Above is a video update for you on our response to the various government and health department recommendations that continue to evolve. We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of the corona virus. As a result, we will not be gathering publicly for worship until further notice. Please join us LIVE on Sunday Mornings at 10:30am. We will also encourage micro churches, and all other small groups to avoid meeting in person. There are also some options for video conferencing we will encourage groups to try.
Our phrase for this season is... Make It Count.
None of us want to be in this situation. None of us want to see Sunday services cancelled, or small groups unable to meet, or restaurants, schools and libraries closed. No one is happy about the additional strain on family finances, the added stress for healthcare and emergency workers, the isolation of the elderly, widows and single parents.
But here we are. So, Let’s Make it Count.
We know God is an expert at bringing good out of bad, but we often forget that he has invited us to participate in this with Him. We are Contributors, not consumers, so let’s partner with God in making the most of our opportunities for rest, for intentional conversation with our children & for prioritizing the needs of others above our own.
We have a unique and unexpected opportunity:
Let’s Make It Count.
Join us LIVE on Sunday
Mornings at 10:30 am!
The church has never been about a building. Even though we cannot meet in a physical location- we can still be THE CHURCH. We encourage you to engage with our online presence during this time & take advantage of resources we provide for your family with ways to stay connected to God & our church community!
Content will automatically start playing when we go live @10:30am.
You can comment, request prayer, read scripture, and follow sermon notes as we go through this platform.
We will also livestream through our Facebook page: Cicero Christian Church.
During communion we encourage you to partake at home. We will lead you through a time of communion weekly! Feel free to grab some crackers & juice & join in!
Please continue to give. Sunday morning worship is a small part of who we are and what we do as the cicero fam. We continue to support missionaries, locally and abroad, keep our building open for those who need it, employ a team of staff and pastors who are working to serve our church and community. Your reckless generosity allows ministry to continue. If you are giving online, thanks and keep it up! If not, consider using our App, Website or your own online banking for ways to give electronically.
We want to continue to worship together. Though our voices won't be combined in one room-
we would encourage you to sing along & worship right where you are.
You don't need to be in the worship center to express worship towards God.
Your living room is just as good! We know it might feel weird at first-
but what if this is an opportunity to introduce worshiping together as a family unit into our weekly rhythms as together? Take advantage of this unique opportunity & lean in!
We know that added time at home means you will be searching for some stuff to do with your kids. We want to help resources you as often as we can! We will be posting that content here & on our Facebook page so be sure to tune in for those! Any upcoming Virtual events to be aware of will show up below!
March 24th @ 5:30pm. Tune in LIVE to join on on Trivia Night! Each member of the ministry staff has created their own section of trivia questions to challenge the other pastors with! You will get to compete as a family against whichever staff member is in the Hot Seat for that round! Tune in on Facebook or by following this link at 5:30pm to join in! We will give a brief instruction before we begin!
Check out this video from Pastor Amber to learn more about some fun things you can do with your family during this time!
Current Challenge: Great job building your forts! We will update on FB and right here when the next challenge launches!
The Treehouse: 3-22-20
Until further notice ALL student ministry activities have been canceled. This includes MSM, HSM, & MvMnT.
Students: Be sure to follow our Cicero Students Facebook & Instagram pages. We will be posting videos & discussion questions each week for you to engage with! We recommend video calling to your small group, texting your friends about what you learn, or watching the videos with your family & talking about it after using our discussion guides!
Parents of Students: We know that without youth group you may be wondering how your child can stay connected to Jesus. We want help you engage with what they will be learning digitally during this time. Check out this Parent Resource below for some tips on how to keep your student engaged & how to be their small group leader during this time!
Be sure to follow our Cicero Students Facebook & Instagram pages. We will be posting content & challenges for you to engage with through that medium! We think its going to be super fun and you won't want to miss out!
This page will serve two purposes:
1. Provide Resources & tutorials on how to stay connected digitally to your micro church, cicierofam, & the community at large.
2. We believe this could be an awesome opportunity to introduce some healthy spiritual rhythms into your life. We will be posting resources on prayer, sabbath, etc. Its our hope that these will help you in your daily rhythms with God but also teach you some new ways to connect with Him!
Over the next few weeks we will be updating this page with resources & challenges you can do. We believe this could be a great time to introduce healthy spiritual rhythms into your life & even into the rhythm of your family unit!
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Do you need help?
Angels Attic is a local food pantry & clothing/household goods ministry. If you have an ongoing need or do not currently have the funds to buy groceries- Angels attic is a great place to get connected. Fill out this form and we will connect you!
The best thing you can do is stay home as often as possible. However- we do have a few ways you can get involved to help community members in need.