News & Notes

Welcome to our “News & Notes” blog!
Here you can find all the latest updates on what’s happening at Community Church Oshkosh.


CCO’s vision is that we follow Jesus together.  We are His disciples given the mission of making disciples. BEYOND is the soul-challenging and faith-stretching journey in which we live out our values of Reach, Connect, and Empower.


Plan to join us on Sunday, October 30th for Commitment Sunday! As a church body, we make our financial commitments to the BEYOND Initiative. Please be praying how God would want you to respond.

PRAYER FOCUS - Ephesians 3:18 (Week 4)
Father, Your love is so great that it goes beyond human understanding.  Grant us strength that comes only from Your Holy Spirit to begin to see clearly and hold fast to the kind of love that You have shown to us. This love took Jesus to the cross to bear our sins and to fulfill all that the law and prophets have declared. May we grow to love like this and become effective witness of how great You are and how great Your love is toward us. Amen.

TONIGHT - Advance Commitment Party
10/30/22 -Commitment Sunday
As a church body, we make our financial commitments to the BEYOND Initiative.
11/6/22 - Celebration Sunday!
As a church body, we celebrate the generosity of our church and the commitments that have been made to the BEYOND Initiative.
11/13/22 - One Fund Kick Off
Giving toward the BEYOND Initiative starts today! All donations made to CCO will go into the new One Fund!

The Treasure Principle chapter 1 (Pastor Alan)
The Treasure Principle chapter 2 (Pastor Karl)
The Treasure Principle chapter 3 (Pastor Joe)
The Treasure Principle chapter 4 (Renee Strebelinski)
The Treasure Principle chapter 5
The Treasure Principle chapter 6
The Treasure Principle chapter 7

Week 1 Beyond: Created for More
Week 2 Beyond Us
Week 3 Beyond Buildings
Week 4 Beyond Our Community
10/23/22 - Week 5 Beyond Belief
10/30/22 - Week 6 Beyond Yes (Commitment Sunday)
11/6/22 - Celebration Sunday!

General Announcements

Many families and/or individuals experience challenges during the Christmas season. Those challenges may be physical, financial or emotional. Help us encourage these families/individuals during this season. Nominate a family for the Community Church Bless a Family at

Oshkosh Community Prayer Meeting is on Sunday, October 30 from 6-7:30 PM at River Valley Church. This event is to bring Bible believing churches in and around the city of Oshkosh together to pray for Revival and Unity within the body of Christ in this community.  We encourage you to participate in this event.

DONATE TO HURRICANE RELIEF!  Community Church Oshkosh is coming alongside Agape Christian Fellowship (a church plant from CCO) & Phil Ministries to help with Hurricane Ian relief. If you would like to make a donation go to

World Relief Drive-Up Furniture Drive this Saturday, October 22nd 1-3pm. Donate “in good condition” furniture: dressers, side tables, coffee tables, dining tables and chairs, arm chairs and lamps. CLICK HERE for additional information.

DONATIONS NEEDED! We are looking for donations of pre-wrapped candy for the Community Kids Fall Fest. Please drop off all donations at the Community Kids desk or the church office by this Sunday.

Community Kids is looking for additional groups or families to participate in the Fall Fest Trunk or Treat by decorating the trunk of your car. Please sign up HERE.

Sunshine Uganda Fundraiser will be at CCO this Friday, October 21st from 6-8. Join us for a silent auction, appetizers, music and fun!  The event is adult only, but childcare is available for kids 3-10 for a free will donation. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from Melissa Troedel by emailing: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Spread The Good News Of Jesus Christ By Packing A Shoebox For Children Around The World. You can pick up a Shoebox at Community Church beginning Sunday, October 30th. Shoeboxes can be returned to Plymouth Church Oshkosh or CCO. CLICK HERE for drop off times. If you have questions go to for more information and frequently asked questions.


A team is being formed to serve with Hosea’s Heart in Spring 2023. If interested in learning more about the Swazi Mission Team join us on Sunday, October 30th after 2nd service in the cafe.


Young Adult Glow in the Dark Indoor Mini Golf Chili Potluck Dinner is happening on Saturday, November 12, 3:30-7:00. Young Adults (ages 18-35) are invited to join us.  Please sign-up at and pay by November 11.  

Celebrate Recovery meets Friday evenings from 6-8pm at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 808 N. Main Street Oshkosh. Come find freedom from your hurts, habits, and hangups and live the life God desires for you to live.  CLICK HERE for additional information.

If you are not already connected with a Community Group or Bible Study, check out the list of groups and sign up today!  We are created to be in community! Sign up today at

Community Kids

Community Kids will be open for Nursery through 5th grade during the 8:30am & 11am services.

Community Kids Fall Fest is this Sunday, October 23rd 2-4pm Join us for a fun afternoon "trunk or treating", face painting, bouncy houses, games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Sign up at

Ms. Wendy will be hosting Play & Praise from 9:30-11am November 7th & December 5th. Join us for story time, worship, crafts, snacks, and fellowship. Kiddos age 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us.

Foundations Schedule for Community Kids
October 23 - Fall Fest
October 30 - Community Kids Choir
November 6 - Missions: Natalia Starkowska


Students in grades 6th-12th are invited to join us Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22nd for the Empower Student Conference at Appleton Alliance Church.  
We will be participating with churches from across the region and share with what the Lord is doing in and through our students. We'll worship together as one body, listen to solid, biblical teaching from guest speakers, and meet brothers and sisters in the faith from across school districts, states, and communities.
We're believing that the Lord will use this conference to light a fire deep in our hearts that propels us into a lifetime of surrender to Jesus.  Sign up at

Sunday, October 23rd

Join us this Sunday for worship at 8:30am & 11am as we continue in our series, Beyond. Community Kids will be open for Nursery-5th grade at both the 8:30 & 11am services.

Here are the songs we will be singing:
One And Only Jesus - Vertical Worship
Jireh -Elevation Worship 
A Thousand Hallelujahs - Phil Wickham
Abundantly More - North Point
Yes And Amen - Jesus Culture

Cafe on Ryf
The cafe will be serving Breakfast Burritos this Sunday. Stop in and support CSM this Sunday. All donations will go to our student ministry winter retreat Snow Duels.


Foundations is at 10am with classes for all ages.

Community Kids (Nursery – 4th Grade)
October 23 - Fall Fest

The Bridge (5th - 7th Grade)
Lori Jacobson is teaching a class on the Foundation of Church Life.
CSM - High School (Grades 8th - 12th)
Join Pastor Tommy in the worship center for the Life in Babylon - The LGBTQ series.

Life in Babylon - The LGBTQ Conversation
Babylon is the name of an ancient nation. Biblically speaking, it’s also a lens through which we understand how we interact with the world around us. We are exiles - this place is not our home. But we live here. How are we supposed to interact with the world around us? How are we supposed to view the LGBTQ conversation through our faith in Jesus? More importantly, how are we to love and care for our LGBTQ neighbors? This class will tackle the polarizing, complex topic that is the LGBTQ conversation.

Marriage: Built to Last
Throughout this series, you'll experience real life couples share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, sexual intimacy, expectations, and more. Whether you're newly married, remarried, or wanting to improve your relationship, this study provides Biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love biblically.

Starting Point
If you're new to Community Church, we'd love to have you join us for Starting Point, where we'll share a bit more in-depth about who we are as a church and how you can grow with us! If you are joining us online, please go to to fill out the form. We would love to connect with you.


Sunday service is available via live stream at 8:30 & 11am.  

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