Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)
(202) 671-5063 or
Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)
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The Co-Chairs of the Places of Worship Advisory Board invite you to our upcoming Webex meeting. See information below. We have included a recording of the workshop on "Strengthening Voter Participation in the DMV” with a special message from Mr. Martin Luther King III.

Join POWAB Friday, October 9, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Webex

POWAB hosts monthly meetings that are open to the public.
When: The 2nd Friday of each month
To learn more about POWAB, visit us at DCHealth POWAB website



The first person to e-mail the correct meaning of POWAB and provides the overview vision and core operating values of POWAB
will win a free book. Those interested in becoming a new member should email your request and answers to the above questions
to Rev. Salia Mitchell

Back in the day, “Boy, you Smellin Yourself” was a popular remark made to young Black men who were getting out of hand. To be sure, faulty male socialization impacts future man-woman relationships. This book encourages men take an honest look at themselves, as well as examines their understanding of women. Click here for Website

Faith in Action Special Message from our Virginia Health Department Partner
Heavenly Works, LLC
Gertie Houston Williams-CEO
Mission: Heavenly Works, LLC strives to translate every client's thoughts and vision into a memorable and successful event that exceeds client's memorable and successful event. This is executed through passion and attention to every detail in conjunction with the client desires, budget, and needs.
Heavenly Works, LLC Event Planning Consultants specializes in corporate event planning and coordination for galas, conferences, and social events.
 Our company provides solutions to successfully plan, organize, and facilitate
various levels of domestic and international event venues.
Heavenly Works services include Pre and Post Event Planning Services, On-site Conference Logistics Management, VIP Services, Marketing and Public Relations Support, Volunteer and Exhibit Management, Travel and Lodging Logistics, Registration Services. We can provide a wide range of services custom tailored to individual needs; or a specific event planning and/or event management
service. Catering services can also be provided.


Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC.

Meditation Video for Stress
Goka Gakki International-USA
Message From POWAB Partner
Dr. Nura Green Lane
My motto: "To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden
patch or, a redeemed social condition...
This is to have succeeded!" -Emerson
Plan and Prepare to Vote Early

Needs your help to grow our presence and achieve our goal.
Please consider volunteering to become a part of his dynamic team
If you're interested or have questions see contact:

POWAB Social Media Reporter, Elder George Kerr III
POWAB Media Editor, Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell

Interfaith Outreach and
A Message from one of POWAB's Chaplains
Minister Alfreda Chi Mauuso
Free Food from Costco Every Week!

Minister Alfreda Chi Mauuso
one of the Chaplains of POWAB
has taken her gift of service to the residents to Washington DC.
If you are a senior or your family is in need of food and
water or household supplies,
Call: 202-813-7048

Visit our Facebook page
If you would like to
add your interfaith prayers
or positive messages:

POWAB Chaplains

 Minister Alfreda Chi Mauuso, Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Barbara Q. Rainey, Chaplain

October is Domestic Violence Month
View videos and Interfaith resources

POWAB Partners with Michelle Whalen of The DivaTalk - Richmond, VA Inspire, Celebrate, Motivate, and Educate Young Girls And Women. Our main focus is God. We have monthly get togethers, informal chats, field trips, sessions on financial literacy and choosing a career path.
DivaTalk "Keeping It Real," Empowerment for Young Girls and Women of God.

POWAB Full Body Meeting 2020
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern
     Every month on the Second Friday
       Oct 9, 2020 12:00 PM
       Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 11, 2020 12:00 PM

Step By Step Guide for
Muslims Prayer

Submitted by Executive Leadership member Jamaal Musa

Say to my servants who believe, keep up prayer and spend out of what we have given them, secretly and publicly before the coming of the day on which there shall be no bargaining or relying on friendships.

[Qur'aan Ch. 14 vs. 31]

To apply for

Collaborative Partners

Maryland Department
of Health Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
 New funding opportunities and Resources:

For More Information
Mrs. Carmi Washington-Flood

Lowe’s is offering grants of up to $20,000 for minority & female-owned small businesses in the United States. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of a small business that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Click Here for Eligibility Guidelines
Click Here for Begin Application

WaWa is offering grants of up to $2,500 to nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services in the communities WaWa does business.
Click Here  for Eligibility Guidelines
Click Here for Begin Application
Juvia is offering six grants of $50,000 to black female entrepreneurs and/or black-owned small businesses in the United States. This grant is intended to help recipients overcome the unique challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs.
Click Here for Eligibility Guidelines
Click Here for Begin Application

Facebook is offering grants of up to $4,000 for black-owned small businesses in the United States. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of a small business that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Click Here for Eligibility Guidelines
Click Here for Begin Application

As a Gilead HIV Community Liaison, I work with our community stakeholders across the HIV Care Continuum. I am committed to providing education and support to help reduce disparities, fight discrimination, and eliminate stigma. 
For more information Contact:
Anthony Gutierrez 
Community Liaison
DC & Virginia 
Gilead Sciences
Products that should NOT be used, there are 115 products listed (12 full pages) that contain methanol which can result in Serious Adverse Health Events, Including Death, Associated with Ingesting Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol
POWAB Member Sister Luci Murphy
Social Justice Song

LinkU is the free online resource and referral guide for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, available for consumers, faith-based organizations (FBOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs).

The LinkU network connects people seeking help to verified social care providers that serve them. As an added benefit, FBOs and CBOs can become " LinkU staff members", which grants the agency access to additional features.

If you organization would like to become a LinkU staff member, please contact Ashley Coleman

It's not what others say about you, but what you say to yourself is what
really matters!

It occurred that Pooh and Piglet that they hadn't heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore's stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore.
"Hello Eeyore," said Pooh.

"Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet," said Eeyore, in a Glum Sounding Voice.

"We just thought we'd check in on you," said Piglet, "because we hadn't heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay."

Eeyore was silent for a moment. "Am I okay?" he asked, eventually. "Well, I don't know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That's what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. Which is why I haven't bothered you. Because you wouldn't want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All, would you now."

Pooh looked at Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.

Eeyore looked at them in surprise. "What are you doing?"

"We're sitting here with you," said Pooh, "because we are your friends. And true friends don't care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are."

"Oh," said Eeyore. "Oh." And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.

Because Pooh and Piglet were There.
No more; no less.
(A.A. Milne, E.H. Shepard)
Reach out to your family and friends. They may need you to sit with them.
POWAB encourages
seniors to exercise. View this easy
workout video!
Mindful Moment Message
from one of POWAB's Co-Chair Donna Gayles:

Often the change of seasons brings about a time of reflection. The uncertainty and challenges that we have collectively faced throughout this pandemic may make it a litter harder to center on the transitions and changes we may regularly enjoy. Some may find it difficult to embrace Fall, feeling that they didn't have much of a Summer and all of the joy and gaiety it typically brings. However, this "Mindfulness Moment" is just a reminder that we are empowered with choice. As we daily focus our lens of perception and choose whether we will see the positive or negative aspects of our movements through this experience called life, we have the power of our choices. We all know and understand that life has been significantly impacted by this pandemic. It has shifted our thoughts and changed the way that we do many things, but we still have the ability to love, show compassion, be thankful, encourage others, and enjoy the many blessings that we are perhaps overlooking every day. While the coming months will bring cooler weather, we can choose to let it also bring warmer hearts. 
POWAB would also like to acknowledge/celebrate the following observances this month:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Donna Gayles,
Community Co-Chair
 Regina Jefferson,
Government Co-Chair
Tasha Moses,
Community Co-Chair