Dear CCC Family,
If you are like me, you are disappointed that the virus has surged around the world, across the country, and in NYC. We survived before and we will do it again. God is faithful!
We are taking additional safety measures to make your Sunday visit to CCC even safer. Beginning this week we will start taking temperatures, have a sign with screening questions that are to be read before participating, and use an electric spray fogger to sanitize the building prior to meeting on Sunday. We have had no problems and we want it to keep it that way.
This will be the last week of the Emotions series. We will deal with the positive emotion of gratitude.
On November 29, John will begin the Christmas series, A Thrill of Hope: Finding Hope in the Unexpected.
We are getting a good response to the Holiday Market offering. That will be our Christmas offering for this year.
See you Sunday, online or in person.
PS Beginning in December we will have a mid-week, Thursday night, online gathering for everyone. It will include praise, prayer, and proclamation (teaching). More details to follow.
New Safety Measures
We will start taking temperatures, have a sign with screening questions, and use an electric spray fogger to sanitize the building prior to meeting on Sunday. Below are the screening questions that are to be read when you enter the building.
- Have you had a fever of 100.4” or higher in the past 24 hours?
- Are you experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms? (shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste or smell, etc.)
- In the last 14 days, have you been diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, or been told to self-isolate or self-quarantine?
- In the last 14 days, have you had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
- In the last 14 days, have you returned from a trip that now requires you to se|f—iso|ate or self-quarantine?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, please join us online at cccnyc.online.church.
2020 has been tough, but we want to finish this year off strong by tangibly meeting the needs of those in our community. We want to make Christmas a reality for struggling families with children this year, so that is why we are launching a brand new initiative called Holiday Market starting Saturday, December 5th, from 2-6, and continuing the following Saturdays up until Christmas or while supplies last.
Just like the wonderful holiday markets that sprout up throughout NYC after Thanksgiving, we want to provide a great, safe, and realistic shopping experience for those in East Harlem where parents can come and shop for Christmas gifts for their children and pay what they can, even if that is zero!
In order to make this year’s Holiday Market a reality, we all need to do our part by giving generously to this initiative, creating space in our calendars to serve (more details coming soon), and praying for those families who will be blessed this Christmas because we stood in the gap for them. If you would like to give to the Holiday Market, select Holiday Market in the Funds drop down menu when you give online. You can also text any dollar amount followed by the word Holiday to 84321, write Holiday Market on your giving envelope or check, or visit the giving page on our website by clicking here and choosing Holiday Market from the drop down menu of funds.
To sign up to help with the Holiday Market, click here.
Operation Christmas Children 2020 Deadline
The deadline to bring a physical shoebox is this Sunday, November 22. That is the absolute last day to bring it. You have until November 30 to pack a virtual shoebox at the “CCCNYC Online Shoebox Page.”
Right Now Media – Featured Resource
The Greatest Gift with Ann Voskamp
In The Greatest Gift, New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp celebrates the majesty of God’s greatest gift to us—His son, Jesus Christ— through the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree.
Now, in this stunning four-week video curriculum, Ann draws viewers even deeper into Scripture as she explores and illuminates the magnificence of God’s Word through the unfurling of the greatest love story ever told—God’s ardent and relentless pursuit of us.. Click here to sign up, for a free Right Now Media account, if you haven’t already done so, and click here for The Greatest Gift series.
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. You can also send the link, cccnyc.online.church.
Weekday Online Schedule
We meet online for morning devotions Monday through Friday at 7:30 am.
Children’s Bible Class Online
We have an online children’s class. If you want more information, email me at email@example.com.
This week we we are scheduled to readChapter 24, Election and Predestination, of Core52. Your group may be reading and discussion a different chapter.
The chapters can be read in any order so it is never too late to start reading with us. We will even send you a free book. Go to www.cccnyc.org/core52 for more details. If you want new verse cards, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to participate in a Core52 virtual discussion group, we have 9 online groups. Email email@example.com to let us know of your interest and we will find a group for you.
We want to pray for you. Click here to let us know how. Please call if you need to talk (212 875-8621).
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