Ministry Intern John Forrest Douglas shares this week's message.
On Friday, June 18 Sunday Café and CHUMC are sponsoring a group of our Café guests to see the Nationals play the White Sox at Nationals Park. Gametime is 7 PM. Approximately 30 Café guests have indicated an interest in attending, and all are invited. The tickets are $25, which includes $15 of concessions.
If you would like to sponsor a Café guest or would like to attend yourself, please place a check in the offering plate with "Nats Game" in the memo line. This promised to be a wonderful and memorable time of community. Contact Dave Kennedy for more information: dkennedycogr.edu.
Enjoy an evening of unique classical and jazz repertoire as some of Washington's finest musicians come together in harmony for a common cause. "Rhapsody for a Cure" benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and takes place on Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM at CHUMC.
The first half features the violin and double-bass duo of "Bridging the Gap", comprised of Peter Wilson and Aaron Clay. The concert will conclude with the renowned concert pianist AnnaMaria Mottola performing the 1924 original jazz orchestra version of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which the Washington Post has hailed as "...exhilarating." Tickets are $20 / adult and free for children. All proceeds support the one million Americans currently battling blood cancer.
For more information and tickets follow this link for Man of the Year Candidate Jordan Rosenblatt.
Registration and a deposit of $50 is due by July 1. Please email Piper to register, at piper.leighhotmail.com, and drop cash or a check made out to CHUMC in the offering plate, labeled with your name and "Retreat Deposit".
Rev. Carmen R. Collette, pastor at Ebenezer UMC, shares today's message.
Starting this Sunday we’ll offer jewelry to our Café Capitol Hill patrons for them to have or to give as Mother’s Day gifts. Besides jewelry, we’ll also have women’s and men’s underwear and some toiletries. We’re including men’s underwear so that everyone gets something and because they always need it. If you have anything you’d like to add to the mix, please do. The greater the bounty, the greater the hospitality.
We’re intentionally offering these gifts the Sundays before, during and after Mother’s Day so the most people benefit. Thanks for whatever you can do.
Marriage has become the subject of considerable political discussion in recent years – the centerpiece of an ongoing national debate about same sex marriage and the civil rights of gay people. Despite tremendous certainty and conviction pulled down on both sides of the marriage debate, how much do people really know and understand about the history of marriage as a social institution? How much has marriage been a topic of study within churches themselves? What does the Bible say about marriage?
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church explored these and other questions during a five week marriage inquiry entitled “Exchanging Vows: What Does God See in Marriage?” This five week sermon and lecture series, led by prominent marriage scholars and United Methodist clergy, covered marriage from A to Z.
A full summary of events is available for download here in PDF format.
More information on CHUMC's journey as a reconciling United Methodist church is available on our Reconciling Ministry page.
Check here each week for audio recordings of the sermons and lectures.