Ways to stay connected during COVID-19 with Christian Fellowship Church

Staying Connected During COVID-19

During this time of social distancing our heart is to stay connected as a church family as much as possible. See ways you can stay connected below. Please note we will be adding more opportunities as they arise. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform we encourage you to check out their help center.

Adult Groups

cfWomen's Summer Class: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy led by Deb and Lori

cfWomen's 2020 Summer Class over Dark Clouds, Deep MercyLeaders: Deb Schaefer and Lori Galaske
Time: Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (starting June 6 for 6-8 weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click button below to join in during class time.
Description: Has this season been hard for you? Are you struggling to see God’s goodness? Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God – but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. Join us for our summer book study “Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy,” and let’s journey together through the book of Lamentations. For each class participants will read a chapter beforehand and then we will discuss together on zoom. For the first class please read the introduction and chapter 1.
Materials Needed: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop. Hard copies are available for purchase by emailing Deb (while supplies lasts) or calling the Skylark Bookshop here in town. This book is also available as an audio book on Hoopla through the Boone County Library.
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How to Read the Bible led by Donnie

How to Read the Bible Virtual Group at Christian Fellowship led by Pastor Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. (starting June 7)
Platform: Zoom – click button below to join in during class time.
Description: This group will go through the Bible Project’s “How to Read the Bible” series as a virtual class. The series has 18 short videos, covering the big story of the Bible, reading different genres, how to read gospels, etc. These videos are a fun and helpful way to learn about how to read the Bible. The format will consist of watching a couple of videos and discussing them each week, in the context of sharing our own challenges and questions and experiences with the Bible.
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cfWomen's Study: The Next Right Thing Led by Beth and Miriam

The Next Right Thing Study led by Beth and Miriam in Columbia MissouriLeaders: Beth Bramstedt and Miriam Knight
Time: Thursdays, 9 to 10:15 a.m. (starting June 4 for four weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click button below to join in during class time.
Description: If you have trouble making decisions or discerning God’s voice, this class will offer fresh ways of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. The soulful truths and practices we will engage will help you clear the decision-making fatigue, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to decide without regret.
This is a “come as you are” space to discuss the messiness of life and its choices. Whether you’re a stay at home mom, retired, or simply free in the mornings, come with your questions (and your kids and pets if needed) and we’ll provide a calming place for your soul to breathe.
Materials Needed: We will be reading sections of Emily P. Freeman’s book “The Next Right Thing” and listening to segments of her podcast. Purchasing the book is encouraged, but not required.
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Financial Peace University Class led by staff

financial peace university class at Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia MOLeaders: CF staff and volunteers
Time: Sundays, 5 p.m. starting June 7 for 9 weeks
Location/Platform: Room 115 if in person or via Zoom if online
Description: Whether you want to prepare for income changes or reach your money goals, Financial Peace University is a class that teaches you how to pay off debt, budget, save money, prepare for the future, and give generously. The class will run for nine weeks and include teaching videos from Dave Ramsey and small group discussion facilitated by Christian Fellowship staff and volunteers. Find more information including cost, childcare, and registration using the button below.
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Old Testament Bible Reading Plan Discussion Group led by Donnie

Old Testament Bible Reading Plan Discussion Group with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Tuesdays, 12 to 12:45 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: Join us over the lunch hour on Tuesdays to discuss the strange, wonderful, and sometimes downright confusing stuff we’re reading in the Old Testament as part of our Bible Reading Plan. We’ll share insights, ask questions, and encourage each other as we read God’s word together.

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Moms Group: Overwhelmed by my Blessings led by Jo

Moms Group: Overwhelmed by my Blessings group with Jo ScottLeader: Jo Scott
Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: We are going to spend 12 weeks resting in the encouragement of the Word of God as well as the wisdom of veteran mom, Robin Meadows. This is a 12 part (5 days each) devotional study in which we will each read the daily devotions separately with a time on Saturday mornings to reflect and share how we are walking through this time as moms and women of God. “Encouragement for moms from a mom who launched her 7 children and lived to tell about it. This is part 1 of 12 devotions in this series from Robin Meadows!” -description from The Bible App
Materials Needed: You can access the reading plan at Bible.com. Please note we encourage you to start the plan March 31 so that we can discuss together on April 4.
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Pastor’s Pick Book Discussion: On the Road with Saint Augustine led by Donnie

Online Pastor's Pick Book Discussion with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m. (starting Sunday, April 5 for 8 weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: I love Saint Augustine. I love the stuff James K. A. Smith writes. And I’m loving this book. We’ll let Augustine (and Smith) guide us into the depths of our restlessness, our longings for something more in this life, our deepest fears and hungers and hopes, and ultimately to the place where we can find real rest. Grab a copy and let’s discuss it chapter by chapter together.
Reading Schedule: For the first discussion (on April 5) we’ll discuss the first 35 pages (includes the Introduction, Heart on the Run, and Augustine Our Contemporary)
Materials Needed: On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith is available in a variety of formats on Amazon or free using your library account on Hoopla.
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Book Discussion for Parents: Long Days of Small Things led by Kaylyn

Book Discussion For Parents Long Days Of Small Things Led By KaylynLeader: Kaylyn Briscoe
Time: Every other Tuesday, 8 to 9 p.m. (April 7, 21, May 5, 19, and June 2)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: “Offering rich, soul-inspiring practices, Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering[parenting] moment.” This book is intended for mothers who are at home with their children. In this unique state of social distancing, this resource can awaken us to the spiritual disciplines that come in parenting. I would encourage mothers and fathers to join this discussion together. The plan is to read the chapters prior to meeting time. Then share and discuss your insights and experiences in the group.
Materials Needed: Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNiel is available in a variety of formats on Amazon.
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cfCollege: College Students + Young Adults led by Donnie

Christian Fellowship College Group with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time on the 1st Sunday of the Month. Click here to join during group time on the 3rd Sunday of the Month.
Description: Weekly time to connect, share encouragement, pray together, and help each other not go crazy during social isolation!
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Youth Groups

Twelve30 for Middle School led by Marc

youth group meeting for middle schools students in Columbia MOLeader: Marc Galaske
Time: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: In lieu of our in-person gatherings, Pastor Marc will lead students in a time of teaching, discussion, and prayer.


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Twelve30 for High School led by Marc

youth group meeting for high schools students in Columbia MOLeader: Marc Galaske
Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: In lieu of our in-person gatherings, Pastor Marc will lead students in a time of teaching, discussion, and prayer.


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cfKidz Groups

Video Resources for cfKidz Virtual Classes

We have weekly virtual classes for SOAK, CLIMB, and LAUNCH on Sundays. Each class has a video resource for kids to watch before the virtual meeting. Links to each class’s video for the week can be found below. Information for each class including times and zoom links can be found in the class tab.
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CLIMB Weekly Video

LAUNCH Weekly Video

SOAK: 3-5 years old led by cfKidz Team

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Soak groupLeaders: cfKidz Discipleship Team
Times: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Platform: Zoom: See link below.
Description: Part 1: TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch show (link in resources tab) within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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CLIMB: 6-8 years old led by cfKidz Team

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Climb groupLeaders: cfKidz Discipleship Team
Times: Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Platform: Zoom: See link below.
Description: Part 1: TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch show (link in resources tab) within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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LAUNCH: 9-11 years old led by cfKidz Team

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Launch groupLeaders: cfKidz Discipleship Team
Times: Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom: See link below.
Description: Part 1: TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch show (link in resources tab) within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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Seeker Summer Club

children's ministry vbs Seeker Summer Club at Christian FellowshipKids in 2nd – 5th grade are invited to be a part of our Seeker Summer Club starting in June. This program teaches kids about the scriptures through videos, hands on activities, and more. Seeker Summer Club is a flexible 5 day program with multiple ways to participate according to your comfort level as our community begins to reopen. Families can either join in virtually or be a part of a small in person gathering at various locations in the community.
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Prayer

Prayer Requests

Weekly Prayer RequestsYou can also stay connected by joining us as we pray over our prayer requests throughout the week. You can use the link below both to get to the prayer requests as well as submit a prayer request you have. Please note we remove names for privacy purposes before posting prayers online.
Prayer Requests

Prayer Trios

Prayer trios are groups of three people who pray together weekly. Once you have two others to pray with, you can pick a time and platform (phone, text, zoom, Facebook messanger, etc.) that works for you. The idea is to pray together for one hour, once per week. However, you can make this what you want and do what works for you. As Phil mentioned, “though we are limited in direct contact, we are not limited in our prayers.” Let’s pray.

If you want help getting connected with others to form prayer trio please click the link below.
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Healing Prayer

Sign up for a Healing Prayer session at Christian Fellowship ChurchHealing prayer is a targeted prayer session that facilitates an encounter with God to address wounds that are affecting your thoughts, behavior, relationships, and/or physical health. The goal is to heal wounds and to apply God’s truth.
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Ongoing Small Groups

We have a variety of ongoing groups that have chosen to continue to meet using the Zoom platform during this season. To find out more about these groups click on the button below.
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