May 11, 2020
News and Updates
Planned Parenthood Outreach
A couple days ago, I (Ben) was thinking about how the providence of God has really guided our church into this ministry. Before Covid, we were doing outreach at Planned Parenthood, Sac State, Arden Mall, K Street, UGM, Hiram Johnson, and gearing up for more of the same. But when Covid happened, all those other opportunities sort of vanished, and our energy funneled into ministry outside of Planned Parenthood, and seeking to do it well. The story below happened on March 3, 2020 (just before quarantines), and it has since then, proved to one of many special stories we know, and according to APC, one of many stories we don't know. This last Tuesday, our church had 11 people on the sidewalk! Please read Proverbs 24:11-12, and consider how you might support this ministry in prayer, proclamation, participation, and/or giving (to the Mercy Fund below).
Since last week, we have opened up a Mercy Fund to set aside giving for the needs that come up in our ministry to the afflicted, including the couple we shared about recently that changed their mind abortion. Here's how to contribute towards it:
- Go to our Subsplash Giving Page
- Enter the amount, and click Next. (Sign-in if necessary)
- Under Fund, click the drop down box and select Mercy Fund.
- Follow the prompts
Church Q and A
What's Next? Please join us this Sunday at 1:00pm as we give an update on how we are moving forward as a church, and answer your questions and concerns. Click here for details, and anonymous question link.
Church family, if you are in need, we want to remind you that there is a form located here and on the Quarantine Page, to help you communicate your need. Please. If you are in need, your members desire to love you.
The Children's Devotional
Tonight (Wednesday), we are doing the Family Devotional for you and your children unpacking what was taught in the Sunday School Video. View the details and signup here, or go to our Children's Ministry Page.
Computer (Coffee) and Counsel
The Coffee and Counsel time has been temporarily moved to Saturdays, from 9:00am to 10:00am on Zoom. Please register here to be included on updates.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Book of the Month: Proverbs
It is not coincedence that we have chosen Proverbs as our book of the month, as it contains so much instruction in how to think of mothers (and fathers).
You need wisdom. You will need more wisdom in the days to come. Especially in trials, James tell us to ask/seek for wisdom (James 1:5) and God will give generously. Indeed He has; in the book of Proverbs and complete in Christ (Col. 2:3). Church, there are 31 days in May, and there are 31 chapters in Proverbs.
We challenge you to read one chapter of Proverbs on each corresponding day (Chapter 1 on May 1st, Chapter 2 on May 2nd, Chapter 14 on May 14th, etc.) and share something with someone. You can can share within your fellowship groups, or you can share you thoughts on social media using #wisdomshouts and #proverbs[chapter].
If you miss the sound of the CBC body singing like we do, listen to this set that was recorded at Hiram Johnson three weeks before quarantine. It has the sound of the chairs and everything.
If you are having trouble accessing our church "meetings" on Zoom, Leslie Ross has kindly made these resources for you. Thank you Leslie!
Quarantine Care Package Page
As a reminder, we have centralized our primary resources for remaining connected in Quarantine, including the following devotionals by our Pastors. You will find them at https://citybiblesacramento.com/quarantine.
Church Center App
Saints, for Group Messaging between Members, we want to highly recommend the Telegram App. Click the image below to view details to download it.
Did you know that one of the easiest, and most passive ways you can help the advance of the Gospel, is by interacting with our Church social media presence (and other ministries). Even a simple "like" will help put our posts in the view of your non-believing friends. Comments are better in Facebook, since they equate the comments with popularity.