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Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

FinalImpactLogoRegular student activities are held at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa for Middle School and High School students. Check out impactdriven.com for more student news.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Student Coordinator, Jacob Williams.

  • Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - indoor & outdoor games and activities
  • Sundays at 9:45 a.m. – hang out together, catch up on what’s happening in our Student Ministry, share news about any upcoming events, and grab a donut!
  • Special Summer Trips/Activities – Sign-up and registration info available as each event approaches

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.

Purity Retreat May 2 & 3

ImpactMay 2 & 3 at Sunset Bible Camp, in Mannford, OK

The Purity Retreat is designed for our youth ministry to partner with parents in tackling the issue of purity in the lives of Middle School, Jr High, and High School students. Our student ministry offers this retreat every other year, presenting current and updated material each year. Due to the nature of the issue of purity, it is essential for students to come to this retreat multiple times; even if students came to our last retreat, they are probably struggling again or struggling with new issues. We urge parents to strongly encourage their students to attend.

Sessions will be divided up based on gender and certain topics will also be divided based upon age. During the retreat, students will be taught God’s plan for purity in their life. Our goal will be for students to see that God’s plan is way better than the world’s plan. Current statistics show an alarming need for our students to be educated and informed in many areas concerning purity. We will tackle the following issues head on: premarital sex, pornography, sexting, modesty, dating relationships, etc.

The cost for the retreat is $50. Information packets are available at the Welcome Desk at the Ridge Student Center, BA Campus. At the Coweta and Sapulpa Campuses, please see Jacob Williams for registration info.  All students attending the retreat must register online and turn in a 2014 CRCC Medical Release Form (if one has not already been completed this year).

For more details, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

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.

North American Christian Convention July 8-11

NACC 2014 - smallJuly 8 – 11  •  Indianapolis, IN

ReMission…It’s time for a renewed sense of purpose and urgency, compelled by Christ’s love, to bring God’s message of hope to the people in our own backyards . . . or die trying.

Each year, the North American Christian Convention provides fellowship, encouragement, support, and new ideas to thousands of Christians from around the country. With workshops, worship, exhibits, and fellowship, the focus of the NACC is building up churches and their members.

  • Over 25 Guest Speakers and Special Guests
  • 6 Main Sessions with great Worship
  • Over 30 Workshops
  • Leadership Seminars
  • Bible Study
  • Women’s Conference
  • Great programming for students
  • Children’s Convention

Register online and get more details at gotonacc.org.

Music Camp Registration Now Open

Music Camp 2014July 14 – 18  •  Broken Arrow Campus

  • For children 4 years – 5th grade
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $35 (includes a T-shirt and daily snack).
  • Final performance will be held Friday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Lots of volunteers are needed in areas such as workers for Preschool & Elementary age groups, set-up, set staging, video & camera tech, greeters, and more. For the children of Music Camp volunteers, there is a discount on the registration fee.

Register and pay online. Find more details at musiccamp.cc.

Foster Care Awareness Walk April 26

Walk a Mile“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” is a foster care awareness walk scheduled for Saturday, April 26, in Tulsa. The goal of this 1 mile family-oriented walk is to promote AWARENESS and RESPONSE to the crisis faced by Oklahoma’s 9000+ foster children due to the shortage of good foster homes and lack of community involvement.

Bring a suitcase to pull or carry during the walk – symbolic of the many moves foster children endure due to the shortage of foster homes. New or used suitcases may be donated to Oklahoma’s foster children, who often have only a trash bag to use for their personal belongings

The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Laura Dester Shelter, 7318 East Pine St. Participation is FREE but registration is required. Bring the whole family and join us for this special event. Register at walkamilefostercareevent.com/registration.html

Red Cross Blood Drive May 4

May 4  •  9:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.  •  BA Campus

According to the American Red Cross, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day; every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. An estimated 38% of Americans are eligible to donate blood and of those only 10% actually do. Your donation makes a difference. All blood types are needed to ensure that patients of all blood types can be treated.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held on Sunday, May 4, at the BA Campus. Choose the time that best fits your schedule and sign up at the Welcome Center.

Radical Faith – Homestretch

Homestretch SmallA Message from Greg

In the fall of 2011, Cedar Ridge Christian Church embarked upon a three year Stewardship Journey called Radical Faith. It was meant to be a journey that was more about faith than about finances. And for many, it has been a time when their confidence in God has grown. That’s what happens when we trust God to do what we cannot do on our own.

Radical Faith has three components that include: Global outreach with our partners on the continent of Africa, local outreach which included launching our Coweta campus and  freeing up funds for ministry that are currently committed to debt repayment.

God has been doing exciting things in each of these areas through Radical Faith. Believe it or not, we’re in the final months of this stewardship journey and so, we’re asking everyone to help us finish strong.

Would you join us on a two-week spiritual adventure beginning March 30th and ending April 13th, in which we will ask God for guidance on how we might individually participate in the homestretch of Radical Faith? We’ll offer some suggestions about fasting and praying over that two-week period (one of which we’re calling Project 633). In our services April 13th, you will have an opportunity to maintain or adjust your Radical Faith Commitment or make a first-time commitment to Radical Faith in the homestretch.

We will also take a special “Pay-down Offering” on April 13th. Reducing our church debt is a component of Radical Faith. And because of the faithfulness of Radical Faith participants, our total church indebtedness has decreased from $2.3 million in November of 2011 to $575,000 currently. On May 13th, our bank will renew our current mortgage note. It’s just a formality that happens every five years, but can you imagine if we didn’t have to extend that debt? What if we were able to “retire not renew” that note, for good.

Without any debt,  we would free up $5200 a week (that’s $270,000 a year) for ministry. Those funds would allow us to invest in our growing children and student ministries and fund much needed capital projects at our campuses. It would also give us some breathing room in our ministry budgets that were cut in 2009 and have remained flat ever since (and we’ve added two campuses since then). While paying off the $575,000 debt is not an unrealistic goal, it would be impossible for us to accomplish it without God.

So what is being asked of you? During our two-week Homestretch Spiritual Journey, engage with God through prayer and fasting. Ask him to speak to your heart, then simply respond to him in humble obedience. I’m looking forward to celebrating what God is going to do.

–Greg

What is Radical Faith Stewardship Journey about?

  • GLOBAL OUTREACH – the Global Outreach component allows us to come alongside two of our key global partners and help accelerate their work in making disciples:
    • Northern Africa – Ryan and Jill help operate a physical therapy center for children with special needs in northern Africa. Their end-goal is to help establish a church among an unreached people group.
    • South Africa – Paul and Micky Prince oversee The Fold Children’s Home. They offer a loving, secure environment for orphaned, abandoned and abused children in the Limpopo region.
  • LOCAL OUTREACH – the Local Outreach component is designed to help us reproduce Cedar Ridge campuses in other nearby communities to help connect people who are far from God.  We opened a campus in Coweta in 2012.
  • FREE UP FUNDS – this component is the largest and would allow us to eliminate our remaining building debt and redirect approximately $5200 a week/$270,000 a year from mortgage payments to ministry opportunities.
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On Celebration Sunday, November 13, 2011, the Cedar Ridge Family made Radical Faith commitments
totaling $1,948,748. As we enter the homestretch, we have received $1,348,223
(as of March 9th) in Radical Faith commitment offerings.
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What  has been accomplished with Radical Faith Stewardship Journey Funds so far?

  • GLOBAL OUTREACH – the Global Outreach Team has received over $150,000 for mission projects.
    • Mission Trips: During the last two years, we have sent six mission teams to north and South Africa, funded entirely with Radical Faith funds. Two more trips are planned for this year. And, because of the availability of Radical Faith funds for initiatives in Africa, other Global Outreach funds were freed up to help with Cedar Ridge mission trips to New York and Ethiopia, as well as Student Ministry trips to Mexico to build housing for the poorest of the poor.
    • Northern Africa: In August, 2012 we began a two-year commitment to send $2700 a month for operating costs to the children’s physical therapy center in northern Africa. This will allow therapists to help more than 60 children with special needs and allow them to build relationships with the predominately Muslim people, with the eventual goal of establishing a church in an unreached region.
    • South Africa: The Fold Children’s Home is located an hour away from town. We have helped them solve connection issues by contributing $23,000 to help purchase a large van and $2,000 to install internet service. We recently sent $11,000 to purchase a generator. The Cedar Ridge Global Outreach Leadership Team is working with The Fold to determine the best ways to assist them in caring for the children.
  • LOCAL OUTREACH: One of the major components of our Radical Faith Journey is to reproduce additional campuses. We launched our Coweta Campus on April 1, 2012. Several have said that after not attending for several years, they were glad to be back in church. The Coweta Campus is averaging 115 people in worship each week, more than 15 men are participating in weekly discipleship training and we are serving the community in a variety of ways including partnering with Coweta schools to feed chronically hungry children in the Coweta community.
  • FREE UP FUNDS FOR MINISTRY: We have been able to reduce the debt on our current Broken Arrow Campus building from $2.3 million in 2011 to $575,000 by making extra payments to principal. We have saved over $400,000 in interest over the life of the loan.

What is Radical Faith Homestretch all about?
We’re in the homestretch, the last nine months of our three-year Radical Faith Stewardship Journey. We want to encourage everyone participating to finish strong and we want to encourage anyone new to the Cedar Ridge family to join us in the Radical Faith Homestretch.

  • Two-Week Spiritual Journey: Engage with God through prayer and fasting, ask him for direction and respond to him in obedience.
  • Pray: Set your phones to 6:33 p.m. We will all pray together at this time every day, following the Project 633 Prayer Guide. (Matthew 6:33)
  • Fast:
    • First Week – begin a fast of negative comments
    • Second Week – begin a fast of entertainment and replace it with scripture reading and prayer
  • Give: Make a commitment to pay down your pledge, pay down the debt, or give a special offering. Turn in your commitment card on Pay-down Sunday, April 13th.
  • Help us Retire NOT Renew our debt: Our mortgage is scheduled by the bank to be renewed on May 13th.  If we could retire that debt instead, it would free up $5200 a week ($270,000 a year) that could be used for ministry.

Key Dates to Remember

  • March 30: Launch our two-week Spiritual Journey
  • April 13: Pay-down Sunday
  • November 16: Radical Faith Stewardship Journey Concludes

Easter Lilies – BA Campus

Easter lilies will be used to decorate the Worship Center this Easter, April 20, and can be purchased in memory of a loved one. The cost is $14.

Please order and pre-pay at the Welcome Center.

Bunco for a Cure – May 2

Bunco for a cure** Tickets on sale beginning April 6 **

Join us on Friday, May 2, at the BA Campus Fellowship Hall for a special evening of fun, Bunco, & great prizes. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for dessert and to browse raffle items; Bunco will start at 7:00 p.m. Note to the men: this is not a “women only” event; all you guys are welcome, too!

Tickets are $10 and will be on sale beginning April 6 – stop by the Welcome Center, BA Campus, or call the church office, 918.254.0621. Raffle tickets (1 for $5 or 10 for $20) will be on sale the night of the event.

Proceeds from this special evening will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Fanconi Anemia Research Fund in support of two Cedar Ridge families who are affected by these diseases. The Becerra family has a son and daughter, Israel and Mariana, who have Fanconi Anemia and the Bowers family has a son, Kaleb, who has Cystic Fibrosis. All donations and ticket sales are tax deductible.

Cedar Ridge 101 May 4

If you are considering placing membership or simply want more information about Cedar Ridge, plan to attend this Life Development Seminar. The class covers what we believe, what our purpose is, how our church is structured, and the benefits of membership.

This 101 class will be offered at all three campuses (Broken Arrow, Coweta, and Sapulpa) on Sunday, May 4. Lunch will be provided (reservations required) and childcare will be available upon request. RSVP online  or by calling the church office at 918-254-0621.

Serve Sapulpa Sunday April 27

Ser Sap SunMark your calendars now for our next Serve Sapulpa Sunday on April 27. Don’t miss this great opportunity for the whole family to reach out and serve others in our community. (Please note the rain date for this event is May 4.)

Following a short time of worship and prayer at 10:30 a.m. at the Sapulpa Campus, we will serve together at the Mobile Manor South community. We’ll be working with residents to provide a clean-up day and block party. Stop by the table in the Cedar Ridge Sapulpa lobby on Sunday or sign up online to help with one of the Serve Sapulpa Sunday teams.

In addition to signing up for a specific team, you can help with this event by donating the following items:

  • Food (drop off your donations in the church lobby by April 20):
    • Hotdogs (we’re looking for a total of 400)
    • Hotdog buns (total needed = 400)
    • Bags of chips
  • Use of the following tools (contact one the team leaders to let them know you can help: Floyd Wilson, David Ingram, or David Boyd):
    • Chainsaws
    • Ropes
    • Trailers/trucks

Lunch will be served at Mobile Manor South during the work day. Childcare will be offered (upon request) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church for nursery through preschool aged children. To request childcare, please contact Kelly Bruce, Children’s Coordinator, or call the church office, 918.254.0621, by April 20.

If you have questions, or for more details, please contact Bryan King, Sapulpa Campus Minister.

It’s Tee Time!

Golf 2Would you be interested in “teeing off” on a weekly basis this spring and summer? We are considering a weekly golf game on Wednesday nights at approximately 5:00 p.m. at The Links in Bixby.

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.

Good Friday Communion Service at BA Campus

Good FridayApril 18  •  7:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for the Good Friday Communion Service to be held at the Broken Arrow Campus on Friday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a journey through the Last Supper. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this special family service.

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.

“Partners in Education” Service Opportunity – BA Campus

There are several opportunities to volunteer in the BA Community, specifically at Wolf Creek Elementary – our “Partners in Education” school. Your help is needed as a test monitor during OCCT testing or by assisting with the Spring Book Fair. There are several dates to choose from:

TEST MONITORS – Arrive at 9:00 a.m. for a brief one-time training during the test window lasting about 15 minutes before going to the assigned classroom.

  • These tests start at approximately 9:30 a.m. and will last about 2 hours or more with a break in between.
    • Thursday, April 10: 5th Grade Science, Parts 1 & 2
    • Friday, April 11: Social Studies, Parts 1 & 2
  • These tests will start at approx. 9:30 a.m. and will last about 70-90 minutes.
    • Tuesday, April 15: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Reading, Part 1
    • Thursday, April 17: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Reading, Part 2
    • Tuesday, April 22: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Math, Part 1
    • Thursday, April 24: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Math Part 2

SPRING BOOK FAIR
The book fair will run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2. Choose the hours/days that best fit your schedule; please plan to volunteer in shifts of 2 or more hours, if possible.

To volunteer for any or all of these days (or for more information) please contact Amy at Wolf Creek at 918-259-4510.

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!

Kingdom Kids Preschool

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year for Kingdom Kids Preschool is now open.

This week-day preschool, held at the Cedar Ridge Christian Church Broken Arrow Campus, meets during the school year and closely follows the Broken Arrow Public Schools calendar (with a few minor exceptions).

Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for children 18 months – 4 years of age.

  • Registration for 18 months (by September 1st) – 3 years old is available with the following options:
    • 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) – $150/month
    • 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) – $200/month
  • Registration for the 4 year old class is available for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – $200/month.

There is $50 registration/curriculum fee. Print the 2014-15 enrollment form and turn in completed forms to the church office. For more information, please contact Marcy Rodell, Kingdom Kids Preschool Director, at 918-254-0621.

New Sunday Morning Class at BA Campus

Cedar Ridge is excited to offer a new class at the BA Campus for couples in their early years of marriage. Charlie and Linda Ricks will be teaching the class which will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in room 305. If you’re a “newly married” couple, please feel free to join us on Sunday.

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

Coweta Food For Kids Program

Coweta Food for Kids logoThe Coweta Food for Kids Program helps to provide nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food for chronically hungry children to take home over the weekends.

How you can help:

  • Make a cash donation: tax-deductible donations can be made to help purchase food items. Checks should be made payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church; be sure to write “Coweta Food for Kids” in the notation area on your check; $100 will support one child for an entire semester.
  • Make a food donation: foods must be kid-friendly, shelf stable, easy-to-prepare, and nutritionally sound. Purchase specific items (in bulk) such as those listed below. Donations can be dropped off in the foyer near the Welcome Center.
    • Individual mac-n-cheese packets
    • Single serving applesauce
    • Pudding cups
    • Small bags of chips
    • Breakfast bars
    • Granola bars
    • Sandwich crackers with cheese
    • Juice pouches
    • Ramen noodles
    • Mini cereal boxes

2014 Summer Activities for Students

ImpactLogoParents, be sure to mark your calendars for these summer activities. If you have questions concerning any of these events, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Sign-up and registration info will be available as each event approaches.

  • Mexico Mission Trip: March 15 – 22 Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (High School & older;  Cost: $270 by February 9; $300 after the 9th)
  • Purity Retreat: May 2 & 3  Sunset Bible Camp  (Middle School, Jr High, & High School; Cost: $50)
  • CIY “Move”: June 8 – 14  Knoxville, TN  (High School; Cost: $375)
  • Sunset Bible Camp: June 15-20  Mannford, OK (7th & 8th Grade; Cost: $155 by May 12; $185 after May 12)
  • Serve ’N Swim: Thursdays in July (Middle School & Jr High; Cost $5 + lunch money)
  • Random Road Trip (Schlitterbahn): July 12 & 13  Kansas City (Middle School, Jr High, & High School; Cost: $50)
  • Youth Quake: July 25 – August 1  Como, CO (High School; Cost: $270)

2014 Sunset Bible Camp Dates

Online registration is now open for Sunset Bible Camp. Register by midnight on May 12 for the “Early Bird” discount.

2014 camp dates are shown below. Grades are based on the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

Register, pay online and find out more details at sunsetbiblecamp.org.

2nd Grade Day Camp: May 31  $35 / Early Bird = $30
  (Parent must accompany child to 2nd grade camp)

3rd & 4th Grade: June 23-25  $140 / Early Bird = $110

5th & 6th Grade: June 9-13  $175 / Early Bird = $145

7th & 8th Grade: June 15-20  $185 / Early Bird = $155

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.

Current Sermon Series: HIS Story

HIS Story smallGet to know Jesus like you’ve never known him before.

HIS Story is a 14-week sermon series for the whole family. Every age group studies the same story each week and focuses on the same big idea from scripture. HIS Story is the four gospels woven together into a single, chronological narrative. As you read HIS Story, the richness of all four narratives flow together to form a rich and comprehensive tapestry of the life of Jesus.

HIS Story books are now available for purchase in the church lobby at each campus for $10. Digital formats are also available:

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

ImpactLogoRegular student activities are held at Cedar Ridge Coweta for Jr High and High School students. Check out impactdriven.com for more student news.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Student Coordinator, Jacob Williams.

  • Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - indoor & outdoor games and activities
  • Sundays at 10:10 a.m. – hang out together, catch up on what’s happening in our Student Ministry, share news about any upcoming events, and grab a donut!
  • Special Summer Trips/Activities – Sign-up and registration info available as each event approaches

Join the Sapulpa Campus KidsZone.tv Team

Kids Zone SmallOur children’s ministry is looking for volunteers to “contribute in ministry” in the areas listed below.

If you can serve on a rotation basis on Sunday mornings (or for special tasks on an as-needed basis) at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, please contact Kelly Bruce, Children’s Coordinator.

  • Class Teachers
  • Class Helpers
  • Infant-care substitutes
  • Helpers with materials
  • Helpers with the KidsZone.tv store
  • Guest Services (Check-in)
  • Foster Parent Day/Night Out

Foster Care Ministry

Foster CareThe Foster Care Ministry of Cedar Ridge Christian Church provides you many ways to “contribute in ministry”. These include activities, events, and tasks that can be done on a regular basis. In addition to these tasks, there are upcoming special events scheduled to help support the Laura Dester Shelter. For more information about the Foster Care Ministry or these upcoming activities, please contact Jenni Hutchins or Marcy Rodell.

Monday, October 28: Fall Festival 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Special night of games and treats for the children at the shelter.

Thursday, November 14: Gifts of Thankfulness 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Meet in the Fellowship Hall at the Broken Arrow Campus to help prepare gifts for the workers at the Laura Dester shelter.

Monday, November 18: Thanksgiving Party 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Letting the workers at the Laura Dester Shelter know how much they are appreciated!

Monday, December 16: Christmas Party 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Celebrating Christmas with the children at the shelter.

Ongoing: The Needs Tree
Located in the lobby at the BA Campus, The Needs Tree has individual cards with the name and specific need of children at the shelter. These needs have been identified by Cedar Ridge volunteers who work at the shelter every Monday night. Stop by the Foster Care Ministry table (or call the church office if you attend the Coweta or Sapulpa Campuses), choose a card, obtain the items listed, and return the items with the card. The children at the shelter will be blessed and excited to get something they truly need.

Join the KidsZone.tv Team at the BA Campus

Kids Zone SmallIf you’re looking for a place to “contribute in ministry”, consider joining the KidsZone.tv team.

Volunteers serve on a rotation basis and are needed in the areas listed below. If you are interested in helping, or for more details, please contact the ministry leaders listed.

  • Preschool: Contact Kari Feathergill, Preschool Director
    • Guest Services (Check-In) – Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
    • Toddler Class Teacher & Helper – Sundays at 9:00 a.m. – husband & wife team welcome!
    • 4 Year-old Class Teacher & Helper – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
    • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher & Helper – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Elementary: Contact Michael Byrd, Children’s Minister
    • Guest Services (Check-In): no high-tech skills required – we’ll train you on the spot! Some typing ability helpful
    • “Elevate” (1st & 2nd Grade) Helper – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
    • “Kids City” (3rd thru 5th grade) – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

     

  • pre-k class at 10:30 and now I need a team for the 4 year old class at 10:30!

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.

Foster Care: Psalm82three Ministry

Foster Care Ministry logo - smallIn Oklahoma, there are currently more than 8,500 children in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Although you may not be able to provide a home for one of these children, you can still make a difference by providing support and encouragement through the Cedar Ridge Christian Church Foster Care Support Ministry.

Here are some ways that you can help…

  • Participate ANY Monday with Cedar Ridge volunteer night at the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter (7318 E Pine St, Tulsa). A trained church member will always be there to serve alongside you. Call the church office (918.254.0621) to sign up. Please call before Monday afternoon if you plan to serve that evening.
  • Donate NEW boys or girls clothing, pajamas, socks, shoes, and underwear
    • Denim and solid-colors preferred
    • Any sizes welcome that will fit children ages 5 – 12 years
    • Simply drop the new clothes off at the church office – we’ll deliver them to the shelter every Monday evening
  • Provide a meal to a church foster family
  • Babysit for a church foster family - completion of a background check and a simple home review required to provide short-term babysitting (NOT overnight)

111 Project smallFor more information about the 111 Project, please visit 111project.org.

If you have questions about joining the Foster Care Support Ministry at Cedar Ridge, please call the church office at 918.254.0621 or contact Marcy Rodell or Jenni Hutchins.

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.

New Name. New Logo.

Ridge Groups logo - smallIn an effort to better reflect the connection of Journey Groups as a ministry of Cedar Ridge Christian Church, our Journey Groups will have a new name and a new logo. They will now be called Ridge Groups. Coming soon—watch for a special new ‘Connecting Place’ in the lobby set aside for you to get information and talk to someone who can answer your questions about getting connected in a group or ministry.

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

Contribute in Ministry at the Sapulpa Campus

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

Children’s Ministry contact: Kelly Bruce

  • Guest Services
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Elementary

Middle School & High School contact: Jacob Williams

Welcome Center contact: Darlene Coleman

Greeters contact: June Dickens

Worship Ministry contact: Rob Wagner

Journey Group Leaders contact: Bryan King

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.

MEND in Need of Diapers

The MEND Pregnancy Resource Center is a private, non-profit, life affirming organization whose purpose is to help women find and implement positive, loving solutions for unplanned pregnancies. This ministry encourages women to choose life by offering support and assistance during these times of crisis.

Mend is currently in need of diapers (sizes newborn and 6). If you can help in this area, please drop off any donations in the kitchen hallway at the Broken Arrow Campus. For more information, contact Nancy Adams.

Foster Care – 111 Project Informational Orientation

The 111 Project Informational Orientation is designed to help families discover the unique vantage point of fostering as a family of faith. We’ll discuss the foundation of why and how we minister to both children in our home and their families, we’ll talk about specific situations that may arise for us as church attendees, and we’ll answer questions about the process of becoming and being a foster family.  If you are considering exploring this opportunity or have recently begun the process, this is a great place to learn, ask questions, and be supported.

Orientations are held the third Thursday of the month at Southern Hills Baptist Church located at 5590 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Child care is available upon request and a meal is provided for those who RSVP by the Monday prior to the event. Please send your RSVP to Jessica@shbctulsa.org or call 918-743-8897.

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

Kids Music

During the year, we have opportunities for the children of Cedar Ridge (Broken Arrow Campus) to participate in the joy of learning and performing music. This program includes praise and worship music, playing instruments, and preparing for a possible program. Rehearsals are every Sunday from 9:00-11:40 a.m. at our Broken Arrow Campus. We typically offer 3 performances: Christmas, Spring, Summer (Music Camp). Get more information about our current Music Classes. Make sure to listen to your practice CD regularly to reinforce the songs/script. Thank you for participating!

  • 2 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:00-11:20 a.m.
  • 3 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:20-11:40 a.m.
  • 4-5 Year Old Class: Sundays from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Class: Sundays from 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  • 2nd-4th Grade Class: Sundays from 9:30-10:00 a.m.

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.

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

www.x3watch.com
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
918-745-0095
christianfamilyinstitute.com

 

  Hope Center of Tulsa
  918-294-8470
hopecenteroftulsa.com

 

Oklahoma Teen Challenge
405-600-1920
okteenchallenge.com


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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Sapulpa Campus Backpack Food Program

Cedar Ridge Sapulpa is teaming up with the Sapulpa Ministerial Alliance and Caring Community Friends (formerly Sapulpa Community Care) to discreetly provide nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food for chronically hungry children to take home over the weekends. In some cases, the only meal a child receives is from their school cafeterias. The Backpack Food Program allows for food to be provided confidentially in backpacks each Friday afternoon to ensure kids have something to eat during the weekend.

Backpack food programs have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration abilities of students, and improve student academic achievement.

Two ways that you can be involved in this program:

  • Make a cash donation: tax-deductible donations can be made to help purchase food items. Checks should be made payable to Cedar Ridge; be sure to write “Backpack Program” in the notation area on your check.
    • $4 will fill one backpack each week
    • $16 will fill one backpack each week for a month
    • $104 will support one child for an entire school year
  • Make a food donation: foods must be kid-friendly, shelf stable, easy-to-prepare, and nutritionally sound. Purchase specific items (in bulk) such as individual servings of dry cereal, pudding cups, fruit cups, vienna sausages, beef jerky, juice boxes, etc. Pick up a list of these items near the display in the foyer.

Please join us in this effort to feed hungry kids in our community. For more information, contact Bryan King, Sapulpa Campus Minister.

Paper Recycling Bin at BA Campus

A paper recycling bin is now located at the Broken Arrow Campus, currently on the northeast corner of the parking lot (behind the student building and close to the basketball goal). The proceeds from the recycling bin will be used to benefit Wolf Creek Elementary, the school supported by CRCC through Partners in Education.

What to put in the recycling bin? All paper items including:

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Office/School Papers

Cardboard and phone books are not allowed. For more information, please contact the church office, 254-0621.

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