April 17, 2021
Men’s “Breakfast” Group Study now meets on Thursday mornings
The men’s Bible Study group that meets on Thursday mornings at 7A.M. at Sunrise Cafe is working on a study of 1, 2 and 3 John. They will be using "Letters of John: Embracing Certainty in Times of Insecurity" by John Stott for their study.
About the book, the Publisher writes, “We live in times of insecurity. New nations are coming to birth. Social and political patterns are evolving. Violence, terrorism, and war threaten the very foundations of civilization. These external insecurities are reflected in the internal world of the mind and of the spirit. There is widespread distrust of Christian faith and a preference for agnosticism or free thought. Many church members are confused and uncertain. Against this background, to read the letters of John is to enter another world marked by assurance, knowledge, confidence, and boldness. The certainty of Christian people is twofold: objective (that the Christian religion is true) and subjective (that they have been born of God and possess eternal life). Both are expounded by John, who takes it for granted that this double assurance is right and healthy. Today we urgently need to hear and heed his teaching about the nature of these certainties and the grounds on which they are built. John Stott was one of the world's leading and most-loved Bible teachers and preachers. In this Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing your own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God's Word.”
Books for the study can be purchased on-line for $10.00 or less. The link below will take you to ChristianBook where the books are available for $7.99 each. There are also used and EBooks available at that site.
The group meets at 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday mornings at Sunrise Cafe and can also be accessed via ZOOM. All men are invited to participate!
For more information, please contact Pete Hoover or Ed Houston.
PDL to begin new study on March 10th
PDL (Purpose Driven Ladies) will begin a new Bible Study on March 10th using the book, “A Woman’s High Calling: Ten Ways to Live Out God’s Plan for Your Life” by Elizabeth George.
About the book, a reviewer says, “Find your way out of the maze of daily details and onto the path of what really counts with the essentials of godly living presented in Titus 2:3-5! Best-selling author Elizabeth George offers practical, purposeful advice on living in purity, cultivating personal discipline, managing your home, loving your husband, and more. Includes a study guide for assistance with applying the principles learned.”
New books for the study are available for $11.99 each from ChristianBook. They also have several used books available at the site.
PDL is open to all women and meets at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday mornings in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Their gatherings are also available on ZOOM.
For more information, please contact Sylvia Marmon.
LoveINC has a “Weekly Ministry Prayer Sheet”
“When I was younger, I sometimes thought that we were asked to pray too much, but now that a prayer is about all I can lift, I agree that we should be praying in between breaths and while we are chewing our food,” Don Bishop remarked when suggesting that the Weekly Ministry Prayer Sheet by Lois Tuypi, Executive Director of LoveINC of the Treasure Valley might be something that our members might be interested in receiving.
Each issue contains “Scriptures of the Week” along with Leadership praises and requests, as well as praises and requests for Transformational Programs, Clearinghouse and Gap Ministries, Grace Place, Finances and member-Churches of LoveINC.
The Ministry Prayer Sheet keeps you up-to-date on the issues of the day that impact this great organization that we, as Christ Community Church, is in partnership with.
If you would like to receive the weekly emailed Prayer Sheet, please drop a note to Executive Director Lois Tuypi at email@example.com asking to be added to their email list. If you later decide you don’t wish to receive it, you can easily unsubscribe.
November 30, 2020
If you don't feel well, stay home
Even “sniffles” are a possible symptom of COVID-19. What might seem like nothing to you – a headache, a slight fever, a rough or slightly raw throat… you could be suffering the early symptoms of COVID-19 and can be highly contagious, spreading the disease to others who might develop much more severe symptoms and illness. So, if you in any way don’t feel “top shelf,” do yourself and everyone else a favor – just stay home and get better!
Masks are not required but are strongly recommended.
Please maintain proper physical distancing while in the church. Every other row in the sanctuary is roped off, and family groups are asked to leave at least two chairs empty between each group.
November 12, 2020
Everything has come together very nicely for the Advent bags that are nearly ready to deliver to 92 kids in our community.
One of the “finishing touches” of the bags is a beautiful book entitled “The Jesus Storybook Bible” being unpacked and getting ready to put in the bags by Bernie and Pete Hoover.
Bernie, Barb Moody, Carol Houston, Debbie Kraft, Debbie Lenington, Joann Kafka and Pete have been working on various projects including the production of activity pages and craft projects to include in the bags in addition to the wonderful Bible.
This program is completely new – and came about as a result of the fantastic response our VBS Team had with their virtual VBS this past summer.
A letter from Pastor Dave is taped to each bag that reads, “Dear Friends, 2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? None of us were prepared or saw it coming. And none of us know quite when, or how it will end – and when we can go back to a more normal way of living. But, in the midst of all the uncertainty and
anxiety – there is hope, and even joy because of Jesus!
Many, many years ago, a promise was kept. God promised that He would fix the brokenness of the world, and even the brokenness within each of us. Surprisingly, that promise to fix things did not crom the outside-in, but from the inside-out – by God becoming one of us, a human being, in the person of Jesus. We celebrate His birth and His story, and what that means at Christmas. And this is a joyful thing, good news for us all!
The packet you have received contains fun things to color, and read, and whatnot, for the weeks leading up to Christmas. These four weeks are called the season of Advent.
We invite you to come and hear more about the promise God made to us, and how He came to us as the baby Jesus.
We meet on Sunday mornings, beginning with children’s Sunday School at 9:45 and worship services at 11:00. We plan to have a special service on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 7:00 P.M.
Our services are live-streamed and archived at www.christcommunity-epc.org.
God loves us, and we are so grateful He has made us neighbors!
God’s blessings to you this Holiday Season – Pastor Dave Moody”
An Instrution Sheet accompanies the bag, as well. The program is laid out in the same way VBS was, with a weekly Bible story, Bible challenge, Bible craft and Bible coloring for all four weeks of Advent and Christmas. Each week has a different theme. The first is Hope. The second is Love. The third is Joy. The fourth is Peace. They have verses to memorize each week, as well.
The kids will be making an Advent Wreath, a Donkey Ornament, an Angel and Wisemen. Coloring pages include “An Angel visits Mary,” Joseph and Mary traveling to Jerusalem, Angels visiting the Shepherds, Wise Men following the Star and Mary and Baby Jesus.
Bernie asks that we pray for the children and families who will receive these bags.
CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EPC
603 EVERETT STREET
CALDWELL, IDAHO 83605