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It’s Tee Time!

Golf 2Wednesday, April 23  •  5:00 p.m.  •  The Links in Bixby

We’ll be “teeing off” every Wednesday this spring and summer for a weekly golf game. If you would like to participate, or if you’d like more information, please call or text Bryan Champ, Connections Minister, at 405.974.1746.

Plan to join us for our first game on Wednesday, April 23. The cost is $16 and we’ll be playing 9 holes.

All-Church Picnic May 18

PicnicSunday, May 18  ♦  12:00 p.m.  ♦  BA Campus

Mark your calendars for this all-church family event. We’ll have good food and fun games for everyone.

Girlfriends INC and the Psalm82Three Ministry (the Foster Care Ministry) are sponsoring some games and activities for our special guests – our friends from the Laura Dester Shelter.

More details on what to bring coming soon.

Cedar Ridge Coweta Men’s Bible Study Begins April 23

“33 The Series, Volume 3″ This volume of 33 The Series introduces a framework and a process that will help men understand what lies behind the manhood traps and beneath the heart idols that can distract them from the truth and the power of the Gospel.

This Bible study is open to all men ages 16 and older. We will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Coweta Campus beginning April 23. There is a training guide that accompanies the study; the cost of the training guide is $15. Be sure to bring your Bible, notebook, and a pen.

Please register online or sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card. If you have questions, please contact Ryan Fankhauser, Coweta Campus Minister.

Wednesday Night Programming Ends

The current session of Wednesday night classes at the BA Campus ends March 12th. The next 10-week session will start in September.

Several activities for Middle School and High School students at the BA Campus are scheduled through May 28th. See the Spring Calendar for dates and activities.

Men’s Ministry Breakfast Fellowship/Work Day

Men's MinistryMen of Cedar Ridge, mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month for a men’s breakfast fellowship and devotion time followed by a time of service. In the upcoming months, we will working at each Cedar Ridge campus as well as working on a special project for Cookson Hills Christian Ministries.

Our next breakfast/workday will be Saturday, May 3. If you can join us, please RSVP to Mike Dennis so we’ll be sure to have plenty of food for breakfast!

2014 Monthly Skeet Shoots

clay pigeonIt is that time of year to get back out there and blow up some of those crafty and evasive little orange clay pigeons. If you want to have a blast, come on out!  Men, women, boys, girls, family and friends, beginners to experts are all welcome.  We will meet at the Tulsa Gun Club at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5.00 per round and we usually shoot two or more rounds.

The Tulsa Gun Club is located at 8888 E. Mohawk Blvd N. (56th street North, ¼ mile west of Mingo in Tulsa). Everyone who plans to shoot should bring ammo (or borrow from a friend). You will also want to bring eye protection and ear plugs, which are required. If you plan to go, be sure to sign up each month at the Welcome Center, BA Campus, or by contacting Wendell Fichtner.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • February 22
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 17
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 23
  • September 13

2014 Global Outreach Trips

Go Team logo small transp.God is using Cedar Ridge Christian Church to impact the world. Orphans are being cared for in South Africa. Churches are being planted in New York City. The poor are being lifted up in Mexico. God’s Kingdom is expanding because of the faithfulness of His people.

In 2014, there are several opportunities for you to experience first-hand the “global outreach” of Cedar Ridge. If you’ve thought about going on a Global Outreach trip, this could be the time. Pray; talk to your family; consider the trips listed below. If you have questions about a specific trip, contact the Global Outreach team at go@cedarridgecc.com or call the church office at 918-254-0621.

For trips to New York City and South Africa, applications (also available at the Welcome Center) and a $100 deposit should be turned in by the deadlines listed below. For the Mexico trip, print the Mexico Mission Trip registration packet and turn in completed release forms along with payment.

Trips include:

  • Mexico: March 15 – 22
    • Type of trip: Learning, construction, prayer
    • Ages: 9th grade or older
    • Cost: $270 if registered by February 9th ($300 after Feb. 9)
  • New York City: August 29 – September 2
    • Type of trip: Learning, serving, prayer
    • Ages: Family (10 years old or older) / Adults (18 years old or older)
    • Approximate Cost: $825
    • Application Deadline: May 28
  • South Africa: October 3 – 12
    • Type of trip: Learning, serving, prayer, children’s ministry
    • Ages: Family (10 years old or older) / Adults (18 years old or older)
    • Approximate Cost: $2500
    • Application Deadline: July 3

** All dates are subject to change.

** All participants on the New York City and South Africa trips must be a member of Cedar Ridge Christian Church and up to 50% of the cost of each of these trips is eligible for support from the Cedar Ridge Global Outreach Team.

** While the Mexico trip is partially sponsored by the Global Outreach Team, applicants do not need to fill out the 2014 Global Outreach Short Term Trip Application.

Cedar Ridge Christian Church Tornado Relief Response

Moore Tornado Relief

Cedar Ridge is working directly with Christian churches in the Moore area to help provide relief to the victims of the tornado. Ways you can help:

Monetary Donations

Donate online, with the link above -or- Please make your check payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church designate as: Moore Tornado Relief.

Volunteer Workers

Teams of volunteers will be going to assist with the clean-up effort. These will be mostly day trips. To volunteer, contact the church office, 918-254-0621.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Camera operators are needed for the 10:30 Sunday morning service at the Broken Arrow Campus. No experience is necessary – we’ll provide hands-on training! In addition, we’re looking for volunteers to help with lights during the Sunday worship services.

If you would like to contribute in ministry by serving as part of the video tech team, please contact Harold Pittman, Worship Minister, or call the church office at 918-254-0621.

Student Ministry “Impacts Africa”

Impact africa logoThe Student Ministry of Cedar Ridge Christian Church is actively involved in working with (and helping support) Life in Abundance International, a humanitarian organization whose vision is to empower churches in Africa to serve the poor in many communities. LIA exists to mobilize the local Church and restore health, renew hope and inspire lasting transformation for Africa’s most vulnerable families. This goal is met through an approach that cultivates local leadership through the Church and requires the participation and ownership from the community itself. Learn more about LIA at liaint.org.

Through tithing and the operation of Impact Firewood, our students give financial support to Life in Abundance on a regular basis. In addition, trips to Ethiopia provide many of our students and sponsors the opportunity to experience first-hand the “global outreach” of their efforts.

For more information about Impact Africa, contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Contribute in Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

Many opportunities are available to contribute in ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta. Contact the names listed below to sign up or to get more information.

Children’s Ministry contact: Allyson Bibb

  • Guest Services
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Elementary

Junior High & High School contact: Jacob Williams

Guest Services contact: Sherri Valder

  • Welcome Center
  • Greeters
  • Security

Worship Ministry contact: David Berg

Journey Group Leaders contact: Ryan Fankhauser

KidsZone.tv Store

In the KidsZone.tv Store, children buy fun items with “KidsZone.tv Bucks”, earned by memorizing Bible verses. We’re looking for donations of new, small toys and trinkets to use as “inventory” in the KidsZone.tv store. Other popular items include CD’s, DVD’s, books, bookmarks, and games. Drop off your donations in the Kids Zone at any Cedar Ridge campus.

Contribute in Ministry…at the Broken Arrow Campus

Many opportunities are available for serving at the BA Campus. Contact the names listed below to volunteer or to get more information.

Preschool Ministry contact: Kari Featherngill

  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Nursery, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 1 year old class, serve 2 weeks then off 6 weeks
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 2  year old class, serve every other month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 3 year old class, serve every other month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 4 & 5 year old class, serve all month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1 year old class, serve 2 weeks then off 4 weeks
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 3 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 4 & 5 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months

Children’s Ministry contact: Micheal Byrd

  • Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 2 weeks, then off 6 weeks
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Kindergarten through 5th grade Leaders & helpers, serve yearly
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Kindergarten Elevate Jr. Leaders & helpers, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1st & 2nd grade Elevate Leaders & helpers, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 3rd through 5th grade Kid City Worship Team Leaders & helpers, serve 2 weeks then off 4 weeks

Security / Usher Team contact: Wendell Fichtner

  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Volunteers serve on a rotation basis
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Volunteers serve on a rotation basis

Guest Services (Greeters, Welcome Center)

Communion Servers

Communion Preparation contact the church office, 918-254-0621

  • Prepare for Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship service
  • Prepare for Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship service
  • Clean-up after Sunday Worship services

Bread From Our Oven contact: John Winstead

  • Bake bread
  • Deliver BFO to visitors

Protecting Your Family from Pornography

Kyle Rodell, Student Minister, recently presented the sermon Entangled – providing some staggering statistics on how pornography is a sin that can so easily “entangle” and threaten our families. Listed below are some practical tools and resources available to help keep pornography out of your home as well providing a way to see what activity is happening on your computer. This information is also available at the Welcome Center of each campus.

This site is for blocking pornography from getting into your house at the router level. Easy to follow directions are listed on the website.

This site monitors any computer or i-device on which it is installed. Monthly reports are sent out identifying any pornography that has been looked at. The report also alerts you if the program was turned off at any time. Search “x3watch” in the apple app store for iphone/ipad.

Tech Support is available for help in setting up a family shield. Contact Nick Lockard (Remote Service) at www.nicklockard.com. Nick will answer questions and will walk you through the steps on x3watch.com. There is a small fee ($20) for this support. Be sure to let him know that you are from Cedar Ridge Christian Church.


Counseling Resources

Celebrate Recovery – Southern Hills Baptist Church
Issue specific 12-step groups
918-743-8897  •  shbctulsa.org/cr


Christian Family Institute


  Hope Center of Tulsa


Oklahoma Teen Challenge

Foster Care – The 111 Project

On January 1, 2012 there were 8308 children who, through no fault of their own, were in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). The families of these children are not able to care for them due to incarceration, extreme poverty, physical abuse, drug abuse, neglect or abandonment. The 111 Project is a campaign to recruit foster families from Oklahoma churches to meet this need. The purpose is to leave no Oklahoma child without a family. Contact the church office for more information about Foster Care applications and other ways that you can be involved.

Wednesday Night Programming

Wednesday nights offer dynamic programming with several classes for adults and activities for children of all ages. For more details, call the church office, 918-254-0621, or contact the ministry leader listed below. Programming available from September – March.




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