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Holiday worship plans will get a boost from new Worship Resources and Sermon and Class Helps now available online. This is a wonderful resource, with worship suggestions and sermon and class ideas for each Sunday of the year. Materials have been posted for each Sunday in December.
Access the worship suggestions and the sermon and class helps from the Community of Christ calendar.
Materials for the remaining Sundays will be posted in coming weeks. The printed version of the Worship Resources book and the Year C Sermon and Class Helps will be available for purchase later in September through HeraldHouse.org.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: cofchrist.org/announcements (9/12)
The 2019 World Conference will be held April 6-13 at the Community of Christ International Headquarters in Independence, Missouri, USA. You can find information about the conference including an overview of the week, draft schedule, resolutions that will be discussed, and preparation materials online at the World Conference website. As planning and preparation continues, more information will be added. Learn more at www.CofChrist.org/2019-world-conferenceand make plans to attend this worldwide event!
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: cofchrist.org/announcements (8/29)
Celebrating 100 years on October 6 & 7
The Centerton congregation will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary the weekend of October 6-7. It is exciting to have one of our congregations celebrating a centennial. If you do not have plans for the weekend you might want to spend some of it in Centerton.
Here is the schedule of activities :
11:00AM EDT: Worship Service: Apostle Barbara Carter will be the guest speaker.
Approximately 12:00PM EDT (following worship): There will be lunch served.
We hope to see you there! (Don't forget to invite a friend or two!)
Breathe New Life
FOCUS SCRIPTURE: D&C 156:5
[Sec 156:5a] The temple shall be dedicated to the pursuit of peace. It shall be for reconciliation and for healing of the spirit.
[Sec 156:5b] It shall also be for a strengthening of faith and preparation for witness.
[Sec 156:5c] By its ministries an attitude of wholeness of body, mind, and spirit as a desirable end toward which to strive will be fostered.
[Sec 156:5d] It shall be the means for providing leadership education for priesthood and member.
[Sec 156:5e] And it shall be a place in which the essential meaning of the Restoration as healing and redeeming agent is given new life and understanding, inspired by the life and witness of the Redeemer of the world.
Learn More and download the registration form online at: http://kyincofchrist.com/reunion/
Cost before May, 16, 2018:
Invite Your Friend and have them invite their friends!
Repost from: Community of Christ Announcements: http://www.cofchrist.org/announcements
Prayers for Those Affected By Florida School Shooting
Our hearts are heavy today as we process the news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We pray for the people affected by this tragedy and ask God to open our hearts to opportunities to pursue peace in our communities.
Ash Wednesday is the start of the Lenten season and offers a sacred and spacious place for humility and confession. When we think of confession, we might find ourselves feeling resistance! This is not a time to feel bad about ourselves or air all our dirty laundry. It is a time to get real about what feels broken in us, in our relationships, in our world and how God’s invitation of repentance and restoration leads us all to greater wholeness.
I invite you to consider Community of Christ’s definition of sin:
"God created us to be agents of love and goodness. Yet we misuse our agency individually and collectively. We take the gifts of creation and of self and turn them against God’s purposes with tragic results. Sin is the universal condition of separation and alienation from God and one another. We are in need of divine grace that alone reconciles us with God and one another." --www.CofChrist.org/basic-beliefs
This definition is about living more faithfully in all the relationships that make up our lives—with God, ourselves, others, and creation. The journey of Lent is about the return, reconciliation, and restoration to who we have always been invited to become…together. This is a time to take inventory of what may be misplaced or disordered in our lives so we may listen more deeply to the call of God and follow God more faithfully.
Our text from Matthew 6, invites us to greater humility on our walk with Christ, reminding us that where our heart is, our treasure will also be. This is the night for asking:
• Where is your heart?
• What is the treasure of this discipleship life?
Learn More about Lent »
Repost from http://www.cofchrist.org/announcements
Letter Upholds Worth of All Persons
A letter sent from the First Presidency on 17 January upholds the Worth of All Persons and serves as a reminder that God's will is that we love our neighbors and live together in peace.
Repost from www.cofchrist.org/announcements
Special Temple Worship 21 January
Forest Hills will return to regularly scheduled services at Forest Hills beginning December 17, 2017!
Thank you to everyone for the countless hours of work, prayers, and dedication to our Community.
Also, a very warm Thank You to the Louisville Congregation for your hospitality with the Forest Hills congregation while the building was being renovated!
See the Announcement below:
In the spirit of a new start, Grady and I put up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree in the fellowship hall. It’s pretty bare, needs a lot of work to make it look nice, just like the situation we are in with the building.