Picnic at Wheaton Regional Park: June 5

The 1942 and After group invites all to a potluck picnic at Wheaton Regional Park on Tuesday, June 5 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  The fun will start at 1:00 pm and continue until 3:30 pm.  The Chapel will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, paper supplies and beverages.  Please bring a favorite dish to share.  The cost is $8.00 per person, due by May 27. 

Come and join us for food and fellowship!  Sign up by submitting the form below by May 27.  You may mail a check for payment or pay on the Giving tab on the website, noting picnic.

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Book Club: 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.  If you would like The Chapel to order the book for you, RSVP by Thursday, May 24 by submitting the form below.  The cost of the book is $11.00. 

If you will get your own copy of the book, RSVP by Thursday, June 14.  Snacks and beverages will be provided and donations accepted to cover the cost.

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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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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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Inter-Faith Women's 50th Birthday Party Thursday, June 8

The Inter-Faith Women are celebrating their 50th birthday with a program of history, poetry and music on Thursday, June 8 at 1:30 pm in the fellowship hall.   We will also celebrate the individual birthdays of all the women with cake and ice cream.  Women of all ages are encouraged to come out and join the party, especially you Baby Boomers! Sign up for the party in the Narthex after services on Sunday May 28 or June 4.

Inter-Faith Men: Washington Nationals Baseball on Thursday, July 27

The Inter-Faith Men are planning a trip to Nationals Stadium to cheer on the Nats as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers.  Tickets for this noon ballgame on Thursday, July 27 are $60 per person and include a hot dog and beverage.  Only fifteen tickets are available through the Chapel office and are selling on a first come, first serve basis.  Call the Chapel office at 301-598-5312 to reserve your seat.  Payment must be received by July 21.  Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and car-pool arrangements are being coordinated.

Silent Retreat: October 4

On Wednesday, October 4, we will set aside a day dedicated to silence, beauty and Sabbath rest with a retreat to southern Maryland.  This will be a time to sit quietly near the water, pray, walk, and journal.  We will carpool, leaving the Chapel at 8:00 am and returning by 5:30 pm.  Attendees should bring their own lunch, journal, Bible or other reading material.

Only four spots are open.  Register by September 24.

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Fall Harvest Festival October 21

The Born 1942 and After group invites all Chapel members and friends to join us at Baugher's Orchard near Westminster, MD on Saturday, October 21.  Enjoy a full day with a hayride to the pumpkin patch or wagon ride to pick apples in the orchard.  Shop in the farm market or bakery, dine in their family restaurant, and enjoy their fall festival.

The group will meet in the Chapel parking lot at 9:30 am and return at about 3:00 pm.  Drivers are needed, and we will arrange carpools.  The hayride and wagon rides are $2.00 each, payable at the orchard.  You may choose from a number of activities or simply enjoy a beautiful, relaxing fall day. 

The drive to the orchard will take about one hour and 15 minutes each way.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 17.

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Winter Coat Drive October 27 - 28

The Inter-Faith Committee for the Homeless and Working Poor will conduct a coat drive on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 9 am - noon.  We are accepting new coats or clean, gently used coats of any size for men, women, and children.  All donated coats will be given to Interfaith Works.  You may drop off your coats under the portico of the Chapel.

Thanks for caring enough to share with those who have so little and keeping others safe from the frigid winter weather.

 

How to Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls on Wednesday, November 1

Many people think that falling is an inevitable part of aging, but research proves that fall risks can be reduced.  This seminar, sponsored by Brooke Grove Retirement Village, will teach you how to prevent falls and give you specific exercises that you can do every day to improve your balance.  This is a repeat of the seminars that were offered in July and September.  Both filled very quickly.

All are invited to this free program on Wednesday, November 1 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm.   Space is limited, get your reservation in early.  The deadline is Wednesday, October 25 but the program may be full before that date.

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Rewiring Your Brain Tuesday, November 14

Chaplain Bill Neely of Brooke Grove Retirement Village will address the amazing adaptability of the brain to re-wire itself when change is needed or desired.  Come and learn more about the only container that uniquely holds more the more you put into it.  Chaplain Neely will also share from his new book, The Gift of Criticism. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 14 from 1-2:30 pm.  Please register by Friday, November 10 and let us know if you would like to purchase the book for $15.00.

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Power of Music October 18

Learn about the neuroscience behind musical notes, how the brain processes music, and how many consider music one of life's miracles and mysteries.  Discover how music can enhance our ability to learn, to remember, and to create - at any age and in spite of the health challenges we may face.

Our presenter, Jeannie Finnegan, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  Brooke Grove Retirement Village is sponsoring this free seminar held on Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in The Inter-Faith Chapel's fellowship hall. Please register by Friday, October 13.

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