I spent time last Sunday worshipping online while out of the city. It was good to be able to with you all online and to experience what so many others share every Sunday. I am grateful to so many who make this available every week as we make the good news of God’s love, compassion, kindness, and grace available beyond the walls of our beautiful sanctuary.
This Sunday we continue our mini-series called “Blueprints for Faithful Life” and Reverend Erin will bring the word at 8:30am and 10am Traditional services (and the 11am exclusive online service), Reverend Andre will preach at 11:45am, Contemporary service, and I will preach at 1:30pm, our Spanish service that will mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Yes, 5 worship services on Sunday!
There is always so much going on at Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ and I wanted to remind you of the upcoming North Texas Giving Day on September 23, 2021. Giving on September 23 comes with a bonus and more information is found below:
North Texas Giving Day September 23
1. Get up and give on September 23!
Your gift matters! On September 23, if you donate to Cathedral of Hope on NorthTexasGivingDay.org between 6 a.m. and midnight, your dollars will be stretched with plus bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas! Not available on September 23? No worries! Make your gift early between September 1 and September 22! Donate Here
2. Spread the word!
Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about Cathedral of Hope and NTX Giving Day! Don’t forget to tag #cohdallas and #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to get up and give as well! Communities Foundation of Texas is even offering a prize for the social media post that’s shared the most!
3. Follow us!
Follow our social media and facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay to stay up to date on NTX Giving Day!
For more information on NTX Giving Day, visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org! For more information on how you can help our organization on NTX Giving Day, please reach out to Bill Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we prepare for Sunday, we are acutely aware that on Saturday we will remember the events of September 11, 20 years ago. I remember these events very well. I was preparing to leave the United Kingdom and come to the USA to pastor Founders MCC in Los Angeles. To be honest, I stopped and paused to reconsider this decision, concerned for my safety and the impact on the world. I am sure that you too have had to pause, and reflect on decisions made in your life at times as well, but as I reflect, I am glad that I did not let fear shape my decision to move to the United States and the story of my life over these past 20 years.
I wanted to share with you the prayer for healing, understanding, unity and love on 9/11 anniversary that the national UCC leadership have offered for this occasion.
Simply click this link for more: https://www.ucc.org Let us come together again, in person and online for worship again this Sunday and celebrate the God that we know who loves and cares for us.