A non-denominational church in Hendersonville, TN // Sundays 9AM & 10:45AM //

September 21,2017

CIL Quick Hits
Here are some quick reminders and tidbits about CIL:
1. The Appalachia mission trip will be in eastern Kentucky this Thursday-Sunday.  Pray for them!
2. CIL will have its ten year anniversary in February 2018.  Thanks be to God!
3. This Sunday (Sep. 24) is the deadline to submit Leadership Board nominations for 2018-2019.
4. At CIL we acknowledge the church calendar as we participate in the liturgical stream of Christianity.  Currently, we are in Ordinary Time – the time between Pentecost and Advent.  Green is the color for Ordinary Time, which reminds us we are in a season to grow!
5. The people on the video announcements are actors, and don’t attend CIL.  But they do a great job sounding like insiders!

6. We are going to participate in Operation Christmas Child this year!  Details coming in October.
7. A group of praying moms from Burrus Elementary School is meeting at CIL to pray. We love hosting them and we’re delighted they’re here!

September 11, 2017

On this somber anniversary of the national tragedy of 2001, our country faces a different type of crisis.  Two devastating hurricanes have altered the lives of our fellow citizens.  We believe the most effective way to get help to our fellow citizens is for you to donate directly to a reputable organization who is on the ground helping victims.  I want to encourage you to do that!  If you feel more comfortable donating to the church, we will pass 100% of what you give to hurricane victims.
Here are some organizations we trust that you may consider donating to:
Convoy of Hope – https://www.convoyofhope.org
Samaritan’s Purse – https://www.samaritanspurse.org

World Relief  – https://www.worldrelief.org/hurricane-harvey

September 7, 2017

Knowing where we come from and where we are going matters. At CIL, we communicate purpose and identity through CIL Forward, a series of sessions for people interested in becoming more deeply connected with us.  CIL Forward exists so that every person in our church has heard our vision, understands the gospel, is in a relationship with Christ, and is engaging in ministry.  CIL Forward is the means of formally joining CIL as a Covenant Partner, and is a requirement for some leadership roles.
If you have already taken Forward 101 and still need to take Forward 102 and 103, these sessions continue in the Living Room on Sunday, September 10 and 17 during the 9am service.  Each session is stand-alone, so that if you cannot attend the entire series you can pick up the missed sessions at another time.
We hope you can make these scheduled sessions, but if for some reason you cannot, do not let that delay you from taking the next step with CIL.  Contact the church office, and we will connect you with a church leader to move you through the CIL Forward process at a schedule that is conducive with your availability.
We really appreciate your interest in CIL, and hope that we can help you become more a part of our family though this process.
Also, 2:42 Groups meet this Sunday September 10 at 5:00pm. We hope to see you there!