Much to Be Grateful For


On Tuesday, April 10th the Board of Directors met via web conference. Gratitude was a big theme of the meeting as discussion stirred up thanksgiving for God’s movement in our Conference.

-Ron Hamilton reported on continuing to develop our process for bringing in new churches. As we are seeing more of this, we want to provide the best processes for orienting our newest members to the CCCC. What a blessing to be adding new churches into our family.

-The Board has also been very grateful to the Shanahans for their hard work on behalf of the conference in the Northeast and beyond, so it was a delight to hear that their sabbatical is in full swing and going well.

-Our Treasurer, Sue Drehmel, reported that we have had the best first quarter in many years, thanks to the generous support of the Conference. The Board was moved and humbled by the blessings of serving alongside our churches and the ways the churches throughout the conference have supported the mission of the CCCC— not only financially, but through time, service and supporting leaders’ involvement in Conference affairs. Spending  time in prayer, we gave thanks to God for His presence and provision in and through our churches.

-There was much to be thankful for regarding our upcoming Annual Gathering (AG) at Gordon College in Wenham, MA in July. An unbelievable amount of planning is required to bring our family together for that week. The AG Committee has done an excellent job, taking great care in how each piece fits together for our purposes. Local families will be opening their homes to host Board members; churches are sharing resources of personnel for youth ministry and worship.

-As funny as it seems to be thinking of the coming year already, that’s exactly what we have to do in order to secure locations for future Annual Gatherings. A team already has been scouting venues and collecting information for the Board to start planning for 2019 and beyond. Many aspects are considered in those decisions: the budgets of the ministers and churches, the experience and requests of our members, and the goals of the broader vision of the conference. We have an excellent team working on these things.

The Board is already excited for coming together in July with the CCCC family. It is a blessing to serve the kingdom of Christ in this time and place, alongside the wonderful churches of the CCCC.

Stewardship: Mission Giving