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Adult Formation 11/13/2016

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The Bishop's Visitation
Sunday, November 20, 2016
 
Our last official visit of the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde to the parish was in Advent of 2013, but she was also present with us at our last two Pageants. Celebrating Jeff's anniversaries (15 years of being rector here and 30 years of being a priest) in December of 2014 and last year to bless our new Children's Altar.
 
This coming visit marks another official visit of the Diocesan Bishop to our parish community, something a diocesan bishop must do for every congregation at least once every three years. 

Bishop Mariann will be with us for both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. liturgies as our celebrant and preacher. She will also be our speaker for the adult formation time between services from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. We hope that all members of the parish will be present for this very important time with our Bishop.
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HOW SHALL WE RESPOND?
A continuing conversation about Refugee Resettlement
 Sunday, December 4 
9:50 - 10:35 a.m.
 
In November we heard from representatives from St. Columba's about their year-long process of preparing for a refugee family to arrive. They expect this family within the next month. We are still determining how we at St. Dunstan's might join in their ministry initiative to welcome and assist this family, possibly help to bring a second family to the area using their organizational structure that is already in place, and maybe even working on a policy level. Come on the first Sunday of December to learn more and hear how you might engage this ministry.
Ray Donnelly
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Exploring Islam: Myths and Realities
 
As a follow-up to our forum on October 23, our speaker, Salih Sayilgan, will be the featured presenter for a program on November 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Smithsonian. Detailed information and how to register for this event may be found here. This all-day event will be at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.


 

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Adult Formation 11/6/2016

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HOW SHALL WE RESPOND?
 
 Sunday, November 6 
9:50 - 10:35 a.m.
We are all aware of the outflow of refugees from violence and turmoil in the Middle East. 
 
Refugees' needs do not end when they receive a visa. Eventually, some will leave the camps and arrive in Europe, Canada  and the United States as refugees. They will need help in finding housing and work, in adapting to our culture and finding a place in the community while they assimilate.
 
A number of St Dunstan's members are asking what we can do to help. One of the opportunities is to work as partners with St Columba's parish which will begin "settling" refugees in the very near future. They are ready and well organized.
 
This Sunday Jim Losey and the Rev. Jean Ann Wright, co-chairs of St. Columba's Refugee response, will speak at our Adult Formation session. 
 
Please come to hear these interesting speakers and consider how you might become part of St Dunstan's team of volunteers. This opportunity is open to everyone; several neighbors who are not members of St Dunstan's are also ready to volunteer. So, if your friends and neighbors might be interested, bring them with you to this adult formation session.
 
Ray Donnelly
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Salam Neighbor
Invitation to a film and discussion
Friday, November 4, 2016
 
A significant number of St Dunstan's members and friends have asked how they can help refugees who are being settled in the Washington Area.
 
Members of St. Dunstan's are exploring ways we & our neighbors can support and assist efforts of St Columba's Church, which is prepared to receive its first refugee family imminently. They expect that more refugee families will be sent to them, who also will need practical assistance in the months to come. St. Columba's welcomes our support and participation.
 
For those who are interested in helping with the resettlement of a refugee family, or who are just interested in learning more about the mission to welcome strangers into our midst, St Columba's Church will be showing a film, Salaam Neighbor. The showing will be this Friday, November 4 at 7pm at St. Columba's (4201 Albemarle St., NW). The film will be followed by a conversation with Simon Henshaw, Deputy in the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. 
 
If you have any questions about this endeavor, please contact Ray Donnelly or Sue von. Further information about our partnership with St Columba's will follow in the weekly newsletters.
 
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The Bishop's Visitation
Sunday, November 20
 
Our last official visit of the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde to the parish was in Advent of 2013, but she was also present with us at our last two Pageants. Celebrating Jeff's anniversaries (15 years of being rector here and 30 years of being a priest) in December of 2014 and last year to bless our new Children's Altar.
 
This coming visit marks another official visit of the Diocesan Bishop to our parish community, something a diocesan bishop must do for every congregation at least once every three years. 

Bishop Mariann will be with us for both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. liturgies as our celebrant and preacher. She will also be our speaker for the adult formation time between services from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. We hope that all members of the parish will be present for this very important time with our Bishop.
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Exploring Islam: Myths and Realities
 
As a follow-up to our forum on October 23, our speaker, Salih Sayilgan, will be the featured presenter for a program on November 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Smithsonian. Detailed information and how to register for this event may be found here. This all-day event will be at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.


 

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Oktoberfest 2016 is This Saturday!

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Sandwich Making for Martha's Table Next Sunday!

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Thanksgiving Baskets

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Neighborhood Pet Blessing This Sunday!

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Oktoberfest 2016

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Annual Giving

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Annual Giving 
October 9-November 13

 

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Second Sunday Social 10/9/2016

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Annual Giving 2016

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ANNUAL GIVING KICKOFF SUNDAY – OCTOBER 9
JOYFUL BRUNCH IN THE PARISH HALL
9:50 a.m. – 10:35. a.m.

St. Dunstan’s 2017 Annual Giving Campaign begins on October 9 and continues to Consecration Sunday on November 13.  Our theme is Simple Gifts…For the Church & For the World and this is a time to cherish the gifts we have been given and to share our abundance. 

You see the Simple Gifts banner on Massachusetts Avenue, lots of materials about our church, and we’ll have conversations about ways to pledge and to give.  You’ll find pledge cards throughout the church, and a link HERE to submit your pledge form online.

Our goal is for all in the congregation to pledge -- 100 percent of the vestry and annual giving campaign leaders have already pledged, so we are on our way!


 

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