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posted by Chantal Dalton * Baltimore-Washington Area Reconciling United Methodists (BWARM) are presenting Catching Fire: A Concert for Inclusion and Equality to benefit The Reconciling Ministries Network, marking its 30th anniversary as a justice organization of United Methodists, as it advocates for full inclusion of LGBTQ in the life of the church and society.  The Concert will be this Friday, October 17, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church, located in northwest Washington, DC.   In addition to the concert, there will be a book signing and reception for special guest, Rev. Frank Schaefer, author of Defrocked: How a Father’s Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church. The book signing and reception for Rev. Schaefer precede the concert at 6:30 p.m.  Artistic Director for the Concert is Dr. Eileen Guenther, and featured performers  include Robert Baker, tenor; Millicent Scarlett, soprano; The Friends of Charles Wesley Singers; Combined Choirs of Reconciling Churches, and Rock Creek Singers (of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Thea Kano, conductor).  Tickets are available in advance.  Visit www.rmnetwork.org/catchingfire for details.  Preferred seating: $50.  General Admission: $25 / $20 for students.  Book signing and reception: $10 (only available at the door).  Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.  For more information, contact:  Eileen Guenther.

 

Posted by Pastor Walton *

From Westminster:  Unfortunately, we have discovered in the transitioning of our online services that an issue has prevented us from receiving nominations made prior to October 14, 2014.  If you have nominated a student you are asked to re-submit your nomination as the error has been corrected.   Again, we apologize for this technical issue and inconvenience.

A Westminster Tradition: $74,000 for a PC(USA) High School Senior to attend Westminster College – Nominate deserving students for a Young Presbyterian Scholarship. Our PC(USA) congregation can join in the annual tradition and submit a nominations for two Senior High School students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Nomination packets have been mailed or you can click here to place your nomination online.  Nominations are due by December 1.  Make a difference in the life of a student and submit your nomination. Young Presbyterian Scholarship recipients may select from any of Westminster’s 40 majors.

For assistance, please contact  Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain  (724) 946-7116

Bradley P. Tokar ’91, Director of Admissions  (724) 946-7109

 

Posted by Leslie Barbour * The D.C. Job Fair, sponsored by Tommy Wells and Arena Stage, will be held Friday, October 17th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th Street SW. Meet with a wide selection of hiring companies in a single day. Free and open to the public. Please come prepared with multiple copies of your resume and dress professionally.  Arena Stage is one block from Waterfront metro station on the Green line. Visit www.arenastage.org/jobfair for more information and a list of participating companies.

 

posted by Brenda Dunlap * Shape Note Singing at CHPC  The D.C. Shape Note Singers meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Capitol Hill Presbyterian to sing from “The Sacred Harp” and other tune books. Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a cappella without any musical instrument. We will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, at CHPC in the Annex. Loaner books will be available. All are welcome, no experience necessary.  For more information please contact John or Kelly at 540-955-2660 or by email.

 

posted by Leslie Barbour * Gary and Leslie have listed their home in Bend, Oregon on the AirBnB website at this link.  Reserve your stay in a one bedroom apartment in a gated golf course community starting June 2014.

 

posted by Sally Stoecker * Court Appointed Special Advocates  — CASA—DC (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a really important and worthy organization that always needs support. This is where I volunteered (2007-2011) and also worked part time as staff in 2009.   Volunteers are trained to represent foster care children in family court and to mentor and assist them outside of court–to make sure they are cared for properly…education, health, hygiene, etc.  I often lift up Lyashaw in prayer—I represented her until she aged out of the system at 21. We are still in touch and that has been a very special relationship.  Also, if you are thinking of volunteering somewhere in 2014, I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)!  Many blessings, Sally