The Mission of CHBC – 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes
The three piers, or non-negotiables, upon which we believe the church is founded are the Centrality of the Scriptures, the Lordship of Christ, and the Glory of God. CHBC is committed to do all that it does grounded in these three facts. The Bible must be the center of all that a church does. It is by the Scriptures that God is revealed. It is through the hearing of the word of God that a person is saved. It is from the Bible that a person is comforted, given wisdom, is sanctified, and is given instruction for faith and life.
Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Update
The search committee is pleased to be introducing you to the candidate for the position of Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministries. Our candidate’s name is Juan Panfil. Pastor Juan is already residing in the Oklahoma City metro, although his country of origin is Venezuela. The worship bulletin this Sunday will include an insert with more information and a picture of Pastor Juan and his wife. He will be present on October 22-23 in view of a call.
Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries
Our newly elected search committee will be meeting again this week. Please pray for guidance as they look at our worship ministry needs, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our current worship ministry, as they review the job description for this position, as they determine the sources from which to seek resumes, and as they begin to formulate the questions to ask potential candidates.
Women’s Ministry Fall Brunch – Nov. 5 at 9:30 AM
Join our women for a time of fellowship and encouragement. See the website to sign up. Women’s Ministry Fall Brunch.
No Men’s Frat Bible Studies for the week of October 16-22
Men’s Frat Bible study groups will not meet during the week of October 16-22 as a Fall Break. All regular scheduled times will resume on October 25, 26, and 29.
Absentee/Mail-in Voting Ballot Notarization – October 16 and 23
Jim Rosser, Notary Public, will be offering services for notarizing absentee or mail-in voting ballots on the Sunday mornings of October 16 and 23. Jim will be available at the CHBC Welcome Center prior to Sunday school and worship, as well as after worship on both Sundays. You need to have followed all of the instructions so that your ballot is marked and inside your white envelope. After putting the white envelope in the yellow envelope, fill out the upper portion, but do not sign until you are standing in front of the notary. Bring this portion completed along with your green envelope, and valid form of a government issued ID.
Joint Youth and Adult Sunday School Breakfast – October 30, 2022
On Sunday, October 30 from 9-10 AM the CHBC Youth Ministry and the CHBC Adult Sunday school groups will meet together in the Activity Center. Please bring a breakfast item you could share with others. We will eat together, and have a joint lesson on the mission and purpose of Sunday school. We encourage you to sit with or near your classes, as part of the time will be spent in large group instruction, and part of the time will be spent in class discussion.
Marks of a Disciple – New Adult Sunday School Group begins November 6
We are beginning a new adult Sunday school group on November 6, 2022. This group will be led by Lance and Shawna Nuthman. This is an opportunity for adults of any age who have not been attending Sunday school to start attending or start attending again. This study comes from Lifeway Resources Marks of a Disciple small group Bible study. Come learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Greet and Treat & Love Your Neighbor – October 31
CHBC each year encourages you to use the night that our neighborhoods fill up with Trick or Treaters to engage our neighbors with the love of Jesus. If you have young children take them through our neighborhood that night letting them hand out our Greet and Treat Bags. If your children have grown, make your home a Love Your Neighbor Station. Some people set up games, serve popcorn, serve hot chocolate, or make a fire pit, inviting Trick or Treaters and their families to stop for a moment, rest, and visit as they make their way around the neighborhood. It is an effective way to know your neighbors and give you an opportunity to put a treat in their bag and give them an invitation to join with CHBC for a Sunday of Worship.
Scripture of the Month - October
John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Each week CHBC says aloud a passage of Scripture during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. Receive a text to your phone with this verse set to music by texting the word “CHBCVERSE” to the number (302) 207-SONG (7664).
Encourage one another with the hope of a Sovereign God.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor
For the Glory of God