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Lincoln’s War on Slavery in 1864

The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia continues to commemorate significant events in the Lincoln Presidency during the commemoration of its 150th anniversary. On Saturday, August 2, the group will discuss Lincoln’s War on Slavery in 1864 that led up to the constitutional abolition of slavery in 1865, as portrayed in the film “Lincoln.” The discussion of Lincoln’s key decisions in the political and military setting of the election year of 1864 will be co-led by LGDC members John O’Brien and John Elliff. All are welcomed to attend and participate. The Lincoln pew, stained glass window, the Emancipation document, Rev. Gurley’s portrait, desk and settee, various Mary Lincoln letters, and the Lincoln desk set, etc., will be available for viewing. The church was attended by the Lincoln family beginning the Sunday after his Inauguration and throughout the remainder of his life. For further information, see www.lincolnngroup.org or contact John T. Elliff, 703-360-1265, jtelliff@aol.com

Taize Service

Please join us for a Taize Service, at NYAPC on Tuesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. The service also includes a time of intercessory prayer. All are welcome!

Celebration for Katie Cashwell

Save The Date! On June 29, we celebrate Katie Cashwell’s ministry with us (and send her on to great things). Join us in Peter Marshall Hall after 10 a.m. worship for a Congregational Potluck Lunch. Bring a main course, salad or dessert to share – or simply bring yourself. We plan to have plenty! The Nurture Committee

Saturday Morning Bible Study

You are invited to the NYAPC Saturday Bible Study at 10 A.M., in the Docherty Center, on the 1st Saturday of the month. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact ShuXian McKenna (sx.mckenna@gmail.com or 301-275-1615). All are welcome.

Lecture and Small Group Discussions With Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch’s coming marks a high point in a two-year conversation among the members of four congregations about how issues of race and class can divide us and how sharing our experiences and perspectives can begin to heal us and our community.  During Lent of this year, members of the four congregations will read and discuss together, in large and small groups, Mr. Branch’s recent book, The King Years:  Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, and consider whether the lessons of those years carry over to the challenges our city and nation face today and tomorrow.  We pledge to continue the process we have just begun and to act and advocate for programs and policies to address the issues the Branch book lifts up in Washington.  We are, therefore, grateful that we together can sponsor Taylor Branch’s presence among us:

  • The Emory Fellowship, Rev. Joseph Daniels, Senior Pastor
  • Luther Place Memorial Church, Rev. Karen Brau, Senior Pastor
  • Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Rev. Lionel Edmonds, Senior Pastor
  • The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rev. Roger Gench, Pastor
    and the McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program

A Lecture Series With Taylor Branch

“The Next Years: The Civil Rights Movement for Today and Tomorrow”  A Lecture by Taylor Branch to explore what miracles, social, political, and economic, must still be wrought if we are to become God’s Beloved Community—and what lessons the Civil Rights Movement holds for us as we proceed toward that greatly-to-be-wished goal.

Saturday Morning Bible Study

You are invited to the NYAPC Saturday Bible Study at 10 A.M., in the Docherty Center, on the 1st Saturday of the month. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact ShuXian McKenna (sx.mckenna@gmail.com or 301-275-1615). All are welcome.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday worship services and fellowship opportunities are as follows:

  • 7:15 AM: Sunrise Service in the Park
  • 7:45 AM: Breakfast in Peter Marshall Hall
  • 8:45 AM: Celebration of Worship
  • 9:45 AM: Breakfast in Peter Marshall Hall
  • 11:00 AM: Celebration of Worship

Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil will be held in the Lincoln Chapel.

Good Friday

The Good Friday worship service will be held in the Lincoln Chapel.