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The Seed: April 30, 2023

The Seed: April 30, 2023


Dear Christian Temple,

We have a few exciting Sundays coming up. First off, we will kick-off our Fifth Sunday Fellowships right after worship this Sunday, April 30. This will be a fun time to meet, great, and eat with one another.

Next Sunday, we will host a Bike Rodeo. Here is a little information about that:

What is a BIKE RODEO?

Let's start with what a bike rodeo is not: it is not a competition and you will not (hopefully) be thrown off any angry bulls while attending our bike rodeo. It is simply an event for kids to learn more about being safe and informed cyclists. For us, that means you will learn about bike maintenance, helmet fit, overcoming obstacles, and nutrition. We also hope to have resources available for you to get connected with others and to a larger cycling community because a safe rider never rides alone! 

Bring the kids and bring the bikes!

Hotdogs and refreshments will be served! 

-Bike Maintenance
-Tips and Tricks
-Safety and Wellness

May 7th - 1:30 p.m. - Christian Temple (lower) parking lot

We hope to see you for both big events. 

Much love,





If you haven't started already, it is time NOW to begin thinking about Summer Camps.  Take a look at the BROCHURE to view all the opportunities that are available!  

Online Camp Registration is open now at

For Early-Bird rates, camper scholarship resources, and other details, please visit

Questions:  Email   or call   301-942-8266

The 2023 Camp Brochure is also attached to this email for you to print or download. 








Be part of worship to bless the builders, the resources, and the homeowners, and then help frame a house right in the Exhibit Hall! Join Week of Compassion on Sunday morning at General Assembly, and stop by afterwards to leave words of blessing within the walls. Spots are limited, so add this to your General Assembly registration and more information will follow soon!



On April 30th, we are asking all leaders of teams, committees, and boards to meet together with the pastors for a time of sharing in order to best understand the institutional needs and opportunities of the church. The meeting will begin at 1:30pm in the Library. 




Mark your calendars for May 7th (1:30pm).  We will be having a Bike Rodeo in the lower parking lot. This will be a service for the entire community to learn about bike safety, but mostly an opportunity to mingle and fellowship with one another over two wheels or two legs.






Join us from your office or home on Wednesdays  (12pm Noon) for 45 minutes of lectio divina on the upcoming week's Gospel lesson. For more on the practice of lectio divina, click here. For questions, contact

Please use the Zoom link below to join:





NEW! FORUM TOPIC: History and Polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

For the next several Sundays in April and May, we will be exploring the early American church, learning about the founders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),  from a frontier religious movement to a 21 Century mainline Christian denomination.  If you are interested in knowing about the history and polity of our church denomination, please joint us on Zoom at 9AM.

Sundays (9 AM), Zoom Sessions Only:


WOMEN'S RETREAT | MAY 6th | 10am-4:30pm    


It's not too late...  Last Weekend to Sign Up!

Join us as we embark upon a communal journey of lyrical listening that will include

building relationships, breaking bread, and plenty of laughter.             

Sign up here. 



Join us on the fifth Sunday of the month for a fun time of fellowship.  Refreshments will be served!  Catch-up with some friends and make a few new ones as well!  All Are Welcome!




If you are interested in having a garden plot this summer please email Kim Junker at and she will assign you a plot. The plots are $10 a year which includes access to the church’s outdoor water source. The garden plots are located behind the church near the baseball diamond. The plots will need some extra TLC this season since they have been unused during the pandemic.   





We have made a few changes to our email addresses...  Feel free to reach out!               

Katie Callaway

John Callaway-

Mark Wilson-

Kecia Johnson

Robin Picanso-  





We have the best opportunity before us: a whole lot of kids and a need for adults to help! Will you consider volunteering once a month (or even less often) to help Kecia wrangle and love our kids during Transformers? Click here to sign up







The Children's Choir will NOT be meeting this Sunday!

Transformers will be in session on April 23rd!  Kids will leave to participate in the program right after the  Children’s Moment during our worship service.  Kecia Johnson, the Education Coordinator for Christian Temple, will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the Transformer program and schedule.



Lectio at Lunch (12 PM Noon) - Zoom Sessions Only


Nine O' Clock Forum, Sundays (9 AM), Zoom Sessions Only


Wednesday Bible Study (9:30 AM), Zoom Sessions Only

Join the Wednesday Bible Study!  This group is exploring the study,  “Understanding the New Testament.”  There is no need to purchase books or course materials, as the WBS coordinator distributes appropriate reading materials and a Zoom link each week for each lecture. Please join us in learning about our Christian faith, its scriptures and authors. If you have questions, please contact Vaughn Ouellette at 410-313-9661 or email:



The Official Church Board updated Christian Temple's Pandemic Preparedness Policy to more accurately reflect the current realities of the pandemic. Anyone who would like to see the policy as it now is written may CLICK HERE.



If you know of anyone who isn't receiving the J&C and/or The Seed, please ask them to let the office know. Contact Robin at 410-747-2041 or at Thank you!