St. Charles Announcements

 

Christmas Eve Services
Join us to celebrate Jesus' birth at a Christmas Eve service on December 23 (3 & 5pm) or December 24 (1, 3 & 5pm).

Note: There will be no regular weekend services on Saturday night, December 22, or on Sunday morning, December 23.

Download a flyer or a digital invite here.


Together, We Can Change Lives
At least 70 percent of our year-end giving will provide access to clean water internationally. Our partners estimate that our planned gift will change the lives of 100,000 people and lead to 250 total church plants. Watch the official video for more details.

You can give now in three ways: 1) Using the Year-End Gift envelope, 2) At ccclife.org/give, and 3) and by texting CCCLIFE to 77977.

The end of the year is a great time to think about how you give. While you may usually give to the year-end gift by check or online, giving appreciated stocks and mutual funds is an especially smart move. Learn more at ccclife.org/assets.


 

Care Night Is For You
Find a place for help, hope, and healing at Care Night on Tuesdays, 6:45 - 9 pm. Registration is now open for the winter session beginning January 8. Check it out this Tuesday at Care Night Christmas, a night of testimonies and worship by special guests 4th Point. Learn more: ccclife.org/carenight.


Handle Money God’s Way
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a practical, biblical course from Dave Ramsey covering topics like saving and spending wisely.  To start 2019, FPU will be offered in Elgin on Monday nights (beginning January 7) at Ziegler’s ACE Hardware and at the St. Charles Campus on Tuesday nights (beginning January 8) as part of Care Night. Register at ccclife.org/fpu.


Alpha Returns in January
Alpha is a 10-week series of interactive sessions that freely explores the basics of the Christian faith. We cover topics such as who Jesus is, why he died, how to pray, how to resist evil, and the Holy Spirit. Alpha will begin January 14. Registration now open at ccclife.org/alpha.


Save the Date: Night of Worship
On Sunday, January 13, at 6pm, all four campuses of Christ Community will gather at the St. Charles Campus for a night of music. Learn more at ccclife.org/nightofworship. KidsZone available for infants - Kindergarten.

Czech GO Team Meeting this Sunday
Be a part of a GO Team traveling to the Czech Republic March 22-31. This team will work with Josiah Venture to go into a public school for a “character-based experiential program.” Learn more at an informational meeting on Sunday, December 16, at 10:30am in the Chapel. Learn more about this and other other spring 2019 trips at ccclife.org/goteams.

High School Winter Retreat
The Mosaic Winter Retreat (January 25-27) at Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, gives High School students an opportunity to hit the pause button and grow closer to God and each other through teaching, worship, and, of course, fun! Space is limited; register soon at ccclife.org/mosaicevents.  

‘Tis the season for stock giving
The end of the year is a great time to think about how you give. While you may usually give to the year-end gift by check or online, giving appreciated stocks and mutual funds is an especially smart move. Learn more at ccclife.org/assets.

Give sermon-based group discussion a try!
In January, we will begin a 5-week series on Exodus titled What It Takes To Lead. This would be a great topic for your group to test-drive the discussion questions printed each week in the Weekly Welcome. Sermon-based study deepens group member engagement with the weekend services. Not connected to a Community Group? Visit ccclife.org/communitygroups or the Community Group Counter in the Atrium.

High School Winter Retreat
The Mosaic Winter Retreat (January 25-27) at Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, gives High School students an opportunity to hit the pause button and grow closer to God and each other through teaching, worship, and, of course, fun! Space is limited; register soon at ccclife.org/mosaicevents.  

The Life Workshop
This workshop (January 20, 12:45-2:45pm) will help you discover the biblical foundation to compassionately engaging the culture and defending human life. Lunch provided. To register, search “Life Ministry” at ccclife.org/simplyserve.

Share Your Bible Savvy Story
How has Bible Savvy impacted your walk with Jesus? We’d love to hear from you. Send us a short write up or a video of yourself on your smart phone telling us about how Bible Savvy has impacted you. Email Nathan at .

Serve at Re·source
The Re·source bookstore is looking for volunteers to help run the bookstore on the weekends. Learn more at ccclife.org/simplyserve; search by ministry/organization and choose “Re·source St Charles.”

Give a Little More with Every Christmas Gift
Did you know that when you shop using AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice? This holiday season, use AmazonSmile to donate to Christ Community with every purchase you make on Amazon. How? Go to smile.amazon.com and select "Christ Community Church of St. Charles" as your organization to support. Tip: Search for ""Christ Community Church of St. Charles" and do not use the word "Illinois."

Photographers Wanted
Help our social media team depict church life vividly and with excellence on Facebook and Instagram. We are looking for volunteer photographers to shoot weekend services and events. Interested? Please email Kim at or search “photographer St. Charles” at ccclife.org/simplyserve.

Read the Bible With Us
Read and journal along with our four-year Bible reading schedule in three ways: 1) Purchase the Bible Savvy or EPIC Journal at our Re•source bookstore once a quarter. 2) Download the CCClife mobile app; a free version of the Bible Savvy Journal is built in. 3) Subscribe to the daily Bible Savvy email at ccclife.org/biblesavvy.