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A Generous Church: A Historic Day in the Life of Community!

This past weekend was truly a remarkable, milestone weekend in the life of Community Christian Church!  As you’ve likely been reading on this blog (or hearing about in service), this weekend we did something we have never done before at Community.  We devoted the entire service to four teams of the Jesus Mission and then we […]

Posted by: Julie on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Risks and Opportunities…

Ok, I have to brag a bit on my new friend and esteemed colleague Ed Bahler.  Ed came out to Community this past Monday to lead us in a day-long vision/strategy session regarding an opportunity we are exploring in the nearby under-resourced community of East Aurora.  We gathered together a group of a few staff leaders from Community, a few […]

Posted by: Julie on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Celebration Generosity – RSVP for a Vision Dinner!

I could not be more excited about what is coming up at Community in three weeks!  On April 19/20, we are devoting the entire service to Celebration Generosity!  Celebration Generosity is our initiative to: Help the 20% who live on less than a dollar a day Reach the 67% who have not yet found their […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, March 31st, 2008

Join us for Easter!

Okay, so I’ve gotta brag on Community a little bit… I just received this graph from our finance director David Girdwood, and I am so amazed at what God has done through the years through the people of this church!!  The graph at the right shows the Easter attendance each year at Community throughout our […]

Posted by: Julie on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Ever Done a Shopping Fast?

  Ever done a shopping fast?  No, I don’t mean ‘shopping fast’ in which you shop quickly for your most coveted items!  I mean a shopping fast – in which you fast (or abstain) from shopping for a selected period of time.  Many of you are likely familiar with different types of food fasts.  Food fasts challenge […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Generosity in Action

 This picture is one of the best results of generosity I’ve ever experienced!  Did you know that our 190-person launch team for the Plainfield launch personally sacrificed not only their time, their hearts, and their talents – but also their resources?!  It’s true.  Our Plainfield launch team, led by Brad and Anne Prunty – who sacrificed significant […]

Posted by: Julie on Sunday, March 9th, 2008