Easter Sunday Services

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From Daniel Kain…Once a year, at Easter, we remember the miraculous power of God raising His Son Jesus from the dead.  For the follower of Jesus, it is the reminder of our hope that the same power will raise us up to eternity in His presence, when our life is through.  But, Resurrection Power can have an impact in our lives every day of the week.  Come for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am.

9:00 am – Remembrance Service (communion)
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Fellowship time
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Worship Service
(There will be no Sunday School on Easter)

New in the Library

Counterfeit Gods

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
By Timothy Keller

In this timely book, Timothy Keller explains from Scripture how only God can wholly satisfy our cravings for happiness and how our deceitful hearts can turn good, wholesome things into idols that drive us.  Using classic Bible stories, he reveals the key to understanding our society and transforming our own minds.  Check it out!


Child Abuse Prevention Workshop

Child Abuse Prevention Workshop

On Sunday, April 14, the Children’s Ministry will be holding a Child Abuse Prevention Workshop.  This is not a mandatory meeting, but if you are a ministry leader, teacher or helper of any age who is involved with children in any way, we’re asking you to attend this workshop.  It’s important to understand the kind of risks we face today in our effort to protect both ourselves and the children under our care.  The workshop will be held downstairs in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Sunday School hour and will last approximately 2 hours.  Lunch and childcare will be provided.  Please RSVP to Shawn Hudak by April 7 if you plan to attend so enough food can be provided (both for you and your children).


Calling All Men

Resolution for Men


A new Men’s Study on the book “Resolution” will begin on Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.  As a lead-in to this study, we invite you to join us for a time of fellowship with breakfast and a viewing of the film “Courageous” on Saturday, March 23.  Breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the movie will start at 8:00 am.  Please RSVP for the breakfast to Shawn Hudak, John Dudley, or Peter Fisher by Wednesday, March 20.

New in the Library

Just Do Something

New in the Library this week is a small book by Kevin DeYoung on finding God’s will in your life.  It is called: “Just Do Something:  A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will – or – How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.”  The title says it all.  Check it out!

Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt

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The Pioneer Club is sponsoring an Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:45 pm-8:00 pm.  All children of Christian Fellowship are welcome from 4 years of age to 6th grade  (under 4 years, bring a parent).  Come to the side yard of the church to enjoy an Easter talk from God’s Word, crafts, cookies to frost, eggs to color, and an egg hunt.  Wear jackets and sneakers.

Credo singing on March 24

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Credo from Cornerstone University will be singing and leading worship during the 9:30am service on Sunday, March 24.  Our own Nick Burner is a member of this eight-member vocal ensemble that specializes in sacred and secular a cappella music.  Their repertoire ranges from madrigals to contemporary popular songs, including hymn arrangements and vocal jazz.  Credo – Latin for creed (noun) or I believe (verb) – strives for excellence with the goal of glorifying God through music.

Coffee and Conversation

Thursday evening, 17 of our women gathered at the home of Carol Stanik to enjoy “chocolate” and conversation.  The chocolate fountain was a success and we had more than enough goodies for dipping.  Besides the hot chocolate, coffee and tea, we decided to have something healthy like vegetables and cheese.  We found that they also dipped well in the chocolate.  This was our first musical gathering as many of our women burst into impromtu TV/movie songs (you can’t do that at Panera!).  Everyone joined in to see who could remember all the words.  What a wonderful way to spend the evening.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, March 3 during the Sunday School hour (there will be no Sunday school).  Please plan to attend since we will be discussing the new budget and other church matters.  In order to vote, you must be a doctrinal signer, at least 18 years of age, and have attended Christian Fellowship regularly for at least one year.  The lists of DFF (Desire for Fellowship) signers who are eligible to vote are posted on the bulletin board outside the coat room and on the main name tag table in the foyer.  If you would like to sign a DFF form, please see one of the elders.

International Dinner

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The American School for Women and Children will be hosting an INTERNATIONAL DINNER on Thursday, February 28, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Calvary Bible Chapel on Alexis Road.  This fundraiser features the cooking of the students at the school and costs $5.00 per plate for adults/$3.00 per plate for children 10 and under.  Come and enjoy great food, great fun, and great fellowship.  You may RSVP by Monday, February 25 to ritika@asfwc.org.