You’re invited! Celebrate and embrace the promise of God delivered through the birth of Jesus at our Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24, at 5:30pm. It’s the perfect way to center your heart by remembering the miracle of our Savior’s birth through song, God’s Word, and of course the glow of our candlelight tradition.

Childcare is available for children ages infant through five years, but all children are invited to participate in worship.


Children’s Church on Sundays — Children’s Church provides an educational lesson for children during the time of the sermon on Sundays. Children’s Church is designed for children up to 12 years of age. Our children are invited to begin the worship hour in the Sanctuary as a part of the full community so that they can share in the Call to Worship, Hymn of Praise, and Opening Prayer. After the Invocation Chorus, the children are led by their teachers into the children’s classrooms. The children have a lesson and activity, and then return to the Sanctuary following the sermon to experience and participate in the Pastoral Prayer, Offertory, Communion, and the Sending Hymn each week. 

Our caring nursery staff watches infants through age 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each Sunday in Classroom 1 on the first floor.
The Hal Fisher Adult Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. One-time or returning guests welcome!


A one-day membership training class, called Pizza with the Pastor, is offered every other month. The class is intended to provide information about the history and theology of the United Methodist Church (on the global scale), the history of Washington Street UMC, and some information about what it means to be a member of this church. The next class will be a Sunday in February and will meet from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pizza and childcare will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected]

“Fellowship Fifteen” — All are invited to join in the church’s social time in the Church Café after worship each Sunday from 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Join in conversation and fellowship with Pastor Thomas at one of the weekly Coffee House Chats. Each week, Pastor Thomas will spend one morning at a local coffee shop. All are invited to stop in for a few minutes or a couple hours for conversation over a cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch.

Join in the Advent and Christmas season with music! Each Sunday during Advent, WSUMC will host a 30 minute seasonal organ concert at 4:30 p.m., followed by 15 minutes of singing hymns and carols, concluding with light holiday refreshments. All events are free and open to the public! If you’d like to help provide Christmas Cookies, or are available on a Sunday evening to help with set-up or clean-up, please check out the online sign-up form at

December 16 – Stanley Thurston of Washington, DC

December 23 – Kyle Miller & Melissa Peterson of Alexandria, VA


The Community Computer Lab offers computer access on Monday mornings for Open Table guests to get online, check email, utilize Microsoft Office products, and print as necessary. We also open the Lab on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you have time to serve on Thursday afternoons, even if just once a month or once a quarter, please let us know at [email protected]


Wednesdays 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Prayer – speaking to God – lies at the heart of our relationship with God and is at the heart of all that we do as a church community. We pray not on our own, but with the power and intercession of the Holy Spirit. Whether praying for yourself, family, the community, nation, or world – or whether you are seeking silent solitude with God – the church will be open to the public each Wednesday from 12:30-1:00pm. All are welcome to come and commune with God.