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Week of February 21, 2021
“NEW DAYS WITH OLD STRUGGLES!”
As wonderful as the Christian life is, there are times when it can become extremely overbearing. It is very difficult to stay positive and upbeat when we find ourselves constantly fighting against three of man’s most common struggles; Satan, sin and self. These common struggles give truth to the saying; “new days with old struggles.”  
 
We wake up having to face our greatest fight every day.  As Paul notes in Romans 7: 19 - 21 “For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but the sin which dwells in me. I find the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.” 
 
The good news is, we never have to take on the fight by ourselves. This is what makes the Christian experience so wonderful. We have a Helper, who is there to help and assist us, enabling us to make it through our struggles and frustrations. When we are at our wit’s end and weak points, we have access to a power source like no other; the Holy Spirit! Jesus told his disciples in John 14:16 -17 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He will be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and in you.” 
 
Every new day comes with its unique set of challenges. The scriptures encourage us “not to worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6: 34) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6: 18) As long as sin exists in our world, our daily struggles will continue to hold true to the statement; our new days are presented with old struggles. 
 
“Fear not, God is with you! He is always there to strengthen you, help you and uphold you.” (Isaiah 41: 10) We may not win every battle, but we will win the war!  “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1: 13-14)
 
Love,
Bro. Craigwell

Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Sympathy: We extend our sympathy to the family of Sis. Sandra Grubbs, a member of the Roxbury congregation before placing membership at Blue Hill. Sis. Grubbs passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. There will be a private graveside service.

Final Arrangements for Sis. Jordan's in-laws, Curtis and Ellen Jordan of Mattapan, will be Friday, February 26, 2021 at George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway in Mattapan. The wake will be at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions the maximum capacity is 25 persons and the service will be private. "The Jordan, Baker, and Bynoe families thank you for your expressions of love and encouragement during our time of bereavement. We seek your continued prayers for comfort and peace."

Services for Barbara Rieves, Sis. Melodye Rieves's mother and Sis. Niambi Landrum's grandmother, were held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Moss Point, Mississippi. Please continue to lift up Sisters Rieves and Landrum in prayer for comfort and strength in their bereavement.

Education Ministry Meeting: Monday, February 22th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Connection info: Click here to connect. Connection has also been sent to members of the Education Ministry.

TextAlertz: If you are signed up to receive church text blasts via textalertz, but have stopped receiving the blasts, please email Sis. Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com so she can troubleshoot the issue.

Please keep us updated: Please keep us apprised of any changes to your address, phone number and email address so that we can maintain an accurate database of member information. Please notify Sis Nagarajah at enagarajah@gmail.com or Sis Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com of any changes to your contact information.

Don't Miss Out! Please scroll through the entire e-bulletin each week to be certain not to miss any important announcements or links. Many items are repeated each week, but there are also new announcements that you'll miss if you don't scroll through the entire bulletin.

See the following sections below for new/updated announcements.

  • Latest on COVID-19 - Vaccine available for Phase 1 and those 65 & older
  • Current and Upcoming Events -
  • Wedding Shower for Tiye Cort & Kevwe Odima (RSVP deadline was 2/20/21)
  • Community Outreach (2/27/21)
  • Congregational Address - 2/28/21 at 6pm via Zoom and YouTube
  • Ladies' Day Update - Please make refund requests by February 28, 2021

Midweek Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Lesson 2 (Weeks 5-8)
The Fragrance of Our Suffering
(2 Corinthians 1:1-2:11)
via freeconferencecall.com
(See remote class schedule below for connection info and link)
Worship Service Schedule

Our Sunday Worship will be by livestream only, Sundays at 11 a.m., until further notice


PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE TRANSITIONED OUR SUNDAY 11 AM WORSHIP LIVESTREAM TO YOUTUBE.

Only the media team and those brothers on the order of service will be onsite at the church building for worship service each Sunday. All others are encouraged to join us at 11 a.m. for the livestream on our YouTube channel (link below)

Giving: We encourage members to continue using e-giving via the Paypal link on the church website, or to mail their offerings to the church building. Use the following link to access e-giving:
 
Use the link below to join us for our worship livestream on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. 
Latest on COVID-19
COVID-19: Although COVID numbers are going down in Massachusetts, please continue to exercise vigilance in observing recommended safety protocols, e.g., wash your hands frequently, wear a mask whenever you are around people who are not part of your immediate household, in both public and private settings, do not travel unless absolutely necessary, keep your distance, and self-quarantine for the recommended amount of time if you contract or are exposed to COVID-19. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with the roll out of multiple vaccines, for now, the pandemic rages on, and it is not time to relax our vigilance in limiting its spread.
Reminder: Please remember that cloth face masks or coverings are required in all public places, including for outdoor activities. Please also remember to launder your cloth facemasks and/or coverings regularly, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
Remote Class Schedule
REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
Prayer Requests
Please note that some of the ministries listed below are meeting via Zoom or freeconferencecall.com during the state of emergency. Check with your ministry coordinator(s) for remote meeting schedules. The ministries will resume their regular schedules once the state of emergency has been lifted. 
Current & Upcoming Events
Click here or in the announcement above to RSVP by February 20, 2021
Click here for Tiye & Kevwe's gift registry.
Click here to donate funds via the congregation's e-giving link. To earmark your donation for Community Outreach, please let Bro. Gallington know via email at mrcg13@hotmail.com so that he can properly allocate the funds to Community Outreach.
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Click anywhere in the announcement above to join the conference call online. Feel free to turn on your camera if you want to be seen by others on the call. You will also be able to see those who have turned on their cameras.
Click here or anywhere in the announcement above to assist us in processing your refund request. Please make all refund requests by February 28, 2021.
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men Take Note
No announcements at this time.
New England Lectureship
The 2021 New England Lectureship has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We hope to be able to hold it in 2022.
Retention Ministry
The next Retention Ministry meeting will be via Zoom. Date and time TBA.
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
If you are interested in joining the planning committee for the YAM Virtual Conference, please email yamscoc@gmail.com by January 31, 2021.
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: February 2021
Special Events
2/19 - Youth and Family Ministry Zoom Fellowship 7-8:30 p.m.
2/27 - Community Outreach, 10 a.m.
2/28 - Congregational Address, 6 p.m. via Zoom and YouTub
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS NORMALLY HELD AT THE CHURCH BUILDING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) See above for connection info and times for individual classes.
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am. via livestream on Facebook. See above for details.
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Mature in Heart Women's Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (Connection info above)
  • Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Meeting, (3rd Saturday @10 am) VIA ZOOM
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30am)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826