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

Peru Trip Meeting September 20, 12:30 p.m.

peru logoWe are beginning preparations for our youth and adult trip to Peru this summer. Our congregation will be visiting churches in Trujillo, Peru and will be  immersed into the Peruvian culture. Come learn how we will be walking alongside our partner congregations and how we will serve people of Peru this summer! Our first planning meeting will be on September 20 where we will discuss about fundraising, registration, itinerary of the trip, and other preparations for Peru. We will meet in the council room at 12:30 p.m. Please contact Ben Remmert or Beverly Davis to more information.

 

Feed the Homeless August 10

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month at Christ the King Church to make sandwiches and prepare meals, and then deliver them to downtown homeless individuals. Members and friends of all ages are invited to join in this ministry hosted by the young adults of Christ the King Church. Volunteers are welcome to help out with meal preparation, downtown delivery, or both! We will meet on August 10 and 24 at 5:45 p.m. Contact Anne Morrow .