Last weekend we kicked off our Image Bearers introduction with these words, “This person has been waiting all of his life for an invitation.” We believe there is someone you know, you work with, you attend school with, lives in your neighborhood, who has been waiting all their life for you to invite them to attend worship and life group. Now is the time and what a great weekend to invite someone!
Christ Church’s Grand Opening at the Mt. View Campus is this Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 9:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Our new “MIssion Brew” will be open with fresh brewed coffee, lattes, cappuccino, and regular brews. We call it “Mission Brew” because 100% of the profits will go to missions. Our new worship center will be open along with our new children’s wing. Invite a guest to attend.
Whether we attend Mt. View or another campus, let’s celebrate the Grand Opening, as we have when any of our campuses opens, throughout all of Christ Church family. Attend Saturday night at 6 p.m. then serve at your regular campus on Sunday morning.
New Series Kicks Off This Weekend on Saturday night at 6 p.m. and Sunday
Relationships are challenging. Many struggle with anxiety, worry, and depression. We want something better for ourselves and those we love. How? Image Bearers is a new series with one theme: God created us, so how can we live into our Divine Design?
January 18/19 : There Has to Be a Better Way
January 25/26: Image Makeovers—A New Me
February 1/2: A More Complete Image—Male and Female
February 8/9: Cracked Images Are Still Image Bearers
February 15/16: Why Marriage and Why Fidelity?
February 22/23: Image Bearers—Must Haves
Share this new series on Face Book, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Call a friend and give a warm invitation to attend worship with you.
We are praying for you as you invite someone this weekend to attend worship. Remember, you are positioned for the invitation–right where you live, work, go to school, and the people you know are waiting for the invite. Please don’t let them down. Dare to Care–Invite.
With your great love and anticipation of what God is going to do,
Pastor Charles and Julie
Life Group Update
As you know, it is our desire for everyone at Christ Church to be involved in a life group. That is why we are excited about this weekend as we will be connecting people to life groups at all campuses. If you are not in a group, please stop by the life group station, check out the groups available, and let us help you get connected.
Also, as we prepare to start our study on the new Series called “Image Bearers”, which begins January 18,19th. You can stop by the station and pick up a packet and facilitate your own group. Whether it’s family, at work, a group of friends in your neighborhood or friends from the church, all you have to do is pick up a packet, show the video and then talk about it using the study guide provided to facilitate the discussion. It is that easy!
Lastly, we have several classes taking place at various campuses such as “DivorceCare”, “Griefshare”, and the financial class, “I Was Broke. Now I’m not.” to name a few found in the bulletin or on the website.
So iff you have questions, feel free to stop buy and visit your campus Life Group station or check out our website anytime for Life Groups and Classes: https://christnc.com/life-groups-connect/ or contact the church, who will direct you to the Life Group team
Pastor Chris Murray
Interested in joining the mission of Christ Church? Be sure to attend the upcoming Developing 101 class. The next class will be offered on Sunday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Campus Mission Brew. This class will tell you all about Christ Church and you will also learn what it means to be a “Fully Devoted Follower” of Christ. Refreshments and childcare will be available. Stop by the Connections desk to register and pick up a Developing Class Packet. Following the 101 class, we set up a 15 minute personal interview, and you’ll be invited to the 201 class where you can decide to join Christ Church.
Thank you for the overwhelming response in December to support our Strategic Partners with so many of the needs on their wish lists being donated. Christ Church was able to deliver truckloads of items to most of our Strategic Partners. Your generosity blessed more people than we can even count.
The Ghana Medical Mission Trip will be June 21-29, 2020. There will be two information meetings that you can attend to ask questions or learn more about the trip. The meetings will be Sunday, January 19 and 26 from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the Fairgrove Campus Underground. If you are interested in serving on the 2020 Ghana Medical Mission Team, please feel out the form to receive more information. The form is found at https://christchurchforms.wufoo.com/forms/ghana-medical-mission-team-interest/
Applications are due by February 25 with your $300 deposit. Interviews will be done after this date.
CC Students (middle and high school students) meet on Sunday nights, at the Mt. View Campus and Statesville Campus, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn more by visiting christnc.com/students or the CC Student Ministry Facebook page.
dKids @ Christ Church Mountain View and Statesville
dKids is a discipleship program designed to help kids 3 years old (& potty trained) – 5th grade learn how to put Jesus first. dKids will include Bible exploration, scripture memorization, journaling and small group discussion. We will begin meeting Sunday, January 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. dkids will be held at Christ Church, Mountain View and Christ Church, Statesville.
Registration link: bit.ly/dkids2020
Note from the Contributions Secretary:
Now is a good time to check your contributions statement to make sure you’ll be ready when it comes time to prepare your taxes for 2019. Christ Church makes your contribution statement available to you all year long.
You can access your profile, which not only contains contribution information, but also your contact information, by logging into My Christ Church Community. Simply go to christnc.com and scroll down to the bottom of the home page. Choose “My Christ Church Community”. You will then see the Login page. If you have never logged into our data base before, choose the “Request Account” option. You will be asked a few simple questions. After answering them, your login password will be sent to you via the email address you are using.
When you log in to your profile, you will have access to your giving record, which makes it easy to view and print at any time. You can also keep up with your pledge giving.
If you have any questions about My Christ Church Community or need help to access your information, call me at the church office, 828-294-6858, ext. 201, or email me at email@example.com.
Singles, single-again or couples are all invited to attend our candlelight Valentine’s banquet on Saturday, February 15 from 4:45 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Mt. View Campus. Immediately following the meal we’ll move to the new worship center at Mt. View for the first Night of Worship in the new building. Please register at the following link for your preferred meal either steak or chicken. bit.ly/CC-Banquet Childcare, with a meal, is provided as well.
Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person.
SPACE IS LIMITED; REGISTER BY February 8th.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or reservation updates.