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Welcome to God’s house. Although we are a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, we never forget that we’re first and foremost God’s people. Here you will find a community of ordinary people who seek to follow Christ in our daily lives. GPC members and friends come from all over the Washington metropolitan area. 

If you are planning to visit us for the first time, here are answers to questions that may be on your mind.

come visit.

you're at home HERE.

COME VISIT.

YOU're at home here.

Attire ranges from casual to formal, and often includes clothing from someone’s country of origin.

ATTIRE:

We worship in person at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. The 11:00 service is also livestreamed and recorded.


We celebrate communion at both services on the first Sunday of the month. The communion elements are served in sealed, pre-packaged containers. Guests are welcome to take communion.  


Masks are optional. 

COMMUNION:

MASKS:

 
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610 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

We'd Love to meet you in person!

    FREQUENTLY
      ASKED Questions

What about youth?

Children are always welcome in worship and the very young ones are invited to sit in the “prayground,” a large, colorful play area with quiet toys. They may remain there throughout the service, or may go to the nursery or Sunday School following the Children’s Message.

Our paid nursery staff is experienced and dedicated, and has been background checked.

What about children? 

That’s a great question because we have lots of doors at 610 S. Frederick Avenue!

During the week, the doors are locked and visitors need to use the intercom entry buzzer next to the main doors at the north end of the church.

On Sunday morning, the doors of the church are unlocked. At the south end of the building, the doors at the top of the ramp lead directly to the Sanctuary. From the north end of the building, take the stairs or the elevator up one floor and follow the signs to the Sanctuary. Parking is available at both ends of the church.



How do I enter the church?

Youth may worship with their families or sit together as a group in the Sanctuary. They may serve as worship leaders or join a musical ensemble. At 11:00 they have the opportunity for fellowship and study in Spencer Hall (on the lower level of the church).

How can I become more involved in the church?

We love this question! This website provides many answers, and you can always speak with a pastor or other staff member. There are choirs, classes, fellowship groups, and mission projects, all of which welcome new participants.

What if I’m not ready to jump in just yet?

That is also a good question. Take your time. Watch online before visiting in person. There is no pressure to join the church or any group, but you are invited to do so at any time. 

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All are welcome here.

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.

Mary and Mary Beth together lead worship, staff the committees, and work collaboratively with the rest of the church staff.
 
Questions?
Please contact the pastors
through the church office!

sometimes also known as
 "the Marys"

rev. MARY

OUR pastors

and

rev. MARY BETH