In addition to requested seminars and trainings, Church and Society periodically hosts events for the general public to attend. Any upcoming events are below.

Weekly chapel

Chapel services coordinated by Church and Society are held on Wednesdays at 12:10 pm. The style and length of service varies with the seasons. All are welcome to attend. For more information about upcoming services, visit our chapel page.

Rally to End Racism

April 3-5, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, join the National Council of Churches and people of faith on the National Mall as we commit to finishing the work of dismantling racism in: criminal justice, education, jobs, health care, voting, environmental justice and more.

For more information and to register, click here.

Gun Violence Family and Survivor Retreat

April 11-12, 2018

This retreat is for survivors of gun violence and their families from United Methodist churches in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. The time will include sharing stories as survivors impacted by gun violence, hearing from speakers, participating in healing art projects, and envisioning our work together as we make concrete change toward violence-free communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to advocate with members of Congress and their staff.

For more information, click here.

Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference

October 25-27, 2018

The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee is sponsoring a national HIV and AIDS conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, and welcomes everyone. Participants will learn to save lives by reducing stigma and increase awareness about HIV and AIDS and will be equipped for action and advocacy. Keynote speakers include: Ambassador Deborah Birx (US Department of State), Hydeia Broadbent (youth AIDS Activist), Dr. NM Samuel (Director of Concern for AIDS Research and Education [C.A.R.E.] in India and past president of the AIDS Society for Asia and the Pacific), United Methodist Bishops Tracy Smith Malone and Julius Trimble, and many more. Inspiring worship, Bible study and networking/story telling opportunities will be throughout the conference along with eighteen dynamic workshops. Scholarships are available. For more information and registration, click here.