Monday, November 30, 2015

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update- Monday, November 30

Memory Verse
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped
 him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manager,
 because there was no place for them in the inn.
 -Luke 2:7 


Thought For the Week 

Jesus cares more about providing for the poor than pandering to the privileged.  So as followers of Jesus shouldn't we also make providing for the poor a priority in our lives?  
 

 Community Prayer 

  • Prayers for the family and friends of our members who have recently passed.
  • Prayers for all of our members who are in the hospital or homebound.
  • Prayers for children and youth of peace and protection during this school year. 

Community Information   

  • In the event of inclement weather during weekdays we will follow the local school system.  So, if D.C. Public Schools are closed then the church is closed.  During the weekend if the church is closed the voice mail greeting will indicate we are closed, we will also post the closing on our Facebook page and the church website and an e-mail will be sent.  Be safe and always exercise caution while traveling.
  • UMC#GivingTuesday- On Dec 1, you are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  UMC#GivingTuesday celebrates people joining around a common cause.  With more than 800 United Methodist-related Advance projects and more than 300 missionaries, your church community has the opportunity to select a ministry that fits your mission focus.  And every gift made online through      The Advance on Dec 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1million
  • Advent Bible Study- "Awaiting The Already", Friday, November 20, December 4, 11 & 18 12:30pm. (Alveta Jones)Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22.  12noon-1pm (Pastor Paul)The cost of the book is $10.  Contact the church office for any questions.  202-398-3411.     
  • Please like our fan page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hughesmemorialunitedmethodistchurch.DC?ref=hl) and send invitations to your family and friends to like us too!

Community Life  

  • Sunday, November 29th - Thursday, December 24th - Advent Intercessory Prayer Call in daily for prayer from 6:45am-7:00am. Conference call # (712) 775-7031; Meeting ID: 551-150-517.
  • Tuesday, December 1st (Noon-1:00pm) Advent Bible Study, "Awaiting the Already". This bible study is taught by Pastor Paul.
  • Tuesday, December 1st (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Free Community Meal.
  • Tuesday, December 1st (6:30pm - 8:00pm) C.A.P. (Community Anti-Violence Program)
  • Wednesday, December 2nd (10:30am) Meals on Wheels. We take meals to seniors who are homebound.    
  • Thursday, December 3rd(10:00am) Veterans Program.
  • Friday, December 4th (1:00pm-2:30pm) Advent Bible Study, facilitated by Alveta S. Jones.
  •  Friday, December 4th (7:00pm) Intergenerational  Singers Rehearsal.       
  • Friday, December 4th (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting.  
  • Saturday, December 5th (3:00pm) Senior Choir Rehearsal.
  • Saturday, December 5th (9am -1pm) Greater Washington United Methodist Women District Meeting- see sister Alveta Jones for details.
  • Sunday, December 6th , Christmas Extravaganza sponsored by the youth.  Come to the Fellowship Hall after worship and shop for a variety of small gift options.
  • Sunday, December 13th (11:00am) Christmas Music Concert.
  • December Book Reflection - will not be held due to the Christmas Holiday- Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry by J. Clif Christopher is the December Book of the Month. 
  • Sunday, January 10th -"2015 Ministry Leader Appreciation / 2016 Ministry Leader Installation"
  • Community Resources  

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Sister Melanie to schedule church ministry events. You may click on the link below  to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall: 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hughes Memorial Weekly update- Monday, November 23

Memory Verse
"Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring 
 forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road
 in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
 -Isaiah 43:19 


Thought For the Week 

Where do you discern God creating something new in our community?  
 

 Community Prayer 

  • Prayers for the family and friends of our members who have recently passed.
  • Prayers for all of our members who are in the hospital or homebound.
  • Prayers for children and youth of peace and protection during this school year. 

Community Information   

  • UMC#GivingTuesday- On Dec 1, you are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  UMC#GivingTuesday celebrates people joining around a common cause.  With more than 800 United Methodist-related Advance projects and more than 300 missionaries, your church community has the opportunity to select a ministry that fits your mission focus.  And every gift made online through      The Advance on Dec 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1million
  • Advent Bible Study- "Awaiting The Already", Friday, November 20, December 4, 11 & 18 12:30pm. (Alveta Jones)Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22.  12noon-1pm (Pastor Paul)The cost of the book is $10.  Contact the church office for any questions.  202-398-3411.     
  • Please like our fan page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hughesmemorialunitedmethodistchurch.DC?ref=hl) and send invitations to your family and friends to like us too!

Community Life  

  • Tuesday, November 24th (Noon-1:00pm) Real Life Discipleship. This bible study is taught by Pastor Paul.
  • Tuesday, November 24th (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Free Community Meal.
  • Tuesday, November 24th (6:30pm - 8:00pm) C.A.P. (Community Anti-Violence Program)
  • Tuesday, November 24th (7:00pm) Men's Chorus
  • Wednesday, November 25th (10:30am) Meals on Wheels. We take meals to seniors who are homebound.    
  • Thursday, November 26th  HAPPY THANKSGIVING        
  • Friday, November 27th (7:00pm) Intergenerational Singers Rehearsal.
  • Friday, November 27th (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting.  
  • Saturday, November 28th  (10:00am-3:00pm) Berean Fellowship.
  • Saturday, November 28th (3:00pm) Senior Choir Rehearsal
  • November Book Reflection - will not be held due to the  Thanksgiving Holiday. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is the November Book of the Month. I encourage you to read this book because it helps us ask the most important questions when either we or the people we love are facing end of life choices due to a terminal illness or a serious injury.
  • Sunday, November 29th - Thursday, December 24th - Advent Intercessory Prayer Call in daily for prayer from 6:45am-7:00am. Conference call # (712) 775-7031; Meeting ID: 551-150-517.
  • Saturday, December 5 (9am -1pm) Greater Washington United Methodist Women District Meeting- see sister Alveta Jones for details.
  • Sunday, December 13 (11:00am) Christmas Music Concert.
  • December Book Reflection - will not be held due to the Christmas Holiday- Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry by J. Clif Christopher is the December Book of the Month. 
  • Sunday, January 10th -"2015 Ministry Leader Appreciation / 2016 Ministry Leader Installation"
  • Community Resources  

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Sister Melanie to schedule church ministry events. You may click on the link below  to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall: 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update- Monday, November 16

Memory Verse
"Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and 
 rescued him.  "O man of little faith, Jesus said.
 "Why did you doubt me?"
 -Matthew 14:31 


Thought For the Week 

Men of Hughes, Dare to Believe!  
 

 Community Prayer 

  • Prayers for the family and friends of our members who have recently passed.
  • Prayers for all of our members who are in the hospital or homebound.
  • Prayers for children and youth of peace and protection during this school year. 

Community Information   

  • UMC#GivingTuesday- On Dec 1, you are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  UMC#GivingTuesday celebrates people joining around a common cause.  With more than 800 United Methodist-related Advance projects and more than 300 missionaries, your church community has the opportunity to select a ministry that fits your mission focus.  And every gift made online through      The Advance on Dec 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1million
  • Fall Leadership Retreat-at West River- Saturday, November 21st, 9:00am-5:00pm.  Ministry leaders are expected to attend but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend as we will be developing a 5 year vision for our church (Hughes 2020) and implementation plan. The cost of the retreat is $10.75 (make all checks payable to Hughes Memorial UMC) which covers a continental breakfast and lunch. The van will be able for transportation. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11th.
  • Advent Bible Study- "Awaiting The Already", Friday, November 20, December 4, 11 & 18 12:30pm. (Alveta Jones)Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22.  12noon-1pm (Pastor Paul)The cost of the book is $10.  Contact the church office for any questions.  202-398-3411.     
  • Please like our fan page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hughesmemorialunitedmethodistchurch.DC?ref=hl) and send invitations to your family and friends to like us too!

Community Life  

  • Tuesday, November 17th (Noon-1:00pm) Real Life Discipleship. This bible study is taught by Pastor Paul.
  • Tuesday, November 17th (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Free Community Meal.
  • Tuesday, November 17th (6:30pm - 8:00pm) C.A.P. (Community Anti-Violence Program)
  • Tuesday, November 17th (7:00pm) Men's Chorus
  • Wednesday, November 18th (10:30am) Meals on Wheels. We take meals to seniors who are homebound.    
  • Thursday, November 19th (10:00am - 4:00pm) - Veterans Program. Assist provided to veterans who are seeking benefits.  
  • Thursday, November 19th (7pm - 8:30 pm) WIN 2015 Fall City-Wide Action at Covenant Baptist UCC (3845 S. Capitol St. SW in Ward 8. Please let Sis. Rita Watkins know if you are interested in attending.
  • Friday, November 20th (11:00am) SHARE Pickup
  • Friday, November 20th (7:00pm) Intergenerational Singers Rehearsal.
  • Friday, November 20th (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting.  
  • Saturday, November 21st  (10:00am-3:00pm) Berean Fellowship.
  • Saturday, November 21st (9:00am-5:00pm) Fall Retreat, West River Retreat Center.
  • November Book Reflection - will not be held due to the  Thanksgiving Holiday. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is the November Book of the Month. I encourage you to read this book because it helps us ask the most important questions when either we or the people we love are facing end of life choices due to a terminal illness or a serious injury.
  • Sunday, November 22nd - Men's Day, Harvest Day.
  • Sunday, November 29th - Thursday, December 24th - Advent Intercessory Prayer Call in daily for prayer from 6:45am-7:00am. Conference call # (712) 775-7031; Meeting ID: 551-150-517, Host Pin: 1073.
  • Saturday, December 5 (9am -1pm) Greater Washington United Methodist Women District Meeting- see sister Alveta Jones for details.
  • Sunday, December 13 (11:00am) Christmas Music Concert.
  • December Book Reflection - will not be held due to the Christmas Holiday- Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry by J. Clif Christopher is the December Book of the Month. 

    Community Resources  

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Sister Melanie to schedule church ministry events. You may click on the link below  to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall: 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update - Monday, November 9th

Memory Verse
"So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant 
 and gave birth to a son.  She named him Samuel, 
 saying, "Because I asked the Lord for him."  
 - I Samuel 1:20


Thought For the Week 

To be barren is to be put on hold by God while everyone around you is being blessed by that which you desire to have with all your heart.  
 

 Community Prayer 

  • Prayers for the family and friends of our members who have recently passed.
  • Prayers for all of our members who are in the hospital or homebound.
  • Prayers for children and youth of peace and protection during this school year. 

Community Information   

  • UMC#GivingTuesday- On Dec 1, you are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  UMC#GivingTuesday celebrates people joining around a common cause.  With more than 800 United Methodist-related Advance projects and more than 300 missionaries, your church community has the opportunity to select a ministry that fits your mission focus.  And every gift made online through      The Advance on Dec 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1million
  • Fall Leadership Retreat-at West River- Saturday, November 21st, 9:00am-5:00pm.  Ministry leaders are expected to attend but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend as we will be developing a 5 year vision for our church (Hughes 2020) and implementation plan. The cost of the retreat is $10.75 (make all checks payable to Hughes Memorial UMC) which covers a continental breakfast and lunch. The van will be able for transportation. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11th.
  • Advent Bible Study- "Awaiting The Already", Friday, November 20, December 4, 11 & 18 12:30pm. (Alveta Jones)Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22.  12noon-1pm (Pastor Paul)The cost of the book is $10.  Contact the church office for any questions.  202-398-3411.     
  • Please like our fan page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hughesmemorialunitedmethodistchurch.DC?ref=hl) and send invitations to your family and friends to like us too!

Community Life  

  • Tuesday, November 10th (Noon-1:00pm) Real Life Discipleship. This bible study is taught by Pastor Paul.
  • Tuesday, November 10th (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Free Community Meal.
  • Tuesday, November 10th (6:30pm - 8:00pm) C.A.P. (Community Anti-Violence Program)
  • Wednesday, November 11th, Veterans Day. Church office is closed.
  • Wednesday, November 11th (10:30 am) - (10:00am-12:00pm). Worship Planning meeting.   
  • Wednesday, November 11th (10:00am-4:00pm) Veterans Benefits Workshop.
  • Thursday, November 12th (8:00am - 4:00pm) - Veterans Program. Assist provided to veterans who are seeking benefits. 
  • Thursday, November 12th (12:00pm-2:30pm) Senior Fellowship.
  • Friday, November 13th (7:00pm) Intergenerational Singers Rehearsal.
  • Friday, November 13th (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting.  
  • Saturday, November 14th  (10:00am-3:00pm) Berean Fellowship.
  • Saturday, November 14th (10:00am-Noon) Interfaith Wise Men Fellowship.
  • Saturday, November 14th (11:00am) Clothes Closet.
  • Saturday, November 14th (11:00am-1:00pm) Food Pantry.
  • Saturday, November 14th (1:00pm) United Methodist Women.
  • Saturday, November 14th (1:00pm-2:00pm) Quarterly Pastoral Ministry Team Meeting.
  • Saturday, November 14th (3:00pm) Senior Choir Rehearsal .
  • Thursday, November 19th (7pm - 8:30 pm) WIN 2015 Fall City-Wide Action at Covenant Baptist UCC (3845 S. Capitol St. SW in Ward 8. Please let Sis. Rita Watkins know if you are interested in attending.
  • November Book Reflection - will not be held due to the  Thanksgiving Holiday - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is the November Book of the Month.
  • SaturdayNovember 21st (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) - Fall Leadership Retreat at West River Retreat Center
  • Sunday, November 22nd - Men's Day
  • Saturday, December 5 (9am -1pm) Greater Washington United Methodist Women District Meeting- see sister Alveta Jones for details.
  • Sunday, December 13 (11:00am) Christmas Music Concert.
  • December Book Reflection - will not be held due to the Christmas Holiday- Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry by J. Clif Christopher is the December Book of the Month. 

    Community Resources  

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Sister Melanie to schedule church ministry events. You may click on the link below  to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall: 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Memory Verse
"When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him,   
 she  knelt at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you  
 had been here, my brother would not have died." 
 - John 11:33


Thought For the Week 

 God never forgets nor forsakes us.
 

 Community Prayer 

  • Prayers for the family and friends of our members who have recently passed.
  • Prayers for all of our members who are in the hospital or homebound.
  • Prayers for children and youth of peace and protection during this school year. 

Community Information   

  • UMC#GivingTuesday- On Dec 1, you are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  UMC#GivingTuesday celebrates people joining around a common cause.  With more than 800 United Methodist-related Advance projects and more than 300 missionaries, your church community has the opportunity to select a ministry that fits your mission focus.  And every gift made online through      The Advance on Dec 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1million.
  • United to Stop Gun Violence- Tuesday, November 3 @7pm-Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Ave, N.W. In the nation's house of prayer for all people, join with national elected officials, faith leaders, and gun violence prevention organizations to deepen our understanding of the terrible toll gun violence takes on the heart of our nation. Hear first-hand accounts from survivors of gun violence and connect with a growing number of organizations dedicated to bringing about commonsence gun laws. Admission if free.  
  • Fall Leadership Retreat-at West River- Saturday, November 21st, 9:00am-5:00pm.  Ministry leaders are expected to attend but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend as we will be developing a 5 year vision for our church (Hughes 2020) and implementation plan. The cost of the retreat is $10.75 (make all checks payable to Hughes Memorial UMC) which covers a continental breakfast and lunch. The van will be able for transportation. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11th.
  • Advent Bible Study- "Awaiting The Already", Friday, November 20, December 4, 11 & 18 12:30pm. (Alveta Jones)Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22.  12noon-1pm (Pastor Paul)The cost of the book is $10.  Contact the church office for any questions.  202-398-3411.     

Community Life  

  • Tuesday, November 3rd (Noon-1:00pm) Real Life Discipleship. This bible study is taught by Pastor Paul.
  • Tuesday, November 3rd (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Free Community Meal.
  • Tuesday, November 3rd(6:30pm - 8:00pm) C.A.P. (Community Anti-Violence Program)
  • Wednesday, November 4th (10:30 am) - Meals on Wheels We take meals to seniors who are homebound.   
  • Thursday, November 5th(10:00 am) - Veterans Program. Assist provided to veterans who are seeking benefits. 
  • Friday, November 6th (7:00pm) Intergenerational Singers Rehearsal.
  • Friday, November 6th (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting.  
  • Saturday, November 7th  (10:00am-3:00pm) Berean Fellowship.
  • Saturday, November 7th (3:00pm) Senior Choir Rehearsal .
  • Thursday, November 19th (7pm - 8:30 pm) WIN 2015 Fall City-Wide Action at Covenant Baptist UCC (3845 S. Capitol St. SW in Ward 8. Please let Sis. Rita Watkins know if you are interested in attending.
  • November Book Reflection - will not be held due to the  Thanksgiving Holiday - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is the November Book of the Month.
  • SaturdayNovember 21st (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) - Fall Leadership Retreat at West River Retreat Center
  • Sunday, November 22nd - Men's Day
  • Saturday, December 5 (9am -1pm) Greater Washington United Methodist Women District Meeting- see sister Alveta Jones for details.
  • Sunday, December 13 (11:00am) Christmas Music Concert.
  • December Book Reflection - will not be held due to the Christmas Holiday- Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry by J. Clif Christopher is the December Book of the Month. 

    Community Resources  

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Sister Melanie to schedule church ministry events. You may click on the link below  to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall: 

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update -Tuesday, November 13th

Memory Verse "And not only that, but we also boast in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance p...