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Monday, January 30, 2012

Lodging Needed for International Youth Conference May 7-10

Host homes are needed for conference participants in The Children, Youth and A New Kind of Christianity Conference that is scheduled to take place May 7-10, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. CYNKC will bring together leaders, ministers, volunteers, parents, and students from around the world to spark conversations about youth and children within a new kind of Christianity for the 21st-century church. Conference participants will be looking for families to host them during their time in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. If members of your church are interested in hosting conference participants, please contact Calvary Baptist Church at 202.347.8355 for more details. To find out more about the conference, visit http://children-youth.com.

Power of Forgiveness Seminar, Feb. 11


“The Power of Forgiveness” will be the focus of a seminar at the Baptist Building on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The Baptist Building is located at 1628 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.  The seminar will include a video, Bible study and discussion.  Rev. Stephen Price, Interim Pastor at Commonwealth Baptist Church, and Dr. Robert Cochran, Associate Executive Director of the D.C. Baptist Convention, will facilitate. Make reservations at 202.265.1526 or www.dcbaptist.org.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012



The District Church, in partnership with Grace Meridian Hill and the Columbia Heights Youth Center, partnered together to start a Youth Club that meets at the Youth Center. Meeting kids and building relationships is done in a lot of different ways, but one of the most effective ways is always through sports: one of the biggest outreaches we have to kids at the Youth Center is the basketball league, but this year we still need some more teams! So first, if you know of any youth, or know of people who work with youth, who could form a team, please enter them in the leauge!
Second, one of the men who works at the Youth Center, Mr. Lindsay, is part of a gospel choir called God's Miracles. His choir is putting on a fundraiser concert for the Youth Club -- half the proceeds of the show go to the Youth Center for the Youth Club! It is a concert luncheon on February 25th at the Youth Center, so please join us if you can! This is a great way to benefit youth in our city, as well as meet some kids and possibly get involved yourself! Check out the show details at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/992150549 and help spread the word!
Grace and Peace,
Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church

WP: Maryland church to donate 300,000 pennies to local charities



Fortunately for beneficiaries Greentree Shelter and Mid-County United Ministries in Montgomery Co., the New Creation Church youth club is doing the hard work of converting the pennies to check form first.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-church-to-donate-300000-pennies-to-local-charities/2012/01/24/gIQAHMGROQ_story.html

photo from washingtonpost.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stories of African Christianity in New York City

While this site is supposed to be about the Church in DC, relative to the size of the Atlantic Ocean, we in the DC area are quite close to New York City, and have experienced some of the same demographic and spiritual trends.  
So you may find this book of interest: Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City.  Mark Gornik's study of NYC African Christianity won the Christianity Today book award for the category of Missions & Global Affairs.

Product Description from Christianbook.com: 
"In a groundbreaking and engaging work of ethnography, urban studies, and theology, Mark Gornik explores the recent development of African Christianity in New York CIty.  Through the lens of three African immigrant church bodies - the Church of the Lord (Aladura), the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God - this book examines the pastoral, spiritual, and missional dynamics of this global and transnational movement.  

"Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City draws on ten years of involvement and research, during which Gornik conducted more than one hundred interviews and attended several hundred worship services, Bible studies, prayer meetings, healing services, seminars, community meals, harvest festivals and other events at more than 35 churches throughout New York City."