Church Picnic-May 23

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 60th year of Colonial Heights Christian Church!  Bare Bones Barbecue will provide a great meal, including BBQ Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and celebration cake for dessert.  We'll also enjoy good music by Tennessee Border, a group of ETSU students who performs at Dollywood.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair!

Reservations are required.  Sign up above or on Sunday at the Connecting Point desk.  This is a free event, but donations will be accepted either online or at the picnic.

CIY-July 9-14

For students entering 9th grade through graduated seniors

Lee University, Cleveland, TN

July 9-July 14

$300 by June 3; $350 after June 3

CIY Move is more than just a conference.  Move is a 5-day, high-school-only event designed to amplify Christ's call on students' lives to become kingdom workers.  This is a life-changing event for students to experience God. Each week includes daily devotional times, lasting friendships, awesome bands, and powerful speakers!  Price includes all meals but two, as well as a custom youth group tee shirt.

Day of Service-April 21

The Missions Team, along with Carroll Clark, will be sponsoring a work day on Saturday, April 21, at a home in Colonial Heights.  We will begin at 7am and lunch will be provided.

Jobs will include pressure washing, painting, scraping, installation of a vinyl soffitt, and general outdoor cleanup.  Twenty-five volunteers will be needed.  For more information, or to sign up, contact Willie Sims through CHCC Connect.

New Women's Study-March 7

Discerning the Voice of God, Priscilla Shirer

Do you recognize when God is speaking?  Need some help doing so? 

Discerning the Voice of God- is a 7 session study by best-selling author, Priscilla Shirer.
A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.


·        Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study.

·        Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word.

·        Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.

·        Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your daily walk with Him.

First session begins March 7th in Room 212 at 6:15 p.m. led by JoAnn Andrews and Angie Martin.  Work books are $13.00 and will be available at the first session.

Pray for the City-Feb. 24 & 25

A good detective begins an investigation by looking for fingerprints.  Is there evidence that will tell us who was involved?  Do you recall last August how the staff and elders challenged us to participate in a day of prayer and fasting as we sought the Lord’s leading for the church?  All of those who participated found it very rewarding.

At that time, we decided that every 6 months we would plan for another time to pray and fast as we seek the Lord’s leading again.  This time we are praying for how we may serve our community and share Christ more effectively.

On Saturday, February 24, through Sunday, February 25, we are planning for such a day of prayer; we are calling all to pray for our city.  We encourage all who can to fast for 24 hours and to pray for our city.  You may drive to Warriors Path…or to a local hospital…or to downtown Kingsport…or to the church and pray for any needs that you see in those places.  On Sunday, we will break the fast with Communion and a catered lunch after the 10:30 service.



David Mullins will be with us for the weekend as he begins his ministry with Colonial Heights.  This will provide an opportunity for you to visit and get to know him better.

By the way…last Fall when we set the date for this event, we had no idea what God had in store for CHCC.  We only knew that He had plans for us…for our good.  The date that we set was February 24-25.  I am not sure, but that looks like a pretty clear fingerprint to me.  Plan to join us.  I wonder what is next?  “So we fasted and prayed about these concerns.  And He answered us.” Ezra 8:23

Stan Leonard, for Elders and Staff