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Baptisms in 2012

January 5th, 2012 by Rez Admin Posted in News
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Do you want to be baptized, or do you have a child whom you would like to have baptized?  Here are the baptism dates for 2012: February 19th (President’s Day weekend), April 8 (Easter Sunday), May 27 (Pentecost Sunday), and November 4 (All Saints) Please email Aaron Damiani to talk about beginning the process of catechesis and preparation.

Christmas Greetings from Rwanda

December 23rd, 2011 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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Follow the link below to read letters from Archbishop Rwaje and from our US bishops Thad Barnum and Terrell Glenn.

Christmas Greeting from Rwanda

Wanted: New Discipleship Academy Participants for 2012

December 13th, 2011 by Matthew Mason Posted in News
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Want an opportunity for some more teaching, prayer, and community, plus the best breakfast you’ll eat in any given week? Our first discipleship academy group have just graduated. So, we are recruiting a new group, to start in January, meeting on Tuesday mornings, 7-8.30am at the church office. Take a look at the information below, and if you’re interested in signing up, or have any further questions, please contact Matthew Mason: mmason [at] rezchurch [dot] org

WHAT IS IT?

Discipleship Academy aims to grow faithful disciples of Jesus and godly leaders within the body of Christ. It does this by equipping us to sink deep roots into the gospel and key aspects of Christian practice. This happens in community and in the context of praying together and serving one another.

Discipleship Academy is a weekly, pastor-led gathering of 12 men and women. The course is divided into five six-week modules, spread over the course of a year. At the end of each module, participants join together for a celebratory feast.  The  modules, and dates, are:

Epiphany (Jan 10-Feb 14)Believing the Gospel: The Apostles’ Creed

Lent (Feb 28-Apr 3) Resurrection Talk

Easter (May 1-June 5) God’s Master Plan: Bible Overview

Ordinary Time (Sep 4-Oct 9) The Christian Life: The Lord’s Prayer

All Saints (Oct 23-Dec 4) Read Mark Learn: Mark 1-8


WHAT’S INVOLVED?

Participants must commit to attending and participating in all five modules faithfully over the course of a year. They must agree to a simple rule of life involving weekly worship, daily Bible reading and prayer, and some type of Lenten fast, to be explained during initial Academy sessions. They must agree that the purpose of the academy is for equipping future leaders within the body of Christ, and seek opportunities for service as the Lord leads.

For more information, contact Matthew Mason: mmason [at] rezchurch [dot] org

Porch Advent Seasonal Offering

December 5th, 2011 by Rez Admin Posted in News
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The Porch is a multi-church Christian youth group on Capitol Hill, serving any and all kids who will come, including many marginalized and at-risk teenagers. During Advent this year, our church is collecting a special offering on behalf of the Porch. You can donate by check, cash or online here, using the memo “the porch”. We will continue to collect contributions through Christmas Day.

Light in the Darkness | Preaching Series on John’s Gospel

December 2nd, 2011 by Rez Admin Posted in News
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2010-2011 Year in Review

September 18th, 2011 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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Here’s the front page of the Church of the Resurrection’s annual Year in Review. Click the image below to read the full report.

Fall Preaching Series on 1 Samuel

September 10th, 2011 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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We begin a new preaching series in the Old Testament historical book of 1 Samuel this fall, starting Sunday, 9/11. If you would like to follow along and study this book, either individually or with a triad or small group, here are two recommended books.

 

 

Both books are listed at rezchurch.org in our online bookstore at Resources>Recommended Reading>Foundations>Understanding the Bible.

Discipleship Academy

August 30th, 2011 by Matthew Mason Posted in News
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Learn. Grow. Feast. Serve

“Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

 

WHAT IS IT?

Discipleship Academy aims to grow faithful disciples of Jesus and godly leaders within the body of Christ. It does this by equipping us to sink deep roots into the gospel and key aspects of Christian practice. This happens in community and in the context of praying together and serving one another.

Discipleship Academy is a weekly, pastor-led gathering of 12 men and women. There are five six-week modules over the course of a year. At the end of each module, participants join together for a celebratory feast.  The modules are:

Believing the Gospel: The Apostles’ Creed, taught by Matthew Mason

Resurrection Talk, taught by Aaron Damiani

God’s Master Plan: Bible Overview, taught by Blake Johnson of Church of the Advent

The Christian Life: The Lord’s Prayer, taught by Dan Claire

Bible Study: 1 Peter, taught by Matthew Mason

 

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

Participants must commit to attending and participating in all five modules faithfully over the course of a year. They must agree to a simple rule of life involving weekly worship, daily Bible reading & prayer, and some type of Lenten fast, to be explained during initial Academy sessions. They must agree that the purpose of the academy is for equipping future leaders within the body of Christ, and seek opportunities for service as the Lord leads.

 

HOW DO I JOIN?

There is a new group starting in September, on Thursday evenings, 7.30-9pm at the Church Office. If you are interested in joining, or to find out more, contact Matthew Mason (mmason [at] rezchurch [dot] org)

 

May 25th : As We Forgive Documentary Screening and Fundraiser

May 9th, 2011 by Erin Posted in Events, News
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May 25th at 7 pm, As We Forgive Documentary Screening and Fundraiser: Join us for the DC launch of the As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative (AWFRI), a Rwandan reconciliation organization inspired by the student Academy Award-winning documentary As We Forgive. The event will feature a screening of the film and a new 7-minute epilogue.  Afterward will be a discussion with filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson, AWFRI co-founder Andrea McDaniel and Rwandan youth advocate Jean Michel Habineza.  A wine and cheese reception will follow.  The event will be held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Chinatown at 600 I St NW Washington DC 20001. Suggested ticket donation of $10. Please RSVP at:  asweforgive.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by Church of the Advent, Church of the Resurrection, Church of the Ascension and the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.
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Article on Church of the Incarnation

April 1st, 2011 by Rez Admin Posted in News
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The current edition of the Anglican Mission’s magazine features an article on the Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spears and our sister congregation, the Church of the Incarnation in Harrisonburg.