TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 9:15 AM
Run for Vocations/ Marine Corps 10K
DC Vocations – Run to support seminarians and vocations to the priesthood!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy with His Grace Bishop Irinej and the Royal Couple
Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church- Washington, DC – UPDATED INFORMATION - PLEASE READ Dear Brothers & Sisters, I am writing with updated information regarding the visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej and the Royal Couple this upcoming Sunday, October 22. On the occasion of the visit of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, who is in Washington advocating for the Christian population of the Middle East, His Grace Bishop Irinej and Father Aleksa will serve in a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy on Sunday with His Beatitude next door at our neighboring Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Matins service will begin at 9:15 am followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy (about 10:00 am). The Royal Couple of the House of Karadordevic, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, will be in attendance as well. His Grace & the Royal Couple will visit our church after Liturgy if time permits as they will be leaving shortly after the conclusion of Liturgy for an event in downtown Washington DC where the Princess will be receiving an award for her humanitarian work through the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization. Divine Liturgy will not be served in our church on Sunday. Please give your donations to Father Aleksa, mail them in, or make them online at www.svluka.org. After Liturgy, a memorial will be held for Fr. George Rados of Saints Peter & Paul, who reposed a few days ago and was a very good friend to our parish over the years. Everyone is also invited to a banquet honoring Patriarch John in Saints Peter & Paul’s church hall immediately following services. Complete information regarding all funeral services for Fr. George Rados and for Patriarch John’s visit can be found at Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church’s web site. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to come & participate in Sunday’s unique event and join together in supporting our Antiochian Orthodox Christian brethren who suffer unimaginable persecution in the Middle East. Note: if our parking lot is full, please do not double-park in the lot or block fire lanes. Instead, please drive through Saints Peter & Paul’s parking lot next door and park on the grass field in the rear of our property. Mark A. Rasevic President, Trusteeship
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 10:10 AM
Forum with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
Washington National Cathedral – Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry joins Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith for a Sunday forum focused on the Jesus Movement in the world. "Becoming Beloved Community," recently released from the Presiding Bishop’s office, speaks in part of the ways Scripture and the Baptismal Covenant call us to be in relationship with one another. In conversation, Dean Hollerith and Presiding Bishop Curry explore the role of the Church and opportunities for healing, restoration of the body of Christ and the joy of the Gospel. Presiding Bishop Curry is also preaching at the 9 am and 11:15 am services.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 10:15 AM
Giving in the Christian tradition
St. Alban's DC – Our forum series on generosity continues with an exploration of the Christian tradition of giving. The Bible is full of references to giving, from 1 Chronicles in the Old Testament (All things come of thee, O God, and of thine own have we given thee) to 2 Corinthians in the New Testament (God loves a cheerful giver). How does it speak to us today? The Rev'd Jim Quigley will lead this forum.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 1:00 PM
Kenneth T. Walsh | Ultimate Insiders
Politics and Prose Bookstore – The chief White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, Walsh has covered the presidency since 1986. While he and other reporters have compiled written records of the nation’s head of state, the White House photographers have left a rich archive of images. Walsh’s vivid behind-the-scenes account of this often overlooked cadre of “visual historians” introduces keen observers able to crystallize an administration or a period with a single picture. As he explores their work, Walsh also gives us new views of the chief executives they’ve served. With nearly unparalleled access to presidents, first ladies, policy-makers, and other world leaders, these photographers have been privy to private as well as public moments, and both have shaped how they present the presidency. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Mass
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) – The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen. Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for chorus and strings comes with the spirit of the recent document “From Conflict to Communion” calling upon Roman Catholics and Lutherans, once divided by the Reformation, to seek that which unites rather than divides in order to strengthen what is held in common. The DC area premiere of Holy Spirit Mass is being presented by a partnership of Lutheran organizations, including the Metro DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, celebrating 100 years of ministry in 2017. A free-will offering will be collected at the concert to benefit the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and the Lutheran Young Adult Corps. A FREE livestream of the concert will be available at NLCA.COM for those unable to attend the premier performance.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM
Music and Inspiration by the Mount Vernon Stake
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center – The theme is “ASK” from James 1:5-6. Music, testimonies, stories and thoughts will be centered around the theme of prayer. A special addition to the stake choir will be the hand bell choir. This will be an inspirational evening. The public is invited.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Oct 23 @ 4:00 PM
The Syrian Civil War: A Marie Harf Discussion Group
Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service – Marie Harf is a national security policy and communications strategist who has held a variety of senior roles in government and politics since arriving in Washington over a decade ago. She has served as a senior foreign policy advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama, and former Senator Chuck Hagel. Most recently, since January 2017 she has served as a Fox News contributor focused on national security and political analysis. Find more information about Marie here (http://politics.georgetown.edu/marie-harf/). Syria is a massive foreign policy crisis that the Trump administration inherited – dealing with the ongoing brutal civil war, continuing to confront ISIS, and reckoning with the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. While there are no easy answers from a policy perspective, the situation in Syria encompasses a number of important issues that have domestic political implications here at home. We’ll be discussing President Trump’s strategic vision to end the bloodshed in Syria, where the American public stands on the matter of intervening in Syria and the politics of refugees, the differences between the Obama administration’s response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons in 2013 and President Trump’s in 2017, and how members of Congress and the media treated both from a domestic political perspective. We also will be providing ~free~ Falafel Inc. for all who attend. We plan to have themed food every week, so stay tuned for future topics and keep returning to our discussions! Lastly, just a reminder that Marie will be holding office hours Mondays from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot here or just drop in! Find more information about Marie here (https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UU9xeW5VOGJ4aEpVfGRlZmF1bHR8YzhhZTQ1ZmJiMDMwMjYwNDExY2ZmNmE4ZWU1MGJlMTQ). Please feel free to reach out to our Team Leader, Ethan (ejm138@georgetown.edu) with any questions or suggestions, and remember, politics doesn’t stop at the water’s edge!
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 24 @ 6:45 PM
The Story of General Nadja West
St. Dominic Church - Washington DC – ?A Story of Faith, Resilience, and Perseverance 6:45pm Adoration & Confession (Church) 7:25pm General Nadja West Shares Her Story (Parish Meeting Room) Join St. Dominic Cenacle on this special evening in which we will hear from the Surgeon General of the Army, Nadja West. General West is "the United States Army lieutenant general and the 44th U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. West is the first black Army Surgeon General, and was the first black female, active-duty, major general and the first black female major general in Army Medicine. West is also the first Army black female lieutenant general. She is the highest ranking female to have graduated from the United States Military Academy. She received the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and others." (Wikipedia)
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 8:15 AM
A Cast of Characters: Closewide Bible Study
Washington National Cathedral – Why is the Bible the No. 1-selling book in the world? The characters! From their struggles to their strengths, these men and women of the Bible can guide and teach us about ourselves and about God. Explore the lives of some of the greatest and smallest biblical figures, from the flawed King David and St. Peter to the terrified Moses and the squabbling sisters Mary and Martha. Dust off your Bible for this informal five-week discussion series, and bring your questions. RSVP to dean@cathedral.org for location.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 27 - Oct 28 @ 10:30 PM
Stranger Synth Halloween Costume Party w/ Christopher Lawrence
U Street Music Hall – Stranger Synth (Halloween Costume Party) w/ Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall 10:30 PM | $15 online, $20 at the door | 18+ Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2wKzG4u Welcome to #StrangerSynth - our Halloween costume and one year anniversary party. For this special occasion we return to the one and only U Street Music Hall. Our night will feature American trance legend Christopher Lawrence and local nice guy Ricky S. Expect techno and progressive early and psytrance later on. Set Times: 10:30-12 - Ricky S 12-3 - Christopher Lawrence - 3 hour extended set from Christopher Lawrence - Live lasers with an array unseen at UHall - Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only - No dress code. Shirt & shoes required - No weapons, fake weapons, or masks - Street parking available Christopher Lawrence: Winner of “Best American DJ” at the IDMA’s, Christopher Lawrence is recognized as one of the world's top DJs and producers. A dance music legend, he is recognized worldwide as the driving force behind the trance scene in America for over two decades. Described as “One of America's most influential DJs” by DJ Mag and “A trailblazer” by SPIN, Christopher is one of the most credible names in dance music whose outspoken support of the underground has earned him the respect of industry and fans alike. Always pushing boundaries, Christopher’s tough, tech and psy infused trance sets are a favorite on dance floors at the darkest downtown afterhours to main stage at the world’s biggest festivals. Christopher has racked up numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career taking out both DJ Times “America’s Best DJ” award and IDMA’s “Best American DJ”, plus a Top 10 position in DJ Mag's annual poll. He has graced the covers of countless magazines, newspapers and music websites worldwide. With a club touring schedule circling the globe, Christopher delivers his unique brand of dark mayhem to dance floors from Avalon Hollywood and Ministry of Sound to Home Sydney. He has hosted his own arena at Dance Valley, and played every major festival including Ultra, Coachella, EDC, Luminosity, Creamfields and Global Gathering to name a few. Christopher has also teamed up with trance legend John 00 Fleming under the moniker Fleming & Lawrence for a series of highly successful club dates in North America. Described as "A Highly Respected Producer" by Mixmag, Christopher’s discography includes two Billboard top ten artist albums All or Nothing and UnHooked. His name is a familiar sight in the Beatport Top 10 charts with massive singles such as Banshee, Unbroken, The Dark, Tremor, Faith in the Future, Dark on Fire and Beyond the Limit to name a few. Christopher’s original productions can also be found in film, TV and video games. Christopher’s imprint Pharmacy Music has exploded over the past few years, becoming a favorite of DJ tastemakers, dominating the Beatport charts with a thriving roster of cutting edge producers who continually push the boundaries and taking label tour dates internationally. You don’t stay in the business this long unless you consistently deliver. A dance music legend, Christopher Lawrence knows what it takes to rock a dance floor. Along with a legion of hardcore fans, his skills behind the decks and integrity in music has brought him to the attention of a new generation who are discovering the underground for the very first time.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 28 @ 9:00 AM
Grocery Delivery for the Elderly & Disabled
St. Dominic Church - Washington DC
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 28 @ 10:00 AM
DC Talks Music/FilmDocs/Media
Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts – DC Talks Music/FilmDocs/Media: Cross-Sector Dialogue in Today’s Digital Culture We live in a competitive entertainment marketplace where digital technology has fundamentally shifted the relationship between creator and audience. Lower production costs have fed an explosion of content, and new delivery platforms are redefining the creation of art and how it’s accessed by audiences. Across all disciplines, artists and arts advocates have felt the pressing need to assert agency over the structures that dictate audience development, compensation structures, access to capital, delivery platforms and the broader social impact of their work. These efforts to create sustainable cultural ecosystems often align with discussions about the role of government at the local, state and federal level. ? On October 28, Georgetown University’s Music Program -- in partnership with the Music Policy Forum, Listen Local First and 202Creates -- will bring together a wide array of stakeholders from across the US (musicians, documentary filmmakers, comedians, podcasters, researchers and government officials) to discuss what role the public sector is playing in the expanding digital culture landscape. The goal is to explore what the various arts communities and media might learn from each other, and to discover how like-minded creators can benefit from integrating strategies and networks. 10:00 Welcome and conference framework: Anna Celenza | Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music, Georgetown University Michael Bracy | Partner at Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano 10:15 - 10:35 Presentation One: NEA/IDA Documentary Report In August, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the International Documentary Association (IDA) partnered to release a new report that outlines key findings and recommendations to assist the documentary community in articulating tangible, actionable strategies and initiatives leading towards a sustainable and healthy ecosystem for professionals working in the field. During this presentation, learn how the conference theme on cross-sector dialogue in today’s digital culture intersects with current conversations in the documentary community. Jax Deluca | Media Arts Director, NEA Michael Bracy | Partner at Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano 10:45 - 11:05 Presentation Two: Denver Music Strategy On the heels of Denver’s cultural plan, IMAGINE 2020, Denver Arts & Venues released the Denver Music Strategy in 2017 – after over a decade of developing strong partnerships and research that provided a framework to advancing a citywide platform designed to advance Denver as a global music city. The strategy calls for collective leadership, leveraging resources, and channeling local and global influencers to help preserve our cultural music ecosystem and support positive social change. Lisa Gedgaudas | Program Administrator, Create Denver, Denver Arts & Venus Matthew Kowal | Denver Arts and Venues 11:15 - 12:15 Roundtable One: Fan Engagement We all know technology cuts many ways...for all the benefits of digital distribution and ability to reach audiences, we also face an unprecedentedly competitive entertainment marketplace. One key to career sustainability is curating a core fan base who are eager to follow the work in multiple formats and experiences - performances, albums, merchandise, subscription models, fan funding, etc. While not every model fits for every artist, we are seeing a maturation in the marketplace that seems to taking root. What can be learned from the commonalities and differences between different creative disciplines? Moderator: N’Jeri Eaton | Senior Manager for Program Acquisitions NPR Panelists: Anwan Glover | Backyard Band Jemma Rose Brown | Senior Producer, work x work; former Digital Media Producer, The Moth Sean Joyce | Comedy Underground Julie Keck | Education Director, Seed&Spark 12:15 - 12:45 Keynote interview Thao Nguyen | Artist/Musician Donald Young | Program Director, Center for Asian American Media Moderator: Bernie Cook | Georgetown University 12:45-1:30 Lunch (Free to all registered attendees) 1:30 - 2:00 Presentation Three: Podcasting Aaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick | Out of the Blocks Interviewed by Anna Celenza | Professor of Music, Georgetown University 2:00 - 2:45 Roundtable Two: Research Research Research Artists across disciplines are eager to assert agency over the future economic structures of their industries. To do this, however, it is critical to have an understanding of the economics of their industry today and the best possible sense of how the economics of their sector are evolving. The recent NEA/IDA report on the sustainability of the documentary field calls for establishment of a “research council” to help assess both quantitative and qualitative research needs - basically what do we already know, what do we need to know and who needs access to the information. Different disciplines have looked at this question in different ways - how can we learn from each other? Moderator: Rick Karr Panelists: Sunil Iyengar | Director, Office of Research and Analysis, NEA Don Pitts | President, Sound Music Cities (Austin, TX) Keri Hoffman | CEO, PRX Chris Naoum | Co-founder, Funk Parade 2:45 - 3:15 Presentation Four: Comedy Haywood Turnipseed Jr and Brandon Wetherbee 3:15 - 3:30 Break 3:30 - 4:00 Presentation Five: Civic Leadership Broccoli City 4:00 – 5:00 Roundtable Three: Public Sector Partnerships Everyone has a role to play in growing their creative ecosystem. Join us for a conversation that explores how partnerships between public, private, non-profit, and the creatives themselves are making a difference in the creative economy landscape. What are some models of success? What are the challenges? How can partners use their unique expertise to the advantage of the growth of the creative sector? Moderator: Maryann Lombardi | Chief Creative Economy Officer, DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment Panelists: Roger LaMay | General Manager, WXPN. Chairman of the Board NPR. Chairman, VuHaus Cynthia Lopez | Media strategist and former Commissioner of New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Gloria Nauden | City First Bank Foundation Markus Dowling | Journalist, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur LOHRFINK AUDITORIUM, RAFIK B. HARIRI BUILDING $10 GENERAL | LUNCH INCLUDED FREE FOR GU STUDENTS, FACULTY/STAFF
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM
Summer Time—Chinese Mixed Chorus
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center – A Chinese Mixed Chorus will present "Summer Time."
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 29 @ 4:00 PM
Men's Discernment Mass and Dinner
DC Vocations – Would you like to learn more about the priesthood? Young men (college-aged through 40s) are invited to a Discernment Mass and Dinner with Cardinal Wuerl. The evening will include Mass, dinner, and an opportunity for you to discuss the priesthood with priests, seminarians, and other young men. Mass will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl. Registration is required. Please register to attend at http://dcpriest.formstack.com/forms/mens_discernment_mass_and_dinner.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM
Music and Inspiration—Suitland Stake
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center – Music and Inspiration presented by the Suitland Stake.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 2 @ 2:00 PM
OLO: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How to Fix It
American Cultural Resources Association – Most CRM firms are frustrated by their sales results: win rates are low, too much is spent on proposals, sales staff (i.e. project managers) are frustrated, the cost of client acquisition is too high, and firm are working for the wrong types of clients. It doesn’t have to be this way! This webinar covers sales and marketing from a business perspective, characterizing and challenging the inefficient opportunistic marketing that is common in the CRM sector. Opportunistic sales and marketing is contrasted with a strategic approach that is more efficient and yields better results. You will learn marketing’s fundamental premise and how to implement this within your company’s sales and marketing systems. By moving from opportunistic to strategic marketing, you will be able to increase your firm’s win rate while simultaneously lowering your cost of winning work. ACRA’s expert provider, Dr. Christopher Dore, wants your heritage organization to be stronger and more sustainable so that you can make a bigger heritage impact! Christopher holds both a Ph.D. in anthropology and an M.B.A. in business administration. Over his 30-year career, he has held senior and executive positions for leading heritage and environmental firms. Like many, though, his start in the heritage industry was as a laboratory and field technician. Today Christopher is a consultant, analyst, and strategist for Heritage Business International, an L3C social enterprise venture with a mission to strengthen heritage organizations. He also holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Arizona and Simon Fraser University.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 2 @ 8:00 PM
Hank Levy Legacy Band
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club – Hank Levy Legacy Band Hank Levy was privileged to have his former students to continue to want to play his music. As a group, they began to meet and practice on what became a regular basis and formed a group. Over time, they would unofficially refer to themselves as the Hank Levy Alumni Band. Hank was always pleased when he had the opportunity to attend these rehearsals. He would offer advise and guidance, teach a bit here and there, and now and then, but was most honored when he could just sit back and enjoy his former students playing his music. There was no need for formal incorporations or agreements while Hank was alive. If there was a question concerning Hank’s music, one could just ask Hank. Unfortunately, Hank could not stay with us forever. But he lives on in the love we have for his music. The Alumni Band continued to meet, rehearse and periodically performed in concerts all in an effort of love to keep Hank’s music alive. Transition: Over the years since Hank has past, numerous administrative, personnel, copyright and financial questions have arisen and there was no formal or legal oversight of the copyright provisions that protect Hank Levy’s music and legacy. While many of the Legacy Band members are former students and friends of Hank’s, they were in no position to formally or legally resolve questions concerning Hank’s estate and music. Especially since Hank’s music has attracted some of the best jazz musicians in the mid-Atlantic region to join the band. Therefore, Hank Levy Jazz, LLC was created by Hank’s airs and estate representatives to protect Hank’s Legacy through the continued promotion of his music. Hank Levy Jazz, LLC is also positioned to legally resolve these administration, personnel, and logistic issues freeing the band to do what it does best, play Hank’s music. Since Hank’s music has attracted some of the best jazz musicians in the mid-Atlantic region to join the band, Hank Levy Jazz had decided to change the name of the band to the Hank Levy Legacy Band and officially incorporated the group under its LLC umbrella in 2008. The Hank Levy Legacy Band continues to meet on a regular basis under the direction of Bernie Robier, Band Manager and periodically performs at public venues. In 2014, Hank’s chart Whiplash was the featured music in the feature film of the same name promoted by Sony Classic Films and directed by Damien Chazelle which won three Academy Awards. You can find recordings from the Legacy Band version of Whiplash on iTunes and Amazon. The Hank Levy Legacy Band thanks you for attending this performance.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 3 - Nov 5 @ 11:00 AM
Houston Recovery Mission Trip
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia – Availability for this important mission is limited and time sensitive. If you are interested in donating your time and becoming a part of this ministry, donating money for the trip, or simply wish to know more, contact Elliott immediately at Elliott@stmtts.org. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria have reduced parts of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and many Caribbean islands to rubble. Like so many others, Saint Matthew's is compelled to heed Jesus' call to be a neighbor to those devastated by these disasters. Partnering with Group Missions, a Christian nonprofit, Saint Matthew's invites those who feel called and able to come with us to Houston on the weekend of November 3rd, 4th, and 5th to lend a hand to those who could most use our help. Ages 14 and up are invited to join us on this important mission. Saint Matthew's will pay the $175 per person Group Missions fee for all those who wish to attend. This fee includes housing for two nights in a local church/school, meals all of Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, organized worship and devotionals, and prearranged construction projects and necessary tools. All missionaries for this trip will need to cover their own transportation costs to Houston and back. Elliott is organizing the group transportation this next week, and will soon have an estimate of anticipated travel costs per person. Want to learn more? Contact Elliott TODAY at Elliott@stmtts.org
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 3 @ 7:00 PM
Men's Game Night!
Catholic Student Center - Home of Catholic Terps – Join the Men's Fellowship Committee at the CSC Friday November 3rd for a night of video games, card games, food followed by a bonfire!