Yoga can help reduce stress, decrease osteoarthritis pain, and lower blood pressure. Join us to learn five easy to learn yoga poses that you can practice at home. This workshop will be presented by Terrie Daniels, senior fitness and wellness specialist at Brooke Grove Retirement Village. This program is free and all are invited. RSVP below no later than February 21.
The Inter-Faith Fellowship invites all to a day trip on Thursday, February 28. The group will take a guided tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and renowned for its collection of sacred art. After a lunch break, the group will visit the nearby Franciscan Monastery for a tour of its full-sized replicas of the sacred shrines of the Holy Land, including Nazareth, Bethlehem, Gethsemane, Calvary and much more.
The group will meet in The Chapel parking lot at 8:30 am to carpool to these sites in DC. There is no charge, but donations are accepted at each site. We will need drivers to volunteer to make this trip possible. The trip will be vigorous and require lots of walking.
RSVP below no later than February 21.
The Lenten Bible study will focus on the I Am sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of John. Each I Am saying reveals more about His purpose and connects us to the God of Moses, the Great I Am. In addition to the Bible, the group will use The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay.
The class will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 am from March 12 - April 9 and will be co-led by Dr. Ramonia Lee and Dr. Woodie Rea. Register below no later than Thursday, February 28. The book is $10.00 and must be ordered and paid for by the registration deadline.
This year, our January Film Festival will focus on films which reflect on the various ways we triumph over our prejudices against others. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm on the scheduled Mondays. No tickets or reservations are needed.
Monday, January 7 A United Kingdom Rated PG-13, length 110 minutes
Here is the amazing true story of the trials of interracial marriage. Imagine being the future King of the African nation of Botswana and falling in love with and marrying a white Englishwoman.
Monday, January 14 Running for Grace Not rated, length 110 minutes
Set in 1920’s Hawaii, the movie tells the story of an orphaned biracial boy despised by the people of his village. He is brought together with the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and a forbidden attraction blossoms.
Monday, January 28 The Greatest Showman PG-13, length 105 minutes
This is a biographical musical portraying P. T. Barnum who starts out as a penniless orphan and becomes the world-renowned creator of the circus.
Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and says exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, along with frozen pizza, vodka and phone chats with Mummy.
“Eleanor Oliphant is endearing, [a] whip-smart read. . . a fascinating story about loneliness, hope, tragedy and humanity. Honeyman’s delivery is wickedly good, and Eleanor won’t leave you anytime soon.” – Associated Press
“Honeyman’s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. . . hilarious, deadpan, and irresistible.” - Kirkus Reviews
Put Friday, January 18 at 2:00 pm on your calendar if you are interested in joining our discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, sponsored by the Inter-Faith Fellowship. RSVP by submitting the form below no later than January 15. This book is available on Amazon.
Each summer, we view a series of movies with inspirational or faith-based messages. The movies will be shown on the second Tuesday of June - September at 1:00 pm. Admission is free and no tickets are required, bring your friends and neighbors! All movies are rated PG or PG-13 and viewing time for all is just under two hours.
Tuesday, August 28 Wonder is based on a best selling novel and shows the story of the Pullman family and their son Auggie who is born with facial differences.
Tuesday, September 11 A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of a brilliant young woman who finds herself in an intergalactic battle a universe away.
All are invited to see On The Town at the Olney Theatre on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 pm. Our group will be joining the Leisure World NARFE group and will meet to carpool from The Chapel. If you would like to attend, please submit the form below and make a check payable to NARFE Chapter 1143 for $45 per person. Bring or send your check to The Chapel no later than Monday, June 25.
Olney Theatre Website: "Three young sailors on shore-leave hit 1944 New York City in a mad sprint to find love before being shipped off to war. Gabey sets off in search of a beauty he's only seen on a subway poster-that month's Miss Turnstiles-while his comrades stumble into romances with a cabbie who sets her own destinations and an anthropologist in search of the perfect "primitive man." The manic coupling is set to an exuberant Leonard Bernstein score that begins with the classic "New York, New York" and from there reaches heights of classical and popular greatness. Comden & Green's first Broadway hit grew out of a ballad that Jerome Robbins worked on with Bernstein, so this also promises to be one of the danciest shows of our season!"
During the Christmas season, you may remember a loved one or honor someone special by ordering a beautiful red poinsettia in his/her name. The December 23 bulletin will include your dedication. Each plant is available for $10.00 and will adorn The Chapel on December 23-24. After you submit this form, you may pay on the Giving tab of the website, marking your payment as a flower dedication or mail a check. You may take your plant home after the 6 pm service on Monday, December 24 or pick it up on Wednesday, December 26. The deadline for ordering is December 12.
Dr. Ramonia Lee traveled to Budapest, Hungary for a short-term mission project through the Office of International Ministries, ABC-USA, to spend a week working with Missionary Carmella Jones in a pediatric hospice facility and Vacation Bible School. In preparation for her trip, she asked for donations of animal hand puppets, Veggie Tales DVDs and children's Bible story books.
Thank you for all of your support! Dr. Lee received items and financial donations that allowed her to bring 44 hand puppets, 20 finger puppets, 21 mini books, 11 children's books, and 15 Veggie Tale DVDs! Thank you to all who answered the call to contribute to this ministry.
Dr. Lee reported that the children at Tabitha House pediatric hospice and at the Baptist Church Vacation Bible School loved the puppets and the DVDs! Seventy children participated in the VBS and enjoyed singing songs. A few pictures from Hungary are included here. No photographs of the children were permitted.
You are invited for lunch, followed by apple picking, on Friday, October 5. The group will meet in The Chapel parking lot at 12 noon to carpool to the Olney Ale House for lunch. We will then drive to Larriland Farms in Woodbine, MD, about 20 minutes north of Olney. At the farm, you may pick your own apples or purchase apples, pumpkins and other fall treats at their farm market.
No advance payment is necessary. Bring money for your lunch and purchases. This trip involves walking outside on uneven ground. RSVP by Tuesday, October 2.
Join us as we venture out to see Mark G. Meadows, the debonair DC jazz musician, composer, and vocalist, who is on a mission to create a unifying sound that breaks social barriers. Meadow's velvet voice harmonizes pop, gospel, R & B, and jazz.
All are welcome to this free concert on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm. No tickets are required at this event sponsored by New Wave (formerly know as Those Born 1942 and After.)
Register no later than Monday, August 20 by submitting the form below. Carpools will leave the Chapel at 6:00 pm and parking is $5.20 at the adjacent Metro station. Bring low-rise chairs or blankets.
All are invited to a book club discussion on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm. The Light Between Oceans by Margot L. Stedman is the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife in 1918 Australia who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds.
If you would like us to order the book at a cost of $10 for you, RSVP by August 23. Otherwise, RSVP by Monday, September 10. The book is available on Amazon and may be available at local libraries.
On Wednesday, October 31, the Inter-Faith Fellowship will meet to go out to lunch and then to a matinee performance of the movie Indivisible. The group will gather at The Chapel at about 12 noon to car pool to lunch and the movie in Rockville or Gaithersburg. Specific time and location of the movie will be shared when the movie schedule is released. RSVP no later than October 29. Please direct any questions to Bonnie at 301-598-5312.
Indivisible is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. Chaplain Turner and his battalion struggle during an extended deployment. The soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated. Despite a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners must decide if they are willing to face one more battle, the fight to save their marriage.
Chair yoga is an excellent alternative to traditional yoga. Instead of a mat, the participant sits in a chair or stands next to it, using the chair as support. Staying seated means that even frail seniors or those who are not flexible can safely enjoy the exercise. Yoga can help loosen painful muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation, and build strength and balance.
This class will be on Tuesday, October 23 in Fellowship Hall from 10:00 am - 11:30 am and will be led by Terrie Daniels from Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Register by October 21.
Terry Ullman, MSW, LCSW-C, will review various forms of dementia, including symptoms and risk factors. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and clarify their understanding of dementia. RSVP by September 24.
This event, sponsored by the Brooke Grove Foundation, will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 27 in the Chapel Fellowship Hall.
T’ai Chi is a Chinese form of martial arts that involves slow, controlled and low-impact movements that can be easy for seniors-even those with limited movement. T’ai Chi can help seniors feel steadier on their feet, improve their hand eye coordination and increase flexibility.
This class on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 pm will be led by Terrie Daniels, senior fitness and wellness specialist, from Brooke Grove Retirement Village. Register by completing the form below no later than Sunday, November 11.
Brookside Gardens is hosting their annual Shakespeare in the Park event on Tuesday, July 10 from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm. This year's performance is A Midsummer Night's Dream. All are invited to join New Wave (formerly known as Born 1942 and After) for this free event. The group will carpool, leaving The Chapel parking lot at 5:45 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Friends and family are invited.
Register by submitting the form below by Monday, July 9.
Bedford Court Independent Living is sponsoring two free workshops to learn how eating well can enhance your quality of life. On Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 am in The Chapel Fellowship Hall, Registered Dietitian Allison Rittenour will discuss making healthy food choices. Refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, August 8 at 11:30 am in the dining room at Bedford Court, Allison will have a cooking demonstration and discuss food preparation and menu selections. A tapas style food spread will be served for you to enjoy.
To register, call Bedford Court at 301-598-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inter-Faith Men invite all baseball lovers (both men and women of the Chapel) to join them for a day-game at Nationals Stadium to watch the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets! Tickets for this ballgame at noon on Wednesday, August 1 are $35 per person. Friends and family are welcome to come and you are responsible for your own transportation. Reserve your spot by submitting the form below. Your reservation and non-refundable payment are due no later than July 20. You may pay online on the giving tab, designating baseball game or mail a check to the Chapel office. Checks are made payable to the Inter-Faith Chapel.
You are invited to join in a study of Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. The group will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 am from Tuesday, November 27 - Tuesday, December 18.
Each year, the Christmas season compels people to ask the Christmas questions. What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? What does his birth have to do with me? Because of Bethlehem, God knows what it is like to be a human. When we talk to God about our challenges, our struggles, and our tough times, he understands, because he has been there. He’s been here.
Register by submitting the form no later than November 18. You must order the book when you register, and you may pay at the first class.