Sister Congregation, Meridian Hill
The Vision: An Introductory Letter From Glenn…
- From the beginning, even before Grace Downtown was established, we desired to start other congregations. We longed for Grace DC to be a network of congregations dedicated to the words and deeds of Jesus Christ, joining the good work of other churches in the District. This desire was born first from the belief that starting new churches is God’s approved method for advancing his kingdom of grace throughout the world, and secondly from our experience in the city. The longer we’ve come to know and appreciate our city—its diverse neighborhoods and great needs—the more we believe that several churches will serve Washington, DC better than one. Communities which develop tailor-made ministry to clusters of neighborhoods will be more effective than one church seeking to serve the entire city. So as Duke and Paula Kwon lead us in beginning a new community in the contiguous neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant and Adams Morgan, it’s nothing short of a dream realized. Understanding things from this point of view, reminds us that this project is more than Duke’s thing (and those that join him): it is a Grace DC thing. It is an essential part of the vision of Grace DC and an extension of what was started several years ago.
Everyone who names Grace Downtown their church home can and should play a part in this new chapter. What part might you play? Read on!
Grace to you,
Glenn Hoburg, on behalf of the elders
Who from Grace Downtown should consider being a part of Grace Meridian Hill?
If you live in Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, or Adams Morgan, we want to urge you to seriously consider this opportunity to serve your neighbor(hood)s and be a part of a gospel community in your own backyard. This church plant will be the most relevant and attractive to you, for obvious reasons. However, let it be clear: you are all welcome to join us, no matter where you live! We imagine that a segment of the new community will always be comprised of people who live in other parts of the city (or outside the city) but want to be a part of this neighborhood mission. But please keep in mind that this new community is not being started for “us,” but rather, for “others.”
If you’re interested in finding out how you can get more involved, check out Grace Meridian Hill.