Tuesday, July 20, 2010

An Invitation from Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Grace and Race Ministries

"Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. invites you to learn more about the Ministry of Racial Reconciliation. Our goal is to inspire men and women to answer the call and to be transformed as they are equipped and empowered to become Ambassadors of Racial Reconciliation."

2nd Anniversary Celebration and New Website Launch:
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6-8 p.m.
1210 R St. NW - The entrance is on 12th and Vermont Ave. NW. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell

"Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. is an ecumenical ministry developed to equip and empower participants to provide leadership to help foster racial understanding, healing and reconciliation. Reconciliation requires an individual willingness to be transformed. The scripture reference for this ministry is found in 2 Corinthians 5:20-21."

Grace and Race takes seriously the call to reconciliation with God and the inherent call to reconcile with each other across the painful lines of racial division. They are a helpful resource for the church to build intercultural relationships and skills for living out a life united to each other in Christ.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Youth Seminar - Disciples of Christ, Makers of Peace

In honor of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace,

Next Wednesday, July 21, from 3-5pm, 4th St. Community Fellowship will be hosting a skill-building workshop on peacemaking for youth and youth leaders. The event is co-sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)-East Coast and the APPA Mission Center (website in Korean). The MCC East Coast Peace and Justice Coordinator Curtis Book is the keynote speaker.

4th Street Community is located at 319 R St. NW, near the Shaw metro. If you, youth, or youth leaders from your church/community are interested, please RSVP to Pastor Sang jin at, tel. 571-259-4137.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4.4-7

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Helping DC Youth Groups Next Week - Addition & Correction

Addition: There is a prayer meeting on Saturday the 10th for the youth and for the work of God among them next week. 7-9 pm Saturday 7/10/10 at Washington Community Fellowship (9th & Maryland NE).

Correction: Breakfast prep time is 6:30-8:30 am, with the option to leave early if necessary.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Helping DC Youth Groups Next Week

Each summer, the youth groups from several different churches in the DC area get together for a week of service to their city, learning about each other, and wrestling with the biblical imperatives for justice and mercy?

That week week is called Urban Hands, and it goes from Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, July 17. And the youth can use some help from the rest of the church body, especially in the areas of food prep and driving.

To sign up to volunteer, use this form. Activities are hosted at Washington Community Fellowship church, 901 Maryland Ave. NE (metro: Union Station).

Particular needs include:
- Monday 7/12 and Saturday 7/17: Breakfast set-up & lunch prep, 7-8:15 am.
- Every day 3-5pm: Driving youth to the pool where they shower. Help them to be the aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2.15), but not of anything else.
- Monday 7/12 and Thursday 7/15: Dinner prep, 6:30-8pm.

And there are other ways to help as well. While we're at it, let's also imitate from the unity across congregational lines and the commitment to justice, mercy, and the study of God's Word that our young neighbors are learning next week.