May
26
10:15 AM10:15

Open Forum | KEEPING US SAFER AT CHURCH

The leaders of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church take safety very seriously.  Over the last year and a half, members of the Session’s Worship and Music Committee have met with consultants, police, and security experts to survey our worship space and make recommendations to improve our safety. 

We have taken action to 1) improve our signage, 2) increase egress space by removing the two front pews, 3) ask that people who come to worship with large bags leave them in the Narthex.  However, we have learned that the most important factor in congregational safety is all of us working together to create a culture of security at CCPC.  More changes are ahead that will require your help and participation.

Our Security Task Force will hold an Open Forum on Sunday, May 26 to report progress on our research, and additional actions being considered to secure the sanctuary.  We are eager to hear your questions, suggestions, and concerns.

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Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

CCPC CHANCEL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

CHEVY CHASE CONCERTS
Join us as the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir presents an afternoon of music. The program will feature selections by Leipzig composers Bach, Mendelssohn and Reger and include portions of J.S. Bach’s Cantatas 80 (based on the chorale “Ein feste Burg”) and BWV 169 as well as one of Mendelssohn’s cantatas, “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” which was influenced by Bach’s “St. John Passion”. Works for organ, men’s and women’s ensembles will complete the program.

Admission-free, donations gratefully accepted. A reception to meet the artists and to greet one another takes place following each concert.

 

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May
16
10:15 AM10:15

Open Forum | LEGACY PLANNING WITH KARL MATTISON

Leaving nothing undone; nothing unsaid

 In estate planning, there is a clear and proper path to our properly passing along our valuables to the people and places we love after our lifetimes.  An industry of experienced professionals helps us to quantify our assets and complete proper legal documentation.  And we have closure.

But what about passing on our values?  There is no boilerplate process to passing on our values and our faith.  Where does one start?  How do we share it?  So many of us never get to it – or never say it. 

Let’s start having a conversation about discerning our legacy – and once we have articulated our own story - how we can share that message with the people and places we love so dearly.

Karl Mattison, Vice President of Planned Giving Resources, will be our speaker. Click here for his biography.

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Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Chevy Chase Concerts Presents: Eric Owens

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CHEVY CHASE CONCERTS

At 4:00 pm, Sunday, April 28, ERIC OWENS, an international star of the operatic and concert stages, will be presented by Chevy Chase Concerts in our own sanctuary.  A native of Philadelphia and graduate of Temple University and the Curtis Institute in the mid 1990’s, Owens has appeared in numerous roles on many of the most important opera and concert stages in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Houston Grand Opera,  The San Francisco Opera, the Chicago Opera, and Covent Garden.  Locally he has been heard in recent years as Porgy in Porgy and Bess, as King Philip in Don Carlos and in recital for Vocal Arts DC at the Terrace Theater in the Kennedy Center.  We are honored to present him in a recital accompanied by Mark Markham.

Admission-free, donations gratefully accepted. A reception to meet the artists and to greet one another takes place following each concert.

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT

Technology is amazing, and yet it becomes obsolete so quickly! Do you have a "flip phone" from 2001? An old monitor collecting dust in the garage? How about that old cassette tape player from 1992? We have great news! The CCPC Earth Stewards Committee is holding its first "E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT" on Saturday, April 27, from 8-11: 30 AM in the parking lot off Connecticut Ave and Oliver Street. Please bring in your old electronics to recycle in an environmentally friendly way. Please note, for any computers or phones, be sure to clear any sensitive data before recycling.

Acceptable electronics recycling items include:

·         Audio/visual equipment/Audio cassettes

·         Batteries* (no car batteries please)

·         Camcorders

·         Carbon monoxide detectors

·         CD Rom drives CDs/DVDs

·         Cell phones

·         Computers, monitors, printers, drives, related items

·         Connectors/cords/wires

·         Personal copy machines

·         Fax machines

·         Memory chips

·         Network/video/sound cards

·         Pagers

·         Power supplies

·         Scrap computer plastic

·         Scrap computer metal

·         Smoke detectors

·         TVs/VCRs/VCR tapes

·         Video games and software

 *To safely dispose of batteries with lithium or batteries of greater than 9 volts, please put clear, masking or electrical tape on the batteries' terminals or sandwich the batteries between two layers of tape (e.g., flat button cells). These batteries should be placed in a container separate from other batteries that don't require being taped. No car batteries, please.

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

MIDDLE EAST LECTURE w/ SPEAKER: THOMAS W. LIPPMAN

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Thomas W. Lippman is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about Middle Eastern affairs and American foreign policy for more than three decades, specializing in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.- Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. He is a former Middle East bureau chief of the Washington Post, and also served as that newspaper's oil and energy reporter. Throughout the 1990s, he covered foreign policy and national security for the Post, traveling frequently to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East. In 2003 he was the principal writer on the war in Iraq for Washingtonpost.com. Prior to his work in the Middle East, he covered the Vietnam war as the Washington Post's bureau chief in Saigon.

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Evening Prayers

Evening prayer, with roots in the ancient Office of Compline, will emphasize psalms, reading and prayer. The quiet is an opportunity to suspend thoughts of the day, bask in the candlelight beauty and stillness of Johnson Chapel and leave refreshed.

T h u r s d a y s d u r i n g L e n t
Ma r c h 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 11

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Festival

Can you name five symbols of Lent/Easter? Where and when did the tradition of Easter Eggs begin? How many different crosses can you draw? Children, youth and adults are invited to come join us at our 12th annual Easter Festival, Sunday morning, April 7 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (after the musical) in Chadsey Hall for an egg-stravaganza!!! We’ll hear the story of Easter, make lots of crafts, decorate Easter cards for our homebound members, and enjoy some foods of the season. Contact eric@chevychasepc.org for more information.

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Youth Musical: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

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The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Youth Choirs will present the classic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Sunday, April 7, during the 10 am worship service.  This well-loved musical, by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, has been a staple of regional and national stages, and now has been arranged especially for young performers and small-scale settings. Please join us on Sunday, April 7!

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Evening Prayers

Evening prayer, with roots in the ancient Office of Compline, will emphasize psalms, reading and prayer. The quiet is an opportunity to suspend thoughts of the day, bask in the candlelight beauty and stillness of Johnson Chapel and leave refreshed.

T h u r s d a y s d u r i n g L e n t
Ma r c h 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 11

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Evening Prayers

Evening prayer, with roots in the ancient Office of Compline, will emphasize psalms, reading and prayer. The quiet is an opportunity to suspend thoughts of the day, bask in the candlelight beauty and stillness of Johnson Chapel and leave refreshed.

T h u r s d a y s d u r i n g L e n t
Ma r c h 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 11

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

42nd Annual Bach Marathon

CHEVY CHASE CONCERTS
This beloved Washington tradition presents ten organists in half-hour programs on our wonderful 3-manual, 50-rank, 2,500-pipe Rieger tracker organ. The theme this year will be the “Schübler Chorales.”  Come when you can; leave when you must.  The concert is followed by a traditional German dinner.

Admission-free, donations gratefully accepted. A reception to meet the artists and to greet one another takes place following each concert.

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Evening Prayers

Evening prayer, with roots in the ancient Office of Compline, will emphasize psalms, reading and prayer. The quiet is an opportunity to suspend thoughts of the day, bask in the candlelight beauty and stillness of Johnson Chapel and leave refreshed.

T h u r s d a y s d u r i n g L e n t
Ma r c h 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 11

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Middle East Lecture | Marvin Kalb

The March edition of the Middle East Lecture Series welcomes Marvin Kalb on March 20 at 7pm at CCPC.

Marvin Kalb’s distinguished journalism career spans more than 30 years and includes award-winning reporting for both CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and anchor of NBC’s "Meet the Press." Kalb went on to become founding director of Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Kalb is the Murrow professor emeritus at Harvard and hosts The Kalb Report at the National Press Club. He is a guest scholar in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. Kalb is also prolific author. His latest book is entitled, "Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press"

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Evening Prayers

Evening prayer, with roots in the ancient Office of Compline, will emphasize psalms, reading and prayer. The quiet is an opportunity to suspend thoughts of the day, bask in the candlelight beauty and stillness of Johnson Chapel and leave refreshed.

T h u r s d a y s d u r i n g L e n t
Ma r c h 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 11

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Mar
13
2:00 PM14:00

Pastor Molly's Icon Painting Workshop

Pastor Molly will be teaching an icon painting workshop on Wednesdays during Lent. We will learn the icon of Christ the Good Shepherd. The sacred practice of painting (or writing) icons is a form of meditation and prayer. 

It is said that each stroke of the brush is a prayer.  No artistic experience is necessary to create a beautiful tool for personal worship and contemplation. 

The class will meet from 6:30 – 9:00 in Calvin Hall on March 13, 20, April 3, 10 and 17.

Notice there is no class on March 27.  The class is limited to 8.  The cost is $100.  All materials are provided. Registration Required.

Registration is now closed for this event.

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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Refugee Mental Health Discussion

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Solutions in Hometown Connections welcomes anyone working with refugees or interested in learning more about the topic to a discussion on Refugee Mental Health right here at CCPC, on March 7 at 7:00pm. The presenter will be Heather Kathrens, LCSW-C, Refugee Mental Health Coordinator for Maryland Department of Health. RSVP not necessary to attend, but appreciated for planning purposes. Please email info@shconnections.org, if you plan to attend.

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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Mark your calendars and join the fun for a family-style Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday (the night before Lent begins). Pancakes and all the fixings will be prepared and served (by the Connections Committee and friends) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM in Chadsey Hall. A donation of $5 per adult/$3 per child to age 10 will be requested. No reservations are needed.

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Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

Middle East Lecture: Marvin Kalb

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MIDDLE EAST LECTURE
WEDNESDAY  | MARCH 20 | 7:00 pm

Speaker: Marvin Kalb
Topic: The Search for Middle East Peace
Marvin Kalb’s distinguished journalism career spans more than 30 years and includes award-winning reporting for both CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and anchor of NBC’s "Meet the Press." Kalb went on to become the founding director of Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Kalb is the Murrow professor emeritus at Harvard and hosts The Kalb Report at the National Press Club.  He is a guest scholar in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Annual Meeting & Fellowship Brunch

Join us for the SINGLE worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24th and remain through the morning for our Annual Congregational Meeting and a Fellowship Brunch! Special activities for younger children and childcare for infants and toddlers will be offered during the meeting. A donation of $10.00 per adult (ages 12 and up), $5.00 per child (ages 3-11), with a maximum of $30.00 per family, will be requested for brunch.

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Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Peter and Will Anderson Trio

CHEVY CHASE CONCERTS
The Anderson twins, Peter and Will, jazz virtuosos of the clarinet and saxophone, grew up in Bethesda, attended Walt Whitman High School, and then Julliard.  Now based in New York, they travel the world playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery.” (All About Jazz)  They are joined by guitarist Felix Lemerle.

Admission-free, donations gratefully accepted. A reception to meet the artists and to greet one another takes place following each concert.

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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Andrew Hanauer - Open Forum Speaker and Guest Preacher

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To close out our Season of Justice: Building Bridges, CCPC welcomes Andrew Hanauer on Sunday February 17 2019. Andrew will be our Open Forum Speaker and guest preacher for the day.

Andrew Hanauer is the Director of the One America Movement, an organization founded by faith and community leaders in the aftermath of the 2016 election to fight polarization. Under Andrew’s leadership, One America has launched projects that bring Americans together across divides to address race relations, opioids, poverty and religious differences across the country, from Utah, to Oklahoma, to Puerto Rico, to West Virginia, to some of our nation’s largest cities. In addition to running projects that unite Americans across divides, One America trains religious leaders on the dynamics of polarization and division.

 Andrew is a frequent public speaker at houses of worship of all kinds, and at venues including the United Nations, the National Press Club and Congressional briefings. His work has been published or featured by The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Times of Israel, Voice of America, Inter-Press Service, the Christian Citizen and media outlets across the US and abroad.

 Andrew holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and a Master’s in International Studies from the University of San Francisco.

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Feb
10
10:15 AM10:15

Open Forum : An Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue

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An Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue: with guest speakers Gary Sampliner, Bethesda Jewish Congregation; Faisal Shirazee, Idara-e-Jaferia; Jeanne Tustian, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

Head west on Bradley Lane and you’ll find a structure built on interfaith relationships. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church and the Bethesda Jewish Congregation share a building, but together they’ve shared a robust dialogue with the Muslim community as well. Come hear their story of how reaching out has blessed their faith communities in a myriad of ways.

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Feb
3
10:05 AM10:05

A.C.T SUNDAY

All-Church Together Sunday with an intergenerational hands-on reconciliation project between services.

The first Sundays of the month are All Church Together Sundays.  Everyone is invited to gather in Chadsey Hall for a joint coffee hour. On these ACT Sundays there are no programs between the services and no scheduled meetings.

For our Season of Justice A.C.T. Sunday join, us between services in Chadsey Hall for an intergenerational gathering that involves fellowship, food, and three different hands-on projects where you can help build bridges across different divisions.

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Allyson McKinney Timm - Open Forum Speaker and Guest Preacher

As part of our Season of Justice: Building Bridges, CCPC welcomes Allyson McKinney Timm J.D., MDiv on Sunday January 27, 2019. Allyson will be our Open Forum Speaker and guest preacher for the day.

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Allyson McKinney Timm is a theologically trained human rights lawyer whose commitment to justice ministry has been inspired by her faith journey. Her writing has appeared in Sojourners, California Lawyer, USA Today and The Independent.

Previous to founding Justice Revival, as the Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Allyson taught and supervised students in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Earlier in her career she established and led the Uganda Field Office of International Justice Mission; worked as an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP; and served pro bono with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Office of the Prosecutor. Allyson is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Justice Revival inspires, educates, and mobilizes Christian communities to respond faithfully to the call to justice by standing in solidarity with the oppressed and defending the human rights of all.

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