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Announcements

 
  • For everyone’s health, please stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, and practice all recommendations even in your home. Follow our state’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” proclamation and follow the CDC guidelines to decrease your chance, and others’, of getting sick.
  • Be safe and hope to see everyone back healthy and soon!
  • You can donate online, see the link on the homepage. It is also linked in the General Information section on our Facebook page.

Most recent announcement:

5/18/2020
The Children’s Sunday School started back up last Sunday.  They access their class over their own zoom link and is during the Main Sunday School time of 10am – 10:45am.
 
5/4/2020
Church Update – We have been continuing to meet for Sunday School and the Sunday Morning service, as well as the Thursday Senior’s group and the bi-weekly Women’s Bible Study over Zoom. Sunday school has been even better attended than it was before zoom! We have 30-40 showing up for great Bible study and discussion in the book of 2 Corinthians. Attendance for Sunday service has been around 60-70 every week – nearly 100% of those who were attending church before we were having service from home. It has been great to be able to connect!
 
Weekly bulletin is sent out to members every Friday/Saturday with updates, ministry opportunities, and prayer requests. The zoom link is also sent out each week on Saturday for easy access to the Sunday services. If you are a member, call the office for the link.
 

Other Information – Updated May 4, 2020

  • The sermon by our Pastoral Candidate, Jered Weaver is online. Take a listen! For previous week’s messages see the media page for Sermons. Ted Van Dyken’s sermon from 2/9 was uploaded.
  • Biblical Enrichment Institute Since we are unsure how long the current situation will last, the Spring Quarter class is postponed until the Fall Quarter, September 4th – November 20, 2020. (When in session, the class meets every Friday, 6-8 pm in the conference room.)
  • Ladies’ Craft Night will be on the 3rd Friday of the month once we have it back on the schedule. For now we are holding off meeting, so stay tuned for any updates. When Craft Nights are held, the ladies meet in the downstairs Women’s Ministry Room starting at 6pm. See Lennie for any questions.
  • Parsonage Fund Work continues on the Parsonage, if you would like to help fund the remodel for the new pastor, you may designate your gift “Parsonage” on your check or envelope. If you are paying online, put your designation in the memo before the final submission. Thanks!
  • Stay up-to-date with our District’s Alliance Women on their Facebook page The Alliance Northwest Women.
  • Don’t let your cause become your gospel. There is nothing wrong with doing good deeds for the community–in fact, Jesus commands in. Our Mission statement even includes that we want to make disciples “that have a radical concern for the community.” But in an article in Alliance Life it highlights how ..many of our most ardent champions for social justice… no longer believe that an accompanying message of salvation in Christ is productive or even necessary,” and reminds us that good deeds alone may bring a welcome relief but no spiritual redemption…,.. Salvation comes only from hearing the testimony about Christ.
  • Alliance Prayer Requests:
      • The current week’s request can also be found here.
  • Coming Up
    • Tuesdays – (Tuesdays at 10am, every other week). Women’s Bible Study via Zoom. If you are a regular attender, Debbie Valenta will keep you updated. If you are a member who would like to participate, call the office for information on how to get a hold of Debbie.
    • Sundays – Via Zoom: Sunday School 10am, Worship Service, 11am.

Local Outreach Focus: Meat for Meals

+ Updated 5/4/20 – This was a past focus, but meat and monetary donations are still very much a need for New Day Ministry. They are still providing meals! They are passing food out from outside the building since they can’t have sit down dining right now.
Items such as uncooked hamburger patties, ground beef or turkey, pork chops, chicken, turkey; but also cooked meats such as sandwich meats and ham. The items are for the meal program of New Day Ministry who serve the homeless and low-income in our community. Please check on the Local Outreach page for the list of needed items.
+ If you have any items for the previous drives: warm clothing, coats, boots, socks, sleeping bags, and tents & toiletry items/personal hygiene those are always accepted.
 
 

Alliance Ministries Focus: CAMA Services

Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA) is the relief arm of the Alliance.
 
“Our vision is to see lives transformed and communities restored.”
 
They seek to realize their vision through:
RELIEF They support Alliance churches in disaster areas so that they can serve their communities.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT They tackle poverty through local leaders and local resources. .
PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT We invest in men and women as we work side by side.
PARTNERSHIPS We work with local and national partners to accomplish more together.
 
In the bulletin we highlighted a project from each region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. If you would like to see more of what they are doing around the world, please see their page and consider helping in the effort.
 
 

Country and People Awareness

We are praying for Cambodia and the work being done there specifically for the Vietnamese people. The bulletin has current prayer requests and more information. Later this year we will help with projects that the Alliance International Workers will be starting to serve the people in their community.
 
We have also been praying for a church in Russia, details in the bulletin.
 
 
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
 

Moving forward with online Sunday services!

The first service online went well!  We had a great gathering together with over 50 in attendance!  We will continue to meet over Zoom on Sundays at

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Past Announcements

5/4/2020
Church Update – We have been continuing to meet for Sunday School and the Sunday Morning service, as well as the Thursday Senior’s group and the bi-weekly Women’s Bible Study over Zoom.  Sunday school has been even better attended than it was before zoom!  We have 30-40 showing up for great Bible study and discussion in the book of 2 Corinthians.  Attendance for Sunday service has been around 60-70 every week – nearly 100% of those who were attending church before we were having service from home.  It has been great to be able to connect! 
 
3/30/2020
The first service online went well!  We had a great gathering together with over 50 in attendance!  We will continue to meet over Zoom on Sundays at 10-10:45am for Sunday School and 11-12 noon for the Sunday service.  You will use the same link for each Zoom meeting; I will send it out again by email before the end of the week. 
 
I will resume bulletins for Sundays, and will send them by email on Thursday or Friday each week.  Be sure to add the address you get from OneCall emails to your safe senders list because it sometimes filters it into the junk/other mail box. 
 
  • “Calendar & Events” tab is renamed “Communications.”  
 
3/25/2020
This Sunday we will be having our service over Zoom!  As it’s the first online gathering, give yourself extra time to get set up.  Enjoy the time together in worship and the Word–even if the service is a bit unpolished as we work our way through a new way of doing things.    
  • 10:00am—Sunday School.  The meeting will be up a little before 10am, so join early to be ready in time for the start of Sunday School.
  • 10:45am—Short break.  You can hang out with the others on Zoom while we have a short break before the service starts.  If you missed Sunday school this is a good time to get set up for the Sunday service.
  • 11:00am—Sunday Service.  Ted Van Dyken will continue his series in the Gospel of Luke. 
How to Join the Meeting:  For those on OneCall I sent out an email with the links and information on how to join the meeting.  (Check your spam folder or “Other” folder, it may have gone there.)  You can also give me your email at office@chicocma.com and I will forward the information to you.  
 
3/24/2020

Online Sunday School and Morning Service:

We had our first Sunday School by Zoom last Sunday! It worked out well, so we will continue class this way as well as add in a Sunday sermon by Ted. Watch for an email for the details. If you need to give the office your email, please email that so you will receive the invites for the Zoom meetings.

See you Sunday (online)!

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25

 
3/18/2020
We are not having any services or meetings until further notice.  Check the website for updates.  Those of you on the OneCall service will continue to be kept up-to-date through those announcements.
 
3/17/2020
We will not be having Sunday Services through at least March 31, 2020 due to the mandates on gathering size and for the health of our Church Body and community. 
 
While we are currently not live-streaming a service, there are many other churches who are.  To see some of the options available click here, or listen to some of our past sermons available in our media.  
 
Stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines to decrease your chances of getting sick. Hope to see everyone back healthy and soon!