Order Christmas poinsettias

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 19.

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Advent Bible Study starts Tuesday, November 27

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.

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Visit Washington National Cathedral: Thursday, December 6

We will view the collection of crèches from around the world, take a guided highlights tour, and view the skyline of DC from the 7th floor observation tower.  The Cathedral’s annual crèche exhibit features about 80 nativity scenes depicting the story of Jesus’ birth as interpreted by cultures and customs around the world, selected for display from the collection of over 800.  Donated by a former docent, the Cathedral’s collection includes miniatures, rare materials, and unusual depictions, as well as typical examples that might be found in one’s home.

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The group will meet in The Chapel parking lot on Thursday, December 6 at 8:45 am to carpool and will plan on having lunch after our morning spent at the Cathedral.  There is an $8 senior entry fee.   If you attend, you are committing to a full, vigorous morning of touring and walking. We will return to Leisure World in the mid-afternoon and will need drivers to make this trip possible.  All riders will be asked to share the gas and parking cost incurred by the driver.

RSVP by submitting the form below by Tuesday, December 4.

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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.

 

 

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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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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Apple Picking: New Date Friday, October 5

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.

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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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Lunch and a Movie: Wednesday, October 31

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.

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Chair Yoga: New Date Tuesday, October 23

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.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Dementia: Thursday, September 27

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.

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T'ai Chi Basics: Wednesday, November 14

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.

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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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