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Women's Retreat

A refreshing three day retreat  (July 27 - 29) at the Roslyn Retreat Center, located on 150 scenic acres in Henrico County, Virginia, two miles west of the City of Richmond on the James River. The retreat will help each of us:
• Deepen our relationships with our sisters in Christ
• Escape the 'busy'ness of life
• Engage in a time of sharing and hearing the Word of God
• Encourage and inspire our closer walk with Jesus

Annual Women's Conference

Word For Life Church Ministries Women's Ministries invites all women to attend our annual Women's Conference and Women's Day Service. This year's theme is "Women Striving Together As Vessels of Unity". Conference will be held at Word For Life Church located at 11519 Fort Washington Road in Ft. Washington, MD on Saturday May 20th, 9:00am-12:00pm. Our "Women In White" service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00am.

WFLCM Officers’ Day (Diaconate and Trustees Day)

WFLCM Officers’ Day (Diaconate and Trustees Day)

WFLCM invites you to join us for Officers’ Day (Diaconate and Trustees Day) on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00pm. Guest Speaker: Pastor Scot Moore of Judah Temple AMEZ in Bowie, MD. Come out and be blessed! All are welcome! For more information, visit our website

Extensive 8-Week Proposal Writing Course:

The Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS) in partnership with The Magi Group, LLC will offer a proposal writing course for District of Columbia Government and Nonprofit grant and program managers. Only nonprofits operating for at least one year are eligible to apply. Consultants and contractual staff working for nonprofits are not eligible to apply. NO EXCEPTIONS. This course is designed for both intermediate and experienced grant and program managers. The course combines expert instructions, with practical exercises, to take you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals. The class selection is very competitive and limited to one participant per organization. OPGS staff will conduct site visits of all nonprofit programs before selections are made. Class fees will be covered by OPGS. This is a very popular course and it is important that all participants are able to commit to attend every session. Deadline to submit the application is April 21 by 4 p.m. Classes will be held May 23 through July 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Pat Henry at . No phone calls please

The Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Lyles

The Fort Foote Baptist Church wishes to invite you to the 27th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Lyles, April 19 - 23, 2017 at the Fort Foote Baptist Church  - 8310 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

Join the DCBC Churches as they celebrate Maundy Thursday! If your church is interested in participating please contact Pastor Poullard (

Asbestos Remediation Referral Needed

The D.C. Baptist Convention is looking for a referral for asbestos remediation. If your church or organization is located in DC and have used the services of an asbestos remediation company that you were please with, please forward their name and number to Lashanor Doolittle at or contact 202.265.1526, ext. 203.

White Cross Deadline Approaches

The April 30 due date for White Cross handwork items and CWS health/school kits is fast approaching. Has your church group been assembling health/hygiene kits or school kits for disaster relief around the world? Have you been rolling bandages or cutting cotton squares for hospitals in the Congo? Have you been sewing baby blankets or baby gowns, surgical caps or surgical masks, sterile wrappers or triangular bandages for use in the Congo? Now's the time to finish them up, pack them up, and deliver them to Baptist Women's Ministries at the DC Baptist Convention Building so they can be taken to New Windsor, Maryland. Call Gail Lacy at 202-265-1526 for packing instructions or email for information. Don't forget to send your donation for kit processing to Church World Service in Elkhart IN and your shipping contribution to White Cross-BIM in Valley Forge PA. Monetary donations are always welcome, too. White Cro ss has been a lifeline for American Baptist international missionaries and those they serve for almost 100 years. Thank you for your support!

EAD Pre-Event on Theology of the Beloved Community

Theology of the Beloved Community

Friday, April 21, 1pm-4pm

part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days


Rev. Dr. Reginald D. Broadnax

Pastor, Mt. Olive AME Zion Church (Durham, NC)

Professor and Chair of Religion, Clinton College (Rock Hill, SC)

Topic: "Where Do We Go From Here?"


Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Professor of Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)

Topic: "Smashing Idols: Speaking the Truth to Idolatry"


Rev. Dr. Leslie Dawn Callahan

Pastor, St. Paul's Baptist Church (Philadelphia, PA)

Topic: "The Authority of the Church"


Moderator: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Q. James

Pastor, Memorial AME Zion Church (Rochester, NY)

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this session. If you would like to participate in the rest of the Ecumencial Advocacy Days gathering, please register at

MissionServe is Back! WE NEED YOU!

D.C. Baptists, we have the opportunity to partner with MissionServe again.  They will be with us June 24 through July 1, 2017 with 150 confirmed and eager volunteers who are coming to help repair the homes of seniors and single parents as well as provide VBS for churches that have the children but need the programming, supplies and volunteers.


As in past years, we need 22 of our churches to adopt a ministry or a work team.  By doing so the team would worship with you on Sunday, June 24  and we ask that you agree to provide lunches for them during this week.  For more information, please contact Andre Towner at  or at 202.265.1526, ext. 210. 

Millennial Leaders Project

Throughout the United States and around the world, there are a growing number of grassroots social movements working to address inequality and injustice in all it's various forms. Many of these movements are being organized and led by millennial generation activists. What often goes unmentioned is the significance of spirituality to these movements, and the young activists within them. Activism is an expression of spirituality for some, and for others it is social engagement. The MLP Summer Conference is a place where the intersections of spirituality, activism, leadership, and social justice are explored and actively cultivated.


Millennial generation activists, leaders and organizers (between the ages of 21-35) who have a demonstrated record of sustained social justice activism are invited to apply. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not required, and people with no formal religious affiliation are encouraged to apply. In addition to a proven track record of service, the only formal requirement for consideration is an interest in the intersections between spirituality and social justice.


The 2017 MLP Summer Conference will offer a structured time for reflection, discussion, community and network building, as well as collaborative learning with other millennials from around the country. Participants will return to their work and homes with new networks and new ideas for addressing inequality in their respective communities and work.


To learn more about this project and to apply, please click here.

Evangelism Rally

Responding to the needs of churches within DCBC, Baptist Men's Ministry (BMM) coordinated Quarterly Evangelism Rally's to assist DCBC affiliated churches with reaching their surrounding communities by spreading the Good News of the Gospel. Men come together to walk and share with the surrounding neighbors all the identified church has to offer. Come and join us! Click here to view this advertisement.


Event: Evangelism Rally

Event Date and Time: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10 a.m.

Event Location:  Christ Laborers Baptist Church

5671 Western Ave, NW  Washington, DC 20015

Celebrating 60 Years

Join the True Gospel Baptist Church as they celebrate their 60th Church Anniversary 

each Wednesday in March!

Event: 60th Church Anniversary

Event Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8,15,22,29, 2017- 7:00 p.m.

March 8 - Rev. Daryl Washington - St. Mary's BC

March 15- Bishop Ode Hines - Greater Good Samarian Church

March 22 - Rev. Jesse Richardson - Bethesda New Life BC

March 29 - Prayer Service

Event Location:  True Gospel Baptist Church

1106 W Street, NW  Washington, DC 20009

Rev. Larry E. Hentz, Pastor

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