Monday, March 8, 2010

Haitian Churches in the DC Area

The U.S. cities most known for their Haitian immigrant communities are New Orleans, New York, Miami, and Boston (See Haitian ministries here or Creole church search here), but the Washington area also has a strong Haitian contingent. Feel free to add to the list below if I missed a Haitian church community. If you want to get to know your Haitian neighbors, contact one of these churches! In no particular order...

First Haitian Evangelical Church of Maryland
2601 Powder Mill Rd Adelphi, MD, 20783-1143
Pastor: J-Enock Guerrier

Eglise Baptiste Du Calvaire
10002 Riggs Rd Adelphi MD 20783-1205
Pastor: Rev. Jean St. Ulme

Eglise Baptiste de La Foi
7500 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Takoma Community Center)
Pastor: Rev. Fritz Olivier

First Haitian Baptist Congregation
Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC 20009-4213 (At National Baptist Memorial)
Pastor: Rev. Israel Philogene

Horeb Haitian Company Seventh Day Adventist Church
2601 Powder Mill Rd Adelphi, MD, 20783-1143 (At 1st Haitian Evangelical)
Pastor: Arbentz A. Pierre-Antoine

L'Eglise Internationale de la Source de Vie, also known as the Living Water International Church of Maryland, is a Haitian community church that meets on Fridays (7:15pm) and on Sundays at 10:00am for worship at the Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.
51 University Blvd E., Silver Spring MD 20901.

There is also a Creole Mass at 4:15 Sundays at Shrine of the Sacred Heart
3211 Sacred Heart Way NW (16th St. & Park Rd. in Columbia Heights)
Pastor: Fr. Arsene Jasmin

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2 Prayer Gatherings This Week

Thursday 3/4, 7-8pm. Riverside Baptist Church hosts a prayer service for the poor. 680 Eye St. SW.

Saturday 3/6, 7-9pm, Christ our Shepherd Church hosts a city-wide prayer gathering to pray for the District (and environs), its needs, and God’s activity here. Special foci include a local ministry called Urban Bridge Builders and prayer requests from DCPD. 801 North Carolina Ave. SE, near the Eastern Market Metro.

I went to a city-wide prayer night at Christ our Shepherd with my pastor last November, and was strengthened by the faith of some of my fellow pray-ers, and encouraged by the unity of the body of Christ on display there.