Fall 2014 Education Opportunities

All classes begin Sunday, September 7!

Including our exciting new Sunday Seminar

Everyone is invited for a free kick-off breakfast at 9 am on Sunday, September 7 followed by classes at 9:45 am.

Sign up here to bring food to the breakfast!

Follow this link to see the complete Fall line up of education opportunities.

Sesquicentennial Website
Service Opportunities
Stewardship 2014

Christian stewardship is an expression of love for God and neighbor, a necessary component of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, encompassing all life – not just money and budgets.  more details…

CHPC, Creation and Earth Care
Online Shopping Benefits CHPC

When you use  iGive more details…

Daily Bible Readings

Presbyterian Church USA daily Bible readings. You can sign up to have it ‘pushed’ to your e-mail box everyday, if you’d like.

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.


To submit a Community Bulletin Board item follow this link.


posted by Lisa Wilson * The DC Diaper Bank works to keep babies and toddlers healthy and safe by providing families in need with an adequate supply of diapers.  When a family cannot afford enough diapers, a child may wear the same diaper for many hours or even all day.  Wearing a wet or dirty diaper for too long puts a child at risk of infection.  It also leads to a cranky child and feelings of guilt in a parent.  Research has shown that the resulting stress contributes to child abuse.  By supporting the Capitol Hill Diaper Drive, you can help the DC Diaper Bank to alleviate some of the risks faced by children living in poverty.

Want to get involved?


September 20, 21, 27, or 28 at Eastern Market

We will have volunteers doing outreach at Eastern Market on September 20, 21, 27, and 28.  We could use more help talking to people about the need for diapers and about the Diaper Drive.  Shifts are typically for 2 or 3 hours and we’ll provide you with all the information and resources you need. This is a great activity to do with a friend.

September 30 at the DC Diaper Bank Warehouse, Silver Spring

We will be at the DC Diaper Bank’s warehouse in Silver Spring tallying diapers from our drive and bundling diapers for distribution to the Diaper Bank’s social service partner organizations.  The hours will be from 10:00 am-1:00pm and we welcome people to come with their families for any length of time.  Volunteering at the warehouse is a great family activity.  Toddlers and older children are able to help if they chose to and there is a small play space for the youngest children.  (The warehouse even has a bathroom.)

Contact Caitlin Wesaw at wesawc@gmail.com to sign up or if you want more information.


Bring new or open packages of diapers to Eastern Market or any of the collection sites (more details coming soon). Please label open packs with the size and number of diapers. *The Diaper Bank is always in need of larger sizes (4 and up) and Pull Ups.*

Contact Jenny Cheek at jenny_cheek@hotmail.com if you or your business is interested in donating, sponsoring, or being a collection site.


There is no such thing as too much publicity!  Please “like” us on Facebook.


And please consider asking your friends to support the Drive. It makes a huge difference to our success.


To learn more about the DC Diaper Bank, please go to http://www.dcdiaperbank.org/

Help us make this year a success!

Jenny Cheek, Rebecca Kuhn, Caitlin Wesaw, and Lisa Wilson

Co-Chairs of the 4th Annual Capitol Hill Diaper Drive


posted by Leslie Barbour * Host Families are needed for one-month commitment or longer. Would you like to expand your world, and welcome a young leader from Eurasia to your home? We have three students who would love to share their cultures, talents, and cuisines with you!  [World Learning is the parent organization of The Experiment in International Living,  SIT Study Abroad, the International Honors Program (IHP), and SIT Graduate Institute. ]

Iryna is an artist from Ukraine, who enjoys crafting, drawing, singing, and swimming. She loves to spend time outdoors, and hopes to explore nearby parks and natural wonders with you!

Rahim (from Turkmenistan) is an avid soccer and table tennis player. He looks forward to trying new sports–including American football–and can’t wait to learn more about the US. He enjoys helping cook meals, and wants to make a few Turkmen dishes for you!

Valeria (from Moldova) is very active, and also sings and plays the piano. She can’t wait to share some of her past performances from her YouTube channel, and hopes you love music as much as she does!

Interested in hosting, or have more questions?  Check out our Host Family FAQs here or contact Deanna Wertheimer at 202-464-6990, or Deanna.Wertheimer@worldlearning.org.


posted by Olivia James * You are invited to a showing of “God Loves Uganda”, a documentary film followed by a panel discussion on the role of faith communities in supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals in repressive countries.   This will be preceded by a simple lunch in support of LGBT Ugandans who are fleeing violence.

Sunday, 7 September 2014, 12:00 to 3:30 pm
Simple lunch at 12:00pm in the Assembly Room all donations welcome
Film starts at 1:00pm in the Meeting Room – no cost.

Panel discussion follows
Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave NW (DuPont Circle Metro)

Friends Meeting of Washington is sponsoring a free showing of the documentary film “God Loves Uganda” (www.godlovesuganda.com). The film explores the role of American Evangelicals in Uganda in promoting homophobia, which contributed to the passing of that country’s Anti-Homosexuality Law. Although this law has been struck down on a technicality by the Ugandan Courts, it remains in force and the social forces that brought it about in the first place still exist. The panel discussion will focus on the current conditions facing LGBT individuals in a number of countries in Africa and other parts of the world where repressive laws against homosexuality have been passed, and how faith-based communities can work to communicate a message of love and inclusion for LGBT individuals in these places.



posted by Olivia James * In just a few weeks, the annual 9/11 Unity Walk will fill the sidewalks of Embassy Row in Washington, DC. This planning stage is full of details and as I keep reminding the organizing team, full of energy.

Regardless of our faith, beliefs, culture, or current work in the world, we are all in the valuable position to observe how we use our energy. Are we giving in a way that is creating more opportunity, acceptance and goodness or are we resisting and feeding the many conflicts around us?  Everything we do, and everywhere we go, this is always our choice.

Join us for this special event, not just for the amazing experiences and activities which are previewed in this issue, but for the exchange of energy.  To receive what we are busy creating for you, and share that goodness in return with another.

We truly look forward to your presence and participation on September 21st.  Unity Walk website is http://911unitywalk.org/.


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 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