Dear CCC Family,
We continue to make progress on our plans to resume in person services on August 23. The air conditioning was turned on and is working fine. We will let you know the official decision soon. If we do meet in person, we will require masks, follow the social distancing guidelines given by the state, and take other steps to mitigate the risks. We will have two services, but we will still have to limit the number of people who can attend in order to provide the appropriate amount of social distancing. The exact number will very depending on whether those attending are living together so they can sit close together or not. We will have an online reservation form to make reservations. We will continue to provide services online too.
Regardless of whether we start in person services or not on August 23, we will begin a new series of messages on that day, John Price will start a four week series on 1 John on August 23. It was planned for earlier in the summer, but the pandemic delayed it.
Although we won’t continue messages each week that correlation to Core52, we plan to keep reading it together. We have nine groups discussing it each week. Each group can decide whether to continue reading and discussing it together. I hope you do.
We will continue the morning devotions at 7:30am and Wednesday night worship at 7:30pm for now. For the morning devotions I will be adapting past sermon series. This coming week I will adapt the series, From Mess to Masterpiece, delivered in 2016.
This week we will read chapter nine, Happiness, of Core52. The chapters can be read in any order so it is never too late to start reading with us. Go to cccnyc.org/core52 for more details.
Keep looking up. Jesus is always there.
PS We are having a picnic on Saturday, August 8. Please read about it below. If you have already signed up, you do not need to do it again.
We will have a picnic on Saturday, August 8, from 12 noon to 4pm. We will be outside, practice social distancing, and wear masks so the risk will be low. Bring your own food and drink. Wear a mask. Bring a blanket/chairs for you and those you live with. We will meet in the northeast section of Central Park, near the entrance at 5th Ave and 110th Street. Please sign up for the picnic by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!
Resuming in Person Services
The tentative plan is to resume in person services on Sunday, August 23. A final decision will be made soon. We realize that many people are reluctant to resume attending. That is completely understandable and we do not want anyone to feel pressured to attend. In fact, we won’t have space for everyone to attend. We will live stream the service and will need for most people to continue participating online. Some are ready to attend in person again and there are new people wanting to come. Therefore, we plan to resume on August 23. We will keep you up to date.
Invite someone to watch our Sunday gathering with you. It is a lot easier than inviting them to join you in person on a Sunday. They don’t have to leave home and they can wear their pajamas. Go here on Facebook. Then, share the post on your timeline or send it to a friend.
Weekday Online Schedule
We meet online for morning devotions Monday through Friday at 7:30 am. On Wednesday evening we worship with William at 7:30 pm.
Core52 Small Groups
If you want to participate in a Core52 virtual discussion group, we have 9 online groups. Email email@example.com to let us know of your interest and we will find a group for you.
We want to pray for you. Click here to let us know how. Please call if you need to talk (212 875-8621).
Over all the CCC family has been great with their giving. However, we are experiencing a summer slump. If you have gotten behind or just forgotten to give, you can catch up.
You can give online by clicking here, by texting any dollar amount to 84321, or mailing a check to the address below. If you have not given before and send a text to 84321, you will be be sent a quick, self-guided set up process which will make it easy to give by sending a text in the future.
Our mailing address is:
Community Christian Church
210 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035