ST. CHARLES/SOUTH ELGIN

BAPTISM SERVICE: JUNE 8 & 9

Baptism is a celebration. It is an opportunity to follow Jesus’ example and teaching by publicly proclaiming our identification with him. By being baptized, we announce that Jesus has washed away our sin and has given us new life.

Prior to baptism, participants must attend a one-hour class designed to share the biblical and practical purposes of baptism, to help you discover if baptism is the right step for you.

IOWA DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM

TEAM FORMING. On Tuesday, May 21, a tornado leveled rural communities with multiple fatalities in southwest Iowa. The twister tore through homes and businesses, shredded trees, smashed cars, and toppled power lines. Thousands across the state are without power. This devastating tornado is another in a long line of deadly and destructive storms to hit America’s heartland in April and May.

Christ Community is putting together a team to respond to this disaster June 3-8. Let us know if you’re interested!

A RIDE FOR THE VULNERABLE

Christians are called to help the abused and vulnerable. That’s why Christ Community Church and Community Impact are supporting Naomi’s House through our third annual Ride for Hope fundraiser on June 8, 2024, open to families and cyclists of all ages and experience levels.

Our goal of $125,000 will fund Naomi's House's Reset program in the Fox Valley Region for an entire year.

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE

Saturday, June 8, 9am – 5pm
Having the right tools for the job makes all the difference. In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, you will gain the necessary tools for studying and correctly handling the Word of God in order to give you confidence to study the Bible for yourself, engage in Bible study in a group setting, and integrate your prayer life with your Bible study. Since a large portion of the workshop is dedicated to learning how to use the tools in a good study Bible, every participant is required to bring an approved study Bible to the class, such as the NIV Study Bible. This class assumes basic knowledge of the Bible–for example, the difference between the Old and New Testament, knowing what the Gospels are, who Paul is, and the general storyline of the Bible. Someone who is brand new to the Bible should take our “What’s in the Bible?” and “How to Read the Bible” classes first.

STUDENT EVENTS THIS SUMMER

Summer events for middle school and high school students are coming! Check out the student events this summer at the St. Charles/South Elgin Campus.

CHURCH LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDATION

The Elders are recommending that Taylor & Erin Clausen (St. Charles/South Elgin Campus) are added to the Elder team. Please direct any comments, questions or concerns to Dawn Ferrara at 630.485.3303 or dferrara@ccclife.org.

JUNE 1 & 2 SPECIAL WEEKEND

Say ALOHA (goodbye) to the school year and ALOHA (hello) to summer!

At all campuses: wear your favorite tropical attire (no bathing suits) to June 1 & 2 weekend services in KidsWorld to celebrate the start of a summer of fun. We'll also be handing out a special tropical gift!

St. Charles/South Elgin Aloha Family Night
Join KidsWorld on Saturday, June 1, for an Aloha Family Night Immediately following the 5pm service until 7:30pm. There will be a dj, freeze pops, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a fun time with other KW families. Fernando's Street Kitchen and Dave's BBQ food trucks will be available for purchase.

JOIN CLUBHOUSE THIS SUMMER!

3-year-olds through kids entering kindergarten this fall are invited to KidsWorld Clubhouse! Every day, kids learn about God while making new friends, engaging in hands-on activities, singing songs, and a whole lot more! Clubhouse is offered at the St. Charles and DeKalb campuses.

JUNE 6 EVENT WITH ERIC FERRIS

If you are a business owner, we invite you to our Christ Community Church Business Owners Breakfast on Thursday, June 6, held in the Hub Theater at our St. Charles/South Elgin Campus.

We are excited to have Eric Ferris, Executive Pastor of Christ Community Church, as a guest speaker. Eric will be talking with us about “The High Stakes of Leadership.” He will expand on biblical leadership warnings and encouragement. Come meet other business owners and be inspired as we learn from and encourage each other. We will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude promptly by 9 a.m.

NEW GROUPS: GRANDPARENTS & HEALTHCARE

Vocational Communities are groups organized around specific vocational fields or affinities. These communities are designed to help you build relationships with others in a similar work context to gain a deeper understanding of how your faith informs your day-to-day work.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE

Care Night is a place for help, hope, & healing. We offer a variety of groups for support, marriage, and recovery designed to meet your specific needs.

Check the Care Night listings for classes including addiction recovery, grief, marriage enrichment and more! Three new groups include Women Enduring Chronic Illness and Pain, From Harm to Hope & Healing: Abuse Survivors (Women), Emotionally Healthy Relationships.

IS IT YOUR YEAR TO GO?

Are you ready to serve our brothers and sisters around the world? GO Teams in 2024 are already filling up! Where will you serve?

NEW GOSPEL JUSTICE CENTER

Christ Community has launch the new Gospel Justice Center at the Streamwood Campus. Gospel Justice Centers make it possible to provide legal ministry for the vulnerable in our community with immediate impact and lasting transformation. To volunteer visit the Community Impact wall or click below.

PREPARING, EQUIPING & ENCOURAGING HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES

Christ Community Church partners with A Latere Academy to host a hybrid school at the St. Charles/South Elgin Campus. A Latere offers a classical Christian program that prepares, equips and encourages homeschool parents. The school provides classroom learning two days a week at the St. Charles/South Elgin Campus (Tuesdays & Thursdays next school year) for 4-year-olds through 8th grade students and a streamlined curriculum plan for the rest of the week.

Financial Coaching

If you find yourself wondering where all your money is going if your debt is growing instead of shrinking, or if you find yourself asking, “Does my spending accurately reflect my heart and values?” … a financial coach may be a solution you didn’t even realize you needed. Christ Community’s financial coaching ministry makes it simple to connect with a partner who can help you meet your goals. Our coaches (available for all campuses) can provide a review of your budget, expertise, and encouragement to help you gain some traction in the budgeting process.

FIND YOUR PLACE TO SERVE

We want to help you find the place where you can use your unique gifts and abilities to impact our church and world. Serving is a great way to meet others, make an impact, and make Christ Community your church.

MIDWEEK ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

An epic is a grand story about a hero with exciting events and adventures. At EPIC, Christ Community elementary kids are invited to discover the grand story of Scripture, where God is the hero. On Wednesday nights during the school year, kids at the St. Charles/South Elgin, DeKalb, and Aurora campuses find friendship and encouragement as they together read, memorize, and learn from God's Word.

60+ GATHERINGS THIS JULY

Join Primetimers for the month of July in the St. Charles/South Elgin Chapel. Each week there will be a different guest speaker sharing their story. Don't miss it from 11am-1pm. Bring a friend and join us for a great time being together.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY SERVICE

Middle School Students are invited to REMIX during the first Sunday service (St. Charles: 9am) each week. We will gather for worship, bible teaching, discussion, and fun games! Remix is a service designed just for middle school students at Christ Community Church. Remix is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students. Friends and visitors are always welcome!

WHAT'S NEXT?

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BIBLE READING

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