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The Seed: October 23, 2022


The Seed Newsletter: October 23, 2022



We have been informed that one person who was at the service last Sunday, October 16th, has tested positive for covid.  If you think you may be experiencing covid symptoms and would like more information, please CLICK HERE to view the current guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).  



We're Here!!!

Sunday is the day. I hope you can make every effort to be at worship service on Sunday as we welcome our new co-pastors, John and Katie, for their first Sunday with us. What a day it will be. And what's an important day ... without food? We will have a reception for John, Katie, and Sophie in The Gathering immediately following the worship service for us all to meet and greet the Callaways. I look forward to seeing you there!

Speaking of important days, if you have not already, I encourage you to mark down November 13th on your calendars. During our worship service that morning, we will have an Installation Service for John and Katie as our co-pastors. What a special occasion that will be. And yes, you guessed it ... FOOD! We will enjoy lunch together in Fellowship Hall following the Installation Service.

We have had so many important days of late, right around the corner, and just down the road ... What an exciting time to be a part of this wonderful community we call Christian Temple!




Katie and John Callaway want to meet up with YOU outside of church!

Look at the times, dates, and locations below to find some time with a smaller group to fellowship around food, drinks, and fun!




Can you believe that it's nearly Halloween??!  On Sunday, October 30th, we will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat for our church and community.  This event will take place on the church's lower parking lot.  **Unfortunately, there will be no Rain Date.

This community event will be held 2pm to 4pm.  Set up will occur one hour before the event (1pm) and break down/clean up will begin approximately 4pm/4:15pm and last until 5pm, if needed.  For safety reasons, vehicles must remain PARKED from 1:30pm to 4:15pm.  *Family-friendly/non-scary costumes and decorations, please.

We welcome persons and families to set up and decorate their vehicle trunks.  We also invite donations of candy and NON-candy treats (stickers, party-favor doo-dads, etc.) for those with allergies.  Donations will be collected in the Gathering.  Please, look for the orange box labeled "Halloween on the hill donations".

RSVP by using this Link -->

Please contact Kecia Johnson (organizer) for any questions/concerns.


Cell Phone:  (410) 802-6053




Please RSVP using this link:




Please pickup your FIRST QUARTER STATEMENT when you stop by the worship bulletin table on Sunday.  Your statement should give you an idea of how your pledge has been processed from July 1-Sept 30.  Thanks for trying to keep it up to date!




Beginning on Wednesday, November 2 and for the next 24 weeks the Wednesday Bible Study group will begin a new study on “Understanding the New Testament.”  The course is led by Professor David Brakke, Ph.D.  This is a 24 lecture series that takes us behind the scenes to study not only the text of the New Testament, but also the authors and the world in which it was created.  The course explores Jewish lives under Roman occupation, reflects on the apocalyptic mood of the first and second centuries A. D., witnesses the early Christians’ evangelism beyond the Jewish communities, and witnesses the birth of a faith that continues to shape our world today.

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 this fall in learning about our Christian faith, its scriptures and authors.  If you have questions, please contact Vaughn Ouellette at 410-313-9661 or email:



OCTOBER 23, 2022

The Children's Choir will be meeting at 10:30 AM for an in-person rehearsal! 


Transformers will be meeting this Sunday, October 23rd!  Kids will leave to participate in the program right after the Children’s Moment during our worship service.  Kecia Johnson is the Education Coordinator for Christian Temple who also leads this group.  Kecia will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the Transformer program and schedule.




During the month of October, we will have bells, book, and banner in the Gathering.  Please place the name(s) of those you wish to be raised up and remembered in our special worship service on November 6th in the book next to the banner; then pin a bell for each name on the red ribbons of the banner.  If you are unable to be in-person at the worship services, please feel free to call the church and we will record your loved one’s name and place a bell on the banner for you.




 + HURRICANES 2022 +


Week of Compassion remains in close touch with Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) Puerto Rico, as they coordinate with more than 50 Disciples churches who are active in providing assistance to communities. We will continue to respond through the IC(DC)PR and local partners as there is need.


Week of Compassion is receiving updates from Regional Ministers, local church pastors, and ecumenical partners to assess immediate needs and responses in Florida, South Carolina, and elsewhere.  In the coming days, we anticipate many more reports of damage, plans for long-term response, and of Disciples providing care for their neighbors.

To read more about Week of Compassion’s efforts, go to:


PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECK TO:  Christian Temple and annotate Week of Compassion – Hurricanes 2022




Kathy Cayward was a fun-loving and devoted member of our Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. When she died, a fund was established to help support our excellent ministry of music at Christian Temple. The fund helps to enhance our two community concerts offered each year as well as our on-going choral and instrumental music during our worship services.

Please consider a donation to this ministry. A tax-deductible check can be sent to the church office or placed in the offering plate. Your support will be greatly appreciated!



At its most recent meeting the Official 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.


Our email distribution lists are almost up-to-date, but we are concerned that we may have missed a friend or two during this process. 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!


We needed to update our Zoom account recently for a variety of reasons.  In doing so, some of our standard, recurring links have changed.  Please look carefully at the links printed in our newsletters as they may be different than expected.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 410-747-2041.  Thank you!


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


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