Sunday, June 24, 2012

Capital Vietnamese Christian Fellowship Summer Retreat, Aug 2-5

Capital Vietnamese Christian Fellowship Annual Summer Youth Retreat: August 2-5, 2012

CVCF's primary goal is to make Jesus famous in the lives of youth in the greater DC area and beyond. 

The 2012 CVCF retreat will be August 2-5 at the same location this year - Rhodes Grove Conference Center, Chambersburg, PA. Fundraising help still needed, so get your church involved!

The conference will welcome guest speaker David Tauler. David, a minister at Antioch Korean Baptist Church and worship leader at McLean Frontline, was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from the University of Maryland on a music scholarship. His father is Chilean and his mother is American. He speaks English, Spanish and learned Korean as a 17-year old when he began serving in a Korean church. He promises to bring a message of humility, prayer, and worship to fellowship with all the youth.

See the Brochure And download the Registration Form here
For more information see or email

Make sure to bring your Bible, notebook, journal, pen, sleeping bag or blanket, soap, shampoo,  toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, athletic clothing, and sneakers. It would also be great if you brought a friend and we also hope that you make some new ones too!
Posted by John
Info courtesy Frank Wilson, CVCF

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adult Literacy Training Workshop, June 9 & 16

Literacy Missions: Spread God’s love by teaching someone to read and write
In a 16-hour Adult Reading and Writing Literacy Missions Workshop you can learn to share the Gospel while teaching someone to read and write. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Baptist Building, 1628 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington,  D.C. Bring a sack lunch. The cost of materials is $30. Information and registration can be found by visiting or 202.265.1526.  The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Church and Community Ministries (CCCM).
John Marienau Turpin
3 Strands Community Church,


Volunteer for American Baptist Youth Conference, July 22-28

Volunteers Needed for IMMERSE: National Gathering of American Baptist Youth

Members of the D.C. Baptist Convention are needed to serve as volunteers for the upcoming National Gathering of American Baptist Youth (Immerse Conference). If you have a heart to serve, then this is your opportunity to bless those coming to the D.C. metropolitan area.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas for a two-hour (or more) shift:

 • Registration (July 22 – 24, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Help stuff bags in preparation for registration,  man tables during registration,  and help students unload busses (July 24).

Mission Team Leaders (July 25, 27; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Ride with or meet groups at mission sites, and serve as a local point of contact for mission sites.

Health Team (July 24 – 27, 3 p.m. – midnight): On-call doctors, nurses, EMT to assist with basic medical needs of participants.

Safety & Security Team (July 24 – 27, 7 p.m. – midnight): Help monitor campus during free/recreation times,  serve as ushers during worship services and assist with recreation activities as needed.

Prayer Walk Leaders (July 26, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.): Serve as Prayer Walk guides, serve as prayer timekeepers, make sure students get the items needed to carry out the action step at the Monument location, and serve as water/first aid station monitors.

To sign up for a shift or two,  please contact Lashanor Doolittle at 202.265.1526, ext. 203 or
John Marienau Turpin
3 Strands Community Church,


Churches Needed for Volunteer Support - Takoma Park, July 1-6

DCBC Partners with MissionServe: Join Us in Being a Blessing
With a grant obtained from the City of Takoma Park, this summer the D.C. Baptist Convention in partnership with MissionServe will work to rectify code violations on approximately 23 homes in Takoma Park, Md., July 1-6.

We have 330 volunteers, 6th grade to college-age, already confirmed to serve, and housing for all volunteers has already been obtained. We now NEED 23 of our churches to adopt a “work squad” of 13 volunteers.

What does this mean?
• The “work squad” assigned to your church would attend worship service with you on Sunday, July 1, and we ask that you provide them with lunch.
• Commit to prepare and bring lunch to the work site Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6 (Wednesday, July 4 will be an off day, so no lunch is needed.) for the squad and the homeowner(s).
• Follow-up with the homeowner(s) once the work project is complete.

What an awesome ministry opportunity for your church to reach the community! To adopt a “work squad,” please contact Lashanor Doolittle at or 202.265.1526,  ext. 203.
John Marienau Turpin
3 Strands Community Church,


Friday, June 1, 2012

Convoy of Hope: Columbia Heights

Convoy of Hope (posted about below) is also coming to DC this year! For those who aren't familiar, Convoy of Hope is a Christian ministry that goes all over the world helping organize businesses, local churches, and community organizations to plan a day of family fun and much-needed free services to communities. And on Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope is coming to the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC! There will also be a location in Alexandria, VA, but this post is specifically about the Columbia Heights location:

National Community Church (NCC) is the main church organizing the Convoy in DC, but one of the main goals of Convoy of Hope is to bring churches together and help create lasting partnerships, so NCC does not want to be the only church hosting! They want volunteers from other churches to help lead some of the outreach areas, so that this event is a partnership between churches that then turns into a more lasting outreach partnership after the event! I'll post again closer to the event with information for anyone who wants to volunteer the day of the event, but right now NCC is still looking for a few more volunteers from other churches to help lead some of the various areas. So if you have expertise or an interest in one of the following areas, we would love for you to become involved: the leaders still needed are for food, finance, and hair cuts. Some other areas can still use assistants, so if one of these three areas doesn't jump out at you but you want to help, you can email and find out about other areas! Leading an area is not a huge undertaking - you will be supported the whole way by Convoy of Hope staff and by the coordinators from NCC, and will receive training and information to assist you along the way.

No matter your interests or gifts, there are a variety of ways to get involved - from helping to plan an area now to volunteering the day of - so don't hesistate to email if you're at all interested. This is an awesome opportunity for churches to work together to serve our community in the name of Christ, and to form lasting partnerships so we can better serve our community in the future! So if you'd like any more information about Convoy of Hope, or if you'd like to help, contact Jill Carmichael at

Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church