Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Hughes Memorial UMC Blog

Church Calendar

This Week @ Hughes  

  • Sunday, November 27th (11am-Noon), Preacher - Rev. Dr. Paul Johnson, Lead Pastor ("A New Generation!"); Joshua 1:1-9; Baptism and New Member Installation
  • Saturday, November 26th - No Food Pantry (in the Parking Lot)
  • Tuesday, November 29th (Noon- 1pm) Free Community Meals
  • Wednesdays, November 30th - December 21st (7pm-8pm)-Cluster 20019+ Kickoff for Advent Bible Study. "Living Well Through Advent"  - Advent Zoom Link;  Meeting ID 993 2921 3084; Passcode: 220971

Mark Your Calendars

  • Friday, November 25th - US National Native American Heritage Day.  American Indians are accorded special honor on this day, and their rich cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and heritage are celebrated.

  • Thursday, December 8th (Noon - 2 pm) - Senior Fellowship, Christmas Program

  • Saturday, December 10th (Noon - 2pm) - Hughes Memorial Hosting - 20019+ Cluster: "A Taste of Christmas!" Bring your favorite holiday culinary delights to share and join us for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fun. For questions, contact Shirley Day at (301) 568-6168 or Janice Gaskins at (202) 251-0472.

Community Events

  • TBA

Community Resources

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (CDC) (⮘⮘click )

Although the CDC designated the last week of October "lead
poison prevention week", lead poisoning is an ongoing concern.
Lead poisoning often affects younger children and can
harm your
child's brain, causing lifelong learning and behavior problems. Lead
dust in the home is often caused by chipping, peeling, flaking, or
deteriorating lead-based paint.

ACP allows millions of American families to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/month (or $75/month on Tribal lands). ACP also provides up to a $100 discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider.

For eligibility, contact the ACP, (Affordable Connectivity Program), FCC (Federal Communication Commission), or call 877.384.2575 (9am-9pm).

DCPS Early Stages Program (⮘⮘click)

We are delighted to share that Hughes United Memorial Methodist Church will be partnering with the DCPS Early Stages Program to provide educational programs for youth as well as parenting workshops for concerned parents. More information on this program will be forthcoming. Our contact is Ms. LaShawn Richardson 202.264.0410; email; website -

Federal Out-of-School Programs - Youth Earn and Learn Program

The Youth Earn and Learn Program (YEALP) is designed to serve youth who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor force. Requirements: age 16 to 24; DC Resident; Out of School; Out of Work; Eligible to work in the US.

Please contact the Federal Out-of-School Program via email at for additional information and the next intake session.

Need Child Care - Call the National Children's Center- Child Care Early Interventions

The National Children's Center (NCC) is located at 3400 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032. NCC is accepting children 8 weeks to 5 years old; accepting vouchers; open spots to be immediately filled. Contact the Family Engagement Manager for additional questions [ or call 202.279.4900]. Note you can use the QR code to apply online (by placing your phone over the "scan" symbol).


Community Information

Inclement Weather Policy: During weekdays, we will follow the local school system's inclement weather policy. So, if D.C. Public Schools are closed, then the church is closed. During the weekend, the voicemail greeting will indicate that "we are closed," if the church is closed. We will also post the closing on our Facebook page and the church website, and an

e-mail will also be sent. Be safe and always exercise caution while traveling.

Food Pantry: Donations of non-perishable food items will be appreciated for our Food Pantry and Thanksgiving Baskets.  You may place non-perishable food donations in the designated church lobby bin on Sunday mornings or Tuesdays through Fridays between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Monetary donations are also welcomed.



Click on this link to view our current newsletter ==> Hi-Lites (October 2022)


Worship at Hughes every Sunday at 11am 

Zoom Access Information


Video Link (includes password)

Hughes Worship Experience



Call 646-876-9923 

Meeting ID: 580 158 070

A Meeting ID is required but no password is required for teleconferencing

November Anniversaries

  • None right now

November Birthdays

  • Audrey Darby - November 3rd

  • James Ellis - November 9th

  • George Hill - November 14th

  • Crystal Yancey - November 14th

  • Tynesha Frazier - November 15th

  • Cynthia Middleton - November 15th

  • Jason Gwyn, November 17th

  • Doris Hill, November 17th

  • Charles Mosby, Sr- November 24th

  • Janice Gaskins - November 28th

Prayers of Vitality

  • Pray that we will be a thriving, vital congregation in our community.

Prayers of Protection

  • We pray that God will protect all of our children, teachers, and administrators throughout the school year.

Prayers of Comfort

  • Family of Gary Jerome Hope (Yvette Sessom's Brother)

  • Family of Horace Thompson (Bobby Thompson's Brother)

Prayers of Healing

  • Dorothy Anderson

  • Joseph Bailey, Jr.

  • Jacqueline Burnette

  • Willie Davis

  • Sandra Faggins

  • Hilda Giles (Thad Williams' Sister)

  • Glenda Hall

  • Gwendolyn Hoover

  • Ann Jones (Jackie Brown's Sister)

  • Delores Jones

  • Clara "Bea" Martin

  • Willie Mae Mickens

  • Anthony Morgan Sr. 

  • Carmen Mosby

  • Carleen Murray

  • Rubye Smith

  • Winifred Stanford

  • Yvonne Stitt

  • Melvin Tuten

  • Constance Tynes

  • Reginald Watkins

  • Toni White (James Ellis' Sister)

Prayers of Strength (Caregivers)

  • Kathy Best

  • Ericka Janifer

  • Kimberly Martin

  • Charles Mosby, Sr.

  • Valerie Shade

  • Diana Tynes


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