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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Who Is My Neighbor? - Discussion Series

Who Is My Neighbor?
Saturday Morning Discussion Series, 1st Saturdays 9-12 from October - December.

As congregations address the demands created by the changing demographics of their communities and the gospel mandate to reach all people, this series invites both lay and clergy to be stimulated by a presentation and then participate in peer learning.
Venue: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
Washington
Telephone:
202-403-0962

Event Type:
Community - Panel Discussion / Forum
Date Range:
Starts: 10/02/10Ends: 12/03/10
Schedule: 1st Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Cost: $20

via: http://washington.dc.eventguide.com/events/e506250.htm

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Japanese Churches in the DC Area

Providing Christian community for Japanese Christians and preaching good news to the large Japanese community in the DC area...

ロックビルファーストバプテスト教会日本語ミニストリー/Japanese Ministries of First Baptist Church of Rockville
Meetings: 55 Adclare Rd. Rockville, MD 20850 (First Baptist Church of Rockville)
Sundays 9:30 am - Worship; 11:00 Bible Study; 12:30 Lunch Fellowship
Tel. 240-370-6703
Email: Nick Nishio, nick@JapaneseChurchinDC.com
www.japanesechurchindc.com

ワシントン日本人キリスト教会/Washington Japanese Christian Church
Meetings: 7611 Clarendon Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 (at Bethesda Presbyterian Church)Sundays, 2pm.
Office: 1635 Martha Terrace, Rockville, MD 20852
Tel. 301-770-3717
http://www.wjcc.net/; http://www.wjcc.net/en/index.html (English)

ワシントン アライアンス日本語教会/Washington Alliance Japanese Church
Meetings: 1099 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852
Sunday Services/礼拝 10:30-12:00
Office: 13008 North Commons Way, Potomac, MD 20854 Tel. (240) 314-0249 http://www.wajc.org/; http://www.wajc.org/e-index.html (English)
"Washington Alliance Japanese Church is an evangelical Protestant church, affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Our mission is to reach the Japanese-speaking people in the Greater Washington area with the Gospel of Christ."

ワシントン アライアンス日本語教会 Northern Virginia集会/Washington Alliance Japanese Church Northern Virginia Congregation
Meetings: 12113 Vale Road, Oakton, VA 22124
at Cornerstone International Church
Meetings/礼拝 5:00-6:30 pm Sunday
http://www.wajc.org/


If you know of others, please share!!

Christianity Engaging Islam in the Public Square

This Talk is Co-sponsored by C.S. Lewis Institute and Reformed Theological Seminary

featuring Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo

Friday, October 15, 2010, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

McLean Presbyterian Church
1020 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101

"For though we live in the world; we do not wage war as the world does.. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

As 21st century Christians how do we engage Islam in the "Public Square"? The problem of Islam is multi-faceted and complex. As we explore this issue we are challenged with many difficult questions:

In our current politically correct environment, how do we develop a strong apologetic against the ideology of Islam and still be able to evangelize Muslims?

Can Christianly and Islam co-exist peacefully in a Pluralistic Society?

Is the American idea of "Freedom of Religion" at odds with Sharia Law?

How do we challenge the truth of Islam and still love Muslims?

Can liberal/progressive Muslims reinterpret Islamic shari’a law so that it does not contradict the US Constitution’s understanding of religious freedom and human rights?

These lectures will radically change your understanding of Islam and prepare you to help the Church face what may be her greatest challenge in the 21st century.

Friday night lectures:

The Growing Influence of Islam in America

The Clash of Worldviews - Western and non-Western
Saturday morning lectures:

The Impact of Islam on US Society

What tools do we have as Christians to respond to Islam in the Public Square?

Biography
Patrick Sookhdeo was born in 1947 in Guyana, South America of Muslim parents. He moved with his family to the UK in 1959 and became a Christian while studying architecture in London. He met his wife Rosemary while they were both students at London Bible College and together they founded and directed In Contact Ministries (later called Servants Fellowship International). This was an evangelistic and church-planting ministry in Britain's inner cities, and included pastoring a multi-cultural congregation in east London for some 20 years. In 1989 Patrick and Rosemary founded the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, which aimed to inform Christians and others about the plight of the Church in Islamic contexts and to facilitate prayer. From this arose the ministry of Barnabas Fund, which provides practical aid and relief for Christian minorities where they are suffering discrimination or persecution, particularly in the Muslim world.
Patrick lectures nationally and internationally on Islamic issues, multicultural issues and race issues. He is the author/editor of over 20 books and numerous papers on these subject areas. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies; Senior Visiting Fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science; and a Fellow of the Security Institute of the United Kingdom. He has also worked extensively with numerous US military and security agencies.
Patrick holds a Ph.D. from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, a D.D. from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon for work on pluralism, and a D.D. from Nashotah House, Wisconsin. He was awarded the 2001 Coventry Cathedral Prize for Peace and Reconciliation and was also awarded the Spring 1990 Templeton UK project award to an individual for work in the community.

This event is free, but registration is required.

To register, click on this link and then go to the checkout.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Health Fair and Block Party - Sat., September 25

PARAMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOST BLOCK PARTY AND HEALTH FAIR

WRITTEN BY PARAMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH
SUNDAY, 05 SEPTEMBER 2010 09:31

Paramount Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Ishmael Shaw, Pastor, will hold its 15th annual Harvest Day Community Block Party and Health Fair on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paramount is located, in Ward 8, at 3924 4th Street, S. E., Washington. The day’s event will provide an opportunity for the Church and community to come together in unity. EVERYTHING WILL BE FREE -- food, fun and games for the children, clothes give-a-way, testimonies, drawing for prizes, and much more.

The Health Fair will provide screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose (diabetes), spirometry (lung function), body fat, osteoporosis, PSA for prostate health, HIV testing and education, foot care, and more. There will also be education on nutritional foods, diabetes, and kidney function. Come out and take advantage of this opportunity.

From: http://www.washingtoninformer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=69&Itemid=139

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Gospel Over Lunch

Members of six local churches work together during the school year to offer a Christian perspective on some of life's big questions to people working or studying in and around two high-pressure environments, Georgetown Law School and the U.S. Capitol. Their presentations, called Lunchtime Talks, occur over the course of several weeks during the fall and spring semesters, and discuss difficult questions from a Christian perspective. All are welcome to join, no matter your religious affiliation. Q&A sessions allow attendees the chance to discuss the presentation, but active participation is not required.

Contact Information:
(202) 543-6111 Ext 307;
info@lunchtimetalks.org;
http://www.lunchtimetalks.org/


Capitol Hill
12:30-1:30 pm, Capitol Building Room HC-9. Lunch provided.

October

  • 15 Why believe anything at all?
  • 22 What's wrong with the world?
  • 29 Does Jesus matter?

November

  • 5 What's more important: Justice or Mercy?
  • 12 Can we have hope for the future?
  • 19 How should we live?

Georgetown Law
12-1 pm, 600 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, McDonough 492

September

  • 28 Why believe anything at all?

October

  • 12 What's wrong with the world?
  • 26 Does Jesus matter?

November

  • 9 What more important: Justice or Mercy?
  • 23 Can we have hope for the future?

Friday, September 10, 2010

This Saturday Community Health Fair

Evangel Assembly of God church, 5900 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, Maryland 20748, will sponsor the 6th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 11, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Healthy People = Healthy Communities. It is free to the public, and it is a family affair. Please invite your entire family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For more information about Healthy People = Healthy Communities, contact the church office at (301) 899-5940, or visit the website http://www.eagcs.org/.

(via www.afro.com/sections/local/DC_events/index.htm)