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 […]

Wednesday Review, 5.4.17

And that’s a wrap! Next Wednesday (5/10) is our Closing Night for this school year’s Lost & Found and The Bridge Wednesday night classes. But check back here, starting this fall, and we’ll continue posting the review sheets for you, in case they don’t make it home or to keep up if you miss a night. […]

Food for Thought, 5.2.17

Here’s some good reads for your Tuesday (or any!) afternoon! A Marriage Checklist How fiction can enrich your spiritual imagination: Interesting in light of of our current sermon series…this is geared toward seminary and college students entering summer break, but has good thoughts for all of us. Making All Things New: Inaugurated Eschatology for the Life […]

Sunday Review, 4.30.17

Over the weekend, we began a new series of sermons on the parables of Jesus, which we are calling “Snapshots of the Kingdom.” For seven weeks, we’ll look at some of the parables Christ used to teach His disciples and that He continues to use to teach us today…In case you missed our time together […]