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Dedicating your child expresses your public commitment to intentionally support them in living fully alive. It’s a special celebration of your decision to raise your child in a home focused on Jesus! Invite your friends and all your family to be a part of this important day. Dedications happen after the last service at each campus on fifth Sundays of the month.
We are partnering with hundreds of other churches to focus this day on serving people in our local communities. People of all ages and abilities will be able to serve in various ways across Hampton Roads. Help at dollar car washes, nursing home activities, picking up trash, or serving people in laundromats.
Saturday, July 13
Month of Love
People can’t change people, only God can do that! However, people can love people and we are going above and beyond to show love to the 757 during Month of Love. There are literally dozens of opportunities to get involved and serve our community this July! Go to community.church and register today to help the 757 live fully alive as we love and serve our community.
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Do your thoughts align with the life you desire? Do you find yourself focused on things that just aren’t producing the destiny you have in mind? When we change our thoughts—when we fix our focus—we begin to see our desired destiny move into place. When we fix our focus, the negative thoughts and directions start to lose their power and we are able to follow our focus to a life we are made for.
A new day, a new dawn. Jesus defeating death changed everything. No matter who we are or where we’ve been we can expect that a new dawn is coming in our lives! Get ready for a weekend packed with experiences for the whole family. Egg hunts with awesome prizes, outdoor Western Branch sunrise service, fun photo ops for all, powerful worship music, creative service elements, encouraging messages—this Easter is going to be a blast!
Choose from 7 services across 2 campuses, and expect great things as you encounter Easter like never before.
Sunday, April 1 / 9:30am, 11:15am
Western Branch Campus
Sunday, April 1 / 6:45am (outdoor sunrise service) 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:45am
Monday, April 2 / 6:30pm
Current Message Series (October 14th-15th – November 11th-12th)
Throughout Stronger, we have a ton of exciting things going on throughout the entire series.
Monday, January 7
7:00–8:00am prayer and worship
6:30pm service and extended worship
Tuesday, January 8
7:00–8:00am prayer and worship
12:00pm weekly prayer meeting
Wednesday, January 9–Saturday, January 12
7:00–8:00am prayer and worship
Sunday, January 13
Western Branch Campus – 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:45am
Suffolk Campus – 9:30am, 11:15am
Monday, January 14 – Worship Night
6:30pm service and extended worship
Friday, May 17
Good Friday service at Community is like no other. We know Jesus died and rose again to give us the greatest hope for a future worth living. Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of Jesus on the cross as we come together to remember his sacrifice for our freedom. The service is a dynamic time of worship, reflection, and communion to prepare us for fully celebrating Jesus rising from the grave only a few days later. Join us for this unique experience—the kickoff to Easter weekend!
April 19, 2019
The Parenting Seminar Q&A, on Sunday, March 3, is an opportunity for parents of middle and high school students to be encouraged, receive resources, and connect with other parents in the same season of parenting. Doors open at 6:00pm and snacks will be provided. Seminar begins at 6:30pm, wrapping up at 7:30pm.
This is not an event, it’s a brotherhood. When men walk into their God-designed purpose, families are stronger, communities are better, and we experience God’s best. Be a part of the kick off of Brotherhood—on March 29, 6:00–10:00pm, experience an environment for men to build relationships and realize God’s calling on your life! $10 for preregistration, $15 at the door.
Global Impact: Interest Meetings
January 20–21 | All Campuses
Join us for a time to learn more and ask questions about either of these upcoming trips. This summer we’ll be serving, encouraging, and showing the love and hope of Jesus to kids and students in West Africa and El Salvador. Interest meetings occur at all campuses after every weekend service January 20–21.
West Africa | June 29–July 7
Application available starting January 22
El Salvador | August 3–10
Application available starting March 5
Learn more about the upcoming trips here.
Connect with other women and be encouraged with this special night just for the ladies. We’re diving into the promise of peace and discovering more about this reality God makes available for us all.
Focusing on peace in the midst of struggle, feeling peace when it “doesn’t make sense,” staying peaceful through busyness or stress, and so much more.
Friday, January 18
For middle school & older
Western Branch Campus
1935 Jolliff Rd Chesapeake, VA 23321
Women are encouraged to have dinner before coming to the event, and to enjoy snacks, desserts, and refreshing beverages after the service ends.
A special, free Holy Yoga experience is included for the first 250 women who register for yoga in advance.
REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 23
$10 event registration
For all coaches, serve team leaders, and group leaders at Community Church!
Come together and grow, be united, and strengthened as leaders. This time of worship, prayer, communion, church updates, and practical leadership teaching equips us to lead at church, at home, and in our day-to-day lives.
Community Kids is offered on a limited basis for infant–5th grade.
Smoothies, coffee, and water are provided.
Wednesday, January 9
Registration begins at 6:15pm
COMMUNITY KIDS REGISTRATION
A study of how the 23rd Psalm can move our lives forward.
Check out messages from this series here.
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others! Sign up for an appointment here and use code “CCWB,” or walk in anytime during the event.
Western Branch Campus
Community Kids Auditorium
Want a free ugly Christmas t-shirt? If you’ve never come to Community Church before and aren’t already involved at another church, come join us November 25–26 and get a free shirt!
Check out service times and locations here.
Community Church is partnering with Toys for Tots® and local families to help all kids experience an awesome Christmas! Help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope November 25–December 13.
Bring new, unopened, unwrapped toys to contribute, and check out these lists for ideas.
Gifts will go to families who have requested help within the church, foster families, and families being served by Toys for Tots®.
Pick up an empty box from any campus to fill with the items below and bring back to the Western Branch Campus on Saturday morning, November 17 between 7:00–10:00am.
_ 12–15 lb frozen turkey
_ 2 small or 1 large box of mashed potatoes
_ 2 small or 1 large box of stuffing
_ 2 cans or jars of turkey gravy
_ 4 cans of vegetables
_ 2 cans of fruit
_ 1 can of cranberry sauce
_ 1 pack of dinner rolls (24-count)
_ 2 fresh pies (not frozen)
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Community Kids Registration
Mark your calendars for vision weekend as we celebrate what God has done and look forward to the days ahead. Fun activities happening at each campus.
People can’t change people, only God can do that! However, people can love people and we are going above and beyond to show love to the 757 during Month of Love. There are literally dozens of opportunities to get involved and serve our community this August! Go to community.church and register today to help the 757 live fully alive as we love and serve our community.
In the reality of life we are so often looking for that “one thing” that can truly help us, truly change everything. When we decide to follow Jesus, we experience that “one thing,” only it’s not a thing at all, it’s a person. The Holy Spirit is the ultimate game changer for our lives and in order for us to experience Him as our game changer, we have to get to know Him better. That’s exactly what we are doing this July 8–29. It’s game-changer time.
Middle and high school students! Join us for a special Alive United as we kick off the summer! This night is filled with all kinds of water fun, summer treats, and an outside service with an awesome message and music. Come ready for bowling slip ‘n slide, water balloon home run derby, slip ‘n slide kick ball, color war, free hot dog bar and more. Every student who comes gets sunglasses, and everyone who brings a friend gets a floatie!
A special Memorial Day experience at the Western Branch Campus is still happening inside tonight. Bring those friends whose outdoor party plans got rained out! The hot dog bar, freedom pops, balloons, and fun activities are starting at 5:45pm, followed by service at 6:30pm.
Come hang at this outdoor event designed for men. Have a great time and get connected. We’re serving a nacho bar, slider bar, Krispy Kreme and more. Experience team competitions of all kinds and claim the $5K grand prize for the winning team!
Friday, June 1
Western Branch Campus
Good Friday at Community is a service like no other. We know Jesus died and rose again to give us the greatest hope for a future worth living. Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of Jesus on the cross as we come together to remember his sacrifice for our freedom. The service is a dynamic time of worship, reflection and communion to prepare us for fully celebrating Jesus rising from the grave only a few days later. Join us for this unique experience kicking off Easter weekend!
Hundreds of 6th–12th graders from all Community Church campuses throughout the 757 take over the building, once a month. Live DJ, music, games, food, prizes, VIP juniors and seniors.
This month: Are you in for the win? EVERY student who fulfills our February/March #ftw challenge receives a prize! Students who came to Alive United February 18 received a sealed envelope listing the name of a mystery prize, challenging them to return with their sealed envelope March 18 to win what’s inside! Prizes include multiple sets of Dre Powerbeats3, Alive hoodies, hats, shirts and more. Didn’t get an envelope? Don’t worry. Every person walks away with something. Don’t. Miss. Out..
We want to be known. There is a longing inside so many of us. But what does it mean to be known? To know our identity? To know our impact on others? To be known has little to do with people knowing our name and everything to do with Whose name we are living by. What we do with our life matters more than whether or not people know we did it, and what we do is a result of who we know ourselves to be. Even when the author is unknown, the impact can be known, it starts with Jesus. Join us for this new message series as we learn to live a life the matters beyond our name.
Fasting is one of life’s greatest game changers. Need an answer to prayer? Need wisdom for a decision? In a season of life change? When we fast together as a church things change, situations change, lives are transformed, and walls are broken down; true freedom can happen. In our hunger from fasting we learn to depend on God more; in our time saved from eating and meal prep we pray more. Fasting hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. Fasting doesn’t make God love you more, but it causes you to be in a place to be able to experience more of His love. Fasting as a church will bring individual breakthroughs and a supernatural unity!
Beginning January 7th we are doing a 21-day fast together as a church. In 2018, we are focused on experiencing God’s freedom in all areas of our life. We believe this is the year when many will find His freedom for the first time, but also many who have dealt with the same issues year after year will experience living fully alive, living free.
Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength — strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven. (Matthew 6)
When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
Should I fast?
Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
Are you in need of a real encounter with God?
Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with Jesus?
Are you ready to know what God wants for you?
Do you need to break free from struggles, addictions, or difficulties from your past?
Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?
Full Fast – Drink only liquids
Daniel Fast – Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. Learn More
Partial Fast – For those who choose to or cannot do the full or Daniel fast we encourage you to do your best. Try a no meat, no sweets, and no caffeine or something similar.
Remember, when a fast is doing what we are supposed to, we are focused more on God than we are on the food. Avoid spending large amounts of time doing meal prep.
If you have a medical condition or are concerned about fasting for medical reasons please talk to your doctor.
Christmas at Community will be an experience for the whole family!! This year we are excited to celebrate Jesus and enjoy the the season. We will have interactive services, singing carols old and new, petting zoos, giant ice slide, family photo booths, hot cider and more!
Seasons – they happen and we don’t get to choose them. Many of us look forward to certain seasons and not so much the others. What if ‘Tis the Season wasn’t just about one season though, what if every season was your season? What if there was something special, something amazing God has for us even in the seasons of life that seem the most difficult? This holiday season, ‘Tis the Season. ‘Tis the Season for us to discover what Jesus has for us in each and every circumstance and season of our life!
Veterans Day is coming soon and we want to honor our Veterans here at Community Church. As a way of showing our gratitude we will be having a Veteran’s only VIP area at each campus on Sunday November 12. Come enjoy some great food and drinks. To our Veterans, no matter where you served, or what branch of the military you are, know that we honor you and are so thankful for your service.
Dates: September 22nd | 6:30pm
Location: Western Branch Campus
It’s time to thank and celebrate all those who serve to make Community Church happen! We’re going back to the 90’s for our Serve Team Celebration! Grab your walkman, set your AIM away message, page all your serve team friends, and head to the Western Branch Campus on September 22nd when the doors open at 6:30pm. Dress in your best denim tuxedo, acid washed pants, and track suits. Heavy hors D’oeuvre will be served, and don’t worry, it will be more than Lunchables. Childcare is available, but space is limited, much like in your covered wagon in the Oregon Trail!
Location: Western Branch
The first Wednesday of every month, we meet together for a time of worship, prayer, and communion. First Wednesday is a dynamic experience that leaves you feeling renewed and energized, ready to take on the upcoming month for Jesus. If you’ve never experienced a First Wednesday – the time is now!
Dates: August 12th-13th
Location: All Campuses
The weekend of August 12th & 13th , each person who brings a first-time guest will receive a specially designed free t-shirt for themselves and their guest. So be a bringer, get a t-shirt and watch God change people for the better!
God created the world and by Holy Spirit He lives inside of us. The Church should therefore be the most creative people group on the earth today. When we tap into what God has put inside of us, we are able to lead the way creatively.
Some are all about words; some are all about actions; we are all about both. We speak God’s love from our mouths and we demonstrate it with our actions. Proverbs 3:27, Ephesians 4:15
God loves you and therefore He is not ok with you staying the same. We are either growing closer or further away from Him. We can keep moving forward because Jesus has changed us from the inside out.
Everything we do represents Jesus. God doesn’t ask us for perfection; He asks us to bring our best…always! Colossians 3:17 ESV
You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He is food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. Matthew 5:6 MSG
No matter the day, the decision, or the circumstance, the first step is prayer. We believe God answers bold prayers–and small ones too. Matthew 6:33 ESV
Our words have the power of life or death. We choose life! Ephesians 4:29 ESV
We approach God knowing that He loves us and therefore, we can love Him. We approach people the same way, no matter what…we lead with love. Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
Life is about more than merely surviving. God wants us to live a full, satisfying, awesome life. John 10:10 ESV
Dates: Month of July
Location: all campuses
The month of July is a call to be intentional. Intentionality makes a dream turn into a plan which turns then, into a reality. Every one of us can do something about: empty stomachs, empty hands, and empty hearts in Hampton Roads. More Details coming soon