The Journey Home

Christian Formation 2022-2023
Sundays at 9:45 AM in Haverkamp Room & Online

Our pandemic separation from one another finds us in our current state of exile – and causes us to begin again by creating something new. The Journey Home is not merely a return to something familiar and how it all “once was” - it will allow us to familiarize ourselves again with the beloved community, the marking of sacred time, and the joy of serving the world in God’s name. The Journey Home reminds us that God is still speaking to us, and it is our call to delight in it.

You are invited to attend in-person in Haverkamp Room or online via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 867 2608 5597 | Passcode: formation | Join by telephone: 301-715-8592 


Miss a class? Most of our sessions are being recorded! You may watch the recordings on our YouTube playlist below.

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Spring 2023

February 26 - March 26: Lenten Series on Health, Well-Being, and Faith

Step back from the struggles in our community and lives to focus on how we as people of faith can take care of ourselves and each other. Together, we will explore mental and physical health through stress management, sleep, nature, food, and scripture. 

February 26: "Our Types and Struggles" 
Katherine Touhey will present the Enneagram and how it can help us understand our struggles. (Don't know your Enneagram type? Take a test before the session to get an idea of your type by clicking here. However, please know an online test can help you narrow down your type, but you can only truly determine your type through study and self-inquiry.)

March 5: "Covenant of Care"
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Pastor Jacob will name places in Scripture that highlight the intersection of nature and rest before leading a discussion that explores these implications for life in the DMV.

March 12: "Rest as Resistance"
Director of Adult Formation Rebekah Motley will present a counterargument to the Protestant Work Ethic social theory and advocate that a true Reformed theological understanding of our relationship with God involves resting.

March 19: "Psalms by Heart"
Pastor Patrick will introduce the gift of memorizing Scripture as a way to elevate the words beyond mere text and into the realm of prayer.

March 26: "The Healing Powers of Food"
Kay Sidahmed is a clinical herbalist and agricultural scientist. She will discuss the power of food as medicine and the impact our food choices have on our physical and mental health, the health of our communities, and the health of the planet.

Sunday Morning Adult Christian Formation not be held on April 2 or 9.

April 23: with Rev. Colleen Earp

Rev. Earp is the Program Director at Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center.

April 30 - May 14: with Dr. Hannah Matis

Dr. Matis is Associate Professor of Church History at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Previous classes

September 18: with Isaac Makos, of Mount Vernon

September 25-October 23: Theologians, Scholars, Faith Inspirers

October 30-November 13: "Who Wrote the Bible" with Dr. Martien Halvorson-Taylor

November 20: "Enneagram and the Journey Home" with Katherine Touhey

November 27-December 11: Advent Series

January 8: "Old New(s): The Parable of the Wineskins" with Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt

January 15-29: "The Babylonian Exile: Catastrophe and Creation" with Dr. John Barclay Burns, George Mason University

February 5-19: with Muoki Musau, a member of the Oblinger and Tsang Negotiation Tribe Alumni, and a George Mason University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary graduate