NEWS & Upcoming Events

All are invited to all events.  Just show up!  Even better, let us know that you're coming!

+++ Important Community Meeting This Friday

This week’s Open Table will be given over to an important community meeting (see below for the context). Here are the details:

* Date: Friday, January 25

* Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

* Location: Christ the Reconciler, 2142 FM 1704, Elgin TX 78621

* Schedule: Bridge Prayer, Dinner, Meeting

* Food: Potluck, bring a dish to share

* Childcare: Yes, if you are coming with children please contact Amy so she knows

The context:

For many years we have been waiting on the Lord for His green light to move forward in defining what it means to be a part of the CTR community, when we would build houses on the land, and what types of commitments it would take for us to walk out the high calling the Lord has for us. The waiting has been active, not passive. For many years, our efforts were rightly focused on Wittenberg 2017. Over the last year, we’ve been pressing into the question, “What would it look like for a community to live out John 17?”

We are now sensing a green light from the Lord regarding the development of community at Christ the Reconciler!

On Friday, we will present what we feel is the high-level timeline and steps towards living out John 17 as individuals, as a community, and as neighbors on the land.

+++ Sunday Meeting Changed

We had announced one option for the community meeting being this Sunday, Jan 27. We are cancelling that due to a conflict with the Brett & Kay Hart party at Hope Chapel, which will celebrate their time at Hope and launch them forward into their new venture, The Serene Disciple.

See below for the new time to replace that, which will be after Marianna’s retreat.

+++ Retreat with Marianna on February 9! + Community Meeting!!

Marianna Gol will visit us once again. Her visits always bring important and challenging prophetic messages to us, and we suspect the Lord has something significant in store for us. She and Amy will be teaching together, which should be wonderful.

After the retreat ends at 2:30, we’ll take a brief break, then have the second community meeting. This will be a chance to hear if you aren’t able to make it to the Jan 25 meeting. Or, if you did, this will be a chance for you to re-hear, and for us to process together. These are beautiful, weighty days for our community, and the more chances we have to listen to each other and to the Lord together, the better.

Here are the details:

* Date: Saturday, February 9

* Retreat: 9:45 am – 2:30 pm

… followed by …

* Community Meeting: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

* Location: Christ the Reconciler, 2142 FM 1704, Elgin TX 78621

* Cost: $25/person, $35/couple, $10/teen …

… but 1st-time guests are always free, using codes provided on the registration form

… and of course if you just come to the community meeting, it is free

* Food: CTR will provide the main dish for lunch, please bring a side / dessert / drink

* Childcare: $5/child

* Register: Use this link https://ahop.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=45 to register and pay

+++ Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar

* January 25 – Community meeting #1 @ CTR

* January 27 – NO Community meeting #2 (Cancelled)

* February 1 – Open Table @ CTR

* February 8 – No Open Table

* February 9 – Retreat with Marianna Gol

* February 9 – Community meeting #2 (after retreat)

* February 15 – No Open Table

* February 22 – Open Table @ CTR

Special request for perfume wearers:  There are community members with sensitivities to synthetic perfumes, so please try to use only all-natural perfumes when you come to CTR.  Thank you for your consideration!

Regular Weekly Prayer Times

The prayer room is open from 7:45 am to 6:15 pm each weekday.  All are welcome to come and pray at any time while the prayer room is open.  Access can be either through the main house (ring the bell) or directly through the door in back.

Our first goal in establishing continuous prayer at Christ the Reconciler is morning, noon & evening Bridge Prayer.  Here are the times that we have Bridge Prayer scheduled, each day:

Morning : 7:50 am - 8:10 am

Noon : 11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Evening : 5:50 pm - 6:10 pm

We currently don't have enough volunteers to conduct Bridge Prayer at each of these times, every day.  If you would like to volunteer to lead a Bridge Prayer session, contact us and let us know!

Open Table

Every* Friday night we have Open Table.  Which basically means, "come to dinner!"  

* It's always a good idea to contact us if you don't receive the weekly newsletter.  The reason is that sometimes Open Table is cancelled (for example if the Cogdells are out of town) ... and we would hate for you to show up and be disappointed!

All are welcome to come, but we ask that you RSVP so we know that you are coming.  We will have a simple soup, you can come as you are or bring bread/salad/dessert to share.

5:30 pm - Arrival

5:50 pm - Bridge Prayer

6:15 pm - Dinner - and afterwards, discussion, prayer & worship, sunset walking, game playing, or however the Spirit leads us!

8:00 pm (or thereabouts) - Departure