Do you want to learn how to take control of your money, plan for your future and transform your life? Then, the Financial Peace University class is for you. It will begin on Sunday, September 8th and run each Sunday evening from 5:00 - 6:30 PM through Sunday, November 3rd. The class will be led by Ryan Tice. Cost is $129- scholarships are available. If you are interested, please sign up at the Welcome Center.
*Would you like to be involved in a ministry that provides comfort to those ill, recovering from surgery or going through an emotional time? The Joy Circle makes no-sew fleece blankets to give to those needing some comfort. If you are interested in helping in this ministry, please contact Ruth Ann Pittinger, #765/935-4339 or Bev Tidrow, #765/977-9102.
*Toddler nursery is growing! We could you your assistance with their care once a month during the 10:30 service. If this sounds like a way you would like to serve, please contact Barb. #765/914-0433
*Family Ministries is looking for 1-2 people to oversee promotion of outreach events. Organizing mailings, Facebook promotion, etc. Please contact Shari if you would like to know more. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Help is needed for our Sunday morning Slide Ministry. If you are interested in helping out with this, please talk to Jared. Don't worry if you don't know how, you will be trained!
We are grateful for all the donations to the Food Pantry. As always, we will take any non-perishable foods. Items we can use that we don't get donations of very often are canned fruit, canned meats and dry breakfast cereal. Bring donations to the church office or put in the appropriate basket in the coat room off of the Welcome Center.
Communicating with God
Doctor Luke reports these words in the 11th chapter of his book: One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’” Luke 11:2-4
There are hundreds of examples and guidance for prayer throughout the Bible. Of all Spiritual Disciplines, prayer is the most central because it brings us into connection and communication with our Father. Real prayer is life creating and life changing. In real prayer, we are brought into thinking the same thoughts as God. We desire the same things He desires, we love what He loves and we will what He wills. We should use prayer to change us and the world around us. Prayer involves a learning process. The more a person practices prayer, the more comfortable a person will become at praying. Prayer should be an “anytime, anyplace” activity that continues throughout a person’s day.
Thank you to all who worked this last OPERATION SERVE team. If you missed out on the blessing, our next opportunity to serve will be next Spring.
Teen's lives are changed from the communities they build and involve themselves with. Make a difference today by volunteering to be a world changer. We need more people who are willing to participate in the formation of our young people through godly guidance and service. Please contact Logan if you wish to be a part of CCC's student ministry, 330-980-6665.
A Financial Peace University class, led by Ryan Tice. Stay tuned for the next class.