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 Leslie Barbour * World Learning Youth Programs is looking for at least six individuals, couples, or families in the Washington, DC/Maryland area and beyond who would like to share an authentic US experience with a high school exchange student sponsored by the U.S. Department of State!
All types of families are welcome to host, including single parents and empty-nesters. Families typically host for one semester or academic year, but two-month ‘temporary families’ are also needed. In return, your family and community will develop lifelong friendships and be exposed to the people, languages, and cultures of the world.
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more? If so, read our Host Family FAQs or contact Local Coordinator Marilyn Franklin here.
posted by Leslie Barbour / Pastor Walton *Calling All Golfers! Please join Capitol Hill Group Ministry for their 12th Annual Help for the Homeless Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Glen Dale Golf Club (MD). Proceeds will fund programs serving homeless families in our neighborhood. Go to www.Golf.CHGM.net to register (yourself or a foursome) for a fun day (golf, lunch, dinner) and to support this important work in our community. For more information, contact Pastor Walton.
posted by Olivia James for Unity Walk * Come join us on September 7, 2014 for the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk. We are planning all the details for the 2014 walk and will post details as they emerge. In the meantime…this article by The Washington Post’s Bridget Schulte, captures the story of the 2013 walk beautifully! She wasn’t able to stay until the closing ceremony at the Gandhi Memorial hosted by the Indian Embassy who provided hot samosa’s and cold drinks, after a great afternoon. Come this year with your friends! “Unity Walk Celebrates All Faiths in Rememberance of 9/11″, September 8, 2013. Unity Walk website is http://911unitywalk.org/.
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