At Cornerstone MCC, we offer a variety of programs and activities for Christian worship, fellowship, service, and education. There is also a place in ministry for you at Cornerstone, through one of our existing team ministries, or in the development of new ones as we grow together in faith and faithfulness. There's a place for everyone to share in God's Word. You Belong At Cornerstone!
10:45am (CST) ~ Worship Service
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Have You Found What You're Looking For?
Rev Sara Sills
Millions of people today are searching for something they really can’t put their finger on. They can’t define what it is they’re searching for. In 1987 Bono and the Irish rock group U2 recorded a song about this universal search. He sang: “I have run; I have crawled; I have scaled these city walls; Only to be with you. But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” Have you found what you are looking for? If you find yourself in a situation like the song by U2, please join us for worship this Sunday as we spend some time answering this question in our second week of gratitude training.
Holy Conversations with Jim and Chris will resume on Sunday, November 18 following our worship service. We will be covering Communion, Baptism and Ecclesiology. A light lunch will be provided. This is the last of the series and we can’t wait to share with you. Bring a friend and let’s talk!
Cornerstone MCC has been asked to provide a security crew and a crew to set up and break down the room at the community-wide Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20. The event will be held at the Ben May Library downtown and will begin at 6:00pm. Contact Pastor Sara if you are available for this important event.
OASIS continues on Wednesday, November 21 with the third in a five part study called "The Me I Want to Be" by John Ortberg. We gather around 6:15pm for a light meal followed by our time of Bible study.
Our Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast is almost here! We are providing turkey and ham and a little something special Jim is throwing on the smoker. Bring a favorite side dish, dessert, or drinks and ice to share! We will begin serving lunch at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 22. All are welcome!
Cornerstone Crew will be gathering at our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22. We will enjoy the fellowship and help with the hosting duties.
Barefoot Sunday is coming up on Sunday, November 25. Everyone is encouraged to wear a pair of good used shoes to worship that day. We will leave them at the altar for distribution to those in need and walk out barefoot.
#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for everyone to give a little extra to Cornerstone MCC following the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Mark your calendars to give on #GivingTuesday, November 27 through our e-giving "Donate Now" button at the top left.
We are launching a new stewardship emphasis designed to change our outlook on giving. It is based on God's offer for us to test the promise given in Malachi 3:10 and is called "God's Guarantee". Details will be provided on Sunday.
Our Outreach Ministry Team is collecting boys and girls khaki uniform pants sizes 5-14 and white polo shirts sizes small to extra-large for the children at our adopted school, Leinkauf Elementary School, through Sunday, December 23. Please donate what you can. For more information, contact Heidi Robinson.
Our congregation has decided to recognize Rev Ruth for her outstanding impact as our Interim Pastor and nominate her for the Ed Paul Transitional Ministry Award.
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems, passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and still living. All events welcome beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience or religious affiliation - in fact, the tradition was born from colonial “singing schools” whose purpose was to teach beginners to sing and our methods continue to reflect this goal. Though Sacred Harp is not affiliated with any denomination, it is a deeply spiritual experience for all involved, and functions as a religious observance for many singers.
The best way to learn about Sacred Harp singing is to sing it yourself. We will meet Friday, January 25 at 6:30pm.
Sanctuary Needs Your Love
The Sanctuary needs your love. She needs to be cleaned. Please see Beverly Kendrick to volunteer for doing custodial duties inside the Sanctuary. She has graciously agreed to lead this effort but is seeking help.
Pastor Sara will have office hours by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00am-3:00pm and on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm.
Fellowship House Restoration
Help fund the restoration of our Fellowship House! Thanks to some wonderful people, CMCC has a Go Fund Me account (www.gofundme.com/restorefellowshiphouse). After the first of the year we will be applying for grants. Many grant agencies require evidence that the applicant is trying to raise funds. Some require matching funds. Check out the site, donate, and share information on your Facebook and/or your Twitter account(s) so your friends can donate too. This link has already been posted to CMCC's Facebook and Twitter accounts for you to share.
A Drama Ministry creates joyful and new opportunities to express spirt and allows for a deeper emotional vesting in the church. It offers opportunities for all ages and creates lasting friendship while enhancing the word of God. Storytelling is the most powerful forms of communication God has given to us and drama is a highly potent way to tell a story. With the Drama Ministry Team, we will bring Scripture to life. Please contact Chris Willingham by email or 251.284.8272 for more information.
Help Cornerstone MCC by relieving some of your church's financial pressures. In addition to your usual giving consider paying one of our recurring bills. Some are yearly, some are quarterly and some are monthly. The monthly bills have been averaged over the past year. Currently there are fourteen bills, ten are monthly, one is quarterly, and three are yearly.
Place check or cash for the amount in an envelope, write name of bill on the outside and your name (if you wish to remain anonymous no name is necessary) and put in offering plate. Payment (cash or check) may also be mailed to: Cornerstone MCC, Attn: Adopt-a-Bill, 1007 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604.
You may choose to pay a bill for one month, three months or the whole year...however you feel lead to use the financial gifts God has blessed you with.
If you have questions, need information or want to sign-up, see Sheilah or Carol. A list of bills and amounts are on the bulletin board in the foyer and in the Fellowship House.
Manage Your Giving Online
Cornerstone is excited to announce that you can manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
- Visit the church website,
- Click on the Donate Now button on the left,
- Click on the Create Profile button, then
- Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
Support Cornerstone MCC When You Shop
Support Cornerstone while you shop. Try AmazonSmile.
When you make an eligible purchase at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to our church. Bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/63-1157132 and support us every time you shop. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Conflict Resolution Policy
After two Wonderful Wednesday sessions, a Conflict Resolution Policy was presented at the Board of Directors meeting. A motion was passed to rename it "Cornerstone Guidelines for Conflict Resolution" and to recommend all members and friends print out a copy and review it. It will also be included in New Member packets. It is our hope that this document will remind us that conflicts will occur, and there are positive ways to deal with them as Christian brothers and sisters.
Click here for your copy of Cornerstone Guidelines for Conflict Resolution.
There's an App for That!
You can now make a contribution to Cornerstone through a free mobile app!
If you have an iPhone, you can download Give+ Church for free from the App Store. Simply search for “give plus church” to quickly find and start using the app. It’s easy to make one-time or recurring donations to multiple funds. You can also choose whether to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently manage, schedule and review donations using Touch ID, PIN or password.
We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to Cornerstone’s ministry, and thank you for your support.
If you have talents or expertise in media services (audio-visual) or secretarial service (taking and transcribing board meeting minutes), please contact us in person on Sunday or through the church phone (251-438-7080) or Church Office contact form.
You can access your favorite Cornerstone MCC service, sermon and live broadcast from your mobile device by using the mobile app provided by sermon.net. Get your iPhone app here or your Android app here.
Church Directory Database
Do you need to change/review your information in our Church Directory? Now you can do it by logging-in to the IconCMO website. This is a secure directory so you will need your user name and password. If you aren't registered in our database, sign-up today by clicking here. If you do not remember your user name and password, email the office at email@example.com.
Assisted Listening Devices
Having difficulty hearing during a service? Assisted listening devices are now available. See any member of the Media Team before service to check one out.
Social and Other Media Guidelines
The Board of Directors has approved guidelines for Social and Other Media. With our new Facebook page, anyone who "Likes" is able to post and comment and should follow these very simple guidelines. These guidelines are now on our web site and are for everyone.
Appointments, Spiritual Advice and Wedding Ceremonies
Appointments can be scheduled by clicking here.
Do You Need Prayer?
To submit a prayer request to our Prayer Minister, click here.