Welcome to St. John’s! If you are learning about us for the first time, I pray you catch a glimpse of our dynamic community and our inclusion of all God’s children.
Like you, each parishioner at St. John’s is on a sacred journey of faith and life. We value the uniqueness of each journey, trusting that God actively pursues and meets us right where we are. And this is just the beginning! Come and experience. We welcome you! – Rev. Sari Ateek
About St. John’s Norwood
St. John’s is a vibrant, growing Episcopal church in the heart of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Maryland, just minutes from the Bethesda metro stop. Our community includes hundreds of families and people of all ages, but because of the many ways we gather and work together in smaller groups, we have a “small church” feel.
At our five worship services you’ll find celebration and uplifting music mixed with reverent recognition of the power and grace of God in our lives. In our outreach programs, there’s a place for you to make a life-changing difference, helping people, building friendships and touching lives. Our church school for children is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the region. And our focus on adult education gives rich opportunities for spiritual growth on Sundays and other times. Come grow with us! Directions and service times.
Open & diverse
Our members represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, political affiliations, family configurations, sexual orientations, abilities, and religious traditions. Indeed, chances are that there’s someone like you at St. John’s. We are single, married, partnered, divorced, widowed, remarried, gay and lesbian, with and without children, empty nesters, old and young, and differently abled. You name it – we are here. And we welcome you!
Ways to connect
- Listen to sermons online or on iTunes (search podcasts for “St. John’s Norwood”).
- Read or subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Crossroads.
- See recent events and news.
- Read Sari’s blog, by St. John’s Rector Sari Ateek.
- Learn how to get involved.