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This past week I was treated to lunch by two older Christians who I had never met before. They wanted to tell me about their volunteer job of passing out Bibles. Have you ever been to a hotel and there was a Bible in the room? These are the guys (or guys like them) that put it there. They do this all the time! They distribute free Bibles to hotels, hospitals, schools, and to strangers on the street. Their idea is simple, the bible can change your life, so they want you to have one. The Bible is a great place for Jesus to speak, and we know Jesus changes lives. 

Stats back this up. A couple years ago, a church in Chicago surveyed thousands of people in hundreds of churches and they found the number one way – by far– people take next steps in loving Jesus, each other, and the world is by regularly spending time reading the Bible

So… are you looking for a habit that will help you grow this year? How about beginning a regular reading plan? 

There are lots of good options for starting to make this a habit: 
    •    You can read alone. 
    •    You can read with friends. 
    •    You can read in the morning. 
    •    You can read at lunch. 
    •    You cannot read at all, but  instead listen using an app on your phone. 
    •    You can read with coffee (which I recommend). 

You get the idea. 

During this Fresh Start series we will be giving you some daily readings that will compliment what we talked about Sunday. Will you read with us? 

Here is what we are reading the next couple weeks:

Week of 1/16-20: 
Monday: 2 Kings 21
Tuesday: 2 Kings 22 and 23
Wednesday: Psalms 119
Thursday: Acts 2
Friday: 2 Timothy 3

Week of 1/23-27:
Monday: Acts 6 and 7
Tuesday: Acts 9
Wednesday: Acts 25 and 26
Thursday: Romans 5
Friday: 2 Corinthians 5

To keep up with what we are reading all year, connect with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the icons below.

Much Love,

Jonathan Hentrich
Lead Pastor // Christ's Church Albany
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Fresh Start!
Do you come from a dysfunctional family? Do you want a fresh start? Join us this Sunday as we learn from King Josiah and his really messed up family. 

We begin at 10:30 am with the Café and CCKids ready to go and some time to connect (or reconnect) with people before the service begins. We'd love to see you!
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January has five Sundays, which means we are having a potluck! Join us after service on January 29 for a fun meal together.

This time we're going to be featuring soups - which will be champion? Come, bring a friend, and cheer your favorites on!

Christ’s Church Albany will be sending a team to serve in Cruz Blanca, Guatemala from June 24 to July 1, 2017.  We would love for you to join us!  Team members are asked to commit by the first team planning meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  For additional details, please contact Ashley at
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