Summer on the Circle - Sundays at Westmoreland
Jun
25
Jul 30

Summer on the Circle - Sundays at Westmoreland

Summer on the Circle lets us experience church in new ways.  Each Sunday will feature a more informal, abbreviated worship service, followed by classes for all ages during June and July.


Alternate Worship Experience
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

Alternate Worship Experience

Join us for an Alternate Worship Experience on July 15 at 5:00 pm, featuring

meditation, group prayer, pass-the-cup communion, Taize singing, and plenty of time for sharing joys and concerns. 

 

Peace Camp
Jun
19
Jun 23

Peace Camp

Peace Camp, our summer learning experience for elementary school-aged children.

A Concert to Benefit Bethesda Cares
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

A Concert to Benefit Bethesda Cares

The Westmoreland Festival Chorus (WFC) is partnering with the Great Noise Ensemble (GNE), Washington DC’s preeminent ensemble dedicated to New Music, for a concert on Saturday June 3rd, which will raise funds for the local charity Bethesda Cares, Inc. The program will comprise music of living composers, including the premier of a new work, and will feature mezzo-soprano Lena Seikaly. Join both Armando Bayolo (GNE) and Alec Davis (WFC) on the podium as we explore aspects of human perspective, society, and time.

Concert includes:

-Osvaldo Golijov: Ayre (2004)
-Alec Davis: Ruminations on words by Charles Bernstein (2017)
-Christopher Cerrone: The Branch Will Not Break (2015)

 

Choir for a Day
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Choir for a Day

Join the choir on the Chancel at 9am to have a glimpse into choir life, and be a part of our music program.

Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

Ash Wednesday Service

We will begin the season of Lent with a joint service with our friends from the German Evangelical Church of Washington and the French Protestant Church of Washington

Civility on the Circle - A Community Gathering
Jan
20
12:00 pm12:00

Civility on the Circle - A Community Gathering

The community is invited to a gathering on Westmoreland Circle (where Massachusetts Avenue meets Western Avenue) to celebrate "Civility on the Circle,” by standing and holding signs representing shared core values such as respect, truth, inclusion and kindness.

Non-Violent Resistance
Jan
15
11:45 am11:45

Non-Violent Resistance

Meet Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian-American born in Jerusalem, will speak at the Middle East Committee. Mr. Awad is the founder of Non-Violence International.

Teach In: Resisting a Muslim Registry
Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Teach In: Resisting a Muslim Registry

  • Westmoreland Congregational UCC

Learn about the domestic war on terror, the local and federal efforts that could threaten and undermine the rights of Muslim communities in our area, and to identify solidarity activities and next steps.

StillReading Book Group
Jan
8
4:30 pm16:30

StillReading Book Group

We will discuss Last Orders by Graham Swift. Awarded the Booker Prize in 1996, this novel traces the relationships among a group of friends traveling together to carry out their friend’s “last orders”-scattering his ashes from a pier. In this framework-reminiscent of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying-Swift explores love, guilt, loyalty, betrayal, friendship, and resentment before closing on a note of transcendent understanding. Please join us for discussion and snacks!

Knit for Others
Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Knit for Others

Join us for this fun, new activity!  All are welcome.  We will knit items for donation. 

Adult Spiritual Formation
Dec
11
Dec 18

Adult Spiritual Formation

The opening words of Isaiah 58 lay the groundwork for this study that uses art, poetry, and video to encourage communities to find their own prophetic voice on justice and share it with the world.

Songs of Shelter Concert
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Songs of Shelter Concert

A concert to benefit Calvary Women's Services, featuring Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols presented by the Westmoreland Festival Chorus, with Michelle Lundy, harpist.