Coffee Hour Conversation, 7/22—Our summer preaching fellow, Tonetta Landis-Aina, will lead a discussion related to her sermon series, “Sassy Love, Sacred Faith,” based on the book of Job. We’ll discuss the question: If God is all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful, how can such gratuitous evil exist? We’ll talk about the ways the biblical authors answer this question and then move into a discussion of how the question shapes our faith journeys and service to the world. Tonetta will continue preaching through August 5, while Pastor Ellen is on vacation. Tonetta graduated from Wesley Seminary and has served in ministry positions at Baptist and Methodist churches and as a chaplain intern at the National Institutes of Health. You can read her July 8 and 22 sermons at this link.
Dick Jorgensen Memorial Fund—We invite you to honor this long time member who died May 20 in Santa Barbara, California. Dick loved our church and its building and grounds, took great interest in any renovations, and helped keep them in period “arts-and-crafts” style. Donations will support renovation of the church library and can be made by check payable to Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, with “Jorgensen” in the memo line. You may also donate via our website, using Vanco or Paypal. Please include “Jorgensen” in the appropriate box when making an online donation.
Cabinet Meeting, 8/12—The bi-monthly meeting of our church’s lay leadership will take place after worship this Sunday in the library. All are welcome.
Summer Social Documentary Series, 8/15—3 AM Girls is part of the documentary television series, “Our America,” narrated by Lisa Ling. She goes undercover with a former teenage sex worker to witness the “rules of the streets” and see if they can identify young, missing girls. This film explores the shadowy, dangerous and tragic world of underage sex trafficking here in DC. www.oprah.com. Movie starts at 7 pm. Admission is free with donations going to Courtney’s House.
Mid-Year Congregational Lunch & Meeting, 8/26—Join Pastor Ellen, the Cabinet and other Lay Leaders for a festive lunch and mid-year check in.