• Fort Smith Campus // Weekly Guide

    SERMON NOTES // Sunday, June 20, 2021

    Matt Whitson, Mark 2:1-12

     

    Mark 2:1-12 

    And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

     

    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, June 20, 2021

    Maclane Forbus, Luke 15:11-32

     

    Luke 15:11-32

    11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

    17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

    25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

     

     

    #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, June 20, 2021 

    Doug Young 

     

     

    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, June 20, 2021

    Jackie Flake, Matthew 1:17

     

    Matthew 1:17

    So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.

     

    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.”)