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TONIGHT - Marva Dawn, "Worship Ought to Kill Us?..."

Christ Reformed Church, 1611 16th St. NW, is hosting a series on preaching and worship over the course of the fall.

EVENT: Reception and Conversation with Marva Dawn. Food and Drinks will be served beginning at 6:30, followed by Dr. Dawn's presentation, Q&A, and additional time for refreshment and conversation....

SPEAKER: Dr. Marva Dawn is an internationally renowned speaker and teacher, and the author of numerous books, including "Reaching out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for this Urgent Time" and "A Royal 'Waste' of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World."

FREE PARKING in Colonial lot at 1616 P Street NW with validation.

SERIES: Preaching in the Capital: All Sermons Are Not Created Equal
The Reformation taught that preaching is the very Word of God, a mark of the true church, and a key of the kingdom that opens the doors of heaven to those that believe. It is the divinely appointed means by which the Spirit …

Parenting Seminar 11/7 (Sun), 5-7 at Ebenezers

Come to a Parenting Seminar with Mark Holmen, author of "FaithBegins at Home,"

This seminar will inspire, motivate, and equip parents to reestablish the home as the primary place where faith is nurtured. Come ready to gain lots of practical ideas you can begin implementing immediately to bring faith practices into your home life.

Faith Begins at Home: Extreme Family Makeover

Sunday, November 7th from 5-7pm
Ebenezers Coffeehouse
Contact nina(at)theaterchurch(dot)com with questions about the event.

*This event will be free so invite your friends! (Childcare available for a nominal fee. E-mailumlefty(at)gmail(dot)com to reserve a childcare spot.)

Hispanic Churches in DC, MD, VA / Iglesias Hispanas en DC, MD, VA

Not a complete list and partially out of date, so get in touch to add more or make corrections. God has many people in the DC area worshipping Him in Spanish:

Asamblea de Dios
7800 Good Luck Rd.
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 262-3281
Pastors César y Myrna Mateo

The Bilingual Christian Church
6000 Erdman Ave
Baltimore, Md. 21205
Pastor Angel L. Nunez
Web site:

Centro Evangelístico
4101 9th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-4047
Rev. Margarito Coyoy Web site:

Centro Cristiano
10010 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 460-0357

Centro Cristiano Casa de Bendición
(Bilingual services)
23201 Stringtown Rd
Clarksburg, Md 20871
Pastores: Elvis & Maggie Soto

Centro Cristiano de Rockville (Iglesia Cuadrangular)
5906 Halpine Road
Rockville, MD 20854
Pastor Pablo y Cibeles Guzman
(240) 432-0885

Centro de Milagros de Fe
8115 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(P.O. Box 43107 - 20010-3107)
(301) 559-02…

Imani Temple Jazz Concert Series - Events 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 12/19

The Imani Temple on Capitol Hill (611 Maryland Ave. NE) is hosting a Jazz Concert Series this fall in collaboration with MSquare Entertainment, showcasing DC's top jazz performers, musicians and vocalists. This monthly community event was created to build relationships amongst the community's worship centers, promote community fellowshipping, provide a new venue for local jazz artists, and bring good entertainment to Capitol Hill. The Imani Temple invites individuals and congregations to come and enjoy the arts.

The next show is this Friday, October 22 from 7-10pm.  Amazing Washingtonian saxophonist Russell Lyles will play with his quintet.

Future events include November 19, jazz singer Denyse Pearson, whose style is reminiscent of the great Sarah Vaughn. December 17 is the Imani Showcase, where members of the Imani Temple community perform, and December 19th, the Urban Philharmonic Society performs Handel's Messiah.

Website Launch: Anacostia Gracious Arts Program

Calling Christian Artists (and their supporters):
The Anacostia Gracious Arts Program ( is an after-school ministry providing Christian fellowship through arts education for youth in inner-city Washington, DC. The website went active on Friday, October 15, and they are seeking prayer partners, volunteers and donors.
AGAP's Monday evening programs, at First Rock Baptist Church from 3:30-7:30, include dinner, homework help, Bible study, and art classes, including visual and performing arts. The students also participate in field trips, performances, and exhibitions.

"Our Mission is to unlock the heart of the city with the love of Christ, through the Arts. Our Vision is to call youth, as Christ's workmanship, to make life-giving choices that transform the city."
With art education diminished in many schools, AGAP is committed to artistic expression and education on account of "Jesus Christ and our belief that God allows us to praise Him through…

Ten Thousand Villages International Craft Fair & Bake Sale

Friday November 5, 4-9pm and Saturday, November 6, 9am-4pm at Hyattsville Mennonite Church, 4217 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, MD.

Every purchase helps a Third-World craftsperson earn a living with dignity. Parking and Admission are free.
Hyattsville Mennonite Church
Ten Thousand Villages

Little Lights Annual Banquet & Auction

Little Lights Urban Ministries celebrates fifteen years since its founding in 1995 with its annual fundraising banquet and auction, Ignite The Light this Friday, October 22, at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Arlington. Tickets are $50 per person, $500 per table. Silent auction will begin at 6:15, and dinner will be served at 7:30. To RSVP, click here.
Little Lights Urban Ministries' mission is to empower underserved youth and families in Washington, DC with the love of Christ. They seek to develop their God-given potential spiritually, socially, and intellectually through academics, life skills, the arts, and discipleship.

A great opportunity to learn about and support a strong local ministry! If you're looking for even more ways to get involved, pray! They are still looking for volunteers for the kids, and they have plenty of ways that you can provide ongoing support. For more information, contact Josie Ortega at 202-548-4021.

My block is a happy place today

Thanks to the People's Community Church community day and bazaar at 653 11th St. NE until 3:30.  Good praise music, a yard sale, and scrumptious apple crisp.  Thanks to Rev. Dr. Creech, Raymond, and everyone else for making the neighborhood a community!