District Shabbat Brings Judaism Back to Southwest

Two of Washington Hebrew Congregation’s rabbis, Rabbi Aaron Miller and Rabbi Eliana Fischel For more than a century, Washington’s Jewish community thrived in the heart of the city. Since 1995, however, there has not been a Jewish synagogue in Southwest. For Southwest’s Jewish community, this meant traveling to other areas of the District to participate […]

Two Churches Practice Unity and Resistance

While Riverside Baptist awaits completion of its new church building at 7th and Maine Streets SW, the congregation has started joint 11 a.m. Sunday worship with Westminster Presbyterian at 4th and I Streets SW. Riverside Pastor Michael Bledsoe and Westminster Co-Pastors Brian and Ruth Hamilton alternate preaching and the services are a rich blend of […]

St. Dominic Church Blesses Shrine to St. Martin de Porres

Photo caption: Shrine in memory of Father Norman Haddad. St. Dominic Church held a very special event on Tuesday, Feb. 6—the blessing of a new shrine to St. Martin de Porres in memory of Father Norman Haddad. The shrine is the result of acknowledging the allegiance of de Porres and Haddad in the humble, compassionate care […]

Museum of the Bible Opens

The Museum of the Bible opened on Friday, Nov. 17 in the old Washington Design Center building. The $500 million museum’s stated goal is to trace the history and extensive influence of the Bible. The repurposed building, located at 4th and D Streets SW, used to be a refrigerated warehouse in the 1920s and contains excellent […]

Introducing Reverend Monica Raines

As of July 1, Reverend Monica Raines will be the lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church located at 900 Fourth St. SW. Rev. Raines is a preacher, teacher, and Christian leader whose deepest desire lies in following Jesus Christ. She is passionate about authentic ministry that meets people where they are—and teaching others to […]