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Christ Community Family,

A friend of mine who is planting a church in Madison, WI – Resurrection Madison –  just hosted their first annual UnSAD Party (seasonal affective disorder) as they together longed/celebrated the JOY of God’s promise of total restoration, something for which creation groans (with us) all …  w i n t e r  …     L     O     N     G.

Perhaps like me, the damp and excessively wet recent weeks have aligned with a poverty of spirit.  The Olympics may be a temporary distraction, but the chill of the cold-wet has had its affect, to be sure.  Beyond mere cabin fever, so many of you have shared with me the burden for sun, for Spring, for LIFE.

May I encourage you to let your longing be a CRITICAL part of your spiritual life.  Longing is catalytic for faith, for trust, for hope.

May I encourage you to let your longing be COMMUNAL.  Reach out to one another.  Just a call to check in.

May I encourage you to let other people’s longings just BE.  This time of year, when considering my own angst and that of those I love (in my home and in our church), I struggle to let longing be.  I self-force and ask others to force a happy energetic spirit.  Such is my sin and blindness.  I unwisely succumb to the pressure of quick fixes or changed perspectives.

If we are grounded in God’s Word and angle… then we should know that LONGING DOES NOT NECESSITATE A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE!  Longing can actually affirm what should be in our mind!  We ARE in a posture of “winter longing” until our final redemption!

Romans 8.22-23 –  For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.  And not only the creation, but we our selves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.  For in this hope we were saved.  Now hope that is seen is not hop.  For who hopes for what he sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

In patience, may you know the longing that beckons for hope.  
Winter will soon pass, but it is still winter.  

I look forward to Davis Morgan preaching this Lord’s Day, as I am taking this week to prepare for a preaching workshop next week in Lindale, Texas.  http://www.simeontrust.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=456&Itemid=148

I will be leading instructions for 75 pastors on Preaching Christ from Wisdom Literature, with a focus on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134) next week in Lindale, Texas. I would appreciate your prayers for Kori and the kids as I am away, as well as for my leadership and preparation anxiety.  I am blessed that our session has affirmed these opportunities to serve outside of Christ Community Church.   Beyond, never outside.

Destructively fulfilled,

Jim

Elder and Deacon Training

Sunday, February 18th, 2-3:30pm @ church

Required training for nominees as well as general men’s study regarding the roles of elder/deacon as well as Biblical/Reformed Theology

Work Day – Feb 24th

We are so thankful for everyone who made it out for our first work day this past Saturday!  Our second work day will be Feb. 24th beginning at 8am.  We’ll be doing everything from cleaning and organizing to demoing and moving things around…and we are excited!  Childcare and lunch will be provided.

Covenant Kids Volunteer Brunch – Feb. 17th

Anyone currently teaching or interested in teaching Covenant Kids is invited to join us on Saturday, February 17th for Brunch!  We will be meeting at the church at 10am.  We are looking forward to meeting, praying, and ensuring that all our teachers are supported and equipped for Sunday mornings!

MEN

Men’s Bible Study, Wednesdays @ 7am

All gents are invited to a “Wednesday Word Work” and time of prayer at Trinity Hand Specialists (2335 Knob Creek Rd. Suite 100) as we study Exodus.  Exodus 19 will be the topic for the study on 2/14/18.  Contact Paul Gorman (423-483-8782, paul.w.gorman@gmail.com) with questions.

WOMEN

Spring Retreat – Save the date!

Ladies, there will be more details coming in the New Year, but please save the weekend of April 6 – 8th for our CCC Women’s Retreat!

Community Groups 

Community groups are an important part of fellowship and discipleship at Christ Community. Community Groups spend time in fellowship, Word and prayer.  Community Groups have begun –  Please feel free to visit different groups and find the one that is the best fit! 

Clark Community Group

Meeting on Sundays at 5:30pm @ The Clark’s House (North Johnson City) with Dustin Clark leading (dmclar2@gmail.com, 423.741.1706).  Studying Hebrews.  Childcare provided.

Smith Community Group

Meeting on Sundays at 5pm (dinner 5-6, Study 6-7) @ The Smith’s House (Greenville/Chuckey) with Jason Smith leading (r3volution76@yahoo.com, 423.231.4321).  Studying 1 Peter.  Childcare Provided.

Haaland/Nelson Community Group

Meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30pm @ The Nelson’s House (Kingsport) with Rod Haaland (rod.haaland@gmail.com, 423.943.9947) leading.  Studying Judges.  Childcare Provided.  

Thomsen Community Group

Meeting Wednesdays at 5:30pm (dinner 5:30-6:30, study 6:30-7:30) at The Thomsen Home (North Johnson City) with Colm Thomsen (colm.thomsen@gmail.com, 423.557.4669), Hal Bohlman (allyhalod@yahoo.com, 423.483.8973), and Jim Powell (jim.christcommunity.jc@gmail.com, 803.609.1731) leading.  Studying Proverbs.  Childcare provided.

Youth Community Group in the Upper Room on Sundays @ 9:00am  

Meeting every Sunday, studying Parables.  Contact Ashleigh (423-534-5954, agfarmer14@gmail.com) and Jackson Farmer (423-202-8134) for more details.

Jr. Youth Community Group on Sundays @ 9:00am

For ages 8-11, Meeting every Sunday @9am in the Conference Room on the second floor.  Studying Exodus. Contact Kelly Smith (828.216.0268, kellys.smith@rocketmail.com) or Lindsey Hecht (lhecht@eastman.com) for more info.

 

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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