October 2016 Newsletter

“So, how are you going to vote?”

So, how are you going to vote, is a question I have heard a number of times over the past few months.   More this election than anyone I remember in the past.  In previous elections I think it was asked more out of interest in how someone may have decided to vote.   With this election it seems to be asked more out of a sense of bafflement as to which candidate to cast a ballot.

For many it seems the issue is not who they will vote “for” but who they will vote “against.”  th

I can’t recall how many times recently I’ve heard the expression, “the lesser of two evils.”

I know many people have already made their decision but there are many that haven’t and continue to wrestle with their decision.   If you are among the latter group you may find the book “Faith in the Voting Booth” of some benefit.  The book was recently recommended by GCI leadership.

Excerpts from the GCI recommendation:

This book is designed to guide the Christian in matters pertaining to faith and politics. Wisely, it does not tell you how to vote, rather, it offers thoughtful biblical insight that helps the reader affirm their positions on the issues in the light of their faith be-fore voting and educates voters concerning the pitfalls of being influenced by campaign ads and political rhetoric that play on their fears and anger.

The authors show the reader how to vote in a way that is consistent with Scripture but puts the broader focus on the importance of prayer before   casting their vote.  The book addresses many of the pertinent issues of this election including poverty, diversity, marriage and families, immigration, taxes, prisons, foreign policy, and creation care.   The book is nonpartisan it does not identify with any party or agenda. The overall emphasis is on Scripture and prayer with the goal of helping Christians make informed and wise choices.  The authors demonstrate that the Bible offers wisdom that we can apply to political questions.

Blessings,

Pastor George

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Everyone needs a place to . . . Belong, Believe, Become

artsy fartsy  ARTSY FARTSY:

On Saturday October 8th, we will join the kids in a half-day retreat from        1-5pm. We will continue with the theme storytelling at Ar-rowhead Farm in Milford. We will get to meet in an old farmhouse. The kids will be introduced to drumming and plan to continue with it each month—a way to call them into the Artsy Fartsy space and settle them. The director of Valleyview Foundation, which owns the farm, will tell them the story of the property. We will also take a hike and have a campfire. See Becky Hickman for details.

Young Adult Gathering

GCI Next is sponsoring a young adult gathering for those 18 to 28.   The weekend will include bonding, workshops and retreats and a lot of fun and fellowship.

Registration is now open but there is a limited number of slots, so register soon!

Date: January 13-16, 2017

Location: Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center near Durham, NC

Cost: $50

Ages: 18-28

Registration: www.gci.org/go/gcnext17

For more details contact  Andrew Rooney at:  andrew.michael.rooney@gmail.com

MILFORD MIAMI MINISTRY:    

Once again, Milford Miami Ministry, Milford High School Art Department and Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting the EMPTY BOWLS dinner being held on Sunday, October 23 from 12 noon until 3:00 pm.  This year we have a new venue- R.S.V.P. Event Center at 453 Wards Corner Rd, Loveland, OH.

The price for the dinner and a beautiful bowl is still $10 and $5 for anyone else not wishing to have a ceramic bowl to take home.  Those 4 years and younger will eat for free. thhqg91wff

This year’s soup will be Vegetarian Vegetable, Chili, and Chicken

Noodle Soup. MMM will host a silent auction and Trinity’s Tower Bells will provide musical entertainment.  All proceeds from this dinner will benefit Milford Miami Ministry. Please plan on making this a special time for your family’s Sunday meal.

Tickets can be purchase on Milford Miami Ministry website or see Becky Hickman or Jana Slick.

 

Teen/young adult fall get together:

Come out to Ron and Becky Hickman’s home on October 29, 2016 from 4-10pm for fall games, roasted hot dogs, and s’mores. untitled

Please bring something to contribute to the meal.

See Jana Slick for questions and to RSVP.

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

WOMENS WORKSHOP

All ladies are invited to attend an interactive Women’s Workshop

called “Cry With An Agenda” by presenter Ivye Gardner-Julius on Sunday, November 6 from 1-4.

Lunch is provided and the cost for the workshop is a love offering to the Presenter.

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imagesv0mjsf25Grief Share meetings are every third Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Anyone who needs help adjusting to life’s burdens, please attend for support.

 

 

 

GOING DEEP BIBLE STUDY:  biblestudy

The Going Deep Bible study is held every Wednesday from 7 –8pm. The topic is the sermon presented the Sunday before.

Please join us for an in depth discussion!

 

 

cafe The Café is open every Sunday at least an hour before and after services!

Come enjoy fellowship and get to know one another!

 

 

 

 

June Announcements

Small Groups

Going Deep: Every Wednesday night at 7-8pm

Women’s Group:  10/14 & 10/28, 6:30am

Sunday Morning Group:  2nd & 4th Sunday 8:45am— Children’s room

Good & Beautiful:   Every Sunday at 8:45am—Worship Center

GriefShare:  Tuesday, October 18th, 7-8pm

Community United: Tuesday, October 4th, 11:30am

Ministry Meetings

Children’s Ministry Meeting: Monday, October 17th at 8am

Mission Strategy: Monday, October 10th, at 6:30pm

Pastoral Team: Monday, October 17th at 6:30pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor: Monday, October 24th at 6:30pm

GriefShare:  Team meeting, Sunday, October 16th, 12:30pm

MMM: Thursday, October 6th, 7pm

 

One Call –  Discontinued:images22

For the past few years we have used a system known as “One Call” to contact members via telephone to alert them of any changes,   notices,  or updates.   We have elected to discontinue the service and eliminate the expense.   The plan is to use the mobile app “Church Directory” in the future.   If you don’t have the app on your phone, or you are not listed in the directory please see Vicki Hart or Sandra Hamilton.

 

team Anyone who would like to join the hospitality team, please see John Hoover.

Everyone can be used, young adults, mature individuals, married couples and teens, come forward and use your talents!

 

 

 

Church Safety and Security Conference

From the smallest congregations to the largest mega churches; every house of worship needs to be prepared for the real chal-lenges we all face. We all need to have the skills, knowledge and awareness to best serve our members and our communities in the safest way possible.

October 22nd, 2016        9:00a – 3:00p   imagesxbmy95yt

Location: Miami Township Civic Center

Miami Room

6101 Meijer Drive

Milford, Ohio 45150

Register Online:  http://www.miamitwp.org/index.php/government/police

This is a free training event!  Intended Audience: Executive Leaders, Pastors/Priests, Elders/Deacons,

Administrators, Office/Church Staff, Facility Directors, Security Personnel, Greeters, Teachers, Volunteers, Ministry Staff, Chil-dren’s Staff, Youth Workers.

 

 

KROGER REWARD  PROGRAM:  kroger

Hello Supporters! From February

2016 thru April 2016, CCC earned $207.18 with 27 contributing house-holds. From May 2016 thru July 2016, CCC earned $198.86 with 20 contributing households. Thank you for your continued support of our Black History Month. If you would like to support our Kroger Reward program, please contact Sandra H. @ 513-674-0115.

Thanks again for supporting BHM at CCC!

 

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Teachers for school age children are needed. Children’s church is on the first and third Sundays from 11-12 (after offering) and

teachers are needed once a month or every other month.  Lessons are provided. See Pastor George, Ron or Becky Hickman if you are

interested.

 

Through much prayer and meditation, we’ve updated our Mission and Vision Statements to reflect where we think God is leading us today.

Mission:

“To abide in Jesus while helping others abide in Jesus” (John 15: 1-5)

Vision:

“As we abide in Jesus, he will refresh our congregation and community with new life.

Relationships will be healed.

Addicts will be freed.

People of different races, ages, genders and cultures will value each other.

Police and citizens, pacifists and soldiers, even liberals and conservatives  will worship side by side.

Fathers will become dads, mothers will become moms, and children will know they are loved.

Sin will be overcome.

Grudges will be forgiven.

Fear will yield to faith.

The sick will be healed.

The poor will be fed.

The hopeless will break into smiles.

Even those who don’t believe in Jesus will have to admit God loves them.”

Isaiah 43:15-21

 

Connect with Christ Community Church

Pastor: 

George Hart

George.Hart@gci.org

513-478-7972

Family Ministry: 

Ron & Becky Hickman      rbhickman76@reagan.com Ron 513-252-6483

Becky 513-317-4658

Member Care & Grief Share:

John Hoover    thehoo003@gmail.com

859-628-5427

Teen Ministry: 

Jana Slick       ladyjanalyn@yahoo.com

513-582-3763

 

 

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