Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebrated Jan. 18-25

Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world.

Members of Christian congregations from all denominations in the Sacramento area, including Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento, are invited to attend a workshop on “Combating Racism in the Church,” and a worship service on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Capital Christian Center, located at 9470 Micron Ave. in Sacramento.

The workshop and worship service are being held as part of the area’s observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated Jan. 18-25. The event is sponsored by the North State Ecumenical Council.

The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. A dinner will follow at 5 p.m. The worship service will begin at 7 p.m. For more information or to make reservations to attend any of the Jan. 24 events, please email Rev. Lloyd Hanson at lloyddonna@aol.com.

The theme for the 2019 observance is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). The theme and text for each year’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted and published for use in the United States by the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute.

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