Upon This Rock …
The 180th Anniversary of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church

Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is commemorating its 180th anniversary this year with an array of programs that reflect on the past, examine the present, and envision a future of continuing to spread the Good News.

From August 29, 1839, when the First Colored Baptist Church in Washington was organized, through its incorporation as the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church and subsequent relocation from 19th and I Streets NW to 4606 16th Street NW, the church faithfully has served God and his people.

Please join us for the following anniversary programs and events:

Saturday, August 24th 5:00 p.m.
180th Anniversary Banquet
NSBC Wyatt A. James Fellowship Hall
Tickets: $60, adults and children 13 and older. $30.00, children 12 and under
Patron levels: Gold, $500. Silver, $180. Bronze, $50
For reservations, visit the anniversary table in the Wyatt A. James Fellowship Hall

Sunday, August 25th 10:00 a.m.
Special 180th Anniversary Service
NSBC Sanctuary

Sunday, September 8th 8:30 a.m.
Worship and Old-Fashioned Picnic
Carter Barron Picnic Area of Rock Creek Park
(In case of rain: Worship and Old-Fashioned Picnic at NSBC)

Sunday, September 29th 10:00 a.m.
Annual Homecoming Sunday
Special Invitation to Charter Member Churches from NSBC

Saturday, November 2nd 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
180th Anniversary Market
NSBC Wyatt A. James Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 17th 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
100-Year History of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Role of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
Speaker: Judge Robert L. Wilkins, author of Long Road to Hard Truth
NSBC Wyatt A. James Fellowship Hall

Sunday, December 29th 10:00 a.m.
Special Service of Thanksgiving for 180 Years of Grace and Mercy
and Unveiling of Art Work in Celebration of 180th Anniversary
NSBC Sanctuary

Unless otherwise noted, programs will take place at the church:
4606 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

For more information, contact the church office at 202-829-2773

Anniversary co-chairs: Sister Wilma Bonner and Sister Rukiya Bonner