discernment of God’s will help us […]

Church News

Teaching English and Loving the Stranger

We will be registering new and returning students for English classes on Monday night.  In addition to providing English skills, our classes provide new neighbors from around the world with a supportive community and a warm, loving welcome.  This is one of the most important things we do to be in mission as a congregation […]


Yes, You Can! Wrapping Up Hunger Awareness Month

We are finishing up our Food for Others collection for Hunger Awareness Month!  Contribute one or more of the following items in our collection basket: -Canned tomato products (crushed, peeled, diced, etc.), 4oz – 1lb -Canned meat (chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood), 2oz – 15oz -Rice, 16oz -Spaghetti sauce, 14oz – 1lb -Fruit, canned (packed […]

Ten day countdown to welcome missionary Esther Gitobu

We are so excited to welcome Esther Gitobu and her daughters to Bruen Chapel on the 17th.  We will share a Cambodian meal and hear about Esther’s work in Cambodia, one of Virginia’s main mission partners.  This will be the first in a series of mission dinners focusing on the countries the Virginia Conference helps […]

God, mission, and the church

“It is not the church of God that has a mission in the world, but the God of mission who has a church in the world.  The church’s involvement in mission is its privileged participation in the actions of the triune God.” ~Tim Dearborn

Water Handout

Thanks to everyone who came out to distribute water to thirsty commuters at the Dunn Loring metro this past Friday.  It was a lot of fun to meet some neighbors.  We handed out 480 bottles!