Westin Hotel Crystal City

1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Worship Service

We meet in the Jefferson Ballroom on level 2.

Children’s Ministry: Nursery-5th Grade

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July 14, 2024

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Events

Jul27

GCCC July Hiking Trip

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On July 27th we’ll be going to Harper’s Ferry for a hike and white water rafting (optional).  It’ll be an entire day but please feel free to come and go as your time allows. The tentative schedule is: 9:30am go for a light hike (the trail is easy and suitable for kids and dogs; plus, the […]

Upcoming Events
Aug24

The Watch

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Sep15

Arlington Welcome Lunch

  |   September 15, 2024
Sep22

The Watch

All Locations   |   September 22–29, 2024

Welcome

Sunday Service begins at 11:00am at the Westin Hotel Crystal City in the Jefferson Ballroom on level 2. We periodically have virtual service only when the Westin Hotel cannot accommodate us. Location changes will always be listed on our website and through social media.

Westin Hotel map of meeting room

We dress casually, so feel free to come as you are!

During our worship, we pray together, sing together, hear stories from people in the church community, speak Christian Scripture together, and hear a sermon based on that Scripture together. We have three goals in our worship:

  1. To encounter God’s Spirit
  2. To tell the story of God
  3. To be formed to think and love as God does

We invite you to participate from your heart, even if you’re new (or new again) to Jesus and the church, even if you’re not sure about some things about Jesus, even if you feel like there’s a right way to worship that you don’t know how to do. We invite you to sing with us, pray with us, and listen with us, because God invites us all to these things.

Garage Parking

Families with newborns (under one-year-old), those who are handicapped, and first-time visitors, are welcome to make use of our complimentary parking garage vouchers. There is a limited amount, so please make sure you get your voucher before leaving service.  Please use your original parking ticket to exit, then use the voucher as payment. Please see an usher at the Welcome table for the voucher. If for some reason your parking pass does not work and you have to pay the full amount, please keep your receipt and bring it to the welcoming desk the following week to request a reimbursement for the amount paid. 

There is free parking at the parking garage of the Crystal City Shops located a block east on 18th St. between S Bell St. and Crystal City Dr.  Once you enter the garage follow signs for the National Landing Experience Center.  Take the elevator up to the lobby and you can exit to 18th St. and S Bell St.  Our meeting location at The Westin is a block west on 18th St. and S Eads St.

Street Parking

There is free street parking along the perimeter of the hotel. All metered parking around the hotel is free on Sundays (e.g., S Eads St. S Fern St, 18th St, etc.).

The Westin Hotel is located off the yellow and blue lines at the Crystal City Metro Station. The church is about one block away (about a 3-minute walk).

For more information on God’s Garden at Arlington please read our FAQ document. We hope the following helps your family plan for your first visit to GCCC. For specific questions about God’s Garden, email erika.thornton@greatcommissioncc.org

Child Check-In

When you arrive, head to the God’s Garden check-in table, in the lobby. To ensure your child’s safety we check every child in, in the lobby and again in their classroom or small group. When the service is over we only release children when they have been checked out by a parent. If this is your first time at GCCC, we will ask for your family’s information so we can get to know you better.

Where does my child go after check-in?

Once you check in, we will let you know which rooms we are meeting in. We begin in Large Group, where we gather together in a big group and have fun worshiping Jesus, dancing, singing, exploring the Bible together, and building community.

After Large Group, we head to Small Groups. In Small Groups, children have space to process the Biblical narrative together and explore age-appropriate ways to apply God’s Word. We understand children process what they learn through play so we build in time for crafts, games, and STEM.

All our God’s Garden Volunteers undergo background checks, reference screenings, and safety trainings to ensure your child is safe when you leave them with us. We do not allow anyone in our God’s Garden spaces who is not a fully trained and screened God’s Garden volunteer.

What if my child needs me during the service?

If your child needs you during the service, we will text you and ask you to come to their location. To ensure your child’s safety we will ask you to come and change their diaper if needed during the service.  Nursing moms are welcome to nurse in the main meeting room or in the nursery, whichever if easiest for your family.

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