Learning From Other Churches

This Sunday, October 21, meet at 11am in the main foyer of Foundry United Methodist Church– another Dupont Circle church.

When we first contemplated a time without a church building, Bishop Mariann (our bishop) encouraged us to have a series where we visited Sunday services of other churches in our community to learn and grow from their experiences, a miniature, local pilgrimage.

Experiencing different churches helps us see new ways to improve our own congregation. Once per month, from August to November, Jason Foreman invites you to join him on four different Sunday church visits. Come for one, join us for all! In December, during Advent, we’ll report back to our congregation what we learned during our visits.

Women’s March on the Polls

On Saturday, January 20 from 11:00am until 2:00pm a delegation from St. Thomas’ Parish joined the resistance movement on the one year anniversary of the inauguration.  Our group marched behind our “The President said what?” faith palm banner currently on display at our construction site.

Thank you to parishioner Lynn Moluf for organizing the event.

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Mr. Bob Moluf–Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Bob Moluf [photo]

Bob Moluf

Mountain Hike Kepler Overlook, Virginia 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Join us for a 6.6-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in Woodstock, Virginia. With approximately 1,185 ft. of vertical gain, this moderate mountain hike passes over the picturesque Cedar Creek, provides a vista west from Tea Mountain, and climbs to the panoramic Kepler Overlook on Little North Mountain.

This hike will take around 4 ½ hours, including lunch and breaks.  Bring plenty of water, pack a lunch, dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear.  Clouds and sprinkles will not deter us. In case of heavy rain, we will postpone.

We will meet at 10:00 AM SHARP at the trailhead parking area at the end of Van Buren Road in Maurertown, VA (a two-hour drive from DC).  For those interested, some of us may linger afterwards for a trip to a vineyard.

RSVP for this hike with form below. When signing up, please indicate if you have additional room in your car for other passengers and where you will be starting from.

21st Sunday after Pentecost – Jeremy Ayers

Sermon begins at the 13:20 point!

Thirsting for Justice 2.0: Sustaining Ourselves in the Work

Second Thursday of the month, beginning November 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by All Souls Episcopal Church and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, DC

Last year, Thirsting for Justice launched a series of conversations to explore a Christian response to the social justice issues that plague our nation. This year, our series explores how we sustain ourselves in the ongoing work of justice—especially when we are challenged by burnout and loss and by our own pride and anger.

Each month, we will explore a different gem in our spiritual and wisdom tradition. We’ll turn to leaders like Dorothy Day, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Oscar Romero, as well as Jonathan Daniels, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and more. And we’ll also share our own struggles and successes. Together we will aim to build each other up as we recommit ourselves to the ongoing work of justice.

All those thirsting for social justice are welcome, whatever your faith or church affiliation. Dinner is included. Admission is free. For more information, email the Rev. Diana Gustafson or the Rev. Richard Mosson Weinberg.