Sunday, 1/17: There will be no in-person service due to gym floor work (placing sports lines).
Baptism and Confirmation: 2020 candidates, please be on the lookout for baptism and confirmation information. Also, if you are interested in getting baptized or confirmed for this year please talk with any of the pastors or elders.
ICI donations: thanks to all who gave and donated school supplies to ICI.
2021 bible reading plans: We would like to encourage you to read the bible for the new year.
(1) 5 Day reading the whole bible plan (https://fivedaybiblereading.com/Bible%20Reading%20Schedule%202021.pdf) and
(2) 60 days the survey of the bible (https://www.thenivbible.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/60DayOverview_n.pdf). Creating mutual accountability will help!
Visitations through Zoom! The pastoral staff would love to see and catch up and spend some time praying together. If you are interested, please contact any of the pastors.
Saturday prayer meetings: 7:30am through Zoom.
In-person Sunday Service: The recent surge of Covid cases has raised important questions about Sunday in-person service. It is true that churches are exempt from the newly issued restrictions such as the 25-person capacity limit, but we don’t want to abuse or lose our privilege. Please help us to preserve this vitally important time by refraining from attendance if you or someone in your household is exhibiting symptoms, and by masking and distancing when at church. Please also pray for our church leaders as they discern how to maintain a safe and God-honoring Sunday worship.
Streaming Services: While we are trying to make in-person worship possible for everyone, we understand that for some it is best to worship from home. Our weekly Sunday service and our Noah’s Ark message will continue to live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy03f-xMvFxWW1r3mPi9Gpw.
Online Giving: You may now give to CEC electronically via Zelle/QuickPay (Name: Calvary English Chapel, Email: give (at) calvaryec.net or mail it to Calvary English Chapel (730 McHenry Rd. Wheeling IL 60090).
Missions Committee Meeting: Tuesday, 1/12 at 7:30 p.m.
Young Couple’s Bible Study: Wednesday, 1/13 at 8:00 p.m.
Small Group Leaders Study: Friday, 1/15 at 7:30 p.m.
Bilingual Bible Study: Friday, 1/15 at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible Study: Saturday, 1/16 at 8:30 a.m.
Online service and meetings: We cherish our time together as a church, and our Sunday corporate worship is extremely important. But after carefully considering the health risks to our church and community, and after listening to our church and civic leaders on the matter, the CEC and CPC sessions have agreed to temporarily close the church doors.
During this time, we will continue to worship corporately through a CEC streaming video feed. Bible studies and other group meetings are now also taking shape through Zoom and other online platforms. While its not the same as being together in person, we believe that these means can still provide meaningful nourishment and fellowship.
Many of you have answered the call to pray over this situation. Many have also found ways to serve the body with encouraging words, IT expertise, financial giving, and creative ministries. We thank you all!
Our prayer is that God will mercifully bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic and that his good purposes will be accomplished even during this calamity. We hope to meet together again just as soon as it is safe and possible.
With much love and concern,