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Sunday Connections


10:00 AM Every Sunday

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Sunday Connections


10:00 AM Every Sunday

WHAT ARE SUNDAY CONNECTIONS ALL ABOUT? 

It’s simple:  Adults connecting with God, with each other, and with God's mission in the world!
Enjoy coffee or a cold drink with the whole church after the first service in the From Room. Then, adults gather around campus at 10:00 AM in Connections. Opportunities also available for junior high, and high school students at 10:00 and children at 9:50.

 

SepTEMBER 9 - December 9 :: FALL Connections

COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT (18 to mid 20’s)

Grab some coffee and join other young adults in the cafe area as we reflect on the Bible and discuss how it intersects with life's biggest questions. Led by Chris Andresen, Shannon Lucas, and Scotty Lucas. Meets in the Front Room.

THE BRANCH (late 20’s to early 40’s)

The Unhurried Life: Amid a face-paced and frenetic culture we have a suspicion that there must be a different and deeper way to live. Based on the book by Alan Fadling, we will consider together what it means to “journey out of the fast lane into the unhurried rhythms of Jesus” where gratitude, slowing, and savoring reorient our lives. Join us as we ask how the way of Jesus calls us to reconsider work, rest, relationships and productivity.  Zach Riley and Annie Dunn will be leading.  Meets in 201D

BUILDERS (40’s to early 50’s)

Soul Keeping: What exactly is the soul? And how do you care for it? “The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.”  Join us this fall in Builders as we view and discuss “Soul Keeping,” a video series by John Ortberg. Ben and Amy Carlson will facilitate a soulful time together.  Meets in 203D

LIVING STONES (50’s to early 60’s)

Colossians: Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians, “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (2:6-7). Join us the fall in Living Stones as we follow Paul’s advice to be rooted and built up in Christ together as we dive into this rich epistle.  Led by Ben Middleton. Meets in 105D

WISER TOGETHER (60+)

1 Samuel:  Join us this fall as we study the sweeping narrative of 1 Samuel, a book that begins with the instructive story of the prophet Samuel, goes on to detail the tumultuous career of King Saul, and culminates with the emergence of King David, “a man after God’s own heart.”  In all of this, we will be asking how God is speaking to us and our hearts through these profound and surprising stories. Led by David Woodford. Meets in Pearson Hall

GENERATIONS (all ages)

Psalm 145:4 proclaims, “One generation commends your works to
another; they tell of your mighty acts.” Come share life and wisdom with adults of all ages. The conversation will center on the pastoral message of the day and ask two big questions: What is God saying, and what are we going to do about it? Led by the Generations Team. Meets in Fireside

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (ALL AGES)

Grow practically and spiritually, be inspired, and create a real financial future for you and your family.  Learn and progress through Ramsey’s 7 financial “Baby Steps”. 10 Week Long Sunday Connection/ 10-11am/ Starts Sept. 9th/ $109. More info and sign up at: https://fpu.com/1065591.  Led by Joe Muratore. Meets in 107C

                                               

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Alpha


Alpha


Exploring What It Means to Follow Jesus

The Alpha Course is a 10-week introductory course designed for those who are exploring the Christian faith, new to the church, or those who simply desire to grow in their walk with the Lord.  Alpha is a great way to meet other people.  Each week begins with a meal, followed by a video and small group discussion.The following topics are some of the sessions covered during our time together: 

  • Is There More to Life Than This?

  • How Can We Have Faith?

  • Who Is the Holy Spirit?

  • Who is Jesus?

  • Why and How Do I Pray?

  • Why Did Jesus Die?
  • Why and How Should I Read the Bible?

For more information about Alpha go to www.alphausa.org

The Alpha course coincides with our excellent Wednesday night children's activities including choirs and clubs that are filled with friendship and fun, as well as a great way for your child to grow in his or her young faith.  For more information on children's Wednesday night programs, click on the Children's page.

TO REGISTER: 

Our Alpha class starts September 19th at 5:45pm and includes dinner.  We'll meet in Room 105 D. Contact stacy.hilliker@mcclife.net or the church office (527-4110) for information. Please let us know of your childcare needs when you call.

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Life Groups


Life Groups


LIFE GROUPS

LIFE GROUPS

MCC sponsors a network of Bible study groups that meet in various homes on various nights during the week. These groups offer rich experiences of spiritual growth, relationship building and support. Each group pursues a study focus of their choice and the study sessions include Bible study and discussion, prayer and support for each other. If you are interested in joining a group or starting one fill out the form here.

 

NEW SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY

Are you in your 30s or 40s and looking for a deeper connection at MCC? Mandy and Omar Torres will be hosting a small group Bible study focused on the characters of the Old Testament, which will last for 8 weeks.  No prep necessary, just show up!   We'll be meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, beginning September 20th.  If you're interested or have questions call Mandy Torres at (503) 929-2797 or email her at mandy.torres.81@gmail.com

 

LIFE GROUPS FOR WOMEN

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 AM in the Fireside Room
Check back for fall start date and topic
                                        Kay Haley: 523-0607
                                        kehaley@sbcglobal.net

TNT - TRUTH ON TUESDAY
Tuesdays  9:30-11:30 AM in 105 D
Check back for fall start date and topic                                          
                                   Melinda Riley: 522-3576  
    Carole Phillips: carole.g.phillips@gmail.com

If you would like more information or would like to sign-up for one of these Women's Spiritual Formation  groups, contact the people listed or email to info@mcclife.net

 

LIFE GROUPS FOR MEN

THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER :: Here’s a rich time of prayer, prayer for each other and prayer for the needs of the congregation.

Meets every Thursday morning, 6:15-7:30 AM in the Fireside Room.

 

Life Group Interest Form


Life Group Interest Form


Are you interested in starting or being a part of a life group community?  Let us know what you are thinking and we'll follow up with you!

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Women Ministries


Women Ministries


Mission Statement

We exist to glorify God by encouraging women to develop their potential as designed by God. We achieve this by sharing God's love through a nurturing environment of spiritual growth, service, fellowship, and support.

Women ministries offers many different opportunities for women to be built up in their faith and to serve the Lord, each other and the community.  

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

These groups are designed to equip women of all ages to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ in our families and communities…allowing God to shape us by His Word as we share our lives together and pray for one another.

 

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 AM in the Fireside Room
Check back for fall start date and topic
                                        Kay Haley: 523-0607
                                        kehaley@sbcglobal.net

TNT - TRUTH ON TUESDAY
Tuesdays  9:30-11:30 AM in 105 D
Check back for fall start date and topic                                                      
                                   Melinda Riley: 522-3576  
    Carole Phillips: carole.g.phillips@gmail.com

 

MISSION SPRINGS WOMEN'S RETREAT 2017: September 15-17

Click here to register or for more information

 

OUTREACH MINISTRIES   

For more information on any of the women's OUTREACH MINISTRIES contact info@mcclife.net

 

SUPPORT MINISTRIES

SPIRITUAL MENTORING ::  A one-on-one ministry of women who are spiritually mature connecting with women desiring to grow in their faith (minimum three month commitment).  If you are looking for an opportunity to be mentored, to be a mentor, or maybe even both, then this is the ministry for you!

PRAYING MOMS ::  Moms meeting with other moms to pray for children of all ages.                       

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."  2 Timothy 2:15

  • Mondays - Moms meet early in the morning at 6:45 AM in the library.
  • Tuesdays - Moms meet at 11:30 AM in the library.

 

For more information on any of the women's SUPPORT MINISTRIES contact info@mcclife.net

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Men's Ministries


Men's Ministries


 

Group Studies

THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP :: This group meets at 6:15 AM in the Fireside Room for a time of prayer for one another. This has proved to be a rich time of support for the group, as well as a time of prayer for the needs of the congregation. Contact Bob Morgan or email at info@mcclife.net for more information.

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP :: BSF provides systematic instruction and personal study of the Bible. This year, the study will be Revelation.

Men's Evening Group meets on Tuesdays, 6:50-8:45 PM, at Centenary Methodist Church. Begins on September 15. For more information, contact Brad Ferrini at july2675@pacbell.net.

Mission Springs Men's Conference :: Spring 2018

Calling all Men. Join 400 other men for a weekend of impact, challenge and fun as we spend time in worship, fellowship, and growing in our faith journey. It is guaranteed to “Ignite” your soul. Go to www.missionsprings.com for more information or to register. 

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Covenant Life Ministries


Covenant Life Ministries


PURPOSE STATEMENT

Covenant Life Ministries helps people practice the life God intends for every person.  This Covenant Life is rooted in the forming grace of God and enables all people to overcome hurts and negative habits and live life set apart for a morally and mutually committed relationship to God and to others.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinder and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

Covenant Life facilitates small group studies, support groups, workshops, seminars, and mentoring relationships in the the areas of:

  • Marriage & Family
  • Grief Recovery
  • Addiction Recovery/Mentoring
  • Christ Honoring Life Skills
  • Conflict Resolution/Peacemaking

Below are upcoming CLM opportunities.For more information email us at info@mcclife.net or call the church office, 527-4110.

  • GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.  It's a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss.  This can be a recent loss, or one that you have been dealing with for a long time. Registration is $15 (scholarships are available).

What You Can Expect at GriefShare:
Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion.  A GriefShare workbook assists you with note taking, journaling and grief study.  The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses just like yours.

During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.  Join us as we help each other cope with the loss of a loved one and ultimately receive hope for the future.

GriefShare Sessions

  • Living With Grief
  • The Journey of Grief
  • The Effects of Grief
  • When Your Spouse Dies
  • Your Family and Grief
  • Why?
  • The Uniqueness of Grief, pt. 1
  • The Uniqueness of Grief, pt. 2
  • God's Prescription for Grief
  • Stuck in Grief
  • Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, pt. 1
  • Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, pt. 2
  • Heaven

For information go to www.griefshare.org or email Nancy Switzer at nswitzer7@gmail.com 

 

 

  • DIVORCECARE

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.  Led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help, DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Registration is $15 (scholarships are available).

Lasting 13 weeks, each meeting will start with a video then move into a discussion time. DivorceCare is set up to allow attendance at any point during the 13 weeks.  

Divorcecare Sessions

  • What's Happening to Me?
  • The Road to Healing/Finding Help
  • Facing My Anger
  • Facing My Depression
  • Facing My Loneliness
  • What Does the Owner's Manuel Say?
  • New Relationships
  • Financial Survival
  • KidCare
  • Single Sexuality
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Moving On, Growing Closer to God

For information go to www.divorcecare.org or email Terry Lewis at tglewis59@gmail.com 

 

 

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Care


Care


STEPHEN MINISTRY

MCC is part of the national Stephen Ministry network of churches. Through Stephen Ministry we offer the services of Stephen Ministers, lay men and women who have received 50 hours of training and come alongside individuals who are dealing with hospitalization, terminal illness, unemployment, disabilities, spiritual crises or other life challenges. The goal of Stephen Ministers is not to fix but to listen, encourage, and support as people move through these kinds of difficult life seasons. These relationships are men with men and women with women and are confidential. If you feel you would benefit by talking with a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office at 527-4110 or email at jeff.norman@mcclife.net. You will get a better explanation of the opportunity a Stephen Minister represents and we can then arrange a visit with one our Stephen Leaders. For more information about Stepehen Ministry go to www.stephenministries.org. 

TRAINING

Stephen Ministry trains people to come alongside those who are hurting to help them through their time of need. The training is 50 hours covering topics such as listening, assertiveness, confidentiality, maintaining boundaries, dealing with feelings, how to begin and end caregiving relationships, and using distinctively Christian caregiving tools. The training is thorough and practical and prepares the trainee to be a competent and sensitive caregiver. There are currently 17 individuals serving as Stephen Ministers at MCC, but we need more. A Stephen Minister training class is being planned for this Fall. If you would like to be used in this way in the life of an MCC brother or sister, please contact the church office at 527-4110, and they will put you in touch with one of the Stephen Leaders. You may also stop by the table outside the foyer on Sunday mornings to ask questions or to pick up an application. 


DEACONESS MINISTRY

Our ministry involves:

  •   Visitation of those hopitalized, coordination of meals as needed
  •   Care of our shut-ins
  •   Communion preparation
  •   Prayer time for the needs of the congregation
  •   Assistance for families when a death occurs
  •   Delivery of rosebud for birth of a baby
  •   Baptismal assistance
  •   Visitation of those experiencing health problems

 

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