Men of Westminster

Second Friday Breakfast

The Men of Westminster holds a breakfast meeting the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:00 to 8:15 AM in Fellowship Hall, with a skilled speaker and discussion facilitator to stimulate thought on how God is working in our lives. Men, don’t miss the fellowship and discussions! Full breakfast provided (donations accepted). Contact Dudley Schadeberg with questions and reservations.

Construction at the Architect of the Capitol
With Christopher Miles, PE
November 10

When you think about the United States Capitol Building, your thoughts probably turn to the Congressmen and Senators and the legislation that results from their deliberations. Have you ever wondered about the structure itself, the Senate and House Office Buildings, and the Capitol grounds that provide the environment for the Members of Congress, their staffs, and the many visitors to Capitol Hill to function and enjoy the surroundings?

Chris Miles is Assistant Director of the Construction Division in the office of the Architect of the Capitol. He will give us short history of the Capitol buildings and grounds, and a glimpse of the construction and improvements currently underway to maintain this important national resource. His presentation will include numerous descriptions and pictures of ongoing projects.

Chris worked as a Project Engineer at the Library of Congress for the Architect of the Capitol from 2002 to 2015. Prior to that, he worked on construction projects at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Indian Head, Maryland. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit, and has been a Licensed Professional Engineer since 1996.

Chris grew up in Traverse City, Michigan, and moved to the East Coast in 1987. He and his wife Laura are members of Westminster. They have two daughters.

Men’s Retreat

The Men of Westminster take an annual retreat in February to the Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center in Comus, Maryland. In 2017, we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation led by the Rev. James F. Cubie, who has served with the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington since 2011 as a member of the Company of Teachers.

2018 Retreat: Reformational Reckoning with the End
with Jon D. Wood, George Washington University
February 2-4, 2918 at Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center

Christians assert that Jesus reveals the sense of all creation. He is the decisive point – the beginning, and crucially, the end. Protestantism became a movement at all only because Reformers set an urgent agenda to extol Jesus’ decisiveness from amidst the heaps of trailing phrases and outrageous failings. Does any of this sound relevant five hundred years later? Jon will explore with us some of the ways in which the Reformed tradition provides a rich legacy of engaging the world with an urgent conviction that Jesus alone is the point, the period, the exclamation of a redemptive story.

We are fortunate to have Jon D. Wood as our leader. He has served with the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington since 2013 as a member of the Company of Teachers, lecturing and leading seminars on religious topics. He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and also holds a Ph.D. in Church History from Princeton. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University, where he teaches the history of Christianity and world religions.

It is not too soon to mark your calendar to reserve this weekend. The retreat will again take place at the popular Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center, located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain near Comus, Maryland. Sign up by downloading the registration form below and returning it to Dudley Schadeberg.

Registration Form