Every summer, FBC devotes intentional time and energy to building community, relaxing together and getting to know one another -- newcomers and long-timers alike -- in new and fun ways. Some events are free; others require purchase of a ticket payable below; if online payment isn't your thing, just call our office at (202)387-2206 and Zena Aldridge will be happy to assist you).
Kayaking on the Potomac - Sunday, August 11
After worship; Hosted by Alyssa Aldape
Join Pastor Alyssa and others for kayaking on the Potomac after church on Sunday, August 11th. Kayaks are a great option for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike. For ages 8 and up. Alyssa has room to bring 6 people in her car to Key Bridge Boathouse (and/or it's easy to Uber/Lyft ride). Bring a sack lunch or grab food from a restaurant close by. RSVP to Pastor Alyssa: email@example.com by Friday August 9th. RATES: Single Kayak $16/hr. Double Kayak $22/hr (2 adults, 1 small child).
Friday, August 16
Jazz in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden
5pm, Hosted by Kevin Biggins
Travel to New Orleans without leaving D.C.! Come and hear the Dixie Power Trio, with their twist on New Orleans Jazz with hints of Rock and Roll, while sitting grass-side (or table-side) in the beautiful Smithsonian Sculpture Garden. The Pavilion Cafe is open for drinks and food. Please RSVP to Kevin Biggins; firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no cost and space is not limited, so come alone or with friends!
Saturday, July 13
4:30-6:30pm, Hosted by Charlie Reynolds
Never tried Topgolf? Think "golf's version of a really nice bowling alley." Fun for the whole family! Meet at Topgolf (6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA) a little before 4pm. Cost: $25 per person, plus food and drink. Sign up and pay below.
Tuesday, July 9
Film at the French Embassy
7pm, Hosted by Mike Henson
See Entre Nous ("Between Us"; in French with English subtitles) on Tuesday, July 9, at 7pm. The Embassy is at 4101 Reservoir Road NW, across from Georgetown University Hospital. The event is free but you must register with your name as it appears on your ID (which will be checked at the Embassy entrance). Seating is unreserved, so it's best to arrive by 6:30pm. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-entre-nous-by-diane-kurys-tickets-61188128339 then please let Mike Henson know you're coming (703) 980-5960, email@example.com. If your schedule allows, join us for happy hour at a nearby restaurant TBD.
Saturday, June 29
Picnic on the National Mall
Hosted by Rochelle Howard
Meet at the church at Noon and walk to the national mall. Rochelle is providing sandwiches, drinks and snacks (limit: 20 participants). No cost, just good company. Enjoy fellowship in the midst of DC's most visited grounds. BYOPB (bring your own picnic blanket)!
Saturday, June 1: Congressional Chorus Concert
Hosted by Amanda Tyler
The Congressional Chorus (including FBCDC's own Philip Hawkins) will perform at 7:30pm, at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, just blocks from First Baptist). The program, titled “Let Justice Roll: From Montgomery to Selma to Birmingham,” features ground-breaking musical works that shed light on the long and painful history of racial inequality in the United States and celebrate the people who have worked to bring justice, freedom and hope to everyone who calls this nation their home. Deadline to RSVP and pay HERE: Friday, May 17. And, if your schedule allows, join us for dinner before the concert at 5:30pm at a nearby restaurant TBD. Questions? Contact Amanda Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.