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When? Don’t procrastinate. Great.

Dear CCC Family, The country, state, and city are slowly moving toward reopening. Small, ten or less, religious gatherings are now allowed as long as masks, social distancing, and other mitigation steps are taken. The president is pushing for a broader opening of houses of worship. Regardless of when we meet again, the school will not be available to us this summer. However, the carpeting in our building at 210 East 117th will be installed soon so it should be…

Prayer request. Free Book.

Dear CCC Family, I was recently asked when I thought we would meeting in person again. I don’t know. The City of New York will be slow in opening things up and allowing us to meet in person again. Even when they do there will be many restrictions. We are thinking about how to best do that when they allow it. In the mean time, we are thinking of better ways to meet digitally. The small groups around the book,…

Core52 Virtual Small groups. Reminder, the Message Comes Early. If Money Talked. Zoom Fellowship.

Dear CCC Family, If you haven’t heard about the book, Core52, check it out here. We will be reading it together as a church starting in early June and giving it away free to our church family and friends who will commit to reading it with us. As much as you will get by reading the book, you will get even more if you will meet weekly with others to discuss it in a Core52 small group. In June we…

Midweek Update. Core52. If Money Talked.

Dear CCC Family, Last Sunday I made an announcement about Core52. It is book that we will read and use together as a church. It has 52 short chapters, one for each week for a year. Each chapter focuses on one foundation verse from the Bible. Going through the book together will give us a solid understanding of the Bible and its teachings. We will use the book by setting aside 15 minus a day, five says a week, to…

Gathering change. Give it a try. Invite someone. New Bible study.

Dear CCC Family, We continue to strive to use online technology in the most effective way to encourage our church family and connect with new people. John, William, and I have been reading and listening to what the experts in online church suggest. One suggestion is that the message should be earlier in the service than it is when we meet in person. We will try it as an experiment. This Sunday the message will be early, before the singing,…

Wow! Hope! Change. Saturday Fellowship. Core52.

Dear CCC Family, Thank you for your expressions of appreciation for all we have been doing online during this crisis. John, William, and Josiah, our video editor, have been great! You have too. We appreciate all of your participation online. We are also thankful for the texts, emails, and phone calls that you have exchanged with each other. Well done! One criticism I have received over the years, though it has never been harsh, is that I don’t talk about giving…

Fellowship Opportunity. Sunday Gathering Options.

Dear CCC Family, There are some encouraging trends with regards to the pandemic. Still there are many tough days ahead. John will be speaking this Sunday and share with us how to overcome in a crisis. The following week I will start a new series on hope. We are working on some ways to take advantage of the pause and use it to accelerate your spiritual growth. Details will be available in the next week or two. Please remember that…

Worship Tonight. Saturday Fellowship Opportunity.

Dear CCC Family, Just a quick note to remind you of worship tonight. William has provided us with a list of song ahead of time. You can check them out below. And to let you know about a special online fellowship event this Saturday on Zoom at 7:00pm hosted by Crystal. Keep looking up. Jesus is always there. Jeff Wednesday Night WorshipWilliam will lead us in worship by singing tonight at 7:30pm on Facebook. Below are the songs we will sing if…

Easter is NOT cancelled. Three options this Sunday. Good Friday Service Tonight.

Dear CCC Family, Just because we can’t meet together physically, doesn’t mean Easter is cancelled. Nothing can cancel the resurrection of Jesus! Join us this Sunday to celebrate. You will have three options to gather. You can join us on Facebook or YouTube, at 11:00am by click on the name. Or, you can join us at 10:00am or 11:30am at cccnyc.online.church. You can type that in your browser or click here. This last site has many positive features so you…

Good Friday Service. Midweek Update.

Dear CCC Family, Here is a short midweek update. We will have a Good Friday Service online. Join us this Friday, April 10, at 7:30 pm online for an immersive Good Friday experience as we journey with Jesus to the tomb. The service will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and at cccnyc.online.church. Tonight we will gather on Facebook at 7:30 pm for William to lead us in worship by singing. Sunday. Be sure to read the Friday e-newsletter for a…