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Summer Over? William Gomez. “Picnic” in the Cafeteria. Spanish Translation.

Dear CCC Family, This weekend marks the unofficial end to summer. That brings me mixed emotions. I like the extra daylight and slower pace of summer. But, I also like the cooler temperatures and return of a fuller church schedule that the fall brings. You can read about some of that below as the Adult Bible Fellowship topics for this fall. are listed. We are still struggling to find places for small group Bible studies during the week. If you…

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

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).

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…

I need this. Location change. Sad News.

Dear CCC Family, The Daring Faith series has started and I need this. The challenges we are facing right now as a church are stretching me so I need a deeper faith and this series, the book, and the memory verse are helping. Speaking of the memory verse, it is Matthew 9:29 “Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” Next Sunday, May 27, is Reunion Sunday when we will reflect…

Metro Christian Convention. Chris Tomlin Concert. Sunday, 1:00 PM Group?

Dear CCC Family, It is getting busy. Tomorrow is the Metro Christian Convention. You can still attend by registering at the door. The Daring Faith Spiritual Growth Campaign will start soon. There is an Introduction Message and Special Meeting on Sunday, May 6. There will be one service at 10:45 am and the meeting at 12:00 pm on that day. This is important so you will want to make an extra effort to be there. The books that go along…

Bible Studies Start This Sunday! Real Estate Closings Approaching.

Dear CCC Family, Three Bible studies will be starting this coming Sunday. Norma Lozada will resume her Adult Bible Fellowship and they will be studying the “The Gospel According to John” at 11:30 am. If you would prefer to study that Gospel in French you can do it at 11:30 in a group lead by Salomon Matasima. And, there is an Adult Bible Fellowship at 10:00 am led by Russell Kraft. It will be “Growing in Christ.” There will also…

Generosity. Work Day. Future Events.

Dear CCC Family, Thank you for your generosity! We have received many contribution to our Disaster Relief Fund and items for shipment to Puerto Rico. I dropped the items off at the local fire station and they were much appreciated. It is a time of great need due to the natural disasters and we approaching another time when the CCC family has been generous, Christmas. We will again be participating in Operation Christmas Child and the Angel Tree Program. Watch…

Challenging Topic. We’re Back. Baptism Sunday.

Dear CCC Family, Laurie and I are back. We had a great time with our grandchildren last week, but we look forward to seeing you Sunday. I will resume the Crystal Clear Christianity series, a study through the book of Romans. When you preach through a book of the Bible you cannot avoid the challenging topics and we will look at one this coming Sunday as we study Romans 1:24-32. Although the passage deals with much more than homosexuality, it…

Disaster Relief: How we can help those in need

We have had a season of disasters. Please continue to pray for those impacted by the hurricanes and earthquakes. Some members of our congregation have still not been able to communicate with family members. To help in a tangible way you can give needed items and money. New York City has a list of firehouses and EMS stations across the city where you can donate critically needed items for those affected by by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the…