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Voices of Hope
An annual recurring patriotic concert is held as part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Fesitval.
Voices of Hope is a patriotic concert of narration and music that celebrates God’s blessings to us as a country and our reliance upon His Son, Jesus Christ, as our only hope for today and the future.
We are celebrating our 20th year!! Sponsored by the over 60 participating congregations/ministries of Serve The City (STC), this choir concert will include a simple message of God and country while recognizing the men and women who have served the United States.
This year the Voices of Hope performances will be held at Marion Methodist Church (5050 Rec Dr., Marion) at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29.
Serve the City Leader Gatherings
Our Serve the City Leader Gatherings are back and better than ever!
Save the date for Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM when we resume after our summer break.
Join us every second Thursday of the month during the school year for some great fellowship, mouth-watering food, fantastic speakers, and much more!
STC Leader Gatherings FAQ's
We will continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month for a lunch or breakfast:
2022: September 8; October 13; November 10 (breakfast); December – no meeting
2023: January 12; February 9; March 9 (breakfast); April TBD due to Easter; May 11.
The STC board of directors and planning team would like to reach out to people who are not able to attend over the lunch hour for various reasons. We have scheduled one breakfast in the fall (November) and one in the spring (March). Times TBD (usually 7:30 to (9:00 AM).
Yes! We have a theme every year.
Our theme for 2021/2022 was “Thrive”: We seek to be a thriving community that promotes unity and points others to Christ. We also desire to thrive in our marriages, relationships, unity, in loving others, finances and in reaching a hurting world. Our prayer is that we can thrive together in reaching our community for Christ.
Christian leaders in Linn County (and surrounding areas within roughly a 30-minute drive). This includes pastors, church staff, ministry and business leaders, and interested members of the community. Anyone is invited to attend; our primary target audience is Christian leaders.
Serve The City seeks to promote relationship-building opportunities that encourages engagement and inspires others to mobilize for prayer, care and share initiatives. These monthly gatherings help fulfill the mission of Serve The City.
To pursue unity and health in Christ that leads to collaborative efforts of prayer, care, and share to win our city for Christ.
We seek to create networking and fellowship opportunities at every monthly gathering and to educate, equip and encourage leaders to be part of “something bigger.” We also hope to build trust among attendees and promote city-wide collaborative activity that mobilizes volunteers. We desire to create a sense of “we are in this together” in impacting our community for Christ.
Our goal is to inspire and encourage all attendees and to promote relationship-building opportunities that contribute to building unity in the Cedar Rapids area. We believe that the combination of fellowship, food and inspirational speakers is worth the time investment. We hope that you will find these gatherings enjoyable and impactful.
If you bring someone who has never attended before, you and your guest will eat for free! Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage you to invite others.
Serve The City follows all CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of masks. We respect your right to wear a mask at our monthly events.
Each month our Gathering is hosted by a partner church or business in the Cedar Rapids area.
Serve The City communicates via email, our website and social media (click the links at the top of the page) on a regular basis. Send a request to [email protected] to be added to our list.
The cost is $8 per person and includes a buffet-style lunch or breakfast, drink, and a great program.
Yes. Please register by clicking below. (Link will be active approximately 30 days before the next Leader Gathering.)