On Waiting

On Waiting

by Clint Wilson, Pastoral Intern | City Youth Coordinator

Heavier than the fact that I've never been much good at waiting is the far greater burden that I've never quite learned how to wait. In my pursuit of immediate and observable outcomes, I have often overlooked the power of those patient, unobservable actions to which many others dedicate their lives. I marvel at thoughtful patience and mindful meditation. I am convinced that, for many of us, the word "waiting" takes on the qualities of a curse; waiting is a form of punishment, trial.

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Faith and Work in the Office and at Home

Faith and Work in the Office and at Home

by Tim and Kim Stephenson, Tim is a City Church Deacon

We’re going to hear from Kim and Tim Stephenson on how their faith influences their work. Tim is a trader for an oil and gas company and Kim is a stay-at-home mom of three and recently started working two days a week for a start-up company that sells baby products. Tim is also a City Church deacon. 

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It’s Hard to Make Friends

It’s Hard to Make Friends

by Regan Huey, City Church Deacon

I experienced postpartum depression and anxiety after my son was born ten months ago. But this story isn’t about that. And some of the people involved in this story didn’t even know I was struggling. 

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Welcome Ayo Omopariola

Welcome Ayo Omopariola

by Valerie Tompson, Executive Director

I hope that you have had the chance to meet Ayo Omopariola, our new Pastoral Resident. Ayo and his family have been a part of City Church for three years now, and we are excited that Ayo joined the City Church staff at the beginning of 2020 in a part-time role.

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What Can Diversity Create?

What Can Diversity Create?

by Bonnie Bonem, City Church Elder

I love our diverse city!

Growing up in my small Appalachian town, everyone looked the same. If we talked long enough, we found we were probably related. Not so in Houston, and especially not in my fifth grade elementary class. My class mirrors Houston. We have a large immigrant population from multiple countries. Reasons for being here are as varied as their home countries: health care, education, relocation from natural disasters, escape from war, religious persecution, etc.

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Because Christ Never Gives Up on Us

Because Christ Never Gives Up on Us

by Nian Lenning, City Church Deacon

I haven’t found a love more reflective of the love of Christ than the love you have for your children. I am a mother of three and fell in love with each of my children before they were born. I have loved my children through toddler tantrums, adolescent mistakes, and probably most importantly, through our adult relationships. I have loved my children despite hurt and even when they didn’t love me back. 

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2019 Year in Review

As we close 2019 and look forward to 2020, we can’t help but be thankful for all that God has done in and through City Church. 

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Loving in a Busy Life

Loving in a Busy Life

by Johnny Fusilier, City Church Deacon

My wife and I have five young children ranging from five months to eight years old. We both work, are involved at City Church and in our community, and have a large extended family in the Houston area. It feels like there is always an event to attend or a family member to visit. Our calendars can be so full that we forget to make time for those closest to us. At the beginning of the school year, I decided that we were going to make the best of some of the mundane parts of life together. Specifically, I wanted to be intentional with our morning commute.

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Artist in Residence: Madeline Edwards

Artist in Residence: Madeline Edwards

by Joy Hanna, Worship Arts Manager

We are thrilled to officially welcome local singer and songwriter, Madeline Edwards to our creative team at City Church as our first Artist in Resident.

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Marathon Sunday Parking

Due to the Houston marathon this Sunday, we aren’t able to park in the surface lot, and street parking will be limited, so plan to use the GreenStreet garage (1377 Fannin with entrances on Fannin and Clay).

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