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We will not be having any Services at the site for the foreseeable future. We are starting Sunday School and the Morning Service through Zoom on March 29th.  We will be improving and expanding our online services as we are able.
 
You can now donate online, see the link on the homepage.  It is also linked in the General Information section on our Facebook page.
 
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!
 

Most recent announcement:

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.  
 

Other Information – Updated March 25, 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, as scheduled)  Women’s Bible Study via Zoom.  Debbie Valenta will keep you updated.
    • Sundays – Via Zoom:  Sunday School 10am, Worship Service, 11am.

Local Outreach Focus:  Meat for Meals

+ Our current focus for March is getting donations of meat. Uncooked hamburger patties, ground beef or turkey, pork chops, chicken, turkey; also 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