Advent Social is December 10

On December 10, our Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Christmas dining room, with  beautifully decorated tables, delicious desserts served, the Christmas story read, beautiful music played, and all to be shared with favorite friends.

A cookie exchange has been added this year — so bring some of your favorite cookies to share, and take some others home with you!

Join us on December 10, following worship for our Advent Social!

We are currently looking for table hosts and hostesses. Contact Claudia Merck for more information and to sign up.

Advent 2017 at Christ Alone Church

Go on up to a high mountain,
    O Zion, herald of good news;
lift up your voice with strength,
    O Jerusalem, herald of good news;
    lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
    “Behold your God!”
Behold, the Lord God comes with might,
    and his arm rules for him;
behold, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense before him.
He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
    he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
    and gently lead those that are with young. ~ Isaiah 40:9-11

Join us at Christ Alone Church this Advent season, as we study and reflect on Jesus’ birth.

On Wednesday evenings, from November 29 through December 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join us in Fellowship Hall for a simple meal, and a devotional study of the Advent using the Psalms.

On Christmas Eve, we will have our normal worship service at 10:00 a.m., and then our service of Carols and Candles at 6:00 p.m.

Watch our website, Facebook page and Twitter for updates.

Popcorn & a Movie schedule – October-December

We are pleased to announce our Popcorn & a Movie Nights for the rest of 2017 – mark your calendars!

Saturday, October 21 – Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

Produced and just released by Haven Ministries’ Stephen McCaskell, this highly acclaimed 90-minute documentary will transport you back to the definitive moments that impacted the Church today. It will challenge you to a bolder faith and a greater passion to see the saving truth of Christ go into the world. (From the product description.)

Friday, November 17 – Alone Yet Not Alone

Seeking religious freedom in America, a devout Christian family from Germany settles in the peaceful Pennsylvania colony – only to find themselves caught in the crossfire of the French & Indian War. Following a merciless raid on their settlement, daughters Barbara and Regina are abducted, separated, then raised by their Delaware captors in the harsh Ohio wilderness. Now, only their devotion to each other and faith in the Lord can lead them through their darkest hours and back to freedom in this inspirational, true story. (From the movie’s website.)

Friday, December 15 – It’s a Wonderful Life

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born. In a nightmarish vision in which the Potter-controlled town is sunk in sex and sin, those George loves are either dead, ruined, or miserable. He realizes that he has touched many people in a positive way and that his life has truly been a wonderful one. (From IMDb.com)

There is no charge for this event, and popcorn and beverages will be served.  Feel free to bring some friends along for a enjoyable evening!

New Fall Studies and Classes

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.

Operation Christmas Child 2017

OCC National Collection Week

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.

 

Prayer Opportunities

Christ Alone Church is a praying church, and we have a number of prayer opportunities available to us:

Wednesday, September 6 – A Day of Fasting and PrayerThis summer’s study of the book The Power of Prayer and the Ministry of the Word, concluded with our crafting a list of “Marks of a Praying Church.”  From that list came the call for each of us to fast this coming Wednesday, September 6, and then join at 6:30 p.m., in the Victory Room (north end of the main level hall) for prayer.  We encourage you to join in this special time before the Lord.

Prayer Fellowship – Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.Our Prayer Fellowship meets in the Lounge (upper level) each Tuesday morning to pray for the needs of the church, our nation, and our world.

School Prayer NetworkThis is an opportunity to pray for our schools.  The School Prayer Network meets at the Marian Warpinski Center, 515 S. Monroe Avenue, Green Bay.  The times available are:

  • Mondays: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10-11 a.m.

 

Upcoming Popcorn & a Movie Nights

Please join us for our September and October Popcorn & a Movie Nights!

September 1: Joni

The award-winning story of a young woman who triumphed over devastating odds to touch countless lives the world over with the healing message of Christ. Includes photos and illustrations by Joni. In a split second on a hot July afternoon, a diving accident transformed the life of Joni Eareckson Tada forever. She went from being an active young woman to facing every day in a wheelchair. In this unforgettable autobiography, Joni reveals each step of her struggle to accept her disability and discover the meaning of her life. The hard-earned truths she discovers and the special ways God reveals his love are testimonies to faith’s triumph over hardship and suffering. (From the book description, which the movie is based on.)

September 22 – The Case for Christ

An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?

Now a major motion picture, Case for Christ, Strobel retraces his own spiritual journey from atheism and former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune to faith. Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. He challenges them with questions like, how reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. (From the IMDB and book description, which the movie is based on.)

October 21 – Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

Produced and just released by Haven Ministries’ Stephen McCaskell, this highly acclaimed 90-minute documentary will transport you back to the definitive moments that impacted the Church today. It will challenge you to a bolder faith and a greater passion to see the saving truth of Christ go into the world. (From the product description.)

Popcorn and beverages will be served, and there is no charge for these events. Join us!

Our New Church Year Begins September 10!

Our new church year begins on September 10 with our annual Welcome Back Sunday!

At Christ Alone Church, we believe discipleship is vital to everyone’s Christian walk, and we believe that Sunday School is an important part of discipleship.

We offer Sunday School for children and youth ages 4K-12th grade, and registration begins on Sunday, August 20.  Sunday School begins at 8:30 a.m.

This year, we are pleased to announce that we are offering two Adult Sunday School opportunities:

Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Do you have a basic understanding of Christ, but long for a deeper experience of Him?

Through clear biblical teaching as well as engaging stories our new study, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus by Max Lucado, will help you not only understand, but taste, touch and see the freedom, grace and joy that Christ provides.

Take this opportunity to explore and experience the indescribable riches of Christ’s love!  This 10 week study begins at 9:00 a.m. and if you have any questions or would like to attend, please see Mark or Nikki Pittman.

Reformation Study:  Do you want to learn more about why the Protestant Reformation happened and why it has endured for 500 years?

We live in a world that has been profoundly shaped by events that occurred in the sixteenth century. In addition to landmark developments in economics, government, and culture, this crucial century witnessed a powerful renewal of biblical Christianity.

In this installment of his journey through church history, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey brings to life the stories of those who dedicated their lives to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word in the Protestant Reformation.  This 14 week study begins at 8:30 a.m. and if you have any questions or would like to attend, please see Caroline Tromble or Jodi Buntin.

Please join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. and immediately following worship (beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m.), you are invited to our church picnic!

We have midweek offerings on Wednesdays:

Youth Group: Youth Group at Christ Alone Church meets each Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. for dinner and games.  From 6:30-8:00 p.m. we move into lesson mode.  Join us!!

The Youth Group at Christ Alone Church is for youth in grades 6-12 and is focused on Bible study and service  to our local community, to places in need in our country, and internationally with some fun included too! For more information, contact Youth Leader Joy Goeben.

Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies: Watch for more information about our upcoming study!  The Men’s and Women’s Bible study meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Popcorn & a Movie Night: Each month, we hold a Popcorn & a Movie night, where we enjoy popcorn, beverages and a family-friendly movie.  Watch our website and Facebook page for upcoming offerings!

Teaching Children Effectively Class (CEF)

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.

Popcorn & a Movie — June 30

Join us on Friday, June 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for Miracles from Heaven.

From the movie description:

Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers) lives with a rare, incurable disorder that leaves her unable to digest food. Despite the dire diagnosis, devoted mom Christy (Jennifer Garner) relentlessly searches for a way to save her beloved daughter. Everything changes in an instant when Anna tells an amazing story of a visit to heaven after surviving a headlong tumble into a tree. Her family and doctors become even more baffled when the young girl begins to show signs of recovering from her fatal condition.

 

Popcorn and beverages will be served.  Join us!