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Parish Picnic- This Sunday!

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Pride Sunday, June 7

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Pride Sunday June 7:  All are welcome.  No exceptions. 
By Jeff MacKnight

 

“With today’s vote, we have disclosed who we are:
a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people.”

I was struck by these words, spoken by the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.  He said this after Ireland voted by a 62% majority in favor of marriage equality.  What a wonderful, non-political description of a people!  It sounds to me like a great way to describe a church community centered in the love of Christ for every person.  I would be glad to have this description applied to our church. 

In the May 27 Washington Post, however, commentator Jonathan Capehart points out that this open and generous spirit represents the Irish people’s “independence from the [Catholic] church,” which once held great influence in the country.   

I celebrate the growing adoption of marriage equality in our country, and I am frankly amazed at the vote in Ireland.  I believe the Holy Spirit is moving in the world to bring us one step closer to the inclusive society envisioned by St. Paul when he wrote,

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

So it is fitting that we, as a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people, celebrate Pride month in June, with a special Sunday focus on June 7.  All of us – gay, Lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight – are precious in God’s sight.  God wants a life filled with love and happiness for all of us.  We can learn so much from each other.  And when we stop using our energy to divide and disparage, we have much more energy to do God’s work in the world: to comfort those who are hurting, help the poor to stand up, and share the Good News of God’s love.





 

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Summer at St. Dunstan's - Save the Dates!

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Film + Family+ Fun
Friday, June 19 and Friday, August 7
6:00 p.m. Dinner (Pizza)
6:30 p.m. Movie Time

(Night prayers will close the evening at the conclusion of the movie.)
 
This will be a fun evening at St. Dunstan's for all families. We will offer 2-3 movies from which the community gathered will choose. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows. Wear your pajamas! We will provide a simple dinner and snacks (popcorn and drinks or course). Come right from picking up the kids after work and have a fun evening with the community. We'll even provide the possibility for some adult conversation.

Conversations at the Pub
 
Finding Faith in the novels of Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer-prize-winning Iowa author, has written a beautiful trio of short novels about the people of Gilead, Iowa. Christian faith, human relationships, joys and sorrows, are all woven together in her exquisite, spare prose. Join St. Dunstan's friends for a discussion of each story, and what we can learn about our own faith stories through them.

June 23, July 7, and July 21
6:00- 6:30 p.m. Drinks and Snacks 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Discussion
 
Chad's Pub,
5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
at the corner of Jenifer Street
(Friendship Heights Metro)

GILEAD - June 23

An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.

HOME - July 7

A brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.

 

LILA - July 21

Return to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life





 

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Parish Picnic- Save the Date!

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Summer at St. Dunstan's

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Film + Family+ Fun
Friday, June 19
6:00 p.m. Dinner (Pizza)
6:30 p.m. Movie Time

(Night prayers will close the evening at the conclusion of the movie.)
 
This will be a fun evening at St. Dunstan's for all families. We will offer 2-3 movies from which the community gathered will choose. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows. Wear your pajamas! We will provide a simple dinner and snacks (popcorn and drinks or course). Come right from picking up the kids after work and have a fun evening with the community. We'll even provide the possibility for some adult conversation.


Conversations at the Pub
 
Finding Faith in the novels of Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer-prize-winning Iowa author, has written a beautiful trio of short novels about the people of Gilead, Iowa. Christian faith, human relationships, joys and sorrows, are all woven together in her exquisite, spare prose. Join St. Dunstan's friends for a discussion of each story, and what we can learn about our own faith stories through them.

June 23, July 7, and July 21
6:00- 6:30 p.m. Drinks and Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Discussion
 
Chad's Pub,
5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
at the corner of Jenifer Street
(Friendship Heights Metro)

  

GILEAD - June 23

An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.

HOME - July 7

A brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.

LILA - July 21

Return to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life.





 





 

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Formation 5.24

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Life-Long Christian Formation

We've had a great program year of formation at St. Dunstan's and many people have contributed through their time and talents.  Next week, Sunday, May 31we will recognize those who have been present for children and youth.  They include: Nina Horgan, Jessica Ault, Bethany Bentley, Karen Edwards, Christine Tatelbaum, Anne Taylor, Austin Fodrie, and Lacy Douglas. We hope you will be present to thank them for their contribution of time; and especially for their love of children and their willingness to share faith stories with the children and youth of the parish. But if not, be sure to thank them when you see them. 

 

The best way to help your young person grow in faith is through a camp community. Please talk with Sue if you have any questions, but set aside the week now.  The Diocese has put together a great program with wonderful leaders in a superb facility. The cost for the week is $575 per camper.  You can register online here.   

Junior Camp (Rising 4th -6th graders) - July 26-31, 2015.  
Middler Camp (Rising 7th- 9th graders) - August 2-7, 2015


 

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Save the Date- Parish Picnic

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Summer at St.Dunstan's

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Film + Family+ Fun
Friday, June 19
6:00 p.m. Dinner (Pizza)
6:30 p.m. Movie Time

(Night prayers will close the evening at the conclusion of the movie.)
 
This will be a fun evening at St. Dunstan's for all families. We will offer 2-3 movies from which the community gathered will choose. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows. Wear your pajamas! We will provide a simple dinner and snacks (popcorn and drinks or course). Come right from picking up the kids after work and have a fun evening with the community. We'll even provide the possibility for some adult conversation.


Conversations at the Pub
 
Finding Faith in the novels of Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer-prize-winning Iowa author, has written a beautiful trio of short novels about the people of Gilead, Iowa. Christian faith, human relationships, joys and sorrows, are all woven together in her exquisite, spare prose. Join St. Dunstan's friends for a discussion of each story, and what we can learn about our own faith stories through them.

June 23, July 7, and July 21
6:00- 6:30 p.m. Drinks and Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Discussion
 
Chad's Pub,
5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
at the corner of Jenifer Street
(Friendship Heights Metro)

  

GILEAD - June 23

An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.

HOME - July 7

A brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.

LILA - July 21

Return to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life.





 

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Formation 5.17

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Children's Formation ... Sharing our Faith
It's time to CELEBRATE! This week, Sunday, May 17, the children will gather at the play ground for games and treats to celebrate the end of this year's formation programs. Parents are invited to join in or take advantage of the adult formation offering on Economic Injustice. We ask that children wear clothes for being outside and being active. 
 
Youth Formation ... Growing our Faith
Youth will be in helping with the fun activities at the playground on Sunday, May 17. Come and have a great time outside with the children of St. Dunstan's!
 
The best way to help your young person grow in faith is through a camp community. Please talk with Sue if you have any questions, but set aside the week now.  The Diocese has put together a great program with wonderful leaders in a superb facility. The cost for the week is $575 per camper.  You can register online here.   

Junior Camp (Rising 4th -6th graders) - July 26-31, 2015.  
Middler Camp (Rising 7th- 9th graders) - August 2-7, 2015

 

Adult Formation ... Living our Faith
 What would Jesus do about economic inequality? Explore the economics of the Gospel with us.  The issue is much in the news - more and more people are too poor to live, even working full time. On Sunday May 17, we begin a discussion on issues of economic justice. Our session will be facilitated by members of the St. Dunstan's small group on economic justice. We'll have a short presentation of some of the work the group has been doing and each of us will also have an opportunity to discuss what economic justice means in our own lives.  We'll also begin a conversation about what the parish and the diocese might be able to do to help mitigate some of the worst effects of economic injustice. You don't want to miss this session!

 

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Inequality for All- Playing this Saturday!

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