Community Calendar

Upcoming LGBT social events around DC, MD & VA

Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1425 K Street, NW; Suite 350; Washington, D.C., 20005. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Adventuring
Adventuring outdoors group heralds the return of the sun with annual Winter Solstice Poetry Hike on Sugarloaf Mountain near Frederick, Md. Moderate circuit hike is 7 miles long with 1700 feet of elevation gain. Bring beverages, lunch, winter-worthy boots, and a few dollars for fees. Carpool at 10 a.m. from Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. Craig, 202-462-0535. adventuring.org.
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church
LGBT-inclusive All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church celebrates Low Mass at 8:30 a.m., High Mass at 11 a.m. 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-232-4244, allsoulsdc.org.
Bethel Church-DC
Bethel Church-DC progressive and radically inclusive church holds services at 11:30 a.m. 2217 Minnesota Ave. SE. 202-248-1895, betheldc.org.
DC Aquatics Club
DC Aquatics Club (DCAC) practice session at Hains Point, 972 Ohio Dr., SW. 9:30-11 a.m. Visit swimdcac.org.
Dignity Washington
Dignity Washington offers Roman Catholic Mass for the LGBT community. 6 p.m., St. Margaret's Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW. All welcome. Sign interpreted. For more info, visit dignitywashington.org.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
First Congregational United Church of Christ welcomes all to 10:30 a.m. service, 945 G St. NW. firstuccdc.org or 202-628-4317.
Friends Meeting of Washington
Friends Meeting of Washington meets for worship, 10:30 a.m., 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Quaker House Living Room (next to Meeting House on Decatur Place), 2nd floor. Special welcome to lesbians and gays. Handicapped accessible from Phelps Place gate. Hearing assistance. quakersdc.org.
Hope United Church of Christ
Hope United Church of Christ welcomes GLBT community for worship. 10:30 a.m., 6130 Old Telegraph Road, Alexandria. hopeucc.org.
Institute for Spiritual Development
Institute for Spiritual Development, God-centered new age church & learning center. Sunday Services and Workshops event. 5419 Sherier Place NW. isd-dc.org.
Lincoln Congregational Temple – United Church of Christ
Join Lincoln Congregational Temple – United Church of Christ for an inclusive, loving and progressive faith community every Sunday. 11 a.m. 1701 11th Street NW, near R in Shaw/Logan neighborhood. lincolntemple.org.
Lutheran Church of Reformation
Lutheran Church of Reformation invites all to Sunday worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Childcare is available at both services. Welcoming LGBT people for 25 years. 212 East Capitol St. NE. reformationdc.org.
Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia
Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia services at 11 a.m., led by Rev. Onetta Brooks. Children's Sunday School, 11 a.m. 10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax. 703-691-0930, mccnova.com.
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC services at 9 a.m. (ASL interpreted) and 11 a.m. Children's Sunday School at 11 a.m. 474 Ridge St. NW. 202-638-7373, mccdc.com.
National City Christian Church
National City Christian Church, inclusive church with GLBT fellowship, offers gospel worship, 8:30 a.m., and traditional worship, 11 a.m. 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323, nationalcitycc.org.
Riverside Baptist Church
Riverside Baptist Church, a Christ-centered, interracial, welcoming-and-affirming church, offers service at 10 a.m. 680 I St. SW. 202-554-4330, riverside-dc.org.
St. Stephen and the Incarnation,
St. Stephen and the Incarnation, an ''interracial, multi-ethnic Christian Community'' offers services in English, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and in Spanish at 5:15 p.m. 1525 Newton St. NW. 202-232-0900, saintstephensdc.org.
Unitarian Church of Arlington
Unitarian Church of Arlington, an LGBTQ welcoming-and-affirming congregation, offers services at 10 a.m. Virginia Rainbow UU Ministry. 4444 Arlington Blvd. uucava.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring invites LGBTQ families and individuals of all creeds and cultures to join the church. Services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 10309 New Hampshire Ave. uucss.org.
Universalist National Memorial Church
Universalist National Memorial Church, a welcoming and inclusive church. GLBT Interweave social/service group meets monthly. Services at 11 a.m., Romanesque sanctuary. 1810 16th St. NW. 202-387-3411, universalist.org.

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