The 225th Anniversary Celebration continues on January 19th with a guest preacher, a guest speaker at the Adult Forum and a hootenanny with a chili potluck supper.
Remembering the 1960’s and 70’s
9am and 11am services will feature The Rev. Carole Crumley as guest preacher. Carole was assistant and interim rector at Christ Church in the late 1970s.
10am Adult Form guest speaker, Karen Cunningham, Executive Director of Everyone Home DC (formerly Capitol Hill Group Ministry, formed by a coalition of churches in 1967 to address social justice issues on Capitol Hill).
4pm Hootenanny and chili potluck supper. Led by The Rev. Rick and D’aun Miles, young and old alike are invited to bring their guitars, banjos, harmonicas, washboards, and voices to sing and play the folk and protest songs of that other troubled time. Words to the songs will be provided. Bring your favorite chili (vegetarian chili welcomed) or a side or dessert to share. No admission charge, but everyone is encouraged to bring a can or box of non-perishable food to the event for the food pantry at Progress for Christ Baptist Church. This open-to-the-public family-friendly event will be held at the parish hall, located next to the church at 620 G ST SE. Musicians please plan to arrive between 3:30 and 3:45 for instructions and to allow time to tune your instruments. There is street parking available and a parking lot behind the church off the alley between G and E Streets. However, because parking is limited public transit (Eastern Market Metro) or walking is encouraged.
February 23, 4pm: An organ recital, featuring Dr. Jinsun Cho, Music Director at the Church of the Epiphany (downtown DC)
May (date to be confirmed): The dedication of a grave marker for the Theophilus Howard family and concert at Historic Congressional Cemetery (Christ Church’s cemetery).
The 225th Christ Church+Washington Parish Anniversary Kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 24: Our kick-off Sunday included a festive coffee hour after the 9am and 11am services, a slide show drawn from the church archives and a tree planting ceremony. Later that day, the Brass Ensemble from “the President’s Own” United States Marine Band performed a concert of some of pieces by one of Christ Church’s most famous parishioners, John Philip Sousa. Sousa is well known as America’s “March King” composer and great Marine band-master, and was a faithful member of Christ Church for over 50 years. The anniversary celebration continues into 2020, including an organ concert at Christ Church on Feb. 23 and a celebration in May at Historic Congressional Cemetery.
To learn more about the history of Christ Church, read our Christ Church History.