Advent & Christmas @ CHPC

Lighting the Christmas Star and Christmas Crafts Fair  Nov. 30

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Called Congregational Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 23, following worship. more details…

Stewardship 2015

What Would I Miss if Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church Were Not In my Life?   more details…

Sesquicentennial Website
Service Opportunities
CHPC, Creation and Earth Care
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Daily Bible Readings

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Community Bulletin Board

This space is for Members and Friends of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church to sell, swap, give away, or barter items or services; and to share  information about activities and organizations  in which we are involved but are not necessarily related to the congregation.


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posted by Beth Hannold * World AIDS Day Community Event – December 1st   The United Methodist Building Community Day Series is pleased to invite you to join us for our World AIDS Day Observance on December 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  December 1st of each year marks World AIDS Day—a global observance that raises awareness of HIV and AIDS, commemorates those who have died, and celebrates advances in prevention and treatment services. Our Community Event honoring World AIDS Day will include:

  • Interactive prayer stations on HIV/AIDS with guest musical accompaniment.
  • Speakers on the health consequences of government funding bans on clean needle programs for people who use intravenous drugs including Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach, First UMC – Hyattsville, Jasmine Tyler, Open Society Foundations, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (invited).
  • AIDS Memorial Quilt display.

Lunch will be provided but space is limited. Please RSVP and invite others to attend!

Grace and Peace,

Jessica M. Smith, M.Div.
General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church


posted by Beth Hannold * Capitol Hill Group Ministry’s 2014 Adopt-A-Family Christmas ProgramEvery year CHGM provides Christmas gifts for homeless and underprivileged families through our Adopt-A-Family Program. Families request a few items of clothing and a toy or book for each child, as well as a household gift like pots or towels.  Donors like you help bring joy to the hearts of families in crisis. Please partner with us to make this event the best ever.   There are several ways to get involved:

  • Sponsor a family(s) by purchasing gifts for the entire family
  • Sponsor a child(ren) by purchasing gifts
  • Make a cash donation towards gifts for families
  • Sponsor toy drives
  • Donate toys, games, gift cards.

Click here to learn more.


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 Brenda Dunlap and Kelly DelRe * Shape Note Singing at CHPC on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. We sing from “The Sacred Harp” and “The Shenandoah Harmony”.  Shape note singing is an a cappella non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance.  Loaner books will be available.  All are welcome, no experience necessary!  For more information, 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 (!  Many blessings, Sally