Circles of Christ
Circles of Christ is a Covenant Partnership Agreement between Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth.
To amplify our love of God and our love of neighbor (Matthew 22.34-40) through a shared partnership of worship, service, fellowship and education.
SECOND SATURDAY COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Join Circles of Christ for coffee and conversation on the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at a new location: Pearl Snap Kolaches (4006 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth 76107). Circles of Christ gathers for coffee on the second Saturday of each month. Come share a cup of coffee and your ideas for loving and learning together! 2023 dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9.
BOOK STUDY: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Are you interested in reading and discussing the widely awarded and yet controversial book To Kill a Mockingbird? Join Circles of Christ for a Zoom book study and conversation on Tuesdays, June 20 through August 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (will not meet on July 4).
MAUNDY THURSDAY JOINT WORSHIP: APRIL 6
Save the Date for the Maundy Thursday 5:30 p.m. service in the Great Hall. This will be an interactive, family-appropriate Holy Week joint worship experience with Mount Moriah. Scripture, songs, communion, and optional foot washing. Dinner included.
PRAISE THE LORD & RAISE THE ROOF: MAY 20
Enjoy the production of Praise the Lord and Raise the Roof on Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the Jubilee Theatre. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for $20 (plus online convenience fee). After the show, gather for an early dinner in downtown Fort Worth.
- Unite spiritually and culturally and celebrate the richness of our diversity
- Share our experiences and deepen our faith
- Participate in social activism/advocacy and ministries of Christian compassion and love
- Learn, explore, and respect our commonalities and differences
- Engage all generations of our congregations in our partnership and increase awareness of the critical issues in our community
Our hope is that through this partnership we will build and maintain mutual relationships that strengthen our faith and witness to our community the love, peace, reconciliation, and justice of our Lord. We partner together both by inviting one another to share in existing ministries of our congregations AND through new engagements specifically designed to enhance and deepen our dialogue about racial injustices and shared solidarity. We covenant to have opportunities for engagement at least monthly and have monthly steering committee meetings to enrich our partnership.
Over 100 people participated in The City of Fort Worth’s Human Relations Commission screening of the PBS highly-acclaimed three-part series: Race – The Power of an Illusion and the film American Denial in the late spring and summer of 2019 in partnership with Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. From these conversations, a covenant partnership was signed by both congregations and approved by our Session in the August of 2019. Since the inception of this partnership, called “Circles of Christ,” members of both congregations participated in many activities together including a Harambee Festival, a tour of the Gordon Parks exhibit at the Amon Carter, a tour at the Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, the MLK Day of Service and watched the movie Just Mercy together in the theater. We had to cancel our intergenerational, interracial, interchurch Civil Rights Pilgrimage of the South due to COVID-19, but hope to reschedule for next year.
For questions about Circles of Christ or how to become involved, contact the Rev. Robyn Michalove.