Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church, formerly known as Roberts Chapel has been an integral part of the city of Alexandria, Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area for nearly 200 years. Organized in 1832 and born out of the belief that God's grace was available to all people, Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church was birthed into amidst the strife of a nation struggling to discern it's identity and destiny. Free blacks, as well as those enslaved, dared to step out on faith to establish at least a worship space free of some of the indignities of of life for persons of African ancestry.
Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church is among the oldest traditionally African American congregations in Virginia. For nearly two centuries she has been a beacon of light in the City of Alexandria, playing a dynamic role in the development of its congregants and the community at-large. In many instances Roberts was leading the way for education, equality in Social Justice, ministries of compassion and hope, and music.
Today, Roberts Memorial has grown into a diverse body, committed to equipping believers to deepen their relationship with Christ through spiritual disciplines that their lives may be an active witness in the this world. Under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. James Daniely we continue to be a committed congregation that passionately welcomes all God's children to walk together.
10:00 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Traditional Worship - Our11:00 am worship service in the Sanctuary follows an informal, traditional format. Experience great and inspiring music, old and new hymns, anchored by our Combined Choir and pipe organ under the direction of Mr. Barry Black II. Rev. Dr. James Daniely is the pastor for this service.
COMMUNION SUNDAY - First Sunday of each month
7:00 pm Wednesday Night
12 noon First Wednesday Study (FWS)
We’re invited to park in DEMAINE'S FUNERAL HOME PARKING LOT on Sundays. (The corner of Gibbon and Washington St). Please remove cars no later than 2:00 PM.
PLEASE RESERVE the front street parking for our elderly and persons with mobile disabilities.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Roberts Memorial Methodist Church, contact Rev. Dr. James Daniely. You will learn more about our church, our mission and what we believe.