May 4, 2020
News and Updates
Let Her Works Praise Her
As we anticipate Mother's Day this Sunday, the dads in the church made the video below in honor of the mothers in the church. Please feel free to share it to invite your friends and family to our livestream on Sunday.
Mother's Day Invitation
We have created a PDF for you to print and hand out to your family and friends to invite them to our Mother's Day livestream.
Mother's Day Q and A
On Monday, May 11, we have a Q and A planned for moms and visitors who may have questions after the sermon and media promotions. It will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Please sign up here if you're interested on being available for a panel.
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
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].
Current Help Needed
- Planned Parenthood Ministry. Transportation was found. We are working on options to help with the living need. Please give to the Mercy Fund to participate in this support.
- Looking for Work. Two weeks ago, a twenty-something father was laid off recently from a plumbing/remodel job. He did not respond to the Gospel, but shared the prayer request to “not become homeless” since he got laid off. He was on the phone with a staffing agency while waiting outside. If you might have a lead, please contact Ben Ito. Update. A good temporary job has been found. Please continue to pray for the Gospel witness.
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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.
Logos Bible Software Class (Two Sessions)
Over two Mondays (May 4th and May 11th) Ben Ito will show you how he uses Logos Bible Software, or other online software, to study the Bible. Owning Logos is recommended, but not required. Click on the image below to Register.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
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.
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.
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.