Special Events, Seminole FL
God draws us to commune in fellowship with one another. He’s instilled gifts within each of us and calls us to use them for the growth and good of His Kingdom here on earth.
C2C Events are a way for us to gather as the One Connected Body of Christ. As we work toward “bridging the gap between worship and missions”, we also understand that God calls us to grow together as a spiritual family. The Events within C2C Church are a way to stay connected, to grow in our relationships with Christ, to heal and maintain spiritual wellness, and to be filled with the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ in celebration. We welcome everyone to join our Events, and encourage you to share them with your family, friends, and neighbors.
An Update from Peter Talbott – Church Administrator
June 24, 2020: In addition to the guidelines provided on May 28, 2020, we are also following the Pinellas County mandatory face mask ordinance. If you plan to attend either worship service and/or Tuesday morning prayer, please plan to wear a mask for the entire time that you are in the building. We are encouraging you to wear your own mask, however, if someone forgets their mask, we will have some available in an effort to never turn anyone away.
May 28, 2020: “Change is hard—even when it’s really good for us. What is really great to remember about change, especially when we’re in the middle of it, is that change is good. It’s natural. It’s normal. It’s part of life. It’s really good for us. Without change, we stagnate. We don’t grow. We become complacent. We get bored. We do not have the tension and conflict we need to become who we were always meant to be in this life. Without the possibility of change, even the greatest gifts in our lives lose their luster, because we can take them for granted, knowing they could never go away.”
The past two months have been difficult for all of us as we have dealt with Covid-19. We have been constantly dealing with changes that would never have occurred to us back in January. Social distancing, masks, hand sanitizer, self-isolation, pre-existing conditions have become part of our “new normal.” During this period, we have been worshipping online but that is about to “change.”
I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved resuming worship at the church in June but with a “change.” There will now be two worship opportunities each week at least through August. Beginning Thursday June 4 there will be a service at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday June 7 at our usual 9:45 a.m. time. The services will be identical.
Pastor Mary will be leading Tuesday Morning Prayer Time beginning June 9 at 7:00 a.m. at the church. The Wednesday call-in is cancelled. Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. will continue as is on Facebook Live. There will be no gathering at the church.
The reason for adding a Thursday night service is because social distancing limits the seating in our building to 50 and we want to ensure there is an opportunity for everyone in our church family to gather and perhaps some new folks as well. We understand that there are those of you who do not feel comfortable joining in and, therefore, the Thursday service will be recorded and available on the website for viewing at 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning. There will no longer be a service at 12:15 p.m. after this coming Sunday.
These guidelines have been agreed to by the Board of Directors in consultation with the church Safety Team and will apply for both worship services.
1. Church family members should not plan to arrive for the Thursday service before 6:45 p.m. or the Sunday service before 9:15 a.m. as there will be no hospitality food or beverages available and you are not permitted to “gather” and “mingle”. However, please be on time for the start of the service.
2. A small blue dot will be painted every six feet on the sidewalk leading into the north entrance so individuals will have a reference for social distancing.
3. Single file entry into the church will be by the north door only. The south door will be locked and used to exit the building at the conclusion of worship.
4. Upon entering the north door, a Safety Team member will greet each person. Temperature will be taken and a communion cup passed out if appropriate. Hand sanitizer will be available. Wearing of masks is optional. Please Note: Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will be asked to return home.
5. A Safety Team member will escort each person or couples/families to their seats. Please have your entire party with you so you can be seated together. Once seated, you are asked to please remain seated.
6. If possible, it is suggested you use the restrooms in the north entrance.
7. At the conclusion of worship exit will be through the south door.
8. There will be no Kids Korner or nursery available until further notice.
In case of rain, persons should gather and social distance under the old drive-thru roof and wait for instructions to enter the building. Members of the praise team and A/V crew are asked not to park in that area to allow for more room.
Rules for Christian Living
9 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. 10 Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. 11 Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord.
The Board of Directors believes that if we have love and respect for each other’s space, we can reopen our church in an efficient and safe manor.
SEE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CURRENT BIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
Wed @ 7 PM & Thurs @ 11:45 AM
What are L.I.F.E Lessons? Some might say a one-hour bible study and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. However, if we break down the acronym, L.I.F.E, it stands for: L-iving, I-n, F-ellowship, E-veryday!
Scripture teaches that we are to live in fellowship with one another, that we are to use our God given gifts to work together for the growth of His Kingdom, and that we are to go out together and spread the love of Jesus. So, when someone says that Wednesdays or Thursdays are just an hour to study the bible at C2C Church, please know that time serves a far greater purpose. We are coming together to deepen our understanding of scripture; we are seeking ways to apply that knowledge to our daily lives through dialogue with our brothers and sisters in Christ who all come with different gifts and knowledge; and we are growing in our relationship with Jesus and in our relationships with those who attend (just as Jesus wants us to do)!
We do not care if you have never owned or opened a bible, or if you are a retired Pastor who has preached the bible most of your life. All are welcome!
The Lessons tend to be a study of one book or subject matter over a period of time, but there is never a need to wait until a new study begins to join. There is typically a review and some discussion about the previous week(s) before the study begins.
We hope to see you soon!
TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER
SEE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CURRENT PRAYER OPTIONS
Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. for prayer. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6
Tuesday morning is an intimate prayer group who focuses for approximately 30+ minutes on connecting with one another and to our Lord Jesus. You can pray aloud or silently, whatever you prefer.
What do you when you are feeling anxiety, depression, hurt, scared or anger? Do you ignore those feelings, do you try to suppress them and fill them with an activity or substance, do you blame others, shame yourself, pretend like everything is fine? TPM (Transformation Prayer Ministry) would like to offer you another way to manage those feelings. In a secure environment you will admit those feelings to yourself, to another person and to God. You will work together to get to the root of the problem quickly and bring it to God in prayer to receive His “peace that passes understanding”. For more information please feel free to contact us on our Contact Page or call 727-230-9723
CLASSES ARE ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19, CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
C2C Church is honored to partner Eileen Arsenault who offers Jazzercise and Yoga twice a week at the Church.
Jazzercise starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Yoga at 10:10 a.m.
Class Passes (NO expiration date) are: Drop-In $8; 5 Class Pass $35 ($7 per class); 10 Class Pass $60 ($6 per class); 20 Class Pass $100 ($5 per class).
Jazzercise visitor, there is NO CHARGE if you are on EFT from another location for one week or less. For visits longer than one week, courtesy Drop-in rate of $6 per class.
For more information call Eileen Arsenault at 727-481-3995 or email email@example.com