Below we have provided information, resources and encouragements for you. Please scroll down to view the complete list.
UPCOMING SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
BUMPER CROP DRIVE THRU COLLECTION FOR WITH LOVE FROM JESUS on May 31st Four times a year, Colonial hosts our “Bumper Crop” food drive that helps to stock the shelves for local partner, With Love from Jesus—an evangelical outreach ministry that seeks to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in need within our community. You’re invited to participate with us in this effort. On Sunday, May 31st between 9 AM and 1 PM simply fill a grocery bag with non perishable food, drive to the church’s East Portico (closest to Holly Springs) and drop off your donations. We will have a team of volunteers collecting your bags so you don’t even have to leave your vehicle! If you forget to drop off your bag on May 31st, don’t worry. You can bring your filled bag to the church reception desk until Friday, June 5. Please click HERE for to view/print a list of items needed.
FUNDRAISER FOR GLOBAL PARTNER- If you have had extra time during quarantine to do “spring cleaning” and now have unneeded items that you’d like to get rid of, consider donating them to a special yard sale fundraiser benefiting our global partner, 7 Billion Reasons. Proceeds will go toward Global Leadership School and families in Busia, Uganda that have been facing huge financial hardship since the COVID-19 outbreak. Click HERE to learn more!
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE – A Colonial Task Force is daily monitoring reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, as well as staying in contact with the medical professionals and doctors that serve on our church’s Safety Team. They are sharing the latest information they receive to help you stay informed.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES– A list of community specific resources with web links which includes general information, government, media, food, unemployment, social services, child care and other relevant resources. Colonial cannot endorse these organizations, so we encourage you to evaluate each resource according to your need. This resource is updated weekly.
SUPPLY PICK UP/DELIVERY – If you are at high risk and should not or cannot pick up essential supplies that you need, please contact Care Ministry at 919-390-1105 or email email@example.com
FOOD DISTRIBUTION– Colonial has a supply of non-perishable items for distribution, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-390-1105 if you would like to coordinate a time to pick up a bag of groceries for you and your family.
FREEZER MEAL MINISTRY– The Colonial freezer meal ministry provides frozen meals to families who are in need in our fellowship. If you are in need of a meal, please email email@example.com or call the church office at 919-390-1105
FOOD COLLECTION– Drop off non-perishable items at the Colonial Administration Center Monday through Friday between 1-3 pm. Drive up and drop off bags a the front door of the Administration Center. Questions call 919-390-1105. Non-Perishable Items Suggsted: soups, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, pasta, rice, oatmeal, peanut butter, boxed juices, boxed milk, crackers, pasta, granola bars, tuna fish, toilet paper, and disinfectant wipes. Please no glass or expired items.
CALL TO PRAYER– If you have a prayer request, praise, birth or sympathy that you would like shared through the daily “Call To Prayer”, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Care Ministry office at 919-390-1105 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thorough Friday. To subscribe and receive the daily Call-to-Prayer, email email@example.com.
BENEVOLENCE– Colonial members, regular attendees and people in our local community may apply for emergency short-term financial assistance from the Benevolence Fund. We give priority to requests from members and regular attendees, but will consider requests from the local community. For more information, please contact the Care Ministry office at 919-390-1105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BIBLICAL COUNSELING – Biblical Counseling is provided at Colonial through the Pastor Care Staff and lay biblical counselors. Please contact the Care Ministry office at 919-390-1105 or email Melissa at email@example.com if you are interested in an appointment for biblical counseling..
FINANCIAL COUNSELING – General personal financial counseling services are offered by a Certified Personal Finance Counselor in the following areas: money management, planning, budgeting, goal setting, education on managing money, debt management, and credit management. For more information contact the Care Ministry office at 919-390-1105 or email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAVE RAMSEY: A message of Hope video with Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, and Ken Coleman is available to view on the Dave Ramsey website. This video includes answers to your top questions on money, career and life during this time of uncertainty. In addition, you may find some of the articles written by the Dave Ramsey team helpful such as Don’t Fall Into the Coronavirus Shopping Frenzy and How to Meal Plan to Save Time and Money.
JOBSEEKERS– The purpose of Colonial JobSeekers is to minister to the unemployed and underemployed through biblical based spiritual encouragement with a focus on God’s sovereignty and faithfulness during a time of transition. JobSeekers meetings are currently held via ZOOM, please email email@example.com for the ZOOM link to participate in the virtual meeting on Mondays from 8:30-10:30 am (networking begins at 8:15 am). Employers: JobSeekers values the interest of employers and recruiters. Job leads may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
COLONIAL WIDOWS– Colonial widows with an assigned Acts 6 Ministry Team, should contact their Ministry Team or Ministry Team Deacon if they have a need. If a widow has lost the phone number of her Ministry Team or Ministry Team Deacon please email firstname.lastname@example.org Colonial widows who do not have an assigned Ministry Team and have a need, should email email@example.com or call the church office at 919-390-1105.
CARE MINISTRY– If you need to reach a staff member in Care Ministry please call 919-390-1105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COLONIAL FACEBOOK CLASSIFIEDS – Looking to Help Those in Our Church and Surrounding Community Who May Have Needs During This Current Health Crisis? Use Our Colonial Classifieds to Connect with Others or Post A Need You May Have!
BIBLICAL HOPE, PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT
THE STARTING POINT in understanding your relationship with God is realizing that He is the Supreme King of the universe. God is sovereign over the world and all that He does is governed by love. Today, open your mind and heart to receive wisdom that comes only from God. If we can assist you, please email email@example.com or call the church office at 919-233-9100.
NEW EVERY MORNING– A Colonial pastor will lead us in a brief corporate prayer as we start the day. Tune in on any of our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) at 9 AM each weekday, or watch it later in the day on any of those sites as you have time. You may also Download a PDF of the verses and daily prayers.
LIFE OF CHRIST– Dr. Doug Bookman recently taught a short version of the Life of Christ (The Passion Week) course via Facebook Live during this extended time in our homes. You can find the first recording HERE (he starts teaching at the 11 minute mark). You can watch the recordings at any point through Dr. Bookman’s personal Facebook page. Enjoy, and share this with everyone you know!
WEDNESDAYS AROUND THE WORLD– our Mobilization department’s “Wednesdays Around the World” features an interview with one of our Global Staff, be sure to tune in EACH Wednesday at 5 PM on Facebook, IGTV (Instagram) or our website. Due to the sensitive nature of these interviews and for the safety of our Global Staff, these broadcasts are done live only and cannot be viewed at a later time.
THROWBACK THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE – Join us every Thursday night on Facebook at 7 PM for a “Throwback Thursday Worship Service” Watch Party! Experience congregational singing and beautiful special music, and hear Pastor Davey deliver an impactful message from the archives.
A GUIDE TO PRAYER IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS– We may be dispersed, but we have unity in prayer to our Heavenly Father. Please download a prayer guide to help you focus on eight areas of prayer during this times.
SUNDAY MORNING LIVE- Beginning March 15, 2020 and until we are able to gather together again, Pastor Stephen Davey teaches the word or God ONLINE each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Tune in on Sundays at 10 a.m. via our Website, Facebook or App. To view all sermon videos since March 15, 2020 go to WISDOM INTERNATIONAL. or download the below manuscripts/discussion guide.
03/15/2020: Once in a Hundred Years
03/22/2020: Don’t Waste Your Suffering
03/29/2020: From Spectating to Participating
04/05/2020: Plan A
04/12/2020: Two Declarations of the Resurrection
04/19/2020: Why the Resurrection is Worth Remembering
04/26/2020: Stepping Stones in the Slough of Despond
05/03/2020: The Pursuit of Happiness
05/10/2020: Blessed are the Brokenhearted
05/17/2020: Happy are the Helpless
RECALL, RESET AND REJOICE– COVID-19 has certainly interrupted our lives. This is a historical turning point. While it’s likely that things will “get back to normal,” it will be a new “normal.” We can fill our time with watching news reports, trying to figure out who’s to blame for what, all the while becoming more fearful, but let me encourage you to lift up your heads and consider the hand of God—past, present, and future. Take a moment to recall, to reset, and to rejoice.
BIBLE READING PLAN The Colonial Bible reading plan for 2020 will take you on a chronological journey through both the Old and New Testament in one year. Download a PDF of the plan to get started on your next journey through the Word.
WISDOM FOR THE HEART Wisdom for the Heart is an International Bible-teaching ministry, providing radio broadcasts, digital content and print resources designed to make disciples and encourage believers in Jesus Christ. You may also want to access the Wisdom for the Heart Daily Devotional.
MONDAY NIGHT WORSHIP on March 23, 2020 – Songs of praise, comfort, and encouragement
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CCEF) has assembled articles and videos to help individuals and parents navigate these challenging times. Topics include anxiety, parenting, loneliness and illness. Please scroll down to see all of the FREE resources available to you at CCEF when you click HERE for the link.
BOOKS– “Books that expound on the wonderful works of God are perhaps the single greatest tool we have for orienting us towards our creator. In light of these unprecedented times, we, as a bookstore, would like to do something a bit different. We’ve collected 15 of our favorite chapters that help us slow down and understand ourselves and our God in the midst of scary and uncertain times. These readings are available to download for free. We pray they will be a comfort to you and those you care for. Please read, share and be encouraged.” Josiah Pettit, Director, wtsbooks.com
New Every Morning – A Time of Prayer
Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) and Bible Studies – Contact Pastor Scott Wylie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to connect with ABFs and Bible Studies. PLease Click HERE to view a list of available online ABF classes.
Student Ministry – The Student Ministry at Colonial includes programs for middle school and high school students.
C2 College Ministry -C2 is Colonial’s ministry to college-age students.