• Fort Smith Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Kevin Thompson, Luke 7:36-50

     

    Luke 7:36-50

    One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Home Group and Discipleship Groups

    CB Groups sign-ups are happening now.

    You can sign up for home groups, discipleship groups, and Bible studies at communitychurch.com/groups or by texting CBGROUPS to 94090.

    If you have any questions, email Rachel Todd.

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post We have meals every Tuesday night at 5:30. Chick Fil A is $4. Geno's Pizza is $2 a slice, and drinks are $1.00.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520-1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

     

    CB-Kids has returned to in-person services. 

    All ages of CB-Kids have resumed during our 9:00AM service. Our team has been hard at work creating a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for your kids to return.  

    For more information check out our CB-Kids Restart Procedures. 

    If you choose to continue to attend virtually, CB-Kids content will be available on the CB-Kids Video Hub.

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS

     

    Communitystudents.org

     
    Junior High (7th - 9th)
    Wednesday, September 9th
    Mostly Outside // Bring Mask for Worship and Talk Inside
     
    High School (10th - 12th)
    Begins Sunday, September 13th
    Outside // Bring Your Own Lawn Chair
     
    *In the event of rain, we will be inside and will need to wear a mask.
  • Greenwood Campus // Weekly Guide

     

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Maclane Forbus, Habakkuk 1:1-11

     

    Habakkuk 1:1-11

    The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4 So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous;  so justice goes forth perverted.

    5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded.For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. 6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own. 7 They are dreaded and fearsome; their justice and dignity go forth from themselves. 8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves; their horsemen press proudly on. Their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle swift to devour. 9 They all come for violence, all their faces forward.  They gather captives like sand. 10 At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it. 11 Then they sweep by like the wind and go on, guilty men, whose own might is their god!”

      

    #FORGREENWOOD

     

    Men’s Group

    Tuesdays | 6-8pm

    If you are interested in learning more, email Troy Jarrell.

     

    Women’s Bible Study

    Tuesdays | 6-8pm
    Our Women’s Bible Study is in a study called “Twelve Women of the Bible.” For more information, email Regina Clack

     

    CB Groups

    If you’ve considered joining a home group, discipleship group, bible study, or class, it’s never too late to sign up. If you are inter- ested in learning more, email email Troy Jarrell for more info.

     

    ALL CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520-1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS - GREENWOOD

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

    Sundays | 4-5pm

    Our Community Kids program for grades K-6 meet on Sunday afternoons from 4-5pm.

     

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS - GREENWOOD

     

    CONVERGE

    Wednesdays | 6-7:30pm

    Our Converge student program for grades 7-12 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm.

  • Van Buren Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, July 25, 2021 

    "Who's the Boss- Finding Life in God's Design Part 3

    Doug Young, Romans 5:1-11

     

    Romans 5:1-11

    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

      

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Home Group and Discipleship Groups

    These groups will all continue online. If you have any questions, email Doug Young

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    ACTS 4 Ministry

    Our ACTS 4 ministry collects used furniture and appliances (in good, working condition) and stores it to give to individuals and fami- lies in need. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Baxter Gladden at 479-739-0066 or Jim Kolp at 918-520- 1422 to set up a time for pick-up.

     

    COMMUNITY KIDS

     

    Google Classroom

    We want your kids to stay connected during this time at home so we created google classrooms that have weekly lessons, activities and videos to help stay engaged with the gospel! If you have a kid in 1st-5th grade log on to google classroom and use the class code isylo4w and if you have a kid age 3 year old-kindergarten use class code uok73tx.

     

    COMMUNITY STUDENTS

     

    Zoom Meetings

    VB Student Ministry will meet on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. through Zoom Video Chats. Contact Rachel Dahl if you need instructions on how to get set up.

  • North Fort Smith Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Jackie Flake, 1 Thessalonians 2:8

     

    1 Thessalonians 2:8

    So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

      

    CORPORATE LIFE
    Pray that we develop a more excellent worship experience for our diverse community of friends on Sundays, engaging our core attendees more during the worship gathering (engagement includes planning and serving through Relational Connectors, Tech, Worship, Children, Lunch, Setup/Clean up). Pray that we help men and women with their spiritual maturity both personally and as a group by having monthly men & women gatherings.

     

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesdays at 6pm every week. We also have our online recovery service every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways for our children and our students. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post For now there will be no meals. We will keep you posted when we are able to begin those again.

     

    NEXT GENERATION LIFE

     

    Pray that we assimilate more of our Wednesday Youth & Children’s families into our Sunday gatherings. Pray that we help youth and children with spiritual maturity both personally and as a group through professions of faith, baptism & service.

     

    CB North Student Facebook Page

    Check out and like our Facebook page by going to “CB North Students” and liking our page.

     

    MISSIONAL LIFE

     

    Pray that we identify 3-5 ministry/missional opportunities within NFSM and Beyond. Pray that we help families seek to become discipling communities within our homes and neighborhoods through 3-5 Community (missional) groups.

     

    CB On Mission | Short Term Trips

    New Mexico/Arizona - Navajo Reservation | March 21-26th | Families and Individuals

    Haiti | February 15-22nd | Men’s Trip

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras | July 18-24th | Students and Adults

     

    Many local missional opportunities as well!

    RSVP to donnie@communitychurch.com

     

    Location:

    First Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall

    116 N. 12th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901  

    Worship gathering, Sundays at 10:30

    For Children & Youth, email jackie@communitychurch.com

     

    CB NORTH CORE VALUES

     

    We accentuate our values using the acrostic TRUST:

    Truth
    Rhythms (Spiritual Disciplines)

    commUnity

    Service

    Transformation

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    Celebrate Recovery // Weekly Guide

    Celebrate Recovery

    CR meets at our Fort Smith campus on Tuesday nights at 6pm. It is a 12-step program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Celebration Place and the Landing are 52-week programs that mirror Celebrate Recovery curriculum, discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways. If you have any questions about the program, contact Frankie Post 

     

    Not ready to come back to CR in person yet? Or, want to give it a try but not just yet in person? Join us online every Thursday night at 6pm right here: http://communitybiblecr.online.church

     

     

    5 Guidelines of Recovery

     

    1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings.

    Not your spouse’s, someone you’re dating, or your family members’ hurts and hang-ups, but your own. Focusing on yourself will benefit your recovery as well as the ones around you. Stick to “I” or “me” statements, not “you” or “we” statements. 

    Limit your sharing to three to five minutes, so everyone has an opportunity to share — and to ensure that one person does not dominate the group sharing time.

     

    2. There is NO cross-talk. Cross-talk is when two people engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions. 

    Cross-talk is also making distracting comments or questions while someone is sharing. This includes speaking to another member of the group while someone is sharing, or responding to what someone has shared during his or her time of sharing.

     

    3. We are here to support one another, not “fix” one another. This keeps us focused on our own issues. 

    We do not give advice or solve someone’s problem in our time of sharing or offer book referrals or counselor referrals! We are not licensed counselors, psychologists, or therapists, nor are the group members. Celebrate Recovery groups are not designed for this. It is up to the participants to include outside counseling to their program when they’re ready.

     

    4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others. 

    We are not to share information with our spouses/family/co-workers. This also means not discussing what is shared in the group among group members. This is called gossip. Please be advised, if anyone threatens to hurt themselves or others, the Small Group Leader has the responsibility to report it to the Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader.

     

    5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group. 

    Therefore, we ask that you please watch your language. The main issue here is that the Lord’s name is not used inappropriately. We also avoid graphic descriptions. If anyone feels uncomfortable with how explicitly a speaker is sharing regarding his/her behaviors, then you may indicate so by simply raising your hand. The speaker will then respect your boundaries by being less specific in his/her descriptions. This will avoid potential triggers that could cause a person to act out. 

     

    Emphasize at the close of your meeting that Group Sharing Guidelines stay intact as participants fellowship with each other after the meeting.

     

    CR Crisis Response Additional 3 Guidelines for online group meetings: 

     

    1. All members must use headphones. This will ensure that no one else can overhear what is being shared. (Pat Phrase: “Please use your headphones.”)
    2. All members must be on camera. If the group leader asks, participants must show the rest of the group that no one else is in the room. Please do not leave your chair while the meeting is going on. (Pat Phrase: “Please stay on camera.”, “Can you show us the room you’re in?”)
    3. The meetings will not be recorded. (Pat Phrase: “Meetings are not recorded.”)