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.

Friday, December 14
C-SPAN’s Washington Journal with John McArdle

With so much of today’s media focused on talking at the American public, it’s becoming harder and harder to find an outlet that allows the public to have a voice in the discussion. But for nearly 40 years C-SPAN has made it a priority to let viewers drive the conversation. During the 2018 election cycle, and the previous two election cycles, John McArdle has had a front row seat on that process as a producer and host of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, the network’s daily call-in program. John will discuss how C-SPAN works to create a forum that allows the public to engage with Members of Congress, leading journalists, and policymakers about news events, legislation, and public policy issues.

Along with his on-air production work for the Washington Journal, John hosts C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program and C-SPAN3’s American History TV. Before joining C-SPAN, he spent three years covering environmental and energy policy issues as a reporter for Greeenwire. John began his journalism career at Roll Call Newspaper. As a reporter for Roll Call’s politics teams, John covered House and Senate races during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles; as a staff writer, he covered Capitol Hill with a focus on the Capitol Police, the Library of Congress, and the legislative branch appropriations process.

John is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds BA degrees in History and Media Studies. Born and raised in Darnestown, Maryland, he has served as a national board member of One in Four, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape and sexual assault, with a focus on college campuses. John and his wife Laura joined Westminster in 2014.They have two children, David and Lucy.  

Men’s Retreat 2019

February 1-3, 2019 at Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center
Dr. Bruce Douglass, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington

We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Bruce Douglass, the Director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, as our retreat leader. He is a noted authority on John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation, and on how reformed theology subsequently influenced the development of modern Europe and the creation of a new constitutional republic in the New World that we know of as the United States of America. Bruce is well known to many in our church, having presented a number of lecture series at our Sunday morning adult education classes relating to reformed religion and its influence on theological, cultural, and social issues in contemporary American society. 

Bruce Douglass retired earlier this year from his post as Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where he taught political and social theory. A graduate of Yale (Master of Divinity) and Duke Universities (Master and Ph.D. in political science), he chaired the Department of Government and also served as Dean of the Faculty of Georgetown College.  His publications include several edited volumes, such as One Nation Under God, Catholicism and Liberalism, and Liberalism and the Good. His essays have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals as well as such popular publications as The Responsive Community, The Christian Century, Commonweal, Christianity and Crisis, and the New Oxford Review.

Those men who have attended previous retreats know how enjoyable and rewarding the program, food, and fellowship have been.  Men who have never before attended a retreat should consider attending this one. Sign up will begin the first Sunday in November in Fellowship Hall.

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