Park Service Approves Permit for Church’s ‘Virtual Prayer Walk’ Following Inauguration

Church on the Hill in Washington, DC will lead the walk down Pennsylvania Ave to the White House on Thursday, January 19, the day before the Inauguration beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Covenant Journey’s Israel Experience Changes Lives

Christian college-age students from 23 colleges experienced a life-changing adventure in Israel to grow and develop their leadership potential on January 2, 2017. Led by Covenant Journey, a non-profit organization founded by Liberty Counsel, Christian millennials were touched by a rich blend of biblical history, Jewish history, and Israel’s global technological innovations and current geopolitical challenges. These trips have already had a profound impact on the Christian faith and perspective toward Israel of students from about 170 colleges and universities. Many of these young Christian leaders have found that this journey connects them to the roots of their Christian faith and they will never read the Bible or think about Israel the same.

‘A Capitol Christmas Concert’ Features National Christian Choir

On Monday, December 5, Christian artists, Steve Amerson and Babbie Mason and the Nation Christian Choir will present “A Capitol Christmas Concert” in the Cannon Caucus Room in the Cannon House Office Building. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Groups Partners on ‘National Israel Solidarity Day’

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA) announces an historic alliance with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and its subsidiary, the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC). The partnership launches Sunday, December 4th with “National Israel Solidarity Day” to mobilize the Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement in support of Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) humanitarian efforts in caring for the people and country of Israel. The Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement is North America’s fastest-growing ethnic and faith community.

Black Friday Becomes Bless Friday® — Christians Unite by Serving Christ

Since 2010, Bless Friday® has provided an alternative to frenzied Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Churches in Houston, The Woodlands and Trinity, Texas and Seattle, Washington are preparing service projects that honor Christ at Christmas on Friday, November 25. These churches ask families and individuals to celebrate Bless Friday® as an alternative to Black Friday.

Trinity Church of God, located in a small town of 2700 in rural east Texas joins Bless Friday® this year. Members will prepare and deliver comfort baskets for residents at the local nursing home. Pastors Jack and Debbie Black state, “We want to begin our Christmas celebration by serving others just as Jesus did. Placing the focus on Jesus at the beginning of Christmas transforms how we experience the whole season.”

Houston area churches’ efforts will include blessing a local medical clinic ministry, Casa el Buen Samaritano, by supporting its annual Christmas tradition of delivering cookies to patients and their families; sending congregants to The Beacon, a homeless shelter established by Christ Church Cathedral; providing crafts and Christmas decorations at Vita-Living homes for the intellectually challenged; cleaning up parks and public spaces and walking door-to-door to spread God’s love and pass out produce in an economically challenged community. At-home activities include packing rice and beans for the Fuentes Food Pantry and making no-sew pillows for the Seafarer’s Mission at the Port of Houston. Participating churches include Memorial Drive and The Woodlands Community Presbyterian churches, St. John the Divine and St. Francis Episcopal churches, the West University Baptist and Crosspoint churches and the Beacon of Light Christian Center.

Parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seattle will help the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle food bank.

Chuck Fox, founder of Bless Friday®, states, “At a time when fault lines in our country have been exposed, Christians across the political spectrum are uniting in Christ by serving our communities. You don’t have to be a member of these churches to participate. Just pick an activity that honors Christ, gather together your family and friends, and start your Christmas celebration with service.”

Bless Friday® was founded in 2010 in Houston to change the way Americans celebrate Christmas.

(Source: Christian Newswire)

2016 National Bible Bee on Facebook Live November 17-19

The 2016 National Bible Bee will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE beginning November 17th. Viewers will watch the Scripture knowledge phenomenon of the year, from the Opening Ceremony to the Competition Finals, through Facebook Live and BibleBee.org.

National Bible Week Commemorating 75th Anniversary

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of National Bible Week, a bi-partisan event will be held on the floor of the US House of Representatives and will include readings from the Bible. Led by U.S. Congressmen, Doug Lamborn of Colorado Spring, CO., the event will be held in the afternoon hours of Tuesday November 15th, 2016 and will include the reading of passages from three different Bibles:

This Week: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child

Hundreds of thousands of donors across the U.S. are on a mission to make a lasting impact on children in need. They are looking beyond their own wish lists and packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world–for many of the children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

Thanksgiving Day of Prayer Event Set for November 21, 2016

Guideposts announces its 25th Annual Thanksgiving Day of Prayer to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016.

Sunrise Prayer Relay Call for Prayer from Australia for American Elections

Christians in America have been praying and fasting leading up to the American Election and Australia Christians want to show our support and let our American Brothers and Sisters in Christ know that we are praying with them for their nation. That is why Australian Christians are Calling for Prayer from all over the world and from America for the American elections at a Sunrise Prayer Relay at sunrise on Tuesday 8th November 2016.

Sunday: International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

In 2015, more than 7,000 Christians were killed specifically because of their faith. This Sunday, Open Doors USA is urging Christians and churches to remember those killed and pray for those in more than 60 countries around the world still facing persecution because of their faith.

International Religious Freedom Summit Comes to Dallas

More than three quarters of the world’s population lives under religious discrimination or persecution. We can ignore it or we can get involved. Speak Freedom Dallas, an international religious freedom summit, will take place this weekend, November 4-6. Renowned speakers Os Guinness, Nigerian Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, Nick Pitts from The Denison Forum, and music by Dallas band All Delighted People will headline the events.

Event Focuses on Building Legacy of Faith with Women of Duck Commander

The third time will truly be a charm for the Heartfelt Experience. The annual event focusing on faith, fun and friendships will feature Missy and Kay Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” as well as event founder and Christian author, Dr. Joneal Kirby and “New York Times” bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, among others.

PTS Welcomes Willow Creek Leader

Cleveland, TN–On Thursday, October 27, Aaron Niequist, innovative leader of Willow Creek Community Church’s experimental worship service, The Practice, will be the special guest for the Robert E. Fisher chapel service at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). Niequist will lead worship in chapel followed by time of discussion.

‘Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast’ to be Held at Trump International Hotel

The “Trump International Hotel,” Presidential Ballroom is to be the venue for the Inauguration Day event known to as the “Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast,’ on January 20, 2017. The event host, Rev. Merrie Turner stated that she chose the site because of it’s favorable proximity of the Old Postal Pavilion to both the White House and the U.S. Capitol along the famous parade route of Pennsylvania Avenue and because it is an American Landmark.

‘Defending Truth’ Conference to Help Christians Reach Others and Defend Their Faith

Christians will gather this fall for the Defending Truth Conference in Nashville, TN to learn to proclaim and defend the great truths of Christianity.

Vision New England Conference Set for February 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. — On February 17-18, 2017, Vision New England will host the second annual GO Conference to inspire, encourage and unite Christians and strengthen churches across the six-state region. The conference will be held at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street in downtown Worcester. The theme will be Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly and Make Disciples, based on Micah 6:8.

Seventh Annual Longest Married Couple Project

For the seventh year in a row the annual search for the Longest Married Couple (LMC) in the United States begins on Monday, October 10, 2016, it was announced today by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), the original faith-based marriage enrichment program in the world.

Prayer Event Unites the Nations for Jerusalem

Jerusalem–As dignitaries from around the world flew into Jerusalem to pay their respects to Israeli leader Shimon Peres who passed away last week, a hundred representatives from several continents gathered in Jerusalem to call the nations to prayer through a global television broadcast for The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) (www.daytopray.com).

Seminary’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics Set

In less than six weeks, the faithful will have a chance to discuss some of the same issues that have made headlines for months. Along with hundreds of others, they will gather in Charlotte, N.C., for the 23rd annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu).

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