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Wednesday Night Programming Ends

The current session of Wednesday night classes at the BA Campus ends November 19th. The next 10-week session will start in January.

Several activities for Middle School and High School students at the BA Campus are scheduled through December 16th. See the Fall Calendar for dates and activities.

Love Your Neighbor Challenge – Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Love Your Neighbor ChallengeEach of us has an opportunity to serve others every day wherever we are (our neighborhoods, our jobs, our schools, etc.). What if we all joined together to make a difference in our community in small ways?  That is what the “Love Your Neighbor Challenge” is all about. It’s about us making a difference right where we are every day.

Cedar Ridge Sapulpa will begin the “Love Your Neighbor Challenge” on Sunday, November 2. Our goal is to serve 400 hours collectively by the end of the year (December 31). We need everyone’s help to reach this goal. Here are some simple ideas to help you get involved:

  • Bake cookies and deliver them to your neighbors
  • Deliver a home cooked meal to someone who can’t get out of the house in the cold weather
  • Visit a nursing home
  • Rake and bag a neighbor’s leaves or weed their garden/flowerbed
  • Offer to drive an elderly neighbor to the store or to a doctor’s appointment
  • Walk a neighbor’s dog or pet sit while they are on vacation
  • Clean up trash in a park or neighborhood
  • Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter
  • Gather clothing from your neighbors and donate it to a local shelter
  • Make “I Care” kits with combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. for the homeless
  • Pack and hand out food at a local food bank
  • Adopt a senior citizen”grandfriend” and write him or her letters

Give it some thought and let us know other ideas that you’ve come up with. Be sure to pick up a “Love Your Neighbor Challenge” card in the lobby. Fill it out and share how you have been serving others.

Preschool Christmas Project

preschool christmas givingFrom November 2 through December 14, our BA Campus Preschool ministry will be collecting socks, gloves and underwear for the kids at the Laura Dester Emergency Shelter.

Items can be for boys or girls, ages 6 and up, and should be new and unwrapped.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please bring your donations by the Preschool check-in desk and drop them off in the specially marked boxes located there.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Kari Featherngill, Director of Preschool Ministry.

Financial Peace University

FPUDave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. Check out this FPU class preview.

9-Week Class Begins September 14

  • Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
  • Broken Arrow Campus, Room 304
  • Led by Chuck Ulrich

Register Online or at the Welcome Center

There is a materials fee of $95 per couple/family. This fee also covers a life-time membership in Financial Peace University providing you with many online tools and features. Scholarships are available for up to half of the class fee; if interested, please contact Bryan Champ, Connections Minister. Register online or stop by the Welcome Center, BA Campus, to sign up and pay for this class. (Purchase the materials through the church to receive the discounted cost of $95.)

Wednesday Night Programming Begins September 10 at BA Campus

New Wednesday night programming will begin September 10 at the Broken Arrow Campus. This 10-week session will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will run through November 19.

Classes for Adults

  • Nehemiah, A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter – a study for women
    Nehemiah’s heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. This study challenges women to let God break their hearts for a hurting, lost world and move them in compassion to lead people to Jesus. Nehemiah is a video study that includes real-life ways to put feet to your faith. Facilitated by Kristi Champ. (Note: An identical Tuesday morning study will run concurrently with this study. It will meet at 10:00 a.m. and will begin on September 9.)
  • To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain – A Study of Philippians by Matt Chandler
    The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. This study offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Led by Bryan Champ.
  • The Christian (and Not So Christian) History of America, Part 3 - gaining a better understanding of God’s involvement with man and of the American Covenant, a covenant put in writing by the Founding Fathers. We’ll continue to explore the idea that Christianity was not universal in the early colonies as evidenced by slavery and the abolition controversy. Led by Randy Beeson.

Impact Student Ministry

Kyle Rodell, Student Minister

  • Middle School: Large Group • Ridge Student Center
  • High School: Lighthouse • 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Individual home

KidsZone.tv Konnect

Micheal Byrd, Children’s Minister

  •  Kindergarten – 5th grade
  •  Fun activities, great Bible lessons, wild music, & energetic games
    ► Sing It – whole group praise & worship
    ► Hear It – weekly lesson
    ► Say It – memorize & recite scripture
    ► Share It – small group time
    ► Play It – fun games

Preschool Ministry

Kari Featherngill, Preschool Director

  • Lil’ Konnect for children 3 – 5 years old
  • Child care for children under 3

Cedar Ridge Coweta Men’s Bible Study Begins September 25

33 The Series, Volume 4: A Man and His Work
This volume of 33 The Series shows that work and career play a major role in the life of every man. By recognizing the obstacles and tensions that men can experience in their work-lives, a process unfolds that helps men move beyond the conventional perspective of work that can lead to dead ends and frustration. It leads them to a bigger, biblical vision of work that goes back to God’s original intentions.

This 6-week Bible study is open to all men ages 16 and older. We will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Coweta Campus beginning September 25. 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.

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.

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: Kourtney Roop

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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