Veterans Day is November 11.
November 1-11 we pray, thank, and care for military service members and veterans. Their “journey home” is not complete until we whom they’ve served have our ears and hearts fully open and welcoming and supportive. Twenty-Two Service Member and veteran suicides a day show we’re not there yet.
On weekdays from November 1-8, at 8:30 a.m., a “prayer moment” will be held outside our nave at the corner of Rice and Greenbriar. At the conclusion each day, we’ll hang 22 symbolic dog tags on a special tree.
At 7:00 p.m. November 11, a Veterans Day Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession will be held in the nave, open to the wider community.
Gather in the courtyard after both services and write letters. Sample letters and writing materials will be provided.
There is enough … More than enough
On Bread for the World Sunday, we join others in offering prayers for those who suffer from hunger in our own country and abroad – and for our decision makers who can change the policies and conditions that allow hunger to persist. Continue reading
Christ the King Church has signed up to be part of the Congregational Disaster Readiness of Harris County (sponsored by Houston Responds, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Hope Disaster Recovery). As such we join with other congregations to expedite relief and recovery in communities impacted by a disaster. There was already a plan in place to assist with continued Harvey recovery throughout October, but with Imelda’s recent destruction, there’s even more need. If you have any availability weekdays or weekends during October, you are invited to register to assist recovery efforts at hopedrtx.org/October-rebuildfest.
The vision is to have a comprehensive, collaborative and coherent (three C’s) action plan for congregations to effectively deliver essential relief and recovery service during and after a disaster, in partnership with and in support of responsible agencies. This coordinated delivery of service is expected to prevent redundancy, save money, minimize disruption of services and improve outcomes. Through this collaboration our members can both access support services and can mobilize to volunteer in the aftermath of a disaster in a more integrated and cooperative manner than in years past. If you are interested in joining our congregation’s disaster response team, please contact Beverly Davis. Taskforces include: compassionate care providing emotional and spiritual care, laundry support, supply distribution, muck and gut, volunteer coordination, pet care, medical support, and transportation.
Saturday, September 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
presented by CanCare in the parish hall
We are all touched by cancer, either through a loved one’s diagnosis or certainly within our friendship circles and our congregation. Come hear from two fabulous speakers about cancer’s effect on body, mind and spirit, and learn ways we can better support our loved ones through the cancer experience. This free workshop is sponsored by our Community of Hope lay chaplains and Cancare, Inc., and is open to ALL interested persons. Please RSVP.
Pat Hogan, Director of Training for CanCare, Inc., Psychologist, cancer survivor, and formerly on the faculty of the Texas Institute of Family Psychiatry.
Rev. Tommy Thompson, Program Director of Hospital Missions at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and former COO and Vice President of CanCare, Inc.
Please join us in hosting our monthly coffee hour for SEARCH Homeless Services clients at the Perry St. Apartments, 4415 Perry, a New Hope Housing project in the Third Ward on Wednesday, August 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m. This collaboration with SEARCH takes place every third Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Beverly.