Congregational Vote: May 7 at 9:15am and 12:30pm in the parish hall
Dear Faithful Members of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church,
On Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 9:30 AM -10:15AM and 12:15PM-1PM in the Parish Hall of the Rice Village Campus, the Congregational Council will conduct a Congregational vote on adopting our proposed Welcome Statement (see below) and becoming a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Congregation. You must attend in-person and sign in to vote.
The vote is the culmination of more than a full year of preparation and discernment and is an important step in the life of our congregation. Note that the final Adult Forum related to the Reconciling in Christ program will be on Sunday, April 30 at 9:30 at the Rice Village Campus. You may also attend this Forum via Zoom.
For information regarding RIC, please visit: reconcilingworks.org
Proposed Welcome Statement:
Called by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to welcoming and celebrating all people, inclusive of culture, age, race or ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, or family structure. We are committed to the work of racial equity and justice within and through our community that we all may be transformed to be fully the body of Christ in our world. We invite you to worship with us, receive Christ’s gift of Holy Communion with us, share your own story with us, and serve with us as we strive to live into God’s universal embrace in Jesus Christ.
God’s peace to you,
Congregation Council President