The New Lutheran-Muslim “Scriptural Reasoning” Group Continues

Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.
Come join this dynamic new group of Lutherans and Muslims from the Blue Mosque at this special date and time, here at CTK (usually this happens on the third Tuesday of the month, but not this time). We’ll read and discuss parallel texts from The Bible and the Qur’an while deepening understanding of our own and our neighbors’ faith. We’ll also enjoy a meal together, provided by CTK members. All here in the council room, done by 7:30.

Bike to Church/Alternative Transport Sunday, November 3

The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to walk, bike, carpool, take the bus…to church! We will have bike route and bus information available after each worship service. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  for more information.

Community Bike Safety Course
Sunday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.
Nervous about biking in Houston? The CTK Creation Care Team and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town. Instruction is provided by certified instructors from Bike Houston and the course is suitable for all ages. You may attend all or just a portion of the class, as your schedule permits. Participants should bring their bikes and helmets. Please register for this course on eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions.

New Scriptural Reasoning Project

Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Blue Mosque- Islamic Institute, 9301 West Bellfort Avenue

We encourage members and friends (neighbors, colleagues) to go and join our friends at the Blue Mosque on Tuesday night for Lutheran-Muslim Scriptural Reasoning. Let us grow together in our Abrahamic family relationship and common witness for peace in God’s world. All are invited, no prior registration necessary, a light meal will be provided.

Scriptural Reasoning, a program developed by inter-religious dialogue experts at Cambridge University, is a new project here at Christ the King Church in partnership with the Houston Blue Mosque/The Islamic Institute. We read parallel scripture texts from the Bible and the Qur’an, talk about our understandings of them, and, along the way, grow in mutual understanding and friendship.

In Our Own Voice: Oct. 10, 6 p.m.

Come hear one of NAMI Greater Houston members share a compelling personal story about living with mental illness, focusing on recovery, and the message of hope. In Our Own Voice is a program of the National Association for Mental Illness which shares information about mental illness, mental health recovery, and its impact on participants’ lives…in their own voices.  The program provides an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation.

Anyone familiar with mental illness knows that recovery is not a singular event, but a multi-dimensional, multi-linear journey characterized more by the mindset of the one taking it than by his or her condition at any given moment along the way.  Understanding recovery as having several dimensions makes its uneven course easier to accept. Much as we don’t blame the cancer patient for dying of invasive tumors, we can’t condemn a consumer whose symptoms overtake his or her best efforts to manage illness.   Recovery is the point in someone’s illness in which the illness is no longer the first and foremost part of his or her life, no longer the essence of all his or her existence.  Ultimately, recovery is about attitude and making the effort.

Blues, Brews, and Good News Returns September 27, 7:00 p.m.

It’s back. After the summer break, Blues, Brews, and Good News returns to its every fourth Friday slot with great music by The Healers and provocative topical discussions. Oh, and outstanding craft beer choices!
Our topic this month syncs up with the ELCA’s resolution as a denomination that we are a “Sanctuary” Church. We’ll discuss what “sanctuary” means
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