Dear CCC Family,
Daring to Wait on God is this Sunday’s message. It couldn’t come at a better time. It is amazing that the decision to do the Daring Faith Series was made before we knew we would need such daring faith at this time. We didn’t know we would need to find a new place to meet. God knew and he planned a faith building series for us at this time. In addition, June 24, was chosen for the Commitment Sunday for our Daring Faith Next Chapter Giving Campaign before we knew it would be our last Sunday at La Hermosa. An amazing “coincidence?” No. God knew and planned it. Our last Sunday at La Hermosa will launch us into our next chapter.
There is still a lot up in the air so we are definitely in a waiting mode. Where will we meet? When will our building get renovated? Will we receive enough giving and commitments to complete the renovations? Who should we hire as an associate minister? Lots of question to which we don’t know the answers, but God does. So we faithfully and patiently pray and wait for him to tell us.
Waiting and praying with you.
See you Sunday.
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Associate Minister Candidate Visit Follow Up
I hope you had the opportunity to meet Daniel and Kayla Geisen last Sunday. Daniel is a candidate for our associate minister position. We are still considering him and other applicants. Please share any thoughts you have with Jeff Butler, Jon Dyke, or Russell Kraft. They are the elders of our church. Also, please pray that God will guide us in making the right decision.
Father’s Day – June 17
Bring your father or any friend to worship with us this Sunday. It is Father’s Day. Although there will not be a Father’s Day message, the message in Daring Faith series is a good one for fathers. We will have a free book for all men in attendance.
New Sunday Location the Latest Update
Community Christian Church’s last Sunday meeting at the La Hermosa Christian Church’s building is June 24. We finally have a school that might be willing to rent to us. It is PS 96 at 216 E. 120th Street. It is just three blocks north of our building at 210 East 117th Street and the very first school we rented back in 2003. Renting a school means we will be able to meet on Sunday mornings at a normal time, not early in the morning or in the afternoon. However, they will not make a final decision until Monday. Thus, we do not have a definite location yet. Although we do have other options, meeting at a school in the neighborhood and at a good time would be best so we are holding off on a final decision until we hear from the school. Please pray that they decide to rent to us.
Daring Faith Commitment Sunday – One Service at 10:45 am
Sunday, June 24, will be commitment day for the Daring Faith Next Chapter Giving Campaign. To launch Community Christian Church into our next chapter we are raising funds to renovate our building at 210 East 117th St. and hire an associate minister. We need to renovate the first two floors sooner than planned since we need a new place to rent. To accomplish all this we have been talking about faith and praying about giving in preparation for Commitment Sunday when we will bring our cash/check gifts and make commitments to give to the Daring Faith Next Chapter Fund for the next three years. Our goals is $250,000. This offering will secure us a place to meet for worship and ministry and provide a smooth transition in leadership so our church has a long and solid future.
Packing and Moving
Some people will stay after the second service to start packing. Email email@example.com or talk to Jeff on Sunday if you want to help. We will also be packing and moving next Saturday and Sunday. More details will be available Sunday.
Creative Way to Increase Your Cash Gift
The Daring Faith Offering we give on June 24th will be both a cash/check offering and a commitment to give over the next 36 months. The more we are able to give in cash up front, the less we will need to borrow to finish the renovation and the more certain we will be of hiring an associate minister. There are two basic approaches to finding more cash to give:
• Look for ways to reduce your expenses.
• Look for ways to increase your income.
Click here for ideas on how to do that.
Daring Faith Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) and Small Groups
You can experience the Daring Faith discussion group material on Sunday morning or during the week at these times and locations.
- Sunday ABFs, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, or 1:00 pm
- Tuesday, 7:30 pm, at the church building, 5. W. 110th St.
- Tuesday, 7:30 pm, at Central Park West and 110th St.
- Friday, 7:30 pm, 44th St and Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens.
- Bronx – Varies contact the church office for details.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 875-8621 for contact person and exact location.
The Daring Faith DVD study is a six part series. If you missed a group meeting or just want to see the video teaching, it can be found by clicking here.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Fellowships
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) offer Bible instruction, discussion, friendship, prayer & service opportunities. In addition to the ones doing the Daring Faith material these ABFs are available.
- 11:30 am “The Gospel of John” – This gospel is simple, yet profound and deep: it was written that “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name.” Led by Norma Lozada.
- 11:30 am “The Gospel of John” in French. Led by Salomon Matasima.
Sunday, June 17 – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 24 – Daring Faith Commitment Sunday – One Service at 10:45 am – Last Sunday at La Hermosa Christian Church
Sunday, July 1 – New Location (To Be Announced)
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