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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Want to Learn More About CHUMC? Join us beginning June 11, 2017 - 9:45am

disciplespathWhat does CHUMC believe - as well as our mission and focus?
What do we seek to do as individuals and a whole church?
How can you connect by dipping your toe or diving in?

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 ( or 202-546-1000, x222).

Register below, or just come to the Parlor on Sundays starting June 11 from 9:45-10:30am.

St. Simeon – A Monthly Study Group Begins Again on June 4, 2017

StSimeon-smThis monthly study group tends to meet in the homes of participants (though you don’t have to host in your home to participate) and follows this basic outline:

  • Begin by sharing dessert and fellowship;
  • Prayer concerns and joys are shared, and then, everyone is guided in liturgy and prayer (a booklet will be provided to help guide us through the process);
  • Discussion of a chapter or two of the book being studied led by group participants on a rotating basis;
  • Ending with Holy Communion.

MeaningOfJesus-smWe will be kicking off our next book on Sunday, June 4, 2017 (and continue each first Sunday) from 7:00-9:00pm.  At the first session of discussing Marcus Borg's & N.T. Wrights The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, we'll focus on the "Introduction" and "Part I: How Do We Know About Jesus?" with Deacon Troy leading that first session.

We hope you plan to join us:

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017
  • 7:00-9:00pm
  • Bob Tuverson's home in Alexandria

We encourage you to buy the book yourself.  It is available at,, Barnes & Noble, and possibly your favorite bookstore.  We will order you a copy for $10.

Register now below.

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

Reading & Resistance - Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace - June 5, 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?

Join the next meeting of our Reading & Resistance book club. For June, we’re reading Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams. Pick up a copy and join our discussion at:

  • Mr. Henry’s (Upstairs)
    Corner of 6th & Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Monday, June 5, 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).

CHUMC Virtual Prayer Walk

The video below includes every station from Sunday’s God's Heart, Our Home Campaign Prayer Walk. You can simply pause the video at each stop to raise the written prayer to God or to say your own prayer over that station. Thanks to our spiritual life team for composing each prayer. And thank YOU for being a congregation that prays and grows together.

You may want to enter "full screen" mode for the video by clicking the top right corner of the box below:

The Will of God - A New Study via Video Conferencing begins Wed, April 26, 2017

WillOfGod-smWhen’s the last time you heard, “Well, it was the will of God?” We often use that phrase, “the will of God,” to explain or attach meaning to tragic events. But how do we reconcile such events as having been willed by a God of love?

Leslie Weatherhead suggests new ways to think about what “the will of God” means as well as if and how we can discern what God’s will is for our lives.

So, join a new class led by Pastor Alisa:

  • Wednesdays, beginning April 26
  • 9:00pm

And you can join the discussion from the comfort of your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing. Register below so we can send you the login details for the study!

We encourage you to purchase the book for yourself at your favorite bookstore.  You can purchase online through,, and If needed, we can order a copy for you for $9 (please give your payment to Pastor Alisa, paid to the order of CHUMC).  If you would like to participate but need a scholarship, contact Pastor Alisa.

For more information, contact Pastor Alisa ( or 202-546-1000 x222).

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