The Seed: May 22, 2022

 

 

The Seed Newsletter

May 22, 2022

 

 

 

 

THIS SUNDAY AT CHRISTIAN TEMPLE

This Sunday we will be thinking and wondering together about "the advocate- or Holy Spirit- whom Jesus says in the Gospel of John will be sent by God to teach us everything we need to know. What is this spirit and how do we know when it's here? These are good questions. Let's think about them together this Sunday along with the young people who are in the New Disciples Class who will be having a "worship service field trip" this Sunday in the Cry Room!

After worship our CYF group will be meeting as we make final preparations for our Work Trip to Los Angeles later in June. Please keep this special group of kids in your prayers as they plan for this experience.

Then, later in the afternoon at 3 pm Christian Temple will host a listening conference sponsored by the Christian Church Capital Area as part of the process of calling a new regional minister. Please find us in the library to let your voice be heard as our region takes this important step. RSVP to let us know you plan to attend this event this Sunday!

 

REGIONAL MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE ASKS CONGREGATIONS FOR INPUT AT LISTENING CONFERENCE THIS SUNDAY!

You are all invited to come over to the library at Christian Temple at 3 pm on Sunday, May 22nd (this Sunday!) to share your thoughts on the ministry of the Christian Church Capital Area as we prepare to call a full-time regional minister later this year. What do you think the priorities should be as we take this important step? How should the region do ministry in a post-pandemic world? If you have thoughts about these important questions- or a passion for the regional church- plan to join us this Sunday at 3pm.
Here is the link to RSVP that you plan to attend:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRlWDrxF_UEeY6UYVv29kH5t_S9SNn8LYg62oAIAas1dnpEA/viewform

 

 

NAMI Family Support Groups: Meeting 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7-8:30 PM!

 

Are you the loved one of someone living with a mental health condition, or whose mental health you are concerned about? We're here for you!  NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults 18+ who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.  By joining one of our groups, you'll be able to get connected to people who see the value of speaking up about mental health and will gain insight from sharing your experiences and hearing the challenges and successes of others!

Attend a Support Group  Starting in September, we will be offering our NAMI Family Support Group in-person on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  Register on this Eventbrite to receive location details!

***IMPORTANT***  We will follow all safety protocols set in place by both the Baltimore City and County Health Departments and our partners to ensure safety of participants. Space is limited and NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore Staff will confirm registration closer to the attendance date. We will do our best to communicate any cancellations in advance, but please check our website at namibaltimore.org to stay up to date on our latest updates.

Please contact the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore Help-Line at 410-435-2600 or email info@namibaltimore.org for more information.  

 

NINE O' CLOCK FORUM

Important Update:  Due to the scheduling of our New Disciples Class at 9:30 every Sunday morning until Pentecost Sunday, our Nine O' Clock Forum will take a little break until after the Baptism Sunday, June 5th. We look forward to resuming the Forum that week and continuing it over the summer months.

 

TRANSFORMERS- KIDS CHANGING THE WORLD!

Going forward (and thanks in large part to our pandemic hiatus) our Sunday morning kids ministry will change a little from the program known as Children at Worship. Our new program, called Transformers, will still give our kids opportunities to learn and experience Bible stories, but we will add a hands-on outreach component that will give our little ones an opportunity to learn the importance of serving others. Our hope is that this combination of story and service will, indeed, be transformative for our kids.

 

CAW & TRANSORMERS FAMILY- INFORMATION REQUESTED

A Note from Kecia Johnson...

Please help to update our records! I am asking ALL Christian Temple families with kids aged Birth to 8th Grade to complete and submit this Form ---> https://forms.gle/h2bDFT7d7LkBHfE39

 

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS POLICY UPDATED

At its most recent meeting the Official Board updated Christian Temple's Pandemic Preparedness Policy to more accurately reflect the current realities of the pandemic. Anyone who would like to see the policy as it now is written may CLICK HERE.

 

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

Every Wednesday at 9:30 to 11 AM, a group of Christian Temple members meet via Zoom to learn and discuss topics about Christianity, the Bible, other religions of the book, religious history, and a variety of other religious topics. Beginning on January 26, 2022 and for the next 23 weeks we will be studying about “Jesus and His Jewish Influences.” If you are interested in furthering your understanding of Christian traditions, practices, and theology we invite you to join us on our journey.

We know that Jesus was born of Jewish parents, that he obtained Jewish religious training, and preached throughout Judea his understanding and views of biblical Jewish law. His followers carried on his teachings, practices, and legacy through Christianity. The aim of this study is to obtain an understanding of how Jesus’s teachings and views were shaped by his Jewish background and context, and illustrated by selected passages from the canonical Gospel accounts.  Use this Zoom link to join us:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89678926477?pwd=Yno4ZW01RER0a00zNGlnWUFyWE9wQT09

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO ISN'T RECEIVING THE SEED?

Our email distribution lists are almost up-to-date, but we are concerned that we may have missed a friend or two during this process. If you know of anyone who isn't receiving the J&C and/or The Seed, please ask them to let the office know. Contact Robin at 410-747-2041 or at office@christiantemple.org. Thank you!

 

ZOOM LINKS!

Wednesday Bible Study, Wednesdays (9:30 AM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89678926477?pwd=Yno4ZW01RER0a00zNGlnWUFyWE9wQT09

 

The Well, Thursdays (6:15 PM)  The Well will not be meeting on April 14th.  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89200881845

 

Children's Choir, Sundays (10:30- 10:55 AM)    The Children’s choir will meet in-person at 10:30 in the Stone classroom.  If you can't make it in to church, then join us on Zoom at 10:30 instead!  Please use the link below:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87001372088

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 Forum, Sundays (9 AM)  Join us for our new session, "Keeping the Church Weird".