ArtSmart Summer Camp Week 1!

By: Maggie Lewis, Steinbruck Center Intern This past week was the first week of ArtSmart Summer Camp! 40 kindergarten through 5th graders and 10 middle schoolers from the Logan Circle community, joined Luther Place for some summertime fun, along with arts and creativity education. The younger kids participated in various...

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Sanctuary

By: Bianca Vazquez, Director of the Steinbruck Center Hostel at Luther Place Sanctuary can mean many different things — all rooted in creating safe and livable communities. While undocumented immigrants are the primary targets, we know that African-Americans, Muslims, and others may need sanctuary as well. These congregations, which cross many...

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I’m Grateful…

This past Sunday I used a Hebrew Scripture text and a Gospel text about healing encounters with God. The story from 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15 told the story of Naaman who was seeking a healing of his leprosy, and how the prophet Elisha addressed Naaman’s request. Some of you...

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Steinbruck Center Intern Reflections: Bailey

The University of Notre Dame’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Program provides students in the Latino Studies program with summer service learning and immersion opportunities in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In DC, students intern at The Library of Congress — Hispanic Division, National Council of La Raza, and the US Conference of...

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Steinbruck Center Intern Reflections: Cesar

The University of Notre Dame’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Program provides students in the Latino Studies program with summer service learning and immersion opportunities in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In DC, students intern at The Library of Congress — Hispanic Division, National Council of La Raza, and the US Conference of...

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Altars in the Streets

Pastor Karen shares the experience of presenting her book of poetry along with artist Emily C-D in Clifton Park, Baltimore. On Friday evening May 20, we drove into Clifton Park in Baltimore and parked by the Clifton Mansion. This house was constructed by Henry Thompson between 1790 and 1801, and...

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Wednesday Night at Red Emma’s

Pastor Karen offers a reflection on the experience of presenting her poetry book along with artist Emily C-D at Red Emma’s in Baltimore. She continues to ask the question “Where is God in this?” in her encounters. A Christian clergy and an artist walk into a radical bookstore in Baltimore…...

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Confirmation Reflections

Pili Gill and Trevour Jackson-Carpenter were confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 15 at Luther Place. All seven confirmands helped create and lead the service. Pili and Trevour shared the following reflections with the community. Congratulations to Pili and Trevour! Pili Gill I’ve heard the word grace for the past 14...

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Blessing of a Name

This past Sunday, standing behind the altar at Luther Place Church in DC, I was honored to be part of a precious time of naming and blessing. Standing between me and the Assisting Minster Jackson, was a beloved child of God and a disciple of Jesus who was celebrating a...

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