Several new congregations are growing in the Metro D.C. Synod — growing in numbers, in faith, in their worship life, in stewardship and in discipleship.
GLOBAL PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
While the synod does not geologically extend to Frederick, Md., the Metro D.C. Synod jointly support this synodically authorized worshiping community (SAWC) along with the Delaware-Maryland Synod. The congregation aims to create a welcoming place for worship and communion for people of diverse background and cultures, reaching out to increasing numbers of Asian Indians gathering along the I-270 corridor.
The Rev. Surekha Nelavala, Mission Developer
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA (The Holy Family) LUTHERAN MISSION
This synodically authorized worshiping community (SAWC) is reaching out in the Silver Spring, Md., community.
Ms. Rosario Hernandez Cruz, Mission Organizer
RIVER OF GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
With lots of activity in the Manassas area, this congregation is meeting its neighbors with new energy and opportunities. “As a river flows with energy and leads to new places and discoveries, we find that our life with God is the same way.”
The Rev. Connie Thomson, Pastor Developer
OROMO RESURRECTION EVANGELICAL CHURCH (OREC)
This congregation is serving the Oromo community in Washington D.C. Metropolitan area with worship at shared space with Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kensington, Maryland. The Oromo Christian Fellowship is a congregation under development (CUD).
The Rev. Teka Fogi, Mission Developer