Resources help everyone get oriented at CCC

GPS LogoBy Mary M. Rall
Community Covenant Church

Regardless of whether or not you’re new to CCC or if you’ve been part of our church family for many years, knowing how to connect with others may seem intimidating—even overwhelming sometimes.

The thing is, we genuinely want everyone to feel like they’re part of the Community Covenant Church community. It’s in our name, after all, so we’ve created a variety of ways for everyone from youth to adults to connect with others and to live out being part of our Compelling Christian Community.

You can always start by filling out one of those handy Connect Cards. If you’ve attended a service at Community Covenant, you’ve likely had an opportunity to see the Connect Cards, which are tucked into the worship guide weekly. The cards are a great and simple way to jot down some details about yourself and to note if you’d like to receive information about everything from youth programs to mission opportunities. You can even sign up to receive the eNews, ask to talk to a pastor or make a prayer request.

The cards are followed up with immediately following Sunday services, and the appropriate staff member or volunteer will reach out to you within the week to provide you with all the information they can to help meet your needs or answer your questions.

You can also grab a bite to eat and nosh on all things CCC at the Connect Lunch. Although the event is primarily for those who’re relatively new to Community Covenant, everyone is welcome to signup for the free lunch Oct. 4 from 12:45-3 p.m. The event is filled with opportunities to speak one-on-one with CCC’s staff members; to meet others who’re new to the CCC family; to learn about service, mission and relational opportunities; and to discover more about the Covenant denomination’s history and core beliefs.

There’s also an opportunity to learn more about all Community Covenant has to offer by becoming part of the new GPS Team. The Giving People Support Team will be launching at CCC in October and will help new and longtime parishioners get oriented within the church community.

Regardless of whether or not someone is visiting the church for the first time on any given Sunday and has questions about the nursery or if someone else needs to know how to become involved with one of our ongoing ministries, the GPS Team will help point them in the right direction.

I know what you’re thinking…if you’re unsure of what CCC has to offer, how on earth are you going to be able to help anyone else figure it out? Well, you know when you asked your mom how to spell a word when you were a kid and she told you to look it up in the dictionary? Like any good reference tool, the team will be a great, new way for everyone, even the team members, to discover more about all things Community Covenant.

If learning alongside one another isn’t enough reason to serve on the GPS Team, how about never having to figure out what you’re going to wear to church again? That’s right, team members will all wear bright blue shirts with the GPS Team logo on it to church every week so visitors to CCC can easily identify them and will know who to speak with to get any help or information they may need.

Of course, there is always a variety of online resources you can explore to learn more about what’s happening at CCC as well. A huge amount of information can be discovered by logging onto www.communitycovenant.net, where you can also register as part of the CCC Online Community to access the church directory and to view monthly event calendars. You can even follow Community Covenant Church on Facebook and via Instagram at CCCEagleRiver.

Lastly, you can simply reach out to get any of your questions answered throughout the week. Just contact Communications and Connections Director Mary Rall at 632-0366 or mary@communitycovenant.net to learn more about any of the above resources or to let her know what questions you may have concerning CCC’s programs, activities and ministries, and she’ll be happy to help you out in any way she can.

Everyone has a place at Community Covenant, and it shouldn’t be a struggle to find your own as part of the CCC family. Regardless of whether or not you’re new to the church or have attended your whole life, we hope you’ll step out in faith to discover just how you can learn, live and serve alongside those who genuinely hope to do so with you as well.