Sunday Morning meetings temporarily suspended
Meetings at CBC, including the Sunday morning meetings, are temporarily suspended. For more information, please see Temporary Suspension of Meetings at CBC. For reference, the typical schedule is below.
Sunday Morning Schedule
9:45 AM — Worship: Lord’s Supper, Giving, Prayer
10:50 AM — Fellowship Break
11:15 AM — Teaching (and Sunday School for K-6)
Our Welcome Desk in the Foyer has maps of our building. Our greeters will gladly answer any questions you may have. Please note that Nursery is provided throughout the morning for toddlers and infants. Our Lambs (ages 2 and 3) meet in our Pre-school area throughout the morning for Bible lessons, singing, crafts and play time.
At 9:45, the entire congregation gathers in the auditorium to Worship our Lord together. The Lord’s Supper is the central focus of our weekly Worship Meeting. It is our remembrance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
From 10:50 to 11:15, we take a break for Fellowship. Coffee and snacks are available in the Parlor for adults. Youth (grades 7-12) meet in the Youth Room during this time for snacks, fellowship, and youth-related announcements, then join the adults for the Teaching at 11:15. Children (grades K-6) meet together at 10:50 AM for a time of singing, snacks and fellowship, then go to their grade-specific classrooms for Sunday School starting at 11:15.
At 11:15, our adults and youth (grades 7-12) meet in the auditorium for our Teaching Hour. Grades K-6 meet for Sunday School during this time. Periodically, our youth will meet separately during this part of the morning. These occasional youth-focused classes will be announced in the bulletin and verbally at the end of the Worship Hour and at the beginning of the Teaching Hour.
What is Sunday Morning at CBC?
These services express our commitment to devote ourselves to “the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:17, 20; 1 Corinthians 14:27-33; and Hebrews 10:25).
We begin the morning with our Worship Meeting, which we consider to be the most important meeting of the church. We begin with about 15 minutes of praise and worship in song, followed by some opening remarks. The Lord’s Supper (Communion), Offering, and a time of Prayer and Sharing are the three main components of our Worship Meeting. The Worship Meeting concludes with the recognition of our visitors.
Each believer has the privilege and responsibility to worship God in the gathering of the church. Young men as well as older men are encouraged to prepare to share, leading publicly in praise, adoration, thanksgiving, and supplication directly to God, as the Holy Spirit directs. It is appropriate for women to participate privately along with the majority of the men who will not be publicly sharing in a particular meeting (1 Corinthians 14:26, 31-35).
The Lord’s Supper is the central focus of our weekly Worship Meeting. It is our remembrance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins. The praise, psalms, songs, and prayers should all flow naturally toward making the celebration of the Lord’s Supper more meaningful.
Although only believers in the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ should take part in Communion, there is no requirement that you be a regular attendee at CBC to participate in this remembrance service. Care, however, should be taken by each participant to insure that Communion is observed with the reverence and dignity which our Lord’s sacrifice for us requires. Because of this, we encourage self-examination before partaking of the Lord’s Supper, and we hold the elements and partake together in a demonstration of unity.
Giving is both fellowship with other believers in supporting the Lord’s work and an expression of worship as we acknowledge God as the source and true owner of all our possessions. It is an opportunity for us, as believers, to express our faith in God to multiply the gift in its use and provide for our needs.
The final portion of our Worship Meeting focuses on Prayer and Sharing. Scripture instructs us to pray for many things, such as the coming of Christ and God’s kingdom, our daily provision, pardon, and protection. We should also pray for spiritual growth, missionaries, leaders, government, and for boldness to witness. The Bible teaches, “We have not because we do not ask.” We should identify what God desires and has promised to provide, and be diligent to ask Him for it. Sharing may include testimonies, comments or exhortations which will edify the body, encouragement, and singing, as well as prayer requests, praise and thanksgiving to God.
In 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul instructed Timothy to “preach the word” without compromise, whether “in season or out of season.” The focus of our Teaching Hour is to fulfill this critical responsibility and privilege in the context of our Sunday morning gathering of the entire congregation. We are committed to the careful exposition of God’s word, the Bible, knowing that God alone has “granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness” by the work of His Holy Spirit through His uniquely inspired, authoritative and powerful word [2 Peter 1:2-4, 19-21; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4; Hebrews 4:12].
In consideration to those ministering to our children, we ask that children be picked up promptly from the nursery after the teaching hour.