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Worship & MUSIC

We need volunteers to help with Sunday Service.  Here is your opportunity to learn how to broadcast our services over zoom and eventually streaming online.  We will be willing to train those who are interested.  You can sign up as an observer to see how it is done.  We are also looking for liturgists.  This is a perfect way to give of your talents.  You can sign up on the link below. Once you select your date and role, please hit the submit button at the bottom of the page.  

If you have any questions, please see a member of the technology team - Shawn Thomas, Chair or Worship and Music - Pam Gessessee, Chair.  Looking forward to working with you all.

Worship and Music is Back in the Sanctuary and
Still Zooming Away

Northeastern is now having Sunday worship services in the sanctuary and on the Zoom platform while we are still in the pandemic.

We enjoy indoctrinating first-time liturgists into the Zoom world.  Please reach out to Elder Gessesse if you are interested.  If you have the gift of song, and would like to join one of our choirs, please contact the church office with your desire. 

Worship and Music had taken the worship-from-home opportunity to highlight special events in a unique way. From the Mother’s Day Powerpoint Tribute to the weekly lessons on What it Means to be a Presbyterian.  


Palm Drive-by Giveaway

In preparation for Palm Sunday, the Worship and Music Committee and the Evangelism and Outreach Committee distributed palm crosses to each member that drove into the parking lot as well as passerbys.  Each person was delighted to receive a special treat from the Easter Bunny as well as a short fellowship time while continuing to social distance. 

           Drive-by Team


 Easter Treats and Palms


We welcome ideas, suggestions, and feedback for ways to maintain engaging, informative, enthusiastic, enlightening, and enriching services via Zoom.


Christian Education



Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas, Gaithersburg High School student and Youth Member of the Jamison Commission, displays his news article regarding school altercations. He is a staff writer for the Gaithersburg High School newspaper.


Literary Club

The Literary Club meets by Zoom on the first Sunday of every month with lively discussions of books by black women, including Toni Morrison, Angela Flournoy, Valerie Jarrett, and Isabel Wilkerson. The December 2021 selection is “Feeding the Soul”, by Tabitha Brown. The January 2022 selection is "Summer on the Bluffs", by Sunny Hostin



Christian Education at Northeastern over the years has fulfilled its mission in a variety of ways to enhance the spiritual growth of the members and of the extended community through many activities. Because we are a congregation in which African Americans predominate, our focus in all of these activities is on the ways in which African American history and culture have influenced our religious heritage.

We are currently holding many of our meetings and activities on a virtual platform or by conference call due to the pandemic. 

If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, don’t hesitate to call the church office for the most current contact information. We welcome new members--both virtually and in person!

Whether in current or past activities, Northeastern Presbyterian Church continues to support Christian Education based on African American multicultural experiences. We welcome all to join us as we prayerfully work towards our goals.



The Church School Adult class meets every Sunday morning by conference call, from 9 to 10 a.m., immediately before the Northeastern Zoom worship service. The class studies from the PC(USA) curriculum The Present Word, which “explores the biblical text and invites adult study groups into a deepened relationship with God.”


Bible Study

The Bible Study Class meets every Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., by Zoom.  Each session is devoted to studying selected chapters from the Bible.         

Children and Youth

The goal of Christian education is to prepare each student to glorify God, to enjoy Him, and to serve Him in a chosen calling.  Currently, we are not meeting due to Covid-19.  Check out the children sermon tab.  You'll find a link to a weekly sermon and activities.  Join us on 5th Sundays where we focus our church service on children.


The mission is to provide support and encouragement to the youth of Northeastern through financial assistance toward education beyond high school.  Funds for the scholarship stem solely from contributions of dedicated and caring organizations and individual members of Northeastern. Occasionally, outside organizations through a member's sponsorship may contribute.

          Scholarship Recipient


Myrtle Simpson, President

Wilhelmina Davis, Treasurer


Christian Education

Listed below is a sampling of some of our past Christian Education activities, many of which we are hoping to resume as soon as it is feasible.

Vacation Bible School

Northeastern Newsletter

Youth Trips to Local Pumpkin Farm

Easter Egg Hunt

Youth Church School