Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Rev. William C. Teng, Pastor
Rev. Holly Davis, Assoc. Pastor,
We strive to be a Spirit inspired, mission-minded community of Christians; a bedrock for the faithful in an uncertain world and a safe pasture for all of God's lambs. Celebrating the heritage of our historic setting and our faith as servants of Christ, we worship, teach, enjoy fellowship, practice stewardship, and reach out to our Mount Vernon community and the world.
With over 20 percent of its lands lying below sea level, the Netherlands – “low lands” – is one of the geographically lowest nations on earth. Also known as Holland, this most crowded European nation shares borders with Germany and Belgium and also includes several islands in the Caribbean. The Dutch word gezelligheid, which means cozy and sociable, is embodied in Dutch culture, and the people of Holland have a long history of tolerance and acceptance, traditions that today are increasingly taken to extremes in embracing all lifestyles.
The Netherlands has an advanced free market economy and boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The capital city of Amsterdam is one of the world’s major financial centers, while Rotterdam boasts one of the world’s busiest ports. The Hague, the seat of government, is home to over 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, and it also hosts a large United Nations presence.
With a rich Christian heritage forged in the Protestant Reformation, the Netherlands has long been a vibrant part of the Church. Sadly, much of that heritage has been lost as the nation increasingly turns its back on its Christian roots. Less than 20 percent of the Dutch people attend church regularly, and half of all church buildings have been destroyed or repurposed as taverns, mosques, etc. The nation is a world leader in promoting New Age worldviews, and more than 47% of the population does not claim a religion at all. While great opportunities exist for reaching out to the Muslim minority because of cultural discrimination, Christians are becoming afraid to speak out against what is wrong because of the tolerance that the society prides itself on having. The Netherlands desperately needs spiritual revival so that the multitudes of lost across the nation would be saved.
Prayer Calendar: September
- Sign-up for the Operation World daily prayer email. [NOTE: Choose the Prayer Calendar rather than the 60-Day Challenge email if you want to align with this list.]
Country links below are to brief Prayercast videos, when available.
- Sun 14 - Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles
- Mon 15 - New Caledonia
- Tue 16 - New Zealand
- Wed 17 - Nicaragua
- Thu 18 - Niger
- Fri 19 - Niger
- Sat 20 - Nigeria
- Sun 21 - Nigeria
- Join the Pastors' Grow Group - Monday evenings at 7:00 in the church library
People Get Ready
There's a train a coming...
- Pray for the Nations started in July. Check our Homepage each week for a new video about a different nation.
- Read through the whole Bible starting in September Download the Reading Plan now!
- Start or Join a Grow Group forming now!
- FIND OUT MORE! Read the July/August Horizons!
- Christian Education for all ages. Pre-K through Adult classes at 9:45 a.m.
- Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service
- Every 2nd Sunday - Hope & Healing Service at 4:00 p.m.
- Youth Group - 5:00 p.m. (usually at the church, but please check the bulletin for location)
Heritage Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia welcomes all who are in search of a meaningful connection to God and fellow pilgrims in the faith. Our door is always open to anyone in need of God's touch in their lives. At Heritage, you can expect vibrant, Christ-centered worship and fellowship that give the joy, peace and confidence that only the Lord can provide (John 4:23-24; Hebrews 10:24-25).
How's your spiritual diet these days? Many of us are starving and don't even know it. Heritage can help by leading you to a scriptural feast. As disciples of Jesus, we focus on biblically-based sermons and Christian education for all ages, equipping ourselves to face life's challenges. We aim to reflect and learn together to build up the body of Christ, and grow toward spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:12-13).
God provides all of us with special gifts. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can use these gifts to help others and bring them closer to God through Jesus Christ. At Heritage, we are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and supporting mission at the local, national and international levels. Together with God's help, we can accomplish great things and affect many lives (Romans 10:14-15).
We hope that you will explore this site to better understand our faith and our activities. Planning to visit us? We look forward to meeting you!