Real Life Today Children’s Church is a place where children can explore in the presence of God’s love.  The goal for children’s church is to foster growth, challenge the mind, spark conversation, provoke thought and inspire creativity in a safe environment, free of judgments.
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NOTE: Starting in June, the Children's Church will meet the 2nd Sunday of each month. Additional Sundays will be added as we grow. RLTC also has a sound proof "Quiet Room" directly in the back of main sanctuary separated by glass, which provides a direct view into the sanctuary with in room speakers. Parents with kids under three (3) years of age has a place to keep their little ones without missing the Gathering. Snacks are provided.

One of the definitions of "scripture" rarely utilized is that of "authoritative statement." However, this understanding is clearly captured in Jesus' declaration of what he intended to create in his life.
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God has plans for me today. Today I acknowledge God’s presence in my life. The presence of the Divine is my unceasing reminder that exciting and purpose-filled ideas and opportunities are awaiting me. In every word I speak and every action that I take, I tap into God’s plans for my life today. I am not a spectator of my life. Rather, with Spirit, I am a creator and participator in God’s plans for my life. I am conscious of the leading and guidance of Spirit within me. Therefore, I resist the temptation to be distracted, dismayed, or disenchanted by oppositions that may arise; instead I choose to utilize my oppositions as moments for more of my divine creative ability to be made known. Today, God’s plans are manifested in and through me.

Your life is about unfoldment... God is not progressing or improving. What improves is our understanding of God, and as this happens all our conditions necessarily improve too. There never was a time in your history when God was not all that God is today, and there never can come a time when God will be any more that God is today. God is continually expressing Godself in new ways, but this is not improvement; it is unfoldment... Your life is simply part of this unfoldment and that is the only reason for you existing at all.
- Emmet Fox

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. - Henry David Thoreau

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Join us for our weekly Power Prayer Calls - Wisdom Wednesdays at 7pm. This teleconference will take place each Wednesday at 7pm and will last for 20 minutes. Conference Dial-in Number: 515-739-1252 - Participant Access Code: 672235#. Wisdom Wednesdays is your mid-week reminder of the ever present presence of the Divine - in you, as you, through you. As Wayne Dyer wrote, “The purpose of prayer is not to influence God to grant you special favors, but rather to remind yourself that you are always connected to God.”


Who are we? A conduit for total Acceptance and Freedom/Transformation.

What are we? A spiritual community (environment or space that promotes, fosters and nurtures who we are) that is supported by an organizational framework with resources that allows for and facilitates expansion.

Real Life Today Church (RLTC) has taken on an inner call and conviction to establish a local church that will create and hold the space for self-discovery and acceptance - an environment that allows for real transformation and liberation. The lives of many people are burdened by the threat of meaninglessness. However, we believe that God has purposed every life to have impact; as a result, we are not only reverent, but also relevant. It is incredibly rewarding and exhilarating to know God through one's own lived experience.

Our life and ministry experiences have been preparatory for this very relevant and bold ministry endeavor through which people can transform the place they live into the place they love - a place of purpose and meaning.

We invite you to share in the worship, the friendship and the fellowship, all in an environment designed to foster true growth.

Live your real life!

Pastor Miriam Niles and the RLTC Executive Board


Our Sunday Morning Worship Services are held at 1611 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Come and hear powerful and inspiring biblical teachings from Pastor Miriam Niles.

Real Life Today Church Mailing Address
2704 33rd Street, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Sunday Services*, 10:30 AM

1611 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(4th Street Friendship SDA Church)

Street parking available:

1611 4th Street Northwest is a 10-minute walk from the Green Metrorail Green Line and the Yellow Metrorail Yellow Line at the SHAW METRO STATION stop.

Rail lines:

Yellow Metrorail Yellow Line: 0.4 mi
Green Metrorail Green Line: 0.4 mi
Red Metrorail Red Line: 0.7 mi
301 PENN - WASHINGTON: 1.0 mi

Bus lines:

G2: 0.0 mi
96: 0.1 mi
90: 0.1 mi
93: 0.1 mi

*NOTE: Real Life Today Church does not meet the last Sunday of each month.

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