Friday, March 30, 2012

Vietnamese Churches in DC, MD, VA

Capital Vietnamese Christian Fellowship

First Vietnamese American of Greater Washington
(Hội Thánh Tin Lành Giám Lý Việt-Mỹ)
4701 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
(Arlington Forest UMC Building)

First Vietnamese Baptist Church
6333 Auburn Ave.
Riverdale,  MD 20737-1612

Greenbelt Vietnamese Baptist Church
15000 First Baptist Ln. 
Laurel, MD 20707
Rev. Ngoc Quan Ha

Hoi Thanh Baptist Tinh Thuong
23401 Davis Mill Rd.
Germantown, MD 20876
Pastor Hung Viet Nguyen (301) 875-4992

Hoi Thanh Tong Do Ve Nguon
1200 Canal St. SW
Washington, DC 20024 
530-301-3595 and 70272621230 (?)
Sunday 5pm. Parking in DMV opposite side
Pastor Paul Walker Nguyen 

Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Catholic Parish
915 S. Wakefield Street
Arlington,  VA 22204
Rev. John Baptist Nguyen Duc Vuong,  OP.

Hy Vong (Hope) Vietnamese Baptist Church
3500 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310

Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church, Baltimore
335 Sollers Point Rd 
DundalkMD 21222 
410-282-1496, 410-282-1497

Our Lady of Vietnam Parish
11812 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Renaissance Gospel Baptist Church
(Hội Thánh Tin Lành Báp Tít Phục Hưng) 
(At Columbia Baptist Church)
103 West Columbia Street,  
Falls Church,  VA 22046, 
703-942- 8303
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
3241 Brush Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

Vietnamese Baptist Church, Baltimore
1101 S Carey St. 
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 356-6160

Vietnamese Christian Fellowship
(Hoi Thanh Cong Dong Viet Nam)
3022 Woodlawn Avenue
Falls Church, VA
petersimonnguyen [at]

Vietnamese Gospel Baptist Church
(at First Baptist Church, Alexandria)
2932 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
703-684-3720, Fax 703-519-7580

Vietnamese Grace Covenant Church 
(Hoi Thanh Giao Uoc An Dien) 
5407 Backlick Road Springfield, VA 22151 
Senior Pastor Thai Nguyen (703) 474-0946
Pastor Tri Dinh Dao 
(302) 898-4830 
Facebook: Hoi thanh giao uoc an dien;

Washington Metropolitan Vietnamese Alliance Church
2438 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, VA, 22027
Mailing Address: 14432 Black Horse Ct, Centreville, VA, 20120
revtinnguyen [at]
Rev. Tinh Trang Huynh

If any congregations are missing or any contact information has changed, please leave a comment or send an email to 
In Christ, John Marienau Turpin

Monday, March 26, 2012

IJM - International Justice Mission - Advocacy Workshop April 15

International Justice Mission (IJM), the respected international Christian human rights agency headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is hosting an Advocacy Workshop to work on initiatives against human trafficking.

"Join us on Sunday, April 15, for our annual Advocacy Workshop to connect with other activists from your home state, and learn how to turn your elected Members of Congress into anti-trafficking champions! You’ll get equipped with strategies and tools to help lead the growing movement to end slavery once and for all. We’ll share IJM’s plans to strengthen federal and state policies to fight human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Join us at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia, from 1:00- 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

Stay tuned for more information on the training agenda!" 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

VBS Training April 21 (Sat.)

SAVE THE DATE! Vacation Bible School Training wil be held on Saturday, April 21 at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. 

There will be training for VBS Leaders and Teachers from 9 a.m. until noon and a session on Summer Evangelism Ideas from 1-3 p.m. Register at or call 202.265.1526.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

DC Faith & Justice Network

My pastor and I, along with several others pastors in the Columbia Heights area, have been talking about the need for unity among churches in DC. There are many churches in DC doing great things, but how much more effective would our work be if we did these things together? Scripture talks so much about unity because God knew His Church would be so much more powerful if we were seeking His redemption for our city together. If we supported each other's initiatives, created programs together, connected each other to resources, advocated together and spoke out against injustices as one voice - how much more effective would the Church be? And there is a clear need in DC for this to happen. There is no unified evangelical faith movement in our city yet, and because we really believe our work could be so much stronger if we were unified, several of us have been thinking about starting an official Faith & Justice Network here in DC.
Several other cities across the U.S. have arleady established various forms of Faith and Justice Networks. Below I've provided the links for some examples - each city's Network looks different depending on the city's needs, the various churches that have formed it, etc. But each Network was formed with the vision to see the Church in their city united to futher Christ's redemption in their city.
So will you all think about joining us in this effort? There is so much brokeness in our city and so many areas the Church can speak into, and powerfully, if we were to support each other and join together. Every believer is called to seek Christ's redemption for their city in some way, depending on their gifts and passions, so the same goes for the larger Church body. Every church is called to further Christ's redemption into the city - but the way each church does this might look different depending on their congregation, their location, etc. So I personally would love to see our Faith & Justice Network capitalize on this, connecting churches that have different strengths and passions, so that we are better able to support each other and help each other connect, equip and mobilize the believers of our city to live out Christ's love.
We are still praying about what the DC Network would look like, but our vision is to see the Church joined together to carry out Christ's vision of renewal, fighting against the many injustices we see all around us, speaking out together, and strengthening each other's work - all for the purpose of more effectively spreading Christ's love and redemption in DC. Over the next few months we will meet to talk more specifically about this vision, what issues God is calling us to focus on, and what our working together will actually look like. So for now, please pray for this vision, for the next steps we are to take to make this vision a reality - and if God is calling your church to be a part of this with us. Take a look at the links below, and join me in prayer over what this could look like in our city. Then please email me if you feel God calling you to be a part of this Network!
Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church

Restoration Ministries Benefit Concert

On Friday, March 16th there will be a concert, featuring local artist Bethany and the Guitar Sparrow, to benefit Restoration Ministries. Restoration Ministries is an organization here in DC that "seeks to bring healing to men, women and children who are trapped in the slavery of sex trafficking and lead them into the freedom of Jesus Christ." Sex-trafficking is an injustice that is sadly very alive in DC, and there is much for the Church to learn about the realities of this horror and how God has called us to take action. Restoration is one of the only organizations that focuses on this issue and ministers to these victims locally here in DC, so come out on the 16th, learn more about this issue, and take action by supporting the life-saving work of Restoration (as well as hear some great music)!

Here are the details:
Date: Friday, March 16th
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: Free, with a Love offering taken
Where: Ebenezer's Coffeehouse, 201 F Street, NE, Washington, DC

Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church

Thursday, March 1, 2012

So Others Might Eat (SOME) Benefit Supper

SOME (So Others Might Eat), in partnership with the Corcoran College of Art and Design, local potters and restaurants, will host our two annual Empty Bowls soup suppers this March. Please join us! The events will take place on Tuesday, March 6 at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in NW, DC and Wednesday, March 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington, VA. Both events will be from 6pm-8pm.

Empty Bowls is an opportunity for community members of all ages to gather for an evening of food, fun and friendship.  The events promote awareness about hunger in the Metro area and raise funds for SOME’s meal programs, which help to feed more than 1,000 hungry and homeless men, women, and children each day. Guests are invited to choose a beautiful handcrafted soup bowl made by local potters and enjoy a simple supper of soup, bread, and dessert donated by local restaurants. Once the meal is finished, the bowl is yours to take home.  It will serve as a powerful reminder that many among us go to bed hungry on a daily basis.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Megan Gannon at
We are in need of volunteers to help run the event and clean-up from 5:15pm-9pm on both dates. If you able to volunteer during this time, please contact Ingrid Feigenbaum at