From Rev. Ellen Jennings

Winter Greetings~

Well, it appears the groundhog was right! Winter does not seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon… Thus, I pray that you are warm and snug, and I ask that you please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252 if you see a person who does not seem to have a warm place to go.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, that forty-day season of preparation before the joyous celebration of Easter. CONTINUE READING

Season of Lent

You’re invited to join Pastor Ellen for Re-Lent: A Lenten Retreat on Saturday, 2/28, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. We’ll enjoy a variety of spiritual practices and conclude with a candlelight service of prayer, scripture and song. RSVP:

Lenten Carbon Fast—The Mission & Social Action Committee invites you to make a Lenten discipline of reducing your consumption of carbon-based energy. For a calendar of daily carbon saving suggestions:

Young Adult Retreat: 2/27-3/1—Young(er) adults will gather in rural VA for a weekend of worship, food, fellowship and fun. CONTINUE READING

From Our Moderator

A quick note . . .

Taking the advice of this past Sunday’s sermon, I’ve spent some time over the past few days contemplating what seeds in my life may be waiting to sprout. As I thought about what new things I could do this year, I began to feel a lump forming in my stomach. The thought of adding anything to my plate (and recalling an even earlier sermon message that there are times when we actually need to remove things from our plates) was one that I simply could not handle. CONTINUE READING

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