WINGS – DO YOU BELIEVE WE CAN END HOMELESSNESS?
Representatives of our Wings Group, Jim Young and Peggy Benedum, attended the Smart Solutions to Homelessness Summit on December 1st. This Summit was attended by almost 250 community members who came to learn more about homelessness, discuss its impacts, hear about innovative solutions taking form in other communities and establishing a plan for greater community engagement and action. To learn more read the full article:
Do You Believe We Can End Homelessness? (PDF)
The Pastoral Search Committee has a candidate for senior pastor and will introduce him on March 17th. He will be preaching on that Sunday and will be available to meet in various small group settings as well. After church, we are having our 4th annual Chili Cookoff and have two categories – con carne and vegan. This will be a great time to let the candidate and his wife get to know our community in an informal and fun setting. Then, at 6pm, there will be an informal question and answer period with the candidate at church.
On Sunday, March 24th, after worship, there will be a special congregational business meeting to consider calling the candidate as senior pastor.
More details about the activities surrounding the candidate will be available later in the month.
The Ash Wednesday service, originally scheduled for tonight at 6pm, is cancelled due to illness.
Monday, December 24th
Family friendly service
Sponsored by Men’s Ministry
Who: Young Adults of Community Covenant Church (ages 18-30ish)
When: Saturday, December 1,2012, at 6:00 pm
Where: John & Mistyn Block’s House
Bring an Hors’ Dourves or dessert plus your favorite scripture verse that reminds you of the importance of Christmas.
The first meeting of the new Confirmation Class (2012-2014) is Sunday, September 9th at 9:15 A.M. in the Confirmation Room (Room 10). Please contact Dean Bowman if your child is entering 7th or 8th grade and would be interested in starting this two year class.
The next congregational business meeting will be on Sunday, September 9th after the worship service. Childcare will be available. All friends of Community Covenant are invited to stay for the meeting and fellowship. Members of Community Covenant, please plan to stay!!
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. The early Christians observed the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of repentance and fasting. Lent is the period of forty days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. The Forty Days is connected to the forty days Jesus spent being tempted in the wilderness. This season is a time to consider what unhealthy things our lives are filled up with and to remove those things that keep us from being wholly devoted to our Lord. It is a time to die to our own sins and to make room for living the life of Christ.
Join us as we observe the historical practice of Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. By doing so we join in with the whole Church, both in time and place, to honor and follow Christ’s example of sacrificial love.
The Ash Wednesday service starts at 7pm sharp and is open to families, kids, etc. Andrew Hoeksema is speaking. Brian McCutchen is leading music on acoustic guitar. The service is geared to be really mellow and contemplative.