P Isaac & Gloria’s daughter got into a major car crash last Saturday (6/12). She survived the crash, but her car was totaled. P Isaac asks that we pray for her recovery, and that all insurance matters may be settled and that there would be no adverse legal issues. P Isaac and family support during stay in the US: Anyone from CEC wishing to give a one-time donation to help cover expenses for P Isaac & Gloria during their stay in the US can do so by completing the donation form at dbip.org/donation-portal and indicate in the “Note” section that their donation is to be earmarked for the Shaws living expenses while in the US.
Confirmation on 6/27: We will be ministering confirmation next Sunday.
College Group Bible Study will take place on Fridays at 7:30pm at the church cafe. For more information, please see P Joe.
Wheeling Food Drive: Thanks to all who donated! We collected 835 items! A special thanks to the Community Service committee for organizing.
CEC Softball: If anyone is interested in some fellowship and softball please reach out to Don or Mike.
2021 Summer Retreat: July 9-11th. Please use the link below to register for the retreat. The registration deadline is June 25th. The entire registration fee will be subsidized by CEC. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Mark. Hope to see you there! https://form.jotform.com/71328449684164
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 or meeting in person: If you are interested, please contact any of the pastors.
Saturday prayer meetings: 7:30am through Zoom.
In-person Sunday Service: For Sunday worship, in-person gym capacity will be increased from 70 to 100 beginning May 9. Also beginning May 9, children in attendance are invited to assemble in the fellowship hall for in-person Noah’s Ark ministry during the adult sermon time. These will result in some changes to the SG pairings and should allow for in-person attendance every three weeks instead of every four. As with the current rotation, you will receive an email invitation when it is your turn to attend.
Streaming Services: 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).
Bilingual Bible Study: Friday, 6/25 at 7:30 p.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,