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Elders Thoughts

In a time when Christianity is being attacked on multiple fronts, it may seem that Easter would be a prime target. After all, when you sweep away the bunnies and the candy, at the root is the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
      “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”
The conversation in 1 Corinthians 15 takes us back very early into Paul’s ministry - just years after Jesus’s death. And it reminds us of the foundation of our faith - the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior.  
Even though we are to live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:6), don’t believe that our faith is blind or that God leaves us without an intelligent argument (Romans 1:19-20, Acts 17:27-28).
Although academia in general is blinded to the validity of the resurrection, the large majority of critical scholarship - both believers and non-believers - believe in the historical Jesus, and that he was crucified as the scriptures say, and now are actually moving toward the fact that the disciples experienced something that Sunday morning long ago.  Something that Peter and James, and 500 others - and lastly Paul also experienced. Something that changed them into the people who changed the world. We know what that something is.  He Has Risen!     ~ Wes Hendrick
 

 

Worship with us LIVE every Sunday at 9am
Go to northcantonchurch.org and 
click LIVE WORSHIP or directly to 
 
nccoc.online.church
 
The sermon video and worship elements
 will also be available on Facebook and 
our church website.

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Please remember to give as an act of worship
and to support the ministries of the NCCOC.  

You can give safely online at:
https://www.northcantonchurch.org/give

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ONLINE GROUPS
stay home – stay connected
 
Small group Bible studies are forming now.

Groups are meeting at various times all week! 

Sign up at:
 

northcantonchurch.org/online-groups-signup

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Food Give Away
April 24 - Volunteers Needed Arrive at 8a.m.
Begins at 8:30 am Clean-up at 12:30
Questions? Contact Rod at the building
https://www.northcantonchurch.org/giveaways

 

STARK COUNTY DIAPER BANK…We are part of the Stark County Diaper Bank. If you are in need of diapers, please call the office.

SENIOR BOX PROGRAM - Is a federal program for Stark county seniors (ages 60 and older) who meet the financial qualifications to receive an additional 40lb food box during the month which includes cheese, canned vegetables and fruit, cereal and more.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS… Our Clothing Giveaways are by appointment. Appointments can be made during the week to help keep large crowds down and keep people safe. To register for the clothing giveaway sign up on our website www.northcantonchurch.org

 

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Grab the kids and join us on Facebook or 
our church website for Children’s Bible Class Online.

Lighthouse Kids—In person for grades k-4 during 2nd service.

Toddler Jr Worship—In person ages 2 years - Pre-k during 2nd service.

Jr Worship—In person grades k-4 during 1st service.

Lighthouse Kids & Preschool will be having an Easter Egg Hunt after second service  (12:30p.m.) Sunday, April 4th in the front yard of the building. Baskets will be provided. Please wear your mask.

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IGNITE for Teens
Activities every Wednesday @ 6
Bible study @ 7:30 on Instagram

Sunday Salteens - Sunday Night @ 5:30 at NCCOC (Grades 6-12).
Masks required and social distancing will be encouraged.

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Sympathy:

We extend our deepest sympathy to Charlie Fort and family in the passing of Charlie’s brother, Rick.  Rick passed away unexpectantly on Thursday morning.

 
Prayers:

Terrie Craig and Julie Wyer are both home from the hospital and recovering.
 

Jane Beebe, Chris Beebe’s mother, has some broken ribs and a broken vertebra and is in a lot of pain, Shirley Schnegg, Donnie Rayner, Sugee Malloy, Sammy, William, Melissa, Angela, Jean Liber, Garnet VanDyne, Robin Quinn, Liz Ramsey, Yngvi Gretasson, Gene Steinman,  Preston Groshaber, Tes Mayle, Gene Beyman, Pauline Pickering, Kaitlyn Stevens-Wallace,  Keith Miller, Zion, Corbin, Lloyd & Emily Hensel, Yvonee Scott, Conny Mravich, Arch Morris, Geno Forchione, Brian McGee, Nancy Truex, Barry Braucher, Jack & Donna Knisley, Carol Metz, Russ Stalnaker, Beverly Steinman.

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Our New Sermon Series

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Members Information

Kevin Ramsey's class has resumed on the book of Luke immediately following first service.


ONLINE GIVING OPTIONS EXPANDED…We have added Member Financial Assistance and Thanksgiving as options for online giving through the Church’s online giving portal (northcantonchurch.org/online-giving-1). Member Financial Assistance helps fund our direct assistance ministry to assist members who have temporary financial or medical need. Thank you for your generosity and love offering!
 

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY….We are studying the book of Micah on Zoom conferencing Monday evenings at 6:30p.m. Open to all men. Give your contact info to Wes Hendrick to be added to the group.We are studying Amos, Hosea and Jonah on Zoom conferencing Monday evenings at 6:30p.m. Open to all men. Give your contact info to Wes Hendrick to be added to the group.
 

MEN'S BREAKFAST:..Will be every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at Walters Cafe.

MEMBERSHIP:  We would like to welcome Steve & Lisa Smith and Dee Mandley to our family.

Ken & Kelly Smith’s son, Ryan, will be marrying Alison Matas in June. In honor of the upcoming wedding, there will be a bridal shower for the couple on Sunday, May 23rd from 1p.m.—3p.m. in the pavilion. The shower will be an open house type event and a boxed lunch will be provided. Please bring one of your favorite recipes to add to Allison’s collection. They are registered at Target, but if you wish to contribute to a group gift, please give your money to Pam Oberlin, Debbie Hendrick, Tam Ramsey or Kelly Smith.

The elders ask that we please remember to wear masks when entering our building and helping with our giveaways.