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."
Trunk or Treat is Coming!
We need your help to make this a success. Here are some different ways you can participate:
- Sign up your trunk! Decorate it in a simple or elaborate way - your choice. There are lots of ideas on sites like Pintrest or you can talk to Jenni Tissell or Naomi Murray for suggestions. The key is to have candy to pass out to the kids.
- Provide candy for the event
- Come and interact with the families who attend. There will be plenty of opportunities to have friendly conversations with folks who may not be sure about church or church people. God can use you to help bridge the gap as we bless them!
And following Trunk or Treat, head down to Cascade Bible Church for their Carnival!
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
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)