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THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT FEW SUNDAYS AT CMCC

22 Oct: God’s Grand Story – Captivity and Coming Kingdom (Pr. Mike Riley)
29 Oct: Youth Sunday (Pr. Hannah Bechtold)
5 Nov: Communion Message (Pr. Simon Carey)

COMBINED INTERNATIONAL CHURCHES FUN, FEASTING AND FELLOWSHIP EVENT

Saturday, November 18 starting at 4 p.m.

Spit roast and picnic on the First Thai Church grounds starting at 4 p.m.

Craft fair where several ministries will be selling their crafts. Good time to shop for Christmas gifts and support local ministries as well.

Collection for Refugees:  We will provide a bin where you can drop off your used clothes, shoes, toys and other useful household items (that are in good working condition) for refugees.

Worship service at 7 p.m.

Tickets are 50 Baht per person – available on Sundays at church.

Please bring picnic food to share (salads, sandwiches, savory snacks or desserts.) Bring serving utensils as well.

SCIENCE AND FAITH UNPACKED

Is science a gift from God, or the enemy of faith? In this series of meetings we will explore questions on the relationship between science and faith throughout history, up to and including the present day. Hearing from leading scientists who are also believers, we will consider what science might mean for our faith, and what faith contributes to science.

Saturday 4th November: Beyond reason? Science, Faith and the Universe

Saturday 18th November: An Accident in the Making? Creation, Evolution and Interpreting Genesis

Saturday 25th November: What is Science for? Playing God and Creation Care

All meetings are at the Raintree Center from 10 am to 12 noon.

Facilitator: Dr. Graeme Ritchie

 

TIME TO UPDATE YOUR INFO FOR THE CHURCH DIRECTORY

Have you moved or changed your phone numbers and email addresses this year? Are you not yet listed in the present church directory? Please send any information/changes to directory@cmcchurch.org by Oct 30th. Include your name, name of spouse, names and ages of children, address, phone(s), e-mail and photo (optional). This directory is for all associated with CMCC.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OCTOBER (MONTH OF THE THAI KING’S FUNERAL)

NOW-29 OCTOBER – Please wear mourning clothes (black or white or subdued tones)

21-24 OCTOBER – All entertainment activities to cease

25 OCTOBER – Only documentaries on the King will be broadcast on TV

26 OCTOBER – Live broadcast of the King’s funeral

27-29 OCTOBER – Only documentaries on the King will be broadcast on TV

30 OCTOBER – Everything goes back to normal. Cessation of mourning clothes.

CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE KING

Please join Thai Christians at a Christian memorial service for the late King Bhumibol.

Date: 20 October 2017

Time: 6 to 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Central Festival Mall (outside area)

WOMEN’S RETREAT 2017

Theme: Let Your Light Shine!

Venue: Horizon Village Resort

Dates: 10 to 12 November

Registration is now open! Go to the Women’s Retreat post here for more information and for the link to the registration form. Registration closes on 5 November.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON NOV 19

Following the service on Nov 19 there will be a semi-annual Congregational Meeting. Please note that only members are allowed to vote. If you wish to become a member please fill out a membership form available at the Newcomers’ Table and return the form to Pastor Simon or Pastor Mike.

BLESS CHIANGMAI 2017

Please join Thai Christians in Chiang Mai in a worship and prayer service for Chiang Mai and Thailand on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Chiang Mai University Convention Center.

WEDNESDAY WOMEN IN THE WORD

Our 2017 Fall Bible study sessions have started.  We are meeting (as usual) at the CMCC Center, on the 2nd floor (formerly called Raintree).

The schedule and books we will be studying are as follows:

Wednesday Morning 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

This group is studying Daniel – Kingdom of Dreams, by Matthias Media interactive Bible studies written by Andrew Reid and Karen Morris.

“The book of Daniel contains some of the Bible’s most vivid and unusual stories.  It’s an exciting read, but a disturbing one too. What are we to make of Daniel’s dreams and visions? And what does Daniel have to say to us in our age? Set during the exile of God’s people in Babylon, the book of Daniel gives us a dramatic account of how God provides his people with hope amidst adversity. It’s the story of God’s faithfulness to those he loves.”

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee and fellowship!

Wednesday Morning 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The two study options are:

1.  Romans 1-7 for You by Tim Keller

“Join Dr Timothy Keller as he opens up the book of Romans, helping you to get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today. Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Timothy Keller’s trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart.

2. Praising God through Prayer and Worship by Kay Arthur

“With this inductive study of Psalms, readers discover and experience the psalmists’ beautiful, heartfelt expressions—in prayer, in confession, in grief, and in praise―of their love for and devotion to God. As readers learn to observe, interpret, and apply the text themselves, their personal prayer times grow more profound and worship experiences more fulfilling.”

Write to wednesdaywomen@cmcchurch.org for more info.

Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This group is using a DVD and discussion-style study by Priscilla Shirer called, “He Speaks to Me: Preparing to hear from God”.  These studies focus on characteristics for listening to God found in 1 Samuel 3.

 “Are you longing to hear God’s voice, but feeling disconnected? God wants to speak directly to each of His beloved children, not to just a few “spiritual elite.” Priscilla Shirer looks at God’s call to Samuel and uncovers six characteristics essential for hearing from God.”

This group meets on the ground floor of the CMCC Center (formerly called Raintree).  Sandra Saowaporn is the contact person for this group and can be reached at saowapon@gmail.com for any questions.

CMCC SMALL GROUPS

As many of us are in transition, or are far away from our family and friends, isn’t community what we all need here? The small groups provide a wonderful place to connect to God and to each other. We have a desk next to the welcome table where you can get more information about our small groups. They come at various times, locations, activities, sizes, and shapes so there should always be one that fits you like a glove. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the groups: smallgroups@cmcchurch.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE WELL

Go to http://www.thewellintl.org/events/ for more information about upcoming events.

CMCC EMAIL LIST

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DAILY PRAYER MEETING

Do you have a burden for the people of Chiang Mai to come to the Lord Jesus Christ? Can you commit to some time of prayer? Weekly? Daily?

We come together for the sole purpose to seriously pray for the people of Chiang Mai to come to know the Lord and to experience His amazing grace and love.

Every Monday-Saturday, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at CMCC Center (2nd floor). You can come for any length of time or the whole hour as your time permits. Thai and English speakers (or any other language) are welcome. Email: prayingforchiangmai@gmail.com.

PRAYER TIME BEFORE CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAYS

You are encouraged to come and pray each Sunday from 3.30-4.00 p.m. in the small chapel to the left of the main sanctuary (behind the Newcomers’ Table).