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"So What if God So Loves the World?" MLK Weekend 2011

Update: Presentation audio now available.
Session 1: Evil and the Problem of God
Session 2: God's Word, God's World & God's Mission
Session 3: Saints in the Marketplace
Session 4: God & The Answer To Evil; Missional Living

Renew DC, a new church-planting initiative, will host a conference on Mission in the Christian life with Chris Wright. Chris is the International Director of Langham Partnership International, a ministry started by John Stott to help equip Majority World churches with mature and informed leaders and pastors.


Sessions will be hosted at Church of the Holy City on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30pm on the topic of Evil and the Problem of God; and Saturday, Jan. 15 at 9:30am on the topics of God's Word, God's World & God's Mission, and of Saints in the Marketplace. The final session is at National Baptist Memorial Church on God & The Answer To Evil on Sunday at 5pm.

For more info, contact info@renewdc.org. Childcare provided.


"For God so lo…

Christmas Toy Drives

Many many churches and organizations are organizing or participating in toy drives for low-income children in the DC area. Let us praise God for these efforts work as we assist them and/or benefit from them.

Central Union Mission, as always, has a wide variety of ministries caring for the most poor and destitute among us. - Give a meal - Sponsor/buy a child's Christmas gift - They hosted a toy drive December 4, but there's still time to give to the regular programs. (Central Union Mission Physical Address: 1350 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 96763, Washington, DC 20090)
The DC Baptist Convention is partnering with the National Center for Children and Families in NCCF's Annual Toy Drive.
Please deliver unwrapped gifts to 6301 Greentree Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817 and give to the receptionist in the John and Penny White Volunteer and Training Center (Building #3) by Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 5:00pm.  Items are accepted Monday - Friday between the…

December 7-10, Conference of National Black Churches Annual Consultation

The District is host to the Conference of National Black Churches' annual gathering. For more information, see http://www.thecnbc.org/nconsultation/index.html.
The CNBC is comprised of the national leadership of nine black denominations, - African Methodist Episcopal - African Methodist Episcopal Zion - Christian Methodist Episcopal - Church of God in Christ - Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship International - National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., Intl. - National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. - National Missionary Baptist Convention of America - Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Ministry Idea - Basketball Nets

Almost all DC school playgrounds have basketball hoops. But not all those basketball hoops have nets.  DC schools also have lots of teenagers, but not all those teenagers have spending (or other) money. It would be cool for a church or ministry to employ a youth group, a basketball team, or any old group of teenagers to go around and replace broken or non-existent nets with good new ones. From the kids' perspective, it's summer job meets scavenger hunt. And it would be a good way for God's Church to help the schools in our neighborhoods.

I'm not sure what the process would have to be make such a project official with the school board, but I suspect they would appreciate the gift. And I wouldn't be shocked if someone donated a few nets either.