Dinner for Hospitality Apartment Residents

Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.

We need your help for our Annual Fall Dinner for the residents of the Hospitality Apartments! This is a great one-time volunteer opportunity for those looking for a meaningful way to serve others. Please join us to provide a dish, help serve dinner, and enjoy fellowship with others. Invite friends and family to join in! The more, the merrier! The residents, all from outside the Houston area and receiving treatment in the Medical Center, love this time of fellowship and connection with others. Continue reading

Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning

Eaton.Elizabeth 2014septELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., will continue their conversation on racism – a violation of God’s intention for humanity – in another live webcast January 14,  at 8 p.m. (CST). Eaton and Horne will be joined by other ELCA members who bring various perspectives on the U.S. criminal justice system. As with the previous webcast, this one will be grounded by two commitments. One is this church’s proclamation of Christ and the confidence this good news brings to set us free from the captivity of racism. The second is this church’s enduring commitment to address the complexity of racism and end discrimination. https://www.elca.org/webcast

Fill a Shoebox and Delight a Seafarer

seafarerChrist the King Lutheran Church is collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts to give to seafarers who visit the Port of Houston during the holiday season. The gifts will be distributed by the Seafarers’ ecumenical ministry. We encourage members and friends to fill a shoe-box FULL with items such as: combs, soap, shaving cream, disposable razors, lip balm, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pads, pens, puzzles, envelopes, needles and thread, deodorant, heavy socks (no ankle socks), shoe laces, work gloves, knit caps, flashlights, calendars, bottle openers, nail clippers, aspirin, band-aids, key chains, small photo albums, USB memory sticks, Texas souvenirs, playing cards, magazines, hard candy (no chocolate) or something fun. Please pack boxes for men (there are very few women on the vessels). Please bring your filled shoebox to church by Sunday, December 6.

 

Freewheels Houston: Providing bicycles for refugees

Submitted by Bill Mintz

bicycle-35987_640The unprecedented movement of people fleeing civil strife, war, repression and famine in the Middle East, Asia and Africa has captured global attention. Houston is at the center of U.S. efforts to help these families.

Last year, more than 2,000 refugees—men, women and children—arrived in Houston, often with little more than the clothes on their backs. Resettlement agencies provided them with a small cash stipend and the bare necessities to enable them to establish a household. Continue reading