Our weekly Wednesday evening Christian worship service is held for all members of Congress and staff in H122, the Speaker’s Capitol Dining Room.
Our Capitol Worship services are non-political, bi-partisan and provide members of both parties an oasis of spiritual encouragement in the middle of their busy week. Members may invite their pastors to be our guest speakers.
Over 150 different members of Congress, several ambassadors and even a White House chef have attended Capitol Worship with some committing their lives to Christ. Each Capitol Worship service concludes with communion, prayer and singing around the Rotunda’s Golden Circle.
Continuing the Tradition
From 1800-1869, weekly Christian worship services occurred in the U.S. Capitol. Presidents from Jefferson to Garfield attended with the U.S. Marine Band often playing the hymns. As many as 2,000 participated in Sunday worship.
US CAPITOL POLICE "SERVE"
On September 4, 2016, Capitol Worship began hosting special Saturday evening and Sunday morning times of spiritual encouragement for officers of the USCP in room H137, the Ways and Means Room. It is our time to "SERVE" those who protect those who work on Capitol Hill.
With an array of "Coffee and Carbs" spread on a 12' long table, officers (K-9 too) are able to take a break from the cold night watch and recharge with a cup of hot coffee, tea, chocolate, cider or soup. Fruit, cookies, candy, GatorAide and pocket pies complete the menu.
We are excited to a part of this close-knit family who serve and protect those who work on the U.S. Capitol campus.
CAROLS IN THE CAPITOL
In 2016, a new tradition was launched on The Hill with our “Carols in the Capitol” Christmas concerts. Under the musical production of Steve Amerson, Amerson Music Ministries, and guest artists, the first Christmas concert for Congress in recent history was held in the beautiful Cannon Caucus Room.
In 2017, it was held in historic Statuary Hall.
In 2018, Carols in the Capitol was to be held on December 5 in Statuary Hall after the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, but due to President Bush's passing, Carols in the Capitol was held at the Museum of the Bible.
As a Guest Chaplain, Pastor Dan has opened the US House of Representatives with prayer on eighteen occasions in the past five years. View them on the CSPAN link below.
Each year Capitol Worship hosts hundreds of pastor groups from across America to sing, worship and take communion in the Rotunda. Always the highlight of their trip to DC.
For eight years Capitol Worship's primary mission has been to personally pray with members of Congress and develop trusting relationships. Each month Steve personally delivers hundreds of hand-written notes to members. Together Pastor Dan, JoAnn and Steve daily meet with members of Congress in the course of their busy schedules always available to pray and offer encouragement.