Three-Week Series: The Armor of God
August 20, 2020

Three-Week Series: The Armor of God

by Sara McDonald | City Kids Coordinator

Greatest of These
August 18, 2020

Greatest of These

by Valerie Tompson | Executive Director

Wow, when we planned our sermon series for our 2019–2020 year, we had no idea what was in store for us. The truth is we never have that control, but 2020 has made that very apparent. It is fitting that we are closing the ministry year with a final series on love.

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Culture and Care: City Youth
August 14, 2020

According to the Cubist painter Pablo Picasso, “It takes a very long time to become young.” Picasso’s paradoxical sentiment is meant to highlight that youth should not be a phase one grows “out of,” but rather a state of mind that one grows toward. While we may associate idealism, hopefulness, and various creative impulses with the young, it takes work to cultivate these good desires and maintain them throughout the mounting pressures of adult life (whatever we take “adult life” to mean!).

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Joy Hanna on CIVIC CLUB’S Latest
June 30, 2020

Joy Hanna on CIVIC CLUB’S Latest

by JOY HANNA | WORSHIP ARTS MANAGER

Love for Life is Live! Joy Hanna on CIVIC CLUB’s Latest

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The Beauty of Christ to Broken Places, One Month at a Time: July Update
June 30, 2020

As a leader of our staff while Leo is out on medical leave recovering from COVID-19, I wanted to update you on where we are as staff. We have not forgotten how hard it has been, and continues to be, to be pulled apart by COVID. We have not forgotten how hard it is to face the vital conversations surrounding racial unrest in our country and world. We are committed to doing the work of remembering and working as we maintain City Church's mission of bringing the beauty of Christ into broken places. Right now the scale of hurt and brokenness can feel overwhelming, but then we remind ourselves that we serve a God who is able to do more than we can even imagine.

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New Series Starts This Sunday
June 11, 2020
Reflections on Racial Turmoil
June 03, 2020

I am deeply troubled by the racial turmoil coursing through the streets of our country. I am grieved over the evil mistreatment and killing of George Floyd. I am angry about justice denied to countless others like him. And I am upset with myself and ashamed to admit that all too often I've been silent or apathetic about persistent racism in our country—racism before my very eyes.

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Calling a Friend in the Age of Coronavirus
May 28, 2020

One of the sweetest gifts one can receive in life is the joy of friendship. Though he didn't necessarily have friendship in mind, the words of Chile's nobel-prize winning poet Pablo Neruda still proves helpful; friendship does to the heart what "spring does with the cherry tree." What exactly does spring do to a cherry tree you ask? It causes it to blossom. A good friend has the unique ability to not only be a great companion, but also to be the very agent through whom you metamorphose into a radiant and flourishing human being.

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Eating Leftovers

Eating Leftovers

by Clint Wilson | City Youth Coordinator

The steady syncopation of our dishwasher has hardly stopped its rinsing and draining since the beginning of the quarantine. Spending our days pouring second cups of coffee and cooking more meals than usual has resulted in hazard pay for our little dishwasher that could. Among the many items that make the usual cleansing rotation—cramped, as they are, between the plastic prongs of the washer's shelves—leftover-stained Tupperware containers are by far the most common.

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