7900 Eastern Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C.  20012-1382
Voice: 202-882-3367
Fax:    202-882-3770
Email: info@spcc-doc.org
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Sunday Worship
  9:00 AM Sunday School
  9:45 AM Devotions
10:00 AM Worship Service
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C H R I S T M A S  C A N T A T A - Sunday, December 21, 2014
Come and join us for a special Christmas service as we to enjoy the marvelous work of SPCC's Music Ministry. The Cantata will consist of several musical selections that are Christmas inspired.  SPCC Mass Choir and Youth Choir will be performing a number of selections under the direction of Mr. Andre Leonard, SPCC Director of Music.  The Processional will be a compilation of traditional Christmas hymns.  

Worship Service begins at 10 AM




For more information call 202-882-3367

Please join us for SPCC's Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, December 24.
Worship service begins at 7 pm.  There will be a musical selection by the Children's choir.  A special offering will be taken this evening to support victims of domestic violence.  Any gifts should be a appropriate for a woman between ages 18-35. 

All gifts and offerings made will go to benefit My Sister's Place, Washington, DC. 

Announcing…The Shepherd Park Christian Church 2014 Annual Fall Stewardship Campaign “I See You Whole”

2 Corinthians 4:16 
So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, 

our inner nature is being renewed day by day.

Dear Church Family,

We have experienced an exciting year of growth at Shepherd Park Christian Church (SPCC).  Our music ministry, under the direction of Mr. Andre Leonard, ushers us into the presence of God with joy and passion on Sunday mornings.  Our stewardship ministry continues to expand with offerings of timely workshops to help us protect and strengthen both spiritual and financial resources with which God has blessed us.  The implementation of online Bible Study via WebEx affords opportunities to grow in the Word of God no matter where we are within the USA.  We are EXCITED about what God is doing at SPCC!  We thank you for your generous gifts of time, spiritual and financial treasure which make SPCC a vibrant ministry.

The Fall Stewardship Campaign – I See You Whole – encourages us to see ourselves as God sees us.  Have you seen your genuine self lately?  The social systems in which we live and work frequently provide us with a fragmented selfie (self-image).  We are created whole, yet life wears away our resilience.  The Fall Stewardship Campaign – I See You Whole – provides insights for reclaiming our Eden freshness.  Come.  Join us.  Be all that you were created to be –Whole!  Each Sunday from September 21 – October 19, 2014 shed a little more brokenness, gain a little more wholeness.

We are so excited about our wholeness that we just can’t keep it to ourselves.  The Outreach ministry of SPCC has been merged with our Stewardship ministry.  During the Fall Stewardship Campaign we will implode the walls of SPCC.  We believe wholeness is so important that we want our neighbors to see it.  Each member of SPCC will be invited to engage in at least one outreach opportunity to share God’s desire for wholeness with our neighbors.  Peter and Shawn Gray, our Volunteer Coordinators, will facilitate opportunities for children and adults to engage in outreach ministries:  SOME (So Others Might Eat); Dress for Success; Bethesda Cares; advocacy projects and much more.  If you can serve a meal, tutor a child, or write a letter, we invite you to join the effort to make others whole.  The joy you receive from giving of yourself will increase your wholeness.  Thank you for your sharing your Eden freshness with our neighbors who need a lift. They, too, will see you whole.  

A portion of our faithful stewardship response to God’s generous gift of wholeness is the sharing of our financial resources.  Please take time to pray and plan your family’s financial commitment to SPCC for the Budget Year 2015.  The more we see ourselves as God sees us, the more we trust in God’s daily provision for life.  Trust in God equals freedom to share generously.  Be sure to bring your commitment form for Consecration Sunday on October 19, 2014. Thank you!


Elder Percy Malone, Financial Secretary                   Reverend Lois Artis, Stewardship Ministry Leader


2014 Shepherd Park Christian Church - Annual Community Picnic - Sunday, September 14, 2014: 12 pm - 4 pm 

Let’s celebrate the end of summer together…….
PLEASE bring a DISH to share, bring a FRIEND, bring a GAME or ACTIVITY ……..
Come and enjoy great food and fun activities……..

7900 Eastern Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Family and friends are welcome!


LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS: Protect your credit, identity and privacySUNDAY, AUGUST 24, from 12:30 PM - 12 PM

Please join us for this FREE and very informative SPCC Stewardship event, Living in the Wilderness: Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Identity Theft.  This will be one in a series of Lunch and Learn Events that the Stewardship Team will sponsor.  

Date:  August 24, 2014 Time:  12:30 - 1:30 PM

Presenter:  Mr. Emmanuel Twum,   Vice President, New River Systems


With more and more major retailers being hit by hackers and major security flaws on the Internet, identity theft is becoming more and more of a threat. In this workshop you will learn:


  • Preemptive measures to protect you from having your identity stolen by monitoring your credit
  • How to dispute inaccurate data and steps towards credit repair
  • How to protect your privacy (data privacy: Opt in or Opt out, medical and insurance privacy)


Please see event schedule below.      

Event Speakers:
Emmanuel K. Twum
Vice President – ERP Advisory Services
New River Systems Corporation

R. Lois Artis, CPA, MBA, M.Div
Institute Chief Financial Officer
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Tiffani  Alwazan, M.S. 
Youth Minister, 
Instructor, Criminal Thinking 
Marriage and Family Therapist

GOOD FRIDAY FISH FRY - FRIDAY, APRIL 18 - 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.


FISH: Fried Whiting

STARCH: Potato Salad or Mac and Cheese

VEGGIE: String Beans or Collard Greens

Fish Platters are $10 each.

Fried Whiting Platter includes 2 sides and a dinner roll. 

Please select two (2) side dishes (additional side dish orders are $2.50 each).

Please support Shepherd Park Christian Church and our 


Pre-orders and walk-ins may be picked up from 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

**Desserts and beverages will be sold separately in SPCC’s Fellowship Hall**

Soda: $1.50 
Water: $1

Desserts: Cookies $1,  Cake $2, Brownie $2





___ 11:00 a.m. – Noon

_____ Noon – 1:00 p.m.

_____ 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

_____ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

On Good Friday, local churches offer  worship which focuses upon the powerful words spoken by our Savior, Jesus Christ as  he suffered and died upon the cross. This worship is a meaningful celebration the church has called  "The Seven Lasts Words." The Catholic tradition names this service as "The Seven Stations of the Cross." Literally, these are not "seven" last words but what have been recognized as seven great lessons from Jesus which he gave the world as hung upon the cross dying for all of our sins. 

     Our Good Friday worship will include the Arts as a method to "preach" the Gospel. For example,  according to Mark 15:34, from the cross, Jesus cried out loudly, "My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?" Visiting clergy and my colleague, Reverend Dr. Lori Buck will use the art of Sign Language to share this message from the Gospel.  As another example, Luke 23:46, "Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands." Our very own, the Choir of SPCC and our Director of Music, Mr. Andre Leonard will use the art of Choral music to share this message from the Gospel.     
    This Good Friday worship will be one of the first of its type-The Art in Good Friday and it happens at SPCC! Good Friday worship service will begin at 4:30 P.M. in the sanctuary of SPCC.

God keep you in his grace and mercy,
Pastor Leathers


For more than a century, Shepherd Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has served the community of Shepherd Park in Washington, DC, dedicated to Christ and His followers in this multi-generational, multi-cultural and multi-racial House of Worship.  Following our instructions from Matt 18:16 to serve our community and do the Lord’s work, Shepherd Park Christian Church answers the call of the Great Commission given in Matthew 28 during its long history. Young and old, affluent and poor, all people come together for our worship services, fellowship—serving one another on an ongoing and caring basis. As a faithful resource to our community through service, worship, and ecumenical fellowship, we invite the local community and visitors to our area to join us and let us know how we can meet their needs. Through our Sunday School, Christian Youth and Christian Teen Groups, Disciples Men, Disciples Women, and weekly Bible Study, we offer ample opportunities for all to know Christ.  The Lord assures us that we do not have to be perfect to come to Him. He will take us just the way we are and finish His work in us. Join us to celebrate and accept this remarkable free gift.