A quick look at meetings and rehearsals this week. 

Monday, March 11
7:00pm: MIS Dance Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 12
7:00pm: Men of Faith Leaders Meeting
Thursday, March 14
7:30pm: Male Chorus Rehearsal
Saturday, March 16
9:00am: Tax Preparation
10:00am: Canada Informational Meeting
10:30am: Missionary Ministry Meeting
12:00pm: Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

The Better Way Program phone number (202) 396-4289 or (202) 396-4290 and fax number (202) 396-4877.

REMINDER FROM THE USHERS: There will be no Entry or Re-entry down the Center Aisle, once the Minister steps to the Podium in the Pulpit to deliver the Sermon.  EVERYONE must use side doors please. Thank you

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2019. ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC. More details to follow.

Trip to Niagara Falls & Toronto CanadaJuly 15-19, 2019 sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Ministry. For more information please contact Oris Johnson and Rachel Morrison.

All payments are suggested to be paid every 3rd Sunday, beginning October 21, 2018 through March 17, 2019.  The final payment will be adjusted.

***Please note you must have a US Passport or a US Passport Card. Flyers are in the vestibule. You may also go to for more information.


Sunday, March 10, Both Services   2nd Quarter Honor Roll Recognition – – please submit a copy of your report card in the “Box” by Wednesday, March 6th.

Tuesday, March 12, 7pm PRBC Fitness Challenge.

Wednesday, March 13, 7pm HEALING AND DELIVERANCE SERVICE. For those who are willing to participate in this one day fast and who are physically able to do so, begin your fast at bedtime Tuesday, March 12. Do not eat any food all Day Wednesday until after the service on Wednesday night. During your fast, drinking liquids is permitted, such as: water, fruit juices, coffee, tea or other hot beverages. See the instruction sheet in the vestibule for more information..


Friday, March 15, 7pm Pastor Freddie Davis is the guest revivalist at First New Hope Baptist Church for their Spring Revival, 4818 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD,

Saturday, March 16, 8am Rev. Connie Gore is the guest preacher at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for their Women’s Prayer Breakfast, 215 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, WDC.

Saturday, March 16, 9am-1pm “J. EDWARD COATES” Free Tax Preparation. Volunteers will be available to prepare your taxes. First Come, First Served. Tax Tips Additional Dates: Saturday, April 6 & 13. Please bring your Social Security Card, Photo ID and prior year tax returns.

Saturday, March 16, 10am Niagara Falls/Toronto Canada Informational Meeting for those who are going on the bus trip.  Please bring with you, your US Passport (if you have one) and your final payment. Thank you

Saturday, March 16, 9am NCBC City-Wide Prayer Breakfast at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2409 Ainger Place, SE. Host Pastor: Rev. Christopher Nichols.

Sunday, March 17, Both Services Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Presentation. Please wear orange to show your support.

Wednesday, March 20 – Friday March 22, 7:30pm NCBC CITY WIDE REVIVAL, at Meridian Hill Baptist Church, 5354 Sheriff Road Capital Heights MD 20743 Host Pastor: Rev. Calvin E. Cage.

Saturday, March 23, 10am – 10:30am  The Abundant Life Women’s Ministry is hosting a thirty minute Power of Prayer Conference Call for all Pilgrim Rest female children, teens, and adults (tell your female friends too). The theme is Refresh and Renew.  The call-in number is 1-605- 472-5492 and the Access Code is 130919#.  Simply dial the call-in number, enter the access code followed by the (#) sign and you are connected. If you need more info, see any member of the ALWM.


Monday, April 1 – Friday, May 3 The Abundant Life Women’s Ministry will FEED the HUNGRY, Monday – Friday, 4-6pm. Complete the volunteer form and place it in the box in the vestibule. Deaconess Joyce Bowe will call to confirm the dates you are scheduled to volunteer.

Friday, April 12, 7:30pm Rev. Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Little Rock Church of Christ, 5030 Sheriff Road, NE, WDC.

Saturday, April 13. 8:30am – 3:00pm God’s Girls Ice Cream Outing. God’s Girls Ministry invites girls ages 4 to 11 for an adventure at the Prigel Family Creamery for an interactive ice cream tour.  You will see how ice cream is made and create your own ice cream.  We will have breakfast before heading to the farm.  Please dress for farm life.  Limited number of tickets available. Cost $10 (tickets only guaranteed with payment).  Please sign-up on the Youth Board.

Friday, April 19, 7pm GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – P.R.B.C. @ 7pm

Sunday, April 21, Both Services EASTER SERVICE – Easter Program, 10am

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm Rev. Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Macedonia Community Church for their Hallelujah Convocation celebrating the 68th Church and 11th Pastoral Anniversary, 1026 46th Street, NE, WDC.

Sunday, April 28, 3pm The Better Way 29th Anniversary Program. Guest Preacher: Rev. Eric Baldwin, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church.


Saturday, May 18, 11am Ordination, Consecration and Dedication Service. Pastor Be Louis Colleton and the Shiloh Baptist Church will be our guest. Pastor Davis encourages all persons who have satisfactorily participated in and completed the Wednesday or Saturday “Leadership Training/Understanding Your Calling” classes to begin now inviting your family and friends to your Ordination, Consecration, and Dedication Service. For your convenience, flyers and invitation letters are available in the clerical office. In consideration of others, please only take as many flyers and letters as you actually intend to distribute. You don’t need flyers to invite your own church members. If you wish to received the flyer and letter in electronic form, you may add your name to the request list.

Sunday, May 19, Both Services BABY DEDICATION: To have your child dedicated, please complete a Baby Dedication Form & place it in “The Box” one week prior to the Dedication. Forms can be found in the vestibule.