Our Sunday platform services begin at 9:30am and 11:30 (and 10:30am in the summer months), and last for about an hour and fifteen minutes. We love welcoming visitors!
What should I wear?
You’ll see WES members wearing jeans and T-shirts, business suits, and unique artistic creations on Sunday mornings. However, the look tends toward “business casual.” Frankly, we’re more interested in getting to know you than in what you’re wearing.
Is the building accessible?
Our building is equipped with an elevator and is accessible for persons with disabilities.
What will happen on Sunday?
As you enter the front door, you can expect a warm welcome from our greeters. Please stop by the table in the front of the lobby and introduce yourself. We’ll offer you some information about WES and a name tag. Help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea in the lobby.
Children are welcome to attend the Platform or Sunday School. A greeter will show you where the Sunday School meets and introduce you to the Director of Lifelong Learning. Children generally start out in their classes and then come upstairs to join their parents in the Main Hall toward the end of the service.
At the start of the platform, a bell will sound. This is a signal to take your seat in the Main Hall, where an usher will hand you a program. Our platform service includes opening words, a community candlelighting, music and singing, meditation time, a platform address, community sharing time, and a collection.
After the closing of the platform service, everyone is invited to stay for coffee and cookies and to enjoy informal fellowship and conversation. You can also sign up for classes and events at this time. If you have questions about WES, feel free to ask any member–we’re the people with the printed name tags.
Welcome! We look forward to meeting you.
We also invite you to listen to our previous platforms. We have a bunch of platforms from recents years and going back to the 1960’s on our Sound Cloud page:
10:30am. “Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream,” Carl Gregg. Playing on the history of the Labor Movement, how we got the 40 hour work week—and how it isn’t written in stone and could decrease again in a way that rethinks how we order society and our time. Music from the DC Labor Chorus.