Serving Houston: Volunteer opportunities
As we enter the rebuilding phase following hurricane Harvey we are so grateful that churches and organizations all over Houston are partnering together in a beautiful display of solidarity and service to our city. Here are a few opportunities that we recommend for your consideration:
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Healing and Hope for Houston

As we continue to endure the heartbreaking and devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey upon our city, please join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and those still at risk. May our gracious Savior care for them and be to all of us a “refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain” (Isaiah 4:6).

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Hurricane Harvey Updates

All weekend events are canceled, and House of Blues will be closed on Sunday, August 27. Please stay safe, and reach out to us at care@citychurch.org if a need arises.

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Stories and Songs: Stories about Jesus

City Church’s new ministry year begins this Sunday. I’m really excited about our sermon theme for the new year: Stories and Songs. Most of the Bible is written either in narrative or poetry. Our sermons this year will be comprised of both. 

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A response to Charlottesville

The horrific events in Charlottesville on Saturday left me heartbroken and deeply disturbed. 

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City Church: Who We Are
City Church launched in August 2015 with a dream to renew Houston by bringing beauty into broken places. As a central Houston church where all are welcome, we want to be a safe place for everyone to explore the possibility of faith and the implications of it in their life. Questions of belief and unbelief are taken seriously and addressed respectfully.
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The joy and freedom of a generous heart

Years ago my husband and I heard a memorable sermon illustration about giving. The pastor talked about how a wealthy congregant came to him and said, “Do you have any idea how much money I make? How could I possibly give 10 percent away?” To which the pastor, replied, “Let’s pray together that God will reduce your income to a level where you feel comfortable giving 10 percent away.”

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VESSELS OF BEAUTY

In his book “For the Beauty of The Church,” David O. Taylor answers the question ‘What is art for?’ by declaring that, strictly speaking, it isn’t for anything; going on to say that it’s “gratuitous,” except for its function as a “vessel of beauty.” In another chapter, he asks rhetorically of the gospel’s meaning “what if he himself has taken the initiative, become the sacrifice, torn the temple veil? What is left but gloriously unuseful prayer and praise?”

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building relationships with bridge builders

The mission of City Church is to renew Houston by bringing beauty into broken places. Recently, I joined twenty middle and high school students to do just that. Under the leadership of Blake Thomas and Jennifer Welch, we participated in an experience called Bridge Builders. I did not know what to expect. On previous mission trips that I’ve been on, the focus has been manual labor - building fences, mulching playgrounds, painting houses…stuff like that. Community service is important, but it’s pretty easy to return to a rather normal, undisturbed life, when it’s over.

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