Dear CCC Family,
At the time this e-newsletter is sent, David Matasima and I should be on our way to Lincoln, Illinois, to enroll him at Lincoln Christian University. Please keep our travels in your prayers and most of all David’s adjustment to the United States and college. After getting him settled, I will return Saturday night and be with you on Sunday.
This Sunday will be the first of the new year and an important day. The “What Matters” series which will set the pace for 2019 and the Join the Team! Membership Class will start on that day. Both are very important. To make it possible for more people to attend the class it will be offered at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Childcare will be available at 9:30 am though your children are welcome to sit with you at 12:30. The class will be recorded for those who can’t make a session, but it is important to attend some sessions in person.
You can read more about this and other news below.
See you Sunday!
Upgrade Church Membership
Times have changed. Our church needs to do things differently because of the changing cultural and legal landscape. Although God’s Word does not change, how we apply it does. With that in mind, the elders are proposing some changes. 1) CCC will adopt a statement of faith. 2) To be a member, one needs to agree with and accept the statement of faith. 3) Attending a membership class that explains that statement will become a requirement to be a member at CCC. The church bylaws will be amended to reflect this and those changes will be voted on at the annual congregational meeting on February 10th.
Join the Team! The New Membership Class
Changes in our culture and country mean that it is important for churches to clearly teach what they believe and practice. CCC will do this by offering the Join the Team! Membership Class on Sundays. The five session class starts this Sunday, January 6, and is offered before and after the worship service. You are encouraged to attend all of them in person. However, they will be recorded, so if you miss some you can listen to them. The class before the service will start at 9:30 am and the one after will be at 12:30 pm. Childcare is provide for the 9:30 am class. This will be the only Adult Bible Fellowship offered at the start of the year.
Revitalization Task Force
CCC has had many good years and our best years are ahead. To make sure we accomplish all God has for us, we are putting together a Revitalization Task Force. The RTF will guide us in making improvements to our church. If you are interested in being on the RTF, circle the “R” at the bottom of your Communication Card on Sunday and place it in the offering bag or email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Volunteer and Leader Training
Some volunteer and some lead. All need training and VALT will provide that. This is especially important as we raise up future leaders and elders. Watch for details.
2018 Christmas Offering
It is not too late to give to the Christmas Offering. When this email was sent David Matasima was on his way to Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois, and will start classes on Monday. Please pray for his adjustment to a new country and to college.
January 6 – “What Matters” Series and Join the Team, Membership Class begins
February 10 – Annual Congregational Meeting
February 24 – 40 Days of Prayer Series starts.
Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.
To give a donate online go to http://www.cccnyc.org/give-online/