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An Emerging Christianity Conversation in DC Message Board › parking logistics & dinner info for tomorrow's coffeehouse with Greg Barrett

parking logistics & dinner info for tomorrow's coffeehouse with Greg Barrett

Glenn Z.
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Washington, DC
Hi Emerging Group!,
We are looking forward to tomorrow night's coffeehouse with Greg Barrett!  This will be a follow-up event to the Shane Claiborne, and a chance to talk through this idea of a "Good Samaritan Revolution."  Greg will help us explore the following questions: "What does it look like to live out my faith through the principles of the Good Samaritan? & What's so central about this parable?"

I wanted to send detailed directions for those who have not come to our apartment (see bottom of email).  (Eventually I would like to hold these coffeehouses in a church social hall, but we haven't found the right situation yet.)  We will have between 20 and 25 people coming tomorrow which is wonderful.  This might be our biggest coffeehouse yet.  If you have anything to contribute toward exploring the night's theme of the Good Samaritan, just bring it along, maybe a story, a poem, a scripture, or a favorite hymn. (If you suggest a hymn soon, we might be able to have our guitarist work on it ).

To try and finish by 9PM, I'm going to try and get us to eat around 7:10PM. And then we can start our group conversation with Greg Barrett at 7:30pm. If you are late, feel free to come in and help yourself to some dinner before joining the circle. We are very casual about everything. Don't worry that you will disrupt things, you won't.  People will be getting up and moving around throughout our time together.

Details on food: We are going to have some combination of pasta, chicken, and/or sausage, I'm just not sure what yet.  If you can bring something, that would be great. Green salads are the main thing (with dressings), but anything is welcomed. A bottle of wine or a bottle of juice or punch would be great too. If you can't bring anything, I'll have a cup for donations too to cover the cost of main meal of the chicken & sausages.

Best, Glenn & Jen

P.S. Regarding our upcoming events, I'm hoping you can join us for our upcoming book signing with Mike Stuvland on "Where is God when my Pain/Grief is deepest?" on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Directions: We are located at…

The Chesapeake Apartments
4607 Connecticut Ave, Apt. #722 (seventh floor of apartment)
Washington, DC 20008
my cell: (202) 549-8305[/url]

Cross streets:
The Chesapeake apartments are in the gold and green brick apartment building at the corner of Connecticut and Chesapeake.

Metro Stop: We are about 6 blocks north of the Van Ness/UDC Metro Stop. You can take a bus (see below) or walk up Connecticut Ave from the Van Ness Stop, it is a safe, well-lit street.

Bus Directions from Van Ness/UDC Metro: Leave the Van Ness Metro Station (Red Line), and walk 5 feet north to the bus stop on Connecticut Ave. Take the L1, L2, L4, or D32 northbound up to the intersection of Davenport and Connecticut Ave (about 6 blocks north of the metro).

Bus Directions from Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights Metro (across Rock Creek Park from East to West): According to the DC Metro Bus map, an H2 bus leaves from Columbia Heights Metro, goes through Mt. Pleasant, and stops at the Van Ness/UDC metro. From there you can take a bus going north (see above directions). Leave the Van Ness Metro Station (Red Line), and walk 5 feet north to the bus stop on Connecticut Ave. (There’s also an H4 and H3 bus that goes to Cleveland Park Metro, from where you can go north on CT).

You can park usually somewhere on Chesapeake Ave., right beside the apartment building, or on Connecticut itself right in front of the apartment building. This is a residential neighborhood, so there's lots of spots usually.

Opening Front Door using the intercom:
For directions on reaching my phone to buzz you in, you can look at the directions posted on the yellow piece of paper right by our dysfunctional intercom system (ignore the directions on inscribed on the intercom box itself!). In any case, you press the # button, and then press 722—don’t try and scroll through the apartment numbers. I can buzz you in after that. If that doesn’t work, call my cell at (202) 549-8305[/url] and someone will come down from the 7th floor and open the door in person. Sometimes you have to work the intercom system a few times before we get it to open the door (sorry!). Once in, take the elevator in the lobby up to the seventh floor where we live.

Dress: Dress is casual casual (or sloppy casual).
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