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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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).

Dinners for 8-ish Potluck Kick-Off - Sun, Sept 24, 2017

dinnersfor8Ever wanted to get to know other members
of CHUMC better?
Here’s a great opportunity!

Share in a meal with about 8 other CHUMC-goers in homes or at a restaurant to put faces with names, and stories with people.  The goal is that you meet at least a few times through the year to get to know one another better, and you can mix up times, days, locations, menus, etc. – however your group chooses to get together.

To help us get off on a good start and to meet in a common location, join us for a potluck meal:

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 6:00pm
  • In Fellowship Hall

You do not HAVE to attend the potluck to participate in Dinners for 8-ish, but we think it will be a fun and helpful way to meet and plan next steps for your group together.

Let us know if you’ll make the potluck below, and also let us know a little about you to help us organize!  In days of availability, we know that you may not have a given day available EVERY week.  But as an example, if every other Monday typically works, note that as a day of availability!

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

Contact:  Deacon Troy Sims ( or 202-546-1000, x223)

Reading & Resistance - The Third Reconstruction - Mon, Aug 7, 2017 - 7pm

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?

ThirdReconstructionJoin the next meeting of our Reading & Resistance book club. For our next book, we’re reading The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Pick up a copy and join our discussion at:

  • Mr. Henry’s (Upstairs)
    Corner of 6th & Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Monday, August 7, 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 $9.  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).

Twenty & Thirty Something's Monthly Study - continues August 20, 2017

Nooma2Join together for a time of discussion and fellowship around a NOOMA Video featuring Rob Bell.  We'll be gathering once a month at CHUMC, and you can join in the next gathering:

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 7:00-8:30pm
  • 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 ( or 202-546-1000, x223).

Take part in the Pride Parade - Sat, June 10, 2017

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 ( or 202-546-1000, x222).

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