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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2017 Fall Carnival of Fun - Sun, Oct 22 - 4:00-6:00pm

An event for the whole family in our parking lot!  AND you can bring a friend!

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • 4:00-6:00pm
  • In the CHUMC Parking Lot
    (or inside if weather is bad)

We’ll have:

  • A Cake Walk
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts
  • A Bounce House
  • Snacks
  • Games

You don't have to, but we hope you'll wear your costume!

There are also ways to volunteer.  This year, we are doing a new take on an old fashioned cake walk:

  • Can you provide packages that contain 2-3 cookies each (no nuts, please)?
  • Could you provide a cake or pie for a "grand prize" (again, no nuts, please)?
  • Could you provide small toys / trinkets that could be prizes?
OR, could you create and run another fun game?
If you can help with any of the above, please, let Deacon Troy know!

For more information, contact Deacon Troy Sims ( or 202-546-1000, x223).

Reading & Resistance - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Mon, Nov 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

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?

EvictedJoin the next meeting of our Reading & Resistance book club. For our next book, we’re reading Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - a Pulitzer Prize winning book. Pick up a copy and join our discussion at:

  • Mr. Henry’s (Upstairs)
    Corner of 6th & Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • 7:00pm

We encourage you to procure your own copy. If you desire to purchase, it is available from, or check out for several options. 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 ( or 202-546-1000, x222).

4th Tuesday Theology: Dorothy Day – Oct 24, 2017 – 7:00pm

4thTuesdayTheologyJoin together in the first Fourth Tuesday Theology gathering:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • 7:00-8:30pm
  • In the Parlor

Each Fourth Tuesday Theology gathering is stand alone as each will cover a different topic or theologian.  So, you don't have to worry about missing one.  Just join in when you are available!

This second gathering will be looking at Dorothy Day, a key figure in the Catholic Worker Movement. With guidance from Rob Farley, we'll be considering some of her insights and how they may apply to our life of faith today. Day is noted for saying things such as these:

  • "Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them."
  • "We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community."
  • "The mystery of the poor is this: That they are Jesus, and what you do for them you do for Him. It is the only way we have of knowing and believing in our love. The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge of and belief in love."

Have questions or want to participate (or possibly even lead a session)?
Contact Keri Maloney, the Nurture Band Chair, at

New Study: Living the Questions begins Thu, Sept 28, 2017

LTQLiving the Questions features thirty acclaimed scholars, theologians, and other experts including Brian McLaren, Rita Nakashima Brock, Diana Butler Bass, Amy-Jill Levine, Helen Prejean, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Emilie Townes, Mel White, and more.  This 21-week study includes three flights of seven units focusing on the “Invitation to Journey,” “Honoring Creation,” and a “Call to Covenant.” This in-depth, video-guided study also has weekly readings, and it strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring Christianity and what is the next step in the journey of faith.

So, make plans to join us:

  • Thursdays, starting Sept 28, 2017
  • 7:00-8:30pm
  • in the Parlor
  • Led by Deacon Troy Sims
  • Prerequisite: Disciple I or Covenant Bible Study
  • Cost:  $12 to cover cost of reading materials
    Let Deacon Troy know if you might need a scholarship.

Register below!

For more information, contact Deacon Troy Sims ( or 202-546-1000, x223).

Covenant Bible Study to begin Sun, Oct 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

CovenantJoin together in this in-depth, 24-week study of the Old and New Testaments based around the theme of “covenant.”  Together, we’ll learn from our biblical ancestors how to create, live, and trust the covenant that God makes with us.  The study underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people – a relationship grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and on our ongoing commitment to stay in love with God while we share signs of that love with others.  Hear this testimony from Caroline Orr about her experience with this class in 2015-2016.

Although not really a replacement for Disciple I Bible Study, it is a different take on in-depth study of the Bible as a whole.  It will also function as a pre-requisite for Disciple 2-4, Christian Believer, Jesus in the Gospels, and Living the Questions.

The class will take place:

  • Sunday Evenings
  • 5:00-6:30pm
  • Starting Sunday, October 1, 2017

For the class, you’ll need the three (3) Participant Guides.  We encourage you to order them for yourself or the church can order them for you for $60.  Scholarships may be available.  Contact Deacon Troy Sims for more info.  Here are places you can purchase them:

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:

If you have questions or comments, contact Deacon Troy Sims (202-546-1000, x223 or

Ready to sign up?  Fill out the form below!

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