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At CHUMC, we strive to connect faith to life, and in the process, connect with God and one another. We live in a transient community, and so we seek to be a place where someone knows your name and cares about your journey. Here are a few of the ways to connect with others on this journey of faith.

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"A Way Other Than Our Own" Lenten Study, begins Mon, Mar 6, 2017

BrueggemannLent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus' temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they would never have chosen. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path-one of humility, justice, and peace. Walter Brueggemann's thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.

Deacon Troy Sims will lead the discussion of Brueggemann's book, A Way Other Than Our Own:

  • 6 Mondays starting March 6, 2017
  • 9:00-10:00pm
  • via Zoom Video Conferencing

Each week, we’ll explore Brueggemann's insights from the daily readings and Scriptures as well as our own as we open ourselves to new ways of living our lives of faith.

We encourage you to purchase the book for yourself at your favorite bookstore.  You can purchase online through Amazon.com, TheThoughtfulChristian.com, Cokesbury.com, and BarnesAndNoble.com. If needed, we can order a copy for you for $13 (please give your payment to Deacon Troy, paid to the order of CHUMC).  If you would like to participate but need a scholarship, contact Deacon Troy.

Register now below!
For more information, contact Deacon Troy Sims (troy@chumc.net or 202-546-1000, x223).

Brueggemann2Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.


Study Jesus & the Early Church Starting Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Spend 16 weeks studying the life of Jesus and the early church as seen through the eyes of the books of Luke and Acts. "Why?" you ask.  Because these books proclaim the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scriptures. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while you are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world.

Disciple II-smThis study is the second half of  Disciple II: Into the Word, Into the World and approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Join the friends seen to the right in this New Testament Study.

Join discussion leader, Rob Farley:

  • Tuesdays, beginning January 31, 2017 for 16 weeks
  • 7:00-8:30pm

You are encouraged to purchase the required study manual for yourself through:

If need be, though, we can order you a copy for $45.

Also, you might also consider one (or more) of the following Study Bibles to help you in your journey of finding God together in Bible Study:

Contact:  Deacon Troy Sims (troy@chumc.net or 202-546-1000, x223)


Contemplation, Calling, and Sacred Activism - New Workshop starting Jan 30, 2017

Have you ever wondered about your purpose in life?
Would you like to think more deeply about how God may be calling you at this time to follow the path of Jesus?

If so, come join the 4-week workshop, Contemplation, Calling and Sacred Activism:

  • Mondays beginning January 30, 2017 for 4-weeks
  • 7:00-8:30pm
  • In the Parlor at CHUMC

MargotEach week, we will practice listening to God and each other as we explore questions such as:

  • What is contemplation and why is it important for calling and sacred activism?
  • What is the work of the kingdom?
  • How do calling and making a living relate?
  • How have I/we been shaped for kingdom work?
  • What vision for shalom is God cultivating in me/us?
  • What is mine/ours to do?

Bring your questions, an open heart, and a willingness to practice some creative ways to listen to God and one another. Optional at-home practices will be recommended. Feel free to invite a friend.

Need more info? Contact Margot Eyring (margoteyring@yahoo.com).


Make a Resolution to be in Men's Bible Study, starting Jan 7, 2017

Dave&Mike-crop-smThe Men’s Bible Study reconvenes:

  • Saturday, January 7, 2017
  • 9:00-10:30am
  • This will be an Introduction / Get-to-Know-You kick-off
  • In the Parlor

After this January 7th kick-off, we will meet:

  • The 2nd and 4th Saturdays, starting January 14th, and go through the end of April.
  • We will study the Gospel of Luke and relate our study to the upcoming Sermon Series: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

As always, donuts and coffee are included along with a diverse mix of folks from our community. Hope you can join us!!

Contacts: David Kennedy (drk2323@yahoo.com) or Michael Jackson (michaeljackson257@yahoo.com) with questions.


Register Now for Dinners for 8-ish!

DinnersFor8Ever wanted to get to know other members
of CHUMC better?
Here's a great opportunity!

Let us know a little bit about you in the form below so we can get you connected with others in CHUMC from all ages and backgrounds.  We'll be in touch soon with dates / times for a Dinner for 8-ish that meet your criteria.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming God and each other in the midst of the diverse community of CHUMC!

* Many of you are already a part of a Dinners for 8-ish group that started meeting in Fall 2016.  PLEASE, keep meeting with that group until Fall 2017!  All others, please register below!

Contact:  Deacon Troy Sims (troy@chumc.net or 202-546-1000, x223)


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