August 22, 2016
N Street Village has declared October to be the month of the She-ro! A She-ro is any man or woman who stands up for women’s rights. During this month, NSV’s goal is to raise $50,000 toward the operation of Bethany Women’s Center for six months. Luther Place has taken on the challenge of funding one of those six months, or $8,333. A few members have committed matching money toward your donations. You can donate by marking envelopes in your pews as “N Street Village She-ro Campaign.” LP members of the NSV Board will be present in the All Saints Room area after the 10:30 am service on every Sunday in October to assist with online donations. Donate online here.
June 28, 2016
From Wednesday, July 6–Friday, July 29 we will host 40 kids from our neighborhood for ArtSmart Summer Camp at Luther Place. We are in need of donations to support the camp — see flyer here. If you’d like to make a monetary donation towards any of these items, please make your check out to Luther Place Church for ArtSmart Camp. Questions? Contact Bianca.
May 25, 2016
For Adult Spiritual Formation at 9:15 am in the Library, we will start a series of discussions on Welcoming the Stranger during the month of June. Wendy Mayer will facilitate conversation and share her research. She sets the context for conversation with the following prompts.
June 12 Why do we fear the stranger?: As Christians we are challenged to love our neighbor. In the media we constantly hear that refugees, immigrants, Muslims are a threat. We see that in Europe people feel especially threatened when strangers are encountered in large numbers. It is a rare individual who can live God’s grace and love strangers under all conditions unconditionally. In our day-to-day lives some of us want to be that kind of person, but secretly we are afraid and our actions perpetuate the divide. In this session we will unpack why, when strangers come into our community, our reason and our instincts don’t always coincide.
June 19 Overcoming fear of the stranger: How is it that the apostle Paul could suddenly flip from a zealous persecutor of other Jews to the ultimate embracer of the (gentile) stranger? Can we experience the same conversion today? In this session we will unpack how entrenched fear and hostility can be flipped into compassion. We will discuss the powerful effect of empathy, and workshop ideas for how at Luther Place together and individually we can implement strategies that enable us to overcome our fear of the stranger and live out the radical call to love our neighbor.
April 28, 2016
Looking to grow spiritually and build relationships in the Luther Place community? Join a small group starting in May!
DC small group #1 will focus on Spirituality and the 12 Steps, with more information here.
DC small group #2 will focus on the Study & Practice of Contemplative Prayer on Tuesday evenings. For more information, contact Pastor Karen.
A NoVa small group will focus on Spirituality with Joan Chittister and Nadia Bolz-Weber (and you!) — more information here.
A MD small group focusing on the Jesuit practice of the “Daily Examen” will be hosted in Nancy White’s home — see more information here.
April 4, 2016
We will gather once a month on the second Wednesday from 7:00-7:30 pm for a creative evening prayer service.