Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Marks of the Church: One (2017-0910)


9-10 Sept 2017, Christ Mountain Top
Call to Worship, Psalm 133
Children, Matthew 5.23-24
Message, John 17.1-26, Ephesians 4.1-7
Creed, Nicene # 880
Mission Moment: Hurricane relief

Children:
Practicing reconciliation

Message:
Nicene Creed
      Share together

Childhood friendship – refusing to share friendship
      Define ourselves by the group we are in
      Define our groups by their borders, not their center

Nicene Creed
      Marks of the church
      Ephesians 4
      Psalm 133
John 17:20-23  I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word,  21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one,  23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Unity in Burundi
      Hutu vs Tutsi, civil war ended in 2006
      New violence brewing – disappearances, mass graves, 250K refugees
      Church divided since 2005 – rival bishops, different factions
      Aug 29 resolution to reconcile

Demolition Derby




More from the demolition work. The full photo album of the project, from discovery of the water problem forward.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Manna House


One of the groups that meets in our space, the Women's Club of Mountain Top, is partnering with Manna House to make a difference in our community!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back to School Hospitality

Part of the hospitality team on back-to-school night for the Ark.

Demolition Daze



Thanks to the teams of folks who have come out to tear out the upstairs bathroom, getting it ready for renovation after water damage, and to rip out a downstairs bedroom (and eventually the bathroom too) to make the space wheelchair accessible. There's still room for help in demolition and painting.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cleaning Buckets for Hurricane relief

Collecting cleaning kits and kit ingredients now through Nov 19. These completed kits will hit the road on Sept 24. Thanks to everyone for these concrete expressions of love and compassion. Click for the complete kit directions and other hurricane responses.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ark Meet the Teachers


Lots of fun at the back-to-school meet-the-teachers night at Christ Church!