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Week of September 6, 2020
The Best Assurance Policy Ever!
Insurance companies are big businesses in America. Businesses and insurance companies such as health, auto, home and life insurance, are out there competing against each other for your business.  They all promise you that their insurance policies are the best. Even state and government have laws in effect that make it mandatory for every citizen to have some type of insurance coverage. 
 
You cannot argue that it serves us well to have an insurance policy in place. We never know when we will need insurance for an accident or some other unfortunate event that may take place in our lives. 
 
However, insurance policies are basically designed solely for our physical and material possessions. They do not serve or protect our most valuable possession, our soul. (Mark 8:36) Only Jesus can offer us the type of assurance we need to cover our souls. 
 
There is nothing on earth that comes close or can compare to Jesus’ “Assurance Policy!” To begin with, once you commit your life (hear, believe, repent, confess, get baptized and remain faithful) you are covered by His blood. (Matt. 26:28) Secondly, there are no monthly or quarterly payments to be made. He already paid them in full for you when He died on the cross. (1st Cor. 6:20) Thirdly, if you find yourself in a bad (sinful) or unfortunate situation, there is a customer forgiveness plan that goes into effect the moment you become a “policy holder” (a born again Christian). (Rom 8:1) All the points you build up over the years for having a good track record carry over into the next year and get recorded in heaven’s bookkeeping. Lastly, your soul can be at peace and rest in peace knowing that Jesus stands by every word and promise written in His Assurance Policy (the Bible)! (Heb. 6:18)
 
Jesus’ assurance coverage is the world's best! There is no other insurance company or agency known to man that can offer that kind of assurance. His policy covers us not only on earth but it extends all the way into heaven as well! (John 14:6) 
 
You are in good hands with Jesus! What you read is what you will receive!  Jesus’ assurance is our blessed insurance!  Be baptized today if you haven't already!!! 
 
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.
News & Notes
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, particularly in the Current and Upcoming Events section.
Our congregation has subscribed to PTP365, a digital library with thousands of sermons to watch. Our account allows all of our members to join at no cost to you.
 
The best way to describe it is a Netflix account for Bible study material.
 
There are thousands of classes available on a variety of topics such as spiritual growth, textual studies, marriage, parenting, and so much more.
 
You can learn more about how to sign up at https://polishingthepulpit.com/welcome-to-ptp365/

Please note: Due to increased costs to the congregation, we must limit subscriptions to one per family. Three people can be logged on to a single subscription at a time.
Latest News from Mass.gov
In response to the recent uptick in the number of confirmed corona virus cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has issued a Third Revised Order Regulating Gatherings Throughout the Commonwealth (COVID-19 Order 46). The order, which took effect on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, limits outdoor gatherings to 50 people, and indoor gatherings to 25 people in a single enclosed space. The order also mandates social distancing of at least 6 feet between people not residing in the same household, and the use of facial coverings in public spaces. Please assist us in our efforts to comply with this order by following the protocols we have established for in-person participation in our Sunday on-site worship service.

To stay informed and receive important updates regarding the Commonwealth's COVID-19 response, text COVIDMA to 888-777.




Click here to view a brief video on how face masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19
Service and Class Schedule
Reopen 2
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)
 


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
If you missed the live broadcast of Queen Esther on Friday, September 4th, catch one of these encore broadcasts on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th on Sight & Sound TV. This is a pay-what-you-want event with a minimum price of $25.
This is a FREE event, but registration IS REQUIRED
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
CANCELLED: The 2020 Mature in Heart Pennsylvania Dutch Country Excursion to Lancaster County, PA has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19. All refunds have now been processed. If you have not received yours, please let Bro. Gallington know ASAP.
Men's Retreat
CANCELLED: This year's Men's Retreat, scheduled for November 12-14, has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19
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
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
CANCELLED: Our annual church cook out, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd, has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Calendar: September 2020
Special Events
9/6 - Encore presentations of Sight & Sound Theater's "Queen Esther" at 8am and 3 pm
9/12 - Estrada Baby Gender Reveal gathering at Moakley Park, 2pm
9/19 - Milton 2020 Teachers' Workshop, 9am-1pm
9/19 - Stonecrest CoC Virtual Play - "You, Me & He...Christianity, What's Your Point?" 8pm Zoom LIVE
9/26 - Community Outreach, 10am
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