ANFDU DC is active in the Washington, D.C. and surrounding communities. Contact us if you would like to attend an upcoming event or if you have an event you would like to tell us about – we’re always interested in partnering with likeminded organizations!
Every few months (generally in the spring and fall), AFNDU will host happy hours in the DC area with the goal of networking, making new connections, and re-connecting with good friends. The events are typically held at DC landmark bars or hotels, such as Puro Café in Georgetown or the popular Donovan House rooftop bar. Contact us at AFNDUDC@gmail.com to be added to our distribution list for future events.
Every year, NDU and ANFDU participate in the annual National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) convention held in various locations around the United States. NAM is the official lay apostolate of the Maronite Church of the United States and the only lay apostolate of its kind in the Maronite World.
Established in 1964, NAM has held a national convention every year since. The convention is a mixture of clergy and laity, young and old, Lebanese and American-born, and people of several other ethnic backgrounds who have become a part of the Maronite Church.
AFNDU’s presence at the convention includes an exhibit table, where brochures and school literature is on display and available for interested parties to pick up. AFNDU and NDU representatives are on hand to answer questions and make connections and participate in various conference sessions, where applicable.
Visits from NDU’s President:
AFNDU maintains a close relationship with NDU. Each year, NDU’s President, Rev. Fr. Walid Moussa, visits Washington, D.C. to meet with NDU’s D.C. Office and attend a conference. During these visits, AFNDU schedules dinner events with the President, often inviting friends and contacts to join us for an evening of dinner and conversation with the President.
Washington, D.C. Our Lady of Lebanon Annual Bazaar:
NDU DC participates in the annual Our Lady of Lebanon bazaar in Washington, D.C. This event is a festival with Lebanese vendors, food, and cultural highlights. NDU was featured in an exhibit table, with pamphlets and brochures for attendees to learn more about NDU and AFNDU.