Have you ever heard someone say that they've been blessed? What were they referring to? Most of the times I've heard that phrase it was in response to good things happening to them: loved ones gathering for a visit, a great new job, a beautiful home...
But when Jesus talks about the people who are blessed by God he talks about brokenness, grief, humility, and suffering. What's going on here?!
This Sunday, October 30th, we'll be looking at a very well known portion of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount as found in the book of Matthew: the Beatitudes. I hope you'll be able to join us as we try to understand what Jesus is talking about -- and the difference it can make in our lives.
Special Guest this Sunday: Supt. Greg Yee
This Sunday will also include a special visit by our Conference Superintendent, Greg Yee. Greg has led the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church for the past 3 years and he's excited to be able to join us in worship and bring a greeting from our Conference office.
I look forward for you to get a chance to meet Greg!
Trunk or Treat this Monday!
Once again CCC will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat event this coming Monday evening. For a number of years now we've welcomed families from our community to our church parking lot where we've parked our vehicles and opened our trunks like a mini neighborhood where kids can go from car to car and collect candy.
Why do we do this? Because our motivation is to build relationships with everyone around us. By being a part of the events and activities in our community, we build positive connections that God can use to allow us to share His love with them. Our deepest hope is that these families will experience new life in Christ -- maybe the seed that leads to that new life will be planted in the form of a mini Snickers!
You can still participate by bringing your car and passing out candy -- or simply come and visit with those who come. Following our Trunk or Treat event, Cascade Bible Church will be holding their Harvest Carnival. Spread the word to your neighbors about this great way to spend their Halloween evening!
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church