Friday, July 29, 2011

DC Area Health Care Professionals Breakfast, August 6

Gather with health care professionals and students from local churches for a hot breakfast, fellowship, teaching, and prayer. Dan Claire from the Church of the Resurrection will teach on “Getting a Second Opinion from the Great Physician,” drawing on his background in the medical sciences, with a focus on trusting and following God in all things.

9:30 am, Saturday, August 6, Georgetown Baptist Church, 3101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sponsored by RenewDC, CCO Campus Ministry NW DC, and the Georgetown Baptist Church. For more information, contact Jim Hagan

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

9/11 National Day of Service - Team Leaders Needed

From Greater DC Cares. A good chance to help the city.

Lead Volunteer Projects to
 Honor the Victims, Survivors, and Heroes
of September 11 Through Service.

This September, HandsOn Greater DC Cares (HGDCC) will pay tribute to the victims, survivors, and heroes of 9/11 by engaging 10,000 volunteers in service to others across the region. We need more than 100 talented volunteer leaders, however, to manage service projects!

Friday, September 9 is a day of service for students and sponsors;
Saturday, September 10 is a day of service for community volunteers.

We still need Project Managers & Project Leaders for both days.

All new Project Managers & Leaders are required to attend a fast-paced, interactive training on Saturday, August 6 from 10am-1:30pm at our office--1156 15th St, NW.


This year's National Day of Service & Remembrance projects include:
  • Spending time with veterans;
  • Painting and landscaping at schools;
  • Cleaning up area parks;
  • Sorting food and feeding the hungry;
  • Restoring 9/11 memorials;
  • And more!
Project Managers and Leaders act as the lead volunteers at project sites and are the "go-to" volunteers of the event.  Project Managers are responsible for what happens at an entire volunteer site, and Project Leaders are responsible for 15-25 volunteers working on a particular task at that location.   

 Visit this link to sign up to lead high-impact projects!   

Questions? Email Matt Crawford at  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trauma Healing Seminar August 13, Baltimore

Healing Trauma Seminar

An Elijah House Video Teaching Series Featuring Sandra Sellmer Kersten

Saturday, August 13, 2011

So many people experience trauma every day. Trauma that sinks into the soul and causes core wounding that can affect a person's life far more than most are aware of. In this series, Sandra's heart is to do more than put
band-aids on people who are bleeding to death emotionally. She believes that we all need to learn how to minister to trauma. These teachings focus on helping people overcome trauma and discover who God always intended for them
to be.

This is a one-day seminar in which we will be viewing a selection of videos, followed by a time of prayer for healing trauma.

*Date: *Saturday, August 13, 2011
*Time:* 10:30 a.m. ˆ 4:30 p.m.
*Place:* Venue TBD
Baltimore, MD

*Cost:* $20 (includes seminar guide); a freewill offering will also be
collected on the day of the seminar

*Registration deadline:* August 4, 2011

Register here:


*Lesson Titles*

- The Many Faces of Trauma
- The Devastating Effects of Trauma
- The Trauma of Unmet Need

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lay Theological Education

It's too late for the info session, but the program doesn't start until the fall. If you are a Sunday School teacher, elder, deacon, or anyone interested in God, theology, and the Church, this is a great opportunity!

This fall, there will be an opportunity to begin a lay theological education program at First Baptist, Education for Ministry (EfM). The four-year curriculum covers Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theological Choices. The format is a weekly seminar that meets from September to June. The program utilizes academic study, theological reflection, and worship, which allow participants to grow theologically, as well as, learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. There is an annual fee of $350.00 for materials and administration. An informational meeting will be held July 11 following worship in the Conference Room. If you have questions or want additional information, contact Ellen Parkhurst at 703.578.1862 or Information is also available at

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Urban Hands Youth Week Aug. 7-13

"Come to UH if you want to know God, because you will see God reign in this trip!"
- 10th grade male

Urban Hands is an annual week-long camp for youth from different neighborhoods, schools, cultures, churches and denominations. Participants stay together at Washington Community Fellowship in NE. They spend their days acquainting themselves with ministry in the city and volunteering in all sorts of community service. Each morning and night, they gather to read scripture; reflect on God's love, justice and mercy; and pray on a life of discipleship to Christ.

This year, Urban Hands will be from August 7-13, and Care Company is requesting volunteer hours from the body of Christ to make it a success. To sign up, click here.

Most Needed Volunteer Positions:

1) Breakfast/Lunch Volunteers: (6:30-8:00 am) You would be responsible for setting out all of the breakfast food for breakfast starting and also preparing and packing all of the lunches for the youth to take to the service projects. "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."(2 Thess. 3:10) So then if they are working hard they should get some grub! Help keep the tired, hungry workers fed! You can help out once or every day.

2) Shower Drivers: (3:30-5:15 pm): We need driver volunteers to transport groups of youth to and from WCF and the pool where they will be showering. This requires that you have a car available to use. “For we are to God the aroma of Christ”(2 Cor. 2:15) and hopefully not an aroma of anything else! Help be the reason all the teens can get cleaned up before dinner. You can help out once or every day.

3) Evening games (8:30-10:15pm).Take the youth to play games at a nearby park (usually capture the flag or soccer) to get out any remaining energy before heading to bed!

Again, to volunteer for Urban Hands on any day from August 7-13, click here.

Last year's Urban Hands was a great success. Many thanks to the volunteers. Let our prayers be with the youth of the DC area this summer.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sad News - WTU to close

WTU To Conclude its Mission in 2013
Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the District, announced that it does not have the financial resources to be able to continue offering its academic services to the Church and community beyond the 2012-2013 academic year. WTU will continue to operate its conference center and offer lectures and programs during this period of time. For more information, visit For Washington Theological Consortium information, visit


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PG Youth Groups Merge to Glorify God Together

First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Zion Church of Landover, have recently joined forces for youth ministry.

As is often the case, the worship leader sums it up best: “Let’s salute the living Christ who rose on the third day.”

...and the new youth group's website: