Summer is the perfect time to reflect on the beauty of nature and gift of creation. As a congregation committed to the care of creation we continually learn how to make meaningful changes in our daily lives to use earth’s resources responsibly and with a view to future generations. On July 30 worship will include hymns, prayers and reflections giving thanks and praise to God the creator of heaven and earth.
We all experience the grief that comes with losing someone we love and with that grief comes the journey of mourning. Christ the King Church will offer an eight week support program Monday, September 18 – November 6 facilitated by Beverly Davis and Linda Schoene. The sessions will be held on eight consecutive Mondays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the church. Participants will have the opportunity to share their journey with others and discover that while their pain is unique, they are not alone. Christ is present with those who mourn and there are tools for moving forward while honoring our loved ones. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Beverly, or Linda, to determine if this group will meet your needs. Registration deadline is August 18.
Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to the 2017 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza on Saturday, August 12. This year’s theme is Stewardship. This free environmental educational offering has activities for all ages. Adults can attend interactive lectures addressing the theme by a variety of experts, considering everything from air to water to plants & animals. Kids (or kids & accompanying adults) can enjoy fun & educational environmental activities. Nursery care for kids under 5 will be provided. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. For more information, or to register. Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions.
Since 1986 the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) has helped deserving and under-resourced students through its Back To School program. In 2016, 6,603 children received grade-appropriate school supplies, a voucher for new uniforms/shoes, and a hygiene kit.
Sponsor A Student!
$45.00 will provide the necessary tools for one child to arrive at school on the first day of class – feeling well prepared and ready to learn!
Sponsoring A Child Is Easy!
There are two convenient ways to make a donation:
Submit a check made out to Christ the King Church and earmarked “CCSC Back to School Project” in the offering on Sundays now through August 14. Continue reading
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.: Entering Cadillac Desert
Whether through its abundance in oceans and rivers, its magnificence in rain, or its stark absence in deserts, water has been worshipped and considered sacred by different religions and cultures for millennia. It is fundamental to life but is also a finite resource, often taken for granted in our world. As climate change redistributes it unpredictably through droughts and floods, new tragedies of water inequities are taking shape, as documented in environmental historian Marc Reisner’s classic, Cadillac Desert. As we enter new cadillac deserts, Andy Hartley, Ph.D., will examine the importance of reawakening a reverence for water that pours into new laws, policies, and acts of kindness. After Andy’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register at www.eventbrite.com and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.