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 Paul Heins for Capitol Hill Arts Workshop * Free Concert at CHPC — Lukas Foss’ award-winning cantata “The Prairie” will be presented in two performances in the DC area at the end of this month: on Feb. 28 (8:00 p.m., Memorial Chapel on the main campus of the University of Maryland) and Mar. 3 (8:00 p.m., at CHPC). The performances will feature soloists Katie Baughman (soprano), Caitlin Redding (alto), Brian Wallin (tenor), and James Krabbendam (bass), plus a 40-voice SATB choir comprised of UMD choristers and DC-area community singers and 22 university instrumentalists. The ensemble is conducted by C. Paul Heins, and the performances are presented as his dissertation project for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting. “The Prairie” is the 1944 prize-winning setting of Carl Sandburg’s poem of the same name, from Sandburg’s 1918 anthology Cornhuskers. This piece put Foss on the map as one of the preeminent American composers of the twentieth century. The project is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Music and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
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 our friends at DCTC * DC Trans Coalition has information on meetings, new working groups, and several internships at the following website http://dctranscoalition.org/. Please scroll down for English, since Spanish is listed first.
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 J. Herbert Nelson, II * Director, Office of Public Witness * Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) * Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries (www.pcusa.org/washington)… Advocacy Training Weekend – “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace!”, March 21-24, 2014, Washington, DC Beloved in Christ: I am writing you to give thanks for the work that the good Lord is doing with and through our office. We are preparing for another Advocacy Training Weekend (March 21-24, 2014) in Washington, DC. The theme is focused on the culture of violence we face around the world. As you are aware, Advocacy Training Weekend is our major advocacy training event of the year. We begin on Friday morning (March 21) at 8:30 a.m. with Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day. This day-long event will highlight ministries of CPJ of the PC(U.S.A.) and our efforts to “Resist Violence and Build Peace” around the world. Workshops, Preaching, Keynotes and Discussion are all a part of this event. It is a great time to fellowship with Presbyterians from around the country and build on your understanding of the extensive opportunities to become involved in the work of the PC(U.S.A.). The gathering is held at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) http://www.nyapc.org/ in Washington, DC. Register here for CPJ Training Day.
On Friday evening March 21st we will begin Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) at the Doubletree Crystal City where we will participate in an advocacy training event sponsored by over 55 Ecumenical groups. This training will focus on how you and others can impact the political process through justice advocacy work on the local, state and national levels. There will be over 1000 persons from various denominations and faith based groups, which always creates a lively life giving environment in which to learn. Thematically, both events will complement one another. Register here for Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
The Presbyterian presence continues to grow each year. I pray that you will join us. Please read and see the brochures attached. We encourage you to register early for both events to avoid both registration and hotel room fees increasing.
We need your help on the ground to press these tough political challenges. Come and learn skills that can help you be a change agent for the Common Good.
In the faith we share, J. Herbert
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