COLTS NECK, NJ - Former NFL player Harry Flaherty spoke at CNCC in January. He was an inspiring guest speaker with an even more inspiring story to tell. The event was followed up by a delicious chili lunch. Flaherty became the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ State Director for New Jersey and New York City in 1995. Flaherty, a Red Bank Catholic High School alumnus, is well-known for his roles on the sports field – he received All-State Honors in football and baseball. However, he now has the opportunity to minister to hundreds of student-athletes and coaches. He has spoken at more than 1,600 high schools in 36 states.

Flaherty earned a four-year football scholarship to Holy Cross College. He is the all-time leading tackler in Holy Cross football annals and was a two-time AP All-American linebacker. He was inducted into the Holy Cross Hall of Fame in 1995, soon after playing pro football with the Tampa Bay Bandits, Baltimore Stars, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Recent events for Colts Neck Community Church proved to be uplifting and exciting for those in attendance. Through guest speakers, encouraging the practice of regular prayer, and giving back to those who sacrifice for us, CNCC has been immersed in the grace and power of faith.

CNCC got a jumpstart on March with “30 Days of Prayer”, which began on Sunday, Jan. 26 to encourage the practice of intentional prayer. Each Sunday focused on a different theme: God-sized prayers, gospel-centered prayers, prayer at home, and prayer at work. This commitment greatly helped the church family to support one another while deepening their understanding of the power of prayer in difficult situations.

CNCC also hosted a First Responders Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 22 to honor the Colts Neck Fire Department and First Aid Squad that serve our community with such courage and selflessness. The Pancake batter and misc. supplies were donated by George and Savaas the owners of the CN Perkins Restaurant, while CNCC covered all other costs. All proceeds raised from this “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast went directly to the CN volunteer Fire Department and First Aid squad in town.

March holds many exciting events for CNCC as well. Men’s Fellowship Night will take place on Saturday, March 15. CNCC is also organizing a movie night featuring “Son of God” – a new release directed by Christopher Spencer that depicts the life story of Jesus. Contact the Church for dates and times. And, in getting into the spirit of basketball season, CNCC will host a “March Madness” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. All are welcome to gather a team and join the fun. Like us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ourcncc to get more details about these exciting upcoming events!