Rev Ruth Jensen-Forbell
In John 15 and 1 John 5, we see a connection between love and commands. History has shown us many examples of the kinds of leaders who issue commands and how unloving they can be. As a result, these two concepts can seem to be almost contradictory from our human perspective. But, the connection between them is strong in these two passages. If we keep Jesus' commandments, we remain in his love. Jesus has set the example for us in keeping God's commandments and remaining in God's love. Jesus commands us to love one another as he loved us. And Jesus gives us his commands so that we might love one another.
All Ministry Teams
Thank you for your service to Cornerstone MCC and for what your team has accomplished thus far. We are excited to be starting something a little different at Cornerstone in the way we Minister and Lead. We are moving to a Staff Centered Organizational Model starting May 2018. The new Model will have two Ministry Staff that will oversee the Ministry Team Leaders.
Due to the size of our congregation, we have reorganized and combined some of our Ministry Teams. We would like to meet on Sunday, May 6, after Worship Service to discuss the changes and reorganization of our teams. This will give each team leader and member an opportunity to decide if you wish to stay on your current team or find a new one. Be in prayer until then about what God is calling you to do in the life of and ministry of Cornerstone MCC.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Pastor Tonya Johnson will be leading our Bible Study starting at 7:00pm every Wednesday. The study will focus on the scriptures that will be used on the following Sunday.
Game Night At Cornerstone
We would like to invite you to Game Night at Cornerstone! Join us in the Fellowship House Saturday, May 12 at 3:00pm for Games, Food and Snacks. We will have board games, video games and group games going on all over the Fellowship House. Feel free to bring any board or video games you might have that you want to play. It will be an evening of fun, fellowship and healthy competition! We will provide hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks and you can bring an appetizer, side dish or snack to share. Anything goes. There will be some special candy treats and maybe even a few trophies for bragging rights! This will be a great night to fellowship, laugh and play together! We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Boesen.
Mark your calendar, the next Women's Group gathering is Saturday, May 19 at 5:00pm. We will meet for dinner and fellowship at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant at 763 Holcombe Avenue. We will discuss what the group wants to do in the future. If you identify as a woman, please join us.
Stewardship is about more than money and finances. Think beyond the offering plate. According to Copeland stewardship is to be lived because "all resources begin with and belong to God."
Our steward is not just "between me and God." It is a "layered, interrelated, and interdependent" concept. Stewardship addresses a mindset that realizes "everything we are and have belongs to God not to us." Stewardship involves our time, work, body, mind, spirit, talents, community, technology and yes our money and finances.
If you are interested in serving on our Stewardship Team, please see or email Sheilah Coffey.
Pastoral Search Committee
The initial application period has ended. We have multiple applicants. We are asking the applicants for a second application in which they provide more information. We will then set up interviews.
Board of Directors
The term of our initial interim pastoral agreement, with Reverend Ruth Jensen-Forbell, is set through July. There will be a one month transition period with the 'Pastor Elect’. If the end of the transition period occurs before the end of July, the interim agreement may terminate then.
South Gulf Coast Network
It is official! Cornerstone will be hosting the South Gulf Coast Network Gathering on June 22-23. The Theme is “Creating a Spirit of Community and Generosity“
Here are registration details:
- Cost: $25.00 per person or ($30.00 at the door)
- Online registration here
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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.
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.
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.
On Saturdays, Pastor Ruth will have office hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm by appointment only. To make an appointment, please use her contact form on our web site for a specific appointment time. She will be available on:
- May 5
- May 12
- May 19
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.
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.
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.
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.