URC in DC now ‘organized’ church

 

2015 groupChrist Reformed Church in Washington, DC, celebrated its status as an organized church in a special service scheduled for 7:00 pm on January 21, 2016.

Dr. Brian Lee explains, “We did decide to schedule the service on a Thursday night to allow folks who wanted to attend the time to travel. It turns out that Friday is the March for Life in Washington, DC, an annual rally on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I’ve known a few of our pastors in Classis to travel to that event from time to time, and I wanted to make it as convenient as possible for them to join us.”

The congregation first met for worship on November 4, 2007, and has been under the supervision of Zeltenreich URC (New Holland, PA). Classis Eastern U.S. concurred with the request for organization at its October 14, 2015, meeting.

“As a Classis, we have stood in awe as God has answered our prayers by providing many opportunities for growth and development in church planting,” says Rev. Andrew Eenigenburg, classical Clerk. “The Lord has clearly blessed Rev. Lee and his congregation with increased stability and growth year by year. We look forward to their joyful reception as the twelfth established church in our classis.”

Dr. Lee expresses appreciation for financial and prayer support over the years. He requests continued prayer as the church seeks to mature in a transitional environment, to find suitable worship space in an expensive real estate market, and to plant additional churches in the metro DC area.

The above article by Glenda Mathes is a slightly edited version of one that appeared on page 10 of the January 13, 2016, issue of Christian Renewal.

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