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Faith and Religion

African Methodist Episcopal-Zion

African Methodist Episcopal-Zion

First Agape AME Zion Church

7700 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-767-9727

(The Church currently meets at Adat Shalom Synagogue, see under "Jewish")

Scotland AME Church of Zion

10902 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-5226

Leader: Rev. James Phifer

152 members

Baha’i

The Bahá’í Faith

9401 Thornhill Rd.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

301-495-8817

www.us.bahai.org

Baptist

Seven Locks Baptist Church

11845 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-279-9388

www.sevenlocksbaptist.org

Leader: Pastor Greg Wolfe

Around 80 members

Programs: SURGE: Youth Community Service — an inter-denominational group that has social activities and ministry. Cookie Ministry — a welcome committee that brings cookies to people that are new to the area. Martha's Table Ministry, Children's Nursery.

Briggs Church

5144 Massachusetts Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20816

301-229-7725

Leader: Pastor Robert L. Maddox

120 members

Programs: ESL Program, Connecting Children's Faith Through the Arts in the summer. Contact Marilyn Mix.

Wildwood Baptist Church

10200 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-530-4444

www.wildwoodbaptistchurch.org

Leader: Pastor David Sayne

150 people

Programs: Vacation Bible School, Fall Carnival, Easter programs.

Buddhist

Wat Thai Theravada Buddhist Temple

13440 Layhill Road,

Silver Spring, MD 20906

301-871-8660

watthaidc@watthaidc.com

Leader: The venerable Laung Pachee

2,500 families

Catholic

Our Lady of Mercy

9200 Kentsdale Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

301-365-1415

www.olom.org

Leader: Msgr. William J. English

About 1,800 families

Programs: Thanksgiving Baskets, Food Collection, Ministry to Disabled Persons.

St. Bartholomew’s

6900 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-229-7933

www.stbartholomew.org

Leader: Msgr. James Beattie

About 1000 families

Programs: Concert Fundraiser at Mt. Carmel Shelter for Women in December. Meals for the homeless, monthly.

The Church of the Little Flower

5607 Massachusetts Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20816

301-320-4538

www.lfparish.org

Leader: Rev. Msgr. Peter Vaghi

About 1,350 members

Programs: Little Flower School — elementary school for pre-kindergarten to 8th grade, Monthly Food Collection, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Easter Hams, Giving Tree Project — an Advent project — parishioners provide Christmas gifts for the needy.

St. Raphael’s

1592 Kimblewick Road

Rockville, MD 20854

301-762-2143

www.straphaels.org

Leader: the Rev. G. William Finch

3,100 families

Programs: General senior helpers, home repair volunteers. Contact Kathryn Chapman.

Christian Science

First Church of Christ, Scientist

7901 Connecticut Ave.

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

301-652-5591

www.christiansciencechurchesofmaryland.org

Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Martin Poretsky

Programs: Reading Room, Sunday School at 10 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

100 Nelson St.

Rockville, MD 20850

301-762-8222

www.christiansciencechurchesofmaryland.org

First Leader: Linda Cook

Second Leader: Barbara Smith

Programs: Reading Room, Sunday School.

Episcopal

St. Francis Episcopal Church

10033 River Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-365-2055

www.stfrancispotomac.org

Leader: Rev. William Shand

800 members

Programs: Potomac Country House Tour, Diocesan Hunger Fund, Day School, Sunday School.

St. James Episcopal Church

11815 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-762-8040

www.stjamespotomac.org

Leader: Rev. Cynthia Baskin

Programs: Prison Aftercare Ministry, Children's School, Rebuilding Together.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church

5450 Massachusetts Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20816

301-229-2960

www.stdunstansbethesda.org

Leader: Rev. Jeffrey B. MacKnight, rector

225 families

Programs: Vacation Bible School, Loaves and Fishes, Yoga, car wash fundraisers, Darfur Bracelets.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-530-1800

Fax: 301-530-1802

Leader: Rev. Dr. Stephanie J. Negley

About 300 members

Hare Krishna

Hare Krishna Temple

International Society for Krishna Consciousness

10310 Oaklyn Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-2100

Manager: 301-765-8948

cnd@pamho.com

Leader: President Anuttama Das

1,000 members

Hindu

Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center

46 Norwood Road

Silver Spring, MD 20905

301-384-5009

www.chinmayaDC.org

Leader: Swami Dheerananda

400 members

Programs: Children's Summer Camp, Children's Center, charity musical concerts, annual festival in October, counseling, providing food for homeless shelters.

Jewish

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

7727 Persimmon Tree Lane

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-767-3333

www.adatshalom.net

Leader: Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

480 families

Programs: Concerts, Manna Food Warehouse, "Lunch bunch" group, Kids Care Club.

Aish HaTorah

11418 Old Georgetown Road

N. Bethesda, MD 20852

301-881-9010

www.aishmd.com

300 members

Programs: Jewish Early Childhood Center, Jewish Awareness Movement (JAM), Read Between the Lines, Hebrew classes.

Bethesda Jewish Congregation

6601 Bradley Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-469-8636

www.bethesdajewish.com

Leader: Rabbi Hazzan Sunny Schnitzer

A little over 200 members

Programs: AtONE-working for affordable housing in Montgomery County, Winter Clothes Drive in Progress, Collection for Cuba.

Beth Sholom Congregation

11825 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-279-7010

www.bethsholom.org

Leader: Rabbi Joel Tessler

500 families

Programs: Adult Education Program, Dreidel the Night Away in December, Red Cross Blood Drive.

Chabad of Potomac

11621 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-983-4200, Ext. 11

www.chabadpotomac.com

Leader: Rabbi Mendel Bluming

850 members

Programs: Lap n' Learn, JLI Adult Education Courses, the Women's Circle.

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

8215 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-652-2606

www.bethelmc.org

Leader: Rabbi William Rudolph

About 1,000 families

Programs: Yoga, Men's Club.

Congregation B’nai Tzedek

10621 South Glen Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-0225

www.bnaitzedek.org

Leader: Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt

656 families

Programs: Mitzvah Committee organizes volunteer programs. The church cooks dinner for the homeless every two to three months. Mitzvah Day each spring. Contact Jane Stelboum.

Congregation Har Shalom

11510 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-7087

www.harshalom.org

Leaders: Rabbis H. David Rose and Michelle H. Fisher

1,100 families

Programs: See website for programs.

Temple Beth Ami

14330 Travilah Road

Rockville, MD

301-340-6818

www.bethami.org

Leader: Rabbi Jack Luxemburg

1,300 members

Programs: "To Bring About" Program — A year-round menu of community service activities, contact Shelly Gordon.

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Julia Bindeman Center

11810 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-279-7505

www.whctemple.org

Leader: Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig

3,000 families

Programs: Mitzvah Day, SCRIP Fund.

Lutheran

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

8011 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-652-5160

www.heartmindsoul.com

Leader: Pastor Marvin Tollefson

380 members

Program: Fall Festival — first Sunday after Labor Day. Contact Laura North.

Lutheran Church of the Cross

12801 Falls Road

Rockville, MD 20854

301-762-7565

www.lcc-rockville.org

Leader: Rev. Lester P. Stano

About 200 members

Programs: Children of the Cross Pre-school, contact Brenda Bertrand, 301-762-7566. Chinese Outreach — ESL classes, contact Pastor Tich Luu.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

7730 Bradley Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-365-5733

Fax: 301-365-9236

www.elcbethesda.org

Leader: Rev. Jan P. Lookingbill

873 members

Programs: Community Based Shelter Week in October, Giving Tree Project in December, clothing drives. Contact the outreach committee chair.

Trinity Lutheran Church

11200 Old Georgetown Road

N. Bethesda, MD 20852

301-881-7275

www.trinityelca.org

Leader: Pastor Roger L. Berner

Programs: Toy Drive, Clean Up Day, Trinity Supper Club.

Muslim

Islamic Education Center

7917 Montrose Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-340-2070

www.iec-md.org

Leader: Dr. Ahmad Bahrainy

About 500 members

Programs: Book Distribution, Farsi School, Islamic School of Potomac — Sundays, September through June.

Non-Denominational Christian

The Church in Bethesda

5033 Wilson Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-654-4159

www.churchinbethesda.org

Leaders: Robert Kang and April Vega

About 50 attend Sundays

Programs: Free Concert in September, ongoing Bethesda Cares Homeless Feeding Program, Teen Center.

Orthodox

St. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

10620 River Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-765-9188

www.peterpaul.net

Leader: Father George Rados

1000 members

Programs: Car Raffle, Annual Bazaar Nov. 4 -6, Bible Study, Sunday School, Teen SOYO.

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd.

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-5120

www.holyresurrection.com

Leader: Father Miles Zdinak

80 families

Programs: Bake sales throughout the year.

Greek Orthodox Church of St. George

7701 Bradley Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-469-7990

www.stgeorge.org

Leader: Rev. Christopher Constantinides

900 members

Programs: Spring Festival in May, Dinner Auction Oct. 28, Car Raffle.

St. Mark Orthodox Church

7124 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-229-6300

www.stmarkoca.org

Leader: Father Gregory Safchuk

About 200 members

Programs: Church School, Bazaar first weekend in November, Ongoing Canned Food Program, Food Baskets.

Pentecostal

Christian Life Center

11800 Darnestown Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

301-926-3761

www.clceast.org

Leader: Pastor R. E. Libby

Programs: Celebrate Recovery, Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series (ACTS), Food Bank, Emergency Prayer.

Presbyterian

Potomac Presbyterian Church

10301 River Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-6007

www.potomacpresbyterian.org

Leader: Pastor Kerry Stoltzfus

about 500 members

Programs: Blanket Sunday, Bethesda Youth Services, Bread for the City, Miriam's Kitchen, Rainbow Place, Youth Work Camp.

Bethesda Presbyterian Church

7611 Clarendon Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-986-1137

www.bethesdapresbyterian.org

Leader: Pastor Anne Troy

125 members

Programs: Summer Music Festival, Vacation Bible School in August, Bazaar/Yard Sale/Carnival Oct. 7, Lunch Program, Rebuilding Together, Annual Youth Work Camp, Stepping Stone Center, The Lord's Table, Habitat for Humanity, Bread for the City, Montgomery Avenue Women's Center, Sophia House, Mariam's Kitchen, Seminary Education, Montgomery Hospice, Missionary support in: Congo, Kenya, Egypt, Kazhakstan, Equador.

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

6601 Bradley Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-365-2850

www.bradleyhillschurch.org

Leader: Pastor Susan Andrews

About 700 members

Programs: Bible Music Camp, Bethesda Cares, Friends Club, Base Program.

The Fourth Presbyterian Church

5500 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20816

301-320-3600

www.4thpres.org

Leader: Pastor Dr. Robert Norris

Programs: Inner-City Task Force (ICTF): Camp Bennett, Bright Lights Tutoring, Food for the Needy.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

7009 Wilson Lane

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-229-4440

www.trinitybethesda.org

Leader: Pastor David Williams

40 members

Programs: Manna Youth Ministries, Saturday Evening Contemporary Worship Service.

Geneva Presbyterian Church

11931 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-424-4346

www.genevapotomac.org

Leader: Rev. Anne Benefield

130 members

Programs: Day School, Kids of the Kingdom service club, Adult Bible Study. Vacation Bible School.

Unitarian

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist

9601 Cedar Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-493-8300

www.cedarlane.org

Leader: Rev. Roger Fritts

About 900 members

Programs: Social Justice Gift Fund, the Labyrinth Walk, Covenant Groups, Religious Education for Children and Adults.

United Methodist

Potomac United Methodist

10300 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-9383

www.potomac-umc.org

Leader: Rev. Jack Ewald

500 families

Programs: Sunday School, Disciple Bible Study

Bethesda Hispanic United Methodist

8300 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-907-4831

www.gbgm-umc.org/iglesiametodista-md/

Leader: Rev. Bríndice Muñoz

73 members

Bethesda United Methodist

8300 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-652-2990

www.bumcmd.org

Leaders: Pastors Ron Foster and Rachel Cornwell

Programs: Youth Work Camp, Vacation Bible School, Martha's Table, So Others Might Eat (SOME)

Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist

5910 Goldsboro Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-229-3383

http://www.gbgm-umc.org/csaumc/

Leader: Rev. Bruce A. Jones

500 members

Program: Nursery School, Pre-School Camp, Sunday School.

North Bethesda United Methodist

10100 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-530-4342

www.northbethesdaumc.org

Leader: Rev. Debbie Scott

About 400 members

Programs: Church School, Spring Flea Market, Fall Fair, Vacation Bible School.