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2020 Stewardship Update

It is 2020 and we are still taking pledges for the year to reach our goal of $700,000. If you have yet to pledge for 2020, please do so! Pledges are accepted online ( or with a paper pledge card placed in the offering plate. Thank you to the 142 individuals and families who have pledged $670,238 thus far! New York Avenue would…

Book Party, Sunday, January 19

Join NYAPC’s Spiritual Reading Group at 12:15 p.m. in the Docherty Center for a Book Party to celebrate Calling Mother: Out of Darkness into Light, a book by Cathleen Lauer about healing ordinary relationships through creativity. The book contains conversations with Cathleen’s mother that show how being present in ordinary conversation allows space for the Holy Spirit. The author and book designer Kathy Hettinga will discuss…

Free 2020 Calendars Available

The McClendon Scholar Program has once again purchased copies of the Equal Justice Initiative’s 2020 Calendar on The History of Racial Injustice and they are available free to NYAPC members who are interested. The limit is one per family and you can pick up your calendar at the main reception desk in the church office as long as supplies last.

Lenten Devotional Booklet Submissions due February 9

Lenten Devotional booklet contributions are being solicited.  Please contact Miriam Dewhurst at Contributors are asked to write a short devotional essay related in some way to the lectionary texts for a particular day of the Lenten season. These essays are printed in a booklet that is used in the church and beyond.  Deadline for submission is Sunday, February 9.

2020 First Havana Supply Drive Collecting Jan 5-19

We know it’s right after the holidays, but our Cuban friends will see us very early in 2020! The annual Supply Drive will be collecting donations from January 5 – 19, 2020. Gifts of over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, Depends, toiletries, USB drives, linens, and summer clothes are gratefully accepted in the marked box at the front desk. All items will be hand-carried by trip participants in February.…

Dinners for Nine, Deadline for Sign Up is Jan 19. Click here for more info.

Dinners for Nine is a program in which participants come together in groups of eight or nine (or fewer) about every two months for a potluck dinner at a member’s home. This is a wonderful way to get to know other people in the congregation. If you are interested, contact Miriam Dewhurst (703-560-0871 or or Karen Dunlap (703-725-9347 or ). Deadline for signing up is…

First Sunday FaithTalk, January 5

The next FaithTalk will be at 5:30 p.m. at Gwenn and Paul Gebhard’s home. We’ll be discussing the meaning of Epiphany for us today.  For details and to RSVP, or to be added to the FaithTalk email list, contact These are informal gatherings to discuss issues of faith. All you need to bring is an interest in faith, a willingness to discuss, and a donation for a…