The primary way to connect with others at our church has always been through Community Groups and this is still the case today. Though our groups are not currently meeting in-person, they are still “gathering” digitally through apps like Zoom. If you are not already a part of a CG, we encourage you to find a group by clicking below and contacting a group leader to be added to their “meetings”.
For CG Leaders & Co-Leads our CG Syncs are a once-a-month opportunity to be trained & encouraged. These meetings will be happening via Zoom. If you are interested in starting a Community Group we want to welcome you to attend these meetings, please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom meeting link.
This is a unique time for many of us. If you are in need of physical assistance (groceries, financial help, someone to run errands) or if you simply need prayer, please fill out the form by clicking the button below.
Additionally if you are interested in helping meet the needs of others, please let us know by filling out the same form below so we can connect you with opportunities to serve.
If you need someone to come alongside to counsel and encourage you in God’s word at this time, our C3 Biblical Counseling Team is eager to help by meeting digitally through Zoom. This is a free resource to C3 attenders and the surrounding community. To request counseling, please email [email protected] to get started.
Pt 2 of our Online C3 Parenting Panel will be taking place this Wednesday (May 13) at 8pm. If you would like to join, simply register via the link below. The Zoom link for our meeting will be shared in the registration confirmation email.
C3 Student Leaders are regularly posting videos to our C3Houston YouTube Channel. We want to find ways to encourage students in this time by sharing truth from God’s word, encouraging them to trust in the Lord, pursue Jesus, and deepen their faith in this unique time.
In our weekly YouTube videos we will…
- Finish teaching our “Fruit of the Spirit” sermon series
- Share what God has been teaching me through my own quiet times and in the verses that have deeply impacted my faith.
- Depending on how long we are able to meet, we will find some ways to interview our leaders and recent graduates, share testimonies, and more.
Some of our Sunday night small groups have set-up weekly zoom calls and our discipleship groups are still trying to meet as best as possible.
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or want to receive regular ministry updates.
C3 Young Adults
If you are single or married and want to get involved with other young adults, there are a couple of ways that the Young Adults are connecting in fellowship and spiritual growth online. There are monthly bible study meetings called, “The Word,” as well as “Prayer/Worship Nights” online. For specific time and dates, check out the Young Adults Facebook page.
If you are interested in joining any of these monthly happenings, or have any questions, send us an email! We look forward to meeting you!
C3 Families & Marriages
We have been posting a quick word of encouragement every Friday on our Youtube channel for parents regarding parenting and/or marriage.
We encourage you to send us a video, audio, or written email that answers the question, “What creative thing(s) have you been doing for fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth during this quarantine season?” We can post anonymously, if you prefer. This is a wonderful way to stay connected and alive during this quarantine season! You can send your content to Anna Rangel.
Women’s Gatherings will be meeting via Zoom! Be sure to sign up for our remaining ones on April 20th and/or May 18th. The theme is “Growing in Godliness.” Sign up here for the meetings and to receive the necessary Zoom meeting invitation via your email, which will arrive a few minutes prior to each meeting you sign up for. These meetings will be 7:30-8:15pm.
Spring 2020 Bible Study small groups continue online! We’re doing a Bible study titled, “The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” (by Nancy Guthrie) Many people want to study the Old Testament, but don’t understand how or why it’s relevant to the Christian life. The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets helps readers see Jesus, the true and living Word of God, in the Old Testament prophetic books. Together we’ll examine Jonah, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Malachi, learning how the prophets, whether chastising or comforting, point forward to Israel’s final redemption and ultimate hope. Join us this spring to gain a fresh perspective on the message of the Old Testament Prophets, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of scripture, and much more! “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth.” (John 1:45)
If you are not already in a Women’s Small Group, email Terri Fowler for information about how to get involved!
C3 Older Adults
This group is for those 55ish & older, whether married or single. There are no scheduled meetings until after the restrictions for coronavirus are lifted, however if you would like more information, or have questions, please send us an email!
Our missions committee will continue to meet to talk through local and global needs. They are hard at work planning our 2020-2021 missions’ giving budget.
The mission trip that has been planned for the Middle East happening in May has not been cancelled yet, but we are carefully watching the news and praying and will make a decision soon.
We know that during this time, you or someone you know might be struggling. You might be facing a job loss, you might be doubting God’s goodness or struggling with anxiety. You might have a neighbor who is unsure of how a good God that you have shared about can allow this to happen. We want to provide some resources.
Resources to study/assist during this time:
Resources Available in Houston:
In times like this, we see the great way that God has designed us, for one another. Due to the nature of this virus, great caution will need to be exercised, but that does not excuse us from helping those in need. We encourage you to creatively find ways to check in with those near you that are the most vulnerable, and when possible, see how the local CG can assist. Here are a few resources for needs beyond that that both our church and local government have available.
- Food banks – call 211 to find which ones are still operational and serve your zip code.
- United Way COVID Information/Assistance
- East Spring Branch Food Pantry
- Call 211- option 1 will allow you to speak to a specialist in your area to discuss options
- Memorial Area Ministries– limited remote services
- United Way COVID Information/Assistance
Helpful Resource Page
Everything from preparing your workplace, where to get tested, how to work from home, relief for small business, and how to file for unemployment, etc: https://www.houston.org/coronavirus.