Wed, Feb 27|
United States Capitol
Service at the Capitol (1)
Join friends and colleagues from government, industry, academia, and the church for a night dedicated to the King.
Time & Location
Feb 27, 2019, 6:30 PM
United States Capitol, SVC 215, Capitol Visitors Center, First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
About The Event
Before the United States Capitol was used by the Senate or House of Representatives, it was used as a church and lasted until well after the Civil War. Services in the Capitol were interdenominational, where people from all backgrounds came together to worship one King Jesus.
1800 to 1801: Services were held in the north wing.
1801 to 1804: Then moved to the temporary chamber of the House known as the “oven.”
1804 to 1807: Back to the north wing.
1807 to 1857: Relocated services to what is now Statuary Hall.
By 1857 when the House moved into its new home in the extension, some 2,000 people a week were attending church services in the House Chamber. The chamber’s first public use was for church.