Coronavirus Update from CCC
In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it says “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You, O Lord.” We know that should be our posture at all times, but it’s especially true in the turbulent times of the Coronavirus. Here is our weekly update about things you need to know concerning Christ Community Church. The Elders are now meeting weekly to pray for you and plan ahead. Know that we are doing everything we can to maintain our community over our social networks. We love you. Please don’t hesitate to call the church office if you have any needs.
We are following the Governor’s orders concerning what’s allowed in regards to group meetings and Social Distancing. As you are aware, he recently banned the meeting of 50 or more people for the next 30 days and schools will be closed until at least May 15. Christ Community Church will be following the Governor’s requirements. Therefore, Christ Community Church will not be meeting together until we have been notified otherwise by the Governor.
I am sure you have heard the phrase “Social Distancing does not mean Social Disconnecting.” We are continuing to connect socially on a number of different platforms which are listed below. Please follow us and stay connected to our community.
Things You need to know
Sunday and Sermon
Thank you for your encouraging feedback about our Sunday sermons. We will continue to send you links to the sermon and other worship resources on Sunday mornings at 6:00 am. We hope these resources will help you in your Sunday worship and nourish your soul while we are temporarily apart.
Prayer and Personal Needs
We realize the Coronavirus is creating a great deal of stress and fear. We also realize for some of you, this is creating a financial hardship. We want to be sensitive to your needs, so please let us know how we can pray and serve you over the coming weeks. The best way to communicate this would be to contact Carley by email.
Many of you have asked about how you can continue to give to the church during this unprecedented event. The easiest way is to move your giving online. Currently, about 40% of our giving comes online and we are hoping to move that number to 75%. If you are not familiar with how to give online, please follow this link to the CCC website. If you are uncomfortable with giving online, please feel free to mail your check to the CCC Office (4555 Fairview Drive Wilmington, NC 28412). We deeply appreciate your generosity.
We realize that the financial burden of the crisis will outlast the virus itself. Therefore, we are doing everything we can right now to reduce our expenses. We want to be good stewards of the resources God has provided through each of you.
In addition, we will be utilizing Flocknote, a text messaging service, as another means of communication. If you are not signed up, text “CCCInfo” to 84576. You will automatically receive a confirmation text message. Any time CCC sends out an update via Flocknote, you will receive a text message.
We are taking the governor’s recent request for social distancing seriously, and we hope you do the same. Therefore, for the next two weeks, most of the staff will be working remotely. If you come by the office during regular hours, there may or may not be someone here to receive you. The best way to communicate with the staff is to email them directly or call the office. Since office hours will be limited, it may take longer for phone calls to be returned, so email should be your first line of communication. You can find an email address for each staff member by clicking this link to go to our “Staff” page.
Some of the additional resources sent in the Sunday morning email are from RightNow Media. If you are not signed-up in RightNow Media, this is a great time for you to become familiar with this very helpful tool. If you do not already have an account, click here to create one and gain access to RightNow Media.
– New Hanover County has provided a list of resources during this time. Click this link to access the list.
-The Gospel Coalition provides a great deal of helpful resources you can use for yourself or your family. Click here to access The Gospel Coalition Website. For example, this is a great video Q&A with Joni Eareckson Tada and Nancy Guthrie titled “Suffering, Healing, and the Hope of Eternity” or the article “6 Ways to Lead Your Family in Isolation.”
One of the most critical challenges for the church community is having to exercise social distancing. This goes against the grain of how we are wired to care for one another. One of the many things we will all miss is conversations with people we may only see once a week on Sunday mornings. Therefore, we are challenging you to make three phone calls each week to people in the church that you don’t regularly contact with.
If you are a member but do not have the Instant Church Directory app on your phone, you can download it using this link. To gain access, you will need to create an account using the email you provided or originally gave the church. It will ask you to create a password. The app is for members of Christ Community Church. If you have any trouble accessing the app, please contact Carley.
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You, O Lord 2 Chronicles 20:12