“Everything Starts New at Calvary.” 

8:00 am          Sunday Morning Early Service

9:30 am          Sunday School

   10:30 am         Sunday Morning Service

     7:30 pm          Wednesday Family Hour

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Our congregation was birthed in November 1984 with the theme “Everything Starts New at Calvary.” It is our conviction that the church is not a huddle for the holy but a hospital for sinners. The power of the Gospel of Christ transforms men and women so that lives that were tangled, tarnished, troubled can become lives that are beautiful manifestations of divine grace and wisdom.
To celebrate the power of the gospel, our church focuses on six areas of biblical mandate.
Evangelism. We want all to hear about the provisions of Christ and how we can be saved through simple faith.
Worship.  People who have been forgiven much, love much. Jesus told us that! Worship flows from a heart that has been recreated in the love of Christ.
Christian Education. Saved people need to be discipled in truth so that they understand sound doctrine and know how to apply it to their lives.
Service. Each believer has a spiritual gift and will experience outrageous joy when that gift is discovered, developed and deployed.
Focus. Focus is fellowship. Building relationships of mutual edification and then participating in a community of believers that care for one another – that is the way we show forth the glory of God.
Outreach – local and global. We are zealous to share the message of Christ with our neighbors and the entire world.
A trip to Calvary can erase your past – actually better than that – can take the scars of the past and turn them into stars so that you become “Scarred and Ready.”
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Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. At Calvary Gospel Church, that begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation. Our members are involved in over 25 ministries. We want you to have both a fellowship and a ministry. Check out our Ministries page to see where you might get plugged in.

Music & Media

Our music department plays an important role in the Sunday morning service and is also responsible for recording services and creating podcasts and audio CDs so that you can listen to your favorites later. 

Interested in joining us?

Visit each ministry page to learn more about what they do, think about where you might fit in, and contact Kylan Edmondson

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Children & Teens

We’re a family church, and we give a lot of attention to our children and teens. We love our young people–they’re our future!
Learn more about these ministries:
Children’s Church
Royal Rangers
Exodus Youth Ministry

Sunday School

You and your family—and your friends—are invited to Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  You’ll have a wonderful time of fellowship.  The teachers will enlighten your mind and empower your spirit through Biblical wisdom, Scriptural discussions, and practical lessons. We look forward to seeing you Sunday! Sunday School Classes and Locations (9:30-10:15 am)

Safety Precaution: For the safety of our teachers and children, and the insurance requirements, there must be two teachers in each classroom in the children and youth departments. We have plenty of reserve teachers to help when a teacher has to be absent from the classroom. In such cases, the teacher notifies the Department Director who then provides a reserve teacher.
Biblical Characters ClassMinimum age 18 years Family Life Center Banquet Room
AdultMinimum age 18 years Church Sanctuary
High School9th, 10th,11th and 12th GradesFamily Life Center Room 3
Young Teen6th, 7th and 8th GradesFamily Life Center Room 2
PreTeen4th and 5th Grades Family Life Center Room 1
Middler2nd and 3rd GradesFamily Life Center Room 4
Kindergarten5 years and First Grade Family Life Center inside Rooms 8 in the back, door to the right
NurseryAges 0 to 4 yearsFamily Life Center Rooms 5 and 6


Wednesday Night Services – Back in Session

Get over hump day by attending the weekly prayer hour in the chapel at 6:30 pm. Keeping your eyes on Jesus will help you keep focused and watchful through the remainder of the week! Classes begin again with the Ministers preaching through the book of Genesis in the chapel each week. Pastor Wood will teach on the subject, “Seven Reasons Why I Trust the Bible!” beginning this week in the banquet hall. Tea and cookies are served! This will expand on the Fall Sunday morning sermon series, “Triumph of Truth!”

CGC Group Fitness Class—Saturdays, October 13 and 27, 9am—10am

Every second and fourth Saturday, a fitness session is held in the loft. October 13th, CKB with April, and October 27th, Pilates with Debi. Spread the word by telling your friends, family, co-workers etc. Hope to see you there with your energy, water bottle, and mat!

Vision Dance Ministry – October 14 – After Service

Do you love to dance? Do you have a desire to praise and worship the Lord through dance? Meet in the chapel after service if interested in joining our fantastic dance ministry!!! The dance team performs once a month on third Sundays.

Children’s Christmas Production Practices

We need children ages 6-12 who are interested in acting and/or singing to be a part of our Children’s Christmas Production! Rehearsals have started and will be held every Sunday after church. Parents may drop off children and pick them up at 2:00. Lunch will be provided. See Drama Department Director Kijai Wright for permission slips. Kijai Wright

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Saturday, October 20 – 9:00am

The men of the church are invited to breakfast in the banquet hall for the first fellowship of the church year. Meet new Men’s Fellowship Director, Mr. Chucky Smiley! He has invited Mr. Clarence Arnold as a special speaker to briefly share information about outreach ministries in the area and opportunities for the men to be a blessing to the community.

Prayer Team Tarry Night – Friday, October 26, 6pm – Midnight

“Please join the Prayer Ministry in the Sanctuary on Friday, 10/26/2018 for their first Tarry Night this church year from 6 pm to 12 am. You can come in anytime and leave anytime within these hours, as the Spirit leads you. There will be different prayer topics and we are believing God for answers. For more information, please contact Sister Ebere Erugo or Sister Yemi.

Ladies Ministry Fundraiser Dinner—Sunday, October 28, following 10:30am Service

Eat-in or take out Fried Whiting, Home Fries, Vegetables/Roll, $10 per person.

Children’s Fall Festival—Sunday, October 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Bring your children out for an evening of fun to celebrate the fall season with various games, moon bounce, face painting, and lots of candy! Please bring individually wrapped candy donations and place in the bins in the foyer! All departments of the church participate in making this a fun night for all! No drop offs please.

Membership Orientation – Sunday, November 4, 6pm

Join us in the banquet hall for a time to learn more about Calvary Gospel Church! What do we believe, what is our missions, who are our leaders, what is our form of government., and why would you want to join? Arm yourself with the information you need to make the decision to be a part of the Calvary family as a member. Meet our pastors, ministers, explore our ministries, discover opportunities to get involved. Enjoy light refreshments and fellowship.

Thanksgiving Baskets

It is that time of year when we reach out to families who sometimes fall short on their finances and need a little extra help at the holiday season. Your donation will fill that gap! If you know of someone who is in need of a thanksgiving basket, please provide contact information to Pastor Richard Foster. We collect canned and dry goods to fill our food pantry ! If you have items to donate you may drop them off in the kitchen! Label your bags or boxes—” Food Pantry.”

Adult Sunday School Classes – 9:30 am

The chapel class subjects for the Fall Quarter – Sept. 2nd thru Nov. 25th are in two units: “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob recounts several important narratives from the lives of these three patriarchs. The second, unit, “Pastoral letters: 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus explore critical Christian doctrines and practical instructions communicated by the Apostle Paul to two young ministers. The banquet hall class is now exploring the Book of Isaiah.

Biblical Financial Study – Wednesdays, September 12 – November 14 – 7:00 pm

Learn God’s financial principles for handling your resources and increasing your fellowship with God. This ten week study will teach you what God’s words says about debt, budgeting, spending, savings, investing and using your blessings to increase God’s kingdom.” Purchase your materials now to start preparing for this course. Do Well – The Crown Biblical Financial Study Manual Group Study Set; Do Well – The Crown Biblical Financial Study Manual; The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible. Get the Crown Money Map and companion guide bundle at:

Confirmation Classes – Sunday, October 7

Confirmation will begin Oct 7 and meet approximately 20 Sunday’s ending/graduating on May 5, 2019. The students study Christian’s beliefs, the life of Jesus Christ, Christian discipleship, worship, the Bible, and what it means to be a member of the church. There are timely topics, an emphasis on biblical teaching and perspectives, group discussion, and hands-on activities. It is a great place to learn of your faith and be challenged to make a difference for Christ. If you are interested in having your 12+ year old child attend please contact Pastor Julie at or 240-299-1223.

Missionettes / Royal Rangers – Wednesday Nights, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Parents please join us on Wednesday, September 5, 7:30PM in the gym for our annual Missionettes/ Rangers Registration/ kickoff! Get to know more about our programs for girls and boys (K – 8th grades) and register your child for another exciting year of bible lessons, activities, fellowship and fun!!


We are seeking teachers to assist in teaching our Prims and Stars groups every other month on Wednesday nights. Please contact Taneeya Valentine-Wood at if interested.

Choir Practice

The Choir will resume rehearsals starting Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. This rehearsal will be open to anyone interested in being part of the choir. Should you be interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Edmondson via the information located on page 11 of the bulletin.

Trip To Israel – April 29 – May 9th, 2019

Calvary Christian College and Calvary Gospel Church are sponsoring a journey of a lifetime! Visit the holy and historical sites of Israel and walk in the steps of Jesus on this all-inclusive trip. Four and five star hotel accommodations with breakfast and dinners provided. Lunch, if desired, is at your expense. Trip includes transportation directly from Calvary Gospel Church to Israel via Dulles airport. All gratuities, taxes, and entry fees are included. Pick up a brochure today or register online at

Outreach Opportunity

Empact Ministries is supporting three organizations with back to school Backpack Drives for the upcoming school year, and we are seeking donations for backpacks and school supplies (binders, paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, rulers etc). Donations will be accepted through the month of August. If you would like to donate, please contact Mr. Andre Ford, 301-266-6171, or Mrs. April Z. Ford, 240-441-4985, or website:, and click on the donate button.

Ladies Midweek Prayer Meeting and Bible Study—Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Join the ladies in the chapel for prayer and Bible Study weekly, under the director of Lydia Gonzalez.

Food Pantry—First and Third Thursdays, Noon-2:00 pm

Help us refresh our food pantry as we reach out in service to the community. Dry goods and canned goods are always needed, especially items with protein, like peanut butter, canned meats and fish.

Soup and Salad Bible Study—Thursdays, 10 am—noon

Join our Soup and Salad fellowship group every week in the banquet hall for Bible Study and fellowship! Stay for lunch too!

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