Latest COVID-19 Info & Updates

See what is happening on our online events schedule and be sure to worship with us online Saturdays at 5 & 8pm and Sunday at 9 & 11am.

Watch this page for all official updates. 


Updated May 26 - 4:30pm

Check in with Pastor Jim this week regarding new regulations and summer scheduling.

Quick Links:

-Sponsor kids in Bangladesh by checking out info here.

-Do KidsWorld at home any day of the week here!

-Middle school and high school students: Stay connected with our Christ Community Students YouTube Channel


 
Updated May 19 - 4:30pm
 

This weekend, the Christ Community family will continue worshiping together online at ccclife.org/live. If you have not yet, please watch the May 12 video (reposted below) from Senior Pastor Jim Nicodem regarding the safety measures that must be met in order for our campuses to re-open. Our leadership is in constant dialogue and prayer about next steps.

Please look for more information regarding regathering in Pastor Jim's update video next week (normally released on Tuesdays).

 

Updated May 19 - 5:25pm

Straight from his basement, Pastor Jim updates us on an upcoming intiative to reach those in our neighborhoods and encourages us to search for truth in a confusing time.

For your reference, here is the article Pastor Jim reads in the video: "Why Can I Go to Wal-Mart and Not Church?"


Updated May 12 - 7pm

New Pastor Jim Update Video: "We are not shut down."

Quick Links:

-If you missed some or all of this weekend's sermon on Psalm 23, watch it online on demand.

-Watch Eric Ferris' simple tips for doing community groups on Zoom.

-Pray for someone or request prayer at ccclife.org/prayer.

-Middle school and high school students: Stay connected with our Christ Community Students YouTube Channel


Updated May 5 - 9pm

Quick Links:

Food Drive for Aurora Food Pantry - See all the details here.

Prayer resources - Download the Week of Prayer Guide here and find how you can pray for individuals at the Prayer Wall.

Online Groups - Watch Eric Ferris' simple tips for online community groups.

Summer Youth Programs - See the update below for more information on Camp Commotion and Silver Birch Ranch.

Mother's Day & Songs of Hope - This weekend, Pastor Jim and Sue will teach a special Mother's Day message to kick off our new series on the Psalms. Invite someone to watch:

MOTHER'S DAY DIGITAL INVITE

SONGS OF HOPE DIGITAL INVITE


Updated May 5 - 2pm

Important Next Generation News: Our staff team has made the difficult decision to cancel our summer programs Silver Birch Ranch and Camp Commotion. Learn more below: 

SIlver Birch Ranch - Middle & High School Students

Camp Commotion - Elementary Students

 

Updated May 5 - 1:30pm

Some simple tips for leading online groups: Executive Pastor Eric Ferris shot a video for Community Group leaders on the new world of online group meetings. While this was emailed to all group leaders, we wanted to make these helpful tipes available to all:

 

Updated April 28 - 5pm

 Highlights:

Online Ministry Schedule - Stay on top of all we're offering online right now. And don't miss our campus announcements so you don't miss a thing.

Help the Aurora Food Pantry - On May 6, we're hosting an all church food drive to support Aurora Food Pantry. Get a shopping list and find your drop-off spot here.


Updated April 21 - 8pm
 

Highlights:

Bible SavvyWe will not be printing the May-September print journals. However, we'll be offering several resources to keep you on track with the schedule including a PDF print-out of the daily readings. More details coming soon. You can also access each day's reading through our CCCLife mobile app and the free daily email. Sign up at ccclife.org/biblesavvy.

Corona Care FundWe've started the new Corona Care Fund to directly help members of our church body as well as community and international partners. Give by selecting the "Corona Care Fund" here. Need help? Let us know here

Help the Aurora Food Pantry - Information will be coming soon about a special drop-off for canned goods in early May. 


Updated April 17- 2pm

WHAT'S NEXT FOR BIBLE SAVVY?
You might be wondering how you will access the Bible Savvy and Epic Bible reading schedules after the current print journals run out in a couple of weeks. Because we will not have church services until at least the beginning of June, we've made the hard decision that the wise stewardship move is to not print the hard-copy May-September print journals.

However, the May-September schedule is the final installment in our four-year Bible reading plan so you know we're not stopping here. We will make sure you get the daily readings! And beyond that, we have some really fun plans for Bible Savvy and Epic journals starting in September so there is a lot to look forward to.

So, what now?

  • We will make the May-September reading schedule into an easy PDF resource that you can print out to follow along with your own journal or notebook. In fact, we look forward to seeing how creative you can be in designing your own Bible Savvy or Epic journals! 
  • Really like the layout of the Bible Savvy journal pages? That's cool; we do, too. We will also provide a PDF of a Bible Savvy journal page to print out.
  • We are going to beef up the Bible Savvy section of our website to be a one-stop shop for the schedule, context, and more resources. You will be able to find each month's readings right at ccclife.org/biblesavvy
  • As always, you can follow the Bible reading schedule on the CCCLife mobile app.
  • Don't forget: you can get a free daily email with each days' Bible reading and memory verse.

Updated April 14 - 3pm

Check in with Pastor Jim from his basement billiard bunker:

Mentioned Links & Resources:

Bible Savvy - You can access each day's reading through a free daily email. Sign up at ccclife.org/biblesavvy. You can also find the schedule on the CCCLife app. Wondering what will happen when the schedule runs out this month? We will have a PDF of the schedule available online for you to download or print. When we are again meeting in person this summer, we will have blank Bible Savvy journals for purchase.

Attributes of God - Find our A-to-Z list of names for God at ccclife.org/prayer.

If you just surrendered your life to Christ, please let us know here--and find our Next Steps book for a 6-day Bible Study.

Care Night: Several Care Night groups will continue to meet off campus in private/confidential "virtual" (video or audio) meetings. Care groups include marriage enrichment, grief support, divorce care, addiction recovery and more. Register at ccclife.org/carenight.

Prayer wall: Pray for someone or request prayer at ccclife.org/prayer.


Updated April 9 - 3:44pm

New video update from Pastor Jim:

 Download the Digital Easter Invite to send to a friend!


Updated April 7 - 5:24pm

New video update from Pastor Jim: Ideas for things you possibly have never done that you could try now.

More Information:
Online Alpha: Explore what Christians believe...right from your house. Course will be offered at noon on Mondays and Thursdays beginning Monday, April 13. Register on ccclife.org/alpha.

Good Friday: Prepare now to take communion at home in our Good Friday services at 5 & 7pm. HAVE YOUNG KIDS? KidsWorld has prepared this fantastic Family Communion Guide.

Care Night: Several Care Night groups will continue to meet off campus in private/confidential "virtual" (video or audio) meetings. Care groups include marriage enrichment, grief support, divorce care, addiction recovery and more. Register at ccclife.org/carenight.

Prayer wall: Pray for someone you don't know at ccclife.org/prayer.

Invite a Friend to Watch Easter Service: Download a digital invite to email or text by clicking here.


Updated April 3 - 9:30am

Today, 10am: Join Pastors Jim Nicodem and Larry Stratton for a local Pastors Prayer time. Watch on Facebook or here on our website.


Updated April 2 - 3:14pm

Pastor Jim's new update on fear, anxiety, prayer, and what he is thankful for. 

More Information:

Give to the new Corona Care Fund OR our regular fund with one of three digital giving options: 1) At ccclife.org/give, 2) by texting CCCLIFE to 77977, 3) or with the CCCLIFE mobile app. 

Prepare for Communion during Good Friday services. Have young kids? KidsWorld prepared this Family Communion Guide

The local pastor Prayer Experience is Friday at 10am. Watch it on our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/ccclife or come right back here on Friday.


Updated March 31 - 5:34pm

New Pastor Jim update video: Pray.

Prayer Resources:
1) Go to our Prayer Wall and pray for the requests there. Have a request? Please leave it so we can pray for you.

If you're using the Prayer Wall on your phone, you might discover a glitch that doesn't allow you to click "I prayed for this." While we work on fixing this, you can work around it by clicking on "View the Full Prayer Wall." This view does allow you to mark that you prayed!

2) The local pastor Prayer Experience is Friday at 10am. Watch it on our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/ccclife or come right back here to the Coronavirus Update page on Friday.

*Note: Pastor Jim meant that Bangladesh is the size of New York state, not New York City.
 

Updated March 30 - 3:27pm

We did it! We posted our first video to our new KidsWorld YouTube Channel. Our goal with this new YouTube page is to post content that parents can watch with their kids or just let their kids watch. 

Our hope is that a lot of these videos would be something kids might share with friends as well. The posting rhythm for now will include funny videos, Bible stories, and more. Subscribe and get the new videos when they are on YouTube!


Updated March 30 - 10:20am

As we face unprecedented times in our world, we have the opportunity to help others. We are ready to respond and help however we can to the needs of our church and community. 

If your job circumstances have changed, you need to talk to a pastor, or your life has completely turned upside down; please let us know. At our new Help page, you will find all the resources you need whether you need help or want to help.


Updated March 27 - 8:35am

In a new update, Pastor Jim shares God sighting during this hard season as well updates on weekend services and more.

Important links mentioned by Pastor Jim:

Students: Every Wednesday night, your student ministries pastors are  live on YouTube. Don't miss it tonight at 6:30pm. New videos are being posted all week along.

Parents: Find KidsWorld videos and activities each week at KidsWorld Online.

Have a prayer request? Want to pray for others? Head to our Prayer Wall.

Sermons On Demand: You can watch any sermon 24/7 at ccclife.org/sermons.


Updated March 25 - 4pm

In his latest update, Pastor Jim answers your questions about weekend services and how we now do church:

Important reminders and links mentioned by Pastor Jim:

Late Night at CCC: Our online service times are now 5 & 8pm on Saturdays and 9 & 11am on Sundays. This 8pm service is great for parents of young kids.

Parents: Find KidsWorld videos and activities each week at KidsWorld Online.

NEW RESOURCE: FInd serving opportunities and ideas during the shelter-in-place order.

Have a prayer request? Want to pray for others? Head to our Prayer Wall.

Students: Every Wednesday night, your student ministries pastors are  live on YouTube. Don't miss it tonight at 6:30pm. New videos are being posted all week along.


Updated March 25 - 12pm

Here is a devotional thought about yesterday's Bible Savvy reading that we didn't want you to miss. A new church update from Jim's house is coming this afternoon.

 

 
 
Updated March 25 - 8am

New Serving Page! As the church, now is the time to magnify Jesus and the good news of the Gospel, locally and in our immediate neighborhoods. Visit ccclife.org/covid19serve for practical ways to Love Your Neighbor. On this page, you can also share stories of how you are serving or are being served to encourage others during this difficult time.


Updated March 21 - 11:27am

We have put together some new web resources for you:

Links pageWe want to keep important links and resources from getting lost in all the updates on this page, so we've added a COVID-19 Links page. Find the link on the side of this page to the upper left.

Community Group Resources - Find new ideas and resources to stay connected with your group.

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus -  You and your children may be experiencing anxiety, uncertainty, and maybe even curiosity. We compiled some trusted resources to answer questions and ease anxiety.

Facebook video series - Our pastors miss you. Make sure you are following our social media accounts, especially Facebook, so you don't miss videos with encouragement, biblical inspiration, prayer for you, worship music, and more. 


Updated March 19 - 5pm

In the latest update from Pastor Jim Nicodem, he addresses dealing with anxiety and gives an update on our ministries and services.

Highlights:

  • All ministries and services will be shut down until at least June 1.
  • Good Friday and Easter services will be online only.

How do we give? During this time, we ask that you give with one of our three digital giving options: 1) At ccclife.org/give, 2) by texting CCCLIFE to 77977, 3) or with the CCCLIFE mobile app. 

Generosity Pastor Larry Stratton walks through each option:


Updated March 19 - 12pm
 
An update on summer GO Teams from Outreach Pastor Eric Hanson:
 

Updated March 19 - 7am

Christ Community Students has set up a YouTube Channel to stay connected with middle school and high school students. Make sure you bookmark the channel and watch last night's first-ever Genesis and Mosiac Live.


Updated March 17 - 4:05pm

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Pastor Jim shares new updates on what's changing (and what's not) in weekend services during the Coronavirus crisis.

 
What's staying the same at Christ Community:
  • Regular online service times (watch at ccclife.org/live) instead of having the service posted for on-demand watching.
  • The sermon style will continue to feel like a regular live service.
  • Our current series on Colossians, focused on preparing us for Holy Week.
 What's changing in services:
  • A new 8pm Saturday service--perfect for those with small children.
  • More reflective moments focused on our current crisis.
  • More inclusion of staff from our regional campuses.

Highlighted links:
KidsWorld materials and coaching tips for parents are available at ccclife.org/kidsworldonline.

Click here to learn more about Community Groups and get creative help on how to keep meeting together.


Updated March 13  - 4:15pm

A special message from Pastor Jim regarding ministry closures and weekend services:

Highlighted Links:


Updated March 13,2020 - 1:46pm

Effective immediately, all church activities at all campuses are cancelled until further notice, with the exception of off-site adult Community Groups. We will gather online for weekend worship services on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am & 11am.

A video message from Pastor Jim will be posted shortly.


 
Updated March 12,2020

Our church leadership is aware of Governor’s Pritzker’s press conference this afternoon regarding COVID-19. Because this is such a fluid situation, we will release an official statement from Senior Pastor Jim Nicodem on Friday. His letter will include information on Christ Community’s plans for this weekend. Please join us in prayer!


Updated March 10, 2020

We have been regularly monitoring the Coronavirus situation globally regarding GO Teams that we are preparing to send to our partner countries. Click here for updated GO Teams and international updates.