On the Table – July 2nd through 8th

Hey church, It’s a big week!  And not just because it’s our nation’s birthday.  Well – partly for that reason, but also, there’s a bunch going on.  Let me tell you about it. First, on Wednesday the 4th (starting around 4-5pm) please join us at Diana and Paul and Nick’s place in Manassas for a cookout.  They’ve got a pool, and a great view of the fireworks from their back yard.  Bring some food or drinks to share, or just bring yourself!  In any event, you are welcome.  These parties can be a great way to get to know the... Read more

On the Table – June 25th through July 1st

Hey church! So, I (along with Erin, Jackie, P3T3, Nyah, Stacy, Mike, Ella, Lucia, and Mira) just got back from the Wild Goose Festival.  And holy goose, my head and heart are brimming with new hope and challenge and joy – and a sense of calling to help heal this beautiful, fractured world.  But I won’t try to tell you about it here.  We’ll talk.  I hope! This Sunday – which, by the way, will be July already – we’ll gather (10am at Jammin’ Java) for a service that might be more challenging then many we’ve tried, despite its utter simplicity.  We’re... Read more

On the Table – June 18th through 24th

Happy (almost) 4th Sunday of Pentecost, ya’ll!!  In addition to being the 4th Sunday of the season of Pentecost, it’s also the 4th Sunday of the month and therefore a week in which we don’t meet at Jammin Java.  Many of us (including most of the Leadership Team) are sojourning in Shakori Hills, NC at the Wild Goose Festival.  Some of us are staying here in DC and trying not to spontaneously burst into flame when we step outside.  Where ever you may be this weekend, have a good one, and try to stay cool. The Gospel reading for this... Read more

On the Table – June 11th through the 17th

Hey church, This weekend we have a favorite worship service format:  our so-called “Radiolab” service (10am at Jammin’ Java).  (The crusty among us have been known to refer to the format as “Midrash“, but the point is that we’ll look at a topic from a variety of different angles/perspectives, all provided by…us!)  Here’s a quote that P3T3 chose to introduce the topic for this week’s service: The kingdom of God is not simply a Christian version of a worldly kingdom. Likewise the values of heaven are not imposed like the laws of the land. The values, transforming power and beauty of... Read more

On the Table, June 4-10

I welcomed this past week of gorgeous Spring-like beauty, the heat and humidity held at bay for a bit longer before we head full force into Summer weather. My little garden has flourished as a result of the combination of lots of rain and sunshine over the past few weeks. I have been forcing myself to slow down and breathe in the beauty and use it as a reminder of God’s presence around me and the incredible creativity in creation. This week (10am Sunday at Jammin’ Java) we will enjoy another All-Ages service led by our Kid’s Team! Come ready... Read more