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 Sally Stoecker * “Little Lights” Needs Math Tutors on Capitol Hill — “Little Lights” serves the children who live in Potomac Gardens and Hopkins public housing complexes in many ways. Currently, “Little Lights” is in desperate need of more math tutors for grades 1-8. The “Math Heroes” tutoring takes place Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Orientation will be held on Thursday, October 1, with weekly tutoring sessions running October 8 through mid-December. Please contact Sally Stoecker for more information. More details are available at http://www.littlelights.org/programs/math-heroes/
posted by Olivia James * Women’s Voices Theater Festival at CHPC — More than 50 World Premiere Plays by women will be put on in DC this Fall, as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. We at CHPC are hosting one of these productions, Arcturus Theater is putting on “The Point” by Marilyn Ansevin Austin, September 24-October 10, 2015 in our fellowship hall. The play centers around a woman newly developing dementia and the response of her community. More information and tickets are available here… Discount Passes are available on the welcome table in the CHPC fellowship hall (they provide a code that you can enter to get your discounted ticket price).
posted by Dave Levy * Presbyterians respond to Pope Francis’ words on Caring for God’s Creation — Rebecca Barnes, Associate for Environmental Ministries (PCUSA). Pope Francis released his papal encyclical on the environment. It includes messages consistent with the moral mandate to care for God’s creation and the understanding that poverty, hunger and environmental degradation are interlocking issues that invoke our faithful action. He speaks clearly on the ethical responsibility to act in the face of climate change. Read the summary or full text.
Presbyterians General Assemblies have passed many environmental resolutions and statements on caring for God’s creation, acting on everything from water and land use to energy and climate change. Congregations, church institutions, and individual Presbyterians are committed to earth care as part of daily discipleship and embrace any opportunity to learn and to grow in faith. We are grateful for Pope Francis’ leadership and wisdom and the encyclical, knowing it is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in the faith community to speak pastorally, and prophetically, on the moral basis for environmental and climate justice. Click here to explore ways you can learn, act, and connect on climate justice.
Meanwhile, be prepared to start seeing Twitter, Facebook, and all kinds of media outlets talking about faith and the environment, and join the conversation! Other organizations to watch for helpful resources around the papal encyclical areNational Religious Partnership for the Environment,Creation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program),GreenFaith andInterfaith Power and Light.
posted by Alex Counts * Local Music Recommendation There is a local music venue near the church (nonprofit) that members and others like who love live music in intimate venues. It is called the Corner Store. Here is the website: http://cornerstorearts.org/.
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.
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. I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)! Many blessings, Sally