CoH Today - Cathedral of Hope



CoH Today - Cathedral of Hope
July 10, 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 28 | 9 & 11 a.m. Worship Services | 8th SUNDAY after PENTECOST
“Love Your Enemies”
A Note from Neil
Order of Worship
CoH 46th Anniversary
Praying with Mary Oliver
Feminism, Gender and Our Faith
Safe Conversations
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas
Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Rev. Todd Scoggins
Associate Pastor
[email protected]
WELCOME to Worship!
Cathedral of Hope is a vibrant, inclusive, progressive (VIP) congregation of
the United Church of Christ. Your presence here is a blessing to us, and we
hope you will return often. Cathedral of
Hope began in 1970 with a circle of 12
friends, and has since grown into the
world’s largest progressive Christian
church with a primary outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
queer/questioning people.
•The VISION of Cathedral of Hope is to
be a community of hope proclaiming
God’s inclusive love, removing
barriers to faith and empowering
all people to grow in grace toward
•The MISSION of Cathedral of Hope is
to reclaim Christianity as a faith of
Extravagant Grace, Radical Inclusion
and Relentless Compassion.
Notes for Newcomers
Restrooms are located near the
double glass doors behind the
Sanctuary. Private rest rooms are
available off the hall to the right of
the Hall of Heroes area. For more
information about the church, please
come to the Ministry & Visitor’s
Center located next to Sources of
Hope bookstore.
Our worship services are recorded
for broadcast around the world. We
make every effort to respect your
privacy. However, if you would like
to ensure that you are not seen
on screen, please sit in one of the
last five rows of pews in the center
Large-print bulletins
hile I am not with you today, please know that I am
thinking of you and will be watching services later on
today. One of the blessings that we have here at Cathedral of
Hope UCC is that, wherever we are in the world, we can be
connected through the power of technology. I am grateful to
every person who helps make this ministry available through
their offering of service.
I hope that you are enjoying this sermon series. I know that many
of the radical sayings of Jesus have been quite challenging as we
think about their application in
our lives. I have heard many
of you say that this series
in particular has helped in
deepening the experience,
and relational understanding,
of how the Christian faith
changes our lives.
Today is no exception in this
understanding, as we explore
yet another of these “radical
teachings”, “Love Your
Perhaps one of the most
difficult things to do is to love
those who we might consider our enemy: those who have hurt
us, behaved badly toward us or maybe even condemned us. Yet
Jesus teaches us to look beyond our humanity and to touch the
divine that lives within each and every one of us.
These experiences help us to deepen our association with the
Spirit, and lead us toward being more Christ-like.
As I have said each week, the way of Jesus is not easy, but it
is life changing. Once again we come together to reclaim our
faith and to reaffirm our call as Cathedral of Hope, a place of
extravagant grace | radical inclusion | relentless compassion.
Be blessed as we worship today and know that God is with us.
Sincerely, in Christ
The Reverend Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas,
Senior Pastor
and assisted listening
systems are available in the
In consideration of those
seated around you,
PLEASE, No Flash Photography
during the service.
PLEASE, Silence Your Cell Phone!
Thank you.
Good Morning, Cathedral of Hope!
H O P E Quotes
“Everyone should come here [CoH] at least once and then they would seek
Jesus”. (Sunday 9 a.m.)
—T. W., Leeds, ME.
“Thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for sending me here.” (Sunday 11 a.m.)
—K. E. S., Dallas, TX. First-time visitor.
Rev. Erin Wyma
Associate Pastor
[email protected]
Sean Baugh
Assoc. Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Chris Chism
Assist. Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Lee Covington
Exec. Assistant to the Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Shelley Darling
[email protected]
Anita L. Haddy
Ministry Development Coordinator
[email protected]
Harry Hickey
Chief Financial/Operations Officer
[email protected]
Jerry King
Director of Media Ministry
[email protected]
Isabel Marquez
Licensed Minister
[email protected]
David Moldenhauer
Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Kim Oglesby
Human Resources Manager
[email protected]
Dan Peeler
Minister for Children & Families
[email protected]
Bob Shea
Interim Advancement Director
[email protected]
Jim Summers
Director of IT
[email protected]
Lynn Taylor
Director of Facilities
[email protected]
Alan Miles Womack
Minister for Youth and Young Adults
[email protected]
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O for a World
Insight into the various
elements of our services
O for a World
Miriam Therese Winter (b. 1938)
wrote this text for the Presbyterian Women’s Triennial Conference in 1982, and revised it in
1987. It was published in the
Presbyterian Hymnal (1990)
prior to its appearance in the
United Church of Christ’s New
Century Hymnal. Sister Miriam
Therese Winter is a Roman
Catholic Medical Mission Sister,
theologian, writer and songwriter. She serves as Professor
of Liturgy, Worship, Spirituality
and Feminist Studies at Hartford (Connecticut) Seminary, a
historically related seminary of
the United Church of Christ.
Words by
Miriam Therese Winter
Words by Miriam Therese
Music by Carl G. Gläser
Music by Carl G. Gläser
License # A-705445 License # A-705445
will or
in body or spirit.
**The people**The
will rise
in body
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Cover designed by Charles Owen. Additional graphics created by Chris Chism, Dan Peeler and
Charlie Rose. Publication designed by Charles Owen and David Moldenhauer.
Love Is by Rich Thomas based on 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
I Dream a World
Words by Langston Hughes (1902-1967), adapted; Music by André J. Thomas
Candace Thompson
Worship Note on p. 3
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
Of such I dream, of such I dream.
I dream a world where one will not another scorn, where love will bless the earth and peace its paths adorn.
I dream a world where all will know sweet freedom’s way, where greed no longer saps the soul nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white, whatever race you be, will share the bounties of the earth and everyone is free!
Of such I dream, of such I dream.
Where wretchedness will hang its head, and joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all humankind—
of such I dream, of such I dream.
I dream a world.
When You Speak to Me
Choir: When you speak to me, when I take the time to listen, there is peace to cover any pain.
When you speak to me, when you place your word inside me, I am filled and I am strong again.
There is an answer to every question; the answer is you.
Words and Music by Twila Paris © Mountain Spring Music
arranged by Bruce Greer; adapted by David Moldenhauer
CCLI License #123333
**GOSPEL LESSON Luke 6: 27-36
Rev. Dr. Andre Vlok
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Come, Holy Spirit.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O God.
Jesus continued, “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless
those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other
also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone
who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as
you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even
sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to
you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is
that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good,
and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most
High, since God is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your loving God is
This is the Gospel of Hope.
Praise to you, Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit.
Music by Tom Brooks & Don Moen
© Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
arr. Steven Couch ; CCLI License #123333
The Radical Sayings of Jesus
“Love Your Enemies”
Rev. Todd Scoggins
I Dream a World (on page 2)
“I dream a world where one will not another scorn, where love will bless the earth and peace its paths adorn…” The introspective and contemplative lyrics
of the great African-American poet, Langston Hughes, grace this marvelously expressive Anthem. James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May
22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art
form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that “the negro was in vogue”,
which was later paraphrased as “when Harlem was in vogue”. The gripping choral setting is by André J. Thomas, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. It was commissioned
by the North Carolina Summer Institute in Choral Art, and dedicated to the
victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
See Text-to-Give on p. 5
We Can Be Kind
Worship Note below
Words and Music by David Friedman; arr. Larry Moore
Rich Thomas, soloist
Tenors and Basses of the Sanctuary Choir
Sheryl Lewis, bass; Ellen Gay, drums
Hear the good news, you’ve been invited no matter what the world may say;
Come to the feast God has provided, here you will always have a place.
Words and Music by Connie Harrington and Anna Hutto © BMG Songs, Inc;
adapted and arr. by David Moldenhauer
CCLI License #123333
Cathedral of Hope celebrates an open communion. We understand the sharing of the bread and the cup in Jesus’ name
to be a representation of an ancient vision of God’s feast for all peoples. We don’t require you to be a member of this
church, or any church, to participate with us in this feast of grace. Simply come forward at the ushers’ direction. After
dipping a wafer in the cup, the minister will place it on your tongue and offer a brief blessing. If you prefer to serve
yourself, cup your hands in front of you as you come to receive communion.
Gluten-free Wafers are available from the silver intinction set at the center point. Please indicate your need to the
ushers on the center aisle and they will direct you to the appropriate position. We ask that you serve yourself—take a
wafer and dip it in the juice—in order to avoid cross-contamination by the server.
We Can Be Kind
From We Can Be Kind to Listen to My Heart, Help is on the Way, Trust The Wind, and I’ll Be Here With You, David Friedman writes songs of inspiration,
love, and hope that take on new emotional meaning in these challenging times. David’s songs have been sung and recorded by luminaries such as Diana
Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula Clark, Laura Branigan, Jason Alexander, Laurie Beechman, Lainie Kazan, Leslie Uggams and the late, great Nancy LaMott. Our
Offertory this morning, We Can Be Kind, was recorded by Nancy LaMott in 1995, six months before her tragic early death. The song’s simple but poignant
lyrics—“We can be kind. We can take care of each other. We can remember
that deep down inside we all need the same thing.”—share a message our
world desperately needs to hear.
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
Come, my way, my truth, my life: Such a way as gives us breath,
Such a truth as ends all strife, Such a life as conquers death.
Come, my light my feast, my strength: Such a light as shows a feast,
Such a feast as mends in length, Such a strength as makes its guest.
Come, my joy, my love, my heart: Such a joy as none can know,
Such a love as none can part, Such a heart as joys in love.
Words: George Herbert, 1633, adapted; Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1922 License #A-705445
This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe,
Your holy presence living in me.
This is my daily bread, this is my daily bread,
Your very word spoken to me.
And I, I’m desperate for you. And I, I’m lost without you.
This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe.
In Your Presence
In your presence there is comfort,
in your presence there is peace.
When we seek to know your heart
we will find such blessed assurance,
in your holy presence, Lord.
It has become a tradition
at the Cathedral of Hope
to rise as we end our
time of communion (as
indicated by **), join
hands as an expression
of our unity in Christ,
and lift them up in glory
to God.
We invite you to join as
you are able, in body or
Words and Music by Marie Barnett
© Mercy/Vineyard Publishing
CCLI License #123333
Words and Music by Dick and Melodie Tunney
© BMG Songs, Inc. /Dick and Mel Music
CCLI License #123333
How Great Is Our God
Age to age you stand, and time is in your hands;
Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.
The Godhead, three in one, Maker, Spirit, Son,
the Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.
**How great is our God! Sing with me: How great is our God!
And all will see how great, how great is our God!
How great is our God! Sing with me: How great is our God!
And all will see how great, how great is our God!
Words & Music by Mark Altrogge
© People of Destiny International/Pleasant Hills Music
CCLI License #123333
How to Text-To-Give Instructions
You can now make a contribution to Cathedral of Hope with a quick text message! The minimum text-to-give contribution is $3. Simply send a text message to 469-507-3839 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $20. Within a
few moments, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your
registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via e-mail. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give,
and it will process automatically! See the flyer next to the kiosk in the Narthex
for more information.
To Be Your Presence
Words by Delores Dufner © GIA Publications, Inc.
Music by Charles V. Stanford License # A-705445
Flowers are given to the glory of God
in celebration of their first wedding anniversary and marriage equality for all
by Tom Martin and Rev. Dr. Gary Kindley.
Time of Prayer
After the service, caring ministers will be in the chapel area to offer you personal prayer for healing and comfort.
Time of Fellowship
Please join us for refreshments after the service in the Fellowship Hall.
5910 Cedar Springs Rd | Dallas, TX 75235 | 214-351-1901 | | Office Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs
July 10, 2016
Our Youth Ministry
Wants You
We are looking for a variety of volunteers to round out our Youth Ministry
program. We need volunteers to help
with hospitality, data entry, teaching,
assisting, and other roles. Please go
online and look at the list of volunteer
positions and see if any of them are
something you would be interested in
Show the love of God to our youth
and get involved. A background
check is required and you must be
at least 25 years old. Youth volunteer ministry roles are available here:
Sunday Night Fever!
70’s Costume and Karaoke Party—Cathedral of Hope’s 46th Anniversary Celebration
oH is “Stayin’ Alive” and wants you to find those old bell-bottom pants and any other 70’s clothes and join us for
an exciting, fun and crazy Costume and Karaoke Party as we celebrate 46 years as a center of Hope for Dallas
and the world.
Sunday, July 31, 2016 here at CoH
5–8 p.m. | Dinner served at 6 p.m.
Everyone brings a side dish—The main dish, dessert and drinks will be provided.
There will be a costume contest and other door prizes throughout the night. For additional information, please e-mail
[email protected]
Register online at for what side dish you will bring and for how you will serve.
If you do not have a computer or you are not comfortable registering online, stop by the Sunday Night Fever table in the
Narthex today to sign up.
If you would like to volunteer,
please contact Anita Haddy at
[email protected] with
any questions.
Safety First Policy
Recently, our ushers began asking folks who carry backpacks or
large bags to please check them in
at the front reception office, under
the bell tower. Those who drive
to church are asked to leave their
backpacks or bags in their cars.
All others are asked to check them
in at the reception office. Thank
you for your understanding of the
importance of this matter.
Praying with Mary Oliver
Book Store Clerks
THIS Wednesday, July 13, IPC Lower Level, 6 p.m.
Join This Incredible Group of Volunteers!
One of America’s most beloved and most accessible writers, Mary Oliver likes
to think of herself as a “praise poet.” And indeed she is—with her attentive,
respectful gaze on creatures great and small and her celebration of and gratitude
for the natural world. One theme threaded through her works is prayer. In both
serious and playful ways, she explores what it is, what it’s not. If you’d like to
refresh your prayer life, come join with other sisters and brothers for a fourweek encounter with the sacred in Oliver’s poetry, reflecting together, using her
texts in the practice of lectio divina (divine reading), and creating prayer-poems
modeled on her work.
Sources needs one sales clerk Sundays after the 11:00 service and
Wednesday evenings before and after the 7:15 service. Sunday clerks
help about 45 minutes and are scheduled once or twice a month. Clerks
on Wednesday help usually once a month for about an hour and a half. No
retail experience is required for either shift; we’ll train you.
Register online at
Facilitator: Dr. Pat Saxon [email protected]
If interested, print the Keywords: Sales Clerk Wednesday or Sales Clerk
Sunday in the comments section of the registration pad and be sure to provide your contact information (phone number and e-mail address) for follow up, or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Hospitality Ministry Expanding
Sign Up Today!
Use your gift of hospitality in the Hospitality Ministry as we welcome our
guests, regular visitors and members before worship, during the time of refreshment following the 9, 11 and 1 o’clock services on Sunday, and also for certain
church events.
Sunday Hospitality team members prepare coffee, tea and water and set out the
refreshments prior to the end of each service. Team members will be scheduled
so that no one has to serve every Sunday or every service. Ministry responsibilities will vary for church events based on need.
Peter learns to love his enemy.
Dan Peeler, Minister for Children & Families, and Charlie Rose
create beautiful illustrations for use in the Children’s Church PowerPoint lessons.
Today in Children’s Church
e will be discussing what it means to “Love Your Enemies.” First we
will think about what an enemy is and who we might consider to be our
enemies. We’ll talk about the times when someone does something that makes
us angry or even does harm to us, why is it hard to think about showing that person love? The last sentence in the Bible reading today is known as the Golden
Rule. All of the major religions of the world teach this rule. We will dream
about what we think would happen to the world if everyone who teaches the
Golden Rule, actually followed it.
Feminism, Gender and Our Faith
Wednesdays, IPC Sanctuary, 6-7 p.m.
This summer, we’ll be taking a look at feminism and our faith in a series of
classes facilitated by Dr. Susan Perry. While these classes center around feminist issues, they are open to anyone who wishes to attend.
July 13—A feminist look at the Old Testament. Who are notable women in
the Old Testament? Did any women have power?
July 20-—A feminist view of the New Testament. How do women figure into
the New Testament? What roles do they play?
July 27—Gender speak. Is there a gender difference in communication? How
do men and women communicate with each other?
For your convenience there will be team gatherings NEXT Sunday, July 17
at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (attendance is required for only one meeting)
in the upper level of the IPC to welcome and provide orientation for new team
members and to share ideas on how to help the ministry excel in the future.
If you are interested in becoming part of the team, stop by our signup table in the
Narthex follow services today, or print the Keyword: HOSPITALITY in the
comments section of the registration pad. Contact lay leader John McFarland at
[email protected] with any questions you may have.
Feeling Creative?
A new ministry is in formation and it might be just for you. The Creative Arts
Ministry is looking for interested people who are writers, actors, graphic artists,
painters, poets, puppeteers; the list goes on. The group meets in the Children’s
Lobby area of the Congregational Life Center every other Wednesday at 5:30
p.m. The next meeting is July 13. All creative types are welcome!
Cathedral of Hope presents CoH Favorites
Denise Lee & Marvin Matthews in Concert
Special Anniversary Performance to benefit CoH Music Ministry
On Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m., for the first
time, beloved artists Denise Lee and Marvin
Matthews will join together to present a benefit concert for the Cathedral of Hope Music
Ministry. The concert will be free and open to
the public, and a love offering will be taken
to support the continued efforts of the CoH
Music Ministry as they strive to make outstanding music and worship a central element
of faith at CoH.
Register for this class series online at or contact
The concert will feature these two powerhousDr. Susan Perry at [email protected] with questions.
es of voice and faith in a variety of musical
selections, from spiritual to pop, with a few
CoH and The Alzheimer’s Association
surprises along the way.
Lecture Series for July
CoH, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, offers a monthly lecture
series to bring greater awareness to our community about the disease and provide support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and
their care partners.
The July lecture, “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body”, will be presented
by Pam Johnson THIS Wednesday evening, July 13, in the Interfaith Peace
Chapel sanctuary. There will be refreshments and a time of gathering at 5:30
p.m. with the one-hour lecture beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Alzheimer’s
Disease Lectures will continue to be offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each
month through October, 2016.
The Cathedral of Hope Music Ministry provides outstanding worship week after week,
and consists of over 120 musicians who freely give their time and talents. This vibrant
ministry features the Sanctuary Choir and
Orchestra, Voices of Hope, Pulse Praise,
Cathedral Ringers, and Pulse Band. By attending and giving at this event, you
are helping these musicians continue to offer some of the finest worship music
in the region. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music and love for the
CoH Music Ministry. Contact Sean Baugh at [email protected]
with any questions you may have.
If you would like to know more about these collaborative programs, please con- Tickets are free for this event, but you can reserve “up-close” reserved seating
tact Rev. Todd Scoggins at [email protected] or Brian Parman for $25 by visiting
at [email protected]
Next Membership Class
Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Job Name
hinking about becoming a member in 2016? If so, we are excited to invite
you to attend our next Membership Class, conducted in both English and
Spanish. Attending a class does not obligate you to join, but we do ask anyone
who wants to join CoH to attend one of the fun and informative sessions.
Administrative Support
Advancement Committee
Benefits of Membership
Total Job
Total Value
Benevolence Volunteer
Bloomin' Ball Volunteer
• Identifies you as a person of faith
• Provides you with a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your
Breakfast At Cathedral of Hope
CALL Class Coordinator
• Gives you a place to discover and use your gifts in ministry, and
Caring for Grounds
• Gives you the accountability you need to grow
Children and Families Ministry
Circle Leader
Privileges of Membership
• Voting at Congregational Meetings
• Eligibility for lay delegate positions
Committee on Ministry
Community Outreach
Devotional Writer
Facilities Volunteer
Finance Committee
Counting Team
• Eligibility to serve on committees of the Board of Stewards
• Eligibility to serve on the CoH Board of Stewards (along with other
Requirements for Membership
Lunch is provided and childcare can be arranged with advance notice on
or before Sunday, July 17.
Register online at or
at the table in the Narthex or print the Keyword: MEMBERSHIP in the comments section of the registration pad.
Membership Committee
Office Angel
Order of St Francis & St Claire
Pack the Pantry Ministry Team
• Attend a membership class
• Be confirmed and welcomed by the church during New Member
Confirmation during worship.
iCare Ministry Team
Upcoming Class
Intercessory Prayer Team
Saturday, July 23–11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lay Minister of Worship
Confirmation Sunday, July 31, 11 a.m.
For additional information, contact Rev. Todd Scoggins, Associate Pastor, at
[email protected] or call 214-351-1901.
Pastoral Care Volunteer
Pastoral Relations Committee
Personnel Committee
Prison Ministry
Pulse Praise
Sanctuary Choir
Sanctuary Orchestra
Strategic Planning Committee
Moving Forward
The Walk
Recently, the 1 p.m. worship planning leadership team got together to begin
plans for the future. With the help of our Senior Pastor, Reverend Neil G.
Cazares-Thomas, this team is ready to move forward and keep the 1 p.m.
Spanish worship service as a Vibrant, Inclusive and Progressive part of our
According to the leadership team, Bible studies and social activities are part of
the plan, and they are so excited to have the opportunity to work together as one
church with no language barriers. This is what a church is, a home to welcoming all with Extravagant Grace, Radical Inclusion and Relentless Compassion.
Submitted by Pastor Isabel Marquez-E.
TV Ministry
Voices of Hope Member
Worship Leader
Youth Band
Youth Leader
Youth Ministry
Weekly Recurring Meetings and Events
Worship Services–9 & 11 am (English), 1 p.m. (Spanish) Sanctuary
Child Care/Children’s Church 9 & 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., CLC
HIV Testing–first and third Sunday between 9 & 11 a.m. services
IPC Room C - No appointment required.
Gaymsters Bridge Group–1 p.m., CLC 106
Today …
uthor Doris Deckard, formerly a member of Cathedral of
Hope and presently, the pastor of
Church of the Solid Rock will sign
her book next Sunday after both
worship services.
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116 & 7:30 pm, CLC 107
“To ALL the people who have
been beat up by the world, this
book was written for you. Due to
the vicissitudes of life we could
all use a boost in our day, a jolt
of energy in our spirits. … When
you find yourself slipping into
the depths of despair, pick up this
book. When you think that you’re
not good enough, grab this book.”
(from the Forward)
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116 & 7:30 p.m., CLC 107
StepUP AA Group–6:30-7:30 p.m., CLC 106
Gaymsters Bridge Group–7 p.m., CLC 102-103
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116
Child Care–7 p.m., CLC 135
PULSE–Contemporary Worship–7:15 p.m., Sanctuary
HIV Testing–Must call for appointment. First & Third Wednesday
4 pm to 6 pm, CLC 102-103. Contact UT Southwestern 469-291-2800
Today ... was written because you’re on my mind and in my heart. Every
now and again, we all could use a dose of exhortation. I hope and pray
that this book will lift you up and encourage you to always put your best
to the test. Let me ease your mind and motivate your emotions. I want to
reach your heart and stir up hope in you. I pray that Today ... will do just
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116 & 7:30 p.m., CLC 107
StepUP AA Group–6:30-7:30 p.m., CLC 106
Crystal Meth Anonymous Support Group–6:30 p.m., CLC 116
Temple Incense Coils
For centuries, religious ceremonies
of all kinds have used incense during devotions. Today, in temples
throughout China, incense continues to be an integral part of worship. It is a frequent sight to see
large incense coils, which burn for
days, hanging from the ceilings.
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116
StepUP AA Group–8:30-9:30 a.m., CLC 106
Stonewall Narcotics Anonymous Group–Noon, CLC 116
We continue this aromatic tradition
with Green Tea and Lavender Temple Incense Coils. The small coils can
burn up to one day; large coils burn up to three days. Elegantly and simply structured, the Temple Incense Coils bring charm and fragrance to
any outdoor living area. ($8 & $13
Monthly Recurring Meetings and Events
Career Assistance Ministry–first & third Wednesdays–6 p.m., CLC 116
second & last Sundays–2 p.m., CLC 116
Contact [email protected]
46th Anniversary Centerpiece Contest
Board of Stewards Meeting–third Monday–7 p.m., FH
The Creative Arts Ministry is sponsoring a ‘70’s themed centerpiece contest for
our church anniversary party at the end of July.
Cathedral Couples–first Saturday 6 p.m., location varies.
Contact John and George at [email protected]
The centerpieces will be used as part of the décor on the serving tables at the
party and excellent prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place
Contestants will deliver their artistic accomplishment an hour before the party
and also take it home.
Think of your favorite TV show, movie or fad of the ‘70’s era and translate it
into a thing of beauty for the church!
Contact Dan Peeler at [email protected] with any questions.
Alzheimer’s Association Lecture–second Wednesday–5:30 p.m., IPC
Alzheimer’s Support Group–second Saturday–10 a.m., CLC 106
LEGACY (50 + Social Group)–third Saturday, time & location varies.
Contact Roy at [email protected]
CLC=Congregational Life Center FH=Fellowship Hall
IPC=Interfaith Peace Chapel
2016 Hero of Hope
Foundation. She is also a former president of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian
Alliance (DGLA), a former co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation/Dallas and an officer of the LGBT Section of the State Bar of Texas.
he Hero of Hope Award originated She is an alumna of both Leadership Dallas and Leadership Lambda.
in the early 1990’s as a way for Cox is a former professional photographer who co-authored a book chronicling
Cathedral of Hope to single out and the 1993 March on Washington for gay and lesbian rights. She earned a bachhonor people who have courageously elor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from
taken a stand for LGBT rights. The SMU. Cox is a member of the State Bar of Texas. She lives in Dallas with her
Hero of Hope Award is now presented teenage son.
in recognition of those who have taken
courageous stands for the rights of all
Director of Development
people without regard to gender, race
or sexual orientation.
This year, Cathedral of Hope is
pleased to honor Cece Cox, J.D.,
Chief Executive Officer, Resource
Center. The award will be presented
during worship services on Sunday, July 24.
Cece Cox is recognized for her effective leadership and advocacy in the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. In 1999, Cox was
recognized with the prestigious Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Black Tie
Dinner. In 2010 and 2012, Dallas Voice named her Best Local LGBT Role Model,
and she was awarded the Profiles in Leadership Award from Southern Methodist
University’s Women’s Symposium. The LGBT Law Section of the State Bar
of Texas recognized her with the Judge Norman W. Black Award in 2013. She
was recognized as a distinguished alumni for public service by SMU’s Dedman
School of Law in 2016. In 2007, Cox joined the Resource Center as associate
executive director and became executive director/CEO in July 2010. She has led
the Center in expanding programs, staffing and its impact in the community. The
Resource Center operates the largest LGBT community center in Texas, and provides health services and programs to individuals with HIV. The Center serves
more than 50,000 people annually with a staff of more than 50 employees and
1,100 volunteers. Before joining the Center, Cox practiced commercial law and
provided pro bono legal services to individuals with HIV. Her activism and support of the community have included work at the Turtle Creek Chorale, Legal
Hospice of Texas, Youth First Texas, the regional office of Lambda Legal, and an
appointment to both a City of Dallas board and task force.
Open position effective October 1, 2016.
The Director of Development is directly responsible to the Senior Pastor for the
development of the ongoing, comprehensive program of institutional advancement, encompassing fund raising of any sort, stewardship programs, communications and marketing, and gift recognition.
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of fund raising accomplishment
and at least five years of experience in development ministry in a Church. The
Director will also successfully engage external entities including corporations,
foundations, other agencies, and the local community.
The successful candidate for the position will contribute to the leadership of the
Executive Team through a collaborative leadership style while demonstrating
superior communication and interpersonal skills. Address all inquiries, letters
of intent, and requests for application to:
Cox is a member of the executive committee for SMU’s Simmons School of
Education and Human Development and a board member of Dallas Women’s
CoH Staff Profile
What’s your name? Alan Miles
Womack .
What’s your job? Minister of Youth
& Young Adults.
How long on staff? I started June 1,
What’s a quirky talent you have? I
have NEVER been able to whistle. It’s
on my bucket list. :)
What’s an interesting fact about
you? I blew up to 220 lbs living in
San Antonio. I dropped down to a lean 165 with the help of a personal trainer.
What’s currently on your playlist? Uptown Funk, What We’re Here For,
Everyday Sunday, Hula Hoop, Mama Said.
What’s your favorite quote? “Be the change that you wish to see in the
world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
What’s your fantasy job? Astronaut!!! I would love to explore space.
Cathedral of Hope Search, Robert F. Shea, President
5930 Royal Lane, Suite E-502
Dallas, TX 75230
972-458-7755 | [email protected]
Giving and Attendance at a Glance
Tributes that reach the office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday will be printed in the
coming week’s bulletin. Tributes that reach the office afterwards will be
printed in the following week’s bulletin. Space limitations may also apply.
In Memory of Joan Alice Sims
By Donna Jones and
Sylvia Franze-Jones
In Memory of Rob,
My Brother, Mother and Father
By Joleen Decle
In Loving Memory of Beatriz Gonzalez
By Aurora F. Soto de Law
Mail/Credit Cards
Total Contributions
In Memory of Chris Marshall
By Connie Marshall
Contributions Goal
Over/(Short Fall)
In Honor of My Aunt, Doris Desmarais
By Richard John DuPont
YTD Contributions
YTD Contribution Goal
Over/(Short Fall)
In Honor of Rick Dishman-Vierra
By Don Pritchard
Ending 07/03/16
Ending 06/26/16
Ending 06/19/16
YTD Operating Receipts
YTD Operating Expenses
Over/(Short Fall)
Pastoral Care/Prayers
If you know anyone who would like to be included on the church prayer
list, send the request to [email protected] or online at If you know of someone in need of pastoral contact, please notify Rev. Todd Scoggins by phone at
214-351-1901 or [email protected]
To make an honorary or memorial gift, please contact Ariel Duarte at
[email protected] or 214.351.1901 x131, or
use the envelope in the pew rack. A minimum gift of $20 is suggested.
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HOPE on the Horizon
July 2016
Sunday, JUL 10
The Radical Sayings of Jesus: “Love Your Enemies”
Rev. Todd Scoggins, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
Wednesday, JUL 13 • PULSE
Summer Lovin: “Love Out Loud” Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, JUL 17
The Radical Sayings of Jesus: “Deny Yourself and Follow Me”
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, JUL 20 • PULSE
Summer Lovin: “You Ask/We Answer”
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
Wednesday, JUL 27 • PULSE
Summer Lovin: “You Ask/We Answer”
Music for Hope presents
CoH favorites Denise Lee & Marvin Matthews in concert
Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. (see story on page 8)
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
August 2016
Wednesday, AUG 3 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, AUG 7
Life in the Church: “Building the Church”
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
Wednesday, AUG 10 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, AUG 14
Life in the Church: “The New Community”
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
Wednesday, AUG 17 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, AUG 21
Life in the Church: “From Magic to Miracles”
Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Sunday Worship 9 & 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Español
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