Dear CCC Family,
It has been quite a week, one that we didn’t expect and weren’t prepared for. Still, God has been faithful. We have had some great times together online. You have reached out to one another to stay in touch. We will get through this and come out stronger and closer to one another and to God.
We will have the opportunity to gather for prayer tonight at 7:00pm on Facebook. Details on how to do that are below. Then, on Sunday morning at 11am we will gather to worship God by way of Facebook. Some additional Facebook gatherings next week are listed below as well. Though it is not the same, gathering together by Facebook is very helpful. Watch for more online opportunities in the future.
Although we don’t know how long this crisis will last, we want to come out of it stronger. Using the additional time for prayer and Bible study will make that possible. To come out of the pandemic stronger, we also need to keep up our financial giving. Last year about half of our church’s giving came online and half came through Sunday offerings. Not meeting will cause severe financial problems unless those that give on Sunday choose to mail their tithes and offerings in or start giving online. We still have expenses to be paid for and the government is not going to help churches out. We encourage you to start giving online by clicking here. It is secure and easy to set up. If you want to mail a check, you can send it to:
Community Christian Church
210 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035
We not only need to keep up with our expenses including our missionaries. We need to be prepared to help those in our church that will have financial needs during this crisis. God is able and faithful and he asks us to be generous as he is.
I look forward to being with you on Facebook for now and when it is time in person in future.
We will continue to use Facebook especially Facebook Live to stay connected. Join us tonight and Friday night on Facebook at 7pm for prayer. 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. The past live events have been an encouragement to those who were there for it live, as well as those that watched later.
- Friday – March 20 @ 7:00pm – Prayer with John Price
- Sunday – March 22 @ 11am – Sunday with Jeff Butler speaking
- Monday – March 23 @ 7:30pm – Prayer with Jeff Butler
- Wednesday – March 25 @ 7:30pm – Singing with William Gomez
- Friday – March 27 @ 7:30p – Prayer with John Price
Update Your Contact Information
Please help us stay connected by giving or updating your contact information. We probably have your email address because you are reading this. We would like to have a phone number too, preferably your mobile phone number.
You can give us that information by replying to this email or by going to https://cccnyc.churchcenter.com/login by clicking here. By going there you can give or update the information about youself. We especially would like your current, preferred email address and mobile phone number. Your mobile phone number helps us get important information to you faster than email. You can also get the Church Center App for your mobile phone, iPhone and Android, and enter the information there. Having this information will help us stay in contact personally as well as a church family.
RightNow! Media – Free Gift
It is important that we have your email address because we have a gift for you. I’m excited to share that our church is getting access to an extensive, video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and much more. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow. As part of the CCC family you will be able to access it whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. Since you and your children are stuck at home, we believe this resource will be a great blessing at this time. You can check your options by clicking here.
On Monday at noon, all the CCC family will be sent an official invitation email to give you FREE access to RightNow Media. So, make sure we have your best email address by updating your profile at https://cccnyc.churchcenter.com/login or down loading the Church Center App.