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Grace United Church of Christ, Houston Texas

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CHURCH STAFF:

David Jaroszewski – President

Brenda Fluitt – Vice President, Worship Chair

Laura Bruce – Property Mananger

Juli Kring – Enviromental

Lisa Lum – Council Member

Stephen Loonam – Youth Education

Marilyn Reyes – Fellowship

Jane Eixmann – Church Secretary

Gail Hicks - Treasurer

SEEKING JUSTICE:

“Open the gates of justice! I will enter and tell the Lord how thankful I am.” Psalm 118:19

In America, the topic of race continues to be difficult to discuss in many social settings. Very few Christian churches are leading bold and courageous conversations, engaging in direct social activism, and participating in civil disobedience as a way to bring attention to and disrupt racist systems and structures. 

The call to be a multiracial and multicultural church is an acknowledgement that racial justice is the inclusiveness of all humans and never excludes anyone based on skin color, culture or ethnic origin. The United Church of Christ stands in solidarity with the creation narrative in Genesis 1:26-27, which clearly outlines what matters to God—all of humankind and a just world for all. God created humankind in God’s image and likeness, women and men are image bearers, sharing equal status as human beings. God did not create race, racism, superior groups of humans, and hierarchical and hegemonic social structures.

2019 Vacation Bible Xperience is HERE!
Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday June 27 will be our 2019 Vacation Bible Xperience from 10:00-12:30 PM. Please note this is a time change. The VBX theme this year is Following Jesus.
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Join us for a special viewing of the National Geographic Documentary Paris to Pittsburgh on Sunday, September 22 at 12:10 PM after worship and fellowship. 

“Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.”

Rachel Brosnahan, Emmy ® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress, activist, and narrator of Paris to Pittsburgh

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THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is the denomination’s opportunity to express how our Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, and Love of Creation work together to address the inequities in our current world.

3 Great Loves is a denomination- wide effort that is about engaging the UCC to take action and to show the impact of the UCC, working together as one church, with one voice and one vision – a vision of a A Just World for All.

Beginning at Synod 2017 and ending at Synod 2019, through the lens of the 3 Great Loves, the United Church of Christ in its many settings of ministry will discern and lift up how we act upon these 3 Great Loves. As we do so, we will tell the story of how we are impacting and transforming the world, as covenantal partners united in common purpose and mission.
During these upcoming two years, there will be moments of special invitation to participate in this denomination-wide undertaking. One by one we will focus on each of the 3 Great Loves in service to our communities.

There’s never been a greater need for love – 3 Great Loves is how we can partner together as one voice, one church to live into our vision:  A Just World for All.

June 08 -- Lunch at Luby's, 11:30 am
June 12 -- Special Congregational Meeting, Council meets
Installation of Rev. Leslie Jackson at Cathedral of Hope Houston 3 PM
June 20 - Week long special webinars discussion on White Privilege - see article below.
June 25 -- Baby Shower for Leah Plagens, 2 to 4 pm
HOUSTON PRIDE FESTIVAL
12 - 7 PM, Parade 8:15
Volunteers are needed to help with the UCC booth. Please contact Brenda Fluitt.
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    UNITED CHURCH O F   C H R I S T
    8515 Brookwulf Drive
    Houston, Texas 77072
    PH: 281-575-7866

    Worship 10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages 11:30 AM