Our staff has been compiling a new church management database through Planning Center, an app developed especially for congregations like ours. If you are a member of have been an attendee at Third Church, you may already be familiar with some modules within Planning Center, including Services (worship service planning & scheduling for worship volunteers), and Check-Ins (nursery + children's ministries). We will continue to utilize these features, and we're also excited to introduce several new elements that are now easily accessible through Church Center, including:
- Digital church directory
- Update your personal contact information
- Event Registration (including in-person, indoor worship services)
- LifeGroup, Bible Study & Ministry Groups Interface (learn about/register)
- Check-ins for worship gatherings & ministry events
- Digital prayer request & connection cards
You should have received an invitation via email to join the new digital church directory--if you need a new invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Church Center is also downloadable for FREE as a mobile app from the iOS App Store (iPhone/iPad) or the Google Play Store (Android) for your smartphone or tablet device. Don't want to use the mobile app? No problem! You can also access Church Center from a web browser. The login is simple and only requires a mobile phone number or an email address.
Check out our public Facebook page for updates, announcements, and photos from Third Church events. During Advent throughout the month of December (until December 23, 2020), join us for live devotions at noon, Monday-Thursday each week, beginning November 30, 2020. On Mondays, we'll reflect on a video series from The Bible Project, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we'll have a short devotional based on an Advent lectionary passage, and on Wednesdays, we'll sing some Advent & Christmas carols, along with sharing a children's Christmas story! You won't want to miss this!!
Be sure to check out our private Third CRC Community Facebook Group for staff-led devotions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am (also archived for later viewing). This page is also a great place to share encouragements, prayer requests, and other announcements about church & community life. You do, however, need to have an active Facebook account in order to join this group.
Check out our YouTube channel for all the latest worship gatherings, faith formation seminars, and other announcements. Be sure to subscribe using a Google account (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc.) and click the notification bell to receive updates whenever we go live or when a new video is uploaded.
While you're there, be sure to check out the live chat feature as a means of engaging in community during the service. There, you can share words of greeting, encouragement, and even prayer requests.
Our Vimeo channel is a great place to find archived links of previously recorded worship gatherings.
Our church's Bible study library is now DIGITAL...and GIGANTIC!
Check our RightNow Media to view over 20,000 discipleship videos for kids, youth & adults. For access, please email Ben Hoekman, Director of Worship Arts & Faith Formation, at email@example.com