Posts from May 2017

Food for Thought, 5.31.17

As Long As You Both Shall Live: “I had officiated weddings and performed funerals, but never had I done both for the same person.” Oh, the places they’ll “go”: “It had been a well-played prank and a great reminder not to be surprised at the places these dorm girls will “go”.” Stop Using Your Personality Test as […]

Food for Thought, 5.23.17

A great variety of helpful articles for your Tuesday reading! Parenting is Discipleship: “Parenting is the task of making disciples. Parenting is the task of discipling disciples.” 5 Principles for Disciplining Your Children: “Through my years of working with kids, five guiding principles helped me as a counselor, teacher, and especially as a mom. While not all methods […]

Sunday Review, 5.21.17

Even though we had to cancel our Lunch on the Lawn due to rain on Sunday, it was still a great morning…In case you weren’t able to be with us for our time together yesterday, here’s what you missed: WORSHIP GATHERINGS We shared communion together, which is always a great time to remember and to […]

Sunday Preview, 5.19.17

This Sunday at CCC… What would you say is one of the hardest things about living in our fallen world? We experience plenty of daily frustrations of living in a world broken by sin and its effects, but probably one of the hardest things for most of us is the pain of being sinned against by other […]

Food for Thought, 5.16.17

Bible Reading is an Art: “When your Bible reading seems unremarkable, or when it seems like you don’t have the skills or knowledge to grasp all of what’s there, remember that God’s work always runs deeper than we can see.” The Revolutionary Work of Motherhood: In such a society, it takes a peculiar courage and faith […]

Sunday Review, 5.14.17

Over the weekend, we had wonderful times of worship together–with a celebration of moms and the baptism of two people as well! In case you weren’t able to be with us for our time together yesterday morning, here’s what you missed: WORSHIP GATHERINGS It was Mother’s Day Sunday! So we had cinnamon rolls to help […]

Sunday Preview, 5.12.17

This Sunday at CCC… At our church, “Lost & Found” isn’t just a place to search for misplaced items. It’s actually the name of our Wednesday evening program for children. We chose this name because of the very passage we’re going to look at together this Sunday during our worship services – Matthew 18:10-14. This story, best known […]

Food for Thought, 5.9.17

Here’s some interesting and helpful articles for your Tuesday afternoon! The church of baseball: Bemidji native, former major leaguer Hickerson has fascinating past combining sport with ministry: An article about our very own, and former elder here, Bryan Hickerson! You can read a bit of his backstory and about what he’s up to in coaching baseball […]

Sunday Review, 5.7.17

Over the weekend, Pastor Nate continued our new series of sermons on the parables of Jesus. In case you weren’t able to be with us for our time together yesterday morning, here’s what you missed: WORSHIP GATHERINGS Pastor Nate shared from Matthew 13:44-46 about two parables–the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Parable of […]

Sunday Preview, 5.05.17

This Sunday at CCC… In November of 1986, the Chicago Tribune covered a story that quickly gained national attention as a once-in-a-lifetime deal.  Brothers Jonathan and Stephen Whetstine (ages 11 and 4) each gave their dad $5 to buy them a sapphire. Their father, Roy Whetstine, was a gem dealer who had an eye trained […]