St. Charles Announcements
Tickets Now On Sale
You are invited to kick off the holiday season with our seasonal concert for the whole family, This Is Christmas: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. This year's show will be December 13, 14 & 15.
$5 tickets now available at ccclife.org/thisischristmas.
Neighbors In Need Details
At ccclife.org/neighborsinneed, you can learn about the six ways the year-end gft will support the communities around our campuses.
This year's above-and-beyond gift is intimately tied to our year-long focus, Love Your Neighbor, by supporting local community partners and funding up to 750,000 Feed My Starving Children meals to be packed at serving events this winter.
A snapshot: 1) Supporting Naomi’s House, a residential program for sex trafficking victims. 2) Providing a financial assistance to prospective adoptive parents. 3) Helping women with unexpected pregnancies through TLC and Waterleaf pregnancy centers 4) Adding a plaground and updated tech equipment at Christ Community’s DeKalb Outreach Center 5) Establishing a church plant for Nepalese and Bhutanese immigrants in Aurora. 6) Starting new sites for Administer Justice, which provides free civil legal assistance.
New Series Dec 7 & 8
Christmas is a time of wonder, a time when you can almost believe miracles are possible. But what if they are? Join us this December as we explore the supernatural events around Jesus' birth. Invite cards are now available in the Atrium.
Christmas Eve Services
As you make family holiday plans, be sure to be here for an annual Christmas Eve service December 23 (5 & 7pm) or December 24 (1, 3 & 5pm). We will have regular Saturday and Sunday services on December 21 & 22.
NOTE: We realized an error this week in times for December 23; there will be no December 23 service at 3pm. Only 5 & 7pm. New invite cards will be available next weekend.
Special Care Night
All are invited to Care Night Christmas on December 10 from 6:30-8:30pm as we experience the hope of Christ this Christmas. Together we will hear powerful testimonies, worship, and get to know one another. Registration for our winter session (beginning January 7) opens December 2. Learn more: ccclife.org/carenightchristmas.
Meet Our Pastors
Stop by the Welcome Center after Sunday services to connect with our Care and Connections Team Captain Jorge Cruz.
Women’s Community Group KidsZone Registration
Women’s Community Groups are starting up in January. KidsZone registration opens December 2; space is limited. Register today at ccclife.org/stcharleswomensgroups.
Love Your Neighbor Game
As a part of our Love Your Neighbor year-long mission, we’ve created a fun scavenger hunt-like game filled with dozens of ideas to interact with neighbors. To get good ideas for meeting, hosting, inviting, and serving neighbors—and to challenge yourself—download the app GooseChase on your smartphone and search “Love Your Neighbor” to find the game. Play as a Community Group or family and see who can get the most points!
Love Your Neighbor
Our year-long Love Your Neighbor initiative hasn’t ended. You can watch videos, find resources, and more at ccclife.org/neighbor. We also want to know how you are doing. Tell us stories at ccclife.org/neighborstories and report how many neighbors you’re meeting at ccclife.org/neighborreport.
Financial Peace University
FPU’s engaging and practical ten-week program teaches God’s plan for managing money and covers topics like how to eliminate debt, spend and save wisely, and give like never before. Starting January 7, FPU will be offered Tuesday nights as part of Care Night. Register at ccclife.org/fpu.
Buy a Hoodie, Get a Hat
New comfy gray hoodies with the Christ Community logo are now available in our Re·source bookstore. Special offer: Buy one and get a free black church logo hat!
Are you a college student or college age (18-23)?
We would love for you to join one of our Crave Community Groups. We have a women-only group on Mondays at 7:30pm and a mixed group on Thursdays at 8pm. Learn location details at ccclife.org/crave.
Go to the Nations this Winter
Winter GO Teams are forming now. Go to ccclife.org/goteams to learn about these trips: Czech Republic Concert Tour (March 14-23), Sierra Leone (March 27-April 5), Haiti (March 28-April 4), Nicaragua (March 28-April 4), and Czech Republic (March 27-April 6).
The New Singles Ministry
Our singles now meet every first and third Saturday of the month; we attend the 5pm service together in the Yellow Zone and then move to the Chapel at 6:30pm for dinner, discussion, and social time. Learn more at ccclife.org/singles.
Play Sports. WIth a Purpose.
Check out ccclife.org/sports to find organized sports and open gym opportunities that are perfect to meet others and provide great invite opportunities.
Simply Serve Opportunities
• KidsWorld needs 15 more volunteers to serve our families at the 5pm Saturday service. Serving opportunities include check-in/check-out, safety and security, class helpers, buddies, and small group leaders. See our opportunities at ccclife.org/kwserve.
• Do you have a heart for kids with special needs? We have several kids in need of a 1-on-1 buddy to help them participate in KidsWorld each week. If you are interested, please contact our Children’s Special Needs Representative, Drew Burless ( ) or visit ccclife.org/kwserve.
• Exercise your arms and your sense of order to ensure safety and welcome attendees in the parking lot before weekend services. Search “traffic” at ccclife.org/simplyserve.