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CENTRAL’S RESPONSE to COVID-19

Due to the ban on public gatherings in Colorado to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are offering “Worship From Home” in lieu of our regular Sunday morning services. Worship is broadcast live from the pastor’s house  6:30 & 10am Sundays on Facebook live (@denverdisciples) and features music, prayer, a message, and communion .
 
Pick a seat anywhere in your home and have your communion ready because we will invite you to share it with us online. It won’t be quite the same as us being together, but it will help keep us connected.
 
If you can’t join us live, the sermon archives are on our website and Facebook for your convenience.
 
In the meantime, join us at 9am Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for Prayer Meetings and noon Tuesdays for the “Trust and Obey” Bible Study via zoom video conference (or call in by phone). Please check the church calendar for the latest status updates; items highlighted in Green will be held virtually using either zoom or facebook.
 
Finally, it’s time for the church to be the church. Love your neighbors. Check on people. And if you need help, let us know. For now is the time not only to protect ourselves but to be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other and a hurting world.
 
ZOOM    Join on computer screen, or call on telephone to participate.
    Go to  
https://zoom.us/j/3037441015
or Call +1 301 715 8592 then enter Meeting ID: 303 744 1015
 
FACEBOOK   

http://www.facebook.com/denverdisciples/  
LIVE at Sunday 10:00am
 
 

Sermons

Central’s Pastors bring the congregation together each week from the pulpit in prayer, celebration, and reflection. Our pastors pray that by making their sermons available to everyone online, they may reach those who are unable to attend service regularly or engage the simply curious who are looking for a church home. Know that you are welcome and that our Pastors are happy to share in the message that our Lord Jesus Christ brings to you today.
 
To listen to a sermon, simply click the Arrow (Play button) in the video links in the individual posts below. If you’d prefer watching via our YouTube channel, please click here.

April 2020

Worship from Home Week 7

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While



Sunrise Service from Home 4-26-20




Worship from Home Week 6

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them



Sunrise Service from Home 4-19-20




Easter Sunrise from Home






 

ABOUT US

Central’s logo tells a story about who we are
The strong red C, a reference to the triple-C alliteration of Central Christian Church, is instantly recognizable as connected to the state flag of Colorado. Central is the eighth oldest church in the territory, founded in 1873 before Colorado became a state. What’s more, the C also represents Central’s theological priority on being an open circle of welcome, highlighting our long-held emphasis on inclusion and diversity of opinion.
 
The cross in the center of the open circle recognizes that Jesus Christ is central to our faith and witness: indeed, the watchword of our movement as Disciples is Christ Alone. By placing the cross in the center of the image we highlight that it is the cross in fact inviting people into the open circle of our fellowship. In addition, the cross in our logo is a stylized version of the St. Andrew’s Cross that dominates the chalice logo of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in reference to the Scots Presbyterian heritage of our movement.
 
We encourage members to commit to practicing the ABC’s as outward expressions of the faith:
 
  • Attending
  • Belonging
  • Caring
 
We invite you to explore more about the meaning of these ABC’s at Central by visiting the links provided.

 

Worship Times Central Opportunities – Get Engaged
 
Sunday     
6:30am   Sunrise Service on FACEBOOK Live
9:00am   Fellowship on ZOOM
10:00am  Worship from Home on FACEBOOK Live

Tuesday      
9:00am     Prayer on ZOOM
12:00pm   Bible Study on ZOOM

Thursday     
9:00am     Prayer on ZOOM
 
ZOOM    Join on computer screen, or call on telephone to participate.
    Go to  
https://zoom.us/j/3037441015

or Call +1 301 715 8592 then enter Meeting ID: 303 744 1015
 
FACEBOOK   

http://www.facebook.com/denverdisciples/  
LIVE at Sunday 10:00am
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Give

For electronic giving, Central Christian Church uses Givelify, which has secure payment processing & encryption.
 
 

How to get started:

  1. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Set up your account
  3. Search for Central Christian Church (the one at 3690 E. Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver CO 80209) and select it. If you set it as your place of worship (click the heart), it will be easy to return to it in the future.
  4. Choose the giving category, such as:
      1. Offering
      2. Sanctuary Flowers
      3. Raise the Roof
      4. Family Ministry
      5. Layers of Love
      6. Church in Society
      7. Shoebox Ministry
      8. Missions
  5. Enter the amount and complete the transaction. Please consider adding about 2 – 2.5% to the giving amount to cover the Church’s cost.
  6. If desired, set up the donation to be a recurring one and never forget your tithe again!
 
For donation by check, see the offering envelopes in the pew pockets, or weekly offering envelopes are available at the Central Christian Church office or send offering by mail: 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80209

Central Christian Church of Denver EVENTS

 

From the Land of Canaan

A message from Canaan Harris, our Senior Pastor

“We are not all in the same boat”

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They say we’re all in the same boat. Yet the fact is, while there is no doubt that we are all in the same storm, clearly we are not all in the same boat.
 
For instance, for some quarantine is a desperate family and financial crisis whereas for others it’s a more along the lines of a major inconvenience. Likewise, some who live alone face terrible loneliness while others who live in close quarters with family might wish they had more time to themselves.
 
However, perhaps the biggest difference I see in how people are surviving this particular storm is whether or not they are involved in a community like  church. Because the church is a boat built to float upon the storms of life.
 
Think of Noah’s ark: a tremendous boat built to keep the chosen people of God safe above the floodwaters while the rest of the world was destroyed. (see Genesis 7-8). Or think of Jesus in the boat with his disciples: of how “he rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’” (Mark 4:41).
 
For in the same way, the church is like a boat: the vessel of salvation. And what’s more, these scriptures are not just stories from the past, but a promise that God will continue to protect us from the storm, and a reminder that Jesus is still in the boat with us today.
 
For the good news is that just because we are isolated doesn’t mean we have to be alone. Our church is doing all we can to try and keep people connected online and those staying connected in the way share how it makes all the difference to have this kind of encouragement and support.
 
“It helps me to know I’m not doing this by myself,” shares one member, a man in his 80’s. Or in other words – and despite the differences in how we may be experiencing this season – it feels like we’re all in the same boat.
 
So we thank God for the technology that allows us to connect across the miles, even as we trust that God will bring us back together again one day.
Also please reach out to anyone who might not be connecting with us online, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any help. 
In Christ, Canaan
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