Here is the fall schedule for our middle school and high school youth groups. Any changes to this schedule will be shared as soon as possible. Except for the pizza party on October 1, whenever activities are held at the church, the two groups will share some snacks at the beginning of the hour, but then divide into separate groups. The middle school youth will meet in the basement Fellowship Hall and the high school youth will meet upstairs.

Sunday, October 22 Will attend the community-wide "Path to Awakening" event for youth from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Abilene High School Auditorium. More details will be provided in the near future.
Saturday, October 28 Youth will join the rest of the church family at the Fall Cookout and Hayride at Brown's Park - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church
Sunday, November 12 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church
Sunday, November 19 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church

Youth should fee free to invite friends to any of the activities. If rides are needed to the church, call Lindsey at 280-3639.


A community-wide event called "The Path to Awakening" will take place on Sunday, October 22nd, at the Abilene High School Auditorium.  From 3:00-5:00 p.m. will be an event for youth and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. an event for families.  Rob Schmutz, who grew up in Abilene, will be the speaker at both events.  Complete details can be found on posters at both entrances.


Our annual Fall cookout & hayride will be held Saturday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m. on the north side of Brown’s Park. What to Bring: Everyone is asked to bring a shared food item or two (e.g. salad, beans, chips, desserts, etc.), as well as your own table settings. Some drinks will be provided but feel free to bring some pop or other drinks for your family, if you prefer. Invite some friends to join us for an evening of fellowship.


Everyone is invited to the annual K-State HIS (Helping International Students) Fall Function on Sunday, November 5, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at the Felbush Farm, 1331 Flag Rd. We will enjoy a farm tour, wiener roast complete with s’mores, and a hay rack ride with students from all over the globe. They really enjoy meeting and visiting with the friendly CBC people. A tremendous opportunity to “go into all the world” without leaving the county! Please contact Monte or Donneta Felbush (479-2299) with any questions.


The Christmas program this year is entitled, “Did I Miss Anything Important?” and will include preschool through high school students. Music practice will be from 10:00-10:30 a.m. each Sunday for preschool-5th grade from now until the program.

Parents—please put these dates on your calendar:
Sunday, December 10: Rehearsal—10:30-11:30 a.m. in the large basement room
Saturday December 16: 9:00-11:30 a.m.— Dress rehearsal in the sanctuary.
Sunday, December 17: Children’s Christmas Program will be performed during the second worship service, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School that day.


It’s time to start gathering items and assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. CBC has ordered a batch of 100 pre-printed boxes, which will be available in the next few weeks.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. Visit OCC’s website for gift suggestions to fill the remainder of the shoebox.

Do not include—Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Decide whether your shoebox will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age. (Age categories are 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14.) Please indicate the gender and age on top of the shoebox. Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please), a small plastic container or one of the pre-printed boxes available from the church. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.
Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the fit items inside your box. Place a rubber band around the shoe box and drop off before November 12.

This could be a great ministry opportunity for you and your family!


The cards with the Ephesians 3 prayer are available on the table in the sanctuary foyer. Please pick up one or two and pray it regularly for the church throughout the course of the year.


Please save your Best Choice UPC labels! Mary Stirtz is collecting them for the Mission Committee. All funds generated from the labels will be given to our missionaries. Labels can be given to Mary or left in her mail slot (#71) at the church.


The women’s weekly prayer and devotional meeting is held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church in the Upstairs North East Sunday School room. All women are invited to take part in this time of prayer and fellowship. Contact person is Mary Stirtz (263-8591) if you have any questions.


A men’s group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. for sharing, prayer, study, and accountability. All men are welcome to take part.


As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. -- Proverbs 27:17

This group is geared towards growing the “younger” (18—50ish) men of CBC and are committed to the growth and prosperity of God’s church and His body of believers. They “meat” one Saturday a month to strengthen relationships with each other, their commitment to God, the future of CBC and to enjoy charred meat! For more information, contact Justin Amos (785-656-3036).


If anyone in the church body has a friend, a neighbor or acquaintance whom they know of, who is expecting, we would love to put together a care package with a Jesus Bible story book, baby items and church info. If this person/persons are within Dickinson County, we could set up a FoodTidings meal schedule at the time of delivery. We need to network and get the word out there to make contact with our community, and grow together. Thank you to everyone that has show support for this ministry!

~Small Blessings Committee


If you bring a beverage—coffee, water, tea, etc. — into the Sanctuary before Sunday morning worship, or if you bring it to a special evening event, please make sure that you dispose of the liquid and the cup properly after the event is over. Please do not leave cups, either empty or full, on the floor of the Sanctuary. Help us keep the Sanctuary clean!


Several items have been left in the Sanctuary and are missing their owners! In the past, the items were placed on the table in the foyer of the Sanctuary for people to claim, However, because of space issues, they have been moved to the area outside the Sanctuary containing the mail slots. Please stop by and claim your items! If too much time passes and they are not claimed, the items will be disposed of or donated.