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Week of June 7, 2020
If God Were in the Picture
“If God were in the picture (of everyone’s life) we would not be seeing the pictures we are seeing today on the nightly news, Facebook, Instagram, and the like.  Pictures of violence, human intolerance, racism, hatred, bigotry, frustration, anger, pain, shock and outrage.  An unprecedented time to say the least, of societal disease, darkness, despair and division.  

If God were in the picture, we would not see the rotten fruit of the flesh showing its ugliness - immorality, strife, jealousy, outbursts, and dissension, but instead the sweet fruit of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self -control. 

If God were truly in the picture things would be a lot different.  The whole world would be different. There would be more “Good Samaritans.” There would be more hope and less hurt and hate.  There would be more love and less lies. There would be more building up of lives instead of breaking them down and tearing them apart. There would be more encouragement and less discouragement.  There would be more faith and less fear.  There would be more appreciation for our differences than depreciation. There would be more focus on the inner man.

If God were in the picture, praying in public would not be offensive, the Bible would not be silenced, truth would not be persecuted, Christ would not be mocked, and faith would not be viewed as a farce. 

If God were in the picture, the picture we see today would not be the picture we see tomorrow.  Where there is darkness there would be light, where there is unrest there would be peace, where there is confusion there would be order.  Sin would not win, lies would die, and souls would be saved. Life would be better, beautiful and blessed!

Let us let love have its way so hate will decay and never again be allowed to rule the day.  I would like to leave you with this quote: “Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.”  (author unknown)

If only God were in the picture of everybody’s life, the world would certainly be a place where the souls of all men could live in harmony, humility and hope !" 

In Him
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.
Click here or anywhere in the announcement above to view the service via Zoom. Please note that the link will not be live until 10:45 a.m. on June 10th.
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Remote Service and Class Schedule
Remote Worship Service: Each Sunday, during the state of emergency, the sermon is broadcast on the church website and the congregation's Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. We gather via conference call at 12 noon (repeated at 12:15) for communion and collection (subject to changed depending on sermon length. See below for detailed participation instructions.
Access to Sermon video (Sunday at 11:00 a.m.):
  • Click here for sermon videos on the church website, or
  • Click here to go to the congregation's Facebook page

Access to Communion Conference Call (Sunday at 12 noon and 12:15 p.m., subject to change ):
  • Via Telephone: Dial 978-990-5000; when prompted enter the access code: 261232#
  • Online: Click here to connect with the communion service conference call online. Click "join meeting," then click "call in using wifi or data," then click the phone icon at the top of the page and select "Mic and Speakers" to turn on audio.
  • Please mute your phone or computer when you enter the call to avoid interrupting the service.

Access to E-Giving:
  • Click here for e-giving on the church website. Please note that if you mail your offering to the building, there will be a processing delay.
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.
All Services, classes and meetings at the church building remain suspended until further notice. Some ministries are meeting online via teleconference with freeconferencecall.com, or via Zoom. Please check with ministry coordinators for meeting schedules.
News & Notes
Wear Your Face Mask: Please remember that cloth face masks or coverings are now required in all public places, even for going for walks outdoors. Please also remember to launder your cloth facemasks and/or coverings regularly.
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
Community Outreach Event: In lieu of our Annual Cook-Off, which brings the community to us, this year we will go out into the community. Please join us in the church parking lot on Saturday, June 13th at 10 a.m. to assemble care packages containing food items and household necessities, which we will then distribute to households in the neighborhood surrounding the church building. If you are unable to join us, but would like to participate, please contact Sis. Pam Alexander to see how you can help.
Click anywhere in the announcement above to visit the Prince George's Church of Christ Facebook page.
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men's Retreat
New England Lectureship
No announcements at this time.
Retention Ministry
Support Groups
The Healing Hearts Ministry has been holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Please contact Bro. Robert Jackson or Sis. Pam Alexander for connection information.
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
No announcements at this time.
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: June 2020
Special Events

  • Community Outreach Event, meet in church parking lot at 10am. Details above.
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 10:30am VIA CHURCH WEBSITE AND TELECONFERENCE beginning at 11 AM
  • 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)
  • Mature in Heart Bible Study and Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE
  • 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)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am)
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30 a.m.)

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