Entries by Cain Mary Ellen

A Message from Mark

For the last couple of months, I’ve been struggling to learn a dense and challenging piece of organ music. Every bar brings new questions. What fingers to use here, what rubato there, what expression to bring out the meaning of the underlying program of the piece? I want a guide, a teacher who can give […]

Galatians Bible Study, Chapter Two

If Chapter One’s controversy centered on circumcision, then this week focused on table fellowship. Paul makes the compelling argument for one table for all. He calls out Peter for having changed practices – once dining with Gentiles but now trying to avoid them all together. Peter has been pressured by those “false brothers” we met […]

Town Hall on General Assembly Actions: September 21 at 9:30 a.m.

GPC TOWN HALL: What the PCUSA General Assembly did, and what it means to us The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA took action in June to allow same-sex marriage, divest from U.S. companies in Israel-occupied territories, add the new Belhar Confession and more.  The GPC Adult Ministries Committee will host a town hall-style discussion […]

GPC Community Town Hall: Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Religion in the Public Square: A conversation about how religion affects politics and how politics affects religion.  Visit Full Event Page Please join us for the second annual GPC Community Town Hall. We’ll hear from two White House veterans about the role of religion in their lives and in their administrations, and about how religion […]

New Associate Pastor for Mission

GPC’s new Associate Pastor for Mission is Christopher Michael Chatelaine-Samsen of Washington, DC. His first Sunday with us will be June 22. To find out more about him and what his work will involve at GPC, click here. During the week, he will be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mark your calendars: Chris’ […]