You Belong Here.
Whether you’re seeking a vibrant community, meaningful worship, or ways to get involved, we’re here to help you navigate your journey with us. Explore our diverse ministries, learn about our rich history, and find answers to common questions. We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you as you embark on this exciting chapter of your spiritual journey. Welcome to our NYAPC family!
Programming for children & youth (sometimes adults) takes place at 9 am (Labor Day – Memorial Day).
Preschool – 4th Grade will meet on the 5th floor.
Middle School will meet on the 2nd floor.
High School will meet on the 1st floor.
Our worship service is at 10 am and lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Each service includes music, a children’s moment, prayer, a message, and a parting blessing (to name a few key aspects).
Young children have the opportunity to leave worship during the sermon for Worship Play, returning to worship after the sermon.
After worship, join us for coffee and refreshments at the back of the Sanctuary or in front of the church at Triangle Park on sunny days.
Visit the Lincoln Pew in the front of the Sanctuary, where a greeter will meet you to share information and answer questions about our rich history and current missions.
Periodically, we have various adult, young adult, and youth activities after Worship as well. Keep an eye on our Events page for up-to-date information.
We are located in the triangle formed by New York Avenue NW, H Street NW, and 13th Street NW, two blocks east of the White House, close to McPherson Square and Metro Center stations.
Free self-parking is available on Sundays until 1 pm in the garage next to the church at 1399 New York Avenue NW. Please park in any non-reserved space.
There is also a bike share station right around the corner!
There are two ways to get to the Sanctuary. If you come up the outside stairs, you will enter in the back of the Sanctuary. You are also welcome to come through the entrance on the New York Avenue side and take the elevator or stairs to the second floor, where you then enter at the front of the Sanctuary, on either side of the pulpit.
Our worship service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Yes! Our nursery is available at 8:45am through worship on the 3rd floor for families with children up to 4 years old who choose to use it. Our nursery is staffed by paid and background–checked nursery workers.
We understand the importance of privacy and comfort. While our worship services are livestreamed, we have a designated off-camera section for those who prefer not to be shown on the livestream. Your choice is respected, and we want you to be able to fully engage in the worship experience. If you have any concerns, please speak with our staff. Your comfort is important to us!
Yes! Everyone’s welcome, and not only that, everyone’s celebrated just the way they are. NYAPC is a part of the More Light Presbyterians, “working toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society,” and part of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians.
For those seeking a gender–neutral restroom, there is one on the 2nd floor, just outside the Sanctuary doors on the New York Avenue side of the building.
Absolutely! At NYAPC, we warmly welcome individuals from all walks of life, including those experiencing homelessness. Our church community is a place of inclusivity and compassion, where everyone is valued and respected. We recognize that homelessness is a challenging circumstance that some members of our community may face, and we are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all. You can expect to see individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those who are currently unhoused, as we strive to create a community where everyone feels accepted and embraced. If you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about the resources and support we offer, please feel free to reach out to our church staff. We are here to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors feels a sense of belonging and finds the love and care they deserve.
Up to you! Our members and visitors dress in a variety of ways, from “Sunday Best” to blue jeans and T-shirts.
Children are welcome, including all their excitement and noises. There is a dedicated children’s space in the back of the sanctuary with supplies and space for kids to wiggle. At each sanctuary entrance, there are brightly colored worship kits that children may borrow and use throughout worship at their seats. During worship, there is a children’s moment when children are invited forward to the front pew. After the children’s moment, on most Sundays, children ages 3 years old to 3rd grade may choose to go to Worship Play, returning after the sermon.
An accessible entrance is located on the New York Ave side of the building. There is elevator access to all floors of the building.
Assisted Listening Devices are available at the back of the sanctuary. The system consists of a small wireless receiver and headphones. You may also connect your t-coil equipped hearing aid to the receiver using an adapter. Please ask an usher for assistance.