This Week's Events

Thu. Oct. 30 - Sun. Nov. 2
Missions Emphasis Weekend

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Sunday Schedule

Worship & Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 AM
   
Evening Education 6:00 PM
30
Oct
2014
"Too Busy..."

It’s quite funny in a peculiar way to think that all our modern conveniences were designed to “save us time” and “simplify our lives.” I have several treasured books that were written and published in the 1800’s and quite often the authors refer to the “harried pace of the day.” People are busy, people are lazy, people are distracted, people are crazy. I know you have a lot going on, I do too. I think people have always been busy, I guess the question is, What is that busyness producing?” If we are simply staying busy to avoid something that should really be dealt with, we ought to stop. If we are staying busy because we are too afraid to stop, we ought to stop. If we are staying busy to keep people happy and “keep up impression”, we ought to stop. However, if we are busy pursuing righteousness, holiness and peace, we ought to stay after it. If we are busy loving God and people, we ought to stay after it. If we are busy spending life, we should stop long enough to figure out how to invest it. Getting tired is normal; what are you getting tired for…does it matter? I have an ulterior motive in writing about this today. This weekend is our Missions Emphasis and our Missions Task Force and Staff have planned a couple of extra events for the weekend that I hope you will attend. Saturday Night we’re having a time of worship and dessert we call “New Song Café.” Sunday Night, we’re having a guest speaker named Bill Brittain who is going to talk about how we can bring hope to hurting children and families. We’re trying to establish a culture of adoption and foster care here at CBC and believe that men like Bill can inspire us to do more in our community than “take a stand.” It might be better if we lend a hand! Dr. Ishak Ahmed will be preaching on Sunday Morning; I know you’ll be blessed by this brother from India—God is at work. I know you’re too busy for all this but I’m asking you to make time for it because I think it will be helpful and edifying for you. “Back in the old days, a missions conference would meet every night of the week.” I can’t imagine doing something like that in these days but I do think this time of special emphasis will be a beneficial if you could take a little extra time and join us. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to read this—I hope to see you Saturday night and Sunday AM and PM this weekend….

 
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  • Worship:  A lifestyle of love and devotion to God.
  • Connect:  A lifestyle of love and commitment to others.
  • Grow:       A lifestyle that is producing the likeness of Jesus Christ.
  • Serve:      A lifestyle of service for Christ within the body and in our community.