What is Communion?

What is Communion?

by Claire Berger

Lent is a fitting time to explore the gathering of people to hear the Word of God preached and receive bread and wine. This last part goes by a few names: the Eucharist; the Lord’s Supper; communion . . . And while different groups of Christians have believed different things about exactly what it is and what it does, the science of it, this practice established by Jesus fosters gratitude, community, a longing for a future feast to come—Christianity believes history ends with a feast. The Eucharist in Greek means “giving thanks,” and this is the mysterious texture of it. 

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Life on Mission

Life on Mission

by Claire Berger

Do you still have ashes on your forehead? It’s okay to wash them off. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday; Lent is upon is.

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Tools for Knowing God

Lent is a season of spiritual renewal that prepares us for Easter. It lasts forty days and reminds us of Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness (it’s actually the forty-six days before Easter, but Sundays in Lent are not counted). For followers of Christ, all life should be characterized by devotion to him. Lent, however, is an opportunity to give focused attention to soul care. The Old English word, Lent, means spring. Think of it as a sort of spiritual spring cleaning or spring training (go Astros!). It’s a season for sharpening our spiritual senses so we might grow in our knowledge of the Lord.

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What is Ash Wednesday?

What is Ash Wednesday?

by Claire Berger

Observing Lent can be an activity filed under, ancient practices. It began with early Christians as the season before Easter to prepare new believers for baptism, and developed into a historic and church-wide practice. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday, where ashes get smeared on your head and you are reminded, “you are dust and to dust you shall return.” 

What a sales pitch. 

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This Sunday: Friendship of God

This Sunday, March 3, we’ll explore the friendship of God in the final lesson in our series, Experiencing God’s Beauty. While friendship is one of the most important and powerful gifts on earth, it can prove to be elusive. Studies show only about half of our perceived friendships are mutual. Life’s sweetest and most sorrowful moments often involve friends.

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This is City Youth on Sunday nights

Good food, real community, fun times, the reminder you are Christ’s so you don’t have to work so hard to please other people . . . This is City Youth on Sunday nights.

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Spotlight on The FORGE for Families

Last Summer we kicked off a new program called Jump Start. A simple way to describe it is a high school internship focused on job readiness, character building, practical life skills and spiritual development. Every day the Jump Start kids started off their work day with a Bible study taught by our executive director.

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The Artist

The Artist

by Joy Hanna

My husband and I got married in April 2015 and moved to Houston a few weeks after our honeymoon. Our first year and half in Houston was both blissful and hard. I was happy to start a new adventure with my best friend, but I was also struggling to see how my dreams and desires fit into my new world. All of my comforts back home in Virginia had been swiped out from under me: family, friends, church, home, career, etc. I tried to stay positive and be thankful, but when I was honest with myself and God, I felt like he was silent. I felt purposeless.

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CIty Kids Service Project Recap and Pictures

This past Sunday, our Children’s Ministry came together to work on a service project for one of City Church’s mission partners, International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization that partners with local authorities to rescue victims of modern day slavery, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

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New to City Church?

Welcome!  We are so glad you are here. We want City Church to be a place of welcome, hope and healing for all and a safe place to explore faith. We love Houston and are committed to the city.

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