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December 4, 2016

posted Dec 4, 2016, 4:58 AM by Tami Ogden


Advent Reading


The Handmaid of the Lord


Luke 1:26-56


6:00 PM at the home of Betty Ann Homchuck


6:00 PM at Morton Avenue

We are studying through Deuteronomy


Christmas Trees: Make a suggested donation of $20 - $30 to Operation Christmas Child and pick out your tree at the Johnston Tree Farm (see Brenda Avery for vouchers)

Christmas Skit, Worship, & Message: Sunday, December 11th during the morning service followed by children’s Christmas music at Pleasant Meadows

Youth Group Christmas Party:  Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 PM (Teens meet at church and 12 and under at the Hensley’s)

Children’s Christmas Music Performance:  Sunday, December 18th during the morning service

Children’s Sunday School Christmas Party: Sunday, December 18th

Christmas Caroling & Potluck: Directly after church on December 18th then caroling at Mayo Regional Hospital and nursing homes

Christmas Eve Service:  Saturday, December 24th at 6:00 PM followed by cookies and coffee

Christmas Day:  No services; celebrate Christ with friends and family

"Love Your Neighbor" Ministry:  There will be a Christmas backpack packing party on Sunday December 11th after church to fill backpacks to those in need, with hygiene items, toilet paper , hats, gloves, scriptures and Bibles.  Please bring any donations to church.

Save the Date for the 2017 Summer Family Retreat:  For anyone who needs to plan in advance, we will be out at Peaks-Kenny State Park from July 13, 2017 - July 17, 2017.  The state parks office will begin accepting online and phone reservations in early February 2017.

Tuesday Night Community Board Gaming and Youth Group:  There’s lots going on at CCMH on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.  We offer a community board gaming group (all ages are welcome).  We have a supervised youth group with games, volleyball, basketball and a devotional time taking place (ages 10 and up).  We are now meeting at church for the fall and winter months.  For more information, talk to the Homchucks, Anthony Willis or Ray Landry. (207-564-8362).  There is also a Moms in Prayer meeting from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Cure for Addiction Weekly Meeting: We will be hosting our own meetings on Mondays at 6:00 PM starting October 3rd.  Please grab some flyers to hand out to those affected by drug or alcohol addiction or to put up around town.  There is also a meeting Thursdays at 6:00 PM at Calvary Chapel in Orrington.  Meetings are open to the public with childcare provided.  The Cure also provides family support groups for all those who have a loved one struggling with addiction.  Call 207-564-9058 (CCMH) or call 207-991-9555 (for CC Bangor) for more information or transportation.

Wednesday Ladies’ Bible Study:  Noon here at CCMH on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for November & December.  We are currently finishing up the book of Esther.  Moms in Prayer follows from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. (See Betty Ann Homchuck).

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: Third Saturday each month at 7:30 AM.  

Tuesday Night Moms in Prayer:  Here at CCMH from 6:00 to 7:00 PM (See Michelle Homchuck).

Write to Our Compassion Child:  There is a letter from our Compassion child, Mary, on the information table.  If you would like to write to her on behalf of the church, please feel free to take the letter and packet.  

Thank You!  Thanks to those who have helped so far by bringing in coffee, children’s snacks, or paper products.  These are a great help to the church!  Snacks are always appreciated on the snack table or for Sunday School.  Current needs include:

  • Sunday School snacks (cheese crackers, graham crackers, fruit, pretzels, gluten & dairy-free snacks)

  • Liquid coffee creamer, half and half, water bottles


Please continue to uplift in prayer the missions and families we support:

  • Blessed Hope and Seven Oaks Residential Discipleship Ministries

  • Donna Woerter of Child Evangelism Fellowship Southern Maine

  • Compassion International

  • Mike and Margaret Warman of Safe Families

  • Weekly Saturday meal distribution to homeless in downtown Bangor

Weekly Home Fellowship:  Ray and Betty Beless host a weekly Bible Study every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM in their home on Mayo Street. Please call 207-564-3459.

Praying for Your Adult Children Prayer Group:  This weekly prayer time is now taking place in Milo on Friday nights at 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Please see or call Melissa Preble at 207-631-4947 for more details.

Sunday Children’s Ministry:  This Sunday is Step-Up Sunday for all children that have turned 8 or 12 moving up into the next class.  We offer two Sunday school classes for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-11.  Don’t forget to sign your child(ren) in before church.  Both groups will be dismissed to their classes after worship.  Nursery is available for infants through age 3 during the entire service.  Please pick up your children from Sunday School/Nursery as soon as possible after the service.  For the safety of our children, we ask that only parents with children in nursery or the 4-7 year old class and nursery workers enter the nursery area.  

Pleasant Meadows Ministry: Please join us as at 12:30 PM on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month as we lead a service at Pleasant Meadows.

Minimizing Distractions: To the extent possible, please stay seated once the teaching begins; and please turn off or silence all communication devices.

Free Will Offerings:  We do not pass an offering plate during our services, but encourage all who attend regularly “whose hearts are stirred and everyone whose spirit is willing” to place your offerings in the walnut box on the back table. (Exodus 35:21; Malachi 3:10)


The set list will appear here weekly with the announcements.  Please note that we are blessed to have a worship team that seeks the Holy Spirit in leading us in worship, and therefore, this list is subject to His changes.  The number next to each song is the CCLI number.  You can visit CCLI’s Song Select site for more information on each of these songs.

Sing To The King  4010902

Shout To The North  1562261

Worship You Forever  3313837

You Are Worthy of My Praise  487976

Good, Good Father 7036612

Inside Out  4705176

Give Me Jesus  4874344

Pastor Dave’s Recommended Reading List

Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous

Fearless by Eric Blehm

Implosion by Joel C. Rosenberg

Inside the Revolution by Joel C. Rosenberg

The Vision That Changed a Nation:  The Legacy of William Tennent by John F. Hansen

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of Faith and Courage by Joe Wheeler

Against the Wind by K.P. Yohannan

Are These the Last Days? by Greg Laurie

Faith Undone by Roger Oakland

Faith, by Chuck Smith

Life in the Spirit by A. W. Tozer

Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life by Chuck Smith

Mornings With Tozer by A.W. Tozer

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Pathway to Freedom by Alistair Begg

Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan

Prayer:  Our Glorious Privilege by Chuck Smith

Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer

Reflecting His Image by K.P. Yohannan

The Final Act by Chuck Smith

The Making of a Man of God: Lessons from the Life of David, by Alan Redpath

The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

Touching Godliness by K.P. Yohannan

Under His Influence by Lloyd Pulley

What in the World is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah