we are open!

In these extraordinary times, The Open Church remains a safe and loving community. We gather throughout the week for a variety of activities and on Sundays via Zoom. If you require access information, please email us.

We hope that you join us and connect with us!

Why we exist

The Open Church is a sacred place where those who are hurting, confused, and in need can find healing and hope, regardless of color, culture, or creed.

It is a wide place where “Abraham’s family” – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – can dialogue with Buddhists and Bahá’is and where Hindus can dialogue with Humanists.

The Open Church is a joyful place where children, seniors, migrant workers, people experiencing homelessness, and scholars eagerly learn from and teach one another.

It is a safe place where varied ethnicities and capabilities, genders and sexual identities, social and economic groups gather in peace to break bread at Christ’s Communion Table, as we break down stereotypes.

As sacred siblings born to our Heavenly Father who is Divine Mother of us all, we practice radically inclusive love that proclaims and builds up the “kin-dom of God.”


At The Open Church we believe the act of giving is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to God's kin-dom.

Therefore, we give with open-handed generosity, because when we give, we are most like God.

call for submissions

If you've spent 30 seconds with the TOC family, you know that we enjoy a good meal, side, or dessert. Let's compile our favorite recipes and cooking tips and tricks in a cookbook. Categories include: appetizers, beverages, breads, desserts, vegetables, meat, seafood, salads & dressings, sandwiches, soups, sides, vegan, and tips, tricks & hints.

Recipes are due April 30th. Submit your recipe online or complete the attached recipe form and email it to info@theopenchurchmd.org.

Submit Recipes


prayer call

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Phillippians 4:6 (NIV)

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Email us if you require Zoom access information.


Join us in guided meditation Thursdays at 7p.m.

At The Open Church, we believe in and practice self-care.

4th Friday open mic night

Mark your calendars for May 28th for another night of extraordinary talent.

faith, science, and trust

Faith-based leaders (including TOC's founding senior pastor), COVID-19 research volunteers, and "America's Doctor," Anthony Fauci, M.D., came together to discuss fears, trust, and why Black and Brown communities need to be represented in COVID-19 research.


The musings of dr. brad r. braxton

Click here to check out the latest musings from Founding Senior Pastor, Dr. Brad R. Braxton