God uses your generosity to change lives.
To go along with Sunday, Feb. 14’s “Rebuilding” message, we’re supporting Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth and the Adera Foundation in Ethiopia with a special offering. Both groups serve and empower vulnerable families in the name of Jesus. If you’d like to give $5, $10 or any other amount, click the button below. Our Local and Global Ministries will be matching whatever is given today!
Text your campus code to 77977
(You can also download the Christ Chapel app for easy access to giving on the go.)
Fort Worth Campus: CCBCFW
West Campus: CCBCWC
South Campus: CCBCSC
Internet Campus: CCBCIC
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Christ Chapel Bible Church
3701 Birchman Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
As we continue our Family Focused ministry vision this holiday season, the Elder Board has decided to divide this year’s end-of-year gifts between three initiatives:
Support our community partners who assist families who face particular challenges during the holidays.
Defend our faith through worldview training for our students and fortify our defense of religious liberty to live out our biblical principles.
Extend the family of faith by building permanent church homes in Johnson County and the Middle East.
If you’d like to make a special end-of-year offering, click the “Made an End-of-Year Gift” button above and select the “End of Year” fund. The Board of Elders reserves the right to use excess designated dollars as needed.
All contributions must be postmarked by Thursday, Dec. 31. The Security Desk will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 to drop off your gift. You may also visit www.ccbcfamily.org/give to donate online.
Yes, please call Robert Vaughan at 817-546-0182 to receive the number of our broker. We sell all stock the day it is received. Stock can be transferred from your broker to our broker electronically.
Individuals who are age 70 ½ or older can distribute funds out of an IRA to the church without reporting the income as taxable.
We will mail them out in January 2021. You can also visit https://my.ccbcfamily.org/page/521 to review it online.
All non-cash donations through a foundation will be listed as a note on your statement. You will receive a separate letter from Robert Vaughan confirming your non-cash donations through stocks.
Yes! You can donate to a specific campus or ministry.
The Board of Elders reserve the right to use excess designated dollars as needed.
Your giving allows us to support NewDay Services, a CCBC ministry partner that walks alongside families experiencing the darkest moments of their lives. NewDay provides chaplains in family court, juvenile court and juvenile detention centers. In addition, they offer parenting classes to help parents discover their true value and worth, gain new life skills and receive mentoring.
The truth is God uses what you give to change other people’s lives. We share new stories here on the regular to remind you of that — check back for something new every month.
Yes, absolutely. Christ Chapel follows these industry-standard guidelines for all transactions:
An online giving account lets you view all your past gifts for tax purposes, plus you can \ manage your recurring gifts without having to contact the Church Office.
Sure thing, we love snail mail! Gifts can be addressed to Christ Chapel Bible Church at 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107. Please include your name and address so that donation credit can be provided for tax purposes.
You absolutely can. As the offering plate passes during the service, just drop your gift in the plate. If writing a check, please make it payable to Christ Chapel Bible Church. Use the memo line if you would like to designate any portion of your gift to a specific ministry or fund.
Yes. Using your bank’s online bill pay service, you may send your gift electronically. You will need the following information when you visit your bank’s online bill pay page: Christ Chapel Bible Church 3701 Birchman Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-546-0182 Acct# or Memo line: “General Operating Fund” / “Current Capital Campaign” / “Benevolence”
Why, of course! The next time you give online, be sure to check the “Make this a recurring gift” box under “Giving Frequency and Amount.” You’ll be able to set the frequency by which your gift is given.
Please check with your tax advisor as to the tax benefits of donating stock or other non-cash assets to the church. For more information, you can call Robert Vaughan in the Business Office at 817-546-0182.
Two-factor is an extra layer of security added to your giving! When you select how much you would like to give, you will be sent a code to your phone to verify your identity. Just enter that code where it’s asked for on the page and you’re all set.
To give to multiple ministries, simply give to one, then head back to the main page and repeat the process for the next ministry.
No, just list your full name, and we’ll make sure you and your spouse/family are linked together on the back end.
It may take 2-5 days before you see your gift on your giving statement. If it still hasn’t shown up after five days, let us know!
Yes! You can donate to a specific campus or ministry.
The Board of Elders reserve the right to use excess designated dollars as needed.
When we hear the Christmas story we’re reminded of the miraculous birth of Christ. But God wants us to be sure and know the rest of the story. God had a purpose for sending His Son into our world. He came to be our Savior, just as the angel announced to the shepherds. But why do we need a Savior if we try to be good?
The answer is that God is perfect and holy and no matter hard we try, we are not. But God still wants a relationship with us. So He sent Jesus into the world to offer a way for sinners to have a relationship with a holy God. God placed our sins on His sinless Son on the cross, so that we might be forgiven and become a child of God. When God raised Jesus from the dead, He paved a way for us to come to God as well.
Romans 10:9 tells us that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Jesus is the greatest Christmas gift ever given.
MSM families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big MSM ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!
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*Every the 3rd Wednesday of the month, West campus meets at Worship Center
The Christmas season is full of stories. There are favorite movies like “White Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Elf,” Santa Claus and reindeer, and lots of traditions that go back many, many years. All of these stories share messages of hope and cheer, good news and happy days, giving and serving — and they all encourage us to look forward to a bright future.
The reason that all of these stories have similar themes is because in one way or another, they are all a reflection of the very first Christmas story — the true, real life one that happened two thousand years ago in a small rural town called Bethlehem. (The story is told throughout the Bible, but if you’ve never read it for yourself, a great place to start is Luke 2.)
The date was sometime between 3 B.C. and 6 B.C. in Israel. The Roman Empire, which controlled the region at that time, was requiring that everyone return to their hometown so that they could complete a census.
There was an engaged couple who were among the many people who had to travel home to complete their part of this census. The couple, a man named Joseph and a woman named Mary, were not well-known or uber successful. They were regular people who lived in a small town. Because they were engaged, they headed together to Joseph’s hometown, Bethlehem.
As Israelites, both Mary and Joseph had grown up learning the history of their people through the Scriptures. Israel was a very small nation surrounded by great world powers – and yet, God had always protected their people. In fact, God, had promised that a savior would one day come and save them. No one knew when that would happen, but generation after generation, the people of Israel waited with hope for that day.
Months before Joseph and Mary set off on their journey to Bethlehem for the census, one of God’s angels appeared to Mary with a very surprising message. He showed up out of nowhere one day to tell her that God was not only pleased with her, but had chosen her to be the mother of the savior that everyone had been waiting for! And while that may have been a great honor to Mary, she was confused about how that could happen because she was most definitely a virgin. The angel told her that through the power of God, she would become pregnant. This baby was God’s Son and He was to be named Jesus because He would one day save His people. And because Mary had grown up knowing these future promises of God, she believed the angel.
Months later and nearing her due date, Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem for the census. Because so many people had come to town for the very same reason, there was no room available at the town’s inn. Now in labor, the only option the couple could find for a place to stay and have the baby was in the inn’s stable. So there, in a cave among the animals, the long-promised and long-awaited savior, Jesus, was born.
A few miles from that stable, a group of shepherds was laying out in a field. It was night and they were there to make sure that their flock was not harmed or picked off by animals or thieves. All of a sudden and out of nowhere, an angel appeared in the sky above them. Shocked by the angel, they were completely terrified, but the angel quickly told them that they had no reason to be afraid. In fact, they were about to receive some of the best news ever: that very night, a savior, THE Savior that they had been waiting for, had been born. The angel told them where they could find this baby and in excitement they got up and ran to find Him.
And it was just as the angel had told them: the baby was in a manger, wrapped in strips of cloth, a fulfillment of God’s great promise to them. After seeing the baby, the shepherds told everyone they met that God had indeed kept His promise and sent their Savior.
That Savior, Jesus, grew up and as God’s Son, one day gave His life for the whole world. Only a true Savior could do this — and because Jesus was the Chosen One sent by God — He could. He was crucified by the Roman government, died and laid dead in a tomb for three days. Then, by the power of God, He came back to life. Many people witnessed His death and then saw Him alive again.
Jesus, having come from God and entered human history as a baby, grew up and fulfilled the promise of being a Savior. Through His death, every person on earth can be saved and can know God personally. Because of Jesus, every person can have hope and cheer, good news and happy days, can look forward to a bright future. Through a relationship with Jesus, we can live the great joy of Christmas every day. That is what Christmas is really about.
Looking for the perfect finishing touch for the gifts under your Christmas tree? Download our custom gift tags! Just click the “Download” button below and pick your favorites to use. Whether you decide to write a note or fill in the “To” and “From” blanks, we recommend using permanent or metallic markers.
Here are a few tips for printing the labels: Planning to tie the tags to your gifts? Download the PDF and print the pages you need on white card stock. After printing, trim each tag to size with scissors, then punch a hole at the top, thread your ribbon, yarn or twine through it and attach the tag to your gift.
Want to skip the ribbon and turn the tags into labels? Easy peasy! Print on 8.5” x 11” full-sheet label paper, then trim each tag to size and you’ve got gift labels! (Printing Tip: For best results, make sure you’re printing at 100% scale, or “actual size.” )
Merry Christmas, and happy gift giving!
Holly, jolly and socially distant, that’s the name of the game this Christmas season. We’ve rounded up some places in our community where you can go and safely continue favorite holiday traditions, along with a few ideas for making the most of the season at home with your family or roommates. Here’s to celebrating this year … maybe, especially this year.
Drive-Through Holiday Lights
This is the year for drive-through holiday light displays! Really, could they be any more perfect? There’s no getting out of the car required and plenty of dazzling holiday lights to see. Luckily, you can have your pick based upon where you live and how far you want to drive. There’s Radiance in Weatherford, Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie and Christmastime in Texas located in Joshua.
Walk-Through Holiday Lights
There are several places in the Metroplex where you can enjoy incredible light displays while keeping to the outdoors. Luminova at Globe Life Field is keeping crowds at a limited capacity so that you have space to wander through its three million lights of creative holiday landscapes. And don’t forget about The Modern Lights in Fort Worth! You can walk the grounds of The Modern off of University Drive and 7th Street after sunset and take in the incredible feat they’ve accomplished of wrapping every limb of every tree surrounding the museum.
Holiday in the Garden
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Christmas is coming to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with Holiday in the Garden. There will be food trucks and live music (including the Fort Worth Opera who will be delivering strolling performances throughout the garden), an artisan market and a Christmas tree farm. It looks like an ideal day in Fort Worth for Christmas!
Watch The Nutcracker from home
This year instead of heading downtown to Bass Hall, you can take in the incredible leaps, spins and tricks of the Texas Ballet Theater from home! They will be streaming performances of The Nutcracker December 14-26. Sorry, no precipitation comes with the purchase of your tickets — you’ll have to find your own way for snow to magically fall from the ceiling … just like in Bass Hall!
Panther Island Ice
Panther Island Ice, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink, is open with limited capacity this year for all your Christmas-skating dreams come true. Reserving space for your group ahead of time is required, so make sure to plan out when you want to go this year.
The beloved drive-in theater is a great way to watch a holiday movie safely with others. Plan an outing with friends and park next to each other — you’ll still be watching together, but from your own car/bubble of space. You’ll want to check the theater’s website for updated showings. They play Christmas movies throughout the season.
I Love Christmas Movies at Gaylord Texan
Do you love classic Christmas movies? Then you may want to check out the Gaylord Texan’s new immersive Christmas experience. The exhibit, appropriately dubbed I Love Christmas Movies, has recreated famous movie scenes from the likes of Elf, The Polar Express, A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation that you can step right into and enjoy. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed throughout the experience.
Go big at home
What if you make this Christmas extra festive at home? You could make a plan for a special service project every week or a schedule of holiday recipes to try out. You could order Christmas pajamas for your whole crew, hang twinkle lights everywhere or have a virtual ugly Christmas sweater contest with your family over Zoom by using your leftover wrapping, bows, ribbon and such.
Christmas Eve at Christ Chapel’s Internet Campus
Are you looking for a way to celebrate on Christmas Eve? Christ Chapel’s Internet Campus is streaming services all afternoon and evening. You’ll get to mark the holiday with a community of friends, sing some holly jolly holiday songs and hear an encouraging message to send you off into Christmas Day. Plan to join us at live.ccbcfamily.org.
While you’re spending more time at home this holiday season, why not make a holiday bucket list for those long winter nights and weekends? Click below to download a bucket list.
Here are a few ideas to get you started: bake cinnamon rolls for neighbors, watch a favorite holiday movie, write and mail notes to family members you won’t be seeing over Christmas, go to a Christmas Eve service, make paper snowflakes.
Leave it to the internet to create some seriously delightful holiday scenes to play in the background of your day! While you’re busy at home working, cooking, helping your kids with school or just hanging out, any of these scenes are sure to bring some cheer and probably a few chuckles.
Snow-covered Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V37Q3l6AFAU
Sleigh Ride with Real Reindeer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dHETOyiE6U
Log Cabin with Crackling Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9caj-VdGzM
Christmas Village with Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjMLWXOK_vM
Captain America’s 1940s Living Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBi29OnappU&feature=emb_title
Cat Riding a Roomba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Xkt1E7PJY&feature=emb_title
8-Bit Yule Log: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSO-iitdc2k
Snowy Train Ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=facDr2lTAUM
Hulu Holiday Scenes: You’ll need a Hulu subscription to stream these, but Hulu has amassed a small army of holiday scenes to bring delight your way. Their collection includes a Gingerbread Home Remodel, a thrilling Thermostat War (a must-watch if you’ve ever worked in an office setting), a Puppy White Elephant Party and a Sap Story (yes, that’s sap falling out of a tree — it’s riveting and oh-so-soothing). Just look for the “Holiday” tab the next time you open Hulu.