News & Updates (Page 2)

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 →

Forgiveness.  In my memory, one scholar of religious traditions claims forgiveness is Christian faith’s distinguishing characteristic.  Forgiveness was Jesus’s dying prayer; it’s our prayer, too, when we pray using the words he taught his followers. But as one of you asked last Sunday, in the face of gun violence, how do we forgive?  How do we forgive those in powerRead More →

Margot Rood, hailed for her “colorful and vital” singing by The Washington Post, performs a wide range of repertoire across North American stages. The 2019/2020 season marks her debuts with Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and South Florida’s Enlightenment Festival. Recent and upcoming solo appearances include those with Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque, New Jersey Symphony, CharlotteRead More →

Sanctuary HVAC –  The contractor has not been able to pinpoint what is actually causing the HVAC to work intimately. ABS will be back onsite Friday with the hope of getting the system back online before Sundays service.  Therefore, it is possibility that service may be conducted in the Multi-purpose room this Sunday.  Decision will be made early Sunday morning.Read More →

We welcome Venus d Minor back to worship! An a cappella women’s octet, who has performed for more than 20 years in the Washington area, including at Strathmore Arts Center, The Kennedy Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the US State Department and various living rooms across the region. Our own Amy DeLouise is a member. Learn moreRead More →

Welcome to the Pulpit: Christian Brooks We welcome to the pulpit Christian Brooks, the PC (USA) Office of Public Witness’s Representative for Domestic Issues. A St. Louis native, Christian recently graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. As a seminarian, Christian served as President of the Student Association and co-founded a student advocacy group called Seminarians United for Racial Justice (SURJ), whichRead More →

We welcome musicians Matthew Goinz and Sophie Amelkin to worship on July 21. Acclaimed as an “exemplary” and “moving” musician (Minneapolis Star Tribune), conductor, baritone, pianist and arranger Matthew Goinz enjoys an active, international musical career. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble member at renowned venues around the world, commissioned and premiered new works, and enjoyed collaborations withRead More →