Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates

Fellowship & upcoming events

Youth Group Info Session: We’re thrilled to be offering the Journey to Adulthood Episcopal curriculum to our Youth Group this year. The program is open to all middle and high school students, and integrates classroom discussion, fun outside activities, and serving the community. Interested parents & students, please join us this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room or on Zoom to learn more or ask questions! 

Youth Acolyte Training Scheduled: Our fall training will be held on Sunday, September 26 from 3-4 p.m. We will have light snacks, cover all the basics of serving as an acolyte, and build a regular schedule following the training. Becoming an acolyte is a great way for young people to learn more about the church and get involved in the community. If you have a child ages 8+ interested in participating, or any questions, please email Katherine Patterson.

Adult Forum: Episcopal 101. Join us between services every Sunday* for our Adult Forum. This week we will continue our exploration of Episcopalian life, with John discussing the church’s history & responding to congregant questions. In-person & Zoom. *except the first Sunday of the month when we’ll be preparing lunches for the homeless in the Parish Hall as part of our Outreach Ministries. 

Grab a Mug or T-Shirt! Feel free to take a CC+WP travel mug or tee from the table in the Parish Hall (while supplies last) to rep your neighborhood church in style. 

Blessing of the Animals on October 1: Save the date for a fun-filled Sunday of animal blessing (both stuffed + real!) at CC+WP and Congressional Cemetery. 

First Friday Book Group Returns! Please join us at 7 p.m. on October 1 to discuss Trevor Noah’s moving and funny memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Available to borrow from the DC Library or purchase in paperback, e-book, or audio formats. We will meet either via Zoom or a hybrid Zoom/in-person option – details to come. 

Friday Night Film Series: Join us weekly at 7 p.m. to explore some film favorites, and some you may not know. On September 24, we will discuss Worth (2021) – a timely drama about the efforts to compensate the families of those who died in the attacks on 9-11 –  starring Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, and Stanley Tucci. Our guest host is parishioner Norm Metzger. The film is only available via Netflix, so contact Paul Laymon to arrange to view the film if you do not have Netflix access.

Saturday Morning Men’s Spirituality Group: Join us online or in-person every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for conversation and reflection. To check location – or if you would like more information – please contact Paul Laymon.

Outreach: Serving the community

Outreach Meeting TODAY about our Refugee Resettlement Efforts: Join us at 12:45 p.m. to discuss the various ways to assist our Afghan neighbors as they work to resettle in our local community. It will be both in-person in the Parish Hall conference room, and accessible via Zoom. All are welcome. 

Help us provide school supplies and books/toys for Afghan Refugee Children: CC+WP is providing backpacks filled with school supplies for the children of families assisted by Good Neighbors of Capitol Hill. We would like to have both a ready arsenal of school supplies we can draw from, as well as individual parishioners willing to purchase items on short notice as we learn the ages/gender of the arriving children. To that end, please sign up on the outreach hub if you’re willing to be on call, and/or drop off any school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc. in the gray bin by the sanctuary door (you can also deposit books/toys/games for ages 3-15 here as well.) A list of supplies needed by various grades is linked in the outreach hub.  Filled backpacks for specific ages/genders should be labeled and brought to the Parish Hall loft for storage. Please feel free to include welcome notes for the children in the backpacks. 

Lunch for the Homeless – first Sunday service ministry: We will resume our lunch-making ministry at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 3, and thereafter between services on the first Sunday of every month. Sign up to purchase supplies, set up or assist with delivery at washingtonparish.org/outreach, or on the physical sheet in the parish hallway. Please reach out to the office with questions.

Could you use an upright piano? We received an offer from a community member to donate a used upright piano to someone in our parish community. If you are at all interested, reach out to the office to be connected to the donor.

Prayers & Birthdays

Please click the button below to find our weekly listing of community prayers and milestones. If you’d like to add or remove someone from the prayer list, click the second button to enter the necessary information.

Last updated September 16, 2021