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Call with questions 202-885-8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Hey all, We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the September 11 gathering at the Front Page at 7pm. This is our new location and seemed to work pretty well last time. We are moving the gathering to the second Tuesday of the month to accomodate yours truly who will be in class on Mondays during the fall - Thanks everyone!!
The reservation will either be under "DC Cohort" or my name, "Sara Sheppard" - try both. I know we had one person who couldn't find us last time and we apologise for that mix up. I'm working on a speaker and will let you know when I know as those plans fall into place.
There are couple events coming up from emergantvillage this fall. One is the annual gathering in New Mexico October 2 - 5th. There are at least 3 of us from the cohort who will attend so hope to have you join us and hang out in Sante Fe.
Also, Scot McKnight is hosting Emergence 2007 in Austin, TX October 19 - 20, 2007. This will be a weekend of conversation with the likes of Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt and others. go to the Emergentvillage home page for information on both these events.
The Front Page
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Take the red line to Dupont Circle and walk across the street. 7pm.
Call me with questions - 202-885-8688
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Hi all, We are changing our venue and head'n into the city to Dupont Circle and the Front Page. The Front Page is a Washington DC institution and is on the red line at Dupont Circle. Use the south exit and walk across the street.
We are also meeting ONE WEEK later than usual - - Monday July 16th at 7pm. We hope those of you who could not make it to Bethesda will join us since we'll be across the street (literally) from the metro stop. No more schlepping 4 or 5 blocks or running the risk of a parking ticket - we are making it easy for you to be a part of this conversation.
Speaking of conversation, come and join us, share your thoughts on the emerging church, let us know what's happening in your churches, learn from each other about what's happening in the DC scene, enjoy a brew and berger. It doesn't get much better than this!
See ya at the The Front Page
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Come join us at the Washington National Cathedral to reflect on the direction of the church. Share in creating a time of holy space in worship, music, meals and prayer. Explore key areas including worship, hospitality, discernment, tradition, justice, formation and beauty, drawn from Diana Butler Bass' latest book Christianity for the Rest of Us.
Speakers include: Howard Anderson, Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg, Tony Jones, Michael Battle and Samuel T. Lloyd. Theology Pub with Tony Jones and Steve Pankey. For more information go to http://www.cathedralcollege.org
Our next DC Cohort meeting will be Monday evening May 14th. We will have a conversation surrounding the recent Emergant Theological/Philosophical gathering in Philadelphia. Several of our own attended this meeting and hopefully they will share what they heard, learned and gleaned from the gathering.
June 11th will bring us Wes White, an American theologican who lives in Glasgow, Scotland and is spearheading the TREK (Theological Resoursing for an Emerging Kultur) across Europe. We are grateful that Wes was able to stay an extra day on his journey across the pond to spend an evening with us. TREK springs from the concept of sharing around the local table and in healthy mission.
White writes, "TREK is premised on the conviction that there is good and bad theology, and that the distance between the two is best measured by mission. Furthermore, we, the TREK Team, beleive that good theology includes facts (history, geography, personages, events, ect.) , but so much more. Healthy theology fancies the narrative, the nuance, the give and take, the mystery, the passion, and the imagination. In short, it personifies the freedom that inheres in God himself who is realationship in community (trinity) and who, in love (1John 4:8) invites the whole of creation into the ever expanding community of himself (mission)".
Please join us for a lively convesation this night.
More information about TREK can be found here http://www.localtable.org
We can be found at the Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
on the 2nd Monday of the month in the back room at 7pm.
All are Welcome!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Join us Monday, March 12th at the Harp and Fiddle as we welcome Brian Lehman, founder of the Church of the Homeless in DC. Brian, an attorney turned pastor, began to fellowship and attend bible studies at the National Community Church along side the homeless of Washington, DC. He soon realized that many of the homeless needed more than an occasional hand-out, they needed a place to live out their faith. He learned from the men and women he fellowshiped with that the homeless often feel unwelcome at area churches. To fill this need, he created Church of the Homeless, a new church plant, to minister to their spiritual needs. They now meet regularly at Union Station.
Brian Lehman has been shaped by the writings of radical Christians such as Shane Clayborne and the inspirational preaching and writings of Mark Batterson at National Community Church. Brian will join us to tell his story, how he learned of this need, and how he answered God's call to serve the homeless. (www.churchofthehomeless.org).
Monday March 12th at 7pm
Flanegan's Harp and Fiddle
4844 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
We'll be in the back room.
Hope to see you there,
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Greetings! We have received an invitation from Karen Sloan, a Presbyterian minister from New Haven, CT who is interested in exploring 'new/old' monastic connections to visit the Dominican House of Studies Sunday afternoon Feb 18th. Karen visited the Dominicans with Brian McLaren this past October, has written an article about them published in Relevant magazine and is now making a return visit to DC. The Dominicans are, as she put's it, "Emergent-minded", and eager to share their tradition.
The schedule for Sunday is:
3:30 - 4:00pm Gathering and Tour of the House of Studies
4:00 - 5:30pm Presentation, Conversation, Q&A, about Dominican Life
5:40 - 6:00pm Evening Prayer with the Dominicans in their Chapel
If possible, Karen requests an RSVP to email@example.com so they will know how many to expect.
The address is:
Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20017-1585
If you have time before hand, the Basilica of the National Shrine is across the street. Not only is this a beautiful sancutary, but there are a couple of book stores worth browsing. This sounds like an exciting opportunity! The link to the Dominican House of Studies website is http://www.dhs.edu
Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Hi all - hope some of you are down in beautiful Atlanta at the Mainline-Emerging cohort meeting. I know one of our own is there, Steve Pankey and he has graciously offered to lead the next cohort meeting 7pm on March 12, 2007 at the Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda. I'm looking forward hearing what's happening in the mainline meets emerging world and I hope you all are too. For questions and inquiries, please contact Sara Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.