Wow! Hope! Change. Saturday Fellowship. Core52.

Wow! Hope! Change. Saturday Fellowship. Core52.

Dear CCC Family,

Thank you for your expressions of appreciation for all we have been doing online during this crisis. John, William, and Josiah, our video editor, have been great! You have too. We appreciate all of your participation online. We are also thankful for the texts, emails, and phone calls that you have exchanged with each other. Well done!

One criticism I have received over the years, though it has never been harsh, is that I don’t talk about giving enough. That is probably true. Last week I sent an email that included a short video clip informing you about the church’s financial situation in light of not meeting in person. Our income has only been 60% of what it was before. I thanked those that have continued to give online and by mail. Many have. I encouraged those that are still working to continue to be good stewards of what they have and encouraged those that need help to contact us. WOW! You responded. New people have started giving online. Checks came in the mail. People already giving increased their amount. We received large extra donations. The deficit has been erased and we will have a slight surplus going into May. Thank you! Keep it up. We can’t count on large extra gifts every month, but if those still working will continue to give as they did before we will be in good shape. God is good!

The situation is improving, but far from over. Better days are on the horizon, but not yet here. We want to finish this time well and get ready for a better new normal. Hope will keep us going and bring us a better future. Join us this Sunday as we start a new series, Hope is contagious. You can find the times below.

The following Sunday, May 3, the service will be different. We will be changing the order of things. The message will come at the start of the gathering and we will conclude by singing and taking the Lord’s Supper together. Experts have said that format is better for online gatherings so we will give it a try and see what we think.

We have a special fellowship time tonight at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Detailed instructions on using Zoom and joining us can be found below.

I encourage you to familiarize yourself with Zoom. We will be using it more in the future.

During tough times, we all need good neighbors. You can be that to yours right now. The Neighborhood Help Card can help you do that. To get one click the link below, print it, and post it on your front door to show that you are here to help your neighbors in anyway you can. Jesus came and served others. Be like Jesus. Get the Neighborhood Help Card by clicking here.

Keep looking up. Jesus is always there.

Jeff

PS Core52 is coming! It will accelerate your spiritual growth.

Sunday Online Gathering Options
You will have three options to gather. You can join us on Facebook or YouTube, at 11:00am by click on the name. Or, you can join us at 10:00am or 11:30am at cccnyc.online.church. You can type that in your browser or click here. This last site has many positive features so you might want to make it your first choice.

Prayer
We want to pray for you. Click here to let us know how. Please call if you need to talk (212 875-8621).

Saturday Night Fellowship on Zoom
On Saturday April 25th at 7:00pm, we will host a fellowship night on Zoom. Join us for face time with each other. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that churches have been using to interact and stay connected. After you connect via Zoom using the instructions below, we will create breakout rooms with 4-5 people and will provide discussion topics. We have enabled security features, such as a password, limiting the use of screen sharing / white boarding to the meeting host, and using a waiting room.

Connection instructions are below.

How do I join from my PC, Phone, or Tablet that has a microphone and webcam?
Click this link from your device with a microphone and webcam:

Meeting Link

Do I need a password?
If you click the link above, you should be taken directly to the meeting. However, if you are prompted to enter a meeting ID or password, please use this:

Meeting ID: 834 4905 7187

Password: 743664

My audio or microphone is not working on my computer. How can I use my computer for video then dial in?
One tap mobile – click the numbers below from your mobile phone.

+19292056099,,83449057187#,,#,743664#

Or, dial in manually:
Dial in +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 834 4905 7187
Password: 743664

Facebook Live Weekday Schedule
We will continue to use Facebook especially Facebook Live to stay connected. You do not need to have a Facebook account to join us. Just go to facebook.com/cccnyc by typing that into your browser or by clicking here. You will need to scroll down to find the current live event. You can also watch past events.

  • Monday through Friday @ 7:30am – Devotion and Prayer with Jeff
  • Monday Evening @ 7:30pm – Prayer with Jeff
  • Wednesday Evening @ 7:30pm – Worship by Singing with William
  • Friday Evening @ 7:30pm – Prayer with John

Resources for Families
You can have a Bible lesson for your children online. Click here for a video lesson from Group Publishing.

Giving
Although we are not meeting at the school, we still have expenses including a mortgage payment. Your continued giving to God through Community Christian Church is still needed and important.

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