Dear CCC Family,
If you were there last Sunday, you heard David Matasima is now a student at Lincoln Christian University. He registered and moved into his dorm room last Saturday and began classes last Monday. David thanks you for your support and asked that you continue praying for him as he adjusts to America and college.
We had a great start to the Join the Team! Membership Class. Attendance was strong at both the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm sessions. The content is the same at both times. We are offering it at two times to make it convenient for people. We had a little problem with the recording. It will be fixed and available soon. The proposed Statement of Faith will be available this Sunday, January 13, and will be the content of this week’s session of the Join the Team! Membership Class. Please attend any and as many of the sessions as you can.
Although we are settling in to PS 96, the move there has been challenging. There is more involved in setting up and tearing down. Thus, we could use some more people helping and sharing the load. If you could arrive early, 8:30 am, to help set up the sound system and projection system, that would be a big help. If you are not an early riser, we need some strong people to help with the tear down afterwards. We also need to recruit some more people to help with the clean up of the refreshments. If you can help in either area, please talk to me on Sunday or shoot me a text or call at (646 244-1915) or email (email@example.com). If you are a musician and interested in being part of the worship team you can contact me as described above or talk to Tariq on Sunday. We are especially in need of a guitarist.
There are two things that you can pray about. One, we need to find a place in the neighborhood where we can hold meetings during the week for extra events such as committee meetings, Bibles studies, training sessions, etc. I have been trying to locate a place, but have been unsuccessful so far. Please pray that I find such a place. Also, we are making one final push to negotiate the purchase of the new property. We had some encouraging information this week. Play that we are able to work out a deal to buy it. Ask God to either open the door and make it happen or shut it.
See you Sunday!
Small Group Bible Studies Resume
The Tuesday night Bible study at Crystals, 1309 Fifth Avenue, at 7:15 pm and the Thursday night Bible study at Miguel’s and Valerie’s, 150 West 96th Street at 7:00 pm resume this week. Contact Jeff at 212 875-8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Donor Contribution Statements
Charitable contribution statements will be available on Sunday, January 13 and January 20. They will then be mailed to those who did not pick them. If you do not receive one and want one, contact the church office.
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. Copies of the proposed Statement of Faith will be available this Sunday, January 13. It will be the focus of this week’s session of the Join the Team! Membership Class.
Join the Team! 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.
The Tenth St Church of Christ will have their annual Singspiration on Saturday, January 26, from 1:00-3:30 pm. There will be a fellowship meal afterwards. If you would like to participate in the service by singing or playing an instrument ,contact Keith Canton at (212) 228-4837. The church meets at 257 East Tenth Street.
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 email@example.com 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.
February 10 – Annual Congregational Meeting
February 24 – 40 Days of Prayer Series starts.
Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.
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