Welcoming Neighbors Old and New: Houston to Mark World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 17

Volunteer opportunities available with Freewheels Houston and Houston Refugee Consortium

For several years, Houston has welcomed more refugees than any other city in the United States, with thousands of men, women and children from all over the world resettling in the greater Houston area, rebuilding their lives and contributing to the community in many ways.

For that reason, we honor and celebrate their strength and perseverance on World Refugee Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside—in the Upper Kirby District, south of Richmond between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. Continue reading

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.

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 will share first-hand insights about MI.

Faith, Sexism, Justice:

Sunday Forum, February 26, 9:45 a.m. basement classroom
Conversations toward a Social Statement
faith-sexism-justice

Pastor Karin Liebster will lead a three week series reading and discussing the study Faith, Sexism, Justice. The study is a work by the ELCA Taskforce Women and Justice: One in Christ, put forth to all congregations of the ELCA as an invitation to engage in conversation on the topic. The task force writes, “countless people are suffering under the weight on injustice. … Many individuals and their families struggle emotionally, physically and economically because of the effects of sexism and patriarchy. These forces are personal, religious, social and economic. As member of the body of Christ … we are called to help all people live abundant lives that are just and sufficient – lives in which every individual and community is committed to the mutual values of respect, dignity, interdependence and equity.” Continue reading

Interested in Membership Here at Christ the King Church?

membership1On Sunday, November 13, noon, a light lunch will be provided for any inquirers about membership. No classes are required for baptized Christians who wish to join Christ the King Church. This orientation will last about an hour. New members will be received at worship on November 20 as part of our grand Christ the King Festival Weekend, along with all current members who wish to re-dedicate themselves as members of Christ the King Church’s mission. Please contact or speak with Pastor Duane about your interest in attendance at this orientation meeting.