Post Independence Day greetings to you!

Dear Congregation,
Post Independence Day greetings to you! Those of us who were involved in the two events at which CCC had an informational tent on July 4th in Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay are praising God for the church’s successful outreach to the community! Thanks so much to Karen Kett, Miriam Grissett, David Williams, Bianca Montenegro, Eric Johnson, Daniel Best, and Graham Bryan for working on that very hot, but festive, day! I really was glad to be there for the debut of our tent/booth and colorful banners at Whispering Pines, too!
As you can see from the collage of pictures, we not only enjoyed interacting with a large number of people who stopped by our booth, but we were able to share information about the church and our future activities such as forming a Community Choir on October 18th and offering a Moonlight Drum Circle in the Garden Chapel on September 27th. We also offered freebies bearing CCC’s name—glow-in-the-dark bracelets, chip clips, fans, flags, fairy wings, and pens. (Each of you attending worship this Sunday will receive one of these new pens imprinted with our logo, church name, and web address!)
We have focused in worship these past two Sundays on Jesus’ words to his disciples as he sent them out into the world to do his work (Matthew 10:24-42). It was in that same spirit that we gave out, not a cup of cold water, but a small bottle of cold water that was gratefully received. Hopefully, the message we shared that a progressive church that welcomes all is right here in the neighborhood, so to speak, was also a refreshing cup of cold water to those spiritually thirsty for such hopeful news!
May God bless you always. In Christ’s love. 
Pastor Candy