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We would love to help you CONNECT to our church family here at Community Church.
 
We ‘re glad that you have stopped by to learn what we’re all about. We hope you see our passion for Jesus and His Gospel. He is the only reason that we do what we do — preaching, children’s ministry, student ministry, local missions, and even worship.
 
If you were to ask us to describe ourselves in one sentence, we would say,
 
Impacting our community, region, and the world for Jesus!
 
We are a Holy Spirit-led church family desiring to lead others to CONNECT to Christ in a personal relationship, to GROW spiritually strong in Christ, and to SERVE Christ to Impact our community, region, and world.
 
These three elements create the DNA for us to live all of life for the glory of Jesus. 
 
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United in Prayer: Day 5

Yesterday, we focused on our relationship with the Word of God, today we are going to focus on our relationship with His presence in our daily lives. God wants to be involved in our lives–God has always desired relationship with His creation. God wants us to know Him through the Word and He also wants us to know Him through His presence, through encounters with Him that continually draw us closer into an intimate relationship with Him. 

God wants so much more for our relationship with Him. More than it to be limited to Sunday and Wednesday encounters. God created us for a relationship, to know Him intimately. The first example we see is with Adam and Eve. God created Adam…and God shared creation with Adam.

Genesis 3:19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every wild beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.

In verses, 20-25, we continue to see this relationship between God and Adam and when Adam realizes he needed someone to compliment him..God responds by creating a woman to meet that need. The relationship continued with Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:8-11) There was a time, a cool of the day time that God would meet with Adam and Eve. In these verses, we see they knew, and could recognize the sound of God walking in the garden. 

Genesis 3:10 He said, I heard the sound of You walking in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself. 

What’s interesting here is God knew of the sin; yet He still came walking to meet them just as normal. God’s presence meets us to keep us going, we can let things push Him away and we can choose to hide, but God still wants to be with us.

Adam and Eve were familiar with the sound of God’s presence entering their day. They had a personal experience with a living daily relationship with God. His presence in our lives is so important for us in understanding who He is and fully experiencing God. These everyday encounters change our perspectives and He becomes more and more real to us.

There have been many times in my relationship with God where His presence just showed up. I learned that God can show up even when I am not expecting Him or seeking His presence. Our day can be normal, then God can invade our normal

Another moment in my life that changed my view of God happened on April 25, 2011. I was having a normal day and out of nowhere, I felt a strong pull to go and pray. I didn’t understand what for or why but I couldn’t shake this desire to just be with God. I just knew I had to pray. In turn, because it was a “normal day”, I pushed this feeling to the side, thinking I would pray later when it was my time to pray. Within just minutes of pushing that feeling aside, it came back. I didn’t understand a lot then, but I did understand that God was leading me. 

I knew that I had to follow this leading. I went outside my house and began to pray. The wind was picking up and the smell of honeysuckle was all around me. I started to pray for my parents. I began to pray deep prayers asking God to go before them, to protect them, to honor the parents that gave me my childhood. I reminded God of who they were and who they were to me and to Him. I asked God to keep them safe. This deep prayer went on for a while, then as soon as it came it left, and I continued about my “normal day” not knowing what would come only two days later on April 27th, and I would lose both of my parents to the tornado. It would even be a few more days later before I realized the praying moment I had just two days before.

That day, I saw another layer to God and that is that He is the God involved in our lives that He not only holds us but our families and everything connected to our hearts. That day, April 25th, was a normal day for me with God interrupting it because of our relationship I could sense His presence and because of that, I know that God was ahead of April 27th. Because of that day, every spring when I smell honeysuckle, I am reminded of the God who goes before us. We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we can have a relationship with the God who holds tomorrow. 

Prayer Starter: 

I want a relationship with God with not only Your Word but also with Your presence. God interrupt my normal day. Make Your presence known to me. I open my heart, my ears to hear that I will be sensitive and responsive to hearing Your voice, your leading in my life to follow when I understand Your ways, but also God when I don’t understand Your ways. I am choosing to look for You, to become familiar with the sound of You walking in my life. 

  • April Price

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SERVICE TIMES AND LOCATION

SERVICE TIMES AND LOCATION
 
 
JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING SERVICE

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Sunday Worship and Word:
10:00 AM 
 
Wednesday Night:
Youth Ministries at the Refuge: 7:00 PM
Children’s Ministry: 7:00 PM
Adult Connect Group: Bible Study: 7:00 PM
Other Connect Group scheduled by group. 
 

ADDRESS:

Physical Address:
9700 State Hwy 172
Hackleburg, AL 35564
 
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100 
Hackleburg, AL 35564
 
CONTACT:
Phone: 205.935.3549
Email: Office@OurCC.org

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Pentecost Sunday: 5/31/2020

Join Us for Pentecost Sunday, May 31st as we open up our on campus and in the building church service. This is a spectacular day to join back together in one place. The historic day that the church was birthed in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. It was this day that the Promise of the Holy Spirit was received. The followers of Jesus (around 120) received POWER from God almighty. Peter preached a sermon heard across the area and 3000 were saved that day. What a day to celebrate the New Church launching and our return to the building.
 
We will join together at 10 AM with all precautions being taken and instructions by our Impact Teams to help you stay safe. Beyond those elements is the work the Holy Spirit is doing in this hour and is ready to do when we join together. That evening at 5:30 PM Bishop Neal Wright will join us to preach on the Power of the Holy Spirit.
 
God has ordained a special day for sure. This will be a defining moment if we will embrace it. It will define you, your family, and our church.. Are you ready?

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United in Prayer: Day 4

Yesterday, we began to focus on relationships in our lives shedding buried pain and hurt. Today, staying focused on relationships, let’s evaluate our relationship with the Word.

The Word of God is God’s letter to us. The Word is what God left for us as our inheritance to fully know who He is and His extreme love for us. The Word is God, and we can have an active, living, breathing relationship with it.

John 1:1 In the beginning before all time was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power making it active, operative, energizing, and effective, it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and the immortal spirit, and of joints and marrow of the deepest parts of our nature, exposing, and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

So many of us can struggle to develop a consistent relationship with the Word. I know, I was one of those people. It’s easier to just do a devotion, or wait until Sunday to hear, but God intended for us to have a consistent relationship with the Word. He shows us Himself through it; we see who we are through Him; we see our inheritance as a child of God.

When I first began my relationship with the Word, I set aside time to read, but I struggled. First, I struggled just staying awake long enough, then I struggled to understand, and I also struggled because I didn’t see the Word like so many others in my life who saw the Word applicable to their lives. I wanted that, but growing up I saw the Word as a story, and God as a person I would encounter when I got to heaven, so the Word was stories to me.

I began to pray a prayer that I pray today and I haven’t changed that prayer. Before I begin reading the Word, I ask God to show me what I need to see and let me hear what I need to hear that I want to see His Word alive in me. The Word is alive so I choose to breathe in that breath of life from the Word.

As I began praying that prayer, I would keep a notebook nearby to write down anything that I would understand. One day, I was reading about the life of David. During that time, I had taken a break to make a pan of cornbread to go with supper for the night. I go back to reading and began to get so interested in what I was reading and at some point, the oven timer went off and I continued to read and couldn’t find a place to stop, because I didn’t want to stop. For the first time the Word was not a story! I was reading the life of David and was seeing my life through it.

Eventually, I had to stop and go get the cornbread out of the oven. I ran and pulled the cornbread out then got back to reading and writing. As I began to write, it dawned on me that in my hurry to just get the cornbread out so I could get back to reading again, I realized I didn’t use any oven mitts to grab the skillet. I had grabbed with my bare hands. I looked at my hands and not even burned or anything. That day, my life and my relationship with God and His Word changed. The Word became alive to me and I never read the Word with a struggle again.

God wants us to find Him in His Word. There are moments in the finding; He wants to be found.

Jeremiah 29:13-14 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me as a vital necessity and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you…

Prayer Starter

God invade our time in the Word. We choose to open our eyes to see, and our ears to hear what You show us through the Word. We confess the Word is alive God, it is your breath into our lives. So, God we open the Word not only to read but God to breathe Your breath into us. God open the Word to us that we will read and see and understand like never before that there will be supernatural moments of finding You.
 
-April Price

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ONLINE

Our online church family is an import part of our church. From those who attend in the building to those who engage online only, please enjoy live services. We believe God will be very real with you right now. May God bless you as you join us in a online live service!
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Please know you can reach out to us through our Connection Card if you have questions, need prayer, or other needs.

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United in Prayer: Day 3

So far, we have invited God to come in, to reveal, to surface, and to clean our hearts. Over the next few days of prayer, I want us to focus on relationships. Today’s focus is on the relationships we have made with others.

Relationships with Others

In the course of our lives, we make relationships with a lot of people, and sometimes those people are sent for a season in our lives to help us grow or were meant for the other person to help them grow. God develops relationships in our lives, but also we can develop relationships ourselves. And for reasons we may, or may not know–some relationships flicker–sometimes it’s good, other times it’s due to hurt and that is not good. It’s not good for our spirit, because although the relationship is not in our daily lives, it leaves a daily bitter taste in our mouths. We bury the hurt and pain and may even say we forgive, but when we see or hear that person’s name that bitter taste is there. That hurt is something we carry and is something that puts a separation between our hearts and God as well as our relationship with Him. We in turn can unknowingly tie God’s hands from moving in our lives because God is bound to His word.

Matthew 5:23-24 So if when you are offering your gift at the altar you there remember that your brother has any grievance against you, leave your gift at the altar and go. First make peace with your brother, and then come back and present your gift.

God doesn’t want us carrying hurt for any length of time. Forgiveness, true forgiveness truly is for you.

I am reminded of my own personal testimony with this struggle of a time in my life where I had some hurt buried deep because of a broken relationship in my life. If someone would have asked me, I would have said of course, I forgave a long time ago. Although my words may have said forgiveness; my heart held deep hurt that told another story to God. I continued reading my word and praying, but something was different. I knew there was a block. I could feel it, and not all the time, but when it did surface I just stuffed it back down by saying I forgave that a long time ago. Then one day while cleaning the toilet, that hurt and those feelings came back up. This time it wasn’t just the person, or the relationship, but it was all the “things” that had hurt me. All those hurts were just bubbling up and I knew I was in a moment… cleaning the toilet.

I had carried this so long that I had to get it out. I felt there was no time to even move from where I was at and in tears I prayed, “what do I do“? In response, I heard in my spirit to grab the toilet paper. I tore it off and began tearing into smaller pieces and one-by-one as I tore that toilet paper, I spoke the hurts as I felt them and one-by-one I threw into the toilet. When it was done..all that pain lifted. In that moment of tearing toilet paper I released deep buried pain and God took care of it as quick as it was to flush it, the block was gone. The heaviness from the hurt was gone.

That day God showed me a new layer to Himself that no matter where you are at, or what you are doing if you respond to the moment, He is going to meet you where you’re at and work with whatever you have got around you. God is so much bigger than we can imagine. I encourage you when God moments happen, stop where you’re at. If they are truly God moments they will happen at the exact right time for you. Move and respond quickly because the enemy waits to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)

 
Prayer Starter:
 
Pray for any relationship hurt that is buried to be revealed to you. As we move into a new season, let’s release the hurts of past seasons.
 
   -April Price

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CONNECT GROUPS

CONNECT GROUPS

Connect Groups are extremely important to the life of each believer. Through CONNECT Groups we build relationships with Christ and other believers while doing life together. God meant for us to live life together.
 
 
To Find out more about Current Connect Groups or to sign up for one go to: 
 
 
Any question please contact us!
Would you like to start a Connect Group? Fill out the connection card and find out how!
 

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United in Prayer: Day 2

Yesterday, we invited God in. We invited God to bring to the surface those things that need to be dealt with. We set a level of expectancy while we are choosing to wait on God to speak. Today, let’s go even further asking God to create a clean heart within us.
 
A Right Heart

A heart that hungers for God–that’s what He is looking for. Sometimes we can look at this and think we have to be perfect before entering God’s presence before thinking we deserve to encounter Him. We can get stuck in a cycle or a pattern of behaviors that limit our relationship with God because we hold our own selves back by thinking “when I get it together, I will pursue Him.” God on the other hand isn’t looking for our perfect behavior. He looks at our hearts. He is looking for a perfect heart.
 
Interestingly, in 1 Kings 11:4, the Amplified Version shows us a definition of what a perfect heart looks like. For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect (complete and whole) with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
 
A perfect heart is complete and whole. A perfect heart is one heart after God.
 
In Isaiah 6:1-9, we see Isaiah’s prayer when he realized he had things that needed to be dealt with. When God looks for perfect, He is looking for hearts. When God has our hearts, He can change our behaviors. He can change everything else. When He has our hearts, the doors open wide for a truly intimate relationship with God.
 
Acts 13:22 And when He had deposed him, He raised up David to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully.
 
Today, let’s join in with the prayer of David asking God to create in us a clean heart. Let’s ask God to expose anything that holds us back. Let’s ask God for a heart that is perfect (complete and whole). Let’s give God our hearts.
 
Psalm 51: 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
   – April Price
 
Prayer Starter

Father, I give my all to you. Take my heart, create a clean heart. One that is right with you. One that is complete in you. One that is whole, made by you, nothing lacking. Give me a heart after you, and nothing else.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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IMPACT TEAM

Serve on the Impact Team!

You have gifts and passions that will make an Impact! 

Together we are One Impact Team!

Below are seven areas of our Team. Each area has unique focuses not mentioned but it will give you an idea of all the areas our team serves, not just on the weekends, but through the week.

 

Outreach: Hands & Feet

Missions, Events, Food and Clothing Ministry, Community Projects, Community Support and more.
 

 

First Impressions: VIP

Parking Attendant, Welcome Center, Greeter, Usher, Facilities, Safety/Security
 

Creative Arts

Drama, Dance, Lights, Computer, Video Production, Camera, Media, Illustrations, Set/Stage Design.
 
Worship Music at Church Stock Photo

Worship

Worship Team, Band, Sound, Intercessory Prayer, Sound Tech
 
Prayer Religious Stock Photos

Worship Care and Follow-Up

Welcome/Guest Central, Altar Prayer, Pastors Meal Host, Guest Guide, Growth Journey Host, Ongoing Follow-up including calls, texts, cards, etc.
 
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Connect Groups

Free Market Interest-Based Groups, Bible Study, Men’s Group, Women’s, Single, Seniors, On-Campus, Off-Campus, Online, Etc.
 

Children and Youth

Nurseries, Jr. Kid’s Church, Kid’s Church, Jr. High, Sr. High, College and Career

There is a place for your to make an Impact!

Take the Gifts and Passion Assessment HERE


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