Announcements for the week of
November 10, 2019
Join us for Blake Barbera's Ordination Service November 17th
We're thrilled to announce that Blake Barbera, our student ministries director, has gone through CCC's ordination process and will be ordained at a special Sunday evening service on November 17th at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for a night of worship and celebration of what God is doing in and through Blake! We do not currently have plans for childcare but if you would like to come and need it, please email Alex@chathamchurch.org and we will arrange it.
Budget Vote on December 8th
The leadership team has been working hard to prepare a new budget for 2020. After experimenting this past year with a Jan. 1-Dec. 30 fiscal year, we have decided it is more strategic to return to a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. Accordingly, there will be a budget vote on Dec. 8th for a 6-month budget, getting us through June 30th. We will vote in June of 2020 for the July 2020-June 2021 fiscal year budget. Paper copies of the budget are available today. People who have signed the partner agreement are eligible to vote at our business meeting on Dec. 8th. If you're not yet a partner, there will be another Core class coming Dec. 14th.
Several weeks ago we let you know that the giving to the Operating Account was behind the budgeted amount for 2019...and you responded! Our budgeted giving amount for October was $63,000 and actual giving was $73,740. Thank you so much. If CCC is your home church, we invite you to consider making a year-end gift to the church to help us to finish the year well...in order to fuel our mission to connect people to God and to each other across Chatham County!
Do you love singing Christmas Carols? Come join our Christmas Cantata choir. We'll have an interest meeting on November 17th 3:30-4:30 at the PBO Campus in Chatham Mills. This for is for all music lovers 13 and over. For more information contact our Music Director, Maggie Stith at email@example.com
Come to the Manger - Chatham Kids way to celebrate!!
Kick off your holiday season with our annual, family-fun Christmas event: December 7th at Chatham Mills from 10:00-11:00 a.m. We'll have fellowship, fun, cookies, a service project, and a presentation of the Christmas story starring your favorite actors (ie. your kids and grandkids). For more information or to volunteer, contact Cynthia Dekaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Dedication Service November 17th
During the service on November 17th we'll be having a child dedication ceremony. This brief ceremony is a way to publicly indicate your commitment to raising your children up in the faith and it's an opportunity for the church to voice our commitment to supporting you in that good work! If you're interested in having your child dedicated, please email Michelle Stith: email@example.com.
Shop Amazon Smile and Make a Difference at CCC
Amazon Smile donates a small percentage of all purchases to Chatham Community Church. Every year we receive hundreds of dollars this way--over $600 since we initially enrolled! Thanks so much! Go to smile.amazon.com and make Chatham Community Church your designated charity.
Divorce Care: Surviving the Holidays
Separated? Divorced? Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Join us for our Surviving the Holidays seminar where you will learn how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, helpful tips for surviving social events, ways to give your kids a good holiday experience and how to discover hope for your future. We will meet Wednesday November 20 from 6:30 to 8pm at our Pittsboro campus. Please register in advance by contacting Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe at email@example.com.
November Elder On-Call
If you have a crisis or emergency and need help from the church for any reason, each month we will have an "elder on call" who will be glad to assist you. The elder on call will be listed in the bulletin each week and on our church website. To find it on the web site go to the home page look under "Ministries" and then click on "Congregational Care." For the month of November, Tim Hayes will be the elder on call. You can contact him via phone: (919) 629-9928 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.