• Fort Smith Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, May 16, 2021

    Ed Saucier, Isaiah 55:8-9 

     

    Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB)

    “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

     

    Sermon Question:

    - How would you describe what it means to be a church family?

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Home Group and Discipleship Groups

    CB Groups sign-ups are happening now.

    You can sign up for home groups, discipleship groups, and Bible studies at communitychurch.com/groups or by texting CBGROUPS to 94090.

    If you have any questions, email Rachel Todd.

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520-1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

     

    CB-Kids has returned to in-person services. 

    All ages of CB-Kids have resumed during our 9:00AM service. Our team has been hard at work creating a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for your kids to return.  

    For more information check out our CB-Kids Restart Procedures. 

    If you choose to continue to attend virtually, CB-Kids content will be available on the CB-Kids Video Hub.

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS

     

    Communitystudents.org

     
    Junior High (7th - 9th)
    Wednesday, September 9th
    Mostly Outside // Bring Mask for Worship and Talk Inside
     
    High School (10th - 12th)
    Begins Sunday, September 13th
    Outside // Bring Your Own Lawn Chair
     
    *In the event of rain, we will be inside and will need to wear a mask.
  • Greenwood Campus // Weekly Guide

     

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, May 16, 2021

    Fearless Families, 

    Richy Fisher, 1 John 5:13 

     

    1 John 5:13

    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

     

    SERMON QUESTIONS: 

     1. How did you feel about taking the “faith test”? Were you excited? Anxious? Curious?

    2. Were there any questions that were more difficult than others to answer? If so, which ones?
    3. Were there areas in your spiritual life that you need to make some adjustments? If so, which ones?
    4. The apostle John wrote in 5:3 the we can know that we have eternal life. How does this verse help you in having confidence in your relationship with Christ?

     

    #FORGREENWOOD

     

    Men’s Group

    Tuesdays | 6-8pm

    If you are interested in learning more, email Troy Jarrell.

     

    Women’s Bible Study

    Tuesdays | 6-8pm
    Our Women’s Bible Study is in a study called “Twelve Women of the Bible.” For more information, email Regina Clack

     

    CB Groups

    If you’ve considered joining a home group, discipleship group, bible study, or class, it’s never too late to sign up. If you are inter- ested in learning more, email email Troy Jarrell for more info.

     

    ALL CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520-1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS - GREENWOOD

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

    Sundays | 4-5pm

    Our Community Kids program for grades K-6 meet on Sunday afternoons from 4-5pm.

     

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS - GREENWOOD

     

    CONVERGE

    Wednesdays | 6-7:30pm

    Our Converge student program for grades 7-12 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm.

  • Van Buren Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, May 16, 2021 

    Kevin Thompson, Ephesians 3:7-13 

     

    Ephesians 3:7-13 

    7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

     

    SERMON QUESTIONS
    1. What’s the purpose of the church?
    2. What are some distractions for the church?
    3. How do we move one another from fear to love?
    4. How do we fight the temptation of materialism/consumerism in the church?
    5. What does a church based on love look like?

      

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Home Group and Discipleship Groups

    These groups will all continue online. If you have any questions, email Doug Young

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520- 1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

     

    Google Classroom

    We want your kids to stay connected during this time at home so we created google classrooms that have weekly lessons, activities and videos to help stay engaged with the gospel! If you have a kid in 1st-5th grade log on to google classroom and use the class code isylo4w and if you have a kid age 3 year old-kindergarten use class code uok73tx.

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS

     

    Zoom Meetings

    VB Student Ministry will meet on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. through Zoom Video Chats. Contact Rachel Dahl if you need instructions on how to get set up.

  • North Fort Smith Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, May 16, 2021

    Jackie Flake, Psalm 88

     

    Psalm 88

    O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. 2 Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! 3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. 4 I am counted among those who (I)go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, 5 like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave,

    like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand. 6 You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep. 7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah

     

    8 You have caused my companions to shun me;    you have made me a horror to them.I am shut in so that I cannot escape;9 my eye grows dim through sorrow.Every day I call upon you, O Lord; I spread out my hands to you.10 Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah

     

    11 Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon? 12 Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you. 14 O Lord, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me? 15 Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.16 Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me.17 They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together. 18 You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have become darkness.

     

    CORPORATE LIFE
    Pray that we develop a more excellent worship experience for our diverse community of friends on Sundays, engaging our core attendees more during the worship gathering (engagement includes planning and serving through Relational Connectors, Tech, Worship, Children, Lunch, Setup/Clean up). Pray that we help men and women with their spiritual maturity both personally and as a group by having monthly men & women gatherings.

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    NEXT GENERATION LIFE

     

    Pray that we assimilate more of our Wednesday Youth & Children’s families into our Sunday gatherings. Pray that we help youth and children with spiritual maturity both personally and as a group through professions of faith, baptism & service.

     

    CB North Student Facebook Page

    Check out and like our Facebook page by going to “CB North Students” and liking our page.

     

    MISSIONAL LIFE

     

    Pray that we identify 3-5 ministry/missional opportunities within NFSM and Beyond. Pray that we help families seek to become discipling communities within our homes and neighborhoods through 3-5 Community (missional) groups.

     

    CB On Mission | Short Term Trips

    New Mexico/Arizona - Navajo Reservation | March 21-26th | Families and Individuals

    Haiti | February 15-22nd | Men’s Trip

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras | July 18-24th | Students and Adults

     

    Many local missional opportunities as well!

    RSVP to donnie@communitychurch.com

     

    Location

    1201 N. 12th Street. (The Warehouse near the corner or Garrison Ave, facing N. 12th Street) Worship gathering, Sundays at 10:30
    For Children & Youth, email jackie@communitychurch.com

     

    CB NORTH CORE VALUES

     

    We accentuate our values using the acrostic TRUST:

    Truth
    Rhythms (Spiritual Disciplines)

    commUnity

    Service

    Transformation

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    Celebrate Recovery // Weekly Guide

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesday nights at 6pm. It is a 12-step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post 

     

    Not ready to come back to CR in person yet? Or, want to give it a try but not just yet in person? Join us online every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church

     

     

    5 Guidelines of Recovery

     

    1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings.

    Not your spouse’s, someone you’re dating, or your family members’ hurts and hang-ups, but your own. Focusing on yourself will benefit your recovery as well as the ones around you. Stick to “I” or “me” statements, not “you” or “we” statements. 

    Limit your sharing to three to five minutes, so everyone has an opportunity to share — and to ensure that one person does not dominate the group sharing time.

     

    2. There is NO cross-talk. Cross-talk is when two people engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions. 

    Cross-talk is also making distracting comments or questions while someone is sharing. This includes speaking to another member of the group while someone is sharing, or responding to what someone has shared during his or her time of sharing.

     

    3. We are here to support one another, not “fix” one another. This keeps us focused on our own issues. 

    We do not give advice or solve someone’s problem in our time of sharing or offer book referrals or counselor referrals! We are not licensed counselors, psychologists, or therapists, nor are the group members. Celebrate Recovery groups are not designed for this. It is up to the participants to include outside counseling to their program when they’re ready.

     

    4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others. 

    We are not to share information with our spouses/family/co-workers. This also means not discussing what is shared in the group among group members. This is called gossip. Please be advised, if anyone threatens to hurt themselves or others, the Small Group Leader has the responsibility to report it to the Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader.

     

    5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group. 

    Therefore, we ask that you please watch your language. The main issue here is that the Lord’s name is not used inappropriately. We also avoid graphic descriptions. If anyone feels uncomfortable with how explicitly a speaker is sharing regarding his/her behaviors, then you may indicate so by simply raising your hand. The speaker will then respect your boundaries by being less specific in his/her descriptions. This will avoid potential triggers that could cause a person to act out. 

     

    Emphasize at the close of your meeting that Group Sharing Guidelines stay intact as participants fellowship with each other after the meeting.

     

    CR Crisis Response Additional 3 Guidelines for online group meetings: 

     

    1. All members must use headphones. This will ensure that no one else can overhear what is being shared. (Pat Phrase: “Please use your headphones.”)
    2. All members must be on camera. If the group leader asks, participants must show the rest of the group that no one else is in the room. Please do not leave your chair while the meeting is going on. (Pat Phrase: “Please stay on camera.”, “Can you show us the room you’re in?”)
    3. The meetings will not be recorded. (Pat Phrase: “Meetings are not recorded.”)