Memorial Candlelight Service
Honoring the lives lost at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm
We are grateful to be a part of an interfaith community in which we can show support and solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers in these days of grief and sorrow. We will join with Sha’arei Shalom Congregation in an important service of remembrance, reflection, healing, and hope for a better world, in conjunction with our interfaith partners. Please make every effort to show your support and solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers in these days of grief and sorrow.
We must not let hate and violence win. Let us demonstrate our commitment to love each and every person as a beautiful creation, created in the image of God.
With the recent report from The New York Times that governmental agencies could be moving to narrow the definition of gender, it is more important than ever to understand the experiences of the transgender community and the challenges individuals who are transgender face.
Please join us for an important, free, community event of a showing of "Gender Revolution" on Nov 1 at 5:30pm, sponsored by UUCCI, First Presbyterian, Mill Race Center, and North Christian Church
(Read the NYT article reporting on these policies here)
What can we do when it comes to World Hunger? Sometimes the problem can seem overwhelming. Hear Tonja this Sunday as she speaks to how our faith can inform our action based on Deuteronomy 15:1-2,7-11 and 1 John 3:16-24
When you come to a cross-roads, how do you decide which way to go? Do you make a list of pros and cons? Do you talk to friends or try to figure it out on your own?
The reality is--we make a lot of choices, and usually, there is a lot to consider when deciding what we will do.
This Sunday, Rev. Howard Bowers, Indiana Disciples Elder, will join us to talk about how we choose between what is right and what is easy in his sermon, "Albus Dumbledore's Great Achievement," based on Luke 4:1-11. Gather in worship this Sunday, Oct 21 at 10:30am.
North Christian Church is excited to again host the Hoosier Hills Choral Festival! Guests from Cincinnati Youth Choir and Evansville Children's Choir will join Columbus Indiana Children's Choir (CICC) for a day of shared music-making, ending with a performance at 4:00pm. Although there is no cost to attend the show, please plan to contribute to the free-will offering that will be taken. Experience this unique collaboration as these talented young voices fill our sanctuary!
Disciples Women Ministries invites you to come together after service tomorrow at Chili's restaurant for a time of fellowship. This is a special opportunity once-per-month to connect with one another beyond our time spent together in worship, serving beside each other, and all of the other ways we share in community. Over lunch, we will nourish our spirits and relationships!
As the weather gets cooler, it's a good time to get out the slow cooker or stock pot and warm up with soups of all kinds... stews, chowders, bisques. Yum! Maybe you have a favorite recipe with that one special, secret ingredient or maybe you've gotten disappointed when your favorite vegetable wasn't in the minestrone soup. In any case, when it comes to soups, each ingredient matters to the overall flavor and even texture or heartiness of the finished product--something most of us probably aren't thinking much about as we sink our spoon into the bowl!
But maybe it IS something to think about...
America has long been called a "Melting Pot." But is it? Is that an accurate portrayal of our history? Is it the metaphor we should be working toward? Maybe a better metaphor would be a soup or stew: each part identifiable and bursting with its own flavor, yet complimenting and enhancing the taste and textures of the other components...
Hear Tonja this Sunday in "Discovering Diversity" when we will honor Indigenous People's Sunday as she talks about what it means for us to live in a world of different "ingredients": different colors, different cultures, different faiths, and different languages based on the scriptures Genesis 2:4b-25; 3:20-23 and 1 John 4:16b-21
Travis has an extensive background in directing and accompanying vocal and bell choirs as well as composing original works for orchestra, choir, and soloists. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in piano, composition, and German from Virginia Tech. He received Master of Arts degrees in Musicology and Organ Performance from IU this summer and is now pursuing a PhD. in Musicology with minors in Organ Performance and Music Theory, also from IU. A Musician and an Academic! How blessed are we! We are looking forward to being with you in worship this coming Sunday, October 14 at 10:00am!