Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Coming Week
This Week at All Souls
Saturday, July 20

Gardening Day. Join us for weeding, watering, minor planting, and planning activities to keep the gardens blooming and beautiful. Meet in the courtyard, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Sunday, July 21

Go Down, Moses . Rev. Anthony Jenkins. In the spirit of both July 4th and Juneteenth, Rev. Anthony Jenkins will lead a service centered in the trustworthy life of Harriet Tubman. Together we’ll consider her lifelong spirit of interdependence, and the many lives entrusted to her over the years as abolitionist, activist, faith leader, freedom-fighter, and U.S. Army Special Forces (“Black Ops”).

Rev. Jenkins currently serves as assistant minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, MD. A native of Washington DC, he has also called PA, VA, upstate NY, and southern MD home. He holds a B.A. in Music (Performance) from Morgan State University and has made his living as a freelance bassist in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan area for the last 19 years. He holds a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL. Rev. Jenkins served for five years as a bassist in the 257th Army Band (DC), before commissioning into the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps in 2014; he will transition to active-duty Air Force chaplaincy this coming fall. He has also served as a chaplain at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore. He, his wife Sarah, and their son Tobias live in the Forest Glen neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD.

Join the 2019-20 Sunday Lunch Ministry! Come for a brunch and meeting where we’ll pick dates of next year’s lunches, envision the ministry’s future, and coordinate volunteers. Bring ideas about good food and community building. We’re inviting other ministries that have a stake in how our luncheons operate, so invite friends who may want to participate directly or tangentially. Sun., Jul. 21, after service.

Migrant Solidarity Team Weekly Impacted Community Canvass. Many of our neighbors live in terror of deportation and being ripped from their lives and children. The urgency of these times calls us to be on the right side of history. Every Sunday after church, we canvass impacted neighborhoods to share information on ICE’s operations. We educate our neighbors on how to prevent arrests. We distribute a 24/7 emergency number to call if ICE is spotted. The number also connects people who need rides to ICE check-ins. We hand out “Know Your Rights” information, which is highly effective in keeping people out of detention. We head out in teams of two. Spanish, French, Hindi, or Arabic are helpful but not required. Bring a reusable water bottle and comfy shoes; we’ll provide all the rest. Every Sunday, 11:45 am, meet in the Reeb Lobby. Text or email questions to Denise Woods (202.415.9757; 

Young Souls Brunches are excellent events to attend if you are new. Questions? Contact Matt ( Sun., Jul. 21, 12:00 pm, meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. 

Wednesday, July 24

The Well: A Family-Friendly Retreat Tending the Wounds of Racism. July 24-27, 2019; Ferry Beach Retreat Center (Saco, Maine, a beach community just 30 minutes south of Portland). The Well welcomes families and individuals of color, white families raising children of color, and multi-racial families to this four-day retreat. The retreat centers the experiences and expressions of people of color by offering intentional spaces of spiritual healing for the young and old directly impacted by racism. Programming explores the spiritual paths of POC, including rites of passage, food, music, sports, history, arts, and bodywork that nurtures souls, uplifts spirits, and promotes resilience. For more information, see,
Religious Education
This Sunday in RE:

This Sunday in RE
Single Preschool Class - 2/3/4’s (Rm 5) - Summer Nature Lesson. Read “Firefly Friend” and “Ah Ha!: The ups and downs of a frog’s day.” Making binoculars, playing in tents, and “Camp Dancing”.

Single K-5th Class (Gym) - This week’s spiritual practice: Painting! Whether walls or cabinets, murals or portraits, working with paint can be practical, fun, even instructive. After chapel, we’ll explore what paint has to teach us about spiritual living.

Nursery (Room 4) - For ages 0-23 months.

Middle & High School - Attend service in Sanctuary or arrange ahead of time to help with younger ages

Volunteer or Teach Next Year in RE!! If it’s your turn to step up to teach/volunteer for the RE program, the coming church year is your chance. Contact or or one of the dedicated members of the CYRE Committee for more info.

Summer of Spiritual Practices

July 7   Gift Bags for Shelters; Letters for Migrant Solidarity
July 14  Juggling
July 21    Painting
July 28  Visit to Thomas House Nursing Home
Aug 4    Poetry and Music
Aug 11  CPR/1 st Aid & safety Drill
Aug 18  Packing and Distributing Lunches in neighborhood
Aug 25  Capoeira
Sept 1   Dancing and Sports
Celebrate the life of Sterling Lloyd
Join us for the memorial service for long-time member and former Board president, Sterling Lloy d. Rev. Hardies will preside. A reception will follow. All are welcome. Sat., Aug. 10, 10:00 am.
Beware of Scam Emails!
We want everyone to be aware that scammers have been impersonating Rev. Hardies and others and sending emails to congregants asking that they buy gift cards or lottery tickets to support the church or congregants in need. These con artists harvest email addresses from the church website and online publications and send emails appearing to come from Rev. Hardies or members of All Souls. Please do not respond to any such email. Thank you.
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