In 1996 the Seattle Seahawks were purchased by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen for $200 million. Since the previous owner, Ken Behring, had been threatening to move the team to southern California, Allen became an immediate hero to the Seahawks fans (unlike Clay Bennett who moved the Sonics to OK City!!).
Among Allen's interests is sports. He also owns the NBA's Portland Trailblazers and is part-owner of the MLS Seattle Sounders FC. But being the owner of these teams doesn't make him an athlete. I'm sure that none of the players would look to Allen for advice or an example of how to play on the football field, basketball court, or soccer pitch. He's just providing (and receiving) the money.
We're all on God's Team, His Church, and we, too, have an owner. Similar to billionaire Paul Allen, our owner, in the words of the old chorus, "owns the cattle on a thousand hills; the wealth in every mine." But unlike Allen, our owner is the perfect example for us to follow as we "play the game of life" as Christ-followers and part of His Body. In fact, Paul writes in Ephesians 5:1
"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children."
This Sunday, October 22nd, Steve Ludeman will be sharing what it looks like when we imitate our owner. Take a few minutes and read Ephesians 5:1-14 in preparation for what Steve will be sharing.
Trunk or Treat is Coming!
Once again CCC will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Halloween night in our front parking lot from 5-6:30. The idea is to create a "mini neighborhood" in the form of decorated vehicle trunks from which kids can collect candy. It's a fun event that is always well attended by our community - especially since we're strategically located right next to a prime Trick or Treating neighborhood!
We need your help to make this a success. Here are some different ways you can participate:
And following Trunk or Treat, head down to Cascade Bible Church for their Carnival!
Have you wondered what exactly a "Covenant Church" is? Have you wanted to learn about how CCC came into existence? Do you wonder what church membership means?
Well, we're offering another chance to learn the answers to these and other questions through our "Exploring Church Membership" class. On Sunday afternoon, November 12th, from noon to 3:00 pm, Pastor Jeff and Tami will host this class in their home. We'll share lunch, hear stories, watch some short videos, and give you the lowdown. There's no requirement to join the church after attending, but this is the pathway to formally affiliating with CCC as a church member.
Contact Pastor Jeff to let him know of your interest or for further info.
A Special Visit with Carrie Abbott of the Legacy Institute
On the weekend of October 28-29, Carrie Abbott, founder and President of The Legacy Institute, will be with us along with her husband, Greg. Here are the various opportunities you and your children will have to interact with her:
Encouragement for Parents (parents only, please)
Saturday, Oct. 28th, 3:00-5:00 pm @ CCC
Jr High & Sr High ONLY Event
Saturday, Oct. 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Cascades Bible Church
Sunday, Oct. 29th, 10:00 am @ CCC
Carrie will share briefly during our morning Worship Celebration
Tweens (ages 10-12) ONLY Event
Sunday, Oct. 29th, 12:30-2:00 pm @ CCC
We will be hosting classes for grades K - 6th on Sunday afternoons beginning on Sunday, Oct. 29th and continuing for 5 weeks.
Contact Mandy Schmekel for more information (997-0595)
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church