March for our Lives, 3/24—We’ll gather with UCC members and others from around the country for a gun violence prevention march. Our group will meet at the UCC Washington Office in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill between 9 and 11:30 am (we’ll leave to march at 11:30). For more information: March for our Lives FAQ.
Coffee Hour Conversation: Jubilee Jobs, 3/25—The Mission & Social Action Committee is excited to welcome Emily Hincher from Jubilee Jobs, an Adams Morgan based organization that helps low-income and returning citizens prepare for and find employment. Emily will tell us about their work and provide information about a Saturday, 4/21, morning of service for us to help out with mock interviews, online applications and resumes.
Maundy Thursday Service, 3/29—Join us for a 7:00 pm service of Communion & Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows”). This Holy Week Service celebrates Jesus’s Last Supper and new commandment (Love One Another) with a participatory reading of the Passion Story.
Good Friday Vigil, 3/30—We’ll gather at 1:00 pm for a vigil that includes meditation to the powerful tones of a gong at 1, 2 and 3 pm. Scripture readings and periods of silent meditation will take place in between. You are welcome to participate in any or all of the vigil.
Easter Sunday, 4/1—Join us for a 10:30 am service of Joyful Alleluias on this special day! The choir will perform Mozart’s Alleluia, and our children and youth will enjoy a celebratory Sunday School program and Easter Egg Hunt followed by a festive Coffee Hour.
Unite to End Racism Rally, 4/4—On the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, the National Council of Churches (NCC) is gathering people from across the country to remember the past, recognize King’s work, and launch a comprehensive effort to end racism. The UCC will be actively engaged in this multi-year initiative. April 4 begins with a silent prayer walk to the mall, followed by an interfaith prayer service before the rally. April 5 is a lobby day. For more information: Rally to End Racism.
Many Ways to Pray Retreat, 4/6-7—Join Kris Davis and Rosemary Peters at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland, for a weekend of Opening. Using prayer, meditation, art and nature, we’ll explore many ways to open our hearts and minds in this season of rebirth. Cost: $175 single (overnight/3 meals) or $110 double. To register: email@example.com.
St. Paul’s Food Pantry, 4/7—We need six volunteers to serve from 9 am-Noon at St. Paul’s Food Pantry, located at 4900 Connecticut Ave, www.stpaulslutherandc.org. Please email Jennifer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Hour Conversation, How We Worship, 4/8—Dan Sack will lead us in the second of two discussions about the theology and experiences that shape how we worship. In this conversation, we’ll talk about the sacraments: baptism and communion. There are multiple understandings of both in the Christian tradition. What has been your experience? What do these rituals mean to you? Which ways of celebrating in our church and other churches have you liked/not liked?
Poetry Hour, 4/15—Join us from 4-5 pm in the church parlor and bring one or two poems on a Free for All theme (with 8 copies to share). Friends are welcome! Questions? email@example.com.