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Join the Conspiracy

As Outreach Coordinator at The District Church (TDC), I've helped develop an Advent Conspiracy Campaign for our church community that I'd like to invite you to be a part of - either with us or with your own community, and your own version of this! TDC is participating in the nationwide Advent Conspiracy campaign, along with churches all over the country, but we've changed the details of the campaign to fit the vision God has put on our heart's for our church and our neighborgood. The purpose of the Advent Conspiracy campaign is to help the Church live into the true story of Christmas by worshiping fully, spending less, giving more, and loving all. (Check out this awesome video and the Advent Conspiracy website to learn more) So this Christmas season, we are spending less on meaningless gifts and are instead redirecting our money to those who really need it. And we are focusing on spending more thoughtful time with loved ones, instead of spending money on a gift they pro…

DC Church History Interlude: Wayland Seminary

Q: What do Judiciary Square, I St., Louisiana Avenue, and Meridian Hill have in common?
A: They were all meeting places for Wayland Seminary, the Washington branch of the American Baptist Home Mission Society's National Theological Institute.

Immediately after the Civil War and Emancipation, a $1,500 grant from the Freedman's Bureau allowed NTI to form Wayland Seminary. The school was named after Dr. Francis Wayland, a former president of Brown University and anti-slavery leader and operated as center for education in Christian leadership in the District.  Classes began in 1876.  In 1899, Wayland merged with Richmond Theological Seminary, Hartshorn Memorial Women's College, and Storer University to form what is now Virginia Union University.

Though classes only ran for 23 years, Wayland enjoyed success under president George Mellen Prentiss King in attracting students eager to take advantage of their new freedom to learn and to serve.  Wayland was Booker T. Washington'…

Kids Konnection Christmas Pageant, Dec. 21

Kids Konnection/Sidewalk Sunday School is a multifaceted ministry to young people in public housing  spaces in the District.  You are invited to the...

Kids Konnection Annual Christmas Pageant
"I Hear The Bells"

Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:00 PM  1300 Good Hope Rd SE Washington, DC 20020 

The Kids Konnection Choir will be presenting their annual Christmas Pageant.  This event brings parents, the community and special partners together to celebrate Christmas in song and dance.
This year the Pageant "I Hear the Bells" will present special dances Break Through and Northeast Performing Arts, and Youth of Tomorrow African Dancers. Special gifts will be given to all that attend.
This will be an event that will be long remembered. Please contact us if you need more information or directions.  202-563-1720

Clergy/Business Employment Forum, Dec. 7, 9-11 AM

There will be an employment summit from 9-11 AM at Israel Baptist Church, 1261 Saratoga Ave. NE.  THe summit is sponsored by The Jobs Coalition, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, and Wednesday Clergy Fellowship.  Representatives from various business industries will be on hand to present and dialogue about the employment picture in the D.C. metropolitan area.  Please call 2-2-291-5711 to register and attend.