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Events

Upcoming Events

Trunk or Treat

Oct 21, 2018 4:00 PM

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Kids@Community

Bring your whole family for an evening of fun. Ride the magic train, see cool animals with Outback Ray, and eat free hot dogs and chips. Oh, and there will be a ton of candy 🍫 Trunks are open til 5:30pm, food and entertainment til 7pm.

Community Church

Night of Worship

Oct 28, 2018 7:00 PM

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Come join us for the Harvest is Plentiful as we worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in a slightly different setting than what you are used to. Our worship band 1513 will be leading us.

Community Church

Announcements

Picture Directory

We will be updating our church directory in November. Beginning Sunday, October 7th, you will have the opportunity to schedule your photo session. The photos will be taken here at Community Church. We recommend that you schedule your photo session as soon as possible to have the best choice of times. There is no cost to you for your directory picture. The photographs will be available for Christmas if you'd like to order additional prints, however.

Give

Give Online

Your support allows us to operate and serve our community all with the goal of glorifying Jesus and making Him known. A portion of all general fund donations goes directly to the missionaries we support.

We at the Community Church of Portage Lakes do not want any individual to go into debt in order to give to our church. Please only give with a credit card if you are able and planning on paying the balance off each month.

Serve

Find An Area To Serve

We need you! Consider giving your time and talents to serve others in our community. Let us know you're interested in serving, and we'll reach out to you to discover an area you'll enjoy volunteering in.

Small Groups

Sunday Mornings

Christian Heirs

Pacesetters@Community

Sundays at 8:15am

Led by Pastor Gary Meeks. This ABF is in the Chapel at 8:15am. The class is open to all who want to attend and is generally made up of a group that is 55 years and older.

Chapel

CrossTalk

Sundays at 9:30am

Led by Josh Kline. They are open to adults of all ages and in all walks of life- single, married, divorced, widowed- everyone is welcome! Life is painful and hard. Thankfully, as believers in Christ, we do not have to journey through this life by ourselves. We are all broken, and no one should feel as though they don't belong. In John 13:35 we are comforted by these words, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Whether you are a new believer or have known Christ for years and are looking for a place to grow in Christ where you can be real, where you can be vulnerable, and where you can be encouraged.

Lower Parlor

Crusaders Class

Sundays at 11am

Led by Gary Graber. This class is a great place to connect and learn about God. They are open to all ages. and would love for people to come to class and see what they are about.

Room 128

The Book of Judges

Students@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Middle School Room: Lower Parlor // High School Room: Student Ministries Office

Koinonia Class

Sundays at 11am

Led by Dan Minard. This group of people from all ages pray and learn about God together. They tend to work through books of the Bible in their study. You are welcome to come to class and see what they are all about.

Chapel

Homebuilders

Sundays at 9:30am

Led by Terry Smith. They are currently studying the book "The Jesus I never knew" by Philip Yancey. Ages all over the map: 20's to 80s, but most are 40-60 yrs. Most studies are expository in nature.

Chapel

Young Adults Class

YoungAdults@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

This class is where high school grads, college students, and young married couples can encourage one another to pursue a closer walk with Christ.

Room 128

Crossroads

Sundays at 9:30am

Led by Rich Arny and Dave Bradford. They meet together each Sunday for prayer and snacks and Bible study. The class is open to all ages. They are beginning the study of the book of Acts. Whether young or old, Acts begins with the ascension of Jesus Christ, the filling of the Holy Spirit, Peter's sermon at Pentecost, the beginning of persecution for believers, Peter warned, many prayers for boldness and the first church is established. Acts tells of the problems, great offerings, various leaders placed in position, the life of Stephen, and the trouble maker Saul who is chosen by the Lord and is now named Paul. Acts is active and full of great victory for the steadfast believers. Paul obeys the great commission to go and reach out to the Gentiles with his missionary journeys. The Lord still needs the "Pauls" of life today to spread the same message.

Upper Parlor

Pursuing the Journey

Sundays at 9:30am

Led by John Tummel. They are a group of people who love to pray together and work through faith together. Known for being all over the map in who they are as individuals. The group is open to all ages but generally draw people from 30 to 55. They would love for people to join their class.

Room 117

The Book of Colossians

Students@Community

Sundays 9:30am

In this series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.

Middle School: Jr. High Room // High School: Gym Stage

Kids

Kids of Faith Clubs

Kids@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

All kids who are potty trained ages 3-5th grade will meet us in the Chapel for opening and then we will split off into our classes for small group lessons. This year, we have fun events planned like overnighters, skate nights, archery, pinewood derby, baking, crafting and more! Childcare for ages birth-2 years old will be provided in the nursery for Wednesday night leaders, bible study attendees and choir members only.

Community Church

Students

Middle School Girls - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

The time we spend together will be a time where the girls are free to fellowship ship with one another, support one another in life and dig into Gods word.

Community Church // Coffee Room

The Book of Judges

Students@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Middle School Room: Lower Parlor // High School Room: Student Ministries Office

High School Girls - Monday Small Group

Students@Community

Mondays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

10

This group is lead by April Bradford and Anne Osburn. It is a wonderful environment for high school girls. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Bradford's

Sunday Night Gathering

Students@Community

Sundays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

9

Join us for our student worship service as we continue in our series "Living Faith".

Community Church // Chapel

High School Boys - Thursday Small Group

Students@Community

Thursdays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

13

This small group is lead by Ben Brunty and Jimmy Holmgren. This group is a great environment for high school boys. Each time we met will share food together and start by talking about sports and all that is happening in each others lives. The focus of our Bible study will be growing in our faith and thinking about how to apply our relationship with God to our lives practically.

The Grunwald's

The Book of Colossians

Students@Community

Sundays 9:30am

// Starting

In this series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.

Middle School: Jr. High Room // High School: Gym Stage

High School Girls - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

12

This small group is lead by Beth Brunty and is a great space for girls to contact and walk with each as they pursue Christ. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Stillman's

Middle School Boys - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

This group is lead by Joey Tummel & Jake Laudermilk. It is specifically designed to meet middle school boys where they are at. This group will be looking to the Bible as they discuss things that middle schoolers are facing today such as bullying, finding positive friends or even sharing Christ at school. There will also be nights where we spend time having fun through games, sports and challenges.

Community Church // Student Ministries Room

High School Boys - Monday Small Group

Students@Community

Mondays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

10

This group is lead by Joseph Furno & Brad Holmgren and is a perfect group for high school boys. Every night that we meet we'll start by sharing a meal together and praying for each other. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Furno's

Young Adults

Young Adults Class

YoungAdults@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

This class is where high school grads, college students, and young married couples can encourage one another to pursue a closer walk with Christ.

Room 128

Bible Study

YoungAdults@Community

Sundays at 8:30pm

// Starting

September

9

Join us for snacks, friends, and dogs as we study through sections of the Bible and discuss controversial topics. We will be working through the book of Ezekiel.

The White's

Women

Bible Study

Women@Community

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

// Starting

September

12

This study will run for 7 weeks. “WE SAVED YOU A SEAT Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships” by Lisa-Jo Baker. In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend. — it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. After this 7 week study is over, we will have a fellowship night and then we are starting an Acts study! We will study the book itself, with other intermittent life lessons and within the church and how we act as well. We will study the women in Acts. It will start a whole 2 year study on the book of Acts with the emphasis on A.C.T.S (Accountability, Christ, Together, Serving)

Community Church

Bible Study

Women@Community

Tuesdays at 1pm

// Starting

We will be starting the book of Isaiah Chapter 40. No books are needed for this study, we will just be using The Word verse by verse. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no child care offered for this study.

Community Church // Room 128

Bible Study

Women@Community

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

// Starting

September

10

REVELATION is our course of study. This beautiful study & book ends with the great promise of Jesus return to take all believers to their final residence of eternity in heaven. It is filled with thrills, excitement and worship like we will never experience while here on this earth. Come as we share “ the happily ever after ending” of God’s Word. All is good news unless the choice is made not to follow Him. John’s view from heaven is so overwhelming that he must take a break from writing a few times before he can continue. Come join us as God gives us a glimpse of what the future holds. We will be meeting in the parlor, next to the kitchen. Invite the young and old. God’s Word is for everybody. Billie Arny & Maureen Wilson will be teaching this study.

Community Church // Parlor

Bible Study

Women@Community

Tuesdays 9:30am

// Starting

September

11

Insignificant. Invisible. Insecure. Deep down, have you always felt this way, but never understood why? Join us through this 6-session Bible Study, “Finding Self Worth in Christ”, from June Hunt’s Hope For The Heart Series, this study digs deep into God’s Word to show us how to overcome past rejections, stop the comparison cycle, and break free from false perceptions. Find your true worth—the worth you have in the eyes of your Heavenly Father.

Community Church // Conference Room

Bible Study

Women@Community

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

// Starting

September

12

Joy Manda has chosen a study in Corinthians. We will start with First Corinthians and work our way through Second Corinthians too. In 1 Corinthians Paul deals with many issues and sins that the church is dealing with head on. Some issues were even causing divisions within the church. Wow, this is good stuff! In Second Corinthians the people seem more unified, but they have false teachers still getting them off track Do we listen to and follow Godly leaders? Paul touches on all of these topics. As always we will be using the Bible as our main text, but I have found a set of Max Lucado’s Life Lessons books on 1&2 Corinthians that we will also use. The books go through Corinthians methodically with some good applications, but it’s not verse by verse, so we will draw in other information as we see fit. Please note, there will not be ‘homework’– we will work through the lessons as a group. If you don’t sign up or can’t come every week, you are still welcome to join us when you can, each week will stand on its own.

Community Church

Men

Bible Study

Men's Fellowship League

Tuesdays at 6:30am

// Starting

This study is a topical study on Perseverance vs Complacency.

Community Church

Bible Study

Men's Fellowship League

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

// Starting

September

11

All men are encouraged to attend. Let your friends and neighbors know they are also welcome! We will discuss both books of Thessalonians. Our purpose is to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ, strengthen our walk with Christ, and to gain assurance of our preparation for Christ’s return.

Community Church // Room 128

Seniors

Christian Heirs

Pacesetters@Community

Sundays at 8:15am

// Starting

Led by Pastor Gary Meeks. This ABF is in the Chapel at 8:15am. The class is open to all who want to attend and is generally made up of a group that is 55 years and older.

Chapel

Fall Bible Study

Pacesetters@Community

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

// Starting

September

19

Our Pacesetter’s Fall Bible Study is a very interesting and challenging topical study in the book of Proverbs. We will discuss the major theme of Proverbs; specifically, the contrasts between the life of Wisdom and the life of Folly. Our discussions will include the practical application of God’s wisdom in our daily decisions and the consequences of ignoring God’s warnings. This study will run for 10 consecutive weeks. Your Bible is your study book. Although the Pacesetter’s age group is 55+, our Pacesetter’s Bible Study is also an opportunity to bring friends. That includes believers, non-believers, and those that are curious about our Christian faith.

Community Church // Chapel

All

Sunday Night Gathering

Students@Community

Sundays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

9

Join us for our student worship service as we continue in our series "Living Faith".

Community Church // Chapel

CrossTalk

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

Led by Josh Kline. They are open to adults of all ages and in all walks of life- single, married, divorced, widowed- everyone is welcome! Life is painful and hard. Thankfully, as believers in Christ, we do not have to journey through this life by ourselves. We are all broken, and no one should feel as though they don't belong. In John 13:35 we are comforted by these words, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Whether you are a new believer or have known Christ for years and are looking for a place to grow in Christ where you can be real, where you can be vulnerable, and where you can be encouraged.

Lower Parlor

Bible Study

Women@Community

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

// Starting

September

12

This study will run for 7 weeks. “WE SAVED YOU A SEAT Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships” by Lisa-Jo Baker. In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend. — it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. After this 7 week study is over, we will have a fellowship night and then we are starting an Acts study! We will study the book itself, with other intermittent life lessons and within the church and how we act as well. We will study the women in Acts. It will start a whole 2 year study on the book of Acts with the emphasis on A.C.T.S (Accountability, Christ, Together, Serving)

Community Church

Fall Bible Study

Pacesetters@Community

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

// Starting

September

19

Our Pacesetter’s Fall Bible Study is a very interesting and challenging topical study in the book of Proverbs. We will discuss the major theme of Proverbs; specifically, the contrasts between the life of Wisdom and the life of Folly. Our discussions will include the practical application of God’s wisdom in our daily decisions and the consequences of ignoring God’s warnings. This study will run for 10 consecutive weeks. Your Bible is your study book. Although the Pacesetter’s age group is 55+, our Pacesetter’s Bible Study is also an opportunity to bring friends. That includes believers, non-believers, and those that are curious about our Christian faith.

Community Church // Chapel

Christian Heirs

Pacesetters@Community

Sundays at 8:15am

// Starting

Led by Pastor Gary Meeks. This ABF is in the Chapel at 8:15am. The class is open to all who want to attend and is generally made up of a group that is 55 years and older.

Chapel

High School Girls - Monday Small Group

Students@Community

Mondays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

10

This group is lead by April Bradford and Anne Osburn. It is a wonderful environment for high school girls. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Bradford's

Crossroads

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

Led by Rich Arny and Dave Bradford. They meet together each Sunday for prayer and snacks and Bible study. The class is open to all ages. They are beginning the study of the book of Acts. Whether young or old, Acts begins with the ascension of Jesus Christ, the filling of the Holy Spirit, Peter's sermon at Pentecost, the beginning of persecution for believers, Peter warned, many prayers for boldness and the first church is established. Acts tells of the problems, great offerings, various leaders placed in position, the life of Stephen, and the trouble maker Saul who is chosen by the Lord and is now named Paul. Acts is active and full of great victory for the steadfast believers. Paul obeys the great commission to go and reach out to the Gentiles with his missionary journeys. The Lord still needs the "Pauls" of life today to spread the same message.

Upper Parlor

Koinonia Class

Sundays at 11am

// Starting

Led by Dan Minard. This group of people from all ages pray and learn about God together. They tend to work through books of the Bible in their study. You are welcome to come to class and see what they are all about.

Chapel

Bible Study

Women@Community

Tuesdays at 1pm

// Starting

We will be starting the book of Isaiah Chapter 40. No books are needed for this study, we will just be using The Word verse by verse. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no child care offered for this study.

Community Church // Room 128

Kids of Faith Clubs

Kids@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

All kids who are potty trained ages 3-5th grade will meet us in the Chapel for opening and then we will split off into our classes for small group lessons. This year, we have fun events planned like overnighters, skate nights, archery, pinewood derby, baking, crafting and more! Childcare for ages birth-2 years old will be provided in the nursery for Wednesday night leaders, bible study attendees and choir members only.

Community Church

High School Girls - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

12

This small group is lead by Beth Brunty and is a great space for girls to contact and walk with each as they pursue Christ. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Stillman's

The Book of Judges

Students@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Middle School Room: Lower Parlor // High School Room: Student Ministries Office

Crusaders Class

Sundays at 11am

// Starting

Led by Gary Graber. This class is a great place to connect and learn about God. They are open to all ages. and would love for people to come to class and see what they are about.

Room 128

Bible Study

Women@Community

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

// Starting

September

10

REVELATION is our course of study. This beautiful study & book ends with the great promise of Jesus return to take all believers to their final residence of eternity in heaven. It is filled with thrills, excitement and worship like we will never experience while here on this earth. Come as we share “ the happily ever after ending” of God’s Word. All is good news unless the choice is made not to follow Him. John’s view from heaven is so overwhelming that he must take a break from writing a few times before he can continue. Come join us as God gives us a glimpse of what the future holds. We will be meeting in the parlor, next to the kitchen. Invite the young and old. God’s Word is for everybody. Billie Arny & Maureen Wilson will be teaching this study.

Community Church // Parlor

Young Adults Class

YoungAdults@Community

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

This class is where high school grads, college students, and young married couples can encourage one another to pursue a closer walk with Christ.

Room 128

Bible Study

Men's Fellowship League

Tuesdays at 6:30am

// Starting

This study is a topical study on Perseverance vs Complacency.

Community Church

High School Boys - Monday Small Group

Students@Community

Mondays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

10

This group is lead by Joseph Furno & Brad Holmgren and is a perfect group for high school boys. Every night that we meet we'll start by sharing a meal together and praying for each other. Our Bible study will focus on how we can grow deeper in our relationship with God and practice our faith practically.

The Furno's

The Book of Colossians

Students@Community

Sundays 9:30am

// Starting

In this series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.

Middle School: Jr. High Room // High School: Gym Stage

Pursuing the Journey

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

Led by John Tummel. They are a group of people who love to pray together and work through faith together. Known for being all over the map in who they are as individuals. The group is open to all ages but generally draw people from 30 to 55. They would love for people to join their class.

Room 117

Bible Study

Men's Fellowship League

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

// Starting

September

11

All men are encouraged to attend. Let your friends and neighbors know they are also welcome! We will discuss both books of Thessalonians. Our purpose is to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ, strengthen our walk with Christ, and to gain assurance of our preparation for Christ’s return.

Community Church // Room 128

Bible Study

YoungAdults@Community

Sundays at 8:30pm

// Starting

September

9

Join us for snacks, friends, and dogs as we study through sections of the Bible and discuss controversial topics. We will be working through the book of Ezekiel.

The White's

Agape Fellowship

Sundays at 8:30am

// Starting

Led by Terry Reynolds. They are the Agape class. They try daily to live up to their name, praying for the world, for our nation, for our community. They pray for Community Church pastors, worship leaders, ministry leaders and for our neighbors, our families, and each other. Sharing their experiences, especially blessings and answered prayer is very important. They are 50ish to 90ish in age. Some are new to the class and some are pioneers. They are currently reading from the Book of Genesis, line by line.

Room 128

Middle School Boys - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

This group is lead by Joey Tummel & Jake Laudermilk. It is specifically designed to meet middle school boys where they are at. This group will be looking to the Bible as they discuss things that middle schoolers are facing today such as bullying, finding positive friends or even sharing Christ at school. There will also be nights where we spend time having fun through games, sports and challenges.

Community Church // Student Ministries Room

Bible Study

Women@Community

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

// Starting

September

12

Joy Manda has chosen a study in Corinthians. We will start with First Corinthians and work our way through Second Corinthians too. In 1 Corinthians Paul deals with many issues and sins that the church is dealing with head on. Some issues were even causing divisions within the church. Wow, this is good stuff! In Second Corinthians the people seem more unified, but they have false teachers still getting them off track Do we listen to and follow Godly leaders? Paul touches on all of these topics. As always we will be using the Bible as our main text, but I have found a set of Max Lucado’s Life Lessons books on 1&2 Corinthians that we will also use. The books go through Corinthians methodically with some good applications, but it’s not verse by verse, so we will draw in other information as we see fit. Please note, there will not be ‘homework’– we will work through the lessons as a group. If you don’t sign up or can’t come every week, you are still welcome to join us when you can, each week will stand on its own.

Community Church

High School Boys - Thursday Small Group

Students@Community

Thursdays 6-8pm

// Starting

September

13

This small group is lead by Ben Brunty and Jimmy Holmgren. This group is a great environment for high school boys. Each time we met will share food together and start by talking about sports and all that is happening in each others lives. The focus of our Bible study will be growing in our faith and thinking about how to apply our relationship with God to our lives practically.

The Grunwald's

Homebuilders

Sundays at 9:30am

// Starting

Led by Terry Smith. They are currently studying the book "The Jesus I never knew" by Philip Yancey. Ages all over the map: 20's to 80s, but most are 40-60 yrs. Most studies are expository in nature.

Chapel

Middle School Girls - Wednesday Small Group

Students@Community

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

// Starting

September

12

The time we spend together will be a time where the girls are free to fellowship ship with one another, support one another in life and dig into Gods word.

Community Church // Coffee Room

Bible Study

Women@Community

Tuesdays 9:30am

// Starting

September

11

Insignificant. Invisible. Insecure. Deep down, have you always felt this way, but never understood why? Join us through this 6-session Bible Study, “Finding Self Worth in Christ”, from June Hunt’s Hope For The Heart Series, this study digs deep into God’s Word to show us how to overcome past rejections, stop the comparison cycle, and break free from false perceptions. Find your true worth—the worth you have in the eyes of your Heavenly Father.

Community Church // Conference Room

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