7900 Eastern Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C.  20012-1382
Voice: 202-882-3367
Fax:    202-882-3770
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  9:00 AM Sunday School
  9:45 AM Devotions
10:00 AM Worship Service
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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


Please join Shepherd Park Christian Church for during our 10am worship service on Sunday, December 22 as we present
A Christmas Cantata.


The cantata will consist of several movements are Christmas inspired. SPCC Mass choir and Youth choir will be preforming a number of selections with direction from Andre Leonard, Director of Music.  The processional will be a compilation of traditional Christmas hymns. Special guest vocalists include Maella Spires and Edward Graves. Maella will sing the lead on the following songs: Now behold the lamb, The night that Christ was born and The rock. She is a vocal major at the University of the District of Columbia. Edward will be singing with the choir as well. He also is a vocal major at Indiana University. 


The Fishermen Band will render one selection for the cantata.

Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.

Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.

Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.

Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.

Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.


Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band.  Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.

FISHERMEN BAND is a local band that have played over 400 shows in the DC/Baltimore area, at venues like Rams Head Live, Growlers, and Nationals Stadium Fairgrounds.

This family friendly band create a seamless fusion of soul, funk, jazz, pop, reggae, and down home rock-and-roll, coupled with a rooted showmanship and contagious enthusiasm, give audiences a versatile, toe-tapping and unforgettable live show experience.


 (12 NOON - 3PM) Following Youth Sunday Service 
Please join us for our annual FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL sponsored by the Christian Education Committee.  

Our Theme this year is S.H.I.N.E. (Spreading His Incredible News Everywhere).  

Some Activities Include: basketball, soccer, puzzle tables, ping pong, musical chairs, ring toss, face painting, wii dance game, etc.    

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We will needs assistance for Decorators, Set-up, Clean-up, Cooks/Servers, Game Moderators/Score Keepers. Sign up sheets attached below.

 Decorators are needed for Saturday, Oct. 26th

 Cooks/Servers are needed for Sunday, Oct. 27th

 Pre-Treat Baggers and **Day of Event Treat Baggers are  needed for Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 26th or 27th

Final Harvest Festival Details Meeting

Scheduled for: Saturday and or Sunday – October 19th/20th (TBD)

PARTICIPANT SIGN-UP SHEET is attached below  (some members have signed up already to help in some capacity).  A donation form, can be found in the church bulletin and dropped in the purple basket located on the table in the narthex over the course of the next couple of Sundays.  

If you have any questions our would like to know how you can help out, please speak with Tammy Rhodes, Al Samuels or Latisha Samuels.


On this coming Sunday (World Communion Sunday), October 6, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins will be preaching. Rev. Dr. Watkins serves as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. 

Some of you may recall that Dr. Watkins preached at the Presidential Inaugural prayer breakfast for President Barack H. Obama. She is the first woman to have ever had this honor. She is a trusted counsel of our President and SPCC is honored that her visit connects our congregation with her extraordinary leadership and denominational history.

Please join SPCC at 10am for worship as well as Coffee Fellowship which follows worship in order to meet and spend time with Reverend Dr. Sharon Watkins.

2014 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN - Putting God first in Living and Giving

Please join us in this seasons congregation stewardship campaign—Putting God first in Living and Giving.  The Campaign begins on September 22nd and will wrap up on November 3rd with Consecration Sunday, when our commitments of financial resources, time and spiritual gifts will be received and blessed.  To find out more details, please download the attached pdf.

Let's learn together and put God First by nurturing our spiritual selves and caring for all that God entrusts to us.

Brother Al Samuels Chosen to Speak Out on Immigration

Following our last night of Vacation Bible School in July, Brother Al Samuels shared his detainment story with Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director Refugee & Immigration Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Bro. Al spoke at the Church World Service press conference announcing the Fast Action initiative that began on Sept. 9 when Congress returned from recess.  You can read more about the testimony that Bro. Al shared during the press conference.


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.