CLP eNews

January 2, 2022

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

COFFEE & DONUTS ON CELEBRATION SUNDAY

Join us for donuts and coffee between worship services January 2 in the breezeway as we celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of the New Year! Children are in church with their families and Aimee will have a special children's message. Coffee and ice water are available every Sunday morning between the 8, 9:15 and 10:45am worship services in the breezeway. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of all services to get to know one another.

WE HAVE A NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR!

Welcome, Tom MacMaster


Please help us welcome the newest member of our ministry team. Tom’s education and experience in the areas of technology and worship is a perfect blend for this new position. He will be assuming responsibility for our technology and production requirements in all worship services and events that require audio, video, lighting (AVL), streaming, and broadcasting leadership. Tom and his family have been Litchfield Park residents for approximately nine years. He and his wife Christina have three children (Emily, Lillian and James) and have been active participants at The Church at Litchfield Park.

NEW ONLINE GIVING PLATFORM


The Church at Litchfield Park has transitioned to a new Online Giving platform called Breeze. When Vanco announced changes to its own platform, we decided to look for a more integrated database and giving approach. We believe you will find Breeze intuitive and informative. Below is where and how to give through Breeze:


Church Website - The website Give page is: https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/give.html. Instructions and links will be updated on January 1.


Online Breeze Form - https://clp.breezechms.com/give/online. Step-by-step instructions are provided. This option also gives you the ability to create a member account through Breeze. More to follow on the benefits of that opportunity.


Text to Give - The text to give number is 623-321-2393. Simply text that number with the amount you want to give with a dollar sign in front of the number. For example, $25.


Breeze App - Click on your phone’s platform at this link: https://app.breezechms.com/app. When you open the app, it will ask you for a subdomain, which is: clp.breezechms.com. In addition to giving, you can update family information, see your giving reports, and check pledge progress on the app. Breeze automatically recognizes you by connecting your phone and/or email to your church database account.


If you have any questions, or issues, please call the front office or email info@clp.church. We will make sure to get you the help you need to make the transition seamless.

THRIFT SHOP OPEN EVERY SATURDAY IN JANUARY

The church's Thrift Shop will be open from 8am - 12pm every Saturday during January in the Watt House, located at the northwest corner of the church campus. Donations are welcome on the Fridays prior to sale day, from 8 - 11am. Volunteers are appreciated anytime! Please sign-up to help.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER & ACTIVITIES

Join us on Wednesday evenings, beginning January 12, for dinner and activities! We kick off each week at 4:15 pm with handbell practice. There’s a catered dinner at 5:30pm. Nursery, Go Kids, Adult Bible Study, and Choir Rehearsal begin at 6:15pm. We also have a Parents of Children and Youth Life Group at 6:15pm on the first Wednesday of the month. All are welcome! Just make sure to register for dinner by noon on Monday before the meal.

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MINISTRY TEAM OPENING

WORSHIP LEADER

The Church at Litchfield Park is searching for a Worship Leader. This part-time ministry position involves leading a weekly rehearsal, the 10:45am casual worship service, and occasional services throughout the year. The Worship Leader is to assume responsibility for selecting and distributing the music to those involved in leading worship and communicating necessary details to ministry leaders and staff. Please email the church office for a complete job description if you are interested: info@clp.church or visit the Indeed link: https://www.indeed.com/q-Worship-Leader-jobs.html?vjk=33eb7d6c1c86b39c.


INTERIM WORSHIP LEADER

Jim Pond has graciously agreed to serve as the Interim Worship Leader for the 10:45am service, beginning January 9. He will lead worship through February, and we are both blessed and grateful. Please extend both a warm welcome and a word of appreciation when you see him!

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Track your volunteer hours

Please be sure you are recording your volunteer hours on the link provided here or on the CLP website (link found under SERVE tab, track time and talent). 2021 volunteer hours will be closed out at the end of the year! You can still record hours you have served for the whole year! Recording your volunteer hours help us to plan for our service needs when we do events and projects at church and in our community! We appreciate your willingness to do this! https://forms.gle/zYf4EUFvYL17id3Q6 Happy Holidays!

Sunday School Helpers

We need volunteers to help with Sunday School. If you can spare even just an hour a month it would be so very appreciated! The curriculum is provided to you, there is no planning involved. Aimee does this for you! We are putting together a rotation of volunteers. Our hope is to get a team of people to volunteer once a month. We need help for preschool age, and 3rd-5th graders. Sign Up Here

Ushers Needed

We are looking for ushers. If you’re interested in serving for any of the morning services, see Rob Gimbl, or click on the following link: Volunteer To Usher. Thanks, and we will be in touch!

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CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY

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NURSERY

For newborn-3 years old each week during all worship services.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

There is no Sunday School January 2, which is Celebration Sunday,

and children are invited to share in communion with their families.

Regular Sunday School resumes January 9 @ 9:15am service.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

No Youth January 2!

Happy New Year!



Ice Skating - January 15

Meeting up at 10:45am at Westgate. Cost is $20 for skating and lunch at Johnny Rockets.

CLP YOUTH INSTAGRAM

We are live!

If you want to follow us, you can find us @CLPyouth.

Lots of informational stuff and some silly youth leader antics as well.

Give us a follow!!

COMMUNICATION UPDATE

To get updates on upcoming events or other news about youth group:

YOUTH - text @clpyo to 81010

PARENTS - text @6kcdgh6 to 81010

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ADULT EDUCATION

CALVIN UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES: JANUARY 10-28

You are invited to the 35th year of the Calvin University January Series beginning January 10 and continuing weekdays through January 28 at The Church at Litchfield Park. Each lecture will be shown through live feed from Calvin University from 10:30-11:30am in Souers Hall. Topics range from cybersecurity, prison reform, biblical interpretation, social media, travel as global citizens, the importance of empathy, the power of story and so much more by top experts in their fields. CLP is one of more than 50 remote webcast sites across the continent, joining a daily audience of about 6,000 people a day. Not available to come to our site? You can also watch digitally on demand each day until midnight PST on your own device. For information on the speakers, topics, remote sites and listening options visit the January Series website at www.calvin.edu/january. Don’t miss out on this chance to hear fabulous lectures and experience a piece of Calvin University right here in Litchfield Park!

HOME GROUP

Every Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am

Beginning Tuesday, January 11, from 9:30-11:30 am, you are invited to Come and Dine, a weekly study that walks through the Feasts of the Lord. Written by Jill Rhodes, the study explores each feast’s purpose (for Israel), the prophetic picture (how Jesus was seen), and the pattern (practical application for our lives). This book and DVD study will be facilitated and hosted by Judy Mercy in her home. The group begins with a half hour of fellowship, and the study starts at 10am.

KNITTERS' LIFE GROUP

Every Friday, 1-4pm

This group is led by Joan May in her home. Join us if you knit, crochet, craft, belong to the Prayer Shawl Ministry, or would like to learn any of the above. Each session begins with a Bible verse and a wonderful time of fellowship is enjoyed by all! Call the church office for details.

MEN'S LIFE GROUP

Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8:30pm

Led by Greg Clement in Fireside Room North, the Men’s Life Group meets next on January 11. We will be in chapter nine of Agents of the Apocalypse by Dr. David Jeremiah, which includes DVD presentations.

WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP GROUP RESUMES

We begin anew in January: January 26 at Bella Luna; February 23 at La Loma; March 23 at Eagles Nest at Pebble Creek; April 27 TBD.

Sunday's Scripture Reading is John 1:35-51

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THE NEW YEAR

We will open the book.

Its pages are blank.

We are going to put words on them ourselves.

The book is called Opportunity

and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

- Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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A House of Prayer for All People

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8 and 9:15am in Sanctuary, 10:45am in Souers Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9am to 4pm

Closed on Fridays

The Church at Litchfield Park

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Proud history since 1938 ~ Embracing diversity ~ True community church

Mainline Christianity ~ Relational messages ~ Contemporary thought

(Bell Tower photo by Michael Jordan)