CONNECT – GROW – SERVE
CARING FOR ORPHANED CHILDREN IN CHINA
Come and hear about how orphaned children with special needs in China are being loved and cared for. Be encouraged as you hear about God’s love and compassion shown through the New Hope Foundation. Dr Steve Martin Jr. is visiting from Beijing & will share with us how we can pray for and perhaps sponsor these precious children. Please join us on December 10 at 12:15 PM in the sanctuary.
WISDOM FOR SHARING THE GOSPEL AT CHRISTMAS
Christmas can be a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our family, friends, and neighbors with the good news of Jesus. Join us for an informal conversation to hear and share ideas about how we can do that this year. We’ll meet briefly at 11:50 AM in the sanctuary on December 3.
BOUNCE AROUND: WEEKLY GATHERING FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
Every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11am, parents and their children ages 0-5 are invited to Bounce Around! Our goal is to create a space where parents and kids can connect through free play, Bible stories, crafts, and songs. If you have any questions, want to get involved, or register your children, please email email@example.com.
SIGN UP FOR MINISTRIES!
1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:1-4)
Christ Church NYC aims to be a church in which every member of the church uses their gifts for the edification of the whole body. Below is a list of ministries that need volunteers. Next to each ministry is the ministry team leader and their contact information. Please sign up for one ministry team to begin serving on in the fall. You can contact the team leaders directly. You can also fill this form out: https://tinyurl.com/4s7vmpbt
- Safety Team – Ardaschir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Children’s Sunday School – Becky (email@example.com)
- Nursery – Joanna (firstname.lastname@example.org / 308.631.8105)
- Greeters – Nancy (email@example.com / 917.957.0517)
- A/V – Thomas
- Food/Hospitality – Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MONTHLY PRAYER MEETINGS
We hold a monthly prayer meeting in the fellowship hall for anyone who can join. Our next meeting will be Sunday, December 3 from 9-9:30 AM at the church.
A Community Group is a great way to build relationships with other Christians and to participate in the life of Christ Church. To get connected to a Community Group please fill out the sign-up card or email email@example.com.
Community Groups exist at Christ Church NYC to help us fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God. They provide a context for cultivating relationships with Christ and each other through the study and application of God’s Word and through encouraging one another to live out our lives for the good of others and the glory of God.
- Sundays at 1 PM at the church building – Leader: Mark Hastings
- Mondays at 7 PM on the UWS – Leader: Adam Harris
- Tuesdays at 10 AM at the church building – Leader: Rebecca Matheson (women only)
- Tuesdays at 7 PM on the UES – Leader: Henry de Vismes
- Wednesdays at 8 PM on the UWS – Leader: Matt Richards
- Fridays at 7 PM on the UES – Leader: Mike Darlin
PARENTING RETREAT – FEBRUARY 3, 2024
Christ Church is committed to supporting parents and providing them with the resources and partnership they need to raise their children, so we are excited to announce our first annual Parenting Retreat! All parents are invited to attend, whether your kids are 1 or 21. The retreat will take place on February 3rd at Hephzibah House from 9 AM – 3 PM. (Topic and speaker TBD). Childcare will be provided as will lunch for both parents and kids. Please complete the registration form by January 12. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEAL MINISTRY AT CHRIST CHURCH NYC
Do you love serving people with food? Would you like to share your love of food to share with others? The Meal Ministry at CCNYC is a small yet significant act of service providing food for those recovering from illness, or walking through a period of bereavement, or for those simply adjusting to life with a newborn baby. If interested in participating, please contact Cindy Paulus (email@example.com).
2023 BIBLE READING, MEMORIZATION, AND PRAYER PLAN
To help encourage all of us to give ourselves more faithfully to prayer and the reading of God’s Word this year, we’ve put together a Bible reading, memorization, and prayer plan for 2023.The booklet encompassing the entire year is now available. Please pick up a copy on Sunday or download it from our website.
WOMEN’S DISCIPLESHIP OPPORTUNITY
During the school year, our Women’s Fellowship Group meets every Tuesday. Please join us at church (111 East 87th Street) from 10 AM to 11:30 AM for a time of Bible study and fellowship. Childcare is available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
SAVE THE DATE: WOMEN’S IMPACT: MARCH 8-9, 2024
We are excited to bring back Colleen McFadden from the Charles Simeon Trust as our speaker! Full details and registration link to come.
PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE: HOSEA
We are slated to complete the sermon series, “Gospel Love” on Hosea. As we finish, we plan to gather to read through the book in its entirety together as a church on the morning of December 10 starting at 8:30 AM. We will take turns as we read through the books. We won’t be stopping for commentary or thoughts—the goal is to hear the word being read as a whole.
MERCY MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Bowery Mission Women’s Center – Saturday, December 16 at 3 PM
The women of Christ Church serve a meal at the BMWC on the third Saturday every month. This is a residential program for women in hard times that incorporates spiritual grounding, economic empowerment, and emotional equipping. Contact email@example.com for more details.
In addition to these ministries at Christ Church listed above, we support Alex Sserwadda in his ministry in Uganda, as well as Mthokozisi Wisdom Mpofu at the George Whitefield College in South Africa which trains people for gospel ministry, and Robert and Lisa Stewart in their church planting work in Japan. If you would like more information about any of these ministries, visit www.christchurchnyc.com/mission-partners.
If you miss a sermon or want to listen again, they are uploaded on Sunday by 6 PM as podcasts on different platforms and also to our website at https://christchurchnyc.com/sermon-archive/. Additionally, we post videos of the sermons each week on the website.