Events & Announcements
One Church, Three Communities (So Far)
Celebrate what God is doing in our city, and prepare our church for the year ahead.
Just five years ago, Grace DC was one congregation meeting in the middle of the city. Today, our church comprises three congregations worshiping in and serving neighborhoods throughout DC.
On June 16, Grace Downtown, Grace Meridian Hill and Grace Mosaic (our new congregation serving Upper Northeast DC) will meet together for a special worship service and congregational meeting, followed by a potluck brunch.
All are welcome. As we will be voting on church business during the congregational meeting, church members are especially encouraged to attend.
Grace DC Network-Wide Worship Service, Congregational Meeting and Brunch
June 16, 2013
Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Auditorium
3101 16th Street, NW (16th and Irving Streets)
One block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station on the Green Line
Childcare available 9:40–11:30am
Worship Service and Congregational Meeting 10am
Potluck Brunch 11:45am
Each summer, Grace Downtown’s Vacation Bible School welcomes children from throughout DC into a week of afternoon games, classes and activities that teach them more about God’s love for our city. If you want to help serve children and families, helping them come to a deeper appreciation of how powerful God’s love and concern are, contact the VBS coordinator for more information on volunteering.
Grace Downtown Vacation Bible School
July 22–26, 2013
Held at Washington Community Fellowship
907 Maryland Ave NE
Fourth Friday Dinner continues to be one of the best ways to meet new people at Grace Downtown. Whether you are new to the city and looking to establish a network or you’re a longtime member of our community looking to start putting names with more faces, Fourth Friday Dinner is a great way to do it while having good food in the process.
This month’s dinners are being held on June 28. Sign up online today!
Join N Street Village for their seventh Annual Luncheon on June 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The Annual Luncheon was created to raise awareness of issues related to women’s homelessness, poverty, and health. Last year, N Street Village welcomed over 200 supporters to the National Press Club to learn about and to celebrate the positive changes we can make together in the lives of women.
Join them to hear the powerful stories of two incredible women, Ms. Lavern Chatman (former president & CEO of Northern Virginia Urban League) & Ms. Emily Miller (N Street Village Alumna). They will also present the N Street Village Community Ally Award to Mr. Earl and Ms. Amanda Stafford.Purchase a ticket to the N Street Village Luncheon
On June 6, Grace Downtown partners Little Lights Urban Ministries and N Street Village will participate in Do More 24, the United Way’s day of giving for the DC region. Participating organizations are eligible for up to $24,000 in additional grant money from United Way for most donors, most dollars raised and best marketing. (Last year, Little Lights won the prize for most donors.) Help these Grace Downtown partners by checking out their Do More 24 profiles, offering a donation of $10 or more on June 6 and inviting your friends, family and co-workers to consider giving, too.Give to Little Lights for Do More 24 Give to N Street Village for Do More 24
You can also download a commentary that may help you better understand this week’s passage.
If you aren’t a member of a Community Group, you can find one online today.
How Does The Gospel Guide Social Entrepreneurs?
For generations, socially minded entrepreneurs have developed innovative solutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. How does the Bible make the case for social entrepreneurship? What role have Christians played in the social entrepreneurship movement? And how does the gospel shape our ultimate motives and objectives? A seasoned panel of Christian social entrepreneurs share their experience.RSVP Today
Monday, June 24, 2013
6:30 pm doors open (mix/mingle/eat/drink)
7–9 pm interactive panel discussion and small group breakouts
Questions? Contact Nancy Chan.
Cost: Free (buying food and drink is encouraged to meet our minimum; all profits go to charity!)
Jonathan Ng (moderator) currently serves as general counsel of Ashoka, the world’s largest association of leading social entrepreneurs. Founded in 1980, Ashoka has been a leader of the modern social entrepreneurship movement by identifying and selecting close to 3,000 Ashoka Fellows across 73 countries. Prior to Ashoka, Jonathan was at White & Case LLP in New York in its energy, infrastructure and project finance practice group. While in New York, Jonathan participated in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Gotham Fellowship, a program designed for young professionals serious about integrating their faith and work.
Tonio DeSorrento is general counsel of Pave.com, a Manhattan-based startup on the forefront of many financial regulatory issues. Tonio joined the founding team at Pave from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. At Orrick Tonio represented large banks and nonbank lenders in banking, capital markets, securities and finance matters. In addition Tonio developed and funded new private education finance, consumer finance and financial technology products with over a dozen international or startup clients.
Anbinh Phan Oh learned about the widespread sale of little children by their parents into brothels, during a research trip to Cambodia with Global Centurion. Anbinh is the Founder of Aloetree Kids, a line of organic and all-natural kids products (tees, onesies, bank, book) created to support nonprofit organizations that help kids in Cambodia live F.R.E.E. (Fair Rights, Rescue, Education, and Empowerment). The products showcase the “Seedlings” which are square animals that share positive messages or “seeds of inspiration.” Proceeds from the sale of each product help kids in Cambodia and plant a seed of hope and healing in their lives. Aloetree: Plant Seeds that Heal.
Nancy Chan observed entrepreneurship and innovation through her work in Silicon Valley, and then moved to DC to seek to harness these forces for social change. Currently she works in policy research, helping regions develop strategies for technology-based economic development. She recently started the Idea Catalyst, a volunteer-based advisory community for Christians with early stage ideas for social enterprises who need counsel and encouragement to bring their ideas to life. (Want to learn more about the Idea Catalyst? Please email email@example.com)
Brittany Noetzel worked with AmaniDC from 2008 to 2013. A local branch of Amani ya Juu, a women’s economic empowerment and peace-building organization based in East Africa, AmaniDC has a boutique in Mount Pleasant that sells handbags, home & kitchen décor, jewelry, and children’s products made by marginalized women in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Liberia. Product sales enable each woman to earn consistent income.
All interns welcome for a weekly dinner and Bible study.
Tuesdays, June 4–July 30
Held at the Garriott Home
2908 18th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20009
(Walking distance from the Red line Woodley Park station and the Yellow/Green Line Columbia Heights station)