Unity Walk in DC 2017 – Sep9 and Sep10

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Interfaith

 

Did you know?
The sacred scripture of Sikhism is called Guru Granth Sahib in reverence. It’s a large collection of hymns of Gurus and other innumerable Muslim and Hindu saints. This makes it one of the world’s only “interfaith scripture”!
#knowyourneighbor

Interfaith Picnic
at the Washington National Cathedral
Saturday, September 9th 5-8pm
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Bring your friends and family for an Interfaith picnic on the Cathedral west lawn. The night will end with Havdalah (the Jewish ritual that marks the end of Shabbat).

Interfaith Picnic

People of all faiths and cultures from around the  DC region will walk down “Embassy Row” and visit houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of unity and support for our diverse community. The Unity Walk is open and free to everyone. There is a suggested donation of $25 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and those of limited income.

Unity Walk is Green!
Don’t forget that bringing your own water bottle and utensils goes a long way in making our region friendly towards the environment.

Unity Walk
Sunday, September 10th 12:30-5 pm

Resource Fair 12:30-1:30 pm
Walk begins 1:30 pm
Starts at
: Washington Hebrew Congregation
Address: 3935 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Akhand Paath From 11Aug & Need Volunteers on Sat for Langar Distribution to Homeless

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Kha Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We have Akhand paath in Gurdwara starting Fri, 11Aug and will complete on Sun, 13Aug. Please join us with family and friends for paath seva.

Also, as you all know that Sikh Gurdwara DC distributes langar to homeless people in every two weeks, we need volunteers this week in Sikh Gurdwara DC on Sat, 12Aug around 11AM to distribute langar to homeless people in DC. So, please let us know if you can help. Please reach out directly to Mr. Sukhpal Singh Dhanoa Ji (804-564-4208) for any queries or confirmation.

SALDEF visiting DC Gurdwara on 06Aug To Remember OakCreek

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

SALDEF is visiting Sikh Gurdwara DC on Sunday, 06Aug2017 to remember OakCreek shooting and have some thoughtful speeches and discussion forum for moving towards understanding and acceptance as a nation. Team is planning to discuss this after langar for around 2 hours.

We would appreciate sangat to stay little longer and participate in the same. This would be a good time to meet, listen and discuss thoughts from each other.

SALDEF

Funeral and Ardaas Details Updated: Passing of Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh Ji)

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

It is with profound grief that we inform you of the passing of Sardar Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh), loving husband of Mrs. Jagjit Kaur Chhabra. Caring father of Ameeta Singh (her husband IM Singh), Aneeta Jauhar (her husband MP Jauhar), and Gurdeep Singh Chhabra. He will always be the role model for his grandchildren, Gurjot Singh, Harsimran Singh, Sanmeet Singh, Surabhi Broca, Manit S Jauhar, Kabir Chhabra and his great grandchildren Armaan and Ayaan.

BP Singh Ji

Known as “Wadde Daddy” of the extended family, he was the patriarch of our “Kothi Parivaar.” He was a father figure to his younger siblings Daljit S Chhabra, Harbans S Chhabra, Gurnandan Singh, Mohinder S Aneja, Jugesh Kanwal, Darshan Kaur, Surinder Kaur, and Harjit Narula.

He was a blessed Gursikh who breathed his last with his loving family around him on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Funeral Services
Thursday, August 3rd 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory, PA.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Antim Ardaas
Sunday, August 6th 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Followed by Guru-da-Langar)
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
13814 Travilah Road
North Potomac, MD 20878

DC Gurmat Day Camp: Moments

Dear Parents!
 
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa!
Waheguru ji ki Fateh!
 
Tomorrow Friday 21July2017 is the last day of our DC Gurmat Camp. We all are having an awesome learning & bonding time here.
 
We will have a special Diwan from 4 to 6 pm tomorrow. I request family members to join us for the Diwan. It’s an opportunity for the kids to share & present what they have been learning here at the camp. Shabads, speeches, sakhis, their art work & gatka. Certificates & trophies will be given out to all the participants.
 
Hope you all will make time & join your kids in this concluding event.
 
Best regards,
Harpreet Kaur
Khalsa School Teacher

First 4 days are captured here in brief. Checkout facebook page for more details.

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Director Do’s Visit Highlights in Sikh Gurdwara DC

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Sikh Gurdwara DC had a special visit from the DC Mayor’s Office on June 11. It was an honor to have at Sikh Gurdwara DC, Director Do from the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Director Do met with the Sangat and participated in Langar after his brief remarks. Please find below the video of his remarks in which he notes that the mission of the Mayor’s Office focuses on inclusivity and representation of all communities.

Video URL: To listen only speech, please start from timing 02:07:55
https://youtu.be/sJ9d5V7dqjc

 

Director Do Visit

Shaheedi Dihada of Guru Arjun Dev Ji: Paath 16Jun – 18Jun, 2017

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Please join us in remembering Shaheedi of Guru Arjun Dev Ji on Sunday, 18-June-2017. Also there will be Akhand Paath seva starting from 16-Jun-2017 and ending on 18-Jun-2017.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first martyr of the Sikh faith and fifth of the ten Sikh Gurus, who compiled writings to create our holy book Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

One of the greatest contribution of Guru Arjan Dev Ji made to the Sikh faith was to compile all of the past Gurus’ writings, along with selected writings of other saints from different backgrounds which he considered consistent with the teachings of Sikhism into one book, now the holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Arjan was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. In June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi

Program Schedule

Asa di vaar                                    –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                            –       10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kirtan by Sangat                            –       11:00 am to 11:45 am
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Langar                                            –       1:45 pm
NOTE: There is ample amount of parking in Gurdwara basement and also street parking is free on Sunday.

Director David Do(MOAPIA): Visit planned on 11June17

Saadh Sangat Ji,
 
We are pleased to announce that Director David Do of MOAPIA(Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs) has planned his visit to Sikh Gurdwara DC on 11June17. This will be a meet and greet visit by Director Do. His short address will be to introduce himself and the office and our services. He would be joining the community lunch after the service.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

DC Gurmat Day Camp: 17July2017-21July2017

Saadh Sangat Ji,

DC Gurmat Day Camp is coming from 17July2017 – 21July2017. Special Diwan is on Sat, 22July2017.

Please register by clicking on the link shared below.

URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf0ampwOJbZH6fYCuD4Nt3UcfjwXtjVoCaUrVu4W_O9lUWsQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Registration ends on 05-July-2017.

Please find flyer for more details and invite your family and friends to participate in this great opportunity to teach them Gurbani and Sikhi basics in a creative way.

 

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DC Gurdwara Highlights: Nov 2016 – Feb 2017

Click on the link below to see the highlights of Sikh Gurdwara DC from Nov 2016 – Feb2017

DC Gurdwara Highlights – Nov 2016 – Feb 2017