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DC Church History Interlude: Georgetown's Mount Zion United Methodist Church Then & Now
Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of "The Town of George" in 1751 to the Present Day, by Kathleen M. Lesko, Valerie Babb & Carroll R. Gibbs. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1991.
"Black Churches in Georgetown
"Georgetown today has five black churches clustered in the eastern area of town formerly known as "Herring Hill." These churches represent a time when Georgetown was home to a thriving black community. Their congregations have decreased by nearly fifty percent since the black exodus from the neighborhood during the 1940s and 1950s. Today they survive primarily as commuter churches and symbols of a continuing black presence in Georgetown.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
"Mount Zion United Methodist Church, located at 1334 29th Street, is the oldest black congregation in the District of Columbia. Its origins can be traced to the Montgomery Street Church (now the Dumbarton United Methodist Church), nearly half of whose membership in the early nineteenth century consisted of former slaves and free blacks. On June 3, 1814, 125 black members of the Montgomery Street Church, reacting to the segregation practices of the times, formed a new church that was supervised by the parent church. In 1816 they purchased a lot at 27th and P Streets and built a small church known as "The Meeting House" and "The Ark."
[Senior Ushers, Mount Zion United Methodist Church 1920. Courtesy of Mount Zion United Methodist Church Archives.]
For the sake of simplicity, we consider "Evening" services to be anything after 12pm3 Strands Community Church Physical Address:1920 G Street NW, Washington DC
(In the United Church) Mailing Address: PO Box 77480, Washington, D.C. 20013
(703) 244-2039 Sunday evenings at 5pm. Bethesda Baptist Church
1808 Capital Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
(202) 635-2883 Sundays at 5pm is the Baptist Training Union.
Sundays at 6:30pm is a worship service.
Second Sundays at 6pm; Lord's SupperBethesda United Methodist Church 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 652-2990 Sundays at 7:02: The Studio ServicesCapitol Hill Baptist Church
525 A Street, N.E Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 543-6111 Sunday evenings at 6pm Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-8676 Second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
Church of the Resurrection Worship address 801 N. Carolina Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003
Mailing address 2000 P St. NW Ste. 410 Washington, DC 20036
For many, the DC area is a transitory place. Whether people in your congregational family are moving down the block or across the world, changing jobs or doing home improvements, helping people through transitions is a frequent ministry in most of our communities. In addition to many personal helping hands, some have email listserves, and a handful of local congregations have public online classifieds to facilitate the process. Please leave a comment if there are any others not included.