COVID-19: A Library of our Journey Together

COVID-19: A Library of our Journey Together

CGS has been on a pilgrimage together as a “dispersed” family during this COVID-19 pandemic.  We have tried to communicate well with each other during our travels, but if you feel you may have missed a “chapter” in our evolving narrative — or if you just want to review our recent “wanderings” — we have archived some of the more seminal stories below.

Your opportunities are arranged in two categories:    i) Reflections and Readings,     and    ii) CGS Email Updates.    The postings in both categories are organized by date, in order to provide a historical “map” of the path over which we as a church family have journeyed …

REFLECTIONS and READINGS:

Readings:   Check out these suggested articles and musings (which are also accessible on a separate “shelf” within our Resources tab):      The Commons

Featured Fireside Chats:

July 1: “Statues, History, Grace, & Repentance” (Matthew 19:8-9)

June 10: When Full Equality?” (Joel 2:25)

June 3: “Virus, Racial Injustice, Grace” (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Fireside Chats:  Browse thru the archive of our Pastoral Staff’s weekly “Fireside Chats” with our CGS family:

April 7: “Now What??!!” (Luke 24:32-35)

March 31:He Ever Lives Above, for Me to Intercede” (Hebrews 7:23-25)

March 24: “God Uses Evil for Good” (Acts 4:27-28, Philippians 1:12-13)

March 17: “Make Repentance Great Again” (Matthew 5)

March 10: “Managing Anger” (Ephesians 4:26-27)

March 3: “COVID Already/Not Yet” (Psalm 37:1-4)

February 24: “Growing in Grace” (Colossians 3:1-5)

February 17: “Pour Your Heart Out to God” (Psalm 62:8)

February 10: “Communication Keys to Understanding”

February 3: “When God Says, ‘No'” (2 Chronicles 6:7-8)

January 27: “Life Together: Learning to Say I’m Sorry” (Psalm 56:8)

January 20: “Sojourners and Exiles” (1 Peter 2:11, Philippians 3:20)

January 13: “Keep on Walking in Love” (Galatians 5:1-2)

January 6: Fireside Chat

December 23: “What Fuels Christmas?” (Isaiah 9:7)

December 16: “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” (Isaiah 9:1-3)

December 9: “Most Want for Christmas?” (Isaiah 37:14-17)

December 2: “A Role of Remembering” (Daniel 9:21)

November 11: “Let God Be Right” (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

November 4: “Election Shalom Prayer” (Jeremiah 29:7)

October 28: “Daring Greatly” (Proverbs 24:16)

October 21: “Practice Joy” (Daniel 6:10)

October 14: “Blissfully, Purposely Ignorant” (Psalm 131:1-3)

October 7: “HAVE or HAVE NOT” (Psalm 103:1-5)

September 30: “Rejoice Always?!” (Philippians 4:4)

September 23:Hindered, Unhindered” (Acts 28:16, 30-31)

September 16: “Canceled or Welcomed?” (Mark 5:9, 15-20)

September 9: “Not Willingly” (Lamentations 3:31-33)

September 2: “Small, Mostly Overlooked” (Matthew 13:31-32)

August 26: “Encourage One Another” (Hebrews 3:12-13)

August 19: “Detours, Disappointments, Jesus-Hope” (Exodus 2:15)

August 12: “Semi-Normal Life” (Hebrews 11:13-16)

July 29: “In the Hand of God” (Ecclesiastes 9:1-10)

July 22: “Content in Hard Times” (Philippians 4:11-12)

July 15: Fireside Chat with Pastor Mark (Philippians 3:12-14)

July 8: “‘Hamilton’, ‘Cancel Culture’, Grace” (Psalm 130:3)

June 24: “How Can We Keep from Singing?” (Psalm 118:24)

June 17: “In THIS Place” (Daniel 6:10)

May 27:Free To Grace Others” (Ephesians 4:29)

May 20: “What Kind of God…?” (Exodus 9:14-15)

May 13: “Life at the Speed of . . . LIFE” (Genesis 16:16-17:2)

May 6: “How Long, O Lord?” (Psalm 13:1-6)

April 29: “We Still Need Each Other” (2 Corinthians 2:12-13)

April 22: “To Pray for Our Government Leaders” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

April 15: “Resurrection Living in a Deathly World”(Hebrews 11:19)

April 8:  “Our Eyes Are on Jesus” (2 Chronicles 20:2-12)

April 1:   “One Thing Have I Asked” (Psalm 27:4)

March 25:   “To Wait and Prepare Well” (Deuteronomy 8:1-5)

March 19:  “To Humbly Muddle Through” (1 Timothy 4:15)


PREVIOUS CGS EMAIL UPDATES
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April 2: CGS Weekly April 4

March 26: CGS Weekly March 28

March 19: CGS Weekly March 21

March 12: CGS Weekly March 14

March 5: CGS Weekly March 7

February 26: CGS Weekly February 28

February 5: CGS Weekly February 7

February 1: Combatting Food Insecurity in Durham

January 29: CGS Weekly January 31

January 22: CGS Weekly January 24

December 23: CGS Weekly December 27

December 18: CGS Weekly December 20

December 4: CGS Weekly December 6

December 3: Christmas Eve Communion Service

November 20: CGS Weekly November 22

November 13: CGS Weekly November 15

November 6: CGS Weekly November 8

October 30: CGS Weekly November 1

October 23: CGS Weekly October 25

October 16: CGS Weekly October 18

October 9: CGS Weekly October 11

October 8: Notice of October 18 Congregational Meeting

October 7: Re-Opening Our Campus to Small User Groups

October 5: Re-Starting Communion at CGS

October 2: CGS Weekly October 4

September 30: Worship, Sacraments, Small Gatherings, et al.

September 25: CGS Weekly September 27

September 25: ReGathering in Our Sanctuary: FAQs

September 24: ReGathering, Ezra, et al.

September 18: CGS Weekly September 20

September 17: In-Person Worship Sept. 27

September 11: CGS Weekly September 13

August 28: CGS Weekly August 30

August 21: CGS Weekly August 23

August 14: CGS Weekly August 16

August 7: CGS Weekly August 9

August 6: Logistics & Rationale for Sunday, August 9

August 5: Why Drive In Church?

July 31: CGS Weekly August 2

July 24: CGS Weekly July 26

July 17: CGS Weekly July 19

July 10: CGS Weekly July 12

July 3: CGS Weekly July 5

June 26: A Portrait of Our Time

June 26: CGS Weekly June 28

June 19: CGS Weekly June 21

June 12: CGS Weekly June 14

June 5: CGS Weekly June 7

May 29: CGS Weekly May 31

May 28: Reflections on Re-Opening Our Corporate Worship

May 22: CGS Weekly May 24

May 15: CGS Weekly May 17

May 8: CGS Weekly May 10

May 1: CGS Weekly May 3

April 24: CGS Weekly April 26

April 17: CGS Weekly April 19

April 10: CGS Weekly April 12

April 10: COVID-19: Render or Receive Aid

April 6: Our Tri-Phasic Response to COVID-19

April 3:   CGS Weekly April 5

March 30:   Continuing to Adapt to Our “New Normal” at CGS

March 27:   CGS Weekly March 29

March 21:   Welcome to the “New Normal”

March 20:   CGS Weekly March 22

March 14:   A Bible Study on Deuteronomy 12-13

March 13:

Reviewing Our Initial COVID-19 Decisions
A Note from Pastor Chuck

March 6:   Embracing the Coronavirus