Sunday Morning Adult &
Wednesday Adult Bible Study
Alive! Jr & Sr High Youth Group
Fridays from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Church
The ALIVE youth group meets weekly to encourage each other in their lives and faith, to study God’s Word, enjoy monthly fun activities, and to do service projects together. Through a mix of questions, discussion, and Bible study, students gain practical understanding about the Christian faith and why Jesus makes a difference in their life. We are making disciples who make disciples.
Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, September 23
8:00 am — 12:00 pm
At St. Johns Farmer’s Market
Drop off: Friday from 12:00-5:00 pm
The church will be at the St. Johns Farmer’s Market selling homemade baked goods to raise funds for the camp scholarship program. Community Christian pays the entire way for children and youth to attend a week of camp at RLCA where they grow spiritually through Bible study and praise in small groups and at the tabernacle; enjoy swimming, paddle boats, and kayaking; eat great food, learn about the work of a missionary, learn new skills at specialty classes, and share around nightly campfires. You can help change a young person’s life through your prayers and donations of baked goods for this cause.
Thank you to everyone who contributed baked goods for the August bake sale, which raised $327.55 for the camp scholarship fund. A week of camp averages around $270, so thank you again to everyone who is helping to make it possible for our church’s children and youth to attend camp. Four people attended camp this year, and maybe your children would like to go to camp next year.
GriefShare Support Group
Thursday Nights: Now-Dec 13
At Duplain Church of Christ
(5565 E. Colony Road, St. Johns)
The 13-week seminar and support group is a collaboration with Duplain Church of Christ, designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. This group is led by caring people who want to help you through the difficult days ahead. There are three key parts to the GriefShare experience, including encouraging and informative videos, small group discussion and support, along with a workbook for journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics.
Childcare is available for those who need it. Materials are free. Participants can get involved with the group at any time. Help spread the word to those you know who could benefit from this kind of ministry, or perhaps you could accompany them to show support. To get involved, contact the church at 989-224-6421 or Tyler at 989-292-0947.
Fall Life Group & Potluck Supper
Sunday Evenings: Sept 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 29; Nov 5, 12
At the Barlage Home
What Does It Mean to Be Chosen?
The fall session of life group is going to be different from what has been done in the past as participants watch season 1 of the acclaimed series about Jesus’ life called “The Chosen” while enjoying a meal together, and then going deeper in discussion and praying together. Because God’s people are chosen to make a difference, this life group will choose a service project to work on for the fall. Bible study books are available for $12 each. If you are joining in, please sign up on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board to assure enough books are ordered.
Missions Rock! Sunday - September 24
Here are updates from the three missions we work with. Let’s show our support with our generosity and commitment to these special ministries.
Great Lakes Christian College (www.glcc.edu): Over a span of six Monday nights, September 11 through October 16, the college will host its adult continuing education opportunity on campus and online through Zoom. The next session starts September 11 from 6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. Registration is online and a college credit option is available. Dr. Dan Cameron, continuing education professor, will be leading the course, “The Providence of God.” Registration cost is $50 for the six weeks whether you take the class in person or through Zoom. If interested in attending, you can carpool to the college with Tyler.
Rock Lake Christian Assembly (www.rlca.org): Adults can experience RLCA Sept 15-16 at “The Rock Laker Gathering,” as Keith Wise and Frank Weller share a series of messages called “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Adults will gather at the Tabernacle, share meals in the Dining Hall, sing around the campfire, and be encouraged by great teaching and preaching of the Word. Great Lakes Christian College students will lead the worship service in the Tabernacle. The offering for RLCA will go to build the retaining wall. See their website for more details and to register. Also, 4 members of Community Christian Church attended their week of camp this summer.
His House Christian Fellowship (www.hhcf.org): You make campus ministry possible. By giving a special gift, you are investing in the lives of thousands of college students all across Michigan. Your financial gift is what makes ministry possible, and will shape and change someone’s life for eternity. You are investing directly in the lives of students who will go on to impact the world in hundreds of different careers and ministries as international students return home upon graduation. Hannah Wickman, a student at Saginaw Valley State University, says, “The relationships I’ve made through this ministry have helped push me closer to God and have helped me to value the importance of Christ-centered friendships.”
Thank you for making a difference to His House Campus Ministry, Great Lakes Christian College, and Rock Lake Christian Assembly…and all of the people they influence for the cause of Christ.
Creation Museum & Ark Encounter Meeting
Sunday, October 1
Mark your calendars now! The October 12-13, 2023 trip to Kentucky to go to the Creation Museum and to the Ark Encounter is coming up fast. This important meeting will discuss the itinerary for the trip as well as address any questions you might have. For those who are already signed up and going, please plan to join us for this informative meeting. Questions? See Julie.