CCOG Newsletter

Weekly Updates

Reflections from Pastor Jennifer

I trust that everyone was blessed yesterday! Thank you to all those who ministered in our service! The message encouraged us to pray. We were encouraged to remember that our prayers move the heart of God. "If God doesn't bring you out of it, He will go with through it with you."

Another Word on Prayer


The Reality of Prayer

Prayer, in the moral government of God, is as strong and far reaching as the law of gravitation in the material world, and it is as necessary as gravitation to hold things in their proper atmosphere and in life. Therefore, we ought to thoroughly understand ourselves and understand also this great business of prayer. Prayer is not a mere habit, riveted by custom and memory, something which must be gone through with, its value depending upon the decency and perfection of the performance. Prayer is not a duty which must be performed to ease obligation and to quiet conscience. Prayer is not mere privilege, a sacred indulgence to be taken advantage of, at leisure, at pleasure, at will, and no serious loss attending its omission. Prayer is a solemn service due to God, an adoration, a worship, an approach to God for some request, the presenting of some desire, the expression of some need to Him, who supplies all need, and who satisfies all desires; who, as a father, finds His greatest pleasure in relieving the wants and granting the desires of His children. Prayer is the child’s request, not to the winds, nor to the world, but to the Father. Prayer is the outstretched arms of the child for the Father’s help. Prayer is the child’s cry calling to the Father’s ear, the Father’s heart, and to the Father’s ability, which the Father is to hear, the Father is to feel, and which the Father is to relieve. Prayer is the seeking of God’s great and greatest good, which will not come if we do not pray. Prayer is an ardent and believing cry to God for some specific thing. God’s rule is to answer prayer by giving the specific thing asked for. With it may come much of other gifts and graces. Strength, serenity, sweetness, and faith may come as the bearers of the gifts. But even they come because God hears and answers prayer

More Info About Our Planning Session


Our plans for next year will reflect the two goals I mentioned in the past two newsletters - depth and involvement. When you see the outline provided on Oct. 4, these goals should be obvious. But do not fear, traditions are important! There are constants that we will be looking forward to throughout 2023.

All Year: First Sunday Meal & Operation Christmas Child

January: Dr. Tatum on the first Sunday

April: Easter Sunday service

May: Mother's Day Service

June: Homecoming and Father's Day Service

November: Thanks Meal

December: Church Christmas Party & Christmas Program/Service