A quick look at meetings and rehearsals this week. 

Monday, February 18
7:00pm: MIS Dance Rehearsal
Tuesday, February 19
7:00pm: Unity Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm: Praise Team Rehearsal
Saturday, February 23
9:00am: New Members’ Orientation
10:00am: Deaconess Meeting
11:00am: Concierge Ministry Meeting
12:00pm: Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

The Better Way Program phone number (202)396-4289 or (202)396-4290 and fax number (202) 396-4877.

REMINDER FROM THE USHERS: There will be no Entry or Re-entry down the Center Aisle, once the Minister steps to the Podium in the Pulpit to deliver the Sermon.  EVERYONE must use side doors please. Thank you

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2019. ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC. More details to follow.

Trip to Niagara Falls & Toronto CanadaJuly 15-19, 2019 sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Ministry. For more information please contact Oris Johnson and Rachel Morrison.

All payments are suggested to be paid every 3rd Sunday, beginning October 21, 2018 through March 17, 2019.  The final payment will be adjusted.

Total Cost      Monthly

Double Occupancy                   $609.00                $94.00 

Triple Occupancy                     $589.00                $90.00

Single Occupancy                    $768.00                $120.00

***Please note you must have a US Passport or a US Passport Card. Flyers are in the vestibule. You may also go to for more information.


Saturdays, February 2nd – March 9th,11am PRE-MARITAL CLASSES. This is mandatory 6-week class for all couples planning to be married at Pilgrim Rest. Please complete a registration form in the vestibule and place it in “THE BOX”. Classes are also held on Tuesdays, February 5th – March 12th, 7pm.

Black History Month 2019 Preachers Schedule
1st Sunday   February 3rd  
7:45 am      John Gore & Nicole Barber 
11:00 am    Richard Davis & Connie Gore 
2nd Sunday   February 10th  
7:45 am   April Green & Kimberly Ford    
11:00 am Lakeshia Sanders & Rita Elmore   

3th Sunday      February 17th
7:45 am           Doris Smith & Paul Rhinehart
11:00 am        Cynthia Davis & Jerry Coleman
4th Sunday       February 24th
7:45 am           Lawanda Harrington & Brinda Rothwell
11:00 am        Joseph Crider & Ethel Wright

Sunday, February 17, Both Services BABY DEDICATION: To have your child dedicated, please complete a Baby Dedication Form & place it in “The Box” one week prior to the Dedication. Forms can be found in the vestibule.

Sunday, February 17, Both Services Healthy Heart 2019. Healthy Heart Month is a time to bring awareness to heart disease and educate Pilgrim Rest on what we can do to live heart healthy lives.  Please wear something red to show your support.

Tuesday, February 19, 7pm PRBC Fitness Challenge.

Wednesdays, February 20 – April 10, 7pm PRAYER, PRAISE & BIBLE INSTITUTE. Classes available for all ages.


Saturday, February 23, 8am – 3:30pm 17th Annual HBCU College Festival presented by The Alfred Baptist Church Foundation at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW. WDC. The HBCU College Festival is FREE but everyone–students, parents, guardians, other family members, and counselors MUST register. Band and Choral auditions (Must pre-register and bring your own instrument for band auditions) Flyers are in the vestibule.


Saturday, March 2, 8am Men of Faith Fellowship Breakfast. Topic: Men’s Health. Dr. Elmer Huerta, Director of the Cancer Preventorium at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington Cancer Institute, will share information about colorectal cancer prevention and screening. Free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits, used to check stool samples for hidden blood, will be available for eligible participants.

Saturday, March 9, 9am-1pm “J. EDWARD COATES” Free Tax Preparation. Volunteers will be available to prepare your taxes. First Come, First Served. Tax Tips Additional Dates: Saturdays, March 16, April 6 & 13. Please bring your Social Security Card, Photo ID and prior year tax returns.

Sunday, March 10 Daylight Saving Time Begins. Don’t forget to turn you clocks forward one hour before bed on Saturday.

Wednesday, March 13, 7pm Healing and Deliverance Service.

Friday, March 15, 7pm Pastor Freddie Davis is the guest revivalist at First New Hope Baptist Church for their Spring Revival, 4818 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD,

Saturday, March 16, 8am Rev. Connie Gore is the guest preacher at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for their Women’s Prayer Breakfast, 215 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, WDC.

Saturday, March 16, 9am NCBC City-Wide Prayer Breakfast at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2409 Ainger Place, SE. Host Pastor: Rev. Christopher Nichols.

Wednesday, March 20 – Friday March 22, 7:30pm NCBC CITY WIDE REVIVAL, at Meridian Hill Baptist Church, 5354 Sheriff Road Capital Heights MD 20743 Host Pastor: Rev. Calvin E. Cage


Friday, April 19, 7pm GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – P.R.B.C. @ 7pm

Sunday, April 21, Both Services EASTER SERVICE – Easter Program, 10am

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm Rev. Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Macedonia Community Church for their Hallelujah Convocation celebrating the 68th Church and 11th Pastoral Anniversary, 1026 46th Street, NE, WDC.

Sunday, April 28, 3pm The Better Way 29th Anniversary Program. Guest Preacher: Rev. Eric Baldwin, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church.


Saturday, May 18, 11am Ordination, Consecration and Dedication Service. Pastor Be Louis Colleton and the Shiloh Baptist Church will be our guest. All participants will be properly informed as to the attire and other particulars.

Sunday, May 19, Both Services BABY DEDICATION: To have your child dedicated, please complete a Baby Dedication Form & place it in “The Box” one week prior to the Dedication. Forms can be found in the vestibule.