Jesus tells us in the 22nd chapter of Matthew verse 39 to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We at Christ the King follow this directive in many ways. One of the ways is to share our building with outside groups that are non-profit or service groups, such as 12 step support groups and boy and girl scouts and for profit groups who have a service orientation, such as hospitals or community organizations. Allowing these groups to meet at Christ the King is a way of showing love to our neighbor and good stewardship of our facility.
We currently have several groups meeting at the church that provide vital ministry for our neighbors:
AA groups: Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Contact AA’s Central Office of Dayton at (937) 222-2211 to find out how to join any of the three Christ the King meetings listed below:
Girl Scout troops: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. Contact Girl Scouts of Western Ohio at (513) 489-1025 to find out how to join any of the groups that meet at Christ the King:
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight management with a philosophy that combines:
Tops meet every Wednesday from 9 AM – Noon.
OMEG (Ohio Machine Embroidery Group) The purpose of this group is to perfect machine embroidery. There is usually a program that presents topics like learning about new products to use when embroidering, new craft ideas or how to make something. Each meeting also has a “show and tell” time, where members see some wonderful things. At least twice a year the group works on charity projects, which vary from cancer caps, pillowcases for children in the foster program, quilts for children in need, etc. The group meets the 2nd Sunday of every month except July, August, and December. Cost is $2.00 for each meeting attended. One dollar is a contribution to the church; the other dollar is put in the kitty to pay for material etc. for the group’s charity projects. The group has some very talented people, who provide a good learning experience.
Pathways of Hope, from Hospice of Dayton Beginning July 13, 2010, Pathways of Hope, from Hospice of Dayton, will offer a Widow/Widowers support group at our church. They will be meeting in our conference room the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m. The group is open to any individual who is coping with the loss of a spouse. A licensed professional staff member from the Pathways of Hope grief center will facilitate all groups. Pre-registration is not required, although new attendees are asked to come ten minutes before the start of group to complete paperwork necessary to meet the requirements of privacy regulations. These groups meet at no cost to participants. For further information about this group or any of the other bereavement services at Pathways of Hope, please call (937) 258-4991.
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