Dear CCC Family,
There is a lot going on this summer. Work is starting on the renovation of our building at 210 East 117th Street. An associate minister candidate and his wife are coming for a visit, John and Heather Price. We are wrapping up the transition to the new membership requirements. The French Service is making progress. The Vine Project is starting. It is all good and it keeps me busy.
Please take the time to read more about it all below.
See you Sunday!
The Vine Project Update
We had a great turn out for The Vine Project Workshop on June 8. The Vine Project is a long term effort to shift our church culture toward disciple-making. The next step will be to establish a team of people to lead the effort to do that.
210 East 117th Street Renovation Update
Work and cost proposals from contractors have been submitted and accepted, permits have been issued, and the previously given construction loan commitment has been renewed. Interior demolish work is scheduled to start this week. Please pray that all the work is done quickly, well, and safely.
Pancake Breakfast – June 16
We are having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 16, at 10:00 am in recognition of Father’s Day. It is a free event. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers whether they are fathers or not to join you for food and the service. Jon Dyke is in charge of the breakfast so talk to him if you can help.
Father’s Day – June 16
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Although there won’t be a Father’s Day message, there will be some elements in the service that honor fathers plus a gift for all men in attendance.
Associate Minister Candidate Visit – June 22-23
John Price, a candidate for our associate minister position, will be visiting CCC the weekend of Sunday, June 23rd. On Saturday, June 22nd, there will be continental breakfast at 9:30 am to meet John and Heather, his wife, and get acquainted. It will be held in the tenant’s lounge of 1831 Madison Avenue, between 119th and 120th street. That is Jon and Lauy Dyke’s building. There will be a similar gathering after the service and refreshments on Sunday, June 23rd. Choose one to attend. If you plan to attend on Saturday, circle the “S” at the bottom of your Communication Card and put it in the offering bag.
John has a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Leadership from Cincinnati Christian University and several years of experience as a youth minister and teaching pastor. He has also held key volunteer leadership roles in a large church. His references, seminary professors and local church leaders, speak very highly of him. John is married to Heather and they have a dog.
Baptisms – July 14
We plan to set up our portable baptistry and have baptisms on Sunday, July 14, after the service. If you are interested in being baptized or have questions about being baptized, circle the “B” at the bottom of your completed Communication Card and put it in the offering bag or give it to a greeter.
On Day membership Class – July 20
All four sessions of the Join the Team! Membership Class will be present in one day on Saturday, July 20, starting at 9:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. We will meet at 1787 Madison Avenue which is between 117th and 118th streets. Please circle the “J” on your completed Communication Card to let us know you will be attending.
Consecration/Ordination of Salomon Matasima – July 28
Salomon Matasima leads our French Service and was ordained in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. To establish his relationship with our church and facility his ministry in the United States we will conduct an ordination service on Sunday, July 28, as part of the French Service.
Membership Sunday – August 4
On Sunday, August 4, we will recognize all those who have met the new membership requirements and signed the Community Christian Church’s Membership Agreement.
Help with the French Service
We need just a few more people to greet for the French service. For more information, circle the “F” at the bottom of your completed Communication Card or email email@example.com.
Sunday 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.
- Join the Team! Membership Class – The four session church membership class is a great way to get to know Community Christian Church.
Regular Sunday Schedule
11:00 am Sunday Gather with translation of the message into Spanish
12:30 pm Adult Bible Fellowships
2:00 pm French Service
June 16 – Father’s Day
June 22 – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast to meet John Price
June 23 – Gathering to John Price after the service and refreshments
July 14 – Baptisms
July 20 – One Day Join the Team! Membership Class
July 27 – Afternoon Cookout at Crystal’s Building. More details to follow.
July 28 – Ordination of Salomon Matasima
Aug 4 – Membership Sunday
Visit www.cccnyc.org/inside for volunteer schedules, prayer list, & statistics.
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