Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC Podcast
About This Show
This podcast features the weekly sermon message, usually presented by our pastor, Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo. CHUMC is located at 5th Street and Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, and we embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, celebrating our human family's diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God's love and grace.
Recognizing that there are differences among us, we still believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.
Most Recent Episode
Why Should I Care?
5 days ago
"Why should I care? It’s not going to change anyway."
I remember well when an old crusader for justice wistfully asked me this question just last year. She felt like we were moving backward in some ways and had lost her will to fight once more. Can you relate?
“Fatalism,” the worldview that the outcome is set and / or we can’t change it, is a mindset we encounter all around us and can easily fall prey to ourselves. After all, haven’t you also said, “Well, it is what it is.”
But, if we are going to follow Christ to Calvary, we have to be ready to see and believe in change. After all, at Resurrection, Jesus shows us “Death is NOT what it was” nor are the other deadening “-isms" and actions of our world. Christ comes to change all that. So come to this sermon to explore these Scriptures, the way fatalism and apathy take hold of us, and the way simple practices like Alms-giving can help us join in Christ’s fatal blow to all things that bring death - like poverty, injustice, and more.