Monday, July 9, 2018

Hughes Memorial Weekly Update -Monday, July 9th Changing our Community with Real P.O.W.E.R.

Memory Verse
"Lift up your heads, O gates!  and be lifted up, O 
 ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in."
  -   Psalm 24:7

Thought For the Week
 Be not dismayed.  God will take care of you!  
 Community Prayer 
  • Prayers for our homebound. Remember to check on our seniors who live by themselves.
  • Prayers for all children and youth during this summer. Especially our Project Transformation DC Summer Camp.

    Community Information   

    August 12th marks the 2nd anniversary of the Unite the Right: Charlottesville, VA Rally Action which organizers hope to recreate in Washington, Dc’s Lafayette Square.  As a prayerful response and call to action, the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church will host the United to Love: Rally for Love, Peace and Justice on Sunday, August 12th from 11am-3pm in our nation’s capital.
    We invite all individuals, faith communities and organizations across lines of difference to gather as we uplift the human spirit renouncing all forms of hate and showing that we are #unitedtolove
    For more information:
    Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church 
    Tel: 410-309-3400

    Community Life 

    • Tuesday, July 10 (10:30am-11:00am) Staff Prayer Meeting.
    • Tuesday, June 10 (5:30pm-6:30pm) Community Meal
    • Wednesday, July 11 (8:00pm-8:30pm) Join Pastor Paul for ZOOM BIBLE STUDY as we study: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29. (Wednesday, July 18: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34,53-56)    Videoconference   or Telephone: 1-408-638-0968 (US Tool), Meeting ID: 407 304 776.   
    • Thursday, July 12(7:00pm-8:30pm) Intergenerational Choir. 
    • Friday, July 13(7:00pm-9:00pm) NA Program
    • Saturday, July 14 
           Berean Fellowship - (10:00am-3:00pm) Bible Study 
           everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.  
           Facilitator: Sis Mary Thompson.
           Food Pantry- 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Sunday, July 15 - (9:30am-10:30am) Join Pastor Paul for Bible Study.  Every Sunday we will cover the lectionary scriptures for that day.  We will study:2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
    • Sunday, July 8 - (11:00am) Sunday Morning Worship Service.  FRAN Sunday- Friends, Relatives, Associates and or Neighbors.    

    School of Congregational Development

    This year Gethsemane United Methodist Church is serving as one of the satellite sites for the School of Congregational Development’s online teaching event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm.  This is a premier event designed to equip United Methodist Leaders for equipping conference and district leaders, local church clergy, and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations.  This year’s presentations include:

    • Genevieve Carvil-Harris

    Presentation: Worship & Art “Momentum Magnet”

    • Pastor VJ Cruz-Baer

    Presentation: Reaching the Community Through God’s Graffiti– “Growing Momentum”

    • Lynda Byrd

    Presentation: The Laity Fix– “Momentum From the Pulpit to the Pew”

    • Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth

    Presentation: Strategic Ministry Planning– “The Road Map for Greater Momentum”

    Those interested in participating at Gethsemane must register online at  For questions and/or additional information, please call (301) 336-1219. 

    Please share with the congregation and encourage participants to register early for the event.

    Blessings, Olivia



    SUNDAY, JULY 22 - Min Kevin Lewis
    SUNDAY, JULY 29 - Min Renee Richardson
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 - Min Roberta White
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 - Min Charles Mosby, Sr. 

        Still excepting Campers!!

        !!!!!!! UPCOMING EVENTS !!!!!!!

        Sunday, September 23rd - Homecoming

        Sunday, September 30th - Congregational Meeting


        Year B of our Lectionary Contextual Bible Study

        Join Pastor Paul this Advent Season on Sunday's in the Sanctuary (9:30 am - 10:30 am) or on Wednesday's via ZOOM (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm) as he kicks-off Year B of our Lectionary Contextual Bible Study

        If you are interested in joining or have questions for the
        Hughes Memorial Prison Outreach Ministy
        please see
        Sandra Faggins - 202-829-5394
        Renee Richardson - 202-635-2615
        Kevin Petty - 202-580-1475
        Melvin Tuten - 202-277-7649
        Jaymeisha Taylor - 202-829-5394

          Community Resources 

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