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An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

We are a small, diverse ecumenical church with members from different faith backgrounds and ways of expressing our faith. We hold in common the desire to follow Jesus through peacemaking, work for justice (especially economic justice), and environmental sanity.All are welcome, regardless of faith (or lack of it), religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, wealth (or lack of it), ethnicity, or any other characteristic that ordinarily separates us from one another. We are open and affirming and value the differences among us. Check us out! We meet at the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:00 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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Most Recent Teachings Available

The Wildness of God

Wmily Owlsley

March 5, 2017

Texts: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
     Psalm 32
     Romans 5:12-19
     Matthew 4:1-11

Good morning. It’s a gift to be able to share with you all here on the first Sunday of Lent.

In reading and thinking about this week’s lectionary scriptures what stood out to me is the sheer extremeness of the stories and reflections. There is significant drama, deception, tragedy, and amazement in the story of the fall of man, in Jesus’ fasting and temptation, and Paul’s summary to the Romans of sin and grace.

This morning I will reflect on the physical and spiritual habitat described in these stories, what we can learn from that as we begin the season of Lent, and how this connects with our current times. Throughout this teaching I will refer to God as “God” and would like to say that to me that is an open name that can mean different things to different people. Please be free to replace the name in your mind with the name you might find closer describes who or what you think of as ‘God’ - The Life Force, Holy One, Great Spirit, etc.

Walking Toward Lent with Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

Paul Fitch

February 26, 2017

A translation of this teaching into Spanish follows this English version

Good morning. I am pleased share with you all today and honored that my friends here accepted my invitation to help broaden, and make more visible, the message I will attempt to convey. I will seek to make my sharing somewhat brief, so that they might also direct a few words to us.

The Gospel reading of today places us on the cusp, on the transition point, between the epiphany and lent. It presents a scene of beauty, of grandeur and intimacy, and coming together in a profound way that unites the past with the present with the future, both within and beyond history.

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