Monday, July 23, 2012

Convoy of Hope September 22: Updated Contact Info

Dear Church,
Please get involved in this great ministry to communities nationwide and worldwide. Convoy of Hope is taking a three-pronged, D-M-V approach on Saturday, September 22.

Saturday, September 22
 Alexandria, VA Outreach
WhenSat, September 22, 10am – 2pm
WhereCora Kelly Recreation Center, Alexandria, VA (map)
DescriptionFor more information go to or call 202-544-0414 ext. 114
 Hagerstown, MD Outreach
WhenSat, September 22, 10am – 2pm
WhereFairgrounds Park, Hagerstown, MD (map)
DescriptionFor more information, please call 301-739-1167 ext. 201
 Washington D.C Outreach
WhenSat, September 22, 10am – 2pm
WhereColumbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 (map)
DescriptionFor more information go to or call 202-643-8139

Washington, DC-Area Back Pack Drives

For those with kids entering school (again), those looking to help the kids, or both:

THC has a copy of DCPS' official K-12 School Supplies List:

Central Union Mission's Operation Backpack - Donations (monetary or supplies) due August 9; Backpack giveaway August 18. Contact: Tracy Duncan, Central Union Mission Outreach Manager: 202-745-7118 x 260, or The Redskins are accepting donations at their training camp facilities:

Transitional Housing Corporation (THC) DC - Backpacks for homeless & at-risk youth. To donate, contact Andrew Adams, THC Development & Volunteer Manager at 202-291-5535 x 405, or

NBC 4 Backpacks for Kids - Contact Aisha Karimah,

Fashion Empowering Women Foundation - Build a Backpack Drives. Donations end August 18.

John Marienau Turpin

Sunday, July 15, 2012

@TheChurchinDC is on Twitter!

TCDC is now on Twitter. Please follow us @thechurchindc. And while you're at it, check out some of the great local churches on twitter as well:

Mount Carmel Baptist Church - @mymcbc
Open Door Presbyterian Church (English Congregation) - @ODPCEC
Glee Kingdom Church - @gleekingdommd
Fairfax Community Church - @FairfaxCC
Metropolitan AME Church - @MetropolitanAME
McLean Bible Church - @mcleanbible
Capital Baptist Church - @capitalbaptist
Washington International Church - @WIC_CMA
The New Macedonia Baptist Church - @mytnmbc
The Church in Bethesda - @ChurchnBethesda
Restoration Church - @RestChurchDC
Beulah Baptist Church - @BeulahDC
... and many more! The Spirit is present with His churches. Sanctify us, Lord!

John Marienau Turpin

Monday, July 9, 2012

AIDS Workshop

As was already posted below, this Tuesday, July 10th, at 7pm there will be a one hour workshop on HIV/AIDS at the Festival Center in Columbia Heights. DC has the highest infection rate of any city in the U.S., yet the Church has been largely silent when it has come to fighting this epidemic over the past 30 years. Christ calls His Church to love like He loves, and there is no question that He would confront this issue face on, fighting the spread of this disease and loving passionately those who are affected by it. The workshop on July 10th is an opportunity for Christians to come together and learn more about HIV/AIDS, see how DC faith communities are already responding, and see where God might be calling you to be His hands and feet when it comes to this issue.

The International AIDS Conference is in DC at the end of July, which presents an awesome opportunity for the Church to become better educated on HIV/AIDS and how to best take action. The workshop on the 10th will talk about the conference and some of the ways the faith community can be present, as well as action steps the faith community can begin to take after the conference.

Three local DC churches - The District Church, Church of the Advent, and National Community Church - are partnering together to host the workshop. This is a great opportunity for churches to join together to more powerfully live out Christ's love in an area filled with misunderstanding and pain. Please join us on Tuesday and find out how you and your faith community can partner with us in this!

To recap:

Where: Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Road NW

When: Tuesday, July 10 at 7pm

If you have any questions about the event, you can contact Michael O'Brien at

Blythe Scott
Leadership Resident and Outreach Director, The District Church

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mclean Pastor to Lead Redeemer City to City Network

Dr. John Hutchinson, head pastor of McLean Presbyterian Church, will start in September as head of Redeemer City to City, a gospel-centered church planting movement in global cities across the world. Dr. Hutchinson and McLean Pres have been involved in City to City's fostering of a church-planting network in Berlin.

See the story at
Posted by John