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Strong Start! Statement of Faith. Pray!

  Dear CCC Family, If you were there last Sunday, you heard David Matasima is now a student at Lincoln Christian University. He registered and moved into his dorm room last Saturday and began classes last Monday.  David thanks you for your support and asked that you continue praying for him as he adjusts to America and college. We had a great start to the Join the Team! Membership Class. Attendance was strong at both the 9:30 am and 12:30…

What Matters. Join the Team! Starts.

Dear CCC Family, At the time this e-newsletter is sent, David Matasima and I should be on our way to Lincoln, Illinois, to enroll him at Lincoln Christian University. Please keep our travels in your prayers and most of all David’s adjustment to the United States and college.  After getting him settled, I will return Saturday night and be with you on Sunday. This Sunday will be the first of the new year and an important day. The “What Matters” series which will…

Good Ending. Great Beginning.

Dear CCC Family, Last Sunday was good one! It was great to have David Matasima with us and have Salomon and Caroline share in the service. It was also our best Candles and Carols service ever. Tariq’s rendition of “Joy to the World” to close the service was exceptional. Laurie and I will be away this coming Sunday visiting family in the Midwest. Alex Lozada will be our guest speaker. He is on the staff of Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Maryland,…

Candles and Carols. Special Testimony. Revitalization.

        Dear CCC Family, Last Sunday’s Christmas Lunch was great! More than ever before people were talking about how good the food was. Thanks to Jackie Coss for coordinating it, everyone who helped set up and clean up, and to those that brought the great food. Well done. This Sunday will be different, but still start at 11:00 am. It will be a candles and carols service. We will have the Lord’s Supper as usual and there…

Christmas Potluck Lunch. Visa News (Bad then Great).

Dear CCC Family, This Sunday will be one of the year’s best. After worship, we fellowship together during our Annual Christmas Lunch. It has been a tradition for 28 years! Be sure to attend and bring some people with you. Last night during our small group at Miguel’s and Valerie’s we received some bad news. Salomon and Caroline told us that their son, David, could not get an visa interview until January 23. That is a problem because school starts for…

Movie Tonight. Congregational Meeting Sunday. Schedule Change.

Dear CCC Family, We will show the movie, I Can Only Imagine, tonight at PS 96 at 7:00 pm. I hope to see you there. It has been five months since we moved to PS 96. It is time to update you on what that has meant for us as a church family, let you know where we are with reference to property, and give you a preview of 2019. We will do that at a meeting on Sunday, December…

I Can Only Imagine Movie. Congregational Meeting. Advent Wreaths for Children.

  Dear CCC Family, It is beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. It is beginning to look like it too. We often focus on all the decorations we see and miss how we get to hear so much Christ honoring music. Of course, there are songs that miss the point of Christmas being the birth of Christ.  Still, even those that do that remind us that this is a special time of the year, a most wonderful one.  Check…

Record! Christmas Offering! Christmas Events!

Dear CCC Family, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we decided we couldn’t have an Operation Christmas Child packing party this year. But, as usual, you were up to the challenge. You brought 75 already packed shoe boxes! That is the most ever without a packing party. Well done! You have also already claimed all the children for the Angel Tree Project. Great job!  You are off to a great start making this Christmas about Jesus and letting your…

Last Chance. Angel Tree Project. Looking Ahead.

Dear CCC Family, We will be focusing on giving thanks this Sunday. You can look ahead to see what will be happening in December for Christmas, but don’t rush past Thanksgiving. See you Sunday! Jeff PS Please continue to pray about the property negotiations. Last Chance to Bring Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes This Sunday The last place for us to drop off shoeboxes will close on Monday so this Sunday will be your absolute last chance to bring them to…

Shoeboxes due this Sunday. Angel Tree Project. Thank you.

Dear CCC Family, If you missed the Pancake Breakfast,  you missed a treat. The pancakes were great and the fellowship even better. We appreciate those who provided it and those that fought the Marathon traffic to get there. We had a good turnout in spite of the travel difficulties.  The Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due this Sunday. If you didn’t pack a shoebox, you can help by making a contribution to cover the cost of delivering them around the…