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The Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic officially accepted the applications of Christ Church Between the Rivers, Yorktown and Church of the Messiah, Chesapeake, and welcomed them as two new members of the diocese.
In 2006, the DC Government determined that a shelter for the homeless was the best use for the historic Gales School at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW. The city was concerned about not only renovating the decrepit structure but also providing services for the community. After failing to sell the facility, the District requested proposals for a long term lease. Out of three applicants, the proposal submitted by Central Union Mission (where St. Brendan’s in the City worships) was selected. Following a lengthy lease negotiation, this July, the District Council agreed to release the property from government use and to allow the Mission to lease it for 40 years with a subsequent 25-year extension available.
On Saturday, September 17, parishioners of All Saints’ Church walked the nearly 5 mile stretch from their former church building on Saratoga Lane to the new church on Gideon Drive. The march began with prayer and praise as children and adults left the old parking lot, too small to handle the Sunday morning traffic, and ended with laughter, clapping, and cheering upon entering the new parking lot, large enough to hold more than double the capacity of the new building. Once at the new building, a few hundred parishioners gathered to celebrate the completion of the 10 year building project with the annual church picnic and tours of the new facility.
Ten years ago, Church of the Holy Spirit had its first meeting in the Nixons’ living room. At that time, the church had no name, no place, and no money, but we did have a vision from God. Nov. 22, CHS will celebrate its new space at 908 Trailview Blvd., Suite 200, Leesburg , VA 20175. And on Jan. 6, during the dedication of the space, they will pray these words: “Lord Jesus, make this a temple of your presence and a house of prayer … May it be here, Lord Christ, that we are made one with you and with one another, so that our lives are sustained and sanctified for your service.”
God has made us stewards of this wonderful instrument to do His will. We ask for your prayers as we attempt to follow the path upon which the Holy Spirit is leading us.