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THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT FEW SUNDAYS AT CMCC

Series: Seeing the Church
11 Nov: A Place of Honor (Pr. Mike Riley)
18 Nov: The Treasure is in the House (Pr. Simon Carey)
25 Nov: Mike’s Farewell to CMCC (Pr. Mike Riley)

JAM VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Join us on Saturday, November 10th, from 10am-noon, 2nd Floor Raintree Center, Charoen Rat Rd, Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300

JAM Training will include:

  • Overview of The Gospel Project Curriculum and JAM Volunteer expectations
  • Connecting With Kids training
  • Ministering to kids with special needs – by Becca Schafer (to be confirmed)

Refreshments will be provided! RSVP: JAM@cmcchurch.org

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: BLESS CHIANG MAI 2018

Please join Thai Christians in Chiang Mai in a worship and prayer service for Chiang Mai and Thailand on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m at the Payap University Saithantham Hall (Maekhaw Campus).

MEALS IN HOMES

Food!  Fellowship! Fun!  A winning combination!

Join our CMCC family for a time of getting better acquainted over a meal!

When:  either Friday or Saturday evening, November 16 or 17

Where:  in our homes

How it works:  once you have signed up, we will contact those who are able to host to let them know who will be coming for dinner.  The host will then determine the menu:  have everyone bring a dish to share (what we call a “potluck” meal) … OR maybe order pizza and everyone shares the cost… OR whatever you decide!  The host will then contact their participants… and a lovely evening of food, fellowship, and fun ­­follows!

Please let us know

  • if you would be willing to host a meal in your home — and how many people you can accommodate
  • if you are interested in attending a meal in someone’s home — and how many people, including the number and ages of children
  • how we can contact you (name, phone number, email address) with further details

The Fellowship Committee

We hope to see you there! Either sign up at church… or send an email to fellowship@cmcchurch.org.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON NOV 19

Following the service on Nov 18 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.

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.

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.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE NEWS

It’s Christmas time again!  Well…. not quite yet; but the Outreach Committee needs to make plans for the annual Carols by Candlelight Pageant to be held on the evening of Friday December 14th, 2018.

You now have a chance to let us know how you might be involved in a musical and/or acting role for that program. Please fill out the green form that will be available from the ushers on Sunday. If you are away right now, but will be here in December and you want to know more, please contact us at outreach@cmcchurch.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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).