Posts by cccnyc (Page 3)

Posts by cccnyc (Page 3)

Great Joy

True joy is the constant inner feeling of well being that comes from God. Listen and find out how to attain, how to maintain and how to sustain that true joy that God alone can give. “The joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10

Best Sunday. Clarification. Service Change. New Staff. Oops.

Dear CCC Family, Last Sunday was very good. The best Sunday since we started meeting at the school. It is getting better each week. The congregational meeting was also very good. A lot of people stayed and we had good discussions. I want to clarify what “Grand Opening” at our new location means. We will still be meeting at Public School 96. “Grand Opening” means that we are ready to announce our presence to the community in a big way.…

Congregational Meeting. Eastern Christian Conference.

Dear CCC Family, It has been a busy few months. A lot has been happening. This Sunday, after the service and refreshments, we will have a congregational meeting to discuss everything that is going on. There will not be anything to vote on. The meeting is for information and discussion. I hope you will be there! See you Sunday. Jeff Congregational Meeting There will be a congregational meeting this Sunday, August 19, at 12:15 pm. This is an informational meeting…

Great Powers of Words

Sticks and stones may …. but WORDS may ….  [build-up, encourage, correct, support, admonish, warn, redeem,  hurt, destroy] . But instead  …… ” And we urge you, brothers, to   admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak,and be patient with everyone. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:14) “The person who is knowledgeable restrains his words, and one who has discernment has a cool spirit”  (Proverbs 17:27). “The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles ” (Proverbs 21:23).

Back This Sunday. Congregational Meeting.

Dear CCC Family, We enjoyed seeing our grandchildren as well as our daughter and son-in-law in Memphis while on vacation. Their “farm” has expanded and most of the food we ate in their home was grown/raised by them. We also were able to see our son, Luke, and brother, Ray, and his family as we traveled. It was a good trip. Still, we look forward to getting home on Saturday and seeing you Sunday. Jeff Retreat Cancelled It has been…

Guest Speaker. Retreat News. Not on Vacation.

Dear CCC Family, By the time you get this Laurie and I will have left for a week of vacation.  Our son, Luke, just happens to be in Indianapolis. We will spend tonight there and have breakfast with him Saturday morning. Then it is on to Memphis to see our grandchildren. We will be back on Sunday, August 12. Thank you to Greg Stokes for speaking this coming Sunday and everyone who is doing extra in my absence.  Just because I am away…

We are blessed! I was encouraged!

Dear CCC Family, I spent this morning at our building with the construction teams. Rafael who is serving as our general supervisor/contractor, the electrical contractor, the plumbing contractor, and the construction contractor. Rafael’s leadership is saving us not thousands of dollars, not tens of thousands of dollars, but hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Be sure to thank him whenever you see him! All the contractors I met with are going out of their way to accommodate us and charge as little as possible. To do that…

Success! I’ve been grumpy, but you have been . . .

Dear CCC Family, Success! The plans for the renovation of 210 East 117th Street have been filed and approved. With detailed plans in place, we are getting permits, estimates, and, Lord willing, work will start soon. Please continue to pray for the renovation. Thank you to all the communion servers for staying for the meeting last Sunday and to Bob Harvey for leading it.  This week the greeters are meeting at 9:30 am before the service. I have to admit…

One Week Makes a Difference! Guest Speaker!

Dear CCC Family, One week makes a difference! We were better organized and it was much cooler. It will get better each week. I am looking forward to September when have a “Grand Opening at Our New Location Sunday.” We might not call it that but we will have a special emphasis to let the neighborhood know we are here. The summer is a time to get organized and equipped for a great fall. I finally got all of our…

Success! Cooler!

Dear CCC Family, Success! Our first Sunday at Public School 96 was a success. Thank you to those that worked hard to make it a success, especially the worship team. It was a hot day, one degree below a record. Given the fact that it will have been one of the hottest days of the summer, it wasn’t too bad. It will be 15 degrees cooler this Sunday. Plus, we will have more fans. There is no success without some…