Dear CCC Family,
The series of messages from 1 Peter continues this Sunday as we look at 1 Peter 2:9-12. If you read the passage in advance, I am sure you will get more out of the message. You can click here to read it.
This is the last Sunday to registered for The Vine Project Workshop on June 8. There are details about it below.
If you plan to attend the Saturday, June 22, meet the associate minister candidate gathering, please let us know by signing up on Sunday or by one of the ways mentioned below. No need to sign up for the Sunday gathering.
See you Sunday!
PS The Join the Team! Membership Class starts this Sunday at 12:30 pm.
Associate Minister Candidate Visit
John Price, a candidate for our associate minister position, will be visiting CCC and speaking the weekend of Sunday, June 23rd. On Saturday, June 22nd, there will be continental breakfast at 9:30 am to meet him and get acquainted. There will be a similar gathering after the service and refreshments on Sunday, June 23rd. Choose one to attend. Circle the “S” at the bottom of your Communication Card and put it in the offering bag on Sunday or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend on Saturday or sign up on the clip board in the lobby. We need a count for food.
Join the Team! Membership Class
The four session church membership class will be held on Sundays at 12:30 pm starting this Sunday, June 2. It is a great way to get to know Community Christian Church and attendance is necessary to become a member. Everyone is welcome to attend. We are postponing the one day version of the class due to the visit of the associate minister candidate.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 23. Although there won’t be a Father’s Day message, there will be some elements in the service that honor fathers plus a gift for all men in attendance.
Help with the French Service
We could use more people to greet for the French service. For more information, circle the “F” at the bottom of your completed Communication Card or email email@example.com.
The Vine Project
At Community Christian Church we strive to be a church that makes disciples of Jesus, people who are learning Christ. That is not easy. Learning Christ means we change our convictions and behavior to what Jesus wants from what we want. By nature, we resist that change and we would rather go to church to be told that we are perfect the way we are, to be made to feel good without changing and being becoming more like Christ. Being a disciple making church is hard so churches often adopt lesser goals like just getting more people to attend or keeping people happy whether they grow in Christ or not. That is often done without realizing it.
At CCC we are constantly looking for resources that will help us be a disciple making church rather settling for something less. The book, “The Vine Project,” is one such resources. It is not just a book, but a comprehensive guide to the why and how of shaping your church’s ministry culture around disciple making. It is not so much a program as it is a way of looking at your church and understanding what needs to be done to become an effective disciple making place.
To familiarize our church with the concepts of The Vine Project, we will be holding a one day workshop on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The workshop will be held at La Hermosa Christian Church, 5 West 110th Street in Manhattan. That is the church where Community Christian Church used to meet. It is a DVD based workshop where one of the authors of the book introduces the concepts. Everyone who attends Community Christian Church is welcome to attend the workshop for free. (We are charging people from other churches a small fee.)
If you plan to attend, let us know by Sunday, June 2, so we can order enough food for lunch, snacks, and workshop booklets. To register, circle the “V” at the bottom of your completed Communication Card or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know how many will be attending with you.
Sunday Adult Bible Fellowships
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) provide Bible instruction, discussion, friendship, prayer & service opportunities. The following ABFs are meeting.
12:30 pm Classes
- PROVERBS: Wisdom through the Ages – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Led by Norma Lozada.
- ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. In this five-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4–8. Led by Jon Dyke.
June 2 – Join the Team! Membership Class starts at 12:30 pm
June 8 – The Vine Project Workshop, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
June 16 – Father’s Day
June 22 – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast to meet John Price
June 23 – Gathering to John Price after the service and refreshments
Regular Sunday Schedule
11:00 AM Sunday Gather with translation of the message into Spanish
12:30 PM Adult Bible Fellowships
2:00 PM French Service
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