Dear CCC Family,
Core52 books have been mailed, around 50 so far. If you aren’t familiar with Core52 click here. Please don’t procrastinate in requesting your free book. Also, join a Core52 group. They are online discussion groups. You can read about them below.
As we move toward getting to the new normal, our online schedule will change. Our massive online presence was needed for a time, but times are changing. We will always do more online than before, but we will start scaling back. Starting this week we will have prayer only on Monday night and not Friday night. John and I will share leading it. We are working toward having both prayer and singing on Wednesday night, but that might take a few weeks.
Keep looking up. Jesus is always there.
PS Be sure to check the announcement about Outreach.
Invite someone to watch our Sunday gathering with you. It is a lot easier than inviting them to join you in person on a Sunday. They don’t have to leave home and they can wear their pajamas. Go here on Facebook. Then, share the post on your timeline or send it to a friend.
Core52 Small Groups
As much as you will get by reading the book, Core 42, you will get even more if you will meet weekly with others to discuss it in a Core52 small group. In June we will be starting online, virtual, small groups for you to do that. Let me encourage you to participate in one of the groups. They will meet for an hour each week to discuss the reading. We are asking you to be part of a group for five weeks to see how you like it. We will be using Zoom, a video conferencing platform that is easy to use. It is available for your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Because meeting virtually is different from meeting in person, we want to keep the groups small, 4-5 screens. We have 4 existing groups that are full, but we are adding more. Check out the list of groups below and email the day of the one you would like to join to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will only be for five weeks to start. Because they are online groups, you will need choose one so we can send you a link to the meeting. The Friday night group will be a little different. It will be an open larger group to start the meeting, but the meeting will later break out into smaller rooms for discussion if needed. I would encourage you to join one of the other groups. Attend the Friday group only if that is the best night for you or if you want to check out what it is like rather than committing to a group. The groups will start the week of Sunday, June 14. The first meeting will be an orientation meeting and the content of the book will be discussed the following week.
- Tuesday Night @ 7:30 pm with Russell Kraft
- Wednesday Morning @ 10:00 am with Jean Kraft
- Thursday Night @ 7:30 pm with Crystal Astrachan
- Friday Night @ 7:30 pm with Jeff Butler
- Sunday Morning @ TBD with John Dyke
We have done mailings to invite people to join us in person on Sunday. We are doing a small mailing to the homes around our building to invite people to join us online and announce our new location when we meet in person. It will be delivered next week. Please pray that people read it and join us.
We will also pass out cookies and postcards on Saturday, June 6, in front of our building at 210 East 117th Street. We might need a person or two more to help pass them out, but we definitely can use a lot of cookie bakers. If you can help in either way, email email@example.com to let us know.
If Money Talked” Virtual Bible Study – Thursdays at 7:30pm
If money talked, what would it say? You might be surprised that what it would say is pretty close to what Jesus did say two thousand years ago. In this four-session study, Andy Stanley offers an approach to money management that will make your life better and make you better at life. Whether you have a lot or a little, are a spender or a saver, you’ll find Andy’s insights challenging, refreshing, and extraordinarily practical.
This class will be held on Zoom and will be facilitated by Crystal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this class. Learn more at https://www.ifmoneytalked.com/.
We want to pray for you. Click here to let us know how. Please call if you need to talk (212 875-8621).
Facebook Live Weekday Schedule
We will continue to use Facebook especially Facebook Live to stay connected. You do not need to have a Facebook account to join us. Just go to facebook.com/cccnyc by typing that into your browser or by clicking here. You will need to scroll down to find the current live event. You can also watch past events.
- Monday through Friday @ 7:30am – Devotion and Prayer with Jeff
- Monday Evening @ 7:30pm – Prayer with Jeff or John
- Wednesday Evening @ 7:30pm – Worship by Singing with William
Saturday Night Fellowship on Zoom
On Saturday May 16 at 7:00pm, we will host a fellowship night on Zoom. Join us for face time with each other. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that churches have been using to interact and stay connected. After you connect via Zoom using the instructions below, we will create breakout rooms with 4-5 people and will provide discussion topics. We have enabled security features, such as a password, limiting the use of screen sharing / white boarding to the meeting host, and using a waiting room.
Connection instructions are below.
How do I join from my PC, Phone, or Tablet that has a microphone and webcam?
Click this link from your device with a microphone and webcam:
Do I need a password?
If you click the link above, you should be taken directly to the meeting. However, if you are prompted to enter a meeting ID or password, please use this: Meeting ID: 834 4905 7187 Password: 743664
My audio or microphone is not working on my computer. How can I use my computer for video then dial in?
One tap mobile – click the numbers below from your mobile phone.
Or, dial in manually:
Dial in +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 834 4905 7187
Although we are not meeting at the school, we still have expenses including a mortgage payment. Your continued giving to God through Community Christian Church is still needed and important.
You can give online by clicking here, by texting any dollar amount to 84321, or mailing a check to the address below. If you have not given before and send a text to 84321, you will be be sent a quick, self-guided set up process which will make it easy to give by sending a text in the future.
Our mailing address is:
Community Christian Church
210 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035