Baptism is an intensely important symbolic spiritual moment that involves your heart, mind, soul, and body.
Deeply rooted in Christian history and scripture, baptism is an opportunity to mark your spiritual journey, go public with your faith, and follow the example of Jesus. “Baptism” literally means to immerse under water, and that’s what happens. After you attend a short class, talk and pray with your campus pastor, you’re ready. You go under the water to identify with Christ’s death and burial, and you come out of the water to identify with Christ’s resurrection—and to symbolize your new life! Learn more about baptism here.
NCC-Lincoln will be moving outside Sunday, July 23 for worship, baptisms, and a picnic lunch. We'll meet up at Meridian Hill Park instead of Lincoln Theatre. Dress in cool clothes and bring plenty of sun screen!
Bring your own picnic, chairs, blankets, and frisbees for a day of summer fun with your NCC-Lincoln family.
The Way Home Campaign hosts Time Out of Mind on Thursday, July 13th at Miracle Theatre at 6:30pm. The Way Home is campaign working to end chronic homelessness in DC.
Foodhini is hosting a Pop Style Family Dinner on Thursday, July 20th at 6:30pm at The Farm 55 M St SW. Foodhini employs local refugees and immigrants as chefs.
The Washington Interfaith Network City-wide Action on Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30pm at First Rock Baptist Church, 4630 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC. WIN organizers local DC residents to fight for justice in DC.
Love 146 hosts Fight for Freedom an awareness and fundraising event on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm in Arlington, VA (sponsored in part by A1:8). Love146 is working to end Human Trafficking.
Kids, come and bring a friend or two for Sunday Funday! This is a special Sunday where we focus on just having fun! All Crosswalk Kids will participate in this awesome event at each of our NCC locations with LUAU-themed fun games and prizes.
Every week this August, students can hang out with and learn from NCC creatives and other leaders. This is a great way for young people to explore the intersections between creativity and faith. For details, contact Pastor Steffen.
Crosswalk Kids is collecting new school supplies for kids at our partner organizations. Bring them to any Crosswalk Kids check-in table at any NCC location Sunday, August 13
Would you consider donating some of the following items? Thanks for joining with NCC to make a difference in our neighborhoods!
Here's where supplies collected by each campus are going:
Ballston Campus: Carlin Springs Elementary School - This school's mission is to develop creative literate thinkers who will become contributing members of their community. They serve students from over 35 different countries creating a climate that promotes cultural awareness and gives students an advantage in participating in a increasingly pluralistic society.
Echostage Campus: The Children's Guild DC - This charter school, located just behind our Echostage location, is a nonprofit, child-serving organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with trauma disorders, who have been traumatized by life experiences or who have autism spectrum disorder and/or multiple disabilities. The majority of the students are below the poverty line and will be blessed to receive anything our NCC family can donate!
Gainesville Campus: Pinnacle Academy - a private school in the Oakton area. This year the school sponsored many Turkish families seeking refuge in our area. The children and their families left everything behind to escape persecution from their government. Let's help them feel welcome and get their new school year off to a great start.
Kingstowne Campus: Koinonia Foundation - The Koinonia Foundations a faith-based organization, called to support adults and children in the Franconia/Kingstowne area by providing food, clothing, learning and emergency financial assistance to qualified clients.
Potomac Yard Campus:
Casa Chirilagua is a faith-based Christian, non-profit in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. Over 100 weekly volunteers serve more than 80 children and their families,
Community Lodgings opens the doors of opportunity for families experiencing homelessness and other adverse situations with affordable housing, services and education.
Cora Kelly Elementary School for Math, Science and Technology and TC Williams High School are our local adopted schools, part of the Alexandria Public School system.
Seeking veterans and active-duty members of the military!
NCC's Celebrate Recovery program is launching a "Welcome Home" initiative to reach out to veterans and active-duty members of the military who could benefit from the program. Toward that end, we are seeking veterans and active-duty military to join the CR team and spearhead the effort. Join us at 7pm on Monday, August 14th at NCC's 7th street offices (530 7th street SE) to learn more!
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step program for people dealing with all manner of hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This includes issues such as anger, anxiety, codependency, depression, sexual integrity, chemical dependency, gambling addiction, adult children of family dysfunction, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, financial struggles, and more. Specific to the military, this can also include combat-related post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, and spouse & family transition issues.
Join us on the 14th to learn more about this incredible opportunity to provide support and encouragement to your fellow veterans and active-duty members of the military. Contact Ryan Zempel at email@example.com if you have any questions!
-How do I recognize trauma? -How can I best care for a person who has experienced trauma? -How can I know when and where to refer someone to a professional?
Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding. But trauma survivors can sometimes be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers who are not informed about proper care. This training will teach you about the impact of trauma on co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step for anyone who cares for others in any capacity. We recommend it for everyone who participates in ministry or mission at NCC.
7-9pm Monday, August 21 At Miracle Theatre on Barracks Row
We'll praying for the next generation, for teachers, administrators, and parents. Students, come and get prayed for as a new school year begins. Over 400 people have been joining us for these powerful prayer gatherings! Join us! Come and get prayed for, then join us for worship and guided prayer. Intimate, acoustic setting.
St. Jerome called the Holy Land "the fifth Gospel." We will take a four-dimensional approach to Biblical study by focusing on it through historical, geographical, cultural, and spiritual lenses. By studying the Bible onsite with insight, we are able to re-enter our contemporary world better equipped to determine what it means for us today. We will dive into the story of Abraham in Beersheba, join the Exodus in the Wilderness of Zin, gaze on the battlefield of David and Goliath at the Valley of Elah, and walk with Jesus from Bethlehem to Nazareth to Galilee to Jerusalem.
September 1-11, 2017. Led by Pastor Heather Zempel and Pastor Dave Schmidgall. Stay tuned for details. Interested? Email Jodi to be put on the list for updates.
Do you have a passion for inner healing? Do you want to see people walk in emotional health and freedom? Consider becoming a Sozo Prayer Minister. The Sozo ministry is a unique inner healing ministry that gets to the root of issues hindering a personal connection with Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. With a healed connection, a person can hear God’s voice more clearly and walk in freedom. Sozo is simple, fast, Spirit-led and effective. It is not counseling but a time of interacting with Father, Son and Holy Spirit with the help of the Sozo team walking a person through a process of freedom and wholeness. Register Now Sozo Inner Healing Prayer Training $60 Saturday, September 16, 9 am - 5 pm with Dr. Margaret Nagib. Lunch will be provided.