Corona Virus Awareness
We are clearly living in some unprecedented days. Yet still the Psalmist tells us in Psalm 118:24 that... “This is the day the Lord has made. We WILL REJOICE and BE GLAD in it!” (Meaning...) Whatever we may face day to day... God calls us to REJOICE and BE GLAD!
It’s important to remember in times like these that the Coronavirus was NOT a surprise to God! Any Quarantine was NOT a surprise to God! And that’s because... GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL - so we WILL choose to PRAISE Him!
And one of the ways we WILL continue to PRAISE HIM is through our Sunday Online Services! I want to first THANK each of YOU who joined us online this past Sunday! We had a few technical glitches out of the gate, and that’s because the CHURCH all over the world appeared to have literally broke the Internet! We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused! And we believe that we are better prepared heading into this weekend!
So we once again will be “gathering” together online this coming Sunday, March 29th at 9am & 10:45am. Below are all the links to each of the places you can go to view the services!
This platform allows to you to be the most interactive! You can chat, ask for live prayer, fill out a Communication Card, give online, use the YouVersion Bible App and more!
Here, you can watch the service directly on Facebook, host a watch party and chat with other viewers and a live host!
This is where you want to go if there are any technical issues with the other platforms!
Your kids Pre-K – 4th Grade can enjoy a service just for them!
Another way we WILL continue to PRAISE HIM, is through our faithful giving! We are SO thankful for your GENEROSITYyou expressed this past weekend in your giving and for being willing to go ABOVE & BEYOND! You can continue to Give Online by either going to coccopa.com/give or by texting givecoc to 555888. You can also mail your contributions directly to the office at:
20987 N. John Wayne Parkway
Suite B104 PMB 317
Maricopa, AZ 85139
We also want to remind you that Easter is just around the corner! We have already been praying that we will be able to meet LIVE (In Person) for both, our Cross Service (Apr 10 / 7p) and Easter Service (Apr 12 / 9a or 11a) -- but as you know, we are in a very fluid situation with Federal/State Guidelines along with being at the mercy of the Maricopa Unified School District. So IF we are not able to meet in person for Easter Weekend, rest assured, we will have some incredible ONLINE CELEBRATIONS! WORSHIP CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE! We will also keep you posted and updated in a timely fashion! (If you’re interested in Text Alerts with Ministry Updates - just text the word CELEBRATOR to 555888)
Thank you again for your continued prayers Celebrators! And don’t forget, if you or someone you know is in NEED of help (food, financial, counseling, prayer, etc.) or if you would like TO help, text the word CARE to 555888!
We’re looking forward to worshipping with you on Sunday!
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)
Josh Barrett (COC/Lead Pastor)
To utilize text alerts and links, use the following words and text to 555888…
FOR... TEXT THE WORD...
Text Alerts CELEBRATOR
Online Giving GIVECOC
Need Help? CARE
To view online services…
Church of Celebration Facebook Page
YouTube | Church of Celebration Channel
We hope you enjoyed our services this weekend, whether online or in person! As the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, as a Church, we continue to choose FAITH over FEAR and still believe that GOD is in complete control! We discussed on Sunday and in our emails leading into the weekend that this is a constantly evolving situation and we would continue to monitor the guidelines and recommendations as they were updated.
On Sunday afternoon, Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services updated their Public Health Recommendations to include canceling or postponing mass gatherings with 50 or more people. This was followed on Monday by a Federal/CDC Recommendation to cancel or postpone mass gatherings with 10+ people. Therefore, to work compliantly and in conjunction with the state-wide closure of Arizona Schools through March 27, 2020, we have made the decision to cancel all public and in-person ministry gatherings at COC through at least March 29th. While the community spread is still classified as minimal, we are determined to honor God by honoring those in authority over us and again prioritize the safety of our community by following the recommendations from the Federal / State / County and City levels.
We are already busy this week as a Ministry Team working to expand our online services to continue to be on mission as the Church of Celebration and will communicate where and how you can best utilize these resources to stay connected. We are committed as a Church to continue having an impact for Christ in our Community, regardless of the manner by which we corporately worship in the coming weeks.
On March 22nd & 29th, you will be able to log on to Facebook, Youtube and our Website to VIEW these Online Services at either 9am or 10:45am. There will be worship, a message and even an option for CCity Kids to watch a service specifically designed for them!
I’d also like to personally Thank You for your Faithful Generosity at this time! Your GIVING allows us to continue meeting needs and pointing people to Jesus by loving them with our Time/Talents and Treasures! Since we are not meeting together, you can utilize the Online Giving option at anytime by going to coccopa.com or by texting givecoc to 555888.
None of this has taken God, our Heavenly Father by surprise and we believe our best days are ahead of us. Despite this time of trouble, God has amazing things planned for His people and we are blessed to partner with you as we anticipate the incredible things He is doing in, through and around us as a Church of Celebration family.
Please continue being on the lookout for updates and details about our upcoming online services via email and social media!
Josh Barrett, Lead Pastor
Mat Balgaard, Executive Pastor