Living a Life That Proclaims “He Is Risen, Indeed.”

Living a Life That Proclaims “He Is Risen, Indeed.”

Luke 24:5 NIV “In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Easter Sunday this year was a sunny, beautiful day. Hope and sunshine wafted through the air as we celebrated...

Holding on to the Hope that Fills and Fulfills

Holding on to the Hope that Fills and Fulfills

The beginning of a new year is usually a time of renewed hope as we move forward into new chapters and fresh beginnings. It’s usually a time of resolutions and big plans for the months ahead. But, not after a year like 2020. Loss, big and small, was the theme of last...

Learning to Trust the Lord’s Pace for Our Race

Learning to Trust the Lord’s Pace for Our Race

Running has always been a part of my life. While I would go through spurts of not running, I always seemed to find my way back to it. After my son was about 10 months old, I laced up my shoes again for my first run in almost two years. So much had changed since my...

Black History Month 2021: Celebrating African Americans of Faith

Black History Month 2021: Celebrating African Americans of Faith

Week 1: Start the Conversation As we begin Black History Month, start by considering why this month is worth honoring and celebrating. Below is a blog written by Gwen Walker, a long-time CCC member who has contributed so much to our church. We're so grateful for her...

Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

Spend time today remembering Martin Luther King Jr. from his own words. As we celebrate MLK Day, we invite you to take time today to remember this vital historical figure from his own words. Below you will find opportunities to watch, listen, and read Martin Luther...

The Gift of Christmas Music

The Gift of Christmas Music

I love Christmas music. Well, maybe it’s more the lyrics of Christmas music that has my affection. My conscience is not offended to hear songs about Santa Claus or reindeer or snowmen or chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But, truth be told, my favorite Christmas...

Even There, God’s Presence Is with You

Even There, God’s Presence Is with You

Psalm 139:10 “Even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” After my son was born, I went through an unexpectedly dark season. In a time of immense joy, a dark fog descended on my heart as I battled postpartum depression. I remember feeling...

Moms Together

Moms Together

Hey moms, join us as we hear from Whitney Heitmeyer as she shares for our virtual Moms Together! Moms Together is a monthly gathering where mothers in all stages of life can connect, enjoy some time with other adults, and hear a relevant message. While we wish we...

The Ache and Anticipation of Advent and Why It Matters

The Ache and Anticipation of Advent and Why It Matters

Christmas season is almost here, and with it a new season of Advent. If you are anything like me, you may have found yourself wondering at one time or another: What exactly is Advent? Advent (derived from the Latin word adventus which means “coming” or “arrival”) is...

Simply Christmas

Simply Christmas

In a year that has been anything but normal, I’m finding it difficult to focus on the upcoming holidays. How about you? Does the thought of Christmas coming bring you joy or fear? Let us talk about how to make Christmas a season of joy. Years ago, the Christmas theme...

The Importance of Sabbath Rest for Our Weary Souls

The Importance of Sabbath Rest for Our Weary Souls

We know from the Bible that Sabbath rest is an important discipline for any Christian. But, with busy schedules and stressful mornings, getting to church can sometimes feel like just another thing on an ever-growing to-do list. If you have ever felt this way before,...