12 Ways to Develop Community at CNC This Winter

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Do more than visit church. Become involved. That's how friendships are formed.

Do more than visit church. Become involved. That’s how friendships are formed & deepened.

We are in the last days of winter. According to the calendar, March 20th is the first day of Spring, a little over 3 weeks from today.

But it doesn’t matter what season we are in, developing community (deeper friendships) at church is always timely. It should always be on our Community bucket list.

Here are some things to put on this bucket list

Community Bucket List

  1. Join a small group. We have groups for women, men, seniors, families, and one that is open for anyone. And there is a monthly book club.
  2. Start your own small group. Let Pastor Mike know of your interest.
  3. Host a small group in your home. It doesn’t have to be forever. You can host a study that is 6-8 weeks long.
  4. Eat with someone. Invite someone new or an old friend to your home (after church) for a meal.
  5. Use that phone. Get to know folks better by calling them. Work your way through the directory.
  6. Call Flora for more information. Your help is needed. And you'll get to know the nicest people.

    Call Flora for more information. Your help is needed. And you’ll get to know the nicest people.

    Be a volunteer at the C.L.U.B. This is a day program for adults with memory issues. Flora would love to hear from you.

  7. Volunteer at our once-a-month Neighborhood Meals. Barbara has these details. Besides helping that night, you could also cook/bake for the monthly meal, and/or donate items that are most needed (like clothes, bedding, toys).
  8.  There is something for the Seniors too. If you are in the 55+ age range, get involved in the PEP 55+ group. Call Pastor Susan for more information. The next PEP 55+ function is February 22, 2015. We will be meeting at Casa Ramos after the 2nd service.
  9. Youth Action. Attention all youth – your  groups meet on Wednesday nights at CNC. Middle Schoolers meet at 6:30 pm and High Schoolers meet at 7 pm. Of course Pastor Phil is the one with the answers for these events.
  10. RETREAT DATES. Sign up for Women’s Retreat on October 23-25, 2015 . To save your spot call Reggie. The Men’s Retreat is September 11-13, 2015. Call Allan to reserve your spot.
  11. Women’s Ministry is taking names for those who are able to participate as meal volunteers. We are developing a list of people who can occasionally take a meal to a family/person in need. Let Pastor Susan or the Church Office know of your interest. Or write a note on your Sunday Communication Slip.
  12. Get involved in Children’s Ministry. We can always use helpers and teachers. Our program ministers to kiddos from nursery – 5th grade. Tell Jessica about your interest in this area.

So the crux of the matter is, to develop deeper friendships with others, you have to spend time with them. It doesn’t matter whether this is time spent in a ministry setting, study setting, or around food.

Get out there and spend time with some folks! You won’t regret it.

NOTE: You can always call the church office (635-5992) to get more information about any of these areas.

Your Turn . . . Share how you develop deeper friendships at church.

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  • 1. Anita Ojeda  |  . at .

    These are great ideas for building community–wherever one might live and work and worship! I too often forget to reach out to others in meaningful ways. Thank you for the handy list!



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