UCC Higher Education Sunday

Sunday, October 30 is Higher Education Sunday.  In the UCC, this is typically the Sunday we lift up the institutions of higher education which are affiliated with our denomination.  In keeping with UCC’s commitment of welcoming all, the Potomac Association’s Higher Education Committee asks that churches remember all colleges today and especially those whose campus ministries we support.

The above words can be included in your bulletin as a way of raising awareness around Higher Education Sunday.  Additionally, the Higher Education Committee asks that if possible you include the prayer below in your worship on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

On this Higher Education Sunday, we ask your blessing on students, their professors, and college support staffs everywhere.  May leaders emerge from these institutions who are committed to peace, justice, and transformation.  We lift up the campus ministries that the Potomac Association supports at the University of Maryland, George Mason University, the Community Colleges of Northern Virginia, and University of the District of Columbia.


With hope and in hope,

Suzanne Adele Schmidt, Chair
Higher Education Committee, Potomac Association

Lincoln Congregational Temple: Paul H. Sherry Preaching

The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Sherry

preaching on the Role of Faith in Solving Current Employment Issues

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11 am

Lincoln Temple United Church Of Christ

1701 11 St. NW, Washington, DC 20001


Metro Stops: Cordova/U Street; or Howard University

Dr. Sherry, former President of the United Church of Christ, is Director of Interfaith Work Justice’s DC Public Policy Office.

Installation of Amber Neuroth

The Potomac Association, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ and Hope UCC

cordially invite your presence and prayers for the Installation of Amber Neuroth as Senior Pastor to the congregation.


Sunday September 25, 2011

4:00 p.m.

Hope UCC

6130 Old Telegraph Road

Alexandria, Virginia 22310



A reception will immediately follow the service.


Clergy who wish to robe should arrive one-half hour prior to the service to robe, pray, and prepare for the processional.  Red or rainbow stoles encouraged!



Driving Directions:

Hope Church is located on Old Telegraph Road, just off of Telegraph Road 1.3 miles south of the Beltway.


Coming from Northern Virginia:

From 495, take exit 176-A, then turn RIGHT onto Telegraph Road.  Take Telegraph Road south for 1.3 miles and then turn RIGHT onto Old Telegraph Road.  (Old Telegraph Road is marked by yellow and black traffic markers embedded in the road at its entrance on Telegraph Road.)


Coming from Washington, DC:

Take Route 1 through Old Town Alexandria.  After you cross over 495, turn RIGHT turn onto Huntington Avenue.  At the end of Huntington, take a LEFT onto Telegraph Road, and continue south for 1.3 miles.  You will find Old Telegraph Road on your RIGHT, marked by yellow and black traffic signs embedded in the road.

Peoples Congregational UCC Fall Revival

Peoples Congregational Church
120th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Revival

“Looking Back… Moving Forward… Pressing On”

Music Provided By:
Peoples Church Chancel Choir
Voices of Peoples Gospel Choir
And Guest Choirs

Light Supper Served on Both Evenings From 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Nursery Open From 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Guest Preacher: Rev. Otis Moss, III
Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ,Chicago, IL

“Looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, Who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the cross.” Hebrews 12:2 (NRSV)


Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ
4704 13th Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
(202) 829-5511


Service of Installation for Matthew Braddock

The Potomac Association, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ and Christ Congregational UCC, cordially invite your presence and prayers for the Installation of Matthew Braddock as Senior Pastor to the congregation Sunday October 16, 2011.  The Installation Council Gathering will be at 1:15 p.m. for all Delegates with the Installation following at 2:00 p.m.

A reception will immediately follow the service.

Clergy who wish to robe should arrive one-half hour prior to the service to robe, pray, and prepare for the processional.  Red or rainbow stoles encouraged!


Christ Congregational, 9525 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901-4843


Conflict, Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation Workshop #2

Have you longed to be a part of God’s beloved community of love, healing and cooperation?

Come join us in learning how our communities and congregations can become more spiritually nourishing

and healing  places.

Learn techniques for your own personal growth in peacemaking.


Our facilitator for the workshop is Reverend Dr. Al Fuertes, an internationally known pastor and peacemaker active in the Philippines and other countries.  Currently Dr. Fuertes is a professor at George Mason University in the field of conflict analysis, resolution and transformation.  You will enjoy his depth of knowledge, wisdom and gentle good humor as he actively engages you in the art of healing and reconciliation.

How do we explain the connection between conflict and trauma? What is trauma and how does trauma affect individuals and communities? What helps people survive the trauma? What does healing mean? What does reconciliation require so that divided communities will live together again? How does this affect our outreach?

These are some of the basic questions this workshop will address.


This workshop is designed to help participants develop an appreciation of human resilience and to acquire insight into coping mechanisms and a deeper understanding of conflict, trauma and healing.

Participants will consider the difficulties people face in responding to deep personal and communal loss, pain, tragedy and suffering. The settings of protracted conflict such as communal strife, congregational tensions, organizational divides, as well as domestic violence, natural disasters and war are the contexts for these struggles that we will examine in stories or case studies.


*This workshop is the second in a series, following one in March 2011; however, each workshop is a “stand-alone,” and presents different ideas. Participation in the earlier workshop is not required for this one.


Sponsored by: Wellspring United Church of Christ

St. John’s Episcopal Church



RSVP by Sept 10, 2011 to Alice Foltz (703-830-4194)  or  afoltzva@verizon.net

Or Administrative Assist., St. Johns:  703-803-7500 or SJECCentreville@aol.com

Peoples Congregational UCC: Music Aid Circle Concert

The Music Aid Circle of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is very pleased to invite you to An Afternoon of Music featuring Washington Performing Arts Society’s (WPAS’) Children of the Gospel Choir in concert on Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2011, at 4:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary.  For over 60 years, the Music Aid Circle has provided an opportunity for a broad array of vocal and instrumental classical performing artists to showcase their talents.  This year, we have decided to focus on a different genre of music, gospel, which has its roots in the African-American experience.  An added bonus is having this music performed by a highly-regarded choir consisting of young people under the age of 18.


Additional information can be found in the attached letter and flyer.


Music_Aid_Circle_Subscription_Form Fall 2011.