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Rev. Craig Robertson, Pastor
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Something to think about . . .

Our vision and mission at Capitol Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is “Spreading GOD’s Love . . . Hope . . . Joy . . . with YOU!”

I am reminding all of you about our vison/mission at CHCC because we need to ask ourselves these questions:
“How can we move forward in our ministry at CHCC spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you?
What can we do as a congregation and as individuals to further our ministry of spreading God’s love, hope and joy with the you?
Are we willing to get beyond any barriers created by ourselves or other things, so we can move forward spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you?
Can we give and use our gifts and talents to move forward spreading God’s love, hope and joy with the you?
Are we willing to change the way we do things and how we love people so we can move forward spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you?
Can we invite people to church to experience God’s love, hope and joy through our worship services and ministries at CHCC?
Can we have a positive spiritual attitude where we are open to what God wants us to do as we spread God’s love, hope, and joy with you?
Can we focus on what God wants us to do in spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you? 
Can we focus on our heavenly needs and not just our earthly needs as we spread God’s love, hope, and joy with you?
Are we open to transforming ourselves and our church spiritually so we can do more to spread God’s love, hope and joy with you?

These are a lot of questions God has for us at CHCC. What answers do we have to help us move forward to spread God’s love, hope and joy with you?

In Mark 8:34 we are reminded: Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him. “If any of you want to come with me,” he told them, “you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me.”

Are we willing to sacrifice ourselves, as Jesus did on the cross, for the sake of spreading our vision and mission for God on earth?

The beginning of September is upon us. Most of our vacations are over with. Now is the time to move forward spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you. You will see further down in the Portrait that we are moving forward with ministries we have done in the past and new ones that will help us move forward spreading God’s love, hope and joy with you.

You are invited to get involved and share your gifts and talents so we can continue to spread God’s love, hope and joy with you.

I pray that you will remember what our vision and mission is. If not, then that is between you and God!

Something to think about and do something about as we spread God’s love, hope and joy with you.

Love you,
Rev. Craig


The Disciples of Christ Chalice

Sheryl Miller, Parrish Nurse
Sheryl Miller
Parish Nurse




Custodian



Tom Hubbell
Pianist



Disciples of Christ History

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began in the early 1800s in the United States. Seeking to move beyond denominational disagreements, the founders envisioned a united church modeled on the New Testament.
Disciple congregations today share these characteristics:
  * Each congregation is self-governing and calls its own pastor.
  * Worship services may be formal or informal, and include lay women and men in leadership.
  * Open discussion of issues is encouraged. Diversity of opinion is common.
  * We are growing in racial and ethnic diversity. 
  
Disciples affirm that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all. Disciples also believe that all persons are children of God.

Disciples practices and beliefs include:
Open Communion - The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Freedom of Belief
- Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

Baptism by Immersion
- In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

Belief in the Oneness of the Church
- All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

The Ministry of Believers
- Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.
 
The symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice, emblazoned with a white St. Andrew's cross. The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship. The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.

Spreading GOD’s
Love…
Hope…
Joy…
with YOU!


Chalice

Capitol Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) * 3322 E. 25th Street * Des Moines, IA 50317




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