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 Olivia James for any who are interested * Special Earth Day activities you can participate in
- Earth Day at Union Station –Join us for Earth Day at Union Station. We’ll have educational and interactive exhibits and activities for all ages. NASA will be there with their Earth Tent, top scientists and astronauts! Amtrak shows off their new energy efficient engines. The Weather Channel will be broadcasting live and much more!
- Try setting up an Earth Dinner. Start by planning a dinner with as many local, seasonal, and organic ingredients as possible. Then, get to know the story behind your food. Where did it come from? Who were the farmers? Finally, have a conversation about food, farming, and your connection to the food and the Earth.
posted by Sally Stoecker * A very good article that would be nice to share with the congregation on religion’s role in Ukraine-Russia situation…. click here.
Also Sally shares with us survey results by Pew Research Center on the connection worldwide between belief in God and morality. More information here.
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 Sally Stoecker as Clerk of Session * The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Presbyterian Church announce the sale of two burial plots and one crypt owned by the church. These properties are located at Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Location Information: Crypt A, Row 6, Section 117, Community Mausoleum (two burial rights). Sites 3 and 4, Lot 949 of Block 18 (four burial rights). The Board has been asked to sell these properties for $6300 per plot and $15,400 for the crypt. Please submit your interest in purchasing either property, by fax, mail or email addressed to President, NEPC Board of Trustees. Thank you and God Bless! Fax: 202-526-5900. For email, click here. Mail: 2112 Varnum Street NE, Washington DC 20018.
posted by Olivia James for DC CFSA * My name is Kim Walk and I am a Social Worker Recruiter at DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). Child and Family Services Agency is the public child welfare agency for the District of Columbia responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect and assisting their families. There are about 1,300 children in the District of Columbia’s foster care system, and of those, approximately 130 children are in need of permanent adoptive homes.
The need for foster and adoptive parents is growing, especially for families residing in the District of Columbia. CFSA is making an urgent appeal for foster and adoptive parents, married or single persons, who can take excellent loving care of our foster children. We need loving foster parents that can provide a family setting for foster children as we try to reunify the foster child with their birthparents. Also CFSA is seeking nurturing individuals that wish to adopt children that we cannot safely reunify with their birth families. You can call us at 202-727-2454 (office) or reach Kim by email here.
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 2013, I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)! Many blessings, Sally