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Who We Are

Faith. Family. Friends. Food for Thought. Everyone is welcome at Holy Comforter!

We believe that relationships in and through the risen Christ are the key to connection with God and forming a meaningful life together. We are always looking for ways to create a community that mirrors God’s unconditional acceptance and love for everyone — a place that reaches outside to touch and serve those in need, as well as a place where you can find conversation, ask questions, and be understood. Life is often filled with unexpected twists and turns. Why travel alone? You are welcome here, even if you haven’t been inside a church in awhile.

Where We Come From

The foundation upon which Holy Comforter has continually been built since 1895 remains focused: faith, family, friends, food for thought!

We also have small groups (Open Circles, Bible Studies, Prayer groups, etc.) for most stages and ages of life and ministries that seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. They are a wonderful way to get to know us better and to make friends. We never pressure anyone into worship, membership or in any other area!

Mission Statement

The Church of the Holy Comforter is called to help our community and world know the transforming love of God in Jesus Christ. We welcome all people into a generous Christian community where they may encounter God’s transforming presence in worship, be formed with others in the way of Christ through intentional formation, and be empowered to live out their faith through engagement in God’s mission of healing and reconciliation in a rapidly changing world.

FAQ

Learn more about us and listen to our sermons to get a better feel for what it’s like here.

We offer creative worship rooted in tradition, filled with music and energy in a friendly, welcoming environment and a message rooted in Jesus’s teachings. Our services last about an hour and are Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. (informal outdoors on the front lawn or in the chapel) and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Dress ranges from suits, ties, dresses and jeans. We have a coffee and fellowship hour on Sundays after the 10:00 a.m. service. We never pressure anyone into worship, membership, or in any other area!

The church fills with music and song before our one of our clergy—the Rev. Jon Strand, the Rev. Ann Gillespie, or the Rev. Jackie Thomson—deliver a practical and relevant message—typically with a few references that will make you grin. Children, with their wiggles and giggles, are welcome at the service. A nursery is also available for your convenience. We offer a Children’s Chapel, Sunday School and Youth Group.

Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. (informal outdoors on the front lawn or in the chapel) and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Coffee is available on Sundays in the Narthex (the hallway just outside the Sanctuary) following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Yes! Jesus loves children and so do we! Children with their wiggles, giggles, clatter and cries are the sounds of a thriving church. We also offer a staffed nursery for children ages 4 and under that is located downstairs. The nursery will be open some Sundays this summer so please stay tuned for further updates.

543 Beulah Road, NE
Vienna, VA 22180
Free onsite parking

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