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.
Opportunities for Children:
- Children & Youth Sabbath
- Children’s Sunday School
- Toddlers & 2s Class (ages 18 months – 2 years)
- Pre-K Godly Play Class (ages 3-5 before September 2014)
- Grades K-1 Holy Moly Class
- Grades 2-5 Connect Class
- Grades 6 & up
We encourage all present to participate in the worship service or help in one of the younger classes (and maybe even learn something while having fun).
- On the 2nd Sunday of every month, we encourage grades 3 and up to help out in worship for our Youth Sabbath. Contact Deacon Troy (info below) if your young person would like to participate in helping to lead worship.
- Special Events
- Vacation Bible School
Opportunities for Adults:
- Casual Fridays & Coffee
(A small group for women and fellowship)
- CHUM Women
- Disciple Bible Studies
(Long Term, In Depth Bible Studies)
- Mending Hearts Ministry
(A group for Crocheting, Knitting, Crafting, and More)
- Monthly Book Club-Reading & Resistance
- Reconciling Ministry Gatherings
- Short-Term Studies
- St. Simeon
(A Monthly, Small Group Study)
- Sunday School
(Twenty and Thirty Somethings)
- Wednesday Morning Bible Study and Breakfast
- Special Worship Services
(Special Services Held Throughout the Year)
The latest Connect News:
Join together for a time of discussion and fellowship around a NOOMA Video featuring Rob Bell. We'll be gathering the 4th Sunday of the month at CHUMC, and you can join in the first gathering:
- Sunday, June 25
- In the Chapel at CHUMC
There's no need to RSVP. Just show up Sunday night at the "CHAPEL" entrance on 5th Street and ring the doorbell.
For more info, contact Deacon Troy Sims (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-546-1000, x223).
No doubt, our world is wrestling with great division over race, class, and creed. As people who follow Christ, the great reconciler, how are we supposed to respond?
Join the next meeting of our Reading & Resistance book club. For our next book, we’re reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Pick up a copy and join our discussion at:
- Mr. Henry’s (Upstairs)
Corner of 6th & Pennsylvania Ave SE
- Monday, June 26, 2017
We encourage you to procure your own copy. If you desire to purchase, it is available from Amazon.com, Cokesbury.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or check out AddAll.com. Or, we can purchase a copy for you for $14. If you would like a copy of the book but would need a scholarship, contact Pastor Alisa.
Questions? Contact Pastor Alisa (email@example.com or 202-546-1000, x222).
You are invited to join United Methodists from DC, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia to march in the Capital Pride Parade. The Pride Parade is a great opportunity to provide witness to God's love for all people.
- Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
- Meet-Up Location: Our lineup spot is in the Green zone, on 22nd Street between P & Q NW (near Church of the Pilgrims).
- Time: At 4:45pm, LGBTQ Clergy will offer communion. Those who wish to join in fellowship are welcome after 4:00pm. We anticipate step-off for us at about 5:30pm and will be in place and ready to go at 5:20pm. This is an estimate for our step-off time and bring your flexibility! (Note: many street closures in the area; official parade kick-off at 4:30pm.)
- Attire: The Pride Parade is a great opportunity to provide witness to God's love for all people. Your Church T-shirt, UMC Affiliation Tee Shirt or any solid color shirt; wear comfortable shoes.
- What to expect: Bring water, sunscreen and whatever you need to stay cool on a hot summer afternoon in DC.
The parade route is 1.5 miles in the Dupont Circle/Logan Circle area of DC.
Want to help with the float decoration? Gather at 10:30am on June 10 in the parking lot of Metropolitan Memorial UMC.
ALSO, join us for worship at 10:45am here at CHUMC on Sunday, June 11 as we celebrate 12 years as a Reconciling Congregation.
For more information, contact Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-546-1000, x222).
Summer is a great time to read, isn't it? So why don't you join us in discussion of Danielle Shroyer's Original Blessing: Putting Sin in It's Rightful Place. We also know that summer is a time for travel, so don't worry about missing sessions. Just keep up with the reading and join us when you are in town!
In this book, Shroyer takes readers through an overview of the historical development of the doctrine of original sin, pointing out important missteps and over-calculations while providing alternative ways to approach often-used Scriptures. Throughout, she brings the primary claims of original sin to their untenable (and unbiblical) conclusions. In Original Blessing, she shows not only how we got this doctrine wrong, but how we can put sin back in its rightful place: in a broader context of redemption and the blessing of humanity's creation in the image of God.
We hope you'll join us:
- Thursdays, starting June 15, 2017
- At CHUMC
We encourage you to procure your own copy. If you desire to purchase, it is available from Amazon.com, Cokesbury.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and possibly your favorite bookstore. Or, we can purchase a copy for you for $16. If you would like a copy of the book but would need a scholarship, contact Deacon Troy.
Here is our discussion plan:
|June 15||Introduction & Chapters 1-2|
|June 22||Chapters 3-4|
|June 29||Chapters 5-7|
|July 6||Chapters 8-9|
|July 13||Chapters 10-11|
|July 20||Not meeting due to VBS.|
|July 27||Chapters 12-13|
|August 3||Chapters 14-15|
For more information, contact Deacon Troy Sims (email@example.com or 202-546-1000, x223).
Register now below!
If you are asking any of these questions, please join us for a 5-week small group class beginning:
- Sunday, June 11
- At 9:45am
- In the Parlor
- Childcare is available on the 2nd Floor.
Using Jim Harnish’s book A Disciple’s Path, we will explore time-tested spiritual practices and ways to live out faith through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. This will include the basic teachings of the United Methodist church; the spiritual practices of prayer, worship, serving, giving, and sharing; and specific ways we can join in God’s mission at CHUMC by following the radical Jesus.
For more info, contact our Pastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-546-1000, x222).
Register below, or just come to the Parlor on Sundays starting June 11 from 9:45-10:30am.