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Girlfriends INC James Mission Service Project

Girlfriends, Inc small logoNovember 20  •  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Ladies, join us on Thursday, November 20 (at 1204 N. Joshua in Broken Arrow) to help serve the James Mission by sorting donations that will be given to foster and adoptive families, single moms, widows or anyone in need.

Afterwards, we will meet at the Cheesecake Factory. Please let us know at the Girlfriends INC Facebook page if you are able to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jenni Hutchins.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight-Savings-Time-2013Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, November 2nd.

Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night (November 1st).

Baptism 101 for Young Believers

KidsZone baptism graphicNovember 16 & 23  •  Kids Zone, BA Campus

For elementary aged children who are able to read on their own, the Baptism 101 Class is designed to be fun and informative while showing what baptism represents and what it means to have Jesus as Lord and Savior. This 2-week class is scheduled approximately every 3 months in the Kids Zone at the BA Campus at 9:00 a.m. Parents should plan to attend with their child.

Please register online for the Baptism 101 class. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Micheal Byrd, Children’s Minister.

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.

Purity Retreat November 8-9

ImpactNovember 8-9 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 (Coweta) or Jacob Long (Sapulpa) for registration info.  All students attending the retreat should register online and turn in a 2014 CRCC Medical Release Form (if one has not already been completed this year).

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Annual Congregational Meeting

November 9  •  5:00 p.m.  •  BA Campus

Mark your calendars for the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 9. Topics include updates about Cedar Ridge, financial reports, a question and answer session with the Elders, and more.

New Message Series Begins November 2

???????????????????????Plastic Donuts – Giving that delights the heart of the Father

Be sure to pick up a book for your family at one of the tables in the lobby. Books will be available on November 2. The digital version is also available at:

This is an all-church study. Everyone from Ridge Groups to children will be learning together.

High School Girls Event – BA Campus

paintbrushNovember 23  •  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  •  BA Campus

For all High School Girls:

Invite your friends and join us on Sunday, November 23 in the Ridge Student Center as you “paint your way to happy”! We will eat lunch first then create a canvas painting to take home. No artistic skills required…step by step instructions will be provided. Bring $5 and come get your paint on!

Congregational Vote Scheduled for November 2

On Sunday, November 2, 2014 a congregational vote will be held before and after services at all three campuses.

Items on the Ballot:

Elder Candidate Confirmation

BaltzellJon Baltzell: Jon has been a Christian for 26 years and a member of Cedar Ridge Christian Church for seven years. In the past, he has served as teacher, deacon, and elder at other churches and has previously served at Cedar Ridge as an elder and an ABF teacher. He is currently involved in serving on the communion meditation team and shut-in communion team and attends the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at the Broken Arrow Campus. Jon and his wife,  Ann, have been married 38 years and have four children and 13 grandchildren. Jon is a strategic operations manager by occupation. He enjoys reading and golf. His favorite Scriptures are s John 3:16 and Romans 5:8.

CusterJohnny Custer: Johnny has been a Christian for 67 years and a member of Cedar Ridge for 13 years. He has served in the past at other churches as elder, teacher, missions committee member, youth sponsor and small group leader. He is currently involved at Cedar Ridge as a Ridge Group leader, chairman of the Global Outreach Administrative Team, Guest Service Team member and attends the Disciples ABF and 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at the Broken Arrow Campus. Johnny and his wife, Esther, have been married for 65 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He is retired and enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and sporting events.  Johnny’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13.

Proposed Bylaw Changes

A copy of the proposed changes are available under the “Documents” tab of the member section of our website. Click here to view the proposed changes. Paper copies will also be made available to members by mail as well as available at the Welcome Center.

Absentee Ballots:

If you are unable to be present for the congregational vote, absentee ballots will be available in the church office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31.

Requirements for voting are:

  • To be a member of Cedar Ridge Christian Church at least 6 months (placed membership on or before May 4, 2014)
  • To be at least 18 years of age
  • To have been in attendance for at least 60% of the worship services since May 4, 2014

BA Campus Tailgate Party November 2

Tailgate PartyWear your favorite team’s jersey or colors and join us at the BA Campus on Sunday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. for this great family event. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided; each family is asked to bring chips and drinks OR dessert and drinks.

Please sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card or call the church office to let us know you plan to attend. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!

New decorating contest this year…
Show your team spirit by decorating your truck, trunk, or canopy with the colors/logo of your favorite high school, college, or professional team.

Cedar Ridge 101 November 16

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, November 16. 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.

Coweta Community Trunk or Treat

Trunk or treat - cowetaOctober 31  •  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  •  First United Methodist Church

Providing a safe, fun place for kids to trick or treat, run around, and enjoy Halloween!

Cedar Ridge Coweta will be participating in the Coweta Community Trunk or Treat this year. This fun family event will be held in the Family Life Center parking lot of the First United Methodist Church (206 W Sycamore). Activities include trunk or treating, a costume contest for children, and an outdoor movie.

We’re hoping to have 20 cars from Cedar Ridge register for this fun, family event. If you are interested in decorating your car and handing out candy, please register online at www.coweta.me. There will be a limit of 50 cars as the parking lot cannot hold more than that in the the allotted area.

More of what you need to know…

  • Trunk or treat cars: you are encouraged to decorate the trunk of your vehicle and for it to have enough candy to serve about 500 trick or treaters! The more fun you have at your car, the more fun the kids will have! There will be a prize given by the kids to some of the most creative, funny and original car decorations…so feel free to go all out and have fun!
  • Car registration is limited to 50 cars. Be sure to register online if you plan to decorate your trunk.
  • October 31 schedule:
    • Check in at the Family Life Center parking lot of the First UMC. There will be a coordinator there who will assign you you’re numbered spot. It is first come/first served; if you’d like to park beside someone at the trunk or treat, please make sure to come together as a group.
    • Check in will open at 5 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. That way no cars will be driving around while kids are potentially walking up and down the streets.
    • Trunk or treat will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the DAV will hold a costume contest for children at 7:30 p.m. There will be a movie to watch outside starting around 8 p.m. All activities with the trunk or treat will end at 9 p.m. You will not be able to move your car before then so please make sure to stay the whole time (obvious exceptions for an emergency)

Christmas Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Join the Cedar Ridge Children’s Ministry at all 3 campuses as we participate in “Operation Christmas Child”Between October 8 and November 16, donations will be accepted to help prepare Christmas boxes for children all around the world.

How does this work? Donations of small toys, toiletry items, school supplies, etc. can be made to the KidsZone.tv store. Our elementary aged kids will then use their Kids Zone bucks (earned on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights) to purchase these items that will be used to fill shoe boxes. Not only will children around the world benefit from seeing the love of Jesus in action, our own Cedar Ridge kids will have the opportunity to invest in “giving” to others.

Kids Zone SmallHow can you help?

Donate items listed below to be used in the KidsZone.tv store. Remember -  items need to fit in shoe boxes with several other items!

  • Toiletry items such as toothbrushes, small tubes of toothpaste, small washcloths, mild bar soap, combs, small hairbrushes, hair clips, etc. (Liquid items are not permitted)
  • Small toys such as Etch-A-Sketches, slinkies, small bouncy balls, small dolls, picture books, flashlights with extra batteries, toy jewelry, small stuffed animals (Please avoid any “war-like” items)
  • School supplies such as pencils, erasers, small notepads, crayons, markers, solar calculators, stamps and ink pads, coloring books, sketch books
  • Gum and hard candy such as mints or lollipops
  • Other miscellaneous items including T-shirts, socks, watches (with extra batteries), sunglasses, etc.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Micheal Byrd, Children’s Minister.

Student Ministry’s “Go Initiative”

Impact africa logoImpact Africa

The outreach efforts of the Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Christian Church have supported Life in Abundance (a faith-based community development organization) through prayer, monthly giving, income from Impact Firewood, and several mission trips to Ethiopia since 2010. As part of their “Go Initiative”, our Middle School and High School students are currently participating in a 3-step activity to further their support of Impact Africa. Each student has been challenged to complete the following steps by May, 2015:

  • A 12-hour prayer event on Sunday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Online sign-up information coming soon
  • A commitment from each student to participate in at least 10 hours of personal prayer for LIA
  • The execution of one income-generating activity from each student

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

“One Big Thing” for October: Mid-India Child Sponsorship

Go-Team-logoCedar Ridge Christian Church and Mid-India Christian Mission have partnered together for many years to share the saving message of Jesus with the country of India. Mid-India’s ministries to orphans, widows, the sick, and the handicapped have impacted thousands. Their church planting efforts have resulted in over 400 churches being planted with 8,000 people throughout central India giving their lives to Jesus.

Representatives of Mid-India Christian Mission will visit Cedar Ridge on Sunday, October 26. We will celebrate all God has done through this mission over the years and we will be introduced to a new opportunity for our church to partner with this work. Mid-India Child is a way for families and individuals to personally get involved with this mission by sponsoring a child in India for just $25 a month. Through their sponsorship programs, Mid-India gives hope to children through education, health care, and Christ-centered discipleship.

The Global Outreach Team has set a goal for Cedar Ridge families to sponsor 60 of the children Mid-India is serving among an unreached people group in northwest India. This mission has begun a school in a village among this unreached people group and children are already receiving a quality education and learning about Jesus daily. The long term goal is for people of this unreached people group to become followers of Jesus and for the church to be established among them.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child and to change our world!

Trunk or Treat at the Sapulpa Campus

Invite your neighbors, bring your friends, drag the whole family along and join us for Trunk or Treat!

Wear your fun (not scary!) costumes and join us for a great night.

  • Friday, October 31st
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • At the Sapulpa Campus Parking Lot

How can you be involved?

  • Decorate your trunk. Show up by 5:30 p.m. on October 31st to set up and pass out candy. We’re looking for a minimum of 20 cars.
  • Donate a bag (or two or three or more!) of candy to be handed out. Drop your donations off in the Kids Zone at the Sapulpa campus.
  •  Pick up a “pumpkin” cutout in the lobby showing specific items to be used to fill some special baskets that will be used for a drawing during Trunk of Treat. Return your items to the Sapulpa Campus by October 26.

Please sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card or call the church office, 918-254-0621, and let us know that you are planning to decorate your trunk and pass out candy on October 31st.

Cedar Ridge Student Ministry’s “Impact Firewood”

The Cedar Ridge student ministry manages and maintains Impact Firewood to support their mission efforts in Ethiopia. One hundred percent of all profits made go directly to a humanitarian organization called Life in Abundance (LIA), and their efforts to mobilize the local church to restore health, renew hope and inspire lasting transformation for the world’s most vulnerable families. Proceeds from firewood sales have been used to build wells, showers, and other necessities and to provide education for children/teach skills to adults that offer economic empowerment.

Impact Firewood offers ricks of seasoned, mixed hardwoods – mostly oak. Orders can be made online or by calling 918-924-5122.

Pricing:

  • $75 per rick; $40 per half rick (can be picked up at Tulsa Grass & Sod, 13801 S Memorial, Bixby, OK)
  • $10 Delivery
  • $10 for re-stacking (per rick); $5 for re-stacking 1/2 rick
  • $5 Bag of kindling

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card – additional $5 processing fee. Credit cards can be used for online orders or at time of delivery.

Fall Ridge Groups at Cedar Ridge Coweta

Ridge Groups logo - smallRidge Groups are small groups of around 10-15 people that get together weekly in convenient locations all over Coweta to meet new friends, have fun, and grow spiritually.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a Ridge Group this Fall! Our fall groups begin in September and will run through November. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; open to everyone
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Vester Spears and Tom Malocsay
    • Location: Individual home (Oneta area)
  • Group 2: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; open to everyone
    • Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Tony Simms
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 3: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for families with kids
    • Sunday afternoon/lunch-time beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Kyle Bibb
    • Location: Individual home in east Coweta
  • Group 4: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for families with kids
    • Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 24
    • 10-week group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Individual home in west Coweta
  • Group 5: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for empty nesters
    • Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Gary Davidson
    • Location: Individual home in northwest Coweta
  • Group 6:A Man and His Work” (33 The Series, Volume 4) – men’s video and discussion-based group; $15 book fee
    • Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 25
    • 12-week group (6 sessions) led by Ryan Fankhauser and Ken Russell
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta

Fall Ridge Groups at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Ridge Groups logo - smallRidge Groups are small groups of around 10-15 people that get together weekly in convenient locations all over Sapulpa to meet new friends, have fun, and grow spiritually.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a Ridge Group this Fall! Our fall groups begin in September and will run through November. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: “Life on Purpose: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 25
    • 6-week group led by Kent Myers
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, Room 111
  • Group 2: “Christian Hospitality”   Ladies’ study-based group with some cooking required!
    • Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 10
    • 10-week group led by Donna Myers
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, Room 111
  • Group 3: “Serving Outside the Walls of the Church”  Service-based group that will do a service project each week; open to everyone
    • Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 17
    • 10-week group led by David Ingram
    • Location: Meet at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa; serve at various locations in the community
  • Group 4: “How Did We Get the Bible?”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Kyle Bruce and Carol Jones
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapula, Room 111
  • Group 5: “1 & 2 Timothy”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 9
    • 10-week group led by Floyd Wilson
    • Location: Individual home in Sapulpa
  • Group 6: “Authentic Manhood”  Men’s video and discussion-based group
    • Sundays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Bryan King
    • Location: various locations in Sapulpa

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.

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 10:30 a.m. – weekly lesson, hang out together, catch up on what’s happening in our Student Ministry, share news about any upcoming events.

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.

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

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!

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

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 in both the Preschool and Elementary areas. If you are interested in helping, or for more details, please contact the ministry leaders listed.

Specific needs at this time include:

  • Preschool: Contact Kari Feathergill, Preschool Director
    •   9:00 a.m.  Nursery worker
    •   9:00 a.m.  2 year-old-class Teacher and Helper
    • 10:30 a.m.  4-year-old class Helper
    • 10:30 a.m.  Pre-K class Helper
    • Substitutes for both services (on call)
  • 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) Helpers – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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 9,000 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 Psalm82Three Ministry (Cedar Ridge Christian Church’s foster care 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 Psalm82Three Ministry at Cedar Ridge, please call the church office at 918.254.0621 or contact Marcy Rodell or Jenni Hutchins.

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

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

Ridge 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.

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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