Change. Prayer. Looking Ahead.

Change. Prayer. Looking Ahead.

Dear CCC Family,

We made a change in the order of service last Sunday. It was only meant to be for one Sunday, but we are going to continue the change for a while. The announcements, offering, and communion will now be before the message. What is the main reason for this change? There are other reasons, but the main reason is prayer. It is not uncommon for us to run out of time to pray for people during the Response Song. Prayers get rushed and some times people wanting prayer get missed. I also wonder if some who want prayer don’t come forward because they realize time is limited. We will try this change of schedule to see if it helps make that time a more impactful time of prayer. If not, we can always change things back. We will also have more people than just me available to pray with you. We hope to expand who is there to pray with you in the future.

Please remember that we will have a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 3. That will make it a great Sunday to invite a guest. The message that Sunday will be good for guests as well. That is time change Sunday so everyone could get an extra hour of sleep the night before making it easier to come for pancakes.

See you Sunday!

Jeff

PS There are lots of things happening in the future. To see what is ahead check out the Upcoming Events below.

Pancake Breakfast
We are having a Pancake Breakfast on November 3 at 10:00 am. It is a free event, so invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join you for food and some fun prizes. They don’t have to stay for the service, although it would be nice and the message will be good for guests. Jon Dyke is in charge of the breakfast so talk to him if you can help.

Operation Christmas Child
Community Christian Church will be participating in Operation Christmas Child. We encourage individuals, families, or a few people to join together to pack a shoebox. (We will not have a packing party this year.) Shoeboxes for packing will be available. We will also participate in the Angel Tree Project. Details about the Angel Tree Project will come later.

One Day Membership Class
All four sessions of the Join the Team! Membership Class will be presented on one day on Saturday, November 16, starting at 9:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. Please circle the “J” on your completed Communication Card to let us know you will be attending.

Adult Bible Fellowships 
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) provide Bible instruction, discussion, friendship, and prayer.
9:30 am
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life. Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel you have to say yes to everyone’s requests, especially if you are a Christian. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you’ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it’s all of the above. This study will help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself. Led by Russell Kraft.

12:30 pm
Life Lessons from the Book of Esther … studies on the providence of God, His perfect way, His perfect timing ‘for such a time as this.’ Led by Norma Lozada.

Core Christianity: Finding Yourself In God’s Story. If you are a Christian, you likely pray, go to church, and read your Bible on a regular basis. Still, with all the busyness of life, you may not be exactly sure how your faith fits into everything you are doing each day. This study delves into the core truths of the Christian faith to equip you to more fully experience the joy God has for you in Jesus Christ and encourage you to have the confidence to share your faith with others. Led by Jon Dyke.

Regular Sunday Schedule
11:00 am Sunday Gathering with a live translation of the message into Spanish via headsets.
12:30 pm Adult Bible Fellowships
2:00 pm French Service

Upcoming Events
Nov 3 – Pancake Breakfast (Time Change and NYC Marathon Sunday too.)
Nov 16 – One Day Membership Class
Nov 17 – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop Off Sunday
Nov 24 – Tentative Building Dedication Sunday
Dec 8 – Christmas Open House Sunday
Dec 15 – Annual Christmas Lunch

Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.