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Congregational Staff
Rev. Craig Robertson, Pastor
Rev. Craig Robertson

Stephanie Collins, Secretary
Stephanie Collins

Jessica Hove
Jessica Hove
Child Care

Custodian Deb Carpenter
Deb Carpenter
Something to think about . . .

This is the time of the year where members of Capitol Hill Christian Church (DOC) are called to reach out and adopt a local family, from Garton Elementary School, who is in need of food for a Thanksgiving meal, Christmas Gifts and food for a Christmas meal.

The family we are adopting this year is a family of five with a son who is in third grade, a daughter in fifth grade who both attend Garton, and an eighth grade boy who attends Goodrell Middle School.

When the resource teacher gets us more information about their needs, we will let you know through the Sunday reminder email, at church during announcements, and the gift Christmas tree that will be put up in the fellowship hall for Advent.

We will be helping the same family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) Dinner Menu

Turkey  (Ham)
Sweet potatoes
Apple, Pumpkin and/or Pecan pie

Green Bean Casserole Ingredients:
3 cans of green beans 
2 or 3 cans of crème of mushroom soup
can of fried onions

 Dinner rolls

 The Christmas meal is the same as above with changing the meat to a large ham.

It is a blessing to bless this family with food and gifts while they are going through a tough time during the holiday season. As God has blessed us abundantly, may we bless those in need in God’s flock this holiday season.

Thanks to all of you at CHCC who are going to participate in the Adopt-a-family ministry for Thanksgiving and Christmas. As we get closer to these holidays, I will communicate through the Sunday reminder email I send out each week.

The Advent theme is the need for prayer: Praying during Advent for Hope, Peace, Joy, Love and knowing Christ deeper.

Volunteers are needed to read the Advent meditations and light the Advent Candle at the beginning of worship each week. Please let me know if you and your family would like to volunteer.

We will also have Advent Bible Study and prayer time on Wednesday nights starting on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm, December 13th at 5:30 pm, and December 20th at 6:30 pm. And Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. December 3, 10, 17 and 24. Advent is a time for us to get ready to birth Jesus into our hearts. A time to reconnect with God. Here is an opportunity to do that.

Something to think about and do . . .

Love you all,

Rev. Craig

The Disciples of Christ Chalice

Phineas Pope, Musician
Phineas Pope

Sheryl Miller, Parrish Nurse
Sheryl Miller
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
with YOU!


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

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