We have set up an account at America First Credit Union through which anyone may donate to the Re-Building Fund in any AFCU branch. Just ask for the "Clearfield Community Church Re-Building Fund".

Christmas Season Calendar of Events

Nov. 29, Saturday  9:00 a.m. If you like to decorate please feel free to come & help us put up the Christmas decorations in the church’s meeting place.

Nov. 30, Sunday    1st Sunday in Advent,11:00 a.m. Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. Sunday School

Dec. 7, Sunday      7:00 p.m.  Wesley Bell Ringers Concert, no admission fee.

Dec. 13, Saturday  Time TBA, Gift wrapping fund raiser by the CCC Youth

Dec. 14, Sunday     3:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling, locations TBD

Dec. 15, Monday    Time TBA   Clearfield Community Choir Concert, no admission fee.

Dec. 24, Thursday  Time TBA  Christmas Eve Service

Heritage Christian Book & Gift

www.utahsheritagechristianbookandgift.com

Chris and Marci invite you to visit the Clearfield, UT, based on-line Christian book store.  Heritage Christian Book & Gift is newly established so visit often for additions and updates. (Copy and paste URL into your browser.)

How Big is Your God?

“I think we have two choices in the face of such big beauty (the universe): terror or awe. And this is precisely why we attempt to chart God, because we want to be able to predict Him, to dissect Him, to carry Him around in our dog and pony show.  We are too proud to feel awe and to fearful to feel terror.  We reduce Him to math so we don’t have to fear Him, and yet the Bible tells us fear is the appropriate response, that it is the beginning of wisdom.”  Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 204

Religious Habit versus Engaging God

“I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time.  This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious.  If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God.”  Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 13

Have Faith in God’s Love

“Faith is rest, not toil.  It is the giving up all the former weary efforts to…induce God to love and pardon; and the calm reception of the truth so long rejected, that God is not waiting for any such inducements, but loves and pardons of His own goodwill, and is showing that goodwill to any sinner who will come to Him on such a footing, casting away his own poor performances or goodnesses, and relying implicitly upon the free love of Him who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” -HORATIUS BONAR

Quote from Dan Miller

Is it really that uncommon to be living our dream?  Is what we want always just beyond what we have?  Does living our dream mean we no longer have any ambition or goals to reach?  Does living our dream mean that we have more expensive cars and houses than anyone else in town?  Or might it mean peace and abundance in our lives that cannot be measured financially?

Dan Miller

Do you think for yourself or are you just following the crowd?

“Have you ever noticed that people usually only pay attention to the “heavy question” of life when things go wrong?

“When things in life are going along well, we assume that we must be doing something right.  It’s when they go wrong that we begin to wonder.  And even then we often try to shut out the questions that bother us.”

“But everyone tends to think that the ideas most people have accepted must therefore be ‘right’ ideas.  We forget to think for ourselves.”

“No one can run away from these questions and decisions forever.  You already believe in something.  Whether you’ve thought about it or not, you have your own philosophy of life.  It’s made up of what you believe about right and wrong, life and death, truth and God and man.  And your life view affects you.  It affects the way you take a test tomorrow as well as what you’ll do in a job or in your love life ten years from now.”

“If something is true…you can look at it hard, and think about it, and compare it with other beliefs, and it will stand.  It will be reliable.”

“Take a look at yourself.  What are your roots?  What is it that you hold onto to keep yourself going, day after day?  Do you believe in things your parents told you?  Television?  Your school?  Your friends?”

“Do you know what’s really true?”

“And what will it take to get you to look for answers?”

Excerpted from Chapter One “Don’t ask questions.” of

How to be Your Own Selfish Pig, and Other Ways You’ve Been Brainwashed

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay