11:00 AM – Sundays in person
middle and high school
11:00 AM – Sunday School
in person and via Zoom
9:30 & 11:00 AM –
Services in the Sanctuary
610 S. Frederick Avenue Gaitherburg, MD 20877
all are welcome
We celebrate communion at both worship services on the first Sunday of the month. The communion elements are served in sealed, pre-packaged containers. Guests are welcome to take communion.
11:00 AM –
Worship by Livestream
7:00 PM – Wednesdays
in person and via Zoom
the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith, and the priesthood of all believers. God is author and giver of human life, and we live our lives in response to God’s grace. What we know about God comes from the Bible. As we read the Bible, we learn about the life and work of Jesus Christ, our teacher and Redeemer. All of us, regardless of age, status in the world, or background are called to be part of God’s work in the world.
The PC(USA) explains, “Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job—ministers and lay people alike—to share this Good News with the whole world.” The Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and lay people, of all ages.
The PC(USA) has two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. GPC typically celebrates communion on the first Sunday of each month, and baptisms by request.
Presbyterian churches are governed by people elected from the congregation for particular work on the governing board, which we call the Session. These Elders (who are of all ages) represent the congregation in making decisions for the church. Presbyterian churches also have Deacons, who serve the church in ministries of care and compassion.
Deacons and Trustees
Today, our members still come from across the U.S. as well as from over 30 different countries. We speak multiple languages at home but come together in the household of faith.
We’re more of a regional church, now, as many members drive 20 miles or more to worship God in a global, caring community of faith.
Then, our members came from across the United States as people flocked here to work for the federal government and other national organizations.
Most members lived within the city limits of Gaithersburg or in nearby neighborhoods.