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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas to you from everyone at CA.  May the joy of the Lord, the love of God and the peace of Christ be yours this holiday season and always!

Parenting Conference with Mark Hamby

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January 23-24, 2015  Register Now!

Mark Hamby

Mark Hamby (M.S., M.Div., Th.M., D. Min. cand.) is founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries. There are five branches which Mark oversees: Lamplighter Publishing, Lamplighter Theatre, Lamplighter Guild, Lamplighter Life-Transforming Seminars, Lamplighter Moments Daily Radio Broadcast.

Mark lives in NE Pennsylvania with his wife, Debbie. They have been married for 33 years and have three adult children.  Interviewed on numerous national programs including Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and Moody Bible Network’s Prime Time America, Mark’s biblical instruction for parents and children make him a popular speaker for seminars and conferences.

As an author, speaker, and Bible teacher, what Mark enjoys most is helping his audience remove the mask in order to expose the heart. Through storytelling, role models, and the life-changing power of God’s Word, Mark’s audiences learn that there is nothing impossible with God.

The conference starts at 7:00-8:30 PM on Friday, Jan. 23. On Saturday, Jan. 24 it opens at 9:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.   Cost is $10 per person, $20 for couples to be paid at the door.  Childcare, refreshments, and meals are included.  A special training class on etiquette and respect will be held on Saturday, led by Mrs. Abigail George of the George School of Protocol for children ages 7-12 at no extra charge.  Registration is required and there is no charge to register.  Space is limited.  Register Now!

Christmas Sermon Series

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Prophecy & the Incarnation

The Old Testament is filled with prophecies of the future.  There are over 300 specific prophecies about Jesus.  Many have to do with the circumstances surrounding the incarnation. It is amazing to read them and see how they came true.  Jesus truly is “God with us.”  We’re ending 2014 with this series of teachings examining the prophecies, the prophets, and the fulfillment as God came to earth to save a hurting and dying world. Please join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for this special holiday series.  Nursery and Children’s Ministry are provided for children up to age 10.  Dress is always casual.

 

Book of Acts

Sunday mornings we’re reading through the Book of Acts.  Join us as we take a tour through the exciting story of the early church!  Sunday worship is at 11:00 AM.  Nursery and Children’s Ministry are provided.  Dress is always casual.

Neighborhood Chili Cookoff

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This Saturday at 4:30 PM CA is hosting a Chili Cookoff for our immediate neighborhood.  If you live near the church you’re invited to participate!  Please register here.  Neighbors are encouraged to bring entries of your best chili.  Everyone will be given a scorecard and a prize will be awarded for best chili.  Live music is also provided.  Call 919-471-0220 for more information.

PrayDurham

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Want to join Durham’s prayer initiative to have all 6000 of Durham’s streets covered in prayer? PrayDurham was launched at this year’s National Day of Prayer. You can sign up and commit to pray for your street, your neighborhood, your workplace, or wherever you feel God has called you to pray. What would happen if thousands of Christians in Durham were praying together for our City? Click on PrayDurham and fill out the form. It’s that simple. You can also sign up for periodic email progress reports and view the interactive map once it is online. PrayDurham. Join us and be a part of this great prayer movement.

National Day of Prayer

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On Thursday May 5th, 2011 the National Day of Prayer will be observed in Durham with a noontime gathering for Christian prayer at Duke University Chapel. The prayer service will be held from 12:00-12:50PM. A free catered lunch for attendees will follow in the Bryan Center. Duke Chapel is located at 401 Chapel Drive on the Duke main campus. Parking is reserved in the Bryan Center parking lot. There is a small fee to park. The National Day of Prayer event is sponsored by BlessDurham and supported by CA. For more information go to www.blessdurham.org or call 919-251-6187.

What an event!

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Blacktop Games sponsored on Saturday by Christian Assembly, Comunidades de Formacion Cristiana, United for Christ Church, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Braggtown Baptist was a great success! Approximately 500 people participated in the event including celebrity guests Phil Ford of UNC and Chris Carawell of Duke, members of Durham Fire, EMS, & Police, and our own Rev. Kevin Ross, aka Irvin D. Clown, of Ross Family Ministries. It was an amazing representation of Jesus’ Church in Durham and everyone did a great job of loving our neighbor!

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“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

Several years ago singer Joan Osborne asked the musical question, “What if God was one of us?” What if God already answered that question in person? What if Jesus was both God and human as the Bible says? It’s a big idea and one that deserves our attention. If it is true then we might need to rethink our ideas about God, nature, human existence, life, death, good, evil, body, soul, spirit, and what else might be out there beyond our experience. As the world considers the birth of a very special baby at Christmas, we’re going to consider what the incarnation meant to mankind then, and especially to us today. Come and join us for the conclusion of this series this Sunday at 9 & 11 AM.