Christian Business Partners Newsletter
Gayle Garcia, Editor

A Note from the Editor: New Year and Beginnings
Happy New Year, CBP!!! Take a deep sigh of relief and know you now have a clean slate. A New Year gives us a chance to start over or make changes in our lives. So many of us will make New Year resolutions – lose weight, eat better, become more organized, increase our business – and the list goes on. Some of these resolutions will stick, some will not. It’s the nature of the beast. More

January Ministry Minute
As Christians many of us are involved in some kind of ministry. It could be like Byron & Kathy Hack in an upcoming piece on GTI or Don Kemerer of Cray Youth and Family Services. More

What are One on Ones?
Some may be wondering what is a 1 on 1? Some people call them a Biz Chat, 1 to 1, even 121. Whatever you call it, it is getting to know someone better. More

Chapter Highlight - Butler, PA
Butler is Family: Occasionally, we can be a little formal or serious, yet more often, we are joyfully playful. We champion the ministry efforts of each other like a family. For instance, when one of our members fell seriously ill, the group rallied and was able to supply ample food and gift cards to help them through. Additionally, every Christmas season, the Butler Chapter chooses an outreach program to support. More

Member Highlight - Connie Shoemaker
Introducing Connie Shoemaker, of the Butler, PA chapter. I’ve known this amazing, dedicated lady for 3 years. She’s been married to Brian for 32 years, and they have three children and a dog named Liberty. Connie is a writer of many talents (maybe we could recruit her skills for this newsletter). I’m not kidding, Connie. You would be more than qualified. More

CBP Holiday Mixer Recap
Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! The first Ministry-wide Holiday Mixer was held on December 4, 2020. Members and visitors alike experienced fun, laughter and some good holiday cheer at this zoom event. Sweaters (some may be less than pretty), ties, virtual backgrounds, even some virtual reindeer antlers (that was new one), appeared “wearing” their zoom meeting’s finest!! We even had one person come with no holiday garb. Apparently, the term “Holiday mixer” didn’t resonate with them. After they took some good-natured teasing, they found and donned a festive sweater! More

It’s January 6th! The holidays are over, the decorations are all put away, you can finally put your feet up and relax until next year! Yeah, not quite. January 6th marks the Christian holiday, Epiphany. Not knowing what Epiphany was, besides a great idea, I decided to research it for myself. More

New Members
Please welcome to Christian Business Partners the following new members. More

"So, we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

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