October 29, 2014
Slow Church

Wednesday, November 12th

Join us at 7pm in the fellowship hall for a conversation with Chris Smith, author of Slow Church to find out how we can cultivate community in the patient way of Jesus.  You can register here.
October 22, 2014
Run for Shelter

Saturday, November 22nd

Run for Shelter!  Carpenter's Shelter is holding a fundraising run - there will be a 10k, a 5k, and a 1k walk/fun run to choose from.  The event starts at 8am on November 22nd.  More details and registration can be found at Carpenter's Shelter.

October 7, 2014
Same-Sex Weddings
Commonwealth Baptist Church will happily perform same-sex weddings! Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to get married.
September 17, 2014
Rock & Stroll

Saturday, October 11th

Help 6 local nonprofits end homelessness here in Alexandria.  This event has a little something for everyone!  There will be a 1K, 5K, and 10K, physical activities, children's activities, music, and food.  To find out more and to register, go to rockandstroll.net.
September 17, 2014
Hunger Free Alexandria

Fall Festival

Sunday, September 21st

Commonwealth Baptist Church is joining with other local organizations to raise awareness about hunger right here in our community.  The event will take place at Fairlington Presbyterian Church, from 12:30 - 2:30pm.  More information can be found at www.hungerfreealexandria.com.
August 26, 2014
Carpenter's Shelter

Wednesday, September 10th

We will be preparing and serving a meal for Carpenter's Shelter on Wednesday, September 10th.  We will need people who can prepare the food as well as people who can help serve dinner at 6:30pm.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

August 26, 2014
Serve with ALIVE!

Friday evening, August 29th

Saturday morning, August 30th

We set a goal to collect 50 backpacks for Alive! Well, you donated 72! Thank you. We'll take the backpacks to the Cora Kelly Center at 6:30pm on Friday and help Alive! tag them for distribution. If you would like to help pass out groceries or the backpacks, we'll be at Cora Kelly on Saturday from 8:30-12:30.

August 26, 2014
Brainstorming Session

Sunday, September 7th

It's about time to start planning our mission and budget for next year. As Church Council prepares for this task, we want to hear from you. After worship on September 7th, we'll review your ideas that we implemented over the past year. We'll evaluate those and brainstorm ideas about how we should focus our efforts and use our budget in the upcoming year. Church Council will propose a budget based on your ideas. All church members will vote on that budget at our Business meeting in October.

August 26, 2014
Blessing of the Backpacks & Back-to-School Picnic

Sunday, August 31st

All students kindergarten-grad school are invited to bring a backpack to church this Sunday. During worship we'll bless our students and teachers as they prepare to begin a new school year. After worship, we'll have a picnic to celebrate us being back together after lots of summer travels. The church will provide an entree. Everyone who is able is invited to bring either a side dish or dessert to share.

August 26, 2014
Backpack Drive- Thank You!
Thanks to all of you who donated- we exceeded our goal and collected 72 backpacks for ALIVE!

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“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Matthew, 12:31