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2018 is going to be a great year! Winter Weather. Contribution Statements.

Dear CCC Family,

I am looking forward to this year! 2018 is going to be a great year! That doesn’t mean it will be an easy year. Great ones rarely are. But when we look back on 2018, I think we will say it was a great one. To help make that a reality, I am starting the  year with a short series of messages  by that title. We will look at a few things that we can do to make it a great year. Brave the weather and join us as we start a great year!

See you Sunday!

Jeff

 

Winter Weather
Our congregation is spread out throughout the NY metro area, from Long Island to New Jersey and Westchester to Staten Island. Thus, severe winter weather hits us hard especially since the people who lead and set up travel a distance. If the National Weather Service issues winter storm warnings that include statements that travel will be hazardous, please call the church office or check the church website to make sure we are still holding services.

Young Adult Bible Study
A young adult Bible study will start on Sunday, January 21, and meet every Sunday at 1:30 pm at Crystal’s apartment across Fifth Avenue on 110th St. This will be an inductive style Bible study diving deep into the many Parables of Jesus. Please contact Crystal (crystal@cccnyc.org), Jade, or Michiru for more information including the address. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday Adult Bible Fellowships
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) offer Bible instruction, discussion, friendship, prayer & service opportunities. Some have taken a break for the holiday and will resume in January.

    • 10:00 am Growing in Christ. Led by Russell Kraft. (Starting in January 21)
    • 11:30 am The Gospel of John – This gospel is simple, yet profound and deep: it was written that “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name.” Led by Norma Lozada (Starts January 21)
    • 11:30 am ABF in French led by Salomon Matasima. The Gospel according to John.

“Growing in Christ” Adult Bible Fellowship Preview Meeting
The “Growing in Christ” study is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your Christian life through enriching Bible study, Scripture memorization, and group interaction. The courses usually require about one hour of preparation each week. Russell Kraft will hold a preview session on Sunday, January 14, at 10:00 am so you can look the book over, ask questions, and decide if it is right for you. The class will start on January 21 at 10:00 am.

New Year! New Habits for Spiritual Growth
With the New Year comes a chance to start fresh spiritual habits or renew old ones. Spending time with God individually iis one of the best. Daily Bible reading combined with the SOAPS method is a great way to do that. You can get a booklet about the SOAPS method and a Community Christian Church Bible reading plan on the Information Table in the lobby. You can find several different Bible reading plans at http://www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/.

Contribution Statements
Charitable contribution statements will be available beginning Sunday, January 14, and mailed on January 22 to those who do not pick them up before then.  If you do not receive one and want one, contact the church office.

Coming in 2018 – God, Love, Marriage and Sex Series
Few things are more are more important for a thriving life than a proper understanding of love, sex, and marriage. Unfortunately, it is one that we seem to lack wisdom about. The God, Love, Marriage and Sex series will start in late January and explore God’s truth and wisdom about these important matters.

Small Groups
We have small groups that meet during the week. They are taking a break for the holidays and will resume sometime in January

Parking
If you park in our parking lot, please fill out a parking registration form available in the lobby so we can contact you if you need to move your car. Please do not park next to the building. Those spaces are reserved for La Hermosa Christian Church.

Future Events
Sunday, February 11 – Annual Congregational Meeting. We will affirm elders and trustees, review last year, and discuss future plans.

Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.

To give a donate online go to http://www.cccnyc.org/give-online/.