Faith Communities

Welcoming Congregations

The website gaychurch.org is a great resource for finding welcoming Christian churches anywhere in the world. They also have lists for Virginia, Maryland, and Washington that are updated daily. Our list is multi-faith; see below. Some of the churches listed may also be listed at gaychurch.org.

Washington D.C Area

All Souls Unitarian Church
1500 Harvard St. NW, 202-332-5266

Augustana Lutheran Church
2100 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-234-5315

Axios DC
An organization of Eastern & Near Eastern Orthodox, and Byzantine & Easternrite Catholic Gay & Lesbian Lay Christians, 202-387-5326

Universalist National Memorial Church
16th & S Sts. NW, 202-387-3411

Bet Mishpachah G/L Synagogue
16th & Q Sts. NW, 202-833-1638 or office@betmish.org

New York Ave Presbyterian Church
1313 NY Ave. NW, 202-232-4911

Buddhist (Tibetan) Variegated Jewels of KPC
Meets for group meditation and Dharma study, 7:30-9 pm
St. Thomas Parish, Parlor Room, 1772 Church St. NW, 301-916-3300 or kpc@tara.org

St. Margaret’s Episcopal
1830 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-232-2995

Capitol Hill Presbyterian
201 4th St. SE at Independence Ave., 202-547-8676

Christ Church Episcopal (Washington Parish)
620 G St. SE, 202-547-9300

Christ Lutheran Church
16th & Gallatin Sts NW, 202-829-6727

Church of the Pilgrims
2201 P St. NW, 202-387-6612

Dignity Washington G/L Catholics

Dumbarton United Methodist
3133 Dumbarton St. NW, 202-333-7212

Eldbrooke United Methodist
4100 River Rd. NW near Tenleytown AU Metro, 202-362-1444

Ethical Society of Washington
7750 16th St. NW, 202-882-6650

First Congregational Church
10th & G Sts. NW, 202-628-4317

First Trinity Lutheran
309 E St. NW, 202-737-4859

Foundry United Methodist Church
16th & P St. NW, 202-332-4010

Georgetown Lutheran
1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-9070

Church of Our Savior Episcopal
16 Irving St. NE, 202-635-7804

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church
Cathedral & Connecticut Aves. NW, 202-347-8077

St. Philip the Evangelist
2001 14th St. SE, 202-678-0817

Inner Light Unity Fellowship Church
Focused on the African American GBLT communities. Open to all.
400 I St. SW, 202-554-6588

Institute for Spiritual Development
A God centered church & learning center. Weddings, other special ceremonies & rental of space
5419 Sherier Pl. NW, 202-363-7106

Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ
1701 11th Street NW, 202-332-2640 or lincolntemple@aol.com

Luther Place Memorial Church
1225 Vermont Ave. (Thomas Circle) NW, 202-667-1377

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St. 202-543-4200.http://www.reformationdc.org/

MCC Washington
474 Ridge St NW, corner of 5th & Ridge Sts. NW between M & N Sts., wheelchair accessible, 202-638-7373, TDD, 202-638-1030 or tomccwashington@juno.com

National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
5 Thomas Circle NW, 202-232-0323

Westminster Presbyterian
400 I St. SW at 4th & I Sts., Waterfront Metro Green line, 202-484-7700

Friends Meeting of Washington (Quaker)
2121 Decatur Place NW, 202-483-3310

Radical Faerie Pagan Potluck
Dish, discussion, divination & meditation among Witches! Faeries! & Bears! Oh My! 7-10 pm. Dupont Circle. Eldritch, 202-332-4697 or DCRadFeys@aol.com

Riverside Baptist Church
680 I Street SW, 202-554-4330

Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW,  202-829-9882

Science of Mind, Washington Society
The Bristol House, 1400 20th St, NW, Room #115, 202-575-2970

Sojourner Truth Unitarian Universalist Congregation
William Penn House, 515 E. Capitol St. SE, 202-4UUA-STC

Parish of St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill
222 8th St. NE between Constitution & C Sts., 202-546-1746

St. Paul‘s Lutheran Church
4900 Connecticut Ave., NW, 36th & Everett Sts., 202-966-5489

St. Stephen & The Incarnation Church, Episcopal
16th & Newton Sts. NW, 202-232-0900

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
4700 Whitehaven Pkwy at Foxhall Rd. NW,  202-342-2800

St. Thomas‘ Episcopal Church, Dupont Circle
18th St. between P & Q with entrance at 1772 Church St. NW, 202-332-0607

Temple Micah
Synagogue celebrating diversity
2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-342-9175

Unity – Community on the Hill
Methodist Church Building, 421 Seward Square SE (5th & Pennsylvania), 202-547-8930

Zen Meditation Group for G/L
Meets in Dupont Circle. Beginners welcome, all meditation traditions respected, 202-332-9261

Virginia Area

Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke, 703-503-4579

Arlington Church of the Brethren
300 North Montague Street, Arlington, 703-524-4100

Baptist Worship sponsored by Telos Ministries
Meets at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington

BCF Worship & Ministry Center 
8466 Tyco Road, Vienna, 703-790-9199 or BCFemail@aol.com

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation
21740 Beaumeade Circle, Suite 100, Ashburn, 703-729-1659

Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, 703-370-9400

Bethel United Church of Christ
4347 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, 703-528-0937

Beverly Hills Community United Methodist Church
3512 Old Dominion Boulevard, Alexandria, 703-836-2406

Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
9350 Main Street, Manassas, 703-361-6269

Center for Spiritual Living Leesburg
601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, 480-244-7213

Center for Spiritual Living Metro
Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, 703-677-7102

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, Science of Mind/Religious Science
2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church, 703-560-2030

Center For Spiritual Enlightenment, NSAC
Falls Church Woman’s Club, 222 N. Washington St., Falls Church, 703-938-2512 

Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal
2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, 703-998-0888

Church of St. Clement
1701 Quaker Lane, Alexandria, 703-998-6166

Clarendon Presbyterian Church
1305 N. Jackson St., Arlington, near Clarendon Metro, 703-527-9513

Commonwealth Baptist Church
700 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, 703-548-8000

Congregation Sha’are Shalom
19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, 703-737-6500

Dignity/Northern VA
G/L Catholics, their families and friends
Meets at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill (Episcopal), 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, 703-912-1662 or dignitynova@gmail.com

Emmaus United Church of Christ
900 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, 703-938-1555

Fairlington Presbyterian Church
3846 King Street, Alexandria, 703-931-7344

Fairlington United Methodist Church
3900 King Street, Alexandria, 703-671-8557

Holy Trinity Parish, CACINA Catholic
Reston, 703-787-9477

Hope UCC
6130 Old Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 703-960-8772

Immanuel Presbyterian Church (USA)
1125 Saville Lane, McLean, 703-356-3042

Integrity/VA., G/L Episcopalians
Meets at the Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Ln., Alexandria, 703-998-6166 or convenor@integrityva.org

John Calvin Presbyterian Church
6531 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 703-256-3644

Langley Hill Friends Meeting
6410 Georgetown Pike, McLean, 703-442-8394

Little River United Church of Christ
8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 703-978-3060

MCC of Northern Virginia
10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, 703-691-0930

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church
1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, 703-527-3934

Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
Intentionally welcoming congregation, 1909 Windmill Lane, off Fort Hunt Rd,. Alexandria, 703-765-5950

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, 703-437-7733

New World Unity Church
Washington Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, 703-425-5701

On Earth United Church of Christ
meet-ups at various locations in the town of Leesburg, onearthucc@gmail.com

Ravensworth Baptist Church 
5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 703-941-4113 

River of Grace Lutheran Church, ELCA
15012 Dumfries Road, Manassas, 703-680-1058

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, 703-538-4886

Saint Anthony of Padua American National Catholic Church
5649 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville, 703-665-9730

Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church – Iglesia Episcopal San Gabriel
English language: Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg
Spanish language: 14 Cornwall Street, NW, Leesburg

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, 703-549-3312

Temple B’nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station, 703-764-2901

Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, 703-532-2217

Trinity Episcopal Church
9325 West Street, Manassas, 703-368-4231

Trinity United Methodist Church
2911 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, 703-549-5500

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, 703-892-2565

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd. (1 mile off Rt. 123), Oakton, 703-281-4230

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling
22135 Davis Drive, Suite 105, Sterling, 703-406-3068

United Christian Parish of Reston
11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, 703-620-3065

Unity of Alexandria
5708 Merton Court, Alexandria, 703-931-8507

Unity of Fairfax
2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, 703-281-1767

Washington Plaza Baptist Church
1615 Washington Plaza West, Reston, 703-471-5225

Wellspring United Church of Christ
5956 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville, 703-830-4194

Maryland Area

Cathedral Parish of Christ the King (American Catholic Church)
5595 Rivendell Place, Frederick, 301-694-5451

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist
9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, 301-493-8300

Centenary United Methodist
6248 Shady Side Road, Shady Side, 410-867-2048

Christ Congregational Church
United Church of Christ, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 301-585-8010

Church of the Ascension
Episcopal, 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, 301-587-3272

Columbia United Christian Church
5885 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia, 410-730-1770

Davies Memorial Unitarian Church
7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs, 301-449-4308

Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist
1540C Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, 301-218 – 5277

Hyattstown Christian Church
Disciples of Christ, 26012 Frederick Rd., Hyattstown, 301-831-8184

JCRC of Greater Washington
6101 Montrose Road, Suite 205, Rockville, 301-770-0881 or smeytin@jcouncil.org

New Light MCC
40 West Church St., Hagerstown, 301-797-5698

New Ways Ministry
National ministry of reconciliation between the Gay community & the Catholic Church, 4012 29th Street, Mount Rainier

Oaklands Presbyterian
 14301 Laurel-Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197), Laurel, 301-776-5833

Open Door MCC
15817 Barnesville Rd., Boyds, 301-916-5777

Oakland Mills Meeting House
5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, 410-730-9323

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist
3215 Powder Mill, Rd., Adelphi, 301-937-3666

River Road Unitarian Church
6301 River Rd.Bethesda, 301-229-0400

Rockville Presbyterian Church
215 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, 301-762-3363

St. Bernadette Parish
801 Stevenson Rd., Severn, 410-969-2785

St. Charles of Brazil
141 Lavern Avenue, Baltimore

St. George’s Episcopal Church
7010 Glen Dale Road, Glenn Dale, 301-262-3285

St. John United Methodist/Presbyterian
10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, 410-730-9137

St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church
15575 Germantown Road, Darnestown, 301-548-9860

Takoma Park Metaphysical Chapel
1901 Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, 301-587-7200

Takoma Park Presbyterian
310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, 301-270-5550

Temple Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) Buddhist (Tibetan).
18400 River Rd., Poolesville, 301-710-6259 or kpc@tara.org

Unitarian Universalists Church of Annapolis
333 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, 410-266-8044

Unitarian Universalists Church of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville

Unitarian Universalists Sugarloaf Congregation
16913 Germantown Road, Gaithersburg, 301-540-0575

United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley
13421 Clopper Road, Germantown, MD 20874-2119