2017 Capital Area Prayer Calendar


Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.

~ Romans 8:26

If you would like to be added to the prayers of the Region, please e-mail the Regional Minister, Rev. Allen V. Harris, at AHarris@cccadisciples.org


You are invited to participate in the Capital Area Prayer Calendar by offering a prayer each day for the listed congregation, institution, or event during the week listed.  Please pray for their pastor/executive director, lay leaders, and the community(ies) they serve.  Pray also for the missionaries serving the world through our Global Ministries.  For weekly prayers, go online to: http://www.globalministries.org/weekly_prayers *Note: the Capital Area has a special relationship with two missionary sites: China and Colombia*


January 1-7                 First Christian Church of Edgemere, Baltimore, MD

                                    Phyllis Byrd - Kenya

January 8-14               English Consul Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Karen Campbell-Nelson - Indonesia

January 15-21             First Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Sarah Williams - India

January 22-28             Lansdowne Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Will O’Brien - Egypt             

January 29-Feb.4        Mount Olivet Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Erik and Kim Free - Mozambique


February 5-11             Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins and the General Ministry Units of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ)

                                    Stewart Barker - Swaziland

February 12-18           Randall Street Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Cara McKinney - Ecuador

February 19-25           Whosoever Will Christian Church, Beltsville, MD

                                    Toni Reynolds – Dominican Republic

February 26-March 4First Christian Church, Boonsboro, MD

                                    Kristin Wolf - Thailand


March 5-11                 United Christian Church, Lexington Park, MD

                                    Don Westra - Honduras

March 12-18               North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD

                                    Kahala Cannon – South Korea

March 19-25               Hyattstown Christian Church, Hyattstown, MD

                                    Teresa Henry - India

March 26-April 1        Columbia United Christian Church, Columbia, MD

                                    Monica Liddle – East Timor


April 2-8                     Bethany Christian Church, Fort Washington, MD

                                    Nia Sullivan – South Africa

April 9-15                   New Church starts+, Congregations discerning affiliation*, and Church planters across the Disciples Of Christ

                                    Loren McGrail – Israel/Palestine

April 16-22                 National City Christian Church & itsHispanic Ministry,  Washington, DC

                                    Jeff Mensendiek - Japan

April 23-29                 Camp Mary Mac, Sharpsburg, MD, On the 50th Anniversary of Camp Mary Mac, for all the campers, counselors, directors, and staff throughout the years!

                                    Magyolene Rodriguez - Nicaragua

April 30-May6            Henson Valley Christian Church, Fort Washington, MD

                                    Mark Behle - Lesotho



May 7-13                    Beaver Creek Christian Church, Hagerstown, MD

                                    Amelia Casillas and Pedro Carlo Muñiz - Paraguay

May 14-20                  First Christian Church, Hagerstown, MD

                                    Kearstin Bailey - Hungary

May 21-27                  Christian Church Conference Center, Bethany Beach, MD, For the campers, program, and staff

                                  John Campbell-Nelson - Indonesia

May 28-June 3          University Christian Church, Hyattsville, MD

                                    * Judy Chan – Hong Kong *                 


June 4-10                    Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Rev. Sharon Stanley Rae, Executive Director

                                   Democratic Republic of Congo

June 11-17                  Rockville Christian Church, Rockville, MD

                                    Maryjane Westra - Honduras

June 18-24                  Bethel Christian Church DC, Washington, DC

                                    Bethany Waggoner - Lebanon

June 25-July 1             +Iglesia Libres Por Jesucristo/Cristiana de la Vida Abundante, Mt Rainier, MD.  [And for the General Synod of the United Church Of Christ, meeting in Baltimore, MD]

                                    Lindley Kinerk – Sri Lanka


July 2-8                       Heritage Christian Church, Silver Spring, MD [And for the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) meeting in Indianapolis, IN]

                                    Jeanette Salley - Nicaragua

July 9-15                     Disciples Center For Public Witness, Rev. Ken Brooker Langston, Executive Director

                                    Eleazar Fernandez - Philippines

July 16-22                   Pilgrimage Christian Church, Suitland, MD

                                    Jerri Handy - Mexico

July 23-29                   Downsville Christian Church, Williamsport, MD

                                    Scott Couper – South Africa

July 30-August 5        Good Samaritan Christian Church, Baltimore, MD

                                    Nikotemo Tapeko - Fiji


August 6-12                Fort Washington Christian Church, Fort Washington, MD

                                    Martha Mensendiek - Japan

July 13-19                   Ecumenical Poverty Initiative,

                                    Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Executive Director

                                    Olga Yan-Pardo - Ecuador

July 20-26                   Bethany Beach Christian Church, Bethany Beach, DE

                                    Ricardo Mayol - Guatemala

July 27-September 2   First Christian Church, Alexandria, VA

                                    Leah Dewey - Thailand


September 3-9            Rockville Nursing Home, Rockville, MD

                                    Scott Nicholson - Mexico

September 10-16        Wilson Blvd Christian Church, Arlington, VA

                                    Nancy Lott Henry - India

September 17-23         Fairfax Christian Church, Fairfax, VA

                                    Victor and Sara Makari – Israel/Palestine

September 24-30        First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA

                                    Susan Valiquette – South Africa


October 1-7                 Garfield Memorial Christian Church, McLean, VA

                                    Tom Liddle – East Timor

October 8-14               United Christian Parish, Reston, VA

                                    Linda James – Democratic Republic of Congo

October 15-21             Springfield Christian Church, Springfield, VA

                                    Bosela Eale – Democratic Republic of Congo

October 22-28             Second Washington Chapel Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, Hyattsville, MD

                                    Jeff Wright – Israel/Palestine

October 29-Nov. 4      Retired clergypersons, those clergy who serve non-congregational settings, seminarians and persons under care by the Commission on the Ministry.

                                    Andy Jepson – Sri Lanka


November 5-11           Winchester Avenue Christian Church, Martinsburg, WV

                                    Phyllis Byrd - Kenya

November 12-18         Bethany House Senior Housing, Rockville, MD

                                    Nishan Bakalian - Lebanon

November 19-25         Haitian Pentecostal Church, Salisbury, MD

                                    Anne Gregory – Thailand

November 26-Dec.1   Shepherd Park Christian Church, Washington, DC

                                    Anil Henry - India


December 3-9            Twelfth Street Christian Church, Washington, DC

                                    Bruce Van Voorhis – Hong Kong

December 10-16         Michigan Park Christian Church, Washington, DC

                                    Brigitte Eale - Kenya

December 17-23         Aspen Hill Christian Church, Aspen Hill, MD

                                    * Michael Joseph – Colombia *

December 24-30         Christian Temple, Baltimore, MD

                                    Elena Huegel – Mexico

December 31-Jan.6     Allen V. Harris, Regional Minister,

                                    Deirdre Harris-George, Executive Assistant, and your

                                    Regional Board and volunteers.

                                    Maria Bakalian - Lebanon