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THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT FEW SUNDAYS AT CMCC

Advent Series

16 Dec: Walking in Love

23 Dec: Dwelling in Joy

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL 2018

CMCC’s Advent Devotional 2018 entitled “Lighting the Darkness” (written by our very own CMCC community) will be on sale at church on Sundays. Come and read along with the church family and get extra as gifts for friends and family. 40 B per copy.

For CMCC folks who are away during this season, Click here for the link to the online devotional. And click here for the front cover of the devotional: cover.

JAM Christmas Play

All JAM kids, 3 years to 6th grade are invited to be in the JAM Christmas play on December 23rd.  Play practice will be every Sunday at 4:30 pm in the JAM room.  In December, play practice will start at 4:15 so the kids won’t miss the lighting of the advent candles during church.  More information will be in the JAM weekly newsletters and on the JAMily Facebook page.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela via email, JAM@cmcchurch.org, or talk to her after church.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Come join in a musical community Christmas pageant at the Gymkhana Club Golf Course on Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. It’s a Chiang Mai tradition!

Experience the meaning of Christmas through a creative, one-of-a-kind drama in song in a beautiful outdoor setting under the stars. Children who want to dress up (as shepherds or angels) should get there early! All are welcome to observe and/or participate!

CMCC family, please bring a plate of Christmas goodies to share!

 CAROLING AT BANGKOK HOSPITAL

CMCC has once again been invited to help Bangkok Hospital celebrate Christmas by providing groups of carolers and special music for the lobby area. This year’s date is Friday, December 21 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. You do not have to stay for the entire day; we will arrange people into groups to fill time slots throughout those three hours. Remember that this is a very casual but fun event – you don’t have to be extra-talented to join in a group of carolers to sing Christmas carols, and even your young family members are welcome to participate! If, however, you have an instrument specialty or would like to join with a specialized vocal or instrumental group, you also have that option.

If you’d like to participate this year, please email Debby Witmer at debby.witmer@internationalministries.org.


Christmas Services at Chiang Mai Community Church

Christmas Eve Family Service

Sun, Dec 23, 3.45 p.m.

Christmas tea followed by Special Christmas Program

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Mon, Dec 24, 11 p.m.

Christmas Day Service

Tue, Dec 25, 10 a.m.

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 ASAP. 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.

NEW TO CMCC?

If you are new to CMCC, please visit our Newcomers’ Table outside the left door of the sanctuary to receive a Newcomers’ Pack. This pack includes information on CMCC as well as a booklet called “Helpful Hints for Getting Settled in Chiang Mai.”

ARE YOU A CMCC MEMBER YET?

Have you been attending CMCC regularly? If so, you are encouraged to apply for membership at CMCC. There are 2 types of membership.

1. FORMAL MEMBERSHIP is for those who do not have a home church membership elsewhere and desire to make Chiang Mai Community Church their home church.

2. AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP is for those who have a church membership elsewhere but desire formal recognition of membership in Chiang Mai Community Church for the period of local residence.

Please fill out a membership form which is available at the Newcomers’ Table and return it to Pastor Simon or Pastor Mike.

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.

SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY

Social Concerns Committee of the CMCC has the privilege of deciding how church monies will be distributed to those in our community with particular needs. Each month we review the needs that have been submitted and pray together about how to distribute the funds. The committee provides financial assistance for hospital expenses, difficult or emergency circumstances, scholarships for education, and love gifts to those in ministry.

If you know of anyone who needs support for an unexpected or problematic situation, please contact the Social Concerns committee at helps@cmcchurch.org or see Jane Arnott, Social Concerns Chair.

FREE EVANGELISM LITERATURE

In order to help you be more fully equipped for this special assignment from the Lord, the Outreach Committee has a table outside the front of the church on Sundays, with free resources available for you to distribute.  Please come by and take what seems suitable for those in your sphere of God’s love. It’s all FREE!

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).