Our Men’s Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, September 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 11 on the lower level. They will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, and will begin their year with a study of the Book of Ephesians. See study leader Tim Ferral for more information.
Our Women’s Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, October 4, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lounge. They will study the book, Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to be an Everyday Missionary, by Greg Finke. See study leader Maureen Mannion for more information and to sign up.
Leadership, and leadership development are something we take very seriously at Christ Alone Church. In our Leadership Development Course, our goal is to train godly leaders who will then teach others the truths of our faith. On Sunday, October 1, Pastor Ted will begin this fifteen week ambitious course. On that day, we’ll meet from 11:45 am. – 1:15 p.m. in Room 11 on the lower level. All members of the church are invited to participate because this course not only equips church officers (i.e., elders) but it also equips Sunday school teachers, small group leaders and others.
We ask you to pray about taking this step in faith development. On the Narthex table, there are copies of the curriculum book plus a sign-up sheet.
On Sunday, October 1, we’ll be starting the eight-week Membership Class for individuals wishing to join Christ Alone Church. Here, we’re interested in sharing the good news of Jesus with our next-door-neighbors and the world. We’re about knowing God and being faithful to Him. If you believe in the Church and would like to add your commitment to our kingdom-honoring work, we invite you to attend the classes, meeting from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (respecting the Packer’s game schedule) in lower level Room 11. If you think you would like to participate, there are materials and a sign-up sheet on the Information Table in the Narthex. Please pick them up at your earliest convenience.
Preparations for Operation Christmas Child are underway!
Coordinators Nikki Pittman and Karen Herber are collecting items (check Pastor Ted’s newsletters and the weekly projection for the items being collected). Feel free to assemble your own shoebox (click on the banner above for details), or pick up a shoebox at the church, and all shoeboxes are due back to the church no later than November 19.
The Teaching Children Effectively 1 Class begins July 22 at Christ Alone Church.
Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 is designed to offer a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching children based on spiritual and educational principles. This course provides the methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and immediately equips the believer to begin and sustain a ministry to children.
This class will be held on the following Saturdays at Christ Alone Church:
- July 22: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- July 29: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- August 5: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- August 19: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- September 2: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- September 9: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The cost is $150 and scholarships are available to qualified participants.
Register by July 14.
For questions or to register, contact CEF at eastcentralcef (at) gmail.com or text (920) 366-8838.
Did you miss the original Secret Church simulcast or the rebroadcast? Do you want to watch it again, or show it to some friends? Do you want all the answers to the workbook? They’re now available at Radical’s Secret Church ’17 site.
Did you miss Secret Church? Did you need to leave early? Did you want to hear it again? Join us in Fellowship Hall following the worship service (approximately 11:30 a.m.) for the rebroadcast of Secret Church. A limited number of study guides are available.
We held our inaugural 5K Run/Walk on April 21, and the Lord blessed us with a gorgeous day. We had 79 runners and walkers registered, and we raised about $2,000 for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wisconsin, Inc. East Central Chapter.
Glory be to God!
To view all the pictures, go to our album.
Check out our pictures from Friday’s Secret Church 17 simulcast!
We had 41 people attend this year’s simulcast, and we received a lot of positive feedback.
Watch for the date of our simulcast rebroadcast, and mark April 20, 2018 on your calendars for Secret Church 18.
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” ~ Mark 16:1-7 (ESV)
SCRIPTURE AND AUTHORITY IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISMFRIDAY, APRIL 21, 20175:30PM-12:30AM CDT(Please arrive at 5:00 p.m.)
THIS YEAR’S TOPIC
The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .
- How did we get this holy book?
- Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?
- How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?
- Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?
- How can I understand it?
Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions: Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated? Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?
During this Secret Church, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.
Study guides and refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event.
If you would like to attend, please send an email to info (at) christalonechurch.org with the names of people attending.
On the second and fifth Saturdays of each month, Christ Alone Church hosts a community breakfast, where anyone in need of a meal and/or companionship is invited! We have been involved in this mission initiative for about three years, where a wonderful community has developed, we have made many friends, we have heard and prayed about many needs and concerns, and we have had opportunities to share the gospel.
Here are the workers from this morning’s breakfast:
The next breakfast will be Saturday, April 8, from 8-10 a.m.