This Week at CCC

November 25, 2022

Hey Centennial,

 

We did it!  The turkeys were roasted, the potatoes mashed, the green bean casserole completely demolished.  Now, it is time to turn our eyes towards Christmas.  Let me ask you a question,

 

How much planning have you already done for Christmas?

 

Some of you couldn’t possibly count all the hours already put in.  Some of you may be asking, “Planning, what’s that!?!”  Regardless, I stumbled across an idea the other day that caused me to stop and think.  The author, Sonke Ahrens says,

 

“When planning stops, learning can begin.”

 

Now, we could follow that idea all sorts of directions.  Here is what I would like to suggest.  Considering all the plans we have in place for this Christmas season, there is at least a small chance that

 

Our plans could distract us from what is most important: that God is with us.

 

Whether your plans are a distraction or not, here is what I would challenge us all to consider as we turn our eyes towards Christmas.

 

How am I making the reality of God With Us central to everything I do this Christmas?

 

I hope you take time to consider that as you plan the meals and travels and presents and gatherings that will surely take much of your attention in the days ahead.  May you know and experience the good news that God is with us.

 

Grace and peace,

Karl

SUNDAY GATHERINGS

WORSHIP TIMES:

  • Sunday 9 & 10:30 AM
    In-person Worship Gatherings
  • Sunday 10:30 AM
    Virtual live stream

What’s Happening at CCC!

Join us Sunday, December 11 for

One Gathering, One Christmas Social Hour, One incredible Christmas Pageant

  • 9:30 a.m.: Christmas Social Hour. Enjoy a hot beverage and a breakfast treat. Fellowship with others while viewing Nativity scenes from around the world.
  • 10:30 a.m. Shout for Joy!: During our one Worship gathering, our His Kids will be performing Shout for Joy! A Christmas pageant starring our His Kids!

ALL CCC Women Invited to Brunch
Wednesday, December 7

9:30 am – 11:00 am
Bring a yummy brunch-y or Christmas-y food to share
Drinks provided

Gifts for the Teen Mom/Child Gift Program can be provided by selecting a name “ornament” and gift suggestion from the Christmas tree in the Welcome Center. You can also email Jill Meyer to choose a name if you are unable to choose in person. 

Gifts and cards can be placed in a gift bag or unopened envelope and dropped off at church during Office Hours Tues – Thursday, 9:30 – 4 pm, Friday 10 am – 2 pm or Sunday mornings

Donation Deadline has been extended to Sunday, December 11.

MEN’S CABIN WEEKEND

December 16 – 18

All men invited to join us for a weekend of fellowship, rest and recreation. Come as you can: Day-trip, 1 night, or 2 nights. Register TODAY!

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