From Rev. Ellen Jennings

Greetings to you and yours~

Several people have asked that I share the paragraph on Grace from last Sunday’s sermon, so I offer it here as a Thanksgiving blessing.

May the Amazing Grace of God bless each one of us each and every day,

~ Pastor Ellen

Grace. Is about second chances. And third and fourth and fifth… Grace comes when you don’t deserve it. Or maybe you do. But it’s not dependent on you. And you can “eff up” ad nauseam, ad infinitum, and grace is still possible. CONTINUE READING

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Week and hope you will join us for a service celebrating the First Sunday of Advent at 10:30 am on November 29th. Other holiday events include:

Friendship Place Winter Warmth Drive (thru 12/4)—We are collecting new or gently used adult winter clothing (coats, scarves, hats, gloves and boots) and/or new long underwear and warm socks for our DC neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

Secret Santas for Shaw Community Ministry (thru 12/6)—Email Jennifer at to receive the name of a child and his/her gift wish and bring your unwrapped gift, with the child’s name on it, to the parlor by 12/6 to be wrapped by our teens. CONTINUE READING

From Our Moderator

Another part of Stewardship . . .

Over the past several weeks we have been sending you messages about the importance of making a financial pledge to the church, and today I need to give you one more gentle reminder to pledge by this Sunday, November 22.

Thus far, however, we have said little about another component of stewardship that carries just as much weight in the life of our church: the contribution of time.  CONTINUE READING

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