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The Home We Long For-- Conversations about our mothers or family or home are always a mixed-bag in the church. Our experiences of parents and home-life range from being loving, nurturing, and inspiring, to possessive, smothering, or abusive, to just empty or absent. . . . So many people long for home, a place of welcome, a place of grace, a place of healing. We seek home both as individuals and as part of a congregation. And often we seek out a church and shape our church by the kind of home we desire.Read more...
EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 27 The Newtown Project:Art Targets>Guns is sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ and Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art. This remarkable exhibit displays award-winning art created in response to gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut and in hope for meaningful and effective gun control. The exhibit runs from April 6 to May 20. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday noon-6 pm, Fridays 3pm -8pm, Sundays whenever the church is open. Click here to view the exhibit.
Every Wednesday 12:15 to 12:45
No matter your faith or religion, you are invited to come to the church for a time of silence and sit with others in meditation. Give yourself 30 minutes once a week for meditation, silence, and prayer. It's not much, but it can make a big difference.
Ron Hopson has been on the faculty at Howard University for a number of years. He grew up in the Church of God (Anderson, IN) and was ordained in that denomination in 1988. In April of 2012 he entered into a four way covenant with the United Church of Christ and now holds authorized ministerial standing in the UCC. Several years ago he was appointed “Adjunct Minister” here at First Church, preaching and doing Bible studies to enrich our life and to compliment his academic work.Read more...
Become a Volunteer in the Shaw Community Ministry– Life Skills Program for 9-12 year olds. (SCM) is an opportunity to give and to be enriched. SCM is a thriving, diverse, and safe community in which everyone is inspired and empowered to lead meaningful lives, and where all are respected and valued. Read more about how to sign up and what is involved. The program site is at Lincoln Temple UCC, 1701 11th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
The planning team for Adult Nurture Programs is soliciting ideas from everyone for programs next Fall. Click here to see programs scheduled for May-June 2013. A Bible Study group meets one hour before worship on Sunday morning most Sundays. Nurture Programs are offered after Sunday worship. There is a spiritual Mending Hearts group. The Knit for Others and Quilters gather on the third Thursdays. We all go on various walks for the Homeless, for AIDS/HIV Research, and Unity in the City, and DC Pride. The Mission 4/1 Earth has involved people in many ways.Read more...
Sunday Worship at 10:30amFree parking under the building (enter off 10th St.)
Childcare with skilled caretakers.
2013-05-19 Weekly E-newsletter
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pentecost SundayRead more...
New Members Welcomed
Ron Hopson preaching
(after worship sermon talk back)
2013-05 Gabriels Horn
Downtown at 10th and G, NW
- UCC economic activists shine light on plight of coal workers May 17, 2013
- LGBT advocates urge members to act before Boy Scout policy vote next week May 17, 2013
- UCC advocates for protection of hungry families in 2013 Farm Bill May 17, 2013
- Geoffrey Black sees work of yesterday's missionaries pay off today in China May 16, 2013
- New York neighbors band together 4/1 Earth to clean up 'Great Baehre' May 16, 2013
- Clark joins other Christian leaders at summit for collaboration in Congress May 15, 2013