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Sunday Service Times

  9:30 am          Bible Study
11:00 am          Worship         
11:00 am          Children's Church  

Directions:  Westover Baptist Church is conveniently located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive in Arlington, Virginia, across the street from Swanson Middle School.  For more detailed directions, go here.

What to Expect:  Sunday Worship Service includes the singing of hymns,  intercessory prayer, a reading from the Scripture, and a message from the Pastor.   Our desire is for you to experience the presence of God and the fellowship of believers.



 Pastor's Christmas Message

 Dear Friends,

 In the twelfth verse of Psalm 116 the question is asked “What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me?” 

 I suspect, like me, you have observed the steady increase in the commercial focus on the Christmas Holiday. There are advertisements for gifts for just   about every person you can imagine that would be on one’s Christmas gift list, even Ebenezer Scrooge. Each year we make a special effort to find that   very special gift for those close to us, and to also show our gratitude for those individuals who have touched our life. But what would you give to   someone who really does have everything? The Bible says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.“ What would you give someone who has given you everything you have, or given you the ability to become who and what you are? Should we shrug off the question expressed in Psalm 116? Should we even stop to consider the question? I hope that each and every day, you will deliberately contemplate your response to this question. Need I remind you of the true source of everything we have or have become? The Bible says, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father.” I understand this question is really an acknowledgement that because of His love, God has done everything in my life. Even if it was painful, even if it was not what I wanted, because of his love for me, He has orchestrated everything in my life to make me the Michael He would have me to be. During this advent season, consider the Hope available to us if we put our faith and trust in Him; receive the Peace that only He can give; rejoice because of the Love He has for each of us; and share the Joy of knowing Him as your Lord and Savior with others. Make Christmas a continuation of your praise of God. Recognize that the answer to the question, “What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me?” is your heart and life. After all, He gave His Son Jesus and Jesus gave His life for the payment of our sins.

Jacqueline and I wish for each of you God’s Blessing. Merry Christmas!

Reverend Michael Youngblood,

Senior Pastor

Westover Welcomes

New Music Director

Mary Z. Darne

Mary was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. As early as elementary school she enjoyed singing and directing. She studied Music Education for 3 years at the University of Maryland.

Her family attended Church in Bethesda, Maryland, where she met her future husband, also a fine musician, Dr. Richard A. Darne.

Mary has volunteered as the assistant organist and choir director until the staff position of Assistant Director of Music opened. Nineteen years of service at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church included directing choral, instrumental and handbell groups, leading worship, managing several concert series interacting with staff and members, and managing the office. Mary’s desire to share her gifts and love of music with her church family has led her to fill the position of Choir Director. Welcome!

Sundays | 9:30 am
Adults meet for Bible study Sunday mornings in Room 220. Rev. Moyer teaches from the LifeWay literature. This class opens with hymns and prayer and is a great place to look deeper at the Word through discussion. Visitors are always welcome; this study is a good way to get to know people at Westover.
New Journey with Jesus (New Members)
Meet with Pastor Youngblood on Sunday mornings to learn about the basics of our Christian faith and Baptist polity.  “My New Journey with Jesus” is designed for new members to Westover but all are welcome.  The class meets in the Library on the Church Office hallway.

Sundays | 11:00 am
Children's Church

Children meet for Children's Church Sunday mornings in the Children's Area.  They use Cokesbury's One Room curriculum.  This is a fun, age appropriate class where children can explore God's Word.  Children ages 3 - 11 are welcome to attend. During Worship, there is Nursery care for children through age 3 as well. More detail is provided at the above Children's Church link.

Thursdays | 7 pm
A weekly neighborhood Bible Study is taught by Rev. Youngblood. Designed for those who may not be able to attend Bible Study on Sundays or are interested in additional study during the week. Join us and bring a friend!  It is held at a home in the Dominion Hills neighborhood in Arlington.  Contact the Church Office by email or by telephone at 703.237.8292.

Westover Baptist Church
1125 Patrick Henry Drive | Arlington VA 22205-3517
P 703.237.8292 | F 703.237.3864