Memorial

SERVICES

SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:30/11:00AM

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY CLASSES

9:45AM

PLAN YOUR VISIT

AT MEMORIAL BAPTIST

HOW DO I GET TO MEMORIAL?

Memorial Baptist Church is located at:

3455 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22207

Please see our Directions page for a map and some guides on how to get to our church

I HAVE DRIVEN TO MEMORIAL, BUT WHERE DO I PARK?

There is visitor and handicapped parking is on the east side of the church. The back field is used as overflow parking and there is street parking on Dittmar and Abingdon Streets.

OK, I'M AT THE CHURCH, NOW WHERE DO I GO?

We hope the church interior diagram will assist you with with the layout of our church.

You will find on the interior diagram our Sanctuary where the 8:30 am contemporary service is held. The Sanctuary is located on the south end of the building. The entrance faces Glebe Road.

Our 9:45 am Sunday school classes are located throughout the building. Adults meet on the ground floor in the Fellowship Hall, youth are on the ground floor, and children are on the first floor. Use the Church Office Entrance on the East end.

The 11:00 am traditional service takes place in the Sanctuary on the south end of the building. The entrance faces Glebe Road.

IS THERE A SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN? AND IS THERE NURSERY?

During the 8:30 and 11:00 services, we have a nursery available for children three and under.

During the 11:00 service, children ages three through five are invited to Childrens Church following the childrens sermon.

Sunday School is provided for all ages - newborns through senior adults.

WHAT ARE THE SERVICES LIKE?

There are two types of worship services offered on Sunday mornings at Memorial. At 8:30 AM, we have a contemporary service, and at 11:00 AM we have a traditional service. Here is a brief comparison of each service to help you decide which one is right for you. Note: Of course you're welcome to attend both if you'd like!​

THE CONTEMPORARY SERVICE

-is informal and relaxed

-has modern music performed by Lifeline, our outstanding in-house band
-uses lyrics projected on an overhead screen for congregational singing

THE TRADITIONAL SERVICES

-is more formal (but not boring or stuffy at all, we promise!)
-has traditional music with piano and organ accompaniment and a choir
-uses hymnals with lyrics and sheet music for congregational singing

DO I HAVE TO DRESS UP?

We truly are a church for all people. Our contemporary service tends to be very relaxed, and our traditional service tends to be more formal, but you will see everything from jeans to suits in both services. Please come in whatever dress will make you comfortable and ready to worship.


HOW LONG DOES THE WORSHIP SERVICE LAST?

The service lasts about an hour, with the majority of that time split between joyful congregational singing and a topical sermon from the pastor. The Lord's Supper is observed the first Sunday of the month.  There are also times set aside for prayer, a children's lesson, and church announcements.


AM I EXPECTED TO DONATE?

We dont expect our visitors to give, but we would love to have a record of your visit. It really helps us get to know you better if you would fill out the visitor card in the worship folder and place that in the offering plate. The reason we collect this information is that we would like to tell you about some specific activities and events that you might enjoy. You can also sign up to receive the church newsletter, if you wish.

HOW DO I JOIN THE CHURCH? AND WHAT IS THE INVITATION PART OF THE SERVICE ABOUT?

You are welcome to come to church regularly without formally joining. You do not have to become a member at Memorial to participate in worship, study and service. However, you may decide at some point that you would like to take the step of membership.

Each Sunday, at the end of the 11:00 service, there is a time of invitation. During this hymn you are invited to join the church or make a decision of faith. Simply walk down to the front of the sanctuary during the invitation hymn, greet the pastor, and let us know what decision you've made. If you have questions about joining the church or confessing your faith, you are invited to talk with any of our pastors during the week.

You can join the church in three ways:

1) TRANSFER OF LETTER

You transfer your membership from another Baptist church or another church that practices believer's baptism.

2) SEEKING BAPTISM

You are ready to profess faith in Jesus Christ and would like to be baptized.

3) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP 

You are a believer who was baptized as an infant, and you want to be part of Memorial but you are not ready to join in believer's baptism by immersion.


HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

The best way to get to know people is to get involved! Memorial has a three-part mission statement, and all three parts are essential in growing in the Christian faith If youre not involved in Worship, Small Group Bible Study, and Service, then you are missing out on all that God has for you! Take some time to explore the website and find a place to Worship, Study, and Serve that is right for you. Feel free to talk to one of the pastoral staff or members about where God may be calling you to get plugged in!

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT IS NOT CONVERED HERE. WHO DO I CONTACT TO ASK QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at anytime to find out more about Memorial.



DIRECTIONS

TO MEMORIAL BAPTIST

Memorial Baptist Church is in Northern Virginia. We are located at:

3455 N. Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia

There are several ways in which you can travel to our church. Please look at the various methods listed below to find which way best suites your needs.

If you are a first time visitor, please check out our plan your visit page to get additional important information such as parking and where to go once you arrive at Memorial.

Please Note: that even though we provide a lot of information on this page we know that it might not have all the information you need. So don't hesitate to call us at at 703-538-7000, because we would love to help you out.


Metro and Metrobus
The closest Metro Rail station is the Ballston station on the Orange line.

The 23A Metrobus leaves Ballston Metro Station for Old Dominion Drive and N. Little Falls Road every hour at :03 minutes past the hour, starting at 7:03 a.m.

The bus will arrive at Old Dominion Drive and N. Little Falls Road at about :10 past the hour. From the stop, walk three blocks north on N. Little Falls to the church at Glebe Road.

The 23A bus leaves Old Dominion & N. Little Falls Road for Ballston every hour at approx.: 45 past the hour.

Download the 23A Bus timetable.


DRIVING

Driving to our church is very easy. You can get to MBC from the two main interstates I-395 and I-66.

Interstate 395

From Virginia

Head north on I-395 N
Take exit 7B for State Route 120 NN/Glebe Rd
Merge onto S Glebe Rd and stay on it for 5.7 miles
Take a right at Dittmar Rd and immediate left to get into church parking lot


From Washington D.C.

Head south on I-395 S
Take the exit onto I-395 S Entering Virginia
Take exit 8B for State Hwy 110 N toward I-66 W
Merge onto VA-110 N
Take the exit onto I-66 W
Take eixt 71 for State Hwy 120/Glebe Rd
Turn right at N Glebe Rd/VA-120
Take a right at Dittmar Rd and immediate left to get into church parking lot


Interstate 66
From East

Head east on I-66 E
Take exit 71 for VA-120/N Glebe Rd
Turn left at N Glebe Rd
Take a right at Dittmar Rd and immediate left to get into church parking lot


From West

Head south on I-66 W Entering Virginia
Take exit 71 for State Hwy 120/Glebe Rd
Turn right at N Glebe Rd/VA-120
Take a right at Dittmar Rd and immediate left to get into church parking lot