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Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Evening Conversation with Jennifer Wiseman: "Our Place in the Cosmos"


See below for information about what seems like a very interesting event sponsored by Church of the Advent:

 
An Evening Conversation with Jennifer Wiseman: "Our Place in the Cosmos"


Greetings from The Trinity Forum!

On behalf of The Trinity Forum and the Church of the Advent, I am delighted to invite you to an Evening Conversation with astronomer Jennifer Wiseman! Please join us on Thursday, May 31 at the University Club in Washington, DC for what promises to be a fascinating conversation surrounding what science and faith have to tell us about the awe-inspiring vastness of our universe, and our place within it.

This is the first Evening Conversation in a three-part series entitled "Science & Faith in Conversation: Our Place, Self, and Soul" and sponsored by the Templeton Foundation "Scientists in Congregations" Initiative.

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Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer and Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. Wiseman is interested in promoting positive dialogue on the relationship of science, spirituality, and faith. She has given numerous talks on the excitement of astronomy and scientific discovery. She has also authored several essays addressing the relationship of astronomy and Christian faith.

We hope you will join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation at the University Club. Please register here.

When: Thursday, May 31, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: The University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Directions: http://www.ttf.org/administrator/components/com_civicrm/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2413&qid=781445

The Trinity Forum delights in providing compelling opportunities for thinking leaders and leading thinkers to discuss and engage life's greatest questions. If you would like to contribute to this exciting work via our website, please visit our online donation form.

For more information or to join the Trinity Forum Society, please visit our website.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Events and Development Coordinator Luci Laffitte at llaffitte@ttf.org or 202.944.9881.

We hope to see you on May 31st!

Sincerely,
Cherie Harder, President, The Trinity Forum
Tommy Hinson, Rector, Church of the Advent


--
Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Frederick, MD Convoy of Hope - June 2 (Volunteer Rally June 1)

Convoy of Hope is a Christian ministry working with churches all over the United States and the world to bring a day of family fun and much-needed free services to communities.

Frederick-area churches, individual volunteers, services and businesses are teaming up to offer
FREE: Breast Cancer Screenings, Health Screenings, Groceries, Hair Cuts, Family Portraits, Job Fair, Kids' Carnival, Live Music, a variety of community services, and a BBQ lunch for all. 

For more information on Frederick's Convoy of Hope, see Facebook and Hope4Frederick.com.

The volunteer training is Friday, June 1, 7:00pm at Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 North Market Street.

Convoy of Hope Frederick 2012 will be on Saturday, June 2 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Gates open 10:00am, and the event runs until supplies run out.


2012 will be Frederick's second Convoy of Hope event. Last year's was also a great success.

...And stay tuned for simultaneous Convoy of Hope events in Alexandria, DC, and Hagerstown on September 22, 2012.

photo via convoyofhope.org


- John Marienau Turpin
3 Strands Community Church, DC
thechurchindc@gmail.com

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fundraiser for missions trip to Uganda

This summer a team from The District Church is traveling to Uganda for two weeks on a missions trip to serve with an organization called Mercy's Village. The team is still working on raising all the funding they need, so on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Collaborate to Impact will be hosting an event at Acre 121 (right by the Columbia Heights metro) to help raise support for the missions trip. There will also be an open mic night at the fundrasier, so you don't want to miss this fun night! Come out and support The District Church Uganda team as they seek to serve this summer!

If you can't make the fundrasier but would still like to support the team, you can donate here. Or if you have any questions about the fundraiser or the trip to Uganda, you can email me!

Blythe Scott
blythe@districtchurch.org