8:45AM Hand Bell Choir Practice

9:30AM Church School for All Ages

9:45AM Choir Practice

11:00AM Traditional Worship Service

Church School and Choirs On Break during the Summer

10:00AM Summer Worship Service

Sunday Worship Volunteers

We have a professionally staffed nursery for children 5 and under during the worship service


Worship is the center of our life together, where we enact and explore a relationship with God and with each other.  As we offer prayer and praise, we seek to:

  • invite and encourage the significant musical gifts already within the congregation;
  • welcome the full participation of our inter-generational community;
  • celebrate God and God's people in both inclusive and expansive ways;
  • honor the rich tapestry of experiences, cultures, languages, and traditions present in our community, while remaining open to what is new and yet unknown.

What to Expect

When people think about visiting a new church, they often have questions that they wish they could ask before they arrive. Here are a few common questions. If you have others, please feel free to call the office at 301-776-5833. We want you to feel comfortable.

More Light Presbyterians

Oaklands Presbyterian Church is a More Light Presbyterian church which has membership that believes in the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are committed to the full participation of all persons in our community without regard for sexual orientation, race, personal background, gender, or human condition. Being a More Light church also means we support the ministry of More Light Presbyterians, a national organization of Presbyterians working for a more inclusive church. Oaklands’ staff and members are involved in local More Light programs.

Music Ministry

In March of 2017, Oaklands Presbyterian Church is joined by our new Music Ministry Leader, Justin Ritchie.  Justin is working with the leadership of Oaklands to help us build a music ministry that draws out the rich musical traditions embodied in our worshiping community.