COMMUNITY CHURCH OF DURHAM HOR

SUNDAY'S COMING! (APRIL 26)

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SUNDAY WORSHIP

April 19, Sunday Morning
All Ages, All Walks of Life, Friends Welcome!

10 am: BELOVED COMMUNITY IN WORSHIP
Please plug in and log on as the Community Church of Durham gathers online for Sunday worship this week. As we do, our Easter faith becomes an Easter practice: a daily walk with God and one another, shaped by grace and deep compassion. This week's celebration includes a special "Hope & Peace Art Challenge" from our 4th and 5th Graders, and an opportunity to contribute to our unfolding hospitality mission with immigrants soon to be released from detention in Dover.

Curious about readings and themes: check out John 20:19-29. What kind of peace, what kind of courage does Jesus offer to disciples "in lock-down"?

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW to join worship:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81903841263?pwd=bUhuTnphMmVram1BZGtQSnArS05JZz09
The password you'll need is: 918821.

Or by phone, dial 1 929 205 6099. The "webinar ID" is: 819 0384 1263. And the password is: 918821.

COFFEE HOUR!

11 am: INTERACTIVE FELLOWSHIP TIME
This week, we're again inviting any interested to our online Sunday Coffee Hour! This is a chance to see the faces and hear the voices of friends and neighbors, after we've heard the benediction and postlude for Sunday's service. We're grateful to Pam Monroe for 'hosting' this week's coffee hour...and invite others to volunteer to do so in the weeks ahead. (Email Dave Grishaw-Jones!)

If you'd like to join us for this 30 minute 'check-in'--with your coffee or juice in hand--you'll need to log out of the worship webinar...and then onto this Zoom meeting.

Join this 'coffee hour' with this link:
https://zoom.us/j/92582789486?pwd=cEZGdEJUZWpiNmoySks2a0ZSVzdtdz09
The meeting ID is: 925 8278 9486
And the password is: 970684

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SUNDAY SCHOOL INVITE

We celebrate an intergenerational community of spirit, learning and dynamic service. Again this week, you're invited to join Kristin Forselius as she gathers our community of children for Sunday School--a deepening of friendship, a celebration of faith and hope. Sunday School is joined via Zoom, at 9 am.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZcsd-Gppjkr8OyErAc8onXjwxLSWaIvwg?fbclid=IwAR3jFcm6PF_snrjQBy9F0PDU5nYS1vFeljPl59iF8IK5t1lTHv4kd6F9VqE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Sunday School for the morning.

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OUR COMMUNITY, OUR PRAYERS

In our prayers this week:
Wally Dunham as he celebrates his 90th birthday! We thank God for you, Wally, and pray God's blessing upon your celebration this week.

Clark Williams as he rests and gathers strength during a hospital stay. We thank God for you too, Clark, and pray for grace and courage in the days to come. You're not alone!

Both of these friends would surely appreciate cards...which you can address to their home addresses...using your church directory.

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HOPE AND PEACE CHALLENGE!

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Collaborating with Pastor Dave, our 4th and 5th grade youth invite any and all to participate in the Hope & Peace Challenge. Create a 2D or 3D piece of art that somehow embodies what hope and peace mean to you and your family or friends. We're hoping to include many, many of your pictures in our online service Sunday, May 10. Email a picture of your creation to Kristin or Pastor Dave by Wednesday, May 6 to have it included! Let's show the world what hope, peace and justice mean to us at the Community Church. Be creative! (And watch for a video version of the challenge in tomorrow's service!)

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RESOURCES AND IDEAS

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF DURHAM HOR

STEWARDSHIP AND GENEROUS GIVING

There are several easy ways to give generously to the Community Church, and to make your weekly or monthly pledge to our life together:

1. You can mail a check: "The Community Church of Durham, PO Box 310, Durham, NH 03824." We're picking up the mail!
2. You (and others) can find the "DONATE" button on our church's website: www.ccdurham.org.
3. You can use our Breeze link here: https://officeccd.breezechms.com/give/online
4. This Sunday (April 26), we're again calling for contributions to the Housing Initiative of the Justice & Witness Ministry.
1. You can mail a check: "The Community Church of Durham, PO Box 310, Durham, NH 03824." We're picking up the mail!
2. You (and others) can find the "DONATE" button on our church's website: www.ccdurham.org.
3. You can use our Breeze link here: https://officeccd.breezechms.com/give/online
4. This Sunday (April 26), we're again calling for contributions to the Housing Initiative of the Justice & Witness Ministry.

This new initiative is partnering with the Seacoast Interfaith Solidarity Coalition to provide emergency quarantine housing for immigrants soon to be released from detention in Dover. We're planning to provide hotel housing for 14 days--to at least 2 immigrants released--so that they can be confident and healthy as they move on to long-term housing arrangements. Use the same Breeze link (above). Click on Stewardship, and then on Other, and make your contribution. In the Comment line, put Immigrant Housing. To learn more, be in touch with Jane Gallant or others on the Justice and Witness Minsitry.

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RESOURCES FOR YOU ON CORONAVIRUS

The United Church of Christ

The Centers for Disease Control

The Strafford County Public Health Network

Town of Durham: Coronavirus Updates

New Hampshire Legai Aid:
Information on Eviction and Foreclosure Protections and Unemployment Benefits

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THE TRASH CHALLENGE

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Enjoy the outdoors while helping clean-up our community! Our high school youth group challenges you to put on gloves and pick-up trash as you enjoy walks and hikes this spring. With or without COVID-19, we still have gratitude for our planet. Let's see how much we can clean-up together. Send pictures of your clean-up to to kristinf@ccdurham.org or davidgj@ccdurham.org by May 6th.

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Each of you is a gift God offers to the world. Your light shines in ways only you can! So tend that fire, cultivate your spirit and health. And know that you are loved beyond measure!

Please be in touch: I am around and available for phone calls, Facetime and other ways of connecting:

(The Rev.) Dave Grishaw-Jones, Pastor
The Community Church of Durham
DavidGJ@CCDurham.org
603-868-1230 (church)
831-706-6819 (cell)

 
 
 
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