Announcements

Zoom Bible Study Resumes Tuesday June 4!

After five years and 23 books of the New Testament, Zoom Bible Study will resume the first Tuesday in June at 6:30 pm. We are heading into the Gospels, beginning with Matthew. The text is N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides.

Feel free to join us on Zoom, Tuesday evenings at 6:30. You can join with or without video, chime in to the conversation if you wish, participate at whatever level you are comfortable. You don’t have to “do” your hair, you can wear your fuzzy slippers, all you have to do is give Jan Pumphrey your email address and she’ll make sure you get the Zoom invite and correct link info. Now’s the time to continue learning about the Lord! And a great time to get to know Pastor Matt. He has graciously agreed to join with us and lead us in this next part of our Bible Study journey. All are welcome




Yard Sale Helping Disciples Missions June 15

When cleaning out your closets, make a “give this to the Church for the Yard Sale” pile! You may drop off items (clean and in good condition, please) on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am. You  may also bring items with you to Church on Sundays. Someone will be happy to show you where to put
them (in Fellowship Hall).

The Yard Sale is Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rain or Shine. Most of the Sale is inside the building in Fellowship Hall. Enter and exit the Sale through the South entrance (off Maple Street).

All proceeds from the Sale go to our Disciples missions.




Welcome Pastor Matt!

Pastor Matt Kluchar officially begins his post with us this month (May). Cake and refreshments will be served following worship on May 5th to celebrate. We welcome Pastor Matt, his wife Jenny, son Ben, and all their family members and friends to Canfield Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. We are looking forward to learning and growing and worshiping the Lord with them! And, there will be cake!




Welcome Spring


 

Lenten Breakfast continues at CCC on Wednesdays through Easter (6:30-9:30am). Musicians are preparing special music for Palm Sunday and Easter. Epic Tuesday Night Bible Study examines the Book of Revelation. Rev. Matt Kluchar continues to bring the Word. We are blessed beyond measure. You are welcome to join any of these activities starting with Sunday Worship at 10:30 am.




Lenten Breakfasts Return

Mark your calendars for Lenten Breakfast! February 14th is the first Wednesday breakfast of the Lenten season. Drop in at the church (123 S. Broad St) between 6:30 and 9:30 am for a free hearty breakfast. Donations may be placed in the basket on your table, if you are able. They will go to local food pantries because—we like to feed people! Rumor has it that heart-shaped pancakes might be on the menu.   For more about our reason for doing this (and the menu) click here.




Christmas Service!


 

The candlelight Christmas Eve Service will take place during the 10:30 am service on December 24th. Come home for Christmas!




Christmas Dinner December 10


 

Don’t forget the church Christmas Dinner is after the 10:30 service this Sunday December 10th. Beef and turkey will be provided, but the stars will be the sides and desserts you provide! You may even get a glimpse of the fascinating nativity set on display in the sanctuary!




CHS Choir "Lighting of the Green"


 

Please join us in the Sanctuary, Friday evening, December 1st at 7:15 pm, for a performance by the Canfield High School Choir, directed by their teacher Megan Mullins. This special performance is open to the public and is part of the festivities of the annual Lighting of the Green celebration. Hearing these beautiful voices is a wonderful way to get in the spirit/Spirit! of the holiday season. We look forward to seeing you here, supporting both the Canfield community and Canfield Christian Church.




Sunday, August 13th Baldwin Piano Dedication and Church Re-Dedication.


 

Please join us for a special, music-rich service followed by a ham and chicken potluck dinner. The Baldwin grand piano, graciously gifted to Canfield Christian Church by Margaret “Marnie” Bonsall last December, will be formally dedicated at this  service. Marnie will participate in the service playing two duets with Anita Powell for Prelude and Communion, and a beautiful solo piano piece she has prepared for the Offertory meditation.

Music Director Sally Ifill and member Susan Smith will perform a duet of "Love Grows Here" in conjunction with a special Call to Worship written by Pastor Ben. CCC’s resident Quartet (Sally Ifill, Susan Smith, Ernie Oelker, and Pastor Ben) will perform an arrangement of "The Gift of Love," and a bluegrass-inspired rendition of "Daniel Prayed." Please offer a kind word of thanks to Marnie for her generous gift: this fine instrument brings us such joy every week!




Missions Yard Sale

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Yard Sale to raise money for missions! Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale will be inside the basement and spread out to the lawn.
Come find a treasure and help local missions (primarily Protestant Family Services and Operation Blessing)!




Lenten Breakfasts - Good Food and Good Friends


 

Lenten Breakfasts are back! Please make plans to come to the church during Lent on Wednesdays, February 22 through April 5, sometime between 6:30 and 9:30 am. Weekly menus include scrambled and fried eggs, DiRusso sausage, oatmeal with toppings, fruit, and pastries.  Fruit juices, coffees and teas are also available. This year there will also be "weekly specials" such as pancakes, french toast, and biscuits with sausage gravy.  The church’s missions are supported by your freewill offering. Bring a friend!

Local helping organizations and agencies that we are supporting include Operation Blessing, Protestant Family Service, Rescue Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank




The Bonsall Baldwin Piano


 

This beautiful Baldwin was donated to our church by friend Marnie Bonsall. It was unofficially dedicated at the recital December 11 when Marnie received a key to the church to come and play it anytime. Marnie and seven others brought it to life that day with their talent and passion for music. The piano has a plaque pictured above. Thank you, Marnie!




Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner

All are invited to participate in our Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at 6 pm. Since Christmas falls on Sunday this year, there will be NO Christmas morning worship service.
Also, it is our custom to celebrate Christmas Eve with White Gifts of non-perishable food items. Please bring them with you either wrapped in white paper or in a provided white bag. All donations will be distributed by Operation Blessing

Our congregational Christmas Dinner will be on Sunday, December 18, following worship. The roast beef main dish will be provided, with attendees invited to bring sides or desserts.




Christmas Concert: A Gathering of Friends

We invite everyone to a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm, A Musical Gathering of Friends! Student, teacher and guest musicians will be featured. Cake, punch, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the recital downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.




175 Years of Blessings


 

So much to report about our special day. First, we feel loved and supported by our church family past and present. We are, indeed, surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses.” Regional Minister Rev Allen Harris brought the message and greetings from the larger Disciple family. The music, provided by Anita, Jaki, Kylee and voices of the congregation, was glorious. The food was great thanks to the work of Nancy, Jean and Jane, Kim’s Confections and everyone who brought the delicious sides. Days of such happiness, fond memories and dreams of the future are rare and we were blessed with one yesterday. We are grateful for all 175 years of blessings!

For recent pictures, click on the picture or here.




175 Years- Getting Ready!


 

Our little historic church is getting spruced up to celebrate our 175th anniversary!  On the outside we have a new roof, and we've been trimming and planting around the grounds. On the inside, we've been painting and beautifying several areas of the church.  Our official celebration is October 9th. Hope folks will make plans to join us at this exciting time.

For recent pictures, click on the picture or here.




Lenten Breakfasts Return!


 

Service with a smile! The first Lenten Breakfast of 2022 is in the books. Please make plans to come to the church each Wednesday in Lent sometime between 6:30 and 9:00 am. Next week’s main event is french toast with a secret ingredient! Oatmeal with toppings, fruit juices, coffees and teas and other goodies are available every week. The church’s missions are supported by a freewill offering. Bring a friend!




Happy New Year!


 



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


 

On Christmas Eve at 6 pm our Candlelight Service will be held in person and on Zoom.
In our White Gifts tradition, you can donate any non-perishable food items and wrap them in white paper or in a bag and place them in one of the Wagons of Hope. These will be distributed through Operation Blessing.




All Saints Sunday


 

All Saints’ Day will be celebrated Sunday, October 31 at our church. Those of us who have lost loved ones in the past year are welcome to come light a candle in their honor and memory.




Tuesday Night Bible Study on Zoom

Our Tuesday Night Bible Study is continuing on with a look at Ephesians. N.T. Wright explains that the letter was originally intended as a circular to various churches in the Ephesus area. In many ways it provides a bird’s-eye view of one theme after another within early Christian reflection: God, the world, Jesus, the church, the means of salvation, Christian behavior, marriage and family, and spiritual warfare. 
One of the best things about the way our study is set up is that there is NO PREPARATION NECESSARY! The study book asks questions that draw on personal experience and direct observation that not only teach, but provide practical insights for our daily living. We continue to learn new things and gain new insights from these ancient passages.
We do the study on Zoom at 6:30 every Tuesday night. Members can drop in and out as they have need. You can either follow the same link we use for everything here at church. If you would like a link emailed or texted to you or if you have any questions about getting Zoom set up on your computer, tablet or smartphone, just let Pastor Ben know. We would love to have you join us for an hour of study and insight.

 




Updated Guidelines for In-Person Worship

We are so thankful for the opportunity to welcome more and more people back to in-person worship on Sunday mornings. The covid vaccines have been an answer to prayer and have allowed us to accelerate our plan to return to life as normal here at church. 

That being said, we know the danger is still present for many in our community. If you have been fully vaccinated, you are welcome to go without a mask in worship. If you have not been vaccinated for any reason, please continue to wear a mask at all times while you are in the building for your own safety as well as the safety of others.    

There are many reasons why people may not be vaccinated at this point. We want to assure each person that comes to worship that they will not only be welcomed but will be safe, as well. Assuring the safety of everyone is part of our mission as followers of Jesus Christ.  
    

We will never turn anyone away because of their vaccination status nor will anyone be required to prove their vaccination status. We are the church and we trust each other. That also means that we will go out of our way to accommodate one another’s needs. Whatever your particular situation is, please consider how you can best extend love and care to others with faithful integrity.