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Week of October 11, 2020
Unless You Are Converted
By Mike Riley
Conversion is a process of change. Jesus talks about a very real change in our hearts, minds and souls (Matthew 18:1-6). In order for this to happen, we must change the one we are trying to please. Self sits on the throne of most hearts today. We try to please the appetites of the flesh and it never satisfies the hungers of our hearts (Ecclesiastes 1:8; cf. Proverbs 27:20). We go about our daily routines and we are still longing for the bread that will truly meet our needs (John 6:35; cf. Matthew 4:4).

The body of man dies, and his soul lives on for an eternity. Earthly wealth and fame never will meet the true needs of one’s soul. There must be a dramatic change inside us that connects us to Him who made us. Jesus described this as becoming as a child. Children trust their parents. They will do what their parents tell them to do. This trust will cause them, without question, to follow those who guide them. Children are followers. They do not have a personal, selfish agenda. They spend no time on selfish pursuits. They are innocent of lying, deception and sinful pride.

The drama of what Jesus said when He told His disciples to become as little children, was not lost to them. They did as Jesus commanded in the beginning. Follow Me! (Matthew 4:18-19). They did follow Him preaching to the lost of the world. Often, their conversion led to prison and death (Revelation 2:10). John was the only apostle that escaped a premature death. They taught those who readily accepted the truth (Acts 13:44-49). They taught those who hated and killed His own Son (Acts 2). They, as children, trusted Him who had always submitted to His own Father’s will (John 8:29). As children, they followed Him.

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
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Spotlight on Members
Hi Everyone,

John and I were asked to write short audio plays for the Huntington Theatre's DREAM Boston series. DREAM Boston asked playwrights to imagine a specific location in Boston in the not-too-distant future.

We deeply appreciate your support of us. This is a tough time for artists and we are thankful for the blessing of work!

John's Play - The Rainman
Miranda's Play - Virtual Attendance

Take good care,

Miranda ADEkoje
Latest News from Mass.gov
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Service and Class Schedule
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Our church building is open for worship Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Those who plan to attend the service in person must complete and submit an online attendance form by Friday of each week. The medical questions on the form are optional, but if you can answer yes to any of them, we ask that you refrain from attending worship in person out of consideration for the health and well-being of others. A link to the form is included below, and is texted each week to all members who have signed up to receive text alerts. If you are unable to complete the form online, please text or call Sis. Wendy Craigwell at 617-980-7830. 

We will continue to live-stream the worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday for those unable to attend in person (link below).
 
For those attending in person, remember that face masks are required (no vented masks allowed), and social distancing protocols will be followed. If you plan to attend in person, please also remember to bring your communion cups, which were distributed earlier this month.

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 one of the links below to join us for the worship livestream on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
 
Connect via the link on the church website:
 
Or go directly to Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to view the live stream on Facebook)
 
If you are unable to watch the livestream on Facebook, the video will be posted on the congregation's Youtube channel approximately one hour after the service ends.



We will continue to conduct Tuesday Prayer Night and Mid-Week Bible Class via conference call until further notice (details below).
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.
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
Men’s Meeting: Saturday, October 17th 8am-1pm at Bro. Meuse’s home in Plymouth. Contact Bro. Javier Jackson or Bro. Martin Samuel for details.
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men Take Note
BROTHERS' MEETING: There will be a meeting of all brothers at Bro. Meuse's home in Plymouth on Saturday, October 17th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be observed. Please contact Bro. Javier Jackson or Bro. Martin Samuel for further information.

New England Lectureship
No announcements at this time.
Retention Ministry
The next Retention Ministry meeting will be via Zoom. Date and time TBA.
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: October 2020
Special Events
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) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am at the church building. 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)
  • 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)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th 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