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Auction Parking Details

We’re looking forward to a great evening this coming Saturday, March 4. Take the Ottawa Ave exit off 196, turn right on Michigan Ave (the first light). Bridgewater Place is on the right just after you cross the river. Enter the parking garage from Michigan Ave (called Bridge Street west of the river.) Park on…

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Moving Forward – Parking, Redevelopment and Soggy Basements

Hi Friends of The Community, We wanted to offer a brief update so that you can stay informed about what we’re doing in the wake of our previous development plan falling through.  Here are four things to know. 1. What are we thinking when it comes to changing our building or the sale of our…

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Redevelopment – Change in Direction

Redevelopment Update Early Tuesday morning I received an email I wasn’t expecting. As most of you know, we have been in the midst of a busy season exploring the feasibility of a boutique hotel and church partnership as we look to redevelop our property.  While there were still big hurdles to overcome, we had begun…

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Christmas Eve Worship Services

  Saturday, December 24 marks a favorite annual tradition at The Community.  We gather for worship each year on Christmas Eve to remember that still, silent night when Jesus was born.  The night God became flesh.  The moment the world learned that God’s desire is to be with us. We’ll have two services at 6:00pm and 10:00pm.…

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An App for Christmas!

Connecting as a Community Just Got Easier Over the past few years we have integrated our directory, events, volunteer management, and giving through a great online platform called Breeze Church Management System.  If you’re a member of The Community, you’ve likely received an invitation over the past year to create your own user account on…

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The Last Thing Your Church Wants to Talk About

Every classroom had wet carpeting, most of the drywall was soaked, and it smelled like a pack of wet dogs had been camping out in the church basement.  It was Friday night, the basement had flooded, and I began to go over a mental checklist of who to call and how to manage this situation.…

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Redevelopment Recommendation

After a season of listening, seeking opportunities, and having meaningful conversations with each other, Consistory (our leadership board) is ready to recommend the following next step in our redevelopment process. Following the round-table conversations on Sunday, September 25, we received this data to work with: It became clear that the most interest and energy were…

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Concepts and Conversation

Dear Community Friends, On Sunday, many of you attended our annual Potluck luncheon. The event included a review of the survey results and a discussion of redevelopment options. In an attempt to be clear and complete in our communication, here’s an overview of what was discussed with action steps to move forward. For your reading…

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We Didn’t Start the Fire

Renewing the Heart of The Community We Didn’t Start the Fire:  What Billy Joel Fans and Ada Residents Have in Common  by Kendra Kuo, Strategic Advisory Board Member This last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary at a Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field.  It was the perfect Midwest evening – 75 degrees…

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Church and Change – What is the Appropriate Response?

Renewing the Heart of The Community Church and Change – What is the Appropriate Response? by Richard Maloley, Strategic Advisory Board Member Change has come to Ada and more change is on its way. We at The Community have an opportunity to respond to this change. I spoke this previous Sunday on this topic. Our…

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  • Sunday Schedule

    10:00 am – Service
    Nursery - infants through age 3

    Partway through Service - Children’s Worship: Ages 4-10

    After Service – Cookies and Coffee Social Gathering