Sunday, JANUARY 19, 2020
Jan. 26, 2pm: More Jesus, More Love Revival featuring The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry: The Episcopal Diocese of Washington is planning an amazing weekend, Jan. 24 – 26, 2020, as the Diocese hosts Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry at the 125th Diocesan Convention. Events with the Presiding Bishop include a Young Adults Gathering, preaching by the Bishop at the Convention, a Social Justice Event and more. Tickets are free (but required for entry) for the More Jesus, More Love Revival on Jan. 26, 2pm, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southwest DC. For tickets, go to edow.org/morejesus
Brew Crew will be brewing celebratory brews for upcoming events, including St. Patrick’s, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:00 pm in the church kitchen. All are welcome to join the fun! No previous experience needed.
Search Committee Update: The Search Committee began receiving application packets on October 18. The deadline for applying was December 3. The committee will review the application packets throughout December and select some of the applicants for video interviews. Those video interviews will begin in January 2020. After the video interviews are completed, the committee will select some of the video interviewed applicants for personal interviews at their home parishes. Two committee members will visit each applicant selected for a personal visit. If you have any questions or would like to provide information to the committee, please see Jean Denton or Paul Laymon, or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Speaker, Adult Forum, Sun. Jan. 19, 10am: Executive Director Karen Cunningham will be the guest speaker at a special Adult Forum and will discuss the evolution of the charitable organization Everyone Home DC that was originally known as Capitol Hill Group Ministry. CHGM was formed by a coalition of churches in 1967 to address social justice issues on Capitol Hill and has transformed over the years to address issues with poverty and homelessness throughout DC. Karen will share the rebranding of CHGM to Everyone Home DC. Please join us for an informative discussion with one of our longest established partner organizations.
Adult Forum Dates in Feb/March: Join the Rev. Bob Banse for Adult Forum on Feb. 23, March 1 and March 8 from 10:00-10:45am in the Meeting Room (glass conference room in the Parish Hall). Theme: “By what we have done, and by what we have left undone” – a series of conversations about those things in life that lead to the experience of separation and alienation and what works to restore us, heal us, and bring us home. The conversations will be built around what we have traditionally called “The Seven Deadly Sins” and God’s given antidotes. All are welcome to one or all of these conversations!
First Friday Book Group, Fri. Feb. 7, 6:30pm: Next month the First Friday Book Club will be meeting to discuss the monthly book selection, Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. Beginning with a light supper at 6:30pm, followed by the book discussion at 7pm in the Parish Hall Meeting Room. Please join us.
Children, Youth and Families Programming
Communion Recognition, Sat. Feb. 1, 2-5pm: Children in second grade and above and their parents will learn more about the Holy Eucharist through hands-on activities and instruction at the Communion Recognition Program. You won’t want to miss this engaging and educational event. The children will be recognized at the services on Sunday, Feb. 2, and this year is extra-special: they will be part of the service with Bishop Mariann EdgarBudde, who will be celebrating with Christ Church that day. To sign up your child and one or more parent, please email the Rev. Mary Miller Flowers at email@example.com.
Summer Camp: Want to foster those positive church camp memories in your kids? Join other Episcopalians and their friends at a week-long sleep-away camp at Bishop Claggett Center in Adamstown, MD (about an hour from DC). Summer Camps at Claggett are grounded in Scripture and tradition and encourage campers and staff to use their whole selves as ways to explore the Christian Story. Camp costs $450-$500 per person. High School Camp (grades completed 9-12): June 21-26; Adventure Camp: June 28-July 3 (grades completed 4-8); Middle School Camp: July 5-10 (grades completed 6-8); Youth Camp: July 12-17 (grades completed 2-5) More info and registration available here.