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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Washington DC Eats

Washington DC has no shortage of delicious places to eat! Here are a few places worth checking out: 

 

Ben's Chili Bowl: located in the U Street Corridor, this restaurant is a landmark in D.C. The restaurant has been around since 1958, serving their famous chili, chili dogs and chili fries. Even Barack Obama has eaten lunch here.

Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe: this restaurant on Georgia Avenue is half cafe/half bookstore. They serve breakfast all day and serve sandwiches named after

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Opening Night at Washington National Cathedral

"Sunbeams at the Washington National Cathedral," Image by Richard BURGER via Flickr, Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

 

Join us at the Washington National Cathedral for opening night events and registration check in May 21, 2018! 

 

 Learn more about the cathedral's history: 

https://washington.org/visit-dc/washington-national-cathedral

https://cathedral.org/ 

 

 

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Explore Washington DC!

There are all sorts of wonderful places to visit in Washington, DC!

Stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, walk the halls of the White House and the U.S. Capitol, and tour the free exhibits of the Smithsonian museums. 

"Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC," Image by Pedro Szekely via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 

Pay your respect at memorials around the Tidal Basin, a 2-mile-long pond that was once attached to

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With Thanks and Repentance

On this day of Thanksgiving...

May our hearts be filled with gratitude for the great abundance our Creator provides.

May we hold space for those within our midst living with wounds and hurts to grieve allowing time for solace in the healing balm of our Redeemer. 

May those of us who reside in occupied lands of Indigenous people lift our voices in repentance and reconciliation with those who first dwelt where we gather. 

May we remember and live in gratitude for the first stewards of

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Veteran's Day

Today we honor, thank and remember all who have served in the US Armed Forces. 

In Washington D.C., where this year's Festival of Homiletics will occur, many of these saints are memorialized. May we lift them up in our hearts as well. 

 

"At the Wall," Image by ephien via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

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