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Rev. Craig Robertson, Pastor
Rev. Craig Robertson
 Pastor




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Kristy Urie
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Jessica Hove
Child Care

Something to think about . . .

In John 6:1-15 we are told the story how Jesus wanted to feed the many people who had followed him, and he taught them many lessons about being follower and what the Kingdom of God is about on earth. Jesus wanted the disciples to feed all of them. So, Andrew spoke up: “Andrew, who was Simon Peter's brother, said, ‘There is a boy here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish. But they will certainly not be enough for all these people."’ But Jesus had them sit down and then he gave thanks to God for the gifts from the boy.

 We must always be mindful of thanking people for the many gifts they have shared with us at church and to us personally. There were a lot of people, not just from the Outreach team and Membership team that helped put on the Block party the first Saturday in June. Thank you for all the work you have done. Further back in March the diaconate and many others put on the baked potato feed for everybody after morning worship. It took a lot of people to work very hard to make that a success. Even back in January and April we tied blanks for the people at Stone Crest. It took a lot of people to finish that project by the Outreach team. There were a lot of people who helped the Outreach team cook hamburger and put the bag together for Valentine’s Day gifts for people at Stone Crest. It took quite a few people to create and distribute the May Baskets over at Stone Crest as well.

So far, a lot of people have donated school supplies for Garton Elementary School. The due date for all the school supplies to be brought to church is Sunday, August 14. Check the Portrait insert to see what is needed for each grade. Thank you to all those who have brought their school supplies so far.

This past month we held a neighborhood Ice Cream Social in conjunction with the Fairmont Park Neighborhood. Thanks to the Membership to who served Ice cream and all those who ate their fair share of ice cream. Thirty people attended.

A big thanks to Diana Collins who did the foot work to help get a good deal on all nine of the air-conditioners and furnaces we had to replace. Thank you to all those who have donated to replenish the $58,500 it took to pay for the nine new air-conditioners and furnaces. If you are looking to help to replenish the money, thank you ahead of time.

A big thank you to the family that donated $1000.00 to the Outreach team budget. It is a blessing.

Thanks to Aaron Brunner for filling the pulpit for me while I was on vacation. Thanks also to Aaron’s sister-in-law, Missy, for taking the time to sew the two new banners—one for Christmas and one for Epiphany.  

Thank you to the Board of Capitol Hill Christian Church for working hard to make tough decisions to spend the money to get the new air-conditioners and furnaces and for working through the new church constitution, so we are up to date. Keep growing spiritually in helping this congregation to grow numerically and spiritually.

Elders, Pastoral Relations, and Property teams: Thank you for providing spiritual leadership and other areas of leadership. Thanks to Jeff Kerns, Aaron Brunner and Diana Collins for time spent going over the by-laws, policies, and church teams job descriptions. These are very tedious jobs. Well done!

A big thank you to Sandy Curfman who comes to church each week and folds the bulletins for us.

If I have left anybody else out for all the work you do for CHCC, I apologize and I thank you as well.

Remember to express your thankfulness to people who have helped or blessed you every day—not just on the fourth Thursday of November.

Something to think about and do . . .

Rev. Craig

The Disciples of Christ Chalice

Sheryl Miller, Parrish Nurse
Sheryl Miller
Parish Nurse



Colton Collins
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!


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




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