Weekly Update – 11/23/2020

Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 11/22 – 10:00 a.m.  – VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE

PLEASE NOTE AS OF TODAY, ‘IN-PERSON’ WORSHIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, DUE TO HEIGHTENED COVID CASES IN NJ AND OUR COUNTRY.

(Service can be viewed on the Community Church of Glen Rock Website – communitychurchgr.com.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube, or via the CCGR Facebook page,  at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. virtual worship.
The title of the sermon will be ”THANKS GIVING”
Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line  —  now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy.  Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
 
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5    Follow That Star
1-12  Embrace Change
1-19  A Baptism of Dreams
1-26  Drop Everything Faith
2-2    The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9    Share Your Gifts
2-16  Find Strength in God
2-23  Freedom Train
3-1   The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8   Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
3-15   ?
3-22   ?
4-5    Overcome Adversity
4-12   The Joy of Easter
4-19   Where Do You Look for God?
4-26   How Do You Really Feel?
5-3     All You Need Is Love
5-10   How Do You Spell Relief
5-17   What’s In a Name?
5-24   Protection Guaranteed
5-31   Gifts
6-7     It’s All Under Control
6-14   How Do You Respond?
6-21   A Whole New World
6-28   Does God Twitter?
7-5     Dependent Independence
7-12   Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19   Gone With The Wind
7-26   (vacation)
8-2     Triumph Over Tragedy
8-9    (vacation)
8-16   (vacation)
8-23   Keep It Simple
9-6    Justice, Not Just Us       
9-13  Forgive and Forget
9-20  Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27  Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings 
10-4     Crunch Time
10-11   Giving Is Living
10-19  A Gift from God
10-23  Home Alone
11-1    Are You On A Trivial Pursuit?
11-8     What Can I Give You?
11-15. When Disaster Strikes  
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As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out —  we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer. 
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives — 
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
Please continue to keep Susan Beal in your prayers as she now moves forward and recovers from surgery this past Thursday — which went well.
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Rich Balch & family; Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Kim Briggs; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Janice Roed; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family
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In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado. We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
~~~
CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
 
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
 
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
 
 
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
 
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at candy.hallccgr@gmail.com and Donna Nihen at blackvelvet1299@aol.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at pastor@communitychurchgr.com
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Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
 
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well:  https://communitychurchgr.com
For those who haven’t sent in their pledge cards for next year, please be reminded to mail them to the office, to Barbara Zucchino’s attention.
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REMINDER —-
THANKSGIVING CONTACTLESS FOOD DRIVE
Please help CCGR’s Youth with their Thanksgiving Contactless Food Drive for Families in Paterson
Community Church is partnering with All Saints Episcopal Church to collect Thanksgiving groceries for families in need in Paterson.   We will be bringing the groceries and turkeys to our long standing partner in Paterson, St. Paul’s, who will be feeding over 800 families.
Eileen Murphy, the representative from All Saints’, has created a website to purchase turkeys easily.

Weekly Update – 11/15/2020

Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 11/15 – 10:00 a.m. 
 Indoor worship service in the sanctuary; it will be live streamed, as well, to watch from home for those who aren’t able to attend.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. streaming.
The title of the sermon will be ‘WHEN DISASTER STRIKES”
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:3-7
– Social distance and masks covering nose and mouth a must.
– Paperless service — no hymnals or bulletins.
– Prayers will be emailed; bring your smart phone for paperless participation.
– We will have instrumental music — no hymns per CDC COVID recommendations.
IMPORTANT—-FOR ANY SERVICE:
Please stay home if ….
1…. within the past 14 days you have experienced a fever (+100.4 temperature) or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or a new loss of taste or smell.
2. …within the past 14 days you have been exposed to anyone with or suspected of having COVID.
3. …within the past 10 days, you have tested positive for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic.
NEW for CCGR:  Within the past 14 days, have you traveled outside of the U.S. or outside of NJ, NY, or Connecticut? If so, to what state?
As per New Jersey’s travel advisory, currently there are 14-day quarantine orders in place for those traveling from certain state and U.S. jurisdictions. The up-to-date list can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-information/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
Any member or guest who has traveled from outside of the U.S. or from one of the states noted above in New Jersey’s travel advisory (even if returning home from those states), should not come to church during the 14-day quarantine period.
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line  —  now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy.  Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
 
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5    Follow That Star
1-12   Embrace Change
1-19   A Baptism of Dreams
1-26   Drop Everything Faith
2-2    The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9    Share Your Gifts
2-16   Find Strength in God
2-23   Freedom Train
3-1    The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8    Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
3-15   ?
3-22   ?
4-5    Overcome Adversity
4-12   The Joy of Easter
4-19   Where Do You Look for God?
4-26   How Do You Really Feel?
5-3    All You Need Is Love
5-10   How Do You Spell Relief
5-17   What’s In a Name?
5-24   Protection Guaranteed
5-31   Gifts
6-7    It’s All Under Control
6-14   How Do You Respond?
6-21   A Whole New World
6-28   Does God Twitter?
7-5    Dependent Independence
7-12   Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19   Gone With The Wind
7-26   (vacation)
8-2    Triumph Over Tragedy
8-9    (vacation)
8-16   (vacation)
8-23   Keep It Simple
9-6     Justice, Not Just Us       
9-13   Forgive and Forget
9-20   Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27  Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings 
10-4     Crunch Time
10-11   Giving Is Living
10-19   A Gift from God
10-23   Home Alone
11-1.    Are You On A Trivial Pursuit?
11-8     What Can I Give You?
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As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out —  we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer. 
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives — 
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
Please keep Susan (& Bruce) Beal in your prayers as we move forward into another week, as Susan will be undergoing a long-awaited shoulder surgery on Thursday, November 19th. 
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Rich Balch & family; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Janice Roed; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family
~~~
In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado. We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
~~~
CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
 
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
 
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
 
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
 
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at candy.hallccgr@gmail.com and Donna Nihen at blackvelvet1299@aol.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at pastor@communitychurchgr.com
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CCGR STEWARDSHIP MONTH
Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well:  https://communitychurchgr.com.
 
And specifically important is that we are in the midst of our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. While praying about your pledge for the forthcoming year, please remember Paul’s words in his second letter to Corinthians …. 
 
 “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. “
 
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On behalf of the CROP committee, Jo Ann Jennings thanks you so much for your continued support of CROP.  This year we collected $3,245.  Your donations will help so many needy families especially in this time of Covid isolation.  Again, thanks.
 
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THANKSGIVING CONTACTLESS FOOD DRI

Weekly Update – 11/8/2020

Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 11/8 – 10:00 a.m. 
 Indoor worship service in the sanctuary; it will be live streamed, as well, to watch from home for those who aren’t able to attend.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. streaming.
The title of the sermon will be ‘WHAT CAN I GIVE YOU?’
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
– Social distance and masks covering nose and mouth a must.
– Paperless service — no hymnals or bulletins.
– Prayers will be emailed; bring your smart phone for paperless participation.
– We will have instrumental music — no hymns per CDC COVID recommendations.
IMPORTANT—-FOR ANY SERVICE:
Please stay home if ….
1…. within the past 14 days you have experienced a fever (+100.4 temperature) or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or a new loss of taste or smell.
2. …within the past 14 days you have been exposed to anyone with or suspected of having COVID.
3. …within the past 10 days, you have tested positive for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic.
NEW for CCGR:  Within the past 14 days, have you traveled outside of the U.S. or outside of NJ, NY, or Connecticut? If so, to what state?
As per New Jersey’s travel advisory, currently there are 14-day quarantine orders in place for those traveling from certain state and U.S. jurisdictions. The up-to-date list can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-information/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
Any member or guest who has traveled from outside of the U.S. or from one of the states noted above in New Jersey’s travel advisory (even if returning home from those states), should not come to church during the 14-day quarantine period.
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line  —  now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy.  Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
 
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5    Follow That Star
1-12   Embrace Change
1-19   A Baptism of Dreams
1-26   Drop Everything Faith
2-2    The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9    Share Your Gifts
2-16   Find Strength in God
2-23   Freedom Train
3-1    The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8    Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
3-15   ?
3-22   ?
4-5    Overcome Adversity
4-12   The Joy of Easter
4-19   Where Do You Look for God?
4-26   How Do You Really Feel?
5-3    All You Need Is Love
5-10   How Do You Spell Relief
5-17   What’s In a Name?
5-24   Protection Guaranteed
5-31   Gifts
6-7    It’s All Under Control
6-14   How Do You Respond?
6-21   A Whole New World
6-28   Does God Twitter?
7-5    Dependent Independence
7-12   Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19   Gone With The Wind
7-26   (vacation)
8-2    Triumph Over Tragedy
8-9    (vacation)
8-16   (vacation)
8-23   Keep It Simple
9-6     Justice, Not Just Us       
9-13   Forgive and Forget
9-20   Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27  Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings 
10-4     Crunch Time
10-11   Giving Is Living
10-19   A Gift from God
10-23   Home Alone
11-1.    Are You On A Trivial Pursuit?
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As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out —  we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer. 
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives — 
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Rich Balch & family; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Janice Roed; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family
~~~
In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado. We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
 
~~~
CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
 
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
 
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
 
 
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
 
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at candy.hallccgr@gmail.com and Donna Nihen at blackvelvet1299@aol.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at pastor@communitychurchgr.com
~~~~
CCGR STEWARDSHIP MONTH
Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well:  https://communitychurchgr.com.
 
And specifically important is that we are in the midst of our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. While praying about your pledge for the forthcoming year, please remember Paul’s words in his second letter to Corinthians …. 
 
 “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. “
~~~~
Community Thrift Shop
The Community Thrift Shop is now open — with limited hours — to receive donations of clothes, linens, and shoes, and some bric-a-brac. They are now beginning to receive fall and winter items. They request that you limit clothing to 2 kitchen plastic garbage-size bags (or 4 paper grocery bags), and 2 small boxes for bric-a-brac.
Their current ‘limited’ hours are:
Monday: Drop-off Only (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). 
 **It’s better to get there earlier than later; there are limitations as to how much the Thrift Shop can take in at one time. They sometimes have to stop receiving before 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Open for Sales (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Wednesday &  Friday: Closed
 
 (85 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park  — in the lower level behind Kings Shopping Center; 201-652-7661)
 
*Please remember to mention ‘Community Church‘ (#3), as we will receive a percentage of any of our donated items.
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CCGR Celebrations
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~~ Happy Birthday ~~
November:
10 – Sara Lowry
30 Lois Mims Cook
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~~ Congratulations! ~~
Sharing the wonderful news of the birth of Ava Lucienne Bieszard, on 10/20/20;
 Granddaughter of Sharon and Peter Bieszard;
Matthew and Callie Bieszard are the Proud Parents.
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Weekly Update – 11/01/2020

Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 11/1 – 10:00 a.m. 
 Indoor worship service in the sanctuary; it will be live streamed, as well, to watch from home for those who aren’t able to attend.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. streaming.
The title of the sermon will be ‘ARE YOU ON A TRIVIAL PURSUIT?’.
Scripture: Luke 20: 27-38
– Social distance and masks covering nose and mouth a must.
– Paperless service — no hymnals or bulletins.
– Prayers will be emailed; bring your smart phone for paperless participation.
– We will have instrumental music — no hymns per CDC COVID recommendations.
IMPORTANT—-FOR ANY SERVICE:
Please stay home if ….
1…. within the past 14 days you have experienced a fever (+100.4 temperature) or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or a new loss of taste or smell.
2. …within the past 14 days you have been exposed to anyone with or suspected of having COVID.
3. …within the past 10 days, you have tested positive for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic.
NEW for CCGR:  Within the past 14 days, have you traveled outside of the U.S. or outside of NJ, NY, or Connecticut? If so, to what state?
As per New Jersey’s travel advisory, currently there are 14-day quarantine orders in place for those traveling from certain state and U.S. jurisdictions. The up-to-date list can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-information/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
Any member or guest who has traveled from outside of the U.S. or from one of the states noted above in New Jersey’s travel advisory (even if returning home from those states), should not come to church during the 14-day quarantine period.
 
 
NOVEMBER 1st is All Saints Day— Please worship with us tomorrow as we remember before God members and friends of Community Church who have passed away this past year. We continue to keep their loved ones and all those close to them in our thoughts and prayers.
 
Hank Allen
Lenny Azzarone
Eleanor Balch
Robert Bird
Joan Lynne Davis
Mark Fadlalla
Bill Gilligan
Rev. Dr. Allan Janssen
Marie Kane
Daphne Knight
Ruth Leaper
Carol Lundquist
Nicholas Perricelli
Lynn Thornwall
Bob VanOstenbridge
Kay Wright
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line  —  now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy.  Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
 
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5    Follow That Star
1-12   Embrace Change
1-19   A Baptism of Dreams
1-26   Drop Everything Faith
2-2    The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9    Share Your Gifts
2-16   Find Strength in God
2-23   Freedom Train
3-1    The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8    Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
3-15   ?
3-22   ?
4-5    Overcome Adversity
4-12   The Joy of Easter
4-19   Where Do You Look for God?
4-26   How Do You Really Feel?
5-3    All You Need Is Love
5-10   How Do You Spell Relief
5-17   What’s In a Name?
5-24   Protection Guaranteed
5-31   Gifts
6-7    It’s All Under Control
6-14   How Do You Respond?
6-21   A Whole New World
6-28   Does God Twitter?
7-5    Dependent Independence
7-12   Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19   Gone With The Wind
7-26   (vacation)
8-2    Triumph Over Tragedy
8-9    (vacation)
8-16   (vacation)
8-23   Keep It Simple
9-6     Justice, Not Just Us       
9-13   Forgive and Forget
9-20   Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27  Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings 
10-4     Crunch Time
10-11   Giving Is Living
10-19   A Gift from God
10-23   Home Alone\\
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As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out —  we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer. 
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives — 
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Rich Balch & family; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Janice Roer; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family
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In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado. We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
 
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CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
 
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
 
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
 
 
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
 
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at candy.hallccgr@gmail.com and Donna Nihen at blackvelvet1299@aol.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at pastor@communitychurchgr.com
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CCGR STEWARDSHIP MONTH
Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well:  https://communitychurchgr.com.
 
And specifically important is that we are in the midst of our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. While praying about your pledge for the forthcoming year, please remember Paul’s words in his second letter to Corinthians …. 
 
 “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. “
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Community Thrift Shop
The Community Thrift Shop is now open — with limited hours — to receive donations of clothes, linens, and shoes, and some bric-a-brac. They are now beginning to receive fall and winter items. They request that you limit clothing to 2 kitchen plastic garbage-size bags (or 4 paper grocery bags), and 2 small boxes for bric-a-brac.
Their current ‘limited’ hours are:
Monday: Drop-off Only (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). 
 **It’s better to get there earlier than later; there are limitations as to how much the Thrift Shop can take in at one time. They sometimes have to stop receiving before 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: Open for Sales (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Wednesday &  Friday: Closed
 
 (85 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park  — in the lower level behind Kings Shopping Center; 201-652-7661)
 
*Please remember to mention ‘Community Church‘ (#3), as we will receive a percentage of any of our donated items.
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CROP WALK SUPPORT – DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 1st
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REMINDER —- BABY BASICS COLLECTION — through November 2nd
Monday, November 2nd will be the last day to drop off any contributions you may have for the Women’s Ministry’s annual Baby Basics Collection for Children’s Aid & Family Services. Please — if you have anything you’d like to contribute — make sure you are able to get them to the church by this coming Monday. And…, if you have something to contribute but cannot get to the church, please call the church office on Monday, and we will arrange to pick up your donations from you. (201-444-4625).
Needs are diapers in sizes 3,4 and 5, as well as Similac formula. Wipes and baby toiletries are always needed, as well. Anything collected would be appreciated. Please drop your items off at the church at your convenience. There will be a box located inside the Education Building entrance — near the office door .
We thank you ALL for the wonderful assortment of items that have already been dropped off  for this most worthy organization in need.Heart
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Spring 2018 Baby Basics Collection
CCGR Celebrations
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~~ Happy Birthday ~~
November:
10 – Sara Lowry
30 Lois Mims Cook
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