CREC - Services Cancelled 3/22 and 3/29

CREC Family,

With regret but with wise prudence and a desire to keep everyone safe from the Covid-19 health concern we are going to cancel church for the next two weeks (March 22nd and 29th cancelled) and then update everyone as we approach the end of the month.

Please take these warnings seriously and protect you, your family members and others as best you can.

We encourage you to conduct family worship in your homes, and we are looking into alternate resources and will provide them as they become available.

God bless and keep safe.

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 by Webmaster

CREC Coronavirus Response - March 13, 2020

Dear CREC Family,In view of the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump has declared a national emergency, and Governor Larry Hogan has placed Maryland in a state of emergency following the first case of community transmission in our state. Governor Hogan also has prohibited large gatherings of more than 250 people, along with a number of other restrictions, which you can find here: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/Since these orders do not apply to CREC’s gathering, we will still be meeting for worship on Sunday, March 15. However, in light of this serious health crisis, we will be makes a number of changesFirst, we encourage you not to panic, but to pray, prepare, and be prudent.…

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 by CJ Bowen

The Glorious Body of Christ VIII: Shepherd Leaders - 1 Peter 5:1-5

The Biblical role of elder comes from the Old Testament, where elders are leading men recognized for godliness and practical wisdom. They provided leadership, judged in civil disputes and criminal trials, instructed the people in God’s laws, made decisions on behalf of their family, clan, or tribe, and represented their people in religious worship, whether bringing gifts to build the temple, laying hands on atonement offerings, or leading the people in carrying out judicial sentences.This is the background to the New Testament concept of elders, but as the nature of God’s people changes from a tribal nation to a spiritual…

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 by CJ Bowen