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Welcome to the web site of the Universalist National Memorial Church, "a liberal Christian church in the heart of the city." We hope to answer your questions, spark your curiosity, and encourage you to visit with us in person.

Our church building is at 16th and "S" Streets, NW, where the Washington, DC neigborhoods of Dupont Circle and Logan Circle meet. Sunday worship starts at 11 a.m.

Vitality Workshops – All Come!!

cluuc.0413aMark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, when everyone in the congregation is encouraged to attend a series of vitality workshops with the Rev. Evan Keely that will help all UNMC members and friends prepare for a new era in our ministry.

Lunch will be provided both days. Child care will be available, if requested.

Please let the Search Committee know by Easter (4/20) whether you will be attending the 4/26-27 workshops and, if so, whether you will need child care. The Search Committee also asks that you keep those comments, emails, letters, and prayers coming!

Here's the schedule for the vitality weekend:

Sat 4/26  
10 am-Noon Workshop 1
Noon-1 pm Lunch
1 pm-3 pm Workshop 2
Sun 4/27  
11 am-Noon Worship service, Rev. Keely preaching
Noon-1 pm Lunch
1 pm-3 pm Workshop 3

Posted by Sue Mosher at 9 Apr 2014 04:31 PM

A Joyful Path!

Very exciting news! After a long hiatus, religious education has started again at UNMC with this great curriculum from The class for kids 6-8 is meeting once a month. Perhaps you know a family who would like to introduce the idea of spiritual life to their children in an inclusive, non-dogmatic way that honors the teachings and path of Jesus?

Upcoming topics:

April 27 - "A Teacher of the Way" - Who was Jesus?
May 18 - "The Stories of Our Tradition" - The Bible and how we use it
June 22 - "A Pocket Full of Coins" - Discovering divine energy

Posted by Sue Mosher at 30 Mar 2014 06:48 PM

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April Worship & Activities

Sunday, April 6 - 5th Sunday in Lent
11 a.m. worship - "Don't Give Up - Do Not Ever Give Up", Shawn Logue preaching

12:30 p.m. - Lay worship & hospitality leaders meeting

Sunday, April 13 - Palm Sunday
11 a.m. worship, with palms - "A Procession of Outcasts", Deacon Perry King preaching

12:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. - Communion and bring-a-dish meal

Friday, April 18 - Good Friday
Noon - Meditation

Saturday, April 19
2:30 p.m. Prepare a meal for the men of Leland Place and share it with them. Leland Place, a halfway house for men in recovery from homelessness and addiction, is a service of So Others Might Eat (SOME). RSVP to Dave Skidmore at

Sunday, April 20 - Easter
11 a.m. worship - "Resurrection Story", Rev. Dr. Jim Morgan will preach at our celebration!

Saturday, April 26
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Congregational workshop with Rev. Evan Keely to help all UNMC members and friends prepare for a new ministry! Lunch included; childcare available by pre-arrangement. Please RSVP by Easter.

Sunday, April 27
11 a.m. worship - Guest preacher Rev. Evan Keely.

11 a.m. religious education for ages 6-8 - a new program! "A Teacher of the Way" - Who was Jesus?

1 p.m. - Congregational workshop with Rev. Keely, continuing from Saturday. Lunch will be provided before the workshop


Sunday, May 18
12:30 p.m. - Annual congregational meeting

"A Joyful Path" (religious education for ages 6-8) schedule:
May 18 - "The Stories of Our Tradition" - The Bible and how we use it
June 22 - "A Pocket Full of Coins" - Discovering divine energy

Posted by Sue Mosher at 30 Mar 2014 07:18 PM

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