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...

We hope that you 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.

bread & grapes

Bread & Grapes: The Open Church Cookbook is a wonderful publication that showcases the extraordinary talent that abounds in The Open Church. It includes nearly 90 recipes from a variety of categories, desserts, soups, appetizers, and vegetables to name a few. Books are $15 each (10% discount on orders with 6 or more books). We will ship them to our out of town family members and distribute them locally.

Place your order today!

We accept checks, Cash App ($openchurchmd), or by clicking the purchase button below.



Get your t-shirts and sweatshirts in celebration of The Open Church's 10th anniversary.


happy hour

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Check-in and Chat.

Complete a CONNECT CARD if you require Zoom access information.

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.

Complete a CONNECT CARD if you require Zoom access information.


Join us for Guided Meditation every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7p.m. with a new series,

"The Search for Common Ground," inspired by Howard Thurman's book of the same title.

Listen to previous meditations in our archive; search for 'Guided Meditation' under 'Series.'

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