Announcements

Announcements

CONNECT – GROW – SERVE

INFORMAL PICNICS IN CENTRAL PARK ON SUMMER SUNDAYS AFTER CHURCH (WEATHER PERMITTING)
All are welcome to join a group from Christ Church for an informal picnic lunch after church, on Sundays throughout the summer. Bring your own lunch and a picnic blanket. Meet after coffee hour and walk over to the Great Lawn, behind the MET museum. Enter Central Park at 84th & 5th and walk straight along the path to the Great Lawn. 

SUMMER COMMUNITY GROUP STARTS ON JULY 11 at 6:30 PM
Are you in the city this summer and missing your regular Community Group? Here’s an opportunity for you to participate in our Summer Community Group! We will meet every Thursday at 6:30 PM at the church, starting July 11. The group will vary each week depending on who is around and how busy we are – so turn up whenever you can even if it is only for one Thursday.

Please bring your own meal. Weather permitting, we will head to Central Park as a group and begin our study around 6:50 PM, followed by prayer time from 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM. If the weather isn’t favorable, we will stay at the church.

Our discussions will be based on the preceding Sunday’s sermon from the Matthew series. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, and everyone is welcome. Children are welcome too; they can play in the park while the adults engage in the study.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Matheson.

CHRIST CHURCH VBS 2024
We are excited to announce Christ Church’s 2nd VBS, Breaker Rock Beach, is open for registration! Our VBS will run from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 from 9:30am-12pm each day. The age range for our VBS is K-5th grade, so if you know any kids, your own or others, invite them! Consider inviting family, friends, or neighbors, asking them to join us! Register here: bit.ly/ccnycVBS2024

We need volunteers! If you are at all free during this week, we would ask you to consider registering to join our volunteer team! Please register here: http://www.bit.ly/ccnycvolunteerVBS2024. If you have any questions or concerns, email becky@christchurchnyc.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 – Dan M. (danmathesonnyc1@gmail.com)
  • Children’s Sunday School – Becky (becky@christchurchnyc.com)
  • Nursery – Joanna  (joanna.l.aguirre@gmail.com / 308.631.8105)
  • Greeters – Gretchen (gretchen.bird@gmail.com)
  • A/V – Sean (seanh621@gmail.com)
  • Hospitality – Jordan (jordan.knesek@gmail.com)

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETINGS
We hold a monthly prayer meeting in the fellowship hall for anyone who can join. Our next meeting will be Sunday, July 14 from 9-9:30 AM at the church. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS
A Community Group is a great way to build relationships with other Christians and to participate in the life of Christ Church. Our Community Groups are on break for the summer months.

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. 

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 (cindy.paulusii@gmail.com).

2024 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 2024. 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 women@christchurchnyc.com if you have any questions.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: ROMANS
The men meet at the Commons (157 East 86th Street) at 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM for a Men’s bible study starting with the book of Romans. Study guide will be provided to those who sign-up. Please sign-up by emailing brenton.ayers@protonmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE – ANNUAL CHURCH RETREAT
Our annual fall church retreat at Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center in Mt. Bethel PA will be October 18-20, 2024.  As in the past, a bus will be provided and will leave Christ Church NYC that Friday evening, returning Sunday afternoon. More information including registration details, please visit christchurchnyc.com/renovare2024. In the meantime, please mark your calendars to save the date for this special weekend.

MERCY MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Bowery Mission Women’s Center – Saturday, July 20 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 bowery.women@christchurchnyc.com for more details.

MISSIONS
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.

SERMONS ONLINE
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.