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In Loving Memory - Pastor Jim Erb

posted Feb 19, 2021, 1:54 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 9:09 AM ]


Webcast of Congregation Time for Sharing Memories:  Sunday, February 7th during 10:30 AM Worship 


Webcast of Funeral: Tuesday, February 16th, 11:00 AM at Christian Fellowship Church 


Pastor Jim Erb Memorial Page on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Pastor-Jim-Erb-Memorial-Page-100371858759088/



Jim Erb (1929-2021) was the founding pastor of Christian Fellowship Church, where he and Verda served until retiring in 1997. 

"The one purpose that God intended for this church was that all Christians were equal; a common unity in Christ," said Jim. "That is what Communion is about: we are saved by the blood; forgiven by the blood-- one Mediator for all. This is founded on John 17:20-21, where Jesus said "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."

"This church had its beginning in our house on the west side of Height of Land Lake. Starting in 1965, it was God's gracious touch on my life when He visited me there in my bedroom and told me I was to be a pastor, which I could not have believed was possible in 1964, until it just happened."

Pastor Jim Remembers the Early Years of CF (2008)

"In 1967, as a group of us began to pray about what we should do, the Lord began to speak to us that we needed to start a fellowship, so we started meeting in a little building in Snellman, which was impossible to heat. Then the Egland Lutheran Church, a beautiful building; all equipped, opened its doors to us. Here God also opened the windows of heaven to us. At this time, in 1968, having been licensed with Gospel Crusade for three years, we went to Strawberry Lake Christian Camp where I was installed as Pastor Jim Erb and Dean Shipman, Bill McGiboney and Durell Derstine as elders, and the church was set in order."

"1969, 1970, and 1971 found us there with a real visitation from the Lord, and we were able to touch many of the youth for Christ at Eglund. Fred Soyring joined us , and was instrumental in starting the youth meetings. God sovereignly moved in our midst for several years, which brought most of our people from Detroit Lakes, so we decided we needed to move there. We went into the old V.F.W. building, when it was under where the D.L. Printing office is now."

"We were there only a few months and the old Seventh Day Adventist Church (that the Baptists had used for a few years) came up for sale, so our next big venture was to buy that. It was while we were here (in a building that used to stand in place of the office building next to Pro Print's current location in D.L.) we started our Christian day school. After a few more years, that was too small, so in 1979 we bought property from Herb Flat at half-price and the church joined hands to build the building we are now in."

"God has been so good to us-- may we be able to yield ourselves to Him in return, so His will can be revealed in us!"


"His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant…Enter into the joy of your Lord.’" 

—Matthew 25:23


Christmas Eve Service

posted Dec 11, 2020, 11:42 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Dec 28, 2020, 11:58 AM ]

Christmas Eve Service 
 December 24th, 5:00 p.m. In-person & Live Webcast 

Relax and take an hour to prepare your hearts for Christmas— Christ the Savior is born!     





Christmas Day 

There will be a special broadcast of “The Chosen” on Arvig Cable channel 14 on December 25th at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. for all to share with your friends and family!

2021 Family Information Update

posted Nov 27, 2020, 12:17 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Feb 3, 2021, 12:47 PM ]


Is Christian Fellowship your "home" church? 

If so, please fill out this form to help us keep our records current. Thanks! 


"The Chosen" Movie Nights at the Church Building

posted Oct 26, 2020, 11:32 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Nov 23, 2020, 9:44 AM ]


SHOWING SEASON ONE AT CF 
6:00 PM SUNDAY NIGHTS, 
STARTING NOVEMBER 1st! 

The Chosen is a 2020 television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series portrays Jesus "through the eyes of those who met him".


Health Resources Fundraiser Event at CF

posted Oct 7, 2020, 9:58 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Oct 26, 2020, 11:22 AM ]


— 2020 D.L. Fundraiser —


Health Resources provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing (and treatment), lacation consultations, material items for baby; pregnancy and parenting education. They are a safe, non-judgmental place for people to discover their value and realize new hope for their future. For more information, see www.hrcdl.org


Red Cross Blood Drive at CF

posted Sep 27, 2020, 7:57 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Feb 5, 2021, 2:09 PM ]

Blood Drive at C.F. 
Friday, February 5th
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED 
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
or visit RedCrossBlood.org, Code: CFC 
Any Questions? 
Contact Crystal Casto, 218-849-6679

Tuesday Summer Park Concerts

posted Jul 3, 2020, 1:04 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 4, 2020, 9:49 AM ]

- Concerts & Potblessing Grilling -
- at D.L. City Park Bandshell - 
Tuesday Concerts, 7:00 p.m. 
Meet up at 6:00 in the park to do potluck & grilling with the C.F. group.  

SEE WEEKLY PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE HERE: 


Weekly Community Worship in the Park

posted Jul 1, 2020, 11:16 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 27, 2020, 7:49 AM ]

Weekly Community Worship in the Detroit Lakes City Park 

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM 

Behind the Park Pavilion near the 10 Commandments 

All are welcome! 

Questions? 
Contact Wendy, (218) 234-7438

"Drive-In Church" Continues!

posted Apr 13, 2020, 12:24 PM by Cf Church   [ updated May 27, 2020, 6:27 AM ]

• Sundays at 10:30 AM • Church Parking Lot • 

Worship with your church community while observing social distancing! 

Gather together in the CF parking lot in your cars and listen to FM 95.7 on your car radio to the live music and message happening outside on the church sidewalk.

(On poor-weather days, the church service will still be broadcast from inside the building.) 


Please Note: This service is being conducted after consulting with local law enforcement, who assure us that it is a lawful assembly as long as "social distancing" is being practiced.


All services are also webcast live on our Church at Home Page and on YouTube for those who wish to participate remotely.

Drive-In Easter Worship Service

posted Mar 27, 2020, 2:56 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Apr 13, 2020, 8:06 AM ]


Sunday, April 12th, 2020 • 8:30 A.M. 
- Church Parking Lot - 

Spend Easter with your church community while observing social distancing! 

Gather together in the CF parking lot in your cars and listen to FM 95.7 on your car radio to the live music and message happening outside on the church sidewalk. 


Please Note: This service is being conducted after consulting with local law enforcement, who assure us that it is a lawful assembly as long as "social distancing" is being practiced.


This service will also be webcast live on our Church at Home Page and on YouTube for those who wish to participate remotely.


 HE IS RISEN!!! 

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