Each year the World Council of Churches (WCC) designates a week when Christians world-wide engage in prayer and shared worship, and realize that in spite of the great diversity in our denominations, we adore one God. Traditionally we celebrate the Week of Christian Unity from January 18 to January 25. At this time, all Christian churches pray for Christian unity and many hold special services.
Each year the WCC chooses a theme for the Week of Christian Unity. This year's theme is, "We will all be changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ" (cf. 1 Cor. 15:51-58) – rejoicing in the fact that when asked to choose the greatest of His disciples, Jesus refused. Rather he told them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)
This year the California-Nevada Annual Conference (region) Commission on Christian Unity and Interfaith Concerns (CCUIC) will conduct a special service on behalf of Christian unity on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m., at Twin Towers United Methodist Church in Alameda, California. It will be based on the idea that we best promote Jesus' hope for the world through mutual service, helping, boosting the self-esteem of those who are "last, forgotten, excluded." The Rev. Hubert Ivery, chair of the CCUIC and pastor of Twin Towers UMC, will host the service. Everyone is invited.
Twin Towers UMC is located at 1411 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501. For more information, call the church at 510.522.6744.