Church is more than sermons and information, it breathes in conversations as we invite each other deeply into our lives. Our gatherings are not meant to be a show or a monologue, but rather an interactive experience–a dialogue. Join in, share what you have and take a piece of what others around you are offering. We work hard to make our Sunday gatherings an engaging and thoughtful experience, but it's the connections we make that bring that experience to life.
We have four identical services every Sunday at our Kensington Parish (2404 Kensington Rd NW)
9AM | 1030AM | 12PM and 7PM
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our services are 70 minutes. We begin right on time with some singing and liturgical worship elements designed to connect us with the ancient roots of the Christian tradition. Next we have a coffee break so parents can check their kids into the appropriate program and we all have a chance to greet our friends. BTW we also have an amazing crew of talented baristas that will make you a latte :) This is followed by a 30 minute sermon where we engage scripture together. If you ever need someone to pray with you that is also available after every service. Come as you are, we're pretty low key around here.
We love the vibrancy, the noise, the hope and the passion children bring into community. We want children to be "seen and heard" here at Commons. We have an amazing team of staff and volunteers, a secure check in system to ensure your children are safe, and an engaging experience designed to help kids grasp God's love. When you come to church your children are welcome to stay with you and experience the singing, after which we will have a coffee break when you can check them in downstairs with our team. Commons Kids runs at our 9AM, 1030AM, and 12PM services.
CURRENT TEACHING SERIES: ADVENT
Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Theotokos, Madonna, Mother of God, Mary of Nazareth. These are just a handful of the titles given to Mary, the mother of Jesus. If you’ve ever walked through a world class art museum you’ll know how varied the renderings are of Mary as an icon in Christian devotion. The mystic and theologian Bernard of Clairvaux wrote about Mary like this: “God’s decision to indwell in Mary and her consent to this decision made the incarnation, and therefore redemption, possible.” This Advent we’re exploring Mary’s story as it comes to us through four snapshots in the gospels, trusting that her narrative can walk with us in our Advent longing, waiting, and wondering. Advent, after all, means “coming.” What better way to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas than to look to Mary, the woman who agreed to let God come through her so that God could come to us in Jesus.