But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Opening Doors for Women in NeedEvery Monday night ladies bible study from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Helps women overcome the obstacles they face when released from prison.Contact Ann Allen for address. Follows the FWISD calendar.
Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce MeetingTuesday, March 27, from 11:00 to noon with lunch served (last Tuesday of every month).Collaborative effort by many groups in Fort Worth to combat human trafficking. TC 5-Stones Taskforce is an extension of the Fort Worth Police Department.Contact Ann Allen for address.
Como Community GardenSaturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon.Contact Mary Anne Weisiger or Ann Allen .
Not in My City Fort WorthSaturday, March 24, from 9:00 to noon, at Christ Chapel Bible Church.Community awareness event regarding human trafficking and sponsored by Unbound Fort Worth.NIMC partners with TC 5-Stones Taskforce to increase community awareness and prevent human trafficking.
CTR Mission Lunch and LearnSunday, April 15, after church.A time of fellowship and mission testimonies! We will have many speakers so testimonies need to be short, 3 to 5 minutes. Depending upon attendance, it would be good to have one of these in the fall too. Next year, we hope to present this in February for World Mission Day. The goal is to educate the congregation to all our mission activities so each CTR contact person will need to share about that partner.
The Mission Committee will need to provide the lunch.
Commissioning of Jessica Tetirick to UgandaSunday, April 29.Some of you have asked how can we help Jessica.
“Regarding fundraising, if people would like to contribute to my trip specifically, we'll announce in the next few weeks that the link to do so will be in the Chronicles, our newsletter. You can share now if anyone is asking for it, http://samsusa.org/jessica-tetirick/.”
Jessica leaves on May 2.
Cristo Rey Lunch and LearnStephen O’Neal, a member of CTR, is on the board of Cristo Rey Fort Worth. For more information, see https://www.cristoreyfortworth.org/.
Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
Lunch for Ralph and Miho Clatworthy, Anglican Missionaries to JapanSunday, August 26. Julie Cosgrove and Becky Powell are heading up this event. Becky is providing the food. I sure any help would be appreciated.
How we can help Houston:
Volunteer your Time
The Tarrant Area Food Bank has a mobile food pantry every third Friday. Join us to volunteer from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Como Community Center, 4900 Horne Street to assist in this worthy endeavor. Sandra Stanley, founder of "Opening Doors for Women in Need" (ODWIN), helped in March with her eight year old granddaughter, so this is a good mission for elementary age children during their Summer Break. Contact Ann Allen here for more information, or Melissa Smith here.
The Daughters of the Holy Cross are collecting ring tabs from soda, soup and pet food cans for the Ronald McDonald House. The aluminum can is valuable, but this small metal pop tab is like a gold nugget to the Ronald McDonald House! It is easily removed from the can, and is clean. There are two 'houses' that are set up at CTR. One is in the youth room, and the other is on the desk in the hallway by the kitchen. Collecting these pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling; and raising funds to help children and their families at the same time.
Joel Bailey is looking for individuals who would volunteer in the garden on a weekly basis to help keep the garden up to its full potential. It would include planting, pruning, watering, and weeding beds and other tasks that may be required. The garden day is usually Thursday mornings between 9 and 11. Come join us for some chores and fellowship. The HOPE Farm project is making a genuine difference in our community. For more information please contact Joel Bailey here.
For more information or questions on these events please either e-mail the church or call 817 386-3000.