Dear CCC Family,
The Christmas season has officially started. It is a time of great joy and also some stress. We want to focus on the joy part and hope to do that through this year’s Christmas Series, The Star: A Journey to Christmas. It start this Sunday. You can read more about it and all our Christmas events below.
See you Sunday as we worship and rejoice!
PS Over the next few weeks there will be some changes to the order of our worship service. The changes will not be major, but come prepared for things to be a little different.
2017 Christmas Series
Join us for the 2017 Christmas series called The Star: A Journey to Christmas, featuring stories of people in the Bible and of people today in which God visits in unexpected ways. He fills our lives’ journeys with hope, love, joy, and peace, just as He did that first Christmas. The series starts this Sunday, November 26, and all adults in attendance that day will be given a free book that contains devotions for each of the 30 days leading up to Christmas and complement the messages in the series. That will be a great day to invite friends and family to attend with you.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party and Christmas Decorating Update/strong>
Thank you to all who joined in the Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child last Sunday. It was another success as we stuffed, and I mean stuffed, 124 fully packed shoeboxes last Sunday! Thank you to Jackie Coss, Dido Lopez, and Ashley Peralta for heading it up this year. You can still give to help ship the shoeboxes. Indicate how much money is for Operation Christmas Child on our giving envelope and put it in the offering bag. Another thank you to Mon Sapitan and Reilly Battung for heading up the decorating of the church for Christmas. It looks great!
Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus. In the midst of giving gifts to friends, family, and co-workers we want to make sure we give a gift to Jesus as well. Though the post office does not deliver to heaven, Jesus says that we can give to Him by giving to “the least of these.” The Christmas Offering is a year-end giving initiative that focuses on doing just that. Each year we will choose a worthy project to give to at Christmas time. This year the Christmas Offering will go to our Benevolence Fund which meets emergency financial needs of members of our church and community throughout the year.
Would you like a daily text message or email to remind you to read the Christmas devotion along with the verse for that day? If so, send your name and your mobile phone number or email address, which ever you want to get the reminder at, to email@example.com or on Sunday circle “T” at the bottom of your Communication Card add your name and your mobile phone number or email address which ever you want to get the reminder at. Put the completed Communication Card in the offering bag. You will get your first reminder on Sunday, November 26 and last one on Christmas Day.
We are participating with Prison Fellowship in their Angel Tree program that provides Christmas gifts for children whose parents are in prison. If you would like to help, circle the “A” on your completed Connection Card or speak with Elba Rodriguez. The presents will be given to the children at a Christmas Party for them on Sunday December 3 at 1:30 pm.
December 10 Only – Change of Location
In order to have adequate room for our Annual Christmas Potluck, we will meet for worship at P.S. 208 (Alain L. Locke School) at 21 W. 111th Street, between Fifth and Lenox on Sunday December 10. We are renting the school for that day only. This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.
We will have one service that day starting at 10:45am. Children’s classes will meet as usual, but the Adult Bible Fellowships will not meet. Our Annual Christmas Potluck will be after the service back at our building on W. 110th Street. We use the parking lot as usual.
CCC’s Christmas Potluck Luncheon, a favorite annual event, will be held on Sunday, December 10th after the morning service. All are invited to attend! There will be one service at 10:45 and it will be held at PS 208 (Alain L. Locke School) at 21 W. 111th Street, between Fifth and Lenox. However, the luncheon will be here at our normal space after the service.
Come with your favorite dish to share and drop it off at CCC’s usually space before going to the school. Please sign-up in the back. Aluminum half pans are available to take for hot foods. Jackie Coss is coordinating the dinner. Talk to her to help with the set-up and cleanup.
Sunday Schedule in December
December 3 – Normal schedule with services at 10:00am and 11:30am. Christmas Party for Angel Tree Project children at 1:30pm.
December 10 – Meeting at PS 208 at 10:45M for one service. The Christmas
Potluck Luncheon at our building after the service.
December 17 – Normal schedule with services at 10:00am and 11:30am.
December 24 – Normal schedule with services at 10:00am and 11:30am.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service at 3:00pm.
December 31 – Normal schedule with services at 10:00am and 11:30am.
Sunday Adult Bible Fellowships
- A 10:00 am ABF led by Russell Kraft. “Doing What You Were Meant to Do.” This study is part of the Complete Christian Course. The courses do not need to be taken in order so anyone can join at any time.
- A 11;30 am ABF in French led by Salomon Matasima. The Gospel according to John.
Bible Study in French
Want to study the Bible in French or know someone who does? Salomon Matasima is leading an Adult Bible Fellowship in French. Pass the word around! Flyers are available on Sunday on the Information Table.
Teens need to know God and his Word. There is a new class just for teens, anyone in middle school or high school, meeting at 11:30 am on Sundays. Jon Dyke teaches this class.
We have small groups that meet during the week. Some are taking a summer break and will resume in September. Others are still meeting.
- Tuesday, 7:30 pm, at the church building, 5. W. 110th St.
- Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Central Park West and W. 110th St.
- Friday, 7:30 pm, 44th St and Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens.
Email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212 875-8621 for exact locations.
If you park in our parking lot, please fill out a parking registration form available in the lobby so we can contact you if you need to move your car. Please do not park next to the building. Those spaces are reserved for La Hermosa Christian Church.
Sun, Nov 26 – The Star – Christmas Series Stars. Free book for everyone who attends.
Sun, Dec 3 – Christmas Party of Angel Tree Project
Sun, Dec 10 – One service at 10:45, with the annual Christmas Lunch afterward.
Sun, Dec 24 – Christmas Eve is on Sunday! Christmas Eve service at 3:00 pm.
Sun, Dec 31 – Normal schedule with services at 10:00am and 11:30am.
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