Dear CCC Family,
Thank your for completing our reopening survey! As of when I am writing this, 45 people have responded. About 1/3 will return at the first opportunity, 1/3 wait a few additional weeks, and 1/3 will take quite bit longer. We appreciate the additional comments you gave and answers to all the questions. If you haven’t take the survey, please do so. You can complete it by clicking here.
The earliest I can imagine that we would have in person services again is the end of August and possible later than that. When we do resume in person services we will follow the guidelines of the city and state. Currently those guidelines include:
- Practice social distancing placing seats 6 feet apart.
- Limit congregant/attendee to 25% of the rooms capacity.
- Require people to wear masks. We will provide them free.
In addition, we will:
- Offer multiple services.
- Discourage physical contact between attendees. (No hugging or hand shaking.)
- Provide touchless hand sanitizers.
- Use disposable, single use communion elements.
- Have boxes/bowls for offering rather than passing offering bags.
- Not pass out programs or literature.
- Disinfect between services.
We will keep you up to date on our plans. Your prayers about this are appreciated.
CCC will offer a new Sunday online gathering option starting this weekend, Sunday night at 6:30pm on Facebook. It will be a repeat of the morning Sunday service for those who missed it and for new people. Invite a friend to join you in watching it.
We are planning a PICNIC for Saturday, August 8. We will be outside, practice social distancing, and wear make so the risk will be low. Bring your own food and drink. Wear a mask. Bring a blanket for you and those you live with. We will meet in the northeast section of Central Park. You will get a starting time and exact location next week.
This week we will read chapter six, Jesus and Moses, of Core52. The chapters can be read in any order so it is never too late to start reading with us. Go to cccnyc.org/core52 for more details.
Keep looking up. Jesus is always there.
PS Please send a picture. We would love to have a picture of you and yours, pets too, watching our Sunday gathering at home or wherever you watch. Take a picture, post it to your Facebook page, and tag the church. Or email the picture to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending it to us means you give us permission to post it.
Invite someone to watch our Sunday gathering with you. It is a lot easier than inviting them to join you in person on a Sunday. They don’t have to leave home and they can wear their pajamas. Go here on Facebook. Then, share the post on your timeline or send it to a friend.
Weekday Online Schedule
We meet online for morning devotions Monday through Friday at 7:30 am. On Wednesday evening we worship with William at 7:30 pm.
Core52 Small Groups
If you want to participate in a Core52 virtual discussion group we have 8. Email email@example.com to let us know of your interest and we will find a group for you. Friday Night @ 7:30pm group with Jeff Butler is a drop in any week group. You can join by clicking here.
We want to pray for you. Click here to let us know how. Please call if you need to talk (212 875-8621).
Over all the CCC family has been great with their giving. However, we are experiencing a summer slump. If you have gotten behind or just forgotten to give, you can catch up.
You can give online by clicking here, by texting any dollar amount to 84321, or mailing a check to the address below. If you have not given before and send a text to 84321, you will be be sent a quick, self-guided set up process which will make it easy to give by sending a text in the future.
Our mailing address is:
Community Christian Church
210 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035