Introducing Reverend Monica Raines

As of July 1, Reverend Monica Raines will be the lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church located at 900 Fourth St. SW. Rev. Raines is a preacher, teacher, and Christian leader whose deepest desire lies in following Jesus Christ. She is passionate about authentic ministry that meets people where they are—and teaching others to […]

Building Community … Aya Means Endurance

In the summer of 2012, on a bright sunny day, Chris Bradshaw, founder and executive director of Dreaming Out Loud, Inc., had just placed down a yard sign on the grounds of Christ United Methodist Church advertising a farmers market project he had hoped to get off the ground. He had just turned the corner […]

St. Augustine’s Begins New Role as “Church Without Walls”

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, a fixture in Washington, DC’s Southwest community since 1965, has announced a new phase of life in its neighborhood. St. Augustine’s Rector Martha Clark noted, “We are beginning a period as a ‘church without walls’ while we await the construction of our new church on its original site at 6th and […]

Aya Community Markets Comes to Southwest

Aya Community Markets, a farmers market and holistic health experience, will operate from the grounds of Christ United Methodist Church (901 4th Street SW) every Saturday from 9am-1pm. The market was founded and managed by Dreaming Out Loud, a nonprofit working throughout DC, and features produce from Crazy Farm, a family-owned farm from Colonial Beach, Virginia. The market […]

A New Path Forward

Occasionally opportunities come along. The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities’ largest public art project is coming to Southwest in a big way. In addition to an installation at Arena Stage, the grassy, or mostly grassy, lawn between CVS and Christ United Methodist Church will see an explosion of visual and performance art during […]

Southwest D.C. Community Calendar: August 2012

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1 p.m.  The Bubble Lady will amaze and amuse you with mind blowing feats of bubblery. SW Library, 900 Wesley Pl. S.W. Thursday, Aug. 16, 4 p.m.  Baba-C, A performance by a master storyteller, SW Library, 900 Wesley Pl. S.W. Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m.  Kitchen Table Book Discussion, SW Library, 900 Wesley […]

Southwest Community Calendar: July

THURS.  7/5    8-9:30 a.m. Councilman Tommy Wells  office hours, Channel Inn café, Seventh & Water streets SW. MON. 7/9    7-10 p.m.  ANC 6D Monthly Public Meeting, 1100 Fourth Street SW, DCRA Hearing Room on second floor. THURS. 7/12    3-5 p.m.  TEEN CRAFTS, come by and make summer crafts,  SW Library, 900 Wesley Place SW. MON. […]