Dear CCC Family,
Overall last Sunday was a very good day. Strong attendance. Guest musician, Julie Nevel. Prayer for the French service. But there was some sad news announced. May 5 will be Tariq Al-Sabir’s last Sunday with us. We have enjoyed his time with us and wish him God’s best in the future. Be sure to express your appreciation to him before he leaves.
Easter is Sunday, April 21. It is a great day to invite people to church with you to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We have mailed postcards to the neighborhood inviting them. There are extra postcards so you can take some to give your friends as you invite them. There is also a banner up on our building on East 117th Street.
Speaking of our building, decisions have been made about the heating and plans for that have been submitted to the Building Department. As soon as they are approved and those additional permits are issued, work will start.
I guess it is more of a revival of an old feature than a new feature, but I will once again be posting links to articles online that I think you would benefit from reading. The heading will be “Worth a Look” with the title and link to the article below it. I may not agree with all the details in the articles linked to, but I think they are good overall and “Worth Look.”
See you Sunday!
PS The French service starts this Sunday! Please pray for it.
“The Case for Christ” Movie – This Saturday, April 13
In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home weren’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compelled. Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity—pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith. Based on Strobel’s best-selling book of the same name, THE CASE FOR CHRIST movie is a dramatic and heartfelt telling of their compelling journey. CCC will show the movie this Saturday, April 13, 5:00 pm at Public School 96 where we meet for worship. Invite people to attend with you. It is free. You can watch the trailer by clicking here.
We will have a service in French at 2:00 pm starting this Sunday, April 14. This is in addition to our regular English service at 11 AM. Salomon, Caroline, and a core group of French speakers they have gathered will take the lead. However, there will be ways for you to help even if you don’t speak French. If you would be willing to stay late to help once every 4-6 weeks, circle the “F” at the bottom of your completed Communication Card on Sunday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Worth a Look”
Each we will post a link to an article that is beneficial. We may not agree with all the details in the article linked to, but we think it is good overall and useful. Click the title below to read the article.
Adult Bible Fellowships
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) provide Bible instruction, discussion, friendship, prayer & service opportunities. The following ABFs are meeting.
12:30 pm Classes
- PROVERBS: Wisdom through the Ages – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Led by Norma Lozada.
- 40 Days of Prayer – God created you to pray. So why is it that we often struggle to pray and have so many questions about it? This seven session class will focus on your personal prayer life and help you learn to pray with greater confidence and faith. Led by Jon Dyke.
April 13 – Movie – “The Case for Christ” at 5:00 pm
April 14 – Palm Sunday – French Service at 2:00 pm starts
April 21 – Easter – Resurrection Sunday (No classes at 12:30)
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