SAVE THE DATES!  XO MARRIAGE CONFERENCE LIVE SIMULCAST WITH JIMMY EVANS ~  "ESCAPE THE ORDINARY"  ~ COMING FEBRUARY 8th-9th  

Childcare for Birth-4th grade (you must register your children for childcare when you buy your tickets). Program runs Friday night from 7-10 pm, and Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm. Ticket price includes dinner on Friday night & breakfast on Saturday morning.  Tickets: $10 per person; and can be purchased in the church lobby beginning  this Sunday, January 20th, or at the door the day of the event.  

 

NEW SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES AT 10:15 AM (TWP) 

Adult Bible Study ~ Join us as we dive into the book of Ephesians.  No need to sign up!  You can jump in anytime. Meet in Classroom #204 (across from the elevator)  

Sunday, January 20th ~ The Tabernacle and You.  Walk through the Tabernacle (pre-temple worship) and see the meanings of worship through the symbols  and items used in the Tabernacle.  See what they mean for us, as well, in the New Testament era of the grace of Jesus.  Taught by Tim Herzog.  No need to sign up!  Meet in Classroom #209.   

 

C.C.C. SEVERE WEATHER PLAN  

No matter the weather, we will conduct at least ONE Sunday service for whomever is able to come to church.  This will be the 11:15 am service at the Twp.  Please use your own judgment about travel on area roads.  We'll do our best to have the parking lot & sidewalks cleared.  Small Group Leaders, Musicians & Children's Ministry Team Members ~ when you must be absent, please call your ministry team leader AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to let them know.  In cases where services or other programs are being postponed or cancelled, we will try to inform as many as we can by text (you must be in our database to receive texts).  You can also check the website for information. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS (GRADES 9-12)  

Sunday Night "Student Life" meets from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Join us for our series, "Mine," which focuses on what it means for a teen to own their faith. 

Mark your calendar:  Parents Informational Mtg. on Sunday, Jan. 27th at 12:30 pm (meet downstairs at the Twp.)  

 

PRAYER TEAM MINISTRY

To find out more about our ministry, contact Evelyn Doyle Stout at eveldoy@aol.com.  We're looking for people at both locations to join our team, loving God and loving people at the altar!

Opportunities for Prayer ~ All-Church Prayer Mtg. on Sunday, Jan. 27th at the Twp. from 10:30-11:00 am.  Anyone in our congregation can gather with us to pray. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS (GRADES 5-8) …   

Perfect North Snow Tubing Overnighter, Jan. 18-19,   5:15 pm to 9:00 am.  Cost: $35.00.  We'll head to Perfect North for 3 hours of tubing, then return to church around 11:30 pm for a movie and some sleep.  We'll have breakfast before pickup at 9:00 am.  RSVP to cccshellee@gmail.com.   

"Believe" Conference (Gr. 7-8), Feb. 15-16. This weekend event is produced by Christ in Youth.  Theme:  "I Am,"   will help students explore their identity in Christ.  The idea of identity is a universal struggle.  Every generation wrestles with it.  Jr. High students sit at a pivotal moment in their lives where they constantly ask, "Who Am I?"  A student can't truly know who they are until they know who God is.  "Believe" will help students understand what it means to find their identity in God.  Cost: $125 if you sign up before Jan. 15th, after that date it's $150.  Students may also bring $ for souvenirs (and ticket & dinner money if you plan to attend Winter Jam ~ see below).  

Winter Jam, Feb. 16th.  Fun Christian Concert at US Bank Arena.  Cost: $15 + food.  Families are welcome to join us!  Newsboys United, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, Newsong & more!  Students who attend "Believe" will go straight to Winter Jam.  For people not attending "Believe," we will meet at church at 3 pm and return around 11:30 pm.  RSVP to Shellee Alcorn ~ cccshellee@gmail.com.   

"Super Start" Conference (Gr. 4-6), March 15-16.  This weekend event is produced by Christ in Youth.  This year's theme: "Conquering Gargantor ~ Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing Your Story."  The truth is we all have a story to share, our own individual story that fits inside the greater story of God's love for all people.  Psalm 105:1 helps us understand that sharing our story is as simple as "letting the whole world know what He has done."  We know there are gargantuan obstacles preteens face.  "Super Start" will help your child conquer 3 of the most common obstacles:  1)  I don't have a story to share,   2)  I'm afraid to share my story,   3) Why should I share my story?  As we open God's Word and hear from real life American Ninja Warrior, Emily Durham, the goal is for every student to understand the stories they have to share.  Cost:  $115 if you sign up before Jan. 15th, after that date it's $140. 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUPS MEET AT 6:30 PM

Elevate Jr. (Ages 3-K)  Join us for "Spy Chase!"  Pogo, Dot & Agent O need your help to uncover why the people ot Spy City are not being friendly to each other.  Put on your spy glasses and get ready to discover lessons on friendship from great friends in the Bible.

Elevate (Grades 1-4)  Join us for "The Great Race," as champion racer Kip Daring goes head to head with the evil Dr. Despair.  Along the way, children will learn what the Bible has to say about not giving up through the story of Nehemiah. 

Middle School Ministry (Grades 5-8)  We'll start with Game Night on Jan. 9th, then dive into a 5 week series, "Deep."  When you're little, playing in the shallow end of the pool is fun.  But as you grow, you want to try new things ~ like the diving board or slide.  But in order to do those things, we have to move from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end.  Our faith is the same way.  If we want to experience all the good things God has for us, we must move from the shallow end to the deep end of our faith.  And the key is staying focused on our lifeguard:  Jesus.  As we focus on Jesus, our confidence that He won't let us sink grows more each day, and before we know it, we've moved to the deep end of our faith.

Young Family's Small Group (Classroom 204)  Caleb & Kylie Payne, invite families with young kids to join them.  Come find community with us!

Marriage Group (Classroom 206)  Join us for "Sex, Love & Communication," a 4 week study by Jimmy Evans.  When you and your spouse were dating, communication happened naturally.  When you're married, successful communication becomes intentional.  The key to achieving the love & intimacy you desire is found within your words.  Vibrant communication, romantic love, and fulfilling sex are more than just a fantasy, they can become a reality.  Taught by John & Jeri Carroll.

"12 Step" Christian Support Group.  Life can be tough and sometimes we can't handle it alone ~ and God never intended for us to tackle life's difficulties by ourselves.  This group's purpose is to provide support to people who are struggling with various compulsive issues that rob them of the joy & peace that God has intended.  The group uses a Christian perspective on the 12 Step program.  Please contact Barb Levine at barbohio@gmail.com for more info.  We meet on Wednesday's at 6:45 pm at the Twp.  (Classroom #209)   

 

OUR NEW CHURCH APP IS READY ~ DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!  

Go to your app store and search for Elexio Community (green box with an “E” in it ~ Elexio Community Lifestyle). Download and open app. Domain name ~ communitychristianchurch. Enter same user ID & password as old app. The app features include our church directory, calendar & giving.  If you can't get the app to download, contact the church office.  

 

WE HAVE A NEW WAY TO CONTRIBUTE ~ TEXT TO GIVE (Offerings) 

Giving is now as quick and easy as sending a text!   1)  Type 513-895-9525 as the person you are texting to.   2)  Type the amount you want to give in the message area.    3) Hit send!  If the system sees that you are giving for the first time, you'll be sent a secure link to set up your billing info.  Then all subsequent donations will use your saved info.  Offerings will be billed via card information that is set up on your account.  Questions?  E-mail Randy Mosteller ~ randy@communitychristianchurch.com.

 

COOL C.C.C. STUFF …

We now have double wall insulated drink tumblers with our church logo on them!  They are made in the USA, microwave, freezer & top rack dishwasher safe.  Shatter resistant and BPA free.  You can pick one up at the Welcome Center for $10, and if you bring a first time guest, they can fill out a Connect Card and turn it in to the Welcome Center and get one for free! 

 

EXTREME GENEROSITY “DOLLAR CLUB”

We challenge everyone who attends C.C.C. to put $1 per family member each Sunday into the Dollar Club box (located in the auditorium).  At the end of each month, the money will be counted and given to a person, project or organization that could really benefit from seeing God's love without any strings attached.