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October Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2015—12:00 noon

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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dave Lambert, Director
Culinary Arts Initiative
Graceful Growing Together, Inc.

  Photo of David Robert (Dave) Lambert

Community Cafe Concept

Dave has over 35 years experience in the computer industry. He worked for IBM for 22 years and later for Integic Corporation. After earning an Equipping Lay Ministry Certificate in Evangelism from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, he worked for Luis Palau and then Billy Graham to coordinate large-scale outreach events. He currently serves on the Board of the Lutheran Lay Fellowship and is a member of the Secretariat, served as Outreach Coordinator and currently serves as Treasurer, for Rainbow Via de Cristo. He is a member of the Montgomery County Food Council’s Food Literacy Working Group and was elected to the GGT Board of Directors in 2014 to serve as its Secretary.

He has always had an interest in cooking and has organized and prepared church-related meals for over 15 years. Mr. Lambert is know as “Chef Da-Vid” in culinary circles and holds a National Restaurant Association ServSafe® food service manager certificate that is honored in all jurisdictions; he is a Certified Instructor as well as being GGT’s Culinary Arts Initiative Project Coordinator.

His latest endevour is to look into the feasibility of establishing a Pay-What-You-Are-Able Community Cafe in Christ Lutheran's new building in Bethesda. This concept has been inplemented in around 60 cafes around the country with 20 more in the planning or development stages. His talk on the Community Cafe Concept will give an update on the Bethesda GGT Community Center and the attributes of a great community cafe.

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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available. Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their RSVP to or by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


November 5 - Celebration of LLF’s History
December 3 - Christmas Celebration
Note: There will be no luncheon meetings in 2016.

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What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

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