St. Matthew Lutheran Church Welcomes New Interim Pastor

by Georgine Wallace A new face now graces the altar at St. Matthew Lutheran Church each Sunday. Pastor Katherine Tuttle joined St. Matthew in August as the new interim pastor and will serve until next summer. Already popular in the congregation, many parishioners expressed hope that she can extend her stay.   Pastor Tuttle hails from […]

Riverside Baptist Marks 165th Anniversary

By Georgine Wallace On September 25th, Riverside Baptist Church  held a special service to mark its 165th anniversary. Members of the public who missed the celebration of this historic occasion can still walk into the church’s atrium and view their rotating history exhibit of photographs and artifacts that highlight milestones in the church’s history. Please […]

Faith Community: Riverside Baptist Church Welcomes First Woman, African American to Serve as Senior Pastor

By Georgine Wallace Mia Michelle McClain is the new pastor of Riverside Baptist Church. She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as Senior Pastor at Riverside Baptist in its 165 years of existence. Prior to coming to Southwest, Reverend McClain served as the Associate Minister of Faith Formation and Outreach […]

Faith Community: Christ United Methodist Marks 60 Years of Community Contributions

by Georgine Wallace Christ United Methodist Church has graced the southeastern corner of 4th Street and I Street SW for nearly 60 years. Formed as a merger of the Gorsuch Methodist Church at 4th and L Streets and the Lewis Memorial Congregation, the church remains a strong and active presence in the Southwest community.   For […]

Faith Community: New Construction to Create New History for Bethel Tabernacle Church

By Georgine Wallace Like many churches in Southwest, the historic Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church at 60 I St SW is undergoing a complete reconstruction. A modern, 17,000 square foot sanctuary will be on the ground floor of a new seven-story residential building. Over a dozen residential units will be designated as affordable housing. The building […]

Faith Community: Riverside Baptist Evolves to Meet the Needs of Southwest for 165 Years

By Georgine Wallace  At night, the illuminated stained-glass windows of the new Riverside Baptist Church cast a soothing glow on the corner of 7th Street and Maine Avenue SW, providing a morsel of serenity to the busy intersection. The stained-glass windows may look familiar as they were transferred from the preceding structure. In fact, the […]