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FAITH COMMUNITY

An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a New 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

Jubilee JumpStart

Dee Dee Parker-Wright

September 25, 2016

I come to you fairly terrified but have been trying to calm myself by calling upon my experience of surviving speaking with you about four years ago as well as speaking with Seekers Church last month.  With good reason, people often think I am a teacher because I lead a little school.  Alas, I am trained as a social worker so I am more naturally inclined to sit with you individually and listen deeply, rather than expound on my own thoughts.  I often speak to groups about Jubilee JumpStart and find that quite easy, joyful actually, since it is all about our beautiful children and inspiring parents.  So today, along with that, it is my intent here to dive a bit into vulnerability and share some about myself and how I found myself in God’s kingdom in a basement on Ontario Road.

The Light Shines On in the Darkness

Carol Martin

The light shines on in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out.  John 1:5

I have been living a lot with this Scripture as this election proceeds.  I've unfortunately spent a good bit of time being scared by the anger and seeming ruthlessness of the people who are following Donald Trump.  It seems more and more possible that he could win this election, no matter how many scandals are attributed to him.

I've also been drawn to read again in the book of Jeremiah because we too are confronted with a stark choice between addressing our problems reasonably and descending into hatred and delusion.  As you know, I'm not a biblical scholar so this teaching may not jibe with what some of you learned in seminary.  And I am mostly quoting from the early parts of the book of Jeremiah.  His prophecies and oracles go on and on for 52 chapters.

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