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  • C.S. Lewis once wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” God wants to rouse, not just the world but the church, our church. What is he saying through our pain? No doubt, many things including a more just, less busy society, but he’s also…

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  • The headlines this past week exposed, yet again, the deep-seated, enduring racism in our country. Anger-fueled riots left cities in smoldering ruins. What resources do we recommend? How can we respond? Messages Each of these messages contain theological reasoning, apologetic work, and steps for action. Gospel Works in Controversial Times (Jonathan Dodson) What about Racism?…

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  • Video Transcript: Hey City Life Church, the elders have been discussing, praying, and asking for your feedback on our plan to gather again in person. We deeply miss worshipping together, praying with you, even sharing meals in person. We feel the limitations of our virtual connections. However, we want to be prudent when deciding on…

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  • As many of you know, City Life Church partners with several churches and ministries around the world through our Global Cities partnerships. At the end of 2019 we added our newest global partner; Resource Global in Kuala Lumpur, and raised over $22,000 to support their work this year. Read their SPRING 2020 UPDATE and join…

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  • Meeting Online Online Gathering Page How we are Gathering Online Best Practices for Online Meetings and Gatherings Why Do We Observe Communion? What is a Catechism? Benevolence Make a Benevolence Fund Request Give to the Benevolence Fund (Through the Online Gathering Page) Prayer Partner in Prayer with Us City Groups Connect with a City Group…

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  • Headlines often disparage Christians, sometimes for good reason. What kind of headlines should we make? It can be tempting to fear economic collapse, point fingers at politicians, or judge others who fail to respond to the pandemic as we do. However, the Church should stick out as: lovers of the good (1:8), models of the…

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  • In a season that can sometimes feel very dark, many of us have still been able to see evidence of God’s grace amidst the chaos. At City Life, we want to be able to hear and share the stories of how God has remained faithful — bringing hope and encouragement even in the midst of…

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  • What a rich time of celebrating our risen King together this past Sunday. Though we can’t be together in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the gift of joining our voices, minds, and hearts each week is surely one evidence of God’s grace to us during these shifting times. As you may have noticed,…

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  • The world is different today than it was just a month ago, but the core of our mission as a church remains the same; to renew cities socially, spiritually and culturally with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So how do we do this in light of the changing landscape around us? We may need to…

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  • This week, as part of our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, we will once again partake in Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist) together. As we prepare our hearts for this time of worship, let’s think about why we observe this ancient Christian rite: We Remember The first thing we’re doing…

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  • In these times of heightened tension, uncertainty, and suffering for so many, one of the most important things we can do is pray. To this end we wanted to let you know about some ways that you can intentionally engage through prayer for our church and city. SUNDAYS: MORNING PRE-SERVICE PRAYER City Life will be gathering to pray together…

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  • Central to Psalm 46 (our sermon text from yesterday), is the call of v. 10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” The incomparably powerful presence of God with us should cause us to be still — even in the midst of the most chaotic of circumstances. But how can we do that? What…

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