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Old 06-27-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I just moved near Federal Hill and I am looking for a non-denominational church. I googled to no success and I searched the forum also without success.

I am used to a church that frequently attended in Fairfax, VA - Fairfax Community Church ( Fairfax Community Church ). It is diverse (could be more but hey, it's fairfax), great contemporary band/music, funny (non-preachy), jeans-wearing pastor with relative sermons.

Is there an equivalent church near Baltimore? I have a car and will travel up to 20 - 30 mins but not much further. I barely make it to church now; a longer commute can pretty much guarantee I won't make it

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I am used to a church that frequently attended in Fairfax, VA - Fairfax Community Church ( Fairfax Community Church ). It is diverse (could be more but hey, it's fairfax), great contemporary band/music, funny (non-preachy), jeans-wearing pastor with relative sermons.

Is there an equivalent church near Baltimore?
I believe that Baltimore is a much more traditional area regarding church style. I never saw anything contemporary in my time near Catonsville. Perhaps you could just look at one of the mainstream congregations for something you are comfortable with. EG, St Timothy's Episcopal in Ten Hills does some cool community outreach things.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I found this Presbyterian church in Towson that offers two contemporary worship services. It is Central Presbyterian Church | 7308 York Road | Towson, MD 21204 | p:410.823.6145

It's web site is: Central Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland . The members photographed are a diverse group of all races.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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It might be a drive, but Grace Community Church in Fulton (US 29 and MD216) is a LARGE diverse bible church. It's probably more than a 30min drive though.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Default Say what?

I, for one, don't know what "non-denominational" means in this context. The best thing for you to do is to go and see what you like. There is a Greater Grace in East Baltimore, big and diverse. There is Rock Church near Towson. There is the Towson Unitarian, which has many Jewish members, etc.
I am not a church-goer but my visits have made me think that a denomination in a particular church's name often has little relevance these days.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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I, for one, don't know what "non-denominational" means in this context. The best thing for you to do is to go and see what you like. There is a Greater Grace in East Baltimore, big and diverse. There is Rock Church near Towson. There is the Towson Unitarian, which has many Jewish members, etc.
I am not a church-goer but my visits have made me think that a denomination in a particular church's name often has little relevance these days.
Not to mention First Unitarian, at Franklin and Charles.

I too don't understand non-denom, though I learned a lot from reading wikipedia.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Thank you all for the suggestions. Non-denominational to me means "not part of a specific Christian religious denomination". I'm just looking for a bible teaching church. If this definition doesn't suffice for ya.... Google is your friend. Either way, I'm good. Thanks again!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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When I think of "contemporary non-denominational churches", I immediately think of Grace Fellowship in Timonium. Around five years ago they added a couple more campuses- and one is downtown, in Federal Hill! It's called "GraceCity".

GraceCity

From their website- "You’re invited!
GraceCity worships at
9:30 AND 11:00 AM
every Sunday at
Federal Hill Preparatory School, 1040 William Street."

They also have small groups that meet in people's homes throughout the city. Sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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GalleryChurch is another one you should look into. It's a recent plant which started about 4 years ago and has locations in the inner harbor and by Patterson Park. It's quite diverse and has a live spanish translation. Its congregation is mostly young adults, but there are a good number of families too.

Their webpage is : [url]http://www.gallerychurchbaltimore.com[/url]
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Thank you all for the suggestions. Non-denominational to me means "not part of a specific Christian religious denomination". I'm just looking for a bible teaching church. If this definition doesn't suffice for ya.... Google is your friend. Either way, I'm good. Thanks again!!
Hello-I know you posted this a while ago but I was wodnering if you found the church you were looking for? I attended these contemporary, fun community churches in Ohio and North Carolian where I used to love and LOVED them. You'd go into a big autirmorium and they'd had a modern presentation/video conveying the message of whatever series they were doing, always free coffee, and had live band, even a set/scenery on stage to portray their message. One time we had beach balls thrown across the room and rock candy for a certain theme. Very modern- I'd love to find a church like this in Baltimore and any help would be appreciated.

THank you!
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