Tuesday, December 26, 2006



For those who are celebrating Kwanzaa, the DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) of the Christian Church Capital Areawishes you, your family, and all your loved ones a wonderful celebration of family, community and culture.

For those of you not celebrating this important holiday, we pray that the values promoted by Kwanzaa will help focus your Christian faith and guide your thoughts and actions throughout the new year. These values are unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).

For more information about Kwanzaa, PLEASE CLICK HERE or HERE or HERE.

Monday, December 25, 2006



The DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) of the Christian Church Capital Area wishes you a very Merry Christmas.

May the Prince of Peace whose birth we now celebrate bring peace, justice and reconciliation to our war-torn and wounded world.

The icon, "Mary, Daughter of the Poor" (1997) is the work of Br. R. Lentz, OFM. This and other icons can be found at Trinity Stores.

Thursday, December 21, 2006



Parts of the current (October to December 2006) issue of The Oldtimers' Grapevine are now online.

CLICK HERE to see a preview of this excellent source of information and insight.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!

Many people expend great energy preparing for Christmas, yet fail to appreciate the true meaning of the season. Advent, if properly observed, can change all that, helping us to realize more fully what the coming of Christ can mean in our lives.

Disciples Home Missions recommends an Advent devotional created by Disciples pastors in Seattle, WA. To download this devotional, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Another resource for Advent preparation is a list of peace and justice readings (with links) prepared by the Minister of Peace and Justice of the Mennonite Mission Network. To access these readings, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Another resource for devotions during this Advent season is the booklet, "Lament and Hope: Feed My Sheep," by Kathy Campbell-Barton, the Peace with Justice Coordinator in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. To download a copy, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Still another resource worth highlighting is an Advent liturgy from the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty. To download this resource, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

May this Advent season be for you a blessing, a challenge, and an opportunity for renewal.

Friday, December 15, 2006



Advent is a time of preparation and expectation. In a new video, our General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, speaks of the hope, peace, joy and love that God reveals to us at this time of year. The video message is available for Windows Media (available from www.microsoft.com) or Real Media (available from www.real.com). You can also download the video directly to your computer's hard drive.

For more details about how to view this video, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Monday, December 04, 2006


UPDATE on our Bishop

The Rev. Lari R. Grubbs, Regional Minister of the Christian Church Capital Area (and honorary co-chair of DAWN) underwent a heart catheterization on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This test yielded the need for quadruple by-pass surgery which was done on Friday. The surgery was successful and our beloved Bishop is now at home on bed rest and rebuilding his strength and stamina.

All requests for information, resources and assistance from the Regional Minister should be addressed to Delma Maisonet, the Capital Area Administrative Assistant, who will be in communication with Rev. Grubbs and will get the needed information for the inquirer.

Please contact Delma at 301-942-8266 or dmaisonet@cccadisciples.org. Also, please keep Lari in your prayers.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Men's Winter Clothing Drive

FOR HOMELESS and WORKERS in NEED: This is a hopeful invitation from the National City Christian Church Hispanic Fellowship to sister churches in the larger DC area to participate in this worthy endaevour. Items needed: coats, sweaters, flannel shirts, gloves, hats & caps, scarves, jeans, corduroys, and warm pants, warm socks and working boots. Please drop these items off at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, 20005. Person to contact: Rev. Noemi Mena, Pastor for Hispanic Ministry. Phone: 202-232-0323 ext. 245.


Latest CCCA Newsletter - Read It Now!

The November-December 2006 edition of the Capital Area Christian is now available.

Please pay special attention to the information about Regional Assembly.

To download a copy of the newsletter, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To download a copy of the 2007 Capital Area Prayer Calendar, PLEASE CLICK HERE.