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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS): Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm
VBS 2014: Are You Connected?
The Jesus Connection ... What A Friend!
Explore God’s Word through print, online, and through social media and learn character building qualities and teaches how to live in fellowship with Jesus. To live in fellowship is to have a real time connection with Him. The lessons focus on: trustworthiness, purity, trust, faith, compassion, salvation, Christian service, and loyalty.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
VBS can ONLY accommodate children ages 5 and above unless accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to stay and attend bible study. Please register all intended participants individually below.
TO REGISTER, click here.
LIVING IN THE WILDERNESS: Protect your credit, identity and privacy, SATURDAY, MAY 17, from 9 AM - 12 PM
Please join us for this FREE and very informative SPCC Stewardship event, “Living in the Wilderness: Protect your credit, identity and privacy,” is scheduled for Saturday May 17, 2014 from 9 AM - 12 PM.
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)
You will also have an opportunity to breakout into small group discussions on the following topics: teens and social media, scamming seniors, personal computers and information security. Please see event schedule below.
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.
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
1st GOOD FRIDAY FISH FRY.
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**
$1, Cake $2, Brownie
PICK UP LOCATION:
7900 EASTERN AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20012
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP - SEVEN LAST WORDS: FRIDAY, APRIL 18 - 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 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,
A CHRISTMAS CANTATA - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
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.
SPCC BENEFIT CONCERT - SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 @ 4PM
Come out and support Bro. Andre Leonard and his band, The Fishermen Band. Proceeds go to benefit the Shepherd park Music Ministry.
The 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.
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.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
(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)
A 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.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 6
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
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.
HAPPY 113TH BIRTHDAY SHEPHERD PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
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.