Who Are You?
Rev Sara Sills
Jesus does not see us only as we are. He sees us as we can be, and more than that, what we will be, because he has committed to changing us. Changing us to be like himself. Changing our character to be like his. Progressively, throughout our lives. And then completely and finally, when he returns. And he wants you to see yourself in the same way. Not just as you are, now, in yourself. Not just what you have been. But what you can be, what you will be, what you are becoming, in him.
Join us this week for worship and learn about how a man who was impulsive and rash became the rock on which the church is built.
Our Celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries and our Potluck Lunch are on Sunday, January 19! Bring a covered dish to share and stay afterwards for our monthly Board of Directors Meeting.
All young people ages 12-18, and their parents, are invited to a planning meeting for our new youth ministry program on Friday, January 31 from 6:00-7:30pm. This meeting will outline the activities and select a name for the new group.
35th Anniversary Celebration Preparations
Plans are underway for our 35th Anniversary Celebration. We will soon be setting a plan in motion to accomplish all we need to do before the big weekend. FYI there will be a clean-up day somewhere in February!
Our OASIS Gathering for adult Christian education is taking a break through the winter months. We will resume our studies in the spring.
Building What Matters!
There are only a few weeks left in our Building What Matters campaign to pay down our mortgage principal. We currently have $9795 in hand and another $1135 pledged. There is still time for you to contribute to this important campaign and be a part of Building What Matters here at Cornerstone MCC!
The Cornerstone Mailbox is located in the rear of the Sanctuary. Please use it to share cards and letters with other church members. Drop the “postage” cost in the offering plate! Be sure to check for mail left for you every week after worship service.
Pastor Sara will have office hours by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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/fellowshiphouserestoration). 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. There are instructions loaded underneath that button. Simply follow these easy steps:
- Visit the church website,
- Click on the Donate Now button on the left,
- 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
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.
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.