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BLESSed the song (Adults) http://ift.tt/1v0vZOA BLESSed the song
Here is the song that was written for the B.L.E.S.S. series. Download it for an easy way to remember, how we are creating better neighborhoods in Northern Arizona.

Thanks go out to Mark Adler for letting us use his studio and playing keys, Danny Sandoval for drums and Keith Hovis for helping in the creative process!

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BLESSed the song (Adults) http://ift.tt/1tr52F8 BLESSed the song
Here is the song that was written for the B.L.E.S.S. series. Download it here for an easy way to remember, that we are creating better neighborhoods in Northern Arizona.

Thanks go out to Mark Adler for letting us use his studio and playing keys, Danny Sandoval for drums and Keith Hovis for helping in the creative process!
The Amor Global Gathering (Students) http://ift.tt/1r02YTF The Amor Global Gathering
If you are a young adult aged 15-30, join us for an excellent opportunity to learn about and create justice in the Yucatan Peninsula from January 3rd through the 10th, 2015. The Amor Global Gathering is half missions conference and half mission trip that is focused on empowering each other to tackle global issues, collaborating with others from around the world, working with local pastors and community leaders, and building homes for families in need. Along with house building, there will be multiple other ministry opportunities. The cost of the trip is $1900. There will be an informational meeting about this trip that all are welcome to attend on Saturday, September 20 at 11:30am in the West Campus. The cost of the trip is $1900. Contact Wes for more info.
Escaping poverty through child sponsorship (Missions) http://ift.tt/1sjUdAs Escaping poverty through child sponsorship
These pictures are just some of the children available for sponsorship this coming weekend through Mid-India Church Partners. Both Neelam’s Kids and Shining Light children are available. Here’s the difference:

Neelam’s Kids is Mid-India’s ministry to care for persecuted children. Over 50 children are in the care of the ministry and live on the Neelam’s Kids campus. Since their families became Christian, it is no longer safe for them to remain in their towns and villages, so they have given their children to Mid-India to raise in a safe environment. Both full sponsorships ($70/month) or shared sponsorships ($35/month) are available.

Shining Light serves hurting children and their families through the local church, by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a practical and tangible way. This ministry focuses on caring for children in and through the churches that have been established in towns and villages throughout India. Sponsorship generates the funding needed for children to continue academic study by providing for their tuition, books, and school materials. It also provides the children with blankets, jackets, and basic medical needs. You can sponsor one of these children for $20/month.

Recent research has shown increased levels of hopefulness and aspirations among sponsored children as well as improved adult lives. The author of the study stated that “the patient nurturing of self-worth, self-expectations, dreams, and aspirations may be a critical part of helping children escape poverty. It is a holistic approach that secular antipoverty initiatives have largely downplayed, but an approach that Christian development groups have championed for decades.”*

Won’t you give prayerful consideration to sponsoring a child, and changing their life – forever! Visit the sponsorship table in the Hospitality Room this weekend to choose your child.

*Wydick, Bruce, Christianity Today, June 2013
Serving at UCYC, November 7-9 (Missions) http://www.ccof.net/missions/serving_at_ucyc_november_7-9/ Serving at UCYC, November 7-9
The United Christian Youth Camp in Prescott, (OUR church camp!), needs our help. They have a great staff, program, food, and heart for transforming lives, but their accommodations are in need of serious renovations. They have begun a campaign to update the interior and exterior of all their living spaces, and are seeking churches to undertake funding and labor for the renovation.

That’s where WE come in! Our work trip scheduled for November 7-9 is a great way for families, neighborhood groups or individuals to have a weekend of fun and great fellowship while providing a much-needed service to UCYC. We’ll team up with their staff to tackle some of the serious renovations, in addition to doing whatever else needs doing: landscaping, clean-up, painting, etc.

We have a need for skilled tradesmen, but there are plentiful opportunities for non-skilled people of all ages. This is a family-friendly trip, and if you can’t come for the entire 3 days, no problem – come and serve when you can.

imageUCYC provides the food and housing, all we do is bring a smile, a willingness to work, and a servant’s heart. And when the work is done we’ll also have time to participate in some of the camp’s fun recreational activities!

What a tremendous opportunity for adults, youth, and children to work shoulder-to-shoulder and give back to an organization that has always provided a wonderful Christian camp experience for so many of our kids! Cost for this trip is only $10 per person/maximum $25 per family, and you must register by October 31. Please contact the Director of Missions if you have any questions about this trip.

Tuesdays at the Junction (Children) http://ift.tt/1pFx27E Tuesdays at the Junction

Our Kickoff is Tuesday, September 9!

Tuesdays at the Junction is for 3 year old’s through 5th graders. There will be fun Bible lessons, games, memory verses, snacks and more!

We will meet every Tuesday night from 6-7:30pm starting on September 9. (We will not meet the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.) Meet in the Children’s Auditorium.

Cost: $20 per kid and $55 max per family.
Celebrate with FaithWorks October 3 at CCoF! (Missions) http://ift.tt/Y97Lr5 Celebrate with FaithWorks October 3 at CCoF!
FaithWorks wants to share with you a whole year of missions! Hear first-hand testimonies from the recipients and from the missioners themselves. Watch videos from past mission trips! Get your 2015 FaithWorks calendar, sign up for 2015 mission trips, and much, much more!

It will be a casual evening with great speakers, booths where you can check out their past and future mission trips, PLUS enjoy a scrumptious dessert bar and popcorn. AND, did we mention the CCoF Worship Team will be providing the music?

Christ’s Church is a member of FaithWorks and highly endorses their ministry, which strives to unite the Christian community through mission trips to both local and international destinations (http://ift.tt/Y97Jj9). This is your opportunity to find out more about this great ministry and also sign up for their 2015 mission trips, which fill quickly! The event is Friday, October 3 from 6-8pm in the CCoF Auditorium.

The event is free, but please RSVP to 928-774-0504 if you’d like to attend.

Want to change the world?  Sponsor a child! (Missions) http://ift.tt/1wxN7QB Want to change the world?  Sponsor a child!
Have you ever wondered if child sponsorships help in the long run? Research that tracked over 10,000 sponsored children in six countries from the 1980s to 2010 recently shed life on this question, and the results were astounding.* Here are some of the results from the study:

“Overall, sponsorship makes children 27 to 40% more likely to complete secondary school, and 50 to 80% more likely to complete a university education.

When a sponsored child grows up, they are 14-18% more likely to obtain a salaried job, and 35% percent more likely to obtain a white-collar job.image

Sponsored children are more likely to grow up to be both community leaders and church leaders.”

The researchers found not only positive correlations with sponsored children, but “substantial causal effects” in every country, especially Africa. This led to “the Hope Hypothesis”, which attributed child sponsorship to expanding children’s views about their own possibilities. Additional studies confirmed that sponsored children consistently had higher expectations for their own schooling and adult employment than non-sponsored children. Drawings made by sponsored children displayed significantly “lower levels of hopelessness, higher levels of optimism and self-efficacy, and higher levels of overall happiness.”

The author of the study stated that "the patient nurturing of self-worth, self-expectations, dreams, and aspirations may be a critical part of helping children escape poverty".

You will have the chance to sponsor a child through our partner, Mid-India Church Partners, during the weekends of September 13 & 14 and 20 & 21. Won’t you pray about this unique opportunity to sponsor a child and change a life….forever!

*Wydick, Bruce, Christianity Today, June 2013
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