Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting earlier this week. We devoted most of the meeting time to hearing a progress report from the anti-racism group that came together two years ago.  The group has developed a work plan — organized on the principles of education, empathy and action — to share with the entire church.  You’ll be seeingRead More →

Sundays, June 9, 16, and 23 Western Presbyterian Church is holding a three week series engaging in conversation and action around three “tracks” or themes. Join worship at 10am. Then grab a cup of coffee and head to a track for the 11 am hour. Intercultural Faith Exploring the life and work of Howard Thurman, pioneer in intercultural ministry andRead More →

Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting earlier this week. We finally reached a decision on the plaza after months of study, discernment and deliberation. To recap, the plaza is the hardscaped area in front of the church that faces Virginia Avenue.  It’s an irregularly shaped space and a blind spot exists in the corner where trash, broken glass, needles, humanRead More →

Praised for “her lovely limpid colors in good harmony with her musical intelligence” (Perform Arts Perugia), her “lovely, vibrant soprano, precise in her tuning,” and “great acting and agile vocals” (DC Metro Theater Arts), Crossley Hawn enjoys an engaging career in various styles of music in the DC area. Commended as “outstanding” and “consistently beautiful” by Washington Classical Review, she has served asRead More →

Kathy Hankins is a local actor and singer of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and jazz.  She is an active recitalist and cabaret artist. She has sung for area choruses including New Dominion Chorale and The Master Chorale of Washington.   Her opera credits include many productions for Opera Theater of Northern Virginia (OTNV), including Edgar, Il Corsaro, Don Pasquale, and the role of ImeldaRead More →

Baritone Bob McDonald holds a BA in Vocal Performance and an MA in Opera Directing from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He enjoys a diverse career across many artistic disciplines, including musical theatre, opera, and the concert stage, as well as his job as a baritone in the US Army Chorus. Mr. McDonald has performed a variety of musical theatre roles on various WashingtonRead More →

August is normally the Session’s month off, but we met earlier this week to address two timely matters. 2020 Goals The first was consideration of Laura’s 2020 goals for our congregation, which are a part of her performance review with the personnel ministry. Looking ahead, Laura will continue to focus on growing the church – numerically, programmatically, and by engagingRead More →

Write Congress about Gun Violence We all are reeling from the confluence of racist rhetoric from the President and the tragic loss of life from guns in El Paso and Texas.  We all wonder what we can do.  When you boil it down it’s simple:  speak out for love and justice.  Many organizations provide us with tools to communicate withRead More →

Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless women in our community? Consider volunteering at Calvary Women’s Services! Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to transform their lives. We are seeking Front Desk Volunteers to assist us with providing a warm, safe and welcoming community to residents,Read More →