You should expect to be welcomed. The first thing you should notice is that we are friendly. We are a relational community, and we are are always welcoming of new people. Of course, we won't embarrass you by making you stand up and do anything public, but because we care about people, we will do everything we can to help you feel welcome.
You should expect genuineness. At The Orchard, there is no dress code. We believe God cares more about the condition of your heart than your outward appearance. Feel free to dress up, or come in jeans and a favorite t-shirt, whatever makes you comfortable. Each weekend at The Orchard you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a biblical, relevant message.
You should expect kids. Because we want to model the whole family of God, children are included with our services initially, and then break out into individual classes (all children's teachers have background checks and must follow safe-child policies). Should parents wish, infants and small children can be cared for in our loving, quality nursery where mothers can have privacy if needed.
Our music style is contemporary, and features well known praise, worship and hymn music written over the last 10-15 years from Christian writers such as Matt Redman, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, and Rend Collective.
Listed below is our music that is scheduled for the upcoming week. If available, click on the song name to listen to a sample clip of the song.
Most messages are delivered by our Lead Pastor, Doug Ellis. His messages are always centered around passages from the Bible. These messages focus on practical guidance on how Christians can better follow the biblical examples of Jesus Christ, and overcome destructive patterns of our materialistic, stressed, and over-busy culture. As such, common themes include loving others, finding the will & power of God, generosity, and peace.
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Our main praise and worship service begins at 10:30 every Sunday morning, and this is when most guests join us.
If you value a more intimate time focused on prayer and reflection, you might consider also joining us for our earlier service that begins at 9:30.
The Orchard is just a short trip from most communities in Northern Virginia - a few minutes from places like Vienna, Falls Church, Tysons Corner, Arlington, Fairfax, McLean, and Annandale. We are conveniently located a short drive off the I-495 Beltway (Highway 50 exit) and a short walk from the Dunn Loring - Merrifield Metro Station on the Orange line. We meet on the lower level of 2500 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring Virginia - this is a brick church building with "Community Church of God" sign on the exterior. You enter our church on the back side of this building on the lower level, under the fabric awning (look for signs).
More specific directions from your location may be found below the map. Click here if you are having trouble seeing the map.