Stewardship Reading Week One

Stewardship – Your Skills & Talents


We often think that God limited “talent” or “skills” to people who are artistic or can build things. Genesis 1:27 says that God made us in His image. Up to that point in the Bible, all we know is that God creates good things. Being made in God’s image means that we ALL have been made to be creative. 
 
Each year, during Stewardship Emphasis Month, we take the time to determine what we can do for our church for the coming year.
 
While that is necessary and good, stewardship should extend beyond what we do for our church. God has given each of us different talents and interests for the purpose of transforming the world in good ways. There are so many “skills & talents” needed in order to make our communities and our world functional. 
 
Whether your home is your primary place of influence or it’s in business, industry, service, education or another profession, God wants you to use your skills and talents to make it a better place. He has entrusted you with the talents and resources given to you and some day you will be called to give an account on the day of judgement for what you have done with them.
 
“Money provides many opportunities to glorify God: through investing and expanding our stewardship and thus imitating God’s sovereignty and wisdom; through meeting our own needs and thus imitating God’s independence; through giving to others and thus initiating God’s mercy and love; or through giving to the church and to evangelism and thus bringing others into the kingdom.”  —Wayne Grudem
 Like a puzzle, each of us is a “Piece”, created uniquely in order to carry out His plan in our church, our community, and in our world.

-Joanie Lawrence-Cain



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July 23, 2017 Worship

  July 23rd is the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. 
  Rev. Biby’s message will be “Walking the Road of Truth“, scripture reading Genesis 5:21-24.

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

     If you missed last week’s message, you can listen to it on our website: http://christian-congregationalchurch.com/sermons-2/
    It’s titled “The Secret of Spiritual Victory“.


June 25, 2017 Worship

  June 25th is the Third Sunday after Pentecost.
  Steve Mock will share with us information about the Gideons International organization.
 
Scripture reading:  2 Timothy 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
     If you missed last Sunday’s message, you can listen to it on our website: http://christian-congregationalchurch.com/sermons-2/
   It’s titled “While Your Children are Around You”.


May 18, 2017 Worship

Worship Service
Sunday, June 18, 2017
  June 18th is Father’s Day and Second Sunday after Pentecost.
  Rev. Biby’s message will be “While Your Children are Around You”, 
scripture reading Job 1:1-5.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually

.     If you missed last Sunday’s message, you can listen to it on our website: http://christian-congregationalchurch.com/sermons-2/
 It’s titled “A Man with Problems”.


Guest Speaker Tonight

TONIGHT at Christian and Congregational Church

6:30 p.m. Meal (provided by Reece Christian Church on behalf of Community LinC)
7:00 p.m. Praise & Worship, Jon Smith, a member of Disciple Nations and a pastor in Park City, KS, will share what God has done and is doing in his life. He will also inform us of the Disciple Nations organization of which is a ministry that has a mission to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19) and how they are reaching out to many around the world as well as right here in Kansas.

This service is open to everyone who wants to see and hear what God can and wants to do in our lives and how our ministry can touch many lives when we fully submit to Him.



J.A.M. Adventures Night cancelled May 31st

Due to inclement weather we are cancelling J.A.M. Adventures Night tonight. Our next session will be August 30th. See you all then.


Day of Pentecost June 4

John 14:16–18
    The Day of Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and on which, under Peter’s preaching, so many thousands were converted in Jerusalem. This began “the church”. It is always 50 days after Easter. 
Acts 2:1-4
     This Pentecost Day, let’s thank God for giving us the Holy Spirit to empower us for His service, giving us wisdom and understanding and calling us to faith.


CCWF June Breakfast

All women who attend Christian and Congregational Church are invited!


May J.A.M. Adventures Night

Join us to learn about the Bible Character, Samson. We will have pancakes and sausage links for our meal. Robin & Teresa have a fun craft planned and we’ll have music and a game. LOTS OF FUN! 
Due to Summer activities and vacations we will not gather in June or July. Therefore, May 31st will be our last J.A.M. Adventures Night until August 30th.