WES is a humanistic congregation that affirms the worth of every person. Our Sunday Platform Service is the heart of our community life. This is where we gather to reflect, to share companionship, and to refresh and renew our commitment to creating a more ethical world. We warmly welcome visitors to join us, participate in our activities, and get to know our community. Here's what to expect on Sunday mornings...
Experience two minutes of WES on a Sunday morning
Video by Glenn Clevenger
2015 Peace Walk and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Sixteen WES adults and children joined in the annual MLK commemoration on January 19. The parade ran 3 miles up MLK Avenue, SE, in Anacostia. The WES banner received a warm reception along the way. Senior Leader Amanda Poppei was invited to join the clergy delegation who led the parade. Among the other delegations were DC Vote, a rousing marching band from Ballou High School, and Family and Friends of Incarcerated People. Founding director of FFOIP, Stuart Anderson, who organized the event, is shown above, greeting marchers.
WES Members Open their Wallets for El Rodeo Water Project
In just two months, WES members pitched in and raised over $10,000 -- exceeding our goal of $6,500 -- for the next phase of the project to bring clean, running water to our sister community of El Rodeo, El Salvador. The project began 5 years ago, with WES members buying temporary water filters for every home in El Rodeo, as well as the school. The recent effort will go to purchase the local spring which will be the source of a future water system. Clean water is the top priority of people in the community.
First WIN Action of the Year Draws Packed House
WES Joins National Protest of Police Violence
WES members joined thousands of others across the country December 12-13 in protest of killings in African-American communities by the police.
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WES voted to support consideration of the Dream Defenders' demands.
WES is a Welcoming Congregation.