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CCoF COVID Announcement


July 1, 2020


I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well. For many of us, these past few months have been filled with stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. I am so excited about our series of Powerful Worship Experiences that will begin July 12th titled "Greater Than". This series is based on the writings of one of Jesus’ first followers- John and he writes, “Suppose love is fulfilled among us. Then we can be without fear on the day God judges the world. Love is fulfilled among us when in this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. Instead, perfect love drives away fear.…” (I John 4:17-18) 

Love is Greater Than Fear.

We had all hoped that we would start this series with services both online and in-person. That will not be the case due to the current COVID circumstances in both Coconino County and Arizona. For the time being our Worship Experiences will be broadcast live on Sunday mornings at 10 am and available on YouTube and Facebook to watch anytime.

I am not able to project a date for when gathering in person will be safe and advisable for our church family. Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for our leadership team.

We have some incredible ways for you to connect with others during this season. Here are the top 3:

  1. The Deck
    Want to have great conversation, ask questions, and explore Jesus? Join us on the Deck! A digital gathering for you to visit, find your story, and explore Jesus. Click here for details and to register.
  2. Your life group
    Gather together to watch a Sunday service online at 10am; enjoy a meal together; get together for a hike or picnic.
  3. The Junction and Youth Ministries
    "Like" and "Follow" the Junction at CCoF and check out the Student Ministry Instagram

Please invite a friend over to your place on Sundays to experience worship together or send everyone you know struggling with Fear an invite to join us as we turn to the only one who is Greater Than all the things we face today!

Thank you for your continued support, prayers and word of encouragement. It truly makes all the difference. And know our staff is keeping you and yours lifted in prayer.

All God's Best- Chris Reed


June 22, 2020


I want to share with you our plans for beginning in-person and powerful worship experiences! After much prayer and consideration here is our current plan:

  • Host in-person and online services beginning Sunday, July 12th.
  • New Service Schedule: Sundays only at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, and 4pm.
  • Children's and Student's Ministries will be offered as soon as it is safe and makes sense.
  • Children's Ministry will eventually be offered during each of our adult services. 
  • JUST Kids, for families with special needs, will eventually be offered at 11:30am. 
  • Middle School Club 252 will eventually be offered for the 8:30am and 11:30 am services. 
  • High School Services will eventually be Mondays at 6pm. 
  • We plan to continue offering our services online.  
After much discussion and prayerful consideration, our church leadership believes that this new Sunday only schedule will allow us to align our resources more efficiently for the greatest potential impact. It is no secret that our mission at CCoF is "TO HELP ONE ANOTHER FOLLOW JESUS" and this new schedule will allow us to do so more than ever before! We truly believe our greatest season of impact on Northern Arizona is on the horizon.

With these changes also comes the immediate need and opportunity for more volunteers. I would encourage you to take advantage of this season that is presenting changes all around us and be part of our new Serving Teams. We realize that because of their own health challenges and vulnerability, some of our current volunteers will not be able to serve in their previous roles or attend services in person. 

We have many new digital volunteer positions to help us spread the Good News to more of Northern Arizona than ever before. Our Tech, Audio, and Video teams need more manpower.

The Junction, Students, Ushers and Greeter are places you may feel compelled to check out. Please text SERVE to 928-433-2547 and we will help you get connected to a ministry leader.

We have said for quite some time that we will do whatever it takes to help one more person follow Jesus. Will you consider serving 1 hour and attending worship 1 hour each week?

If you have previously volunteered on the weekends, I pray you continue to serve alongside us...we simply cannot reach God's people of Northern Arizona without you!

While we are planning and praying for a July 12th start date, we realize conditions could change quickly and we may find ourselves having to adjust accordingly. CCoF will be one of the last local churches to regather in person which has come out of our desire to serve our most vulnerable community members, as well as our incredible medical community. We are very sensitive to our Northern Arizona context and will adjust our date if circumstances seem to warrant it. We will also be taking every precaution and action we can in terms of providing a safe and sanitized building upon our return to it. Currently the City of Flagstaff has issued a face-covering ordinance for all public gatherings. We request, until the order is lifted, that you would wear a face covering at CCoF.

I boldly ask you to please keep all of this in prayer today and these coming weeks. We are diligently preparing for an exciting and safe reunion! In the meantime- I hope you'll join our conversations on Becoming Essential as we learn from the first Followers of Jesus. These premier Sundays at 10am and are always available to view afterwards. Check it out here!

Have a great week!

Chris Reed

Senior Pastor


May 24, 2020


I want to address the timeline for CCoF to host in person worship experiences. Our state has entered Phase 1 of a 3 Phase approach to re-opening. Attached here and also in our app you can find a chart describing each Phase as well as CCoF’s response to each.

We are not planning to meet in person until Arizona moves into Phase 3. Then only when it makes sense in our local Northern Arizona context. I personally believe that these gatherings won’t happen before July.

As I watch the news and listen to local stories, I find my heart broken by the devastation that COVID19 is bringing to our brothers and sisters of the Navajo Nation. I will be fasting one day a week and spending dedicated time in prayer for the Reservation. I have no skills that can help during a pandemic, but I pray to a God who has been called the Great Physician! Would you join me and other CCoF leaders in dedicating yourself to prayer? I believe the best way we can stand alongside our Native brothers and sisters, is to take our time gathering together in person.

Our local medical community are working tirelessly taking care of those infected. I know many of you are those rising to the challenge. Thank you!

When we gather in person, we have anywhere from 100-300 people in the same room. It is obvious today we can’t do that safely. We simply do not want to increase the demand on our local medical resources. We will do everything we can to ensure that those fighting to stay alive today receive the full attention and resources they deserve.

I so dearly want to gather again with each of you! I miss our in-person worship experiences- they have been the highlight of my week for almost a decade in Flagstaff. I also, can’t wait to meet some of you who have started connecting with Jesus and CCoF since March- I would love to hear your story and help you know more about our wonderful church.

As we move closer to being in person again, we will let you know when a date and service times have been decided upon. When services begin again we will continue to provide online worship and teaching options.

I am asking for your help in knowing when to re-start physical worship experiences. Please take this 2-3 minute survey. This will our team understand the comfort level our CCoF family has in this difficult season.  

If you have questions or concerns, please email me at pastorchris@ccof.church.

Praying for you to experience all of God’s Best-


Chris Reed

Senior Pastor

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March 20, 2020


As you know, the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is literally changing daily and sometimes hourly. As we mentioned in our note last week, we are in regular contact with state and community officials regarding the situation. We wanted to keep you and your family up to date.

In a virtual meeting of our Board of Director-Elders today it was determined that CCoF would comply with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health recommendations. Currently these recommendations ask that we not assemble in groups larger than 10 for the next several weeks to help slow down and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19. So that means we will not host weekend services, Rooted groups, Life Groups, student ministry services, or any other previously scheduled CCoF activity until at least May 15, 2020 unless the CDC changes it's recommendations.

We will however continue to Help One Another Follow Jesus. Instead of powerful in person worship experiences we will help one another through powerful digital experiences and interactions. Each weekend we will release a digital church service on YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms. We will also release each week content for our children and students geared for them to stay engaged with Jesus and following Him!

We are asking each Rooted and Life Group to continue to meet via a digital platform like Zoom or Facetime Groups, because we value life-changing relationships and I am confident those can happen online during this season. In the days to come we will provide your Rooted or Life Group facilitator access and information to what they will need to keep your group going. We also will be increasing our online content through things such as devotionals, prayer times, and question/answer sessions with our pastoral staff. Maybe now is the time to join a new Rooted group- because all of a sudden you have some extra time on your hands. Let us know and we'll put that together-online!

Jesus said that the new commandment for his people was to Love One Another, just as he has loved us (John 13:34). The most loving thing we can do in this season is to help the most vulnerable in our population by practicing both acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion, but also by practicing social distancing. We will soon be sharing opportunities for those of us who are healthy, available, and willing to help those in our church and community who have needs. In the meantime, can I ask you to check in on your neighbors and co-workers to see if they need supplies you may have? To have a friendly conversation with those who are nearby may just brighten their day as they are also struggling with what to do next in this stressful situation. We have always, as a church, been about self-less living and this season may be our best opportunity to do so yet!

If you want to stay the most up-to-date on things CCoF, download our CCoF App in the Apple app store or Google Play app store. It is also the place that you can help financially if you are in a position to do so. We know that many of our church family are experiencing financial impact by the steps taken to decrease the spread of COVID-19. This is surely the time to look to our spiritual ancestors and their example of caring for those in need-you can read all about them in Acts chapters 2-4.

Please keep an eye on our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, as well as ccof.church for all the latest info and content.

If you have a need that we may be able to help with or prayer request please send those to info@ccof.church and someone on our team will be in touch very quickly. My email is pastorchris@ccof.church if I can help you or your family with anything at all. Until it is reasonable to do so our office will be closed. Someone will continue to answer your calls during our normal business hours and all of our email and social media accounts will be monitored as well.

Please continue to pray for the situation. Pray for those affected by the coronavirus. Pray for first responders and medical professionals who put themselves at risk when they provide care for all of us. And let's ask God for his strength and peace as we deal with this unprecedented situation.

We will continue to keep you updated regularly.


All of God's Best ,

Chris Reed


Coronavirus Prevention and Preparedness Information


March 13, 2020


As you know, we're in a situation none of us have been in before and things are changing day by day. I'm sure in the upcoming weeks outside of government directives, some churches will decide to cancel services or go online. Both are options for CCoF. We know the uncertainty of this outbreak is creating concern in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness. 

Here are three ways to get the latest updates if we were to make any changes with weekend services or weekday church programs: 

  1. The easiest and quickest way to stay up-to-date with us is by downloading our CCoF app in the Apple app store or Google Play app store
  2. You can also receive our latest updates by following us on social media. 
  3. All information is posted on our website at ccof.church, with the most current updates on our services and schedule.  

We decided to have church services this upcoming weekend...and here's how it will work. We want to make sure you know that your church is putting greater focus on prevention and has taken precautions to keep you and the campus as protected as possible: 

  • We have implemented more aggressive sanitization measures to clean frequently touched surfaces. 
  • We are asking that we limit physical contact to elbow bumps for the next several weeks and attempt to avoid shaking hands and physical contact. 
  • Communion with be handled differently this weekend by having communion stations throughout the auditorium. 
  • We enforce our existing Kids Sickness Policy: Children should be 24 hours fever-free, have no discolored nasal discharge and no diarrhea. 
  • We are staying up-to-date with our city, state and federal guidelines. 
  • We want to ask that if you are sick, please stay home. 
  • If you are in a high-risk health or age category, do not feel any pressure to attend church this weekend.   

If for any reason we decide to not meet corporately on site for weekend services, here are three ways you can stay connected

  1. You can watch the pre-recorded service on our CCoF Facebook page or go to our Youtube account
  2. Parents and grandparents can download the The Junction at CCoF app in the Apple app store or Google Play app store for daily children's devotionals and follow our children's ministry weekend program on The Junction's Facebook page
  3. You can communicate with us at 928-522-0462 or via info@ccof.church to get in touch with Pastoral Care or if you need help.