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.

Blessing of the Animals: October 6

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals service in the courtyard of Christ the King Church on Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

The congregation and the community at large are invited to bring any and all of their pets and have them blessed so God may “fulfill in you the purpose for which you were created” (from the rite of blessing). Pet treat and human snacks will be available following the 45 minute service.

What is Moral Injury- March 26, 9:45 a.m.

A growing problem for military personnel, our civic protectors, and others is Moral Injury. Moral Injury most often erupts as a debilitating guilt suffered from an action one has done or witnessed that could not be avoided. MI can be related to, but is distinguishable from Post-Traumatic Stress. MI accounts for much of the increased suicide rate in combat veterans. Can people recover from MI? How can we as people of faith help those who suffer MI? Pastor Larson will introduce the topic on March 26. Whether you can recover damages for emotional distress in a lawsuit will depend upon state laws and the facts of the case. An emotional distress claim is usually brought by plaintiffs who have suffered extreme emotional suffering and trauma resulted from an intentional or accidental injury.

In several states, a physical injury must actually cause the emotional distress. In a minority of states, no physical injury is required if the emotional distress was caused by negligence.
According to the lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers Louisville Review, you can sue for emotional distress when:

You witness the death or injury of a family member.
You are a bystander to an event that causes fear of death or injury and you are actually in the “zone of danger.”
The deceased body of a family member is mishandled.

The following Sunday Lee Thweatt will join Pastor Larson to lead more conversation about MI. Lee, a member of CTK and Vice-President of the Congregational Council, served as a United States Marine Judge Advocate General (military lawyer) and one of the Hughes & Coleman accident lawyers, and will share first-hand insights about MI.