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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God's Heart, Our Home - A Week in the Life of CHUMC

Watch this video that tells the story of all God does in and through our building in just an average week. While our building meets many of these needs of many different users well, this video also highlights how it could be improved to better meet those needs.

Click here to learn more about the projects for the God's Heart, Our Home Capital Campaign. (PDF download)

Many thanks to John Rohrbach and Erin Duncan for their many hours of work in conceptualizing, filming, and editing this video.

All CHUMC Camping Trip - May 20-21, 2017

Make plans now to join us on the CHUMC-wide Camping Trip on May 20-21!  This event is intended to be family friendly, but all are invited!

We've are going to Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton, VA (check out the camp map HERE). They have available:
  • Lots for tent or RV camping (with options for electricity and / or water hookups);
  • Rustic cabins (with electricity, ac/heat, small refrigerator, and two rooms);
  • If you prefer, you could also stay in a nearby hotel and join us during the day.

We encourage you make your own reservations, so that you may choose what works best for you, but we encourage you to pick tent / RV lots in the range of (or near) lots 59-74. If, however, you need help making a reservation (or even need financial help to attend, PLEASE, let Deacon Troy know ASAP).

Please, let us know when you make your reservations so we have an idea of who all will be taking part. Also, some folks are planning on spending more than one night, so feel free to do that.

CHUMC will be renting a gathering space for Saturday & Sunday, and we will have a few organized activities (like group hiking, scavenger hunt(s), and especially worship on Sunday morning – 10am-ish) as well as free time to relax, have fun, and get to know one another better.

We are planning a potluck for Saturday supper, and CHUMC will provide fruit and pastries for Sunday AM. Other meals will be on your own.

We are still planning this event, so if you'd like to take part in creating this event, let Deacon Troy, Robin Walker, Amy or Andy Salunga, or Sarah Price know! We'd love your insights!

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

Reading & Resistance - The New Jim Crow - Mon, April 3, 2017

ReadingResistance-April2017No 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. This month we're reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Pick up a copy and join our discussion at:

  • Mr. Henry's
    Corner of 6th & Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  • 7:00pm

We encourage you to procure your own copy. If you desire to purchase, it is available from,, and Or, we can purchase a copy for you for $12.  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).

Join Us in Lent 2017 to Consider God's Dwelling Place


Daily Prayer Calls
7:00am & 9:00pm
Start and / or end your day with prayer through a 5-10 minute conference call. Simply call and listen in as we converse with God together.
Prayer Line Number: 712-432-0800, access code – 770739#.


Ash Wednesday
March 1
7:30am, 12:00-1:00pm (on the Church Steps), 7:00pm
Start off the Lenten Season with worship that includes the imposition of ashes.


Men's Bible Study
Saturday Mornings, March 4 & 18 and April 1 & 15 | 9:00-10:30am
Walk with Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as told in the Gospel according to Luke with Dave Kennedy & Michael Jackson.


The Art of Spirit – A Fellowship & Arts Class
Saturday Mornings, March 4 & 18 and April 1 & 15 | 10:30am-12:00pm
Join Trent Jones to discover how art is good for the soul (you do not have to be an artist to attend), and children can attend with parents!


God’s Dwelling Place Sermon Series
Starting March 5 | 10:45am
Together, we will explore places in Scripture where people believed God dwelled (i.e. the Garden, altars, temples) and how we become a dwelling place for God.


Lenten Study via Zoom Video Conferencing
Mondays, starting March 6 | 9:00-10:00pm
Join Deacon Troy in discussing Walter Brueggemann’s A Way Other Than Our Own. We’ll seek to discover the paths God is leading us to that we might not choose on our own.


Wednesday Soup & Study
Starting March 8

  • 6:00-7:00pm – Soup & Salad Supper
  • 6:30-7:15pm – Lenten Adventure for Children
  • 7:00-8:30pm – Abide: Contemplative Prayer
    Join Katie Zimmerman of Sojourners as she guides you through different forms of contemplation designed to help you slow down, empty yourself, and find your home resting in God.

The Art of the Spirit - A Fellowship & Arts Class starting Sat, Mar 4, 2017 - 10:30am

ArtButterflyArt is fun, and creating art is good for the soul! In fact, creating art is a beautiful way to express your faith.

So, join Trent Jones as he guides you in a stress-free setting to help you get in touch with your creative side (but know that you do not have to be an artist to attend).  Although geared for adults, children can attend with parents, creating art together!

  • Saturday Mornings, March 4 & 18 and April 1 & 15
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Here at CHUMC
  • There is no cost, and supplies will be provided.

Jones-smContact Trent Jones ( or Deacon Troy ( or 202-546-1000, x223) for more information.

Register now below!


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