Greenbelt Interfaith News

    June 1999

    Greenbelt Directory of Faith Communities

    This directory lists religious communities within Greenbelt, Maryland, as well as communities outside of the city that are attended by Greenbelters. Any such community that has been omitted from this list is encouraged to contact the editor of this magazine so that its name may be added.

    Information is current as of the date shown at the top of the page. Please be sure to contact religious communities to check times for worship and events.

    Comments, suggestions, and reports of dead links are welcome; please write to


    Greenbelt Bahá'í Community * Mailing address: P.O. Box 245, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-345-2918 and 301-220-3160.


    Greenbelt Baptist Church * Street address: Crescent and Greenhill Roads, Greenbelt. Mailing address: 101 Greenhill Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-474-4212. E-mail: Fax: 301-474-4213. Web site: * Gerald Buckner, Interim Pastor * Early morning worship: 8:35 a.m. Sunday. Bible study (for all ages): 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Worship services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Small group Bible study: 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Prayer Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Living Proof (for high school students): 7 p.m. Wednesday. Potpourri Christian Support Group: 7 p.m. Thursday.


    St. Hugh's Catholic Church * Address: 135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-474-4322 * The Rev. Thomas F. Crowley, Pastor. In residence: The Rev. Walter J. Tappe * Mass: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Sunday; 5 p.m. Saturday. Daily Mass: 7:30 a.m. Monday–Friday; 9 a.m. Monday–Saturday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:45–4:45 p.m. Saturday.


    St. George's Episcopal Church * Street address: Lanham-Severn and Glenn Dale Roads (just south of MD 193), Glenn Dale. Mailing address: P.O. Box 188, Glenn Dale, Md. 20769 * Phone: 301-262-3285. E-mail: Web site: * The Rev. Michael W. Hopkins, Vicar. * Folk Mass: 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school: 10 a.m. Sunday (except summer). Sung Mass (with ASL interpreter on third Sunday of the month): 11 a.m. Sunday. Said Mass: Bible study: 11 a.m. Wednesday. Weekday service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    St. John's Episcopal Church * Street address: Route 1 and Powder Mill Road, Beltsville. Mailing address: P.O. Box 14, Beltsville, Md. 20704 * Phone: 301-937-4292 * The Rev. Katherine H. Jordan, Rector * Services: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school: 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

    FRIENDS (Quaker)

    Friends in Christ * Address: 6006 Greenbelt Road, Suite 110, Greenbelt, Md. 20770-1000 * Phone: 301-773-8007. E-mail: Web site: * Bill Samuel, Core Ministry Team * Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greenbelt Middle School, 8950 Edmonston Road, Greenbelt, Md.


    Ecumenicon Fellowship * Mailing address: 11348 Cherry Hill Road #302, Beltsville, Md. 20705-3741 * Phone: 301-595-7434. E-mail: Web site: * Rev. Charles R. Butler, III, Interfaith Conference Co-Chair * Ongoing events include an Interfaith Seder, an annual conference in March, and Full Moon and Samhain Drumming Circles near the Jefferson Memorial in the fall. Two local worship services are available, both Wiccan in flavor. Contact Rosemary Kooiman in Lanham at for information on Full Moon, Holiday circles, and classes in Wicca. Contact Bluebird at for Baltimore area information.


    Mishkan Torah Synagogue (Reconstructionist/Conservative) * Address: 10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-474-4223 * Rabbi Joseph Cohen * Shabbat services: 8 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Karp Family Hebrew School: Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.


    Holy Cross Lutheran Church * Address: 6905 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-345-5111. E-mail: Fax: (301) 220-0694. Web site: * The Rev. Stephen H. Mentz, Pastor * Worship services: 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school and Bible class: 10 a.m. Sunday.


    Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church * Address: 40 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-474-9410 (weekday mornings) * The Rev. Guillermo Chávez, Pastor * Bible studies: 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship service: 11 a.m. Sunday. Children's service: 11 a.m. Sunday.


    Mystic District Planning Coalition (coalition of Pagans and Pagan organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region) * Phone: 301-929-0349 * Web site: * E-mail: * Shea Thomas, Interim Moderator & General Coordinator * Pagans' Night Out: Monthly on the 13th, at various locations.


    Berwyn Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church [U.S.A.]) * Address: 6301 Greenbelt Road, College Park, Md. 20740 * Phone: 301-474-7573. * The Rev. John R. Wineman, Interim Pastor * Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship service: 11 a.m. Sunday.


    Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church * Address: 3125 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, Md. 20783 * Phone: 301-937-3666. Fax: 301-937-3667. E-mail: Web site: * The Rev. John Burciaga, Interim Minister * Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Summer services (mid-June through September): 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Religious education: 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Child care available at all services.


    Greenbelt Community Church * Street address: Hillside and Crescent Roads, Greenbelt. Mailing address: 1 Hillside Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20770 * Phone: 301-474-6171 (mornings). E-mail: Web site: * The Rev. Daniel Hamlin, Pastor * Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Children's Sunday school: 10:35–11:15 a.m. Sunday (children begin at the worship service, then move to their classes). Learning Community (classes for all ages): 11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Sunday. Infant and toddler care provided.

    Related Link

    Greenbelt Community Directory: Religion. Includes links to denominational sites.

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