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Where We Worship

Our worship on Sunday morning brings our dispersed church family together to praise God’s name, to lift up prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, to sing songs of our faith, and to listen for God’s word.  This happens through a sermon devoted to raising our consciousness and sensitivity to God’s presence and searching how the Spirit is directing our paths as Jesus’ disciples today.  Our choir presents musical selections from Bach to modern composers who challenge us to “sing a new song unto the Lord.”

The CCC is not housed in a facility that is called a church.  Instead, we worship each week at the Village Hall which serves as the cafeteria of the Village Elementary School.  This makes clear that the church is not a building, but a community of Christian believers.  After Sunday service, the church is dispersed to serve Jesus’ mission in the world through acts of compassion and witness to the deeper meaning of life, and the claims of God on our time.  Each member is ultimately accountable to his/her conscience following the time-honored Protestant principle which states that God alone is lord of each person’s conscience.  Our members therefore do not hold uniform beliefs on theology or anything else for that matter.  Getting to know us will reveal that there is a wide spectrum of understanding the Holy Scriptures, as well as political, economic or social views.  We do not believe that all of us have to march to the beat of the same drummer to be obedient servants of Jesus.

Our mission is enhanced by not having to fund the purchase and upkeep of buildings.  Many of our programs and activities take place in the homes of our members.  Special services on Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday are usually held in a members’ home accompanied by a meal.  The funds that would otherwise go to service a mortgage or maintenance are released to further our mission enterprises.

Our church worships each Sunday, 10 a.m. in Village Hall, located on H Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh Streets
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Worship Experiences at the CCC

Other services during the year include:

Christmas Eve – celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

Ash Wednesday – Commemorating the beginning of the 40 days of Lent, remembering Jesus’ preparation for his ministry by retreating to the Judean wilderness for 40 days.

Maundy Thursday – Celebration of the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, and the subsequent event of his betrayal, arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday.

Our church participates in the Coronado Council of Churches, composed of most faith communities in our city.  This serves as an opportunity to testify to our unity in Jesus by gathering with other Christians.  Four worship events occur each year:

Service of Christian Unity – Usually the third Sunday evening of January, this service challenges us to think how Christians in Coronado can work together.

Good Friday Walk of the Cross – Scripture and readings centering on Jesus’ trial and procession to Golgotha where he was crucified, with a procession down the streets of Coronado as we stop at each of the churches that are members of the Council.

High School Baccalaureate – in June, before graduation, this service focuses on prayer for students are who graduating from Coronado High School.

Thanksgiving Eve – Follows a long tradition of offering thanks to God, we gather the evening before the national holiday for prayer, praise, and reflection on the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Children, Youth and Families

Children, Youth and family ministry is important in the CCC.  We staff a Sunday school that meets at the same time as worship, but allowing children time to participate in portions of our worship through our youth choir or children’s sermons.  The curriculum that is followed emphasizes the goodness of God’s creation and God’s providential care in creating the world and calling it good.  Each child is encouraged to discover God’s presence in his/her life and to cultivate a sense of excitement in how we can serve God just as the people of biblical times did.

Joining The CCC

On your first visit to the CCC you can expect a variety of experiences.  You will enter a non-traditional setting for worship which may prepare you to worship God in a new way.  You will be greeted by friendly members who have grown in the Christian faith over many years and likely through numerous struggles.  They will look to welcome you and find ways to make your time in the CCC a productive and spiritually enriching one.   If you desire to get more involved, opportunities will be suggested for a visitor to consider.   Study opportunities, mission needs (like our new free health care clinic in National City) or fellowship groups are venues to be considered.

If a person decides the time is right, he/she can formally unite with the CCC, being recognized at a service of worship as a new member of the church family.  Detailed questions of adherence to a catechism or set of beliefs are not required for membership, only a desire to “follow the way of Jesus.”  This avoids the pitfalls of some churches which expect all members to agree with a set of statements, or understandings about Jesus.  We trust that in diversity, the love of God can be discovered which will draw us from our preconceptions of what God is doing in the world.  In fact, the two questions asked of any new members are these:

“Do you intend to follow the way of Jesus in your life?” and

“Do you wish to be a member of the Coronado Community Church?”

An affirmative answer to these questions means that a person wishes to discover a new dimension to life through participation in worship,  and other activities that will deepen his/her relationships with God and other people, and lead to a discovery of our spiritual gifts.   The question always hovers in the background:  What does God want me to accomplish in my life to God’s glory, and how can the community of believers enhance that quest?  The flip-side is also true:  What can I bring to my church family to deepen its faithfulness to Jesus?  Each member has unique experiences and insights that are part of the rich tapestry of how God is unfolding his purpose on earth. Contact The Pastor