Thank You for Helping Children in Hungary

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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.

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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.

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  DR. Lee, Dr. Shopshire, and Missionary Jones with administrators of school which serves the Roma/Gypsy people and many special needs children.

DR. Lee, Dr. Shopshire, and Missionary Jones with administrators of school which serves the Roma/Gypsy people and many special needs children.

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                              Pediatric Hospice with Missionary Jones

Movies with a Message: June - September

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.

 

 

Strathmore Live from the Lawn: Wednesday, August 22

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.

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Book Club: Wednesday, September 12

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.

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Apple Picking: Wednesday, September 26

All are invited to join New Wave for lunch, followed by apple picking on Wednesday, September 26. The group will meet in The Chapel parking lot at 12 noon to carpool to the Olney Ale House for lunch.  That day is half-priced entrée salad day, plus soup, sandwiches, and burgers are their specialties. 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 Monday, September 24.

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On the Town at Olney Theatre: Wednesday, July 18

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!"                                                                                               

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Shakespeare in the Park: Tuesday, July 10

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.

 

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Eat Well to Live Well: Wednesday, July 18

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 affrana.dillon@sunriseseniorliving.com. 

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Wednesday, August 1

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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.

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Book Club: Wednesday, June 20

You are invited to join the Born 1942 and After group for a book club discussion on Wednesday, June 20 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.  

RSVP by Thursday, June 14.   The book is available on Amazon and may be available at local libraries. Snacks and beverages will be provided and donations accepted to cover the cost.

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In Praise of Age: Sunday, June 24

Each year we observe In Praise of Age, a special Sunday service to recognize and celebrate the gifts and longevity of those in our congregation who are 90 years old or older.  We are grateful for their wisdom and faithfulness.  All are invited to join us in the Sunday morning worship services on June 24 as we honor these special people in the life of our Chapel.

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Our guest preacher this year will be Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter, retired Professor of Religious Education at Howard University and renowned global speaker.  We will have a reception at 10:15 am to honor our special attendees.

Please call the Chapel office at 301-598-5312 by June 15 if you are 90 years old or will celebrate your 90th birthday in 2018.

Trip to the Museum of the Bible on Saturday, May 5

All are invited to join the Born 1942 and After group on a full day trip to the new Museum of the Bible, near the National Mall.  The group will leave the Chapel parking lot at 9:15 am on Saturday, May 5 to travel to the museum via Metro.  The trip will involve extensive walking and standing.

If you would like to attend, submit the form below along with your payment of $12.00 per person no later than Monday, April 9.  Payment is nonrefundable. You may pay by clicking on the Giving tab on the home page or mailing your check to the Chapel.

Bring your Metro SmarTrip card or cash/credit card to purchase one.  We will purchase lunch at the museum or a nearby restaurant.

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Born 1942 and After Group: The Simon and Garfunkel Story on Friday, September 22

"Following its successful debut in London's West End and a sold-out tour in the United Kingdom, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is finally coming to America with a special stop at Strathmore this fall....The show has been seen by more than a quarter million people across the world and features state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band performing iconic hits such as "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair," "The Boxer," and "The Sound of Silence," in addition to lesser known classics."  Strathmore News

Join our Born 1942 and After group as we enjoy this tribute band concert on Friday, September 22 for the 8:00 pm concert at Strathmore.  All are welcome to attend. We have reserved a block of tickets for $35 each.  Your RSVP and payment are required by Monday, August 28.  We expect this concert to be popular, so please do not delay!

RSVP here and send in your payment to The Chapel.  Checks should be made payable to The Inter-Faith Chapel.

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Movie with a Message: Hidden Figures on Monday, September 11

Join us to view Hidden Figures on Monday, September 11.   The movie features the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of John Glenn into orbit and his safe return to earth.  This stunning achievement by Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson will inspire you.  The movie is rated PG and runs for 127 minutes.

This free movie will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm.  Tickets are not required.

Born 1942 and After Planning Meeting Thursday, June 15

All Chapel baby boomers are invited to plan upcoming events in August, September, and October.  Do you want to have a party, go to a festival, enjoy an outdoor concert, visit a museum, or attend a sporting event?  Bring your ideas along with details such as time, place, cost, and date(s) to the meeting on Thursday, June 15 at 11:00 am in the Chapel library.

Praying in Color Starts October 2

Praying in Color introduces a new way to pray that is visual, active, playful, and meditative.  No artistic ability is required!  The group will meet on Mondays at 1:30 pm, starting on October 2 and continuing for 4 weeks.  Register by September 26 and let us know if you want to order the text for $11.00.

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School Supply Drive Thursday, August 17

The Leisure World Committee for the Homeless and Working Poor is sponsoring a school supply drive to support the teachers at Georgian Forest Elementary School. When school funds are depleted, teachers often spend their own money to buy supplies for their students and classrooms.

Drop off your donations at Clubhouse 1 on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.  Volunteers will be available for curbside drop off.   The school has a need for pens, pencils, three ring notebooks, notebook filler paper, markers, erasers, paper clips, glue sticks, rulers, scissors, zipper quart and gallon sized bags, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning wipes.

You may make a donation by check payable to the Inter-Faith Chapel with school supplies noted in the memo line.  All funds will be given to the school.

Movies with a Message Hacksaw Ridge Monday, June 12

This film will be shown at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 12 and  is based on the true story of a soldier who goes to war in World War II without a weapon.  Private Desmond Doss was drafted in 1942, but because of his faith, he refused to kill anyone or carry a weapon.  He spent his time at war as a medic, rescuing injured solders, at great risk of harm to himself.  Doss spent much time in prayer and reading his Bible. 

Director Mel Gibson underscored the power of prayer in Doss' success.  "This man existed, he was a man of faith and conviction, never fired a bullet and got the Medal of Honor for extraordinary feats that he could only have achieved through the power of God."

Note that this movie is rated R for graphic scenes of war violence.  Running time is 139 minutes.  All are invited to this free movie and tickets are not required.

Farmers' Market on Thursdays in August

The Red Wiggler Farm will offer fresh, locally grown produce at the Chapel parking lot again this season.  The farmers' market is scheduled on Thursdays beginning on July 27 and continuing through August 31, from 9 am - 11 am or until all produce is sold. 

Red Wiggler Farm is a mission sponsored by The Chapel and is a nonprofit organization whose main focus is to provide meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities. The farm was founded in 1996 and continues to expand its vocational education program and promotion of environmental stewardship each year. 

Financial Seminars Wednesdays, November 8 and 15

Join two financial professionals who will lead us through the maze of financial planning.  Topics to be presented include A Biblical Approach to Financial Security, Reviewing Your Financial Path, and Charitable Giving from A to Z.  No matter what your mindset or financial situation might be, this workshop is designed to help you feel more confident in your own finances.  Learn how to manage money in a way that puts your principles and faith first.  These two sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 8 and 15 at 2:00 pm.

 

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