God & Man – Men’s Conference

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LAST DAY! The CA Men’s Conference, God & Man is being held this morning (Saturday) 9:00 AM-Noon with a continental breakfast at 8:00 AM. When you come you will hear from men who have succeeded in the fight all Christian men are facing today. Pastor Dub Karriker, Judge James T. (Jim) Hill, GCI leader Michael Cotten, and Pastor Ron Butler are our speakers. These leaders are equipped to provide the tools men need to be a true Man of God in the situations they face daily.

The best part of this conference is that it won’t take a lot of your time. It won’t take a lot of your money; it only costs $5 per session. You’ll get breakfast and the book, “How to Get Promoted” by GCI leader, pastor, and author Michael Fletcher. How sweet is that? You’ll also meet other men who are seeking the same thing you are. Best of all, you’ll get better connected with God. You’ll understand what He is asking of you, and you’ll learn how God will help you succeed.

If you need more information, just email us or call us at (919) 471-0220. This conference is open to all men age 12 and up. Just show up at the door. We want to see you there!

Church History Course

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The CA School of Ministry (ChASM) Winter Quarter Course starts January 11th.

Title: Church History
Dates: Friday evenings, from 1/11/08 through 3/21/08.
Time: 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Cost: $50, which includes the course textbook; there is a significant discount for additional family members sharing books.
Deadline: You must register by December 30 (this Sunday) in order to get the textbook on time. After this, there is an additional $20 late registration fee.
Description: This course covers the history of the Christian church from the rise of the imperial Catholic church until the charismatic revival of the 20th century. Particular attention is paid to forces and events leading to the Protestant Reformation.

For more information or to register, click here or call Jim Harford at 919-620-9283.

Good News!

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In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord. This will be a sign for you; you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among men with whom He is pleased.” ~ Luke 2:8-14 NAS Bible

From everyone at CA, Merry Christmas!

C4

The CA family Christmas event, Christmas Carols, Candles, and Cookies (C4) is happening this Friday night at 7:30PM. There will be readings from the prophets and the New Testament regarding the birth of Jesus Christ. Mixed media and Christmas carols will accompany each of the readings. Near the end everyone will light candles and sing together in a joyous conclusion to this worship event. And then, the cookies! Everyone should bring their favorite holiday treat and we’ll end around the table sharing the joy of Christmas together. We hope to see you there!

Light of the World

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With candles, lights on trees, houses, lawns, and wreaths, Christmas is a time of light. Did you know the Bible says that Jesus is the Light of the World which enlightens every person? You may have heard of the movie, The Golden Compass. The story is set in a dark world and it centers around a mystical instrument called the “Alethiometer” (or Golden Compass) that discerns the truth behind every question and situation.

The quest for truth is a noble endeavor. Of course, The Golden Compass is a fantasy. Jesus is very real. He was born, He lived, He died, and He rose from the grave. Jesus said that He is, “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Would you like to know more? Come this Sunday morning and you’ll hear the true Christmas story that is more fantastic than any movie.

Our services are at 9:00 and 11:00 AM with nursery provided during the message at both services. Our children’s ministry, Kingdom Quest, happens at 11:00 during the second service for kids ages 3-12. We hope to see you there. Merry Christmas!

Announcements & Upcoming Events

What’s Going On This Week…
·Food Pantry, Thursday, Dec. 20th, 3:30-6:00 PM
Christmas Carols, Candles & Cookies, Friday, Dec. 21st, 7:30-9:00 PM

Mark Your Calendars:
·CA Men’s Conference, Jan. 15-17

Our Nursery Staff for 12/23/07:
Ruth Urban & Josh Robinson

Hungry?
Our Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 PM, up the hill
behind the church. Call the office at 471-0220 for more information.

Emergency Prayer Chain:
Marrie Bigelow 477-0745
Erna Bell Gordon 620-8418

Peace

When Jesus was born the angels proclaimed, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” Have you ever wondered where peace is to be found on the earth? Christmas and peace have a special connection. This Sunday we’ll examine this announcement and see what it means to us today. Services are at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, with our children’s ministry, Kingdom Quest, meeting during the second service. Nursery is provided during the message at both services.

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If you want or need peace, come and find it at CA.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

What’s Going On This Week…
Drive-Thru Christmas, Dec. 12th-15th, 6:30 PM
· Food Pantry, Thursday, Dec. 13th, 3:30-6:00 PM
· WOTT (Women of Titus Two), Friday, Dec. 14th, 9:30-11:30 AM

Mark Your Calendars:
· Christmas Carols, Candles & Cookies, Dec. 21
· CA Men’s Conference, Jan. 15-17

Our Nursery Staff for 12/16/07:
Saundra Littleton & Tom Minton

Hungry?
Our Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 PM, up the hill
behind the church. Call the office at 471-0220 for more information.

Emergency Prayer Chain:
Marrie Bigelow 477-0745
Erna Bell Gordon 620-8418

What Does The Drought Mean?

Durham is in a drought of biblical proportions. Without a miracle, we’ll be out of easily accessible water in less than 60 days. Wait a minute…OUT OF WATER? Sobering words. Which begs the question, why would God, the One that gives rain, be holding back? Is He trying to tell us something? We think so. If you are concerned about this and want to hear more, listen to the audio sermon below. You’ll hear the message we believe God is teaching us. Then please join us as we pray for rain.

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