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I hope you’ve heard our purpose (or mission) statement often enough to be able to fill in the blank: Our mission is to make *____________ of Jesus Christ for the _______________ of the world.

Our vision (the way we fulfill our mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world) is this: We __________ God through faith in Jesus Christ, ___________ in our experience and understanding of God, and then we __________ to live our lives guided by God’s Holy Spirit as we love and serve others so that they also may become followers of Jesus Christ.

We are organizing our Church Council so that we can remain focused on our mission and vision. In the coming months, we will select leaders to guide us. On Feb. 11, twenty-seven people gathered to learn about this new organizational plan. Key to that plan is keeping three ideas clearly understood and practiced: Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability.

The measurement of our success is our ability to accomplish our mission. The whole church is accountable to that purpose. The new leadership team will work to assign responsibility, give authority to do the task assigned, and hold everyone accountable for our mission of making disciples.

Here’s a time-line for implementing this leadership development plan:

March 3: Final approval of plan by the Church Council

March: Presentation of the plan, with nominated leaders, to the congregation & feedback meeting.

April 7: Approval of nominees by the Church Council.

May 2: 1st meeting of the new Church Council

I’m grateful for all the people who have worked over the past two years to bring us to this point of strength. It is a sound foundation on which this congregation can continue making disciples for many years. May God bless us all.

See you in worship on Sunday!

Pastor Roger

*If you can’t find the answers on this page, call your eye doctor.

 

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Lenten Dessert & Discussion: Unbinding Your Heart, 6:30—8 PM Fellowship Hall, Wednesdays, March 8th—April 5th.

Big Praise Adventures 9:00 AM Sunday mornings. This is open to all youth pre-k through high school. To help or for questions, please contact Robin Stolarcyk. Please join us!

Christian Fellowship Class, Sunday mornings 9:00 AM. Please join us. Christian Fellowship Room (B6). Leader: Shirley Prentice.

Pray Study & Prayer Group, 11 AM, Sunday mornings. Everyone is welcome to join. Questions contact Pastor Roger.

Monday Night Ladies Bible Study Group: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Disciple Room (B4). Contact Norma O’Connor for more information.   Invitations are always open–come join the journey!

Tuesday Women’s groupJoin us on Tuesday’s at 12:45 in the Disciple Room (B4), for a time of friendship, good food, & great conversation. Questions contact Dottie Brownlow or Pat Winters. Everyone is welcome!

Small Group Book Study, 9:15—11:15. Everyone is welcome to join. Disciple Room (B4). Questions contact Amy O’Brien.

Celebrate Recovery: A weekly program based on the words of Jesus for overcoming hurts, hang-ups & habits. Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm Free Meal, 7-9pm Open Meetings. Starts February 16th.  All are welcome.

Choir. Thursdays 7:00-8:00 PM. Choir Room (B37).  Everyone is welcome to join. Contact Carla Fako

mens-breakfastMen’s Breakfast: Saturdays at 7:30 AM, Staring Nov. 19th. Meet at the Spot Restaurant on Front St.  All men are welcome.  For more information contact Pastor Roger or Duane Benjamin.

Note: For phone numbers for any of the group leaders please contact the church office at 648-4339.  Thank you.

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Online Giving is now available. Scan this QR code to make a donation from your mobile device or go to www.chenangobridgeumc.org .  You may schedule monthly donations, pay for registrations/classes, or make a one-time contribution.

Unity Circle Annual Blanket Sale for CWS on Sunday March 26th.  These blankets only cost $10.00 each and are distributed all over the world. Unity Circle will assist you at tables in  Fellowship Hall & the Narthex.  Make checks payable to CBUMC. Write “Blankets” on your check, memo line.

Camp & Retreat registration is open now.  Registration forms are available from displays in the church or the conference website: www.unyumc.org

Collection for Layette Kits:  Items needed:  6 cloth diapers, 2 shirts, 2 washcloths, 2 gowns or sleepers; 2 diaper pins, 1 sweater or jacket, 2 receiving blankets.  Detailed information sheet in the back of the church. Contact Joyce Neumann  231-3607 or  231-3607 for more information.  Deadline is the end of March.

Knitting for the Lord. Meets Tuesday evenings 6-7 PM, in the Knitting for the Lord Room/Youth Room (B6). All are invited to attend. Contact Lynne Masland or Sue Alcott with questions.

couponCoupons To Care Group: Still collecting coupons & distributing items.  Please contact Sharon Quackenbush or Linda Brooks with questions.   Leave coupons in Linda’s mailbox.  Contact Sharon or Linda, if you know of someone in need.  Requests are confidential.

Quality Steam Clean: Will donate 10% of all work done to our church for anyone having their carpets or flooring cleaned with the coupon in back of the church (see specials on coupon) also in online events or ask the church office for one.

Note: For phone numbers for any of the group leaders please contact the church office at 648-4339.  Thank you.

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