Sunday, September 23, 2018
Over 150 of our neighbors lost their homes and belongings in the fire on Wednesday at Arthur Capper Senior Housing just south of us on 5th St. At this time, we do not know who will manage funds to cover the things that DC government services cannot, but we do know significant funds will be needed. You can donate to Christ Church online or by check – be sure to put “Seniors” in the memo line, and we will pass along the funds to the appropriate group. Future ways to help as plans get put into place will also be announced here.
Special Adult Forum on Sept. 23 at 10am: John Sides, a Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will be speaking on his new book, Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America. He will discuss how attitudes about race, immigration, and Islam help explain not only the 2016 election but also the upcoming 2018 election and American politics more generally. John is Rev. Serena’s husband.
Updated Christ Church website: A huge thank you to parishioner and volunteer webmaster Edgar Roman for the redesigned website, which looks especially great on mobile devices. Please check it out at washingtonparish.org.
Nats tickets available THIS Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:35pm: A group of parishioners will be attending the Mets vs. Nats game and due to the re-scheduled rain date, we have a number of tickets that are still available. Please send an email to Jennifer if you are interested in joining the group.
The First Friday book group begins the fall on October 5: Discussing Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, described by the New Yorker as “a novelist’s powerful response to the refugee crisis. We’ll begin with a light supper at 6:30 followed by book discussion at 7:00 All are welcome!
9am Ushers: As this service has grown, the need for more people to formally serve in the hospitality role of ushers has also grown. Luckily it’s not a hard gig. It’s a great way for families to serve in the service together. If you are willing to be trained as an usher and serve once every two months (or more) that would be great. Please let Cara know (email@example.com) and she will connect you with Paul Laymon to train you.
Did you know you can hear the worship service in the library or narthex? If you need to step out for any reason, especially if young kids need a break, you can still hear the service. The narthex is the area outside the sanctuary where the ushers are, and the library is located off the hallway on the way to the parish hall (ask an usher if you need clearer directions).
Christ Church T-shirts: WOMEN’S Christ Church t-shirts are for sale in the parish hall for $10 each. Due to ordering restrictions, only women’s sizes in sizes XS – 2X are available. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.
Church Grounds Clean-Up Day, October 14th at 9:30-12: Bring your rakes, spades, hoes and whatever yard tools you think would be helpful. Children are most welcome to join in the fun. “Many hands make light work!” Any questions, contact Robin Blackwood.
Sunday School has resumed! We welcome your children (PK and older) to Sunday School at 10 am on most Sunday mornings. Our Sunday School is all-volunteer, Bible-based, and fun! There is no need to sign up your child ahead of time. We ask a parent to remain at the church for all children in 4th grade and under. Locations for each class can be found on the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall. Note: There is no Sunday School on Sept. 30 or Oct. 7.
Eat Pancakes and Support Refugees: Saturday, September 22 (9:00 am – noon) 522 7th Street SE (Church of the Latter-day Saints). These aren’t just your ordinary pancakes. Choose exciting, surprise toppings! The suggested donation of $10 pp (discount for kids) fully supports the ongoing needs of the Capitol Hill Good Neighbor Refugee Project. Come eat pancakes and meet neighbors from the Afghan Refugee support team. Reserve space for your family and friends? firstname.lastname@example.org
Laundry Love, Sunday, October 7, 1:30pm-4:00pm: We need volunteers to assist with this Outreach ministry event that serves our low-income neighbors in Ward 8 at the Good Hope Laundromat. Meet at the church at 1pm to carpool to the laundromat. Please sign up on the bulletin board or send an email to Jennifer.