Making, Maturing, and Multiplying Faithful Disciples  
First Church Covenant
Psalms 91-NKJV

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;"

~1 Peter 2:9~NKJV


Before God elevates you, He is going to show you the hearts of those around you. This process will allow you to know who to take with you and those that you are to love from a distance.

Where GOD is taking you everyone is not designed to go with you. Elevation has always required separation and always will!

~Be Blessed and Be Encouraged!~

2023 Church Theme

Sunday Worship Service

Please note:

Sunday Morning Prayer Time

will be held on our War Room Prayer Line.

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A Gentle Reminder

Re-Opening Information

Family Love

Missionary Betty Dyson

The First Church Family is deeply saddened by the passing of our long time member, Missionary Betty Dyson. Missionary Dyson was called from LABOR to REWARD on last week.

The home going service will be held on Friday, June 9th, 2023:

City of Praise Family Ministries

8501 Jericho City Drive

Landover, MD 20785

Viewing: 10:00 am

Service: 11:00am


Heritage Memorial Cemetery 

13472 Poplar Hill Road

Waldorf, MD 20601

There will be no repast!

Condolences may be sent to:

Dr. Jeri Dyson

734 Narrowleaf Drive

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Please keep the family of Missionary Betty Dyson, especially her daughter Dr. Jeri Dyson, in your prayers.

Honoring our Graduates

Nursing Home Ministry

Trauma, Loss, and Healing Service

Seasoned Saints Celebration

Prayer Breakfast

Parent Reception

Masterlife Graduation

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NEW 8 Ministry

2023 Eastern Diocese Holiness Convention

A Message From Bishop Nicholson:

We pray you are well and abounding in the Grace of God!

We are so thankful to be in person for the Eastern Diocese Holiness Convention 2023. The Pandemic certainly led us down a different path of celebrating and fellowshipping. We are very grateful for God's virtual church favor and virtual church growth. As we plan to be together for the Eastern Diocese Convention we want to highlight opportunities for success. Firstly, we want to ensure all 9 churches are represented well, especially the church pastor and leadership. Our members will often follow our lead, if we attend the convention and the sessions/services we will get better participation from those we are entrusted to shepherd. Secondly, we must promote the convention with enthusiasm and consistency. This is the first convention we have ever had where you can eat the entire weekend for $30; the room rates are good and includes a very good breakfast buffet; additionally there are no banquet ticket sales to push because the banquet meal is included in the meal plan ($30 for adults; $15 for teens; 12 and under eat free). In the midst of inflation and the world financial crisis, we are having a very cost effective convention. This is the favor of God! God has blessed the Eastern Diocese with extremely anointed pastors and each pastor will serve as a speaker or in some capacity on the program for the weekend. We want your anointing and presence to be seen, heard, and felt throughout the entire weekend, not only when you are slated on the program. Finally, we need the pastors, first families and membership to use the link below to register for the convention and purchase the meal plans. If you have not booked your hotel, please do so via the link below. 

Bishop Nicolson

ED Presiding Prelate

EDHC Registration Link
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