Welcome to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church!
We are an interracial community of faith following Jesus in the Way of Love in southwest Washington, DC. You are invited to join us for worship and prayer; learning and fellowship; and service to others. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome!
Response to White Nationalist Terrorism in DC
On January 6, 2021, some supporters of the current president who do not accept the legitimate election results from November 2020 broke into the Capitol building and assaulted Capitol police with tear gas. Some of these terrorists accessed the Senate chamber (members of the House and Senate had been evacuated). As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has said, the “events at our Capitol [on January 6] are deeply disturbing. We believe the actions of armed protesters represent a coup attempt.”
We strongly encourage you to read the statement released by the Movement for Black Lives, "Dear Black People", which astutely summarizes the reality we witnessed yesterday:
Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a 15-day State of Emergency for the District. We encourage everyone living in the District to pay close attention to news and any alerts from the DC government.
St. Augustine's does not endorse political parties or candidates. But we do endorse fair elections. And we do un-endorse the violence at the Capitol on January 6. We are glad that Congress officially certified the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 7. We urge federal and municipal authorities to protect DC residents and prevent further violence from white nationalist terrorists who may remain in our city.
Worship Online Every Sunday
Newcomers are always welcome!
St. Augustine's Mission:
Together we continually seek to build a community that shows forth God's love for all.
GOD IS WITH US!
Embracing our diversity, we are searchers for justice, truth, and beauty here and everywhere, aware of and responding to community need.
Christ, He be come again when the Christ in you sees the Christ in us.