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Sunday Services on 26th September
Morning Service at 11am
This Sunday morning, Angus Jamieson will continue in the series: “Following Jesus: growing as disciples of Christ.” The Scripture reading is Colossians 1:28-2:5. Sermon title: “The goal of a disciple maker”.
All are welcome. We hope you will be able to join us. Please book in advance by signing up here.
Evening Service at 6pm
This Sunday evening, we will continue in the series: “Growing in prayer”. Pastor Alasdair will speak to us. The Scripture readings are1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and Ephesians 6:18. Sermon title: "Praying in the Spirit".
Kidzone (age 0 - P6)
Our Kidzone meets during the morning service. Please join us on an adventure as we read the Bible together and find out about the Greatest Story Ever. Each week at Kidzone we will be reading a part of the Bible, finding out what happened and what God says to us through it. We’d love for families find a wee bit of time each week to explore this together through the Family Bible Course, written by Andrew Ollerton and his family.
The family link for this week's chapter of the Greatest Story Ever is here. We will use a timeline at Kidzone so there’s no need to print anything! Just watch, read, chat and pray together.
For more information, contact our family and children's worker Nicki Hutchison.
Prayer at CCC
Growing in prayer is central to all we do and as part of this we recognise the importance of praying for and with each other as we worship together and rebuild our community. If you would like prayer after any of our morning or evening worship services, or during the week, we would be delighted to pray for with you. You can speak with Pastor Alasdair, one of the Elders or Janet Logue after the services and they will arrange this for you. You can also contact us by phone or send us prayer requests by email. Contact Pastor Alasdair or Janet
All of our services are streamed online. In addition to finding these on Facebook and YouTube, you can find the services directly on our website. Please follow the links below to join the service on our website
If you have missed a service, you can catch-up at any time by following this link here
What’s Happening at CCC (Click on the event below for more details)
Advance notice for next Sunday
Next Sunday morning (3rd October) the Loch Ness Marathon is taking place in Inverness. Due to temporary traffic restrictions that will be in place around CCC, please note that the roads will be closed from around 10.25am-10:50am. As a result, we will be serving teas and coffees prior to the service commencing instead of after the service. Please come along and enjoy some fellowship together before the service.
Teas and Coffees will be served from 10:15am. Please aim to arrive just after 10:15am, as we have no control over when the roads are closed.
Full details of the traffic restrictions are contained in this link here.
Raising Faith Parenting Course
‘Raising Faith’ is a 6-session DVD course from Care for the Family and is designed to give parents and carers the opportunity to share their own experiences, listen to wisdom from guest experts and learn from each other as we explore simple ways we can weave faith into everyday family life.
It will take place in the Church House with coffee served from 7:15pm and the session starting 7:30pm until 9pm on the following dates: 20th September; 27th September; 4th October; 1st November; 8th November; 15th November. There will be a break for the October holidays.
Please book on ChurchSuite here and speak to Tracey Ross or Nicki Hutchison for more information.
Good News Club
Every Wednesday during term time from 3rd November to March 2022, 6-7pm
Open for pupils from pre-school to P7 age group
This weekly outreach club is an opportunity to share God's love with the children in our community through an hour of bible stories, craft, games and so much more. If you would like more info or sign up, contact Nicki Hutchison.
It is an exciting time to be part of the Kidzone children’s ministry team as we continue to seek God’s guidance as we rebuild our community. Currently our team is small, and we would love for it to grow! Please contact Nicki if you would like to be involved in the Kidzone team. She would love to hear from anyone willing to be an extra pair of hands to those who would love to lead sessions. There will be opportunities to pray as a team, learn together and serve our children and families.
Contact Nicki Hutchison for more information.
Opening time: Monday-Friday from 9.30am till 2.30pm during school term
Invite your neighbours, friends and family and encourage them to come along for great coffee, lovely home baking and tasty snacks. Lunches are served from 11.30am - 2pm. If you have any enquiries, please contact Marion McInnes, our Coffee Shop manager, for more information.
Kidzone & Youth Fellowship Facebook Page
We would love to connect parents of our children and young people together through our new private Facebook page.
We aim to share what we’ve been discussing on a Sunday in our breakout groups, useful resources for family life and nurturing faith and also to provide a forum that will support us all as a community as we seek to share the Gospel and disciple the next generation.
We warmly invite all parent of children and young people within our CCC Sunday community to sign up.
Please look us up and ask to join!
Homegroups are a great way to grow together in our faith and to form friendships in the church family. Over 100 folk attend these groups.
Fellowship, bible study, prayer, pastoral support, and fun are important aspects of our home groups. Many groups use social media to keep in touch, so it’s easy to know what’s going on.
If you are not part of a group but would like to get involved, please contact Jeff Howarth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch Club for over 50s
Every Wednesday during term-time, 12:30pm in the creche room
The lunch club is restarting on Wednesday 22 September. Come along and join us for soup and bread, pudding, tea and coffee, followed by a 5-minute Bible talk. The suggested donation is £3. If you would like to be collected, please ring the church office on 01463 222795. If you would be able to help with catering once a month or could pick people up each week to attend, please contact Hazel Ferrier
Ladies' Bible Study
Tuesdays during school term time, 10am-11am at CCC
This term we will continue in our study of the book ‘Jesus – The One and Only’ by Beth Moore.
If you would like to join the group, please contact Alison Mackenzie
Prayer Triplets for Men & Women
Over lockdown many men and women have been really encouraged by meeting together in threes to share their lives, pray and walk alongside each other. Frequency of meetings vary but often this is meeting just monthly over coffee or food in homes or at the church. If you are not part of a prayer triplet and would like to learn more or to connect with others, contact Janet (for women) and Danny (for men). If you would like a short book on what a prayer triplet looks like, and the difference Spiritual Friendships can make, please contact Janet to get a copy. We hope to share testimonies of how prayer triplets have really made a difference to people’s Christian walk so watch this space!
Tuesday Night Prayer, Fellowship and Bible Study for Seekers or New Christians
Would you like to join a small group of ladies as we learn about God, learn to pray with others and read the Gospel of John? We run a relaxed and informal group where you can ask questions, get to know other women, and become more confident in your faith. We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday 7-8:30pm in the café area of the church. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served 😊 If you haven’t been at a Bible Study group before this is a good place to start. Get in touch with Janet Logue or Doreen Campbell for more information or if you would like to come along. Open to any women of any age or stage in their Christian walk.
CCC Ladies Get-Together
For walks, friendship, food and fellowship
Get in touch if you would like to be added to a WhatsApp group connecting CCC ladies for walks, coffees, breakfasts and fellowship. Contact Janet on 07741284817 or by email, and she will add you to the group. All women of any ages welcome 😊
CCC 20s and 30s Group
CCC has a social 20s and 30s group who meet on the last Saturday of the month. If you're looking for a relaxed setting in which to get to know people better - please look for updates for events in the e-newsletter, or join the "CCC 20s and 30s" Facebook page for regular updates on events. I'd really recommend joining the Facebook group if you can as there are sometimes more informal events posted periodically by group members that you could also get involved with. You can also get in touch with Hannah McGillivray (one of the group leaders) if you have any questions.
Care and Support at CCC
Following the difficult period of the pandemic and at the start of a new term many of us might be feeling tired, anxious or unsure about what lies ahead. If you would like someone to talk to in confidence, do reach out as we would love to walk alongside each other as we seek to grow in our walk with Christ. Contact one of the Elders, Pastor Alasdair, your home group leader or Janet at the Pastoral Care Team for an initial confidential conversation.
We are continuing to offer Listening Ear support to reach out to our community. Listening Ear phone number: 07908 402344. After the pandemic, there is huge need for people to have a Listening Ear as they struggle with loneliness, isolation, uncertainty and pressure. Please contact Janet if you would like to support the Listening Ear Service as we seek to grow our team and reach out. This could be through joining a prayer team, supporting with administration or with the ministry development.
We are also prayerfully looking for male team members who can support men in the community who need a Listening Ear. We are seeing an increase in the number of men looking for support. Full training and support would be given. Contact Janet for an initial conversation on 07741284817
The gardening group meets on Friday afternoon's at 2pm. Any interested helpers are welcome for a time of fellowship and garden work. No knowledge or skills are required.
If you are interested in helping with our church garden, please contact Anna Maria.
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Rising Strong through prayer and worship
Come and join us for our Women4Women event where we will join together in prayer and worship. It will be a time to focus on God through worship and prayer, collectively as women with time for individual and reflective prayer. We will start with tea/coffee and fellowship at 10am and start the event at 1030am. The praise will be led by our own women at CCC. Women of all ages welcome - feel free to invite friends. Masks will need to be work and covid safe procedures followed.
Contact Janet for further information.
We look forward to seeing you all!
From Other Christian Organisations...
Shoebox Appeal 2021
It is that time of the year when our thoughts to to supporting Blythswood with their shoebox appeal to help them to help vulnerable communities across Eastern Europe. More information can be found here Shoe Box Appeal 2021 | Blythswood Care
Highland Foodbank Harvest Appeal
Harvest is a time when we remember God’s goodness to us, and also reflect on our responsibility to express his love to those in our community and in our world who are in need. Here is a list of items the Foodbank is particularly short of just now, and would appreciate donations if you are able to help this Harvest.
Support for Parents, Families and Couples
Care for the Family is running a series of events online this autumn. For more details, please visit their website here.
If you would like any more information or talk to us about how we can support you as a family at this time get in touch with Pastor Alasdair, Janet or any of the Elders.