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Lenten Study - "Shantung Compound"

In 1940, Langdon Gilkey, then a recent college graduate, went to China to teach English. Two years later, the Japanese interned all the foreigners in China. Three thousand people, including Langdon, were shipped to Shantung and imprisoned. For the next four years, those 3000 people had to create a society that provided housing, food, schools, and medical care to the internees. Langdon kept a detailed diary of those four years, and 20 years later, he wrote about his experience in an acclaimed book titled Shantung Compound.

You are invited to discuss this book on Sundays, March 11 and 18 before worship at 9:00 am in a Lenten study led by Tom Lenhart. The book is available on Amazon and is a quick and compelling read.  RSVP to the Church Office ( or 301-229-7766) or to Tom by emailing him at 

Earlier Event: February 14
Ash Wednesday
Later Event: March 24
Youth Spring Break Retreat