Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering (RMMO)
Our annual RMMO offering will be collected on Sunday, January 26th. The RMMO provides financial support to retired ministers, missionaries, and their widowed spouses who have helped build and sustain our churches. For more information, please visit RMMO
Souper Bowl of Caring
On Feb. 2nd, we’ll hold our annual Souper Bowl of Caring by collecting canned soup for the Food Pantry. Bring your soup and other non-perishable food donations to Worship (or drop them off whenever it’s convenient for you).
There’s still time to contribute to our Special Christmas Offering. The offering is designated to help Puerto Rico. At Christmas, there was still a great need to help with relief from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Since, Puerto Rico has been stricken by natural disaster again, an earthquake on Jan. 7th. For more information about how your donation will be used, please visit ABHM Puerto Rico Relief
5th Thursday at the Food Pantry
On Thursday, Jan 30th, at 5:00 PM, join our volunteer crew at the Warrenville Food Pantry. Newbies welcome, it’s fun and with a quick training you’re ready to go.
Inclement Weather Procedures
It’s that time of year again, and winter has made an early appearance. In the case of bad weather or hazardous conditions, the most important thing is for everyone to be safe. Please do not travel to CBC for worship services or activities if you feel that doing so would be unsafe.
CBC facilities will close and activities will be cancelled if the following conditions exist:
- Severe weather warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for conditions such as snow, ice, tornado, flood, wind chill, extreme heat
- Significant power outages in the area or at church facilities
- State of emergency declared by local, state or federal government
For Sunday School, Sunday Worship and mid-week services such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc., the Coordination Team will communicate closings and cancellations as follows:
- An announcement in two spots on the website: on the homepage as an “Event” and right here on The Buzz
- An announcement through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CBCWarrenvilleIL/
- An announcement on the CBC office voicemail: 630-393-9609
- A Coordination Team member will make every effort to telephone or email each CBC member that has provided contact information
Evening activities (e.g., Choir Practice, Youth Group, Ministry meetings, etc.) at church will be cancelled at the discretion of the person in charge or leading the activity. That same person is responsible for contacting participants.
CBC Book Club
An all new venture at CBC! You read the book at your own pace, then we’ll gather for as a group for discussion session. Our inaugural book: Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. Discussion session choices are Tuesday, November 19th, at 7:00 PM and Friday, November 22nd at 12:00 PM.
Adult Sunday School Book Study
Our adult Sunday School class is reading Seekers, Saints & Sinners; Life-Changing Encounters with Jesus by H. Stephen Shoemaker. Join our discussion on Sunday mornings, 9:00 AM in the library in the Education Building.
Hurricane Dorian Relief
CBC supports One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), an ecumenical effort to provide disaster relief funds around the world with an annual offering. American Baptist International Ministries has used OGHS funds to provide an initial emergency relief grant for hurricane survivors in the Bahamas. Those wishing to support relief efforts can do so through a designated donation to CBC, through American Baptist International Ministries online portal, or by sending checks directly to International Ministries. Please designate your contributions “OGHS–Bahamas Relief” on the memo line of your check. If donating online, please select “Hurricane Dorian (Bahamas)” from the drop-down support menu.
Ongoing Food & Toiletries Drive
The Missions Team is sponsoring a food drive for the Warrenville Food Pantry on the first Sunday of each month. Donation of non-perishable food items are welcome. Priority items at the moment are condiments, dessert mixes, icing and other baking supplies (except canned pumpkin). All types of toiletries are also in high demand – toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, diapers of all sizes, and toilet paper. Collection box is located by the coat racks.
Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the community food pantry at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Batavia Rd in Warrenville. Workers are needed when the pantry is open on Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons, as well as for food rescue and shelving on Friday and Saturday mornings. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cans for Agapè
Tom G. continues to collect aluminum cans for recycling with the proceeds going to our Agapè Preschool. You may support this ministry by depositing your empty cans in the labeled bin in the Education Building.