Dear CCC Family,
We had a great time last on Reunion Sunday last week! It was good to see former members and share stories of the past in anticipation of our future. People enjoyed seeing pictures from the past and comparing them to how people look now. That was especially fun as we had not seen some of the former members for a long time. They have changed a lot. Kids grow up! We will do that again some time.
From now on each Sunday will be a big ones. We only have three Sundays before Daring Faith Next Chapter Offering on Commitment Sunday, June 24. You can read about that below. And, we only have four more Sundays meeting at La Hermosa Christian Church. You can read about our future plans below as well.
We need prayer! Please join us on Saturday for a special time of prayer.
See you Sunday.
Day of Prayer – June 2
We need to pray! There will be an extended time of prayer on Saturday, June 2, starting at 9:30 am. The organized time of prayer will end at 12:30 pm.
Associate Minister Candidate Visit
Daniel Geisen, a candidate for our associate minister position, will be visiting CCC the weekend of Sunday, June 10th. On Saturday, June 9th, there will be continental breakfast at 9:30 to meet him and get acquainted. This will be limited to 20 people. After the service on Sunday, there will be pizza for 20 who did not attend the breakfast some more people can meet and get acquainted with Daniel. Please sign up for the time that works for you on Sunday or email email@example.com. If you live in the neighborhood of the church building, try to come on Saturday. You can sign up by replying to this email too.
Father’s Day – June 17
Bring your father or any friend to worship with us on Father’s Day, June 17. 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 Update
Community Christian Church’s last Sunday meeting at the La Hermosa Christian Church building is June 24. We have visited, written, or called 16 churches, 11 schools, and 9 community organizations to find a place to meet. We have only gotten yes’s from community organizations that are unaffordable. $5,000 a Sunday is not in our budget. Plans for renovating our building have been prepared and will be filed on Monday. Permits should be issued and renovation work started on Tuesday. The construction companies believe that they will have enough work done that we will be able to meet there in July. Pray that the construction work proceeds quickly, safely, and properly. Although we are still considering other options and are arranging a backup, meeting in our own building appears to be our best option and is a possibility for Sunday, July 1, or shortly there after.
Daring Faith Commitment Sunday
Sunday, June 24, will be commit day for the Daring Faith 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 beginning July 1. 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 commits to give the 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.
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.
Saturday, June 2 – Day of Prayer
Sunday, June 10 – Daniel Geisen, Associate Minister candidate visiting
Sunday, June 17 – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 24 – Daring Faith Commitment Sunday – Last Sunday at La Hermosa Christian Church
Sunday, July 1 – New Location (To Be Announced)
Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.
To give a donate online go to http://www.cccnyc.org/give-online/.