Community Ministry: Three Strands

Once a month, the Church at Clarendon provides dinner and support to Three Strands Community Church in Washington, DC.  Three Strands is a non-denominational church that welcomes all; their congregation is largely made up of students, young adults, people experiencing homelessness, and young families.  This month, we will be providing dinner and participating in worship on January 11.  You are invited to participate in any way you can.  We will need help with transportation, providing food for 40 people, set up, serving, clean up, and funding.

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Watson (jpacker1@gmail.com).

 

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Christmas Eve

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Please join us for a Christmas Eve service at 5pm on December 24.  The service will be a “lessons and carols” format: we will read through the Christmas story in parts, mixing in Christmas carols, songs, special music, and a candle lighting.  We would love to see you there!

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Health Insurance Fair

The Church of Clarendon is hosting health insurance information and enrollment fairs on the second Sunday of the month on December 14,  January 11, and February 8 after church services.

Sunday, December 14 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm – Learn about affordable, quality health coverage and re-enroll if you currently have health insurance from the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Sunday, January 11 and February 8 from 12:30 – 5:00 pm – Enroll in affordable, quality health insurance coverage. High quality health insurance is now available. If you want to learn more, stay after church on the second Sunday of the month in December, January and February to learn more and get enrolled. Navigators trained in helping people enroll in health insurance will be present.
If you want to enroll in health insurance, please bring with you:
* Social Security Number  (and document number for legal immigrants).
* Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs health insurance (for example, from pay stubs or W2 forms – Wage and Tax Statements).
* Policy information on health insurance if you or someone in your household have it from a job or other source.
* Your user name, password and email address if you are re-enrolling in health insurance.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Carr at lisamariacarr@gmail.com or at 581-294-5235.

Christmas Caroling: Dec 13

Interested in spreading some Christmas cheer? Please join us this Saturday, December 13, for a Christmas favorite… caroling! Please meet at the church at 4 pm, and we will head out from there. Following caroling, we will grab some food and head over to ZooLights at the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC. Please contact Sam McKown if you have any questions(sammckown1@gmail.com).

 

THE PEANUTS GANG REJOICES IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Bridge iGroup: Nov 7

Its back… Bridge iGroup gathering at the Johnsons’ home. Friday Nov. 7, at 6.30pm. Its taco night! Please RSVP to Elaine Johnson (johnsonec56@gmail.com).  We will be planning for future events so come join in the discussion.
Bridge iGroup is a monthly community gathering for single urban professionals.  Cool people, real talk, and tacos!
What’s an iGroup?  An “iGroup” meets in a community location, includes warm, informal social visiting, along with a time of devotion and discussion.  This group meets monthly.  Please consider inviting your non-church friends to this event; it is a great way for newcomers to establish friendships within our church community.

Open Mic Night: Nov 7

Where: The Church at Clarendon Welcome Hall

When: Friday, November 7

What: music, poetry, etc.

Performances: 8:00-10:00pm
Doors Open: 7:30pm — Come join us!
Contact: If you would like to participate or if you have questions, contact Alice Azzouzi (openmicafa@yahoo.com) or Stephen Taylor (stephen@1bc.org)

CONCERT: Touch of Class

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Our very own Stephen Curtin, musician and sound-wizard, is bringing band mates, friends, and other local talent to play this Saturday.  There is no charge for admission.

Stephen began playing with some of the musicians of Touch of Class many years ago (we won’t say how many), and the show promises to be full of talented performers and enthusiastic music from many genres.

Come hear Stephen and his band Touch of Class play!

Where: the Church at Clarendon

When: Saturday, Oct 25, 7pm

How much: free!

 

Ministry Teams

Everyone who attends the Church at Clarendon is encouraged to serve.  There are a number of ministry teams and leadership opportunities that allow you to work with other members of the church to serve both members in the church and outside.  Every person has a gift and calling and each individual is an important member of the body.

Below, please find a list of current teams and opportunities to get involved.  If any strike your fancy, or you just want more info, email the contacts listed, or talk to Stephen Taylor, Director of Community Life (stephen@1bc.org).

Don’t know where to start? Check out our serving interest form, and either email it to Stephen Taylor (stephen@1bc.org) or bring it to church on Sunday! (Worship time: 11am)

Mission Team

The Mission Team is open to church members/attendees passionate about serving. The Mission Team serves The Church at Clarendon by connecting with identified mission partners and overseeing the allocation of the church’s mission budget line items. The team meets regularly to discuss ways to promote mission education within the congregation. The leaders or this team are co-chairs Julie Justus (jjust4all@yahoo.com) and Rachel Sparico (rsparico@gmail.com).

 

The Cardwriters Team

The Cardwriters Team, currently headed by Joan Packer, formed in the late 1990’s and has continued year-round since then to send church-provided notes to people for birthdays, anniversaries, and sometimes other special occasions. Cardwriting volunteers typically each taking one month of the year.  Joan’s email is joan.packer5@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the team.

 

Hospitality Team

This team includes volunteers who bring food, those who prepare and stage the breakfast served each Sunday morning, and those involved in checking in on and procuring supplies needed for hospitality.  The team manages the kitchen next to Welcome Hall and helps coordinate support for special events as requested.  The leaders of this team are Lisa Carr and Rob Ryland.  If you’re interested in joining, contact Lisa Carr (lisa.carr@hhs.gov).

 

Nursery Team

This team arranges for volunteers in the nursery every Sunday and works hard to ensure a healthy environment for our youngest children.  Michelle Longo heads this team, and paid nursery staff include Vivian Chavez, Kalyn Tuttle, and Cari Jankowski.  Volunteers rotate through the nursery in teams of two according to a rotating schedule.  To volunteer in nursery, email Michele at Michele@longofest.net.

 

Meal Train

When a church member has a baby, is sick or caring for someone who is, has recently experienced a loss, or just needs some extra help, Taylor Jones sets up a Meal Train for people to sign up and bring food to that person’s home or arrange a delivery.  To receive an email directly when a Meal Train is needed, please contact Taylor at rtljones@gmail.com.

 

Welcome Team

The Pump Up Team meets during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour to study the word of God, connect with each other, and get “pumped up” to serve God through greeting, ushering, hospitality, children’s ministry, and special events.  To join or get involved, contact Stephen Taylor (stephen@1bc.org).

 

Kitchen Team

Anytime there is a special event with cooking at church required, this is the team to make it happen!  Trained in using the kitchen equipment — and amazing cooks, too!  Contact Tanya (Sunshyne) Gantt for more information (tfsada1@verizon.net).

 

If you have a team that is making things happen and aren’t on this list, please let Church Moderator Michele Longo know at Michele@longofest.net and she’ll make sure to get you listed.

Tuesday Game Nights

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Game Night Tuesday Nights in October (Oct 7, 14, 21, 28)

7:30-10:00pm  |   The Church at Clarendon   |  Welcome Hall Lobby

Come out for community fun.  Anyone can participate.  We will have a ping pong table, and a variety of board and table games.  Or you can bring your own.

 

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Above left: This is the front of the building. Walk down the right (east) side to get to the Welcome Hall.   

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Fitness Ministry

The Church at Clarendon believes that Jesus not only saves bodies, but also makes people whole by making bodies healthy.  Thus we offer Fitness Ministry as a no-strings-attached service to the community.  You do not have to be a member or even attend any other program at the Church at Clarendon in order to participate.  It is Free and Open to all in the community.

Currently we offer the following fitness programs:

Monday 5:00pm:   Glutes and Abs Strength Class (Welcome Hall, enter 1210 Highland St)

Monday 6:15pm:    Free Yoga (Welcome Hall)

Wednesday 8:00pm: Pick Up Basketball, with devotional time (Gym, enter 13th Street)

Saturday 10:00am: Worship Dance and Movement (White Hall, enter 13th Street)

Contact Fitness Ministry Director Stephen Taylor (Stephen @ 1bc.org) for directions and more information.