Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· Note: No Connections classes in December.
Men's Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked! Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
The 2017 Church Directory is available for you to pick up either at the church office or in the back of the Sanctuary. The 2016 Annual Report is also available. It’s always amazing to read all that has happened in the past year at our church.
Special Mission Opportunities
Starting In January, we began to raise funds for two special projects here at The
Community Church. The first project was generated by the Mission Trip that was
taken to Juarez, Mexico last year. It has come to our attention that the young lady
that helps with the Casas Por Cristo Missions and helped our team is in need of an
enclosed trailer to protect her valuable tools. With the encouragement of those
who made up the mission team, we are attempting to raise $3,000 for this
project. This should buy the trailer and aid Jessica Selburg to continue her
ministry to the various teams that come to build houses. The fund is called
The second project for which we would like to ask your assistance is the new roof.
We will be replacing all the roofing everywhere on the property that has shingles.
We are going to be replacing those shingles with a new metal roof that is designed
to look like shingles but have a lifetime warranty. Our insurance company, Church
Mutual, will underwrite the major cost of this project. We will pay for the
deductible and for the upgrade to the metal roofing. Our part should be around
$10,000. This is obviously a real deal for us. The cost of the roof is around 8 to
10 times greater then our cost. Again if you would like to help us raise the funds
for this project it would be greatly appreciated. You can indicate with your gift,
“Roofing Project”. Thank you!
CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONS
Pastor Keith’s Connection Class “The Battle Plan for Prayer” has 4 more weeks to go. You are more than welcome to be a part of it on any given Sunday. We meet in the Sanctuary, at 11:15, right after our Fellowship Time. “The Struggle is Real...but so is the Power of Prayer” Join Us!
Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.
Job Opening at the Community Church
After twenty-seven years as our faithful Church Secretary and now Church
Administrator, Dianne VanArsdol is retiring. She will continue to be a faithful
church member and highly involved in our ministry. We will have a time to
celebrate her work and service as the time for her retirement approaches. She
plans on retiring the first of June this year, but will be taking her vacation and
thus leaving the office the middle of May. The General Board and the Pastor
will be working on a replacement. We would like to include the work of the
Treasurer in the Office Administrator’s position. So we will be looking for
applicants with computer skills and some accounting background. The
applicant will work closely with the Pastor and have a major role in greeting
guests to the church, answering phone calls and being a liaison between the
Pastor and those who visit the office. This is a very important part of our
ministry here at the church. Please pray about the Lord’s call upon the person
He would desire to take on this ministry.