Greater New Hope Baptist Church 

 816 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 
 (A Downtown Cathedral of Hope & Destiny) 

 Bishop Melvin G. Brown, Pastor/Senior Minister 
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Usher Board Anniversary 2015, Part 1
Usher Board Anniversary 2015, Part 2
The Jewish Connection!
        The Washington Hebrew Congregation is a Jewish congregation formed on April 25, 1852, in Washington, D.C., by twenty-one members.The congregation grew steadily in membership and in influence; and in 1863 it moved to the site of a former Methodist church, which had been used by the government as a hospital during the Civil War.From 1897 until 1954, the congregation met at 816 Eighth Street, NW, in a building designed by Washington architects Louis F. Stutz and Frank W. Pease. The cornerstone of this building was laid on September 16, 1897, by President William McKinley. This building was sold to New Hope Baptist Church (later Greater New Hope Baptist Church) in March 1954. In 1952 President Harry S. Truman laid the cornerstone of the congregation's current home on Macomb Street, NW, which was dedicated on May 6, 1955, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.By 1905, the First Washington Hebrew Congregation was the only  Reform  congregation in the District of Columbia, with a membership of 350, and a religious school attended by 200 children.
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