Visit & Connect

The life of faith has always been about relationships. God's relationship with us—God's promise that we are valued and loved just as we are—is lived out in our relationships with others. We connect with friends and neighbors; with the needs of our community; and with the concerns of the world.

We think of ourselves as a community of believers, questioners and questioning believers. If you're new to Good Shepherd, a member or a regular, we welcome you for worship or to any of an array of service, learning and fellowship activities.

Check out the Learn and Serve areas of our website for find details on the many ways you can engage at Good Shepherd. Help us build a #biggerTable!

Below are examples of the ways we’ve connected since 2018.

  • Connecting with God

    • Traditional and family-friendly worship services on Sundays
    • Midweek, outdoor, summer worship services
    • Advent dinner church and waffle church
    • 6 baptisms, 16 new members, 5 first communions, 16 confirmands, 3 memorial services
  • Connecting with Each Other

    • 20s/30s brunches
    • BBQ Bash
    • Annual Chili Cookoff & Brownie Bakeoff
    • Conversation series on becoming a more multi-ethnic church
    • Bible studies; book club; women’s group circle gatherings; youth and adult choirs
  • Connecting with Our Community

    • Expanded social media: new Instagram presence; sermon postings on YouTube
    • 120 people at neighborhood block party
    • Over 100 volunteers at Food Packing Event
    • 12 meals and 23 blankets for Guest House graduates
    • 2018 winner of ALIVE! congregation award
    • 5 First Thursdays in Del Ray
  • Connecting with the Concerns of the World

    • Monthly conversation gatherings with friends from Ezher Bloom Mosque
    • Participated in the Rally 2 End Racism on the National Mall, the Capital Pride Parade and the Alexandria Pride Festival
    • Ecumenical worship service for those affected by sexual violence with Alexandria clergy