Valentin and I have officially moved to our first home after marriage to Alexandria. We’ve only been here a few days and I already feel pretty great about it. I’ll post more about our living situation later but I wanted to share some pictures from the nice Sunny Afternoon we had after church. We went to DC Metro Church, a place my dad suggested we go to and it was both an expected and unexpected experience. An expected one because it is pretty typical of what you would expect from a nondenominational contemporary church these days: free coffee (the krispy kreme donuts were a plus), casual attire, great soft rock style music and a laid back sermon. It was surprising to me though that such a big church of over 1,000 could exist in the middle of a city, within the older and smaller town of Alexandria. It’s in a building so obscure, almost factory-like and inside, they have kind of a theater clean-cut approach with lots of high tech equipment and little decor except the shiny colored lights providing a backdrop for the pulpit. You can see what I mean if you watch any of the sermon videos here:
Since this is the first church we have been to, I’m not 100% sure this is where we will commit to, but I did go back later that evening for a evening session to becoming a member and so far so good.
Afterward, we walked around the town and explored a bit. It happened to be Alexandria’s annual Sidewalk Sale! Weekend which meant free parking and lots of people strolling about for a good find. I saw some pretty hats and the cutest leather bag at Anthropologie, which I hope one day will become mine. Today I just pretended.