Welcome to our “News & Notes” blog!
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Words of the Cross

Join us at Community Church Facebook Live at 7pm as we continue the Words of the Cross with a short devotional each night leading up to Easter Sunday.

Thursday, April 9th 7:00pm
“The Word of Distress" Pastor Joe will unpack John 19:28.

Friday, April 10th 7:00pm
“The Word of Triumph" This will be our Good Friday Service led by Pastor Karl. Good Friday will include a celebration of the Lord's Supper. We encourage you to prepare for this and participate with your family. Check out this helpful information when explaining and preparing for communion with your children. Here is a recipe for the bread typically used at Community Church.

Saturday, April 11th 7:00pm
“The Word of Reunion” Renee will discuss Luke 23:46.

Day of Prayer & Fasting

God is using the Coronavirus global pandemic to move in the hearts of many and advance his church. On Friday, April 10th, we have the privilege of joining with other church families on a Day of Fasting and Prayer. Scott Ridout and the Converge leadership, the family of churches to which we belong, have called for this day as a day of going before God together in earnest prayer.
The event starts at 9:00 am CST, and you can register at  Click here for more information and frequently asked questions.

Week of April 12th

We want to make the most of this time and look for opportunities to reflect Jesus in all that we do.  We want to be able to stay connected as a church family.  Please join us for the following Community opportunities.

Sunday , April 12th 10:45am Easter Online. Join us at
Monday, April 13th 7pm Interactive Prayer Time at Community Church Facebook Live.
Tuesday, April 14th 7pm Story Time with Ms. Wendy on Hero Central Facebook.
Wednesday, April 15th 7pm CSM LIVE. Join us at
Thursday, April 16th  7pm Devotional Time at Community Church Facebook Live

General Announcements

We’re experiencing uncertain times filled with fear and anxiety. But God is still moving! As social distancing becomes the new norm, we want to provide you with content to help strengthen your relationship with God and deepen your faith during this unusual time. Sign up for a FREE subscription to RightNow Media today at
If you already have an account be sure to check out our resources page at once logged in for a list of studies to check out.

Ways to help others during this season:
  • United Way has set up a Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund.
  • The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is looking for volunteers to fill shelves.  Please contact Jordan at to get scheduled.
  • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh needs help! The Incident Command team at the hospital is requesting donations of activities for patients to do while in the hospital to decrease anxiety during isolation such as books that contain crossword puzzles, sudoku and word searches, small puzzles, small games and playing cards. If you are interested in donating, email Molly Butz, Aurora Health Care Foundation Oshkosh at
  • During this time, many people are feeling isolated and alone. Our Community Church Missionaries could use your encouragement. Many of them are working to encourage and support those around them while feeling isolated. We ask that you be praying for them, for God to meet their needs and bring peace to them. Check out our missionary page at and pray for them by name. Another way you can help is by sending notes of encouragement. If you need an address, please email

As a staff, we are praying for you and are searching for ways to encourage you. We know that each person is currently at risk for COVID 19 and we pray protection over you, but we realize some are at higher risk than others.  If someone you know is a high-risk case, would you let us know so we can pray for them by name?  If you have heard of someone experiencing job loss due to the current pandemic, please let us know. You can send these names to

Community Church has a Prayer Ministry. As we receive prayer requests from our church family, these requests are shared with the Prayer Team. If you are interested in participating please email Kim at

Offering - Although we cannot meet as a whole church family, we still have ongoing financial commitments to be met.  You can give via the mobile app, through the Community Church website or mail checks to Community Church 2351 Ryf Road Oshkosh, WI 54904

Garden Sign-up is still open! Get your 2020 community garden plot at  Gardening together will be a great way to enjoy being outside together once COVID-19 has passed! In addition, the garden group is giving away FREE seeds. Please send an email to listing the type of seed packets you are looking for as well as your home address. The group will either do a contactless drop of the seeds at your home or mail them to you.


Blended & Blessed livestream is an event is coming April 25th. This event is created for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. You can register today for this FREE Live Stream event at

Young Adults Ultimate Frisbee and Bonfire event May 3rd 4-9pm. Sign up today at

Hero Central

Easter Jam is an experience BIG enough for your whole family! It's a digital experience including engaging games, uplifting music, creative storytelling, and follow up discussion questions every family member will enjoy. Easter Jam is an at-home Easter experience you will never forget. Plan to join us on Hero Central Facebook page Saturday, April 11th at 10am. Sign up by Friday noon for a supply kit to be delivered.

We have Hero Central to go bags that contain an activity that pertains to the Sunday lesson of the week as well as instructions and talking points for parents, this week’s devotion, and a treat. The bags are broken up into age groups: Preschool, Elementary, and PreTeen. Please sign up by noon Friday at

Join us for Story Time with Ms. Wendy & Ollie the Owl Tuesday at 7pm on Hero Central Facebook page.


CSM LIVE! Be sure to join us Wednesday nights at 7pm for a message, worship, and interactive time of fun at

Sunday, April 12th

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.
Join us for Easter Sunday online at 10:45am to celebrate our Risen Savior. We will continue in our series, Luke: a documentary, focusing on Luke 24:1-12.
This Sunday, dress for Easter!  Post a picture of you and your family watching the Sunday morning service for a chance to win in our photo contest. Be sure to #iseeyoucc.

Here are the songs we will be singing:
Exalted Over All - Essential Music
This Is Amazing Grace - Bethel Music
Upon Him - Matt Redman
Crown Him (Majesty) - Thankyou Music
King Of Kings - Hillsong Worship

Here is the sermon from last week:
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