Houston Food Bank July 8

Time to step up to the plate (all puns intended here) and join Christ the King Church in volunteering at the Houston Food Bank on July 8. Come and make a difference for all those suffering from “food insecurity” during these hot summer months. Members and friends of all ages (including children as young as 8 years old accompanied by an adult) are invited to join this enthusiastic group that leaves the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns about noon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin.

Iftar Dinner: Register Now

An Iftar Dinner     Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.
Please email the church office to reserve your place by Tuesday, June 13.

A very special gift has been offered to Christ the King Church by our spiritual cousins of the Islamic Institute: a free and educational Iftar Dinner, here at Christ the King Church, on Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.

“Iftar” means “breaking of the fast” during Islam’s high holy days of Ramadan. We are invited to break the fast with our Muslim neighbors and, while so doing, learn more about an Iftar’s religious meaning, as well as more about Islam in general. Continue reading

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

A Multi-Religious Weekend

On Saturday, April 22, The River Oaks Islamic Center invites the community, including all members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, to an open house and BBQ from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Drop in any time, enjoy great hospitality, take a tour, and learn a bit about the faith and life of our nearest Muslim neighbors. A special invitation is extended to the CTK Young Adults to meet with the Islamic Center’s Young Professionals Group to make new friends and discuss possibilities for common mission. The CTK YAs will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church to carpool over as a group.

Sunday, April 23, is Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. The congregation is invited to join the local Jewish community for the Day of Remembrance Service at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., at 3:00 p.m. (note corrected time) CTK Young Adults are invited to attend this service together, too, after which to join Pastor Duane for discussion and dinner at a place to be named later.