New Wednesday Classes Starting Oct. 17

Lutheran Basics
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Starting October 17

Are you interested in “becoming” a Lutheran for the first time? Do you desire to “re=become” a Lutheran? Do you just want to re-charge your Lutheran batteries…or even learn something new about the Lutheran Christian disposition? Then this class is for YOU! Starting October 17, 6:30 p.m., we’ll meet for five Wednesdays (October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28) with these five corresponding topics: 1) The Cross, Lutheranism’s Theological Center; 2) Lutheran Worship, Singing and Doing the Drama of Christ; 3) The Living Word, Lutheranism and the Bible; 4) Treasures for Teaching, Lutheranism’s Doctrinal Guardrails; 5) Vocation and Neighbor; Lutheranism’s Liberation to Love.
The class will be taught by Pastor Duane and Deacon Rick Erickson. It is open indeed to all who are interested, including those exploring possible membership with Christ the King Church. Our non-required “textbook” will be the long-lived outstanding outline by Daniel Erlander (but let us know if you want a copy). The class will meet in the basement music suite. Questions? Contact Pastor Duane.

Raising Children to Thrive as Adults: New Class for Parents
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:20 p.m. Starting October 17

Each generation of parents raises their children in the cultural climate of their time. The current climate combines the highest expectations for a successful life with the highest fears for safety and wellbeing. To help navigate this stressful journey Christ the King parents with children and youth of all ages are bonding together. A new reading group will study Julie Lythcott Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. The author explores how current parenting is not necessarily producing fully functioning, independent young adults. She offers analysis and ideas for building self-sufficiency in our kids. The book is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings. The conversations will be led by Lucky Sahualla with an eye to practical application for each week between the meetings.

Day Retreat: Ancient Spiritual Practices for Modern Times- September 29

RSVP to Beverly at beverlydavis@ctkelc.org by September 24.
$15.00 will cover the retreat and lunch.

Join Benedictine monks, Br. Michael Gallagher (left top) and Fr. Peter Funk (left bottom), for a Day of Prayer on Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church. This retreat, hosted by our congregation’s Community of Hope*, is intended to refresh the spirit and enliven one’s ministry in daily life. Continue reading

Dinner Out is a Go!- October 7

Are You Interested in Faith, Friendship, and Dinner Out? Are you a Fresh or Seasoned Empty Nester? Do you like exploring diverse foods and meaty conversations? If so…Join us for a new CTK fellowship where we will experience some of Houston’s lesser-known restaurants & explore our city’s wonderful diversity.

When: October 7 at 6:00 p.m. (1st Sunday of October thru May)

Where: Himalaya Restaurant, 6652 SW Freeway,  Himalayarestauranthouston.com Future restaurants & neighborhood locations – TBD

Who: 12 or so CTKer’s who can commit to spending (1) Sunday per month sampling new & different cuisines, developing friendships & exploring Houston’s cultural richness.

RSVP by Sunday September 30 to Richard & Courtney Harper at courtney@courtneyhp.com.

Raising Children to Thrive as Adults: New Class for Parents

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:20 p.m. Starting October 17, 2018

Each generation of parents raises their children in the cultural climate of their time. The current climate combines the highest expectations for a successful life with the highest fears for safety and well being. To help navigate this stressful journey Christ the King parents with children and youth of all ages are bonding together.

A new reading group will study Julie Lythcott Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and  Prepare Your Kids for Success. The author explores how current parenting is not necessarily producing fully functioning, independent young adults. She offers analysis and ideas for building self-sufficiency in our kids. The book is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings.

The conversations will be led by Lucky Sahualla with an eye to practical application for each week between the meetings.

Voting – The Christian Practice of Civic Engagement

Voter registration will be offered after Sunday morning services.

September 23:Voter Registration and Our Faith, Our Voice, Our Choice
Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Veronica Nasser of Bellaire, TX, will describe the work of voter registrars, how they organize to go out into the community to register voters and the challenges in doing so. She will speak from her eight years of experience and her outreach in explaining how voting translates into what happens in our communities. Veronica Nasser is a native Houstonian and the owner of Blue Industrial Partners, LLC, natural gas sector company. She is also the Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chair for Precinct 0182.