Second Hour

Second Hour (the hour immediately following our Sunday morning worship service, from 11:30am to 12:30pm), follows this regular monthly schedule:

  • 1st Sundays: 10K PB&Js—partnering with local families for a multigenerational service project. During this monthly service project, we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for our homeless neighbors. We make about 400 sandwiches in an hour, which supports the Douglas Memorial United Methodist Church food bank, DC Central Kitchen, and Mission DC.
  • 2nd Sundays: Second Sunday Potluck—food and fellowship
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays: Periodically-scheduled Roundtable Discussions, Book Discussions, and Community Conversations (congregation-wide discussions on topics relevant to our community life together, facilitated by WCF's elders).

Childcare (grades 5 & under) will be provided on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays when a Second Hour event is scheduled.

October 21, 2018

Class: Wheat, Weeds, & Politics

Looking at Politics through a Parable


Want to party or be partisan in today's politics?


We grapple with that question on October 21 during the Second Hour (at 11:30am) in an adult nurture class on "Wheat, Weeds, & Politics."

Rubbing together the Parable of the Weeds (Mt. 13:24-30, 36-43) and articles by Miroslav Volf and Stanley Carlson-Thies, the class explores the possibility of a kingdom alternative to today's partisan politics.


Register for this class here


Articles for pre-reading may be downloaded upon completion of your registration.


CHILDCARE INFO (spaces are limited): Please register each child during this class as individual registrants. Childcare questions may be directed to Joshua Stearns.


About the Instructor: Jerry Herbert (political science, Ph.D., Duke University) has taught university courses in religion and politics on Capitol Hill for over 30 years. He likes cycling, singing, hiking, and eating gelato. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Jeannie and they have three adult sons and five grandchildren.


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