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Parent/Child Dedication

baby dedication 2Sunday, September 27  •  10:30 a.m.
Broken Arrow, Coweta, and Sapulpa Campuses

This special event is designed to celebrate and recognize our little ones and to allow parents to publicly make a commitment to raise their child in Biblical principle. The congregation, in turn, commits their support and responsibility in the spiritual growth of our children.

If you and your child (ages 2 & under) want to be involved, please register online by September 20th. For more information, please contact the following:

Baptism Class – Cedar Ridge Coweta

Baptism 101 graphicSunday, September 20  •  9:30 a.m.

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.

Questions? Please contact Allyson Bibb, Children’s Coordinator, or Ryan Fankhauser, Coweta Campus Minister.

  • Parents are encouraged to attend this class with their child
  • Please register online

Cedar Ridge 101

life development_101 September 20  •  12:00 p.m.

If you are considering placing membership or simply want more information about Cedar Ridge, plan to attend this upcoming 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 campuses on Sunday, September 20. 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.

Golf Tournament

Cedar Ridge Christian Church
2015 Men’s Ministry Golf Tournament
Benefiting Cookson Hills Ministries’ Extreme Build and CRCC Men’s Ministry Projects

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

White Hawk Golf Club
14515 S. Yale Ave, Bixby, Oklahoma

Saturday, September 19, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. sign-in
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start –Scramble Format
Lunch, prizes and awards to follow
This event is open to both men and women

Net proceeds to benefit the Extreme Build at Cookson Hills Ministries* and CRCC Men’s Ministry Projects
*Providing Christ-Centered Residential Care, Education, and Therapeutic Services for At-Risk Children Ages 5–17

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2015

> Individual registration $75.00
> Sponsor a hole for $350.00. Includes green fees for up to four players
> Make additional donation to Cookson Hills Christian Ministries

Contact Mike Dennis with any questions or for more information: michael.dennis@countryfinancial.com | 918-520-8777.

KONNECT – Wednesday Nights This Fall at the BA Campus

Konnect logo KONNECT Starts September 9

Konnect is a great program full of fun activities, great music, and energetic games for Kindergarten – 5th grades. Konnect helps kids memorize and take in God’s Word and shows them how to apply His Word in their lives.

Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 at the BA Campus. This 10-week session will meet through November 18. (No class on Wednesday, October 14 due to Fall Break.)

Each week, kids look forward to:

Kids Zone Small►    Sing It – whole group praise & worship
►    Hear It – weekly lesson
►    Say It – memorize & recite scripture
►    Share It – small group time
►    Play It – fun games

Cedar Ridge T-Shirts, Caps, and Decals

CRCC Tshirts and KZCedar Ridge logo t-shirts and caps are now available for purchase in the BA Campus Resource Room (a.k.a. Library). There are several colors to choose from (including red, blue, gray, and pink) as well as KidsZone tees. We also have some great looking tumblers and water bottles for sale. At Cedar Ridge Coweta and Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, stop by the lobby to place your order for any of these items.

And be sure to pick up a free window decal for your car – available at all campuses.

Cedar Ridge Coweta – Fall Ridge Groups

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 new groups begin in September and will run from seven to twelve weeks. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: “You & Me Forever” Marriage Study – study/discussion-based group; recommended for families with kids
    • Sunday evenings from 5:30 – 7 p.m. beginning September 13
    • 7-week group led by Kyle Bibb
    • Location: Individual home in east Coweta
  • Group 2:  “Simplifying Revelation” with Dr. Shane J. Wood, Professor of New Testament, Ozark Christian College; open to everyone
    • Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 16
    • 9-week group facilitated by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 3: “Men’s Discipleship” – male disciples making disciples; meets on the off Thursday from the women’s Thursday evening group
    • Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 24
    • 7-session group led by Ryan Fankhauser and Ken Russell
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 4: “Pulling the Thread” – women’s study/discussion-based group; meets on the off Thursday from the men’s Thursday evening group
    • Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning October 1
    • 5-session group led by Julie Fankhauser and Holley Roop
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 5:Visionary Parenting” – study/discussion-based group; recommended for families with kids
    • Sunday afternoon/lunch time beginning September 13
    • 8-session group led by Heath Holmes
    • Location: Individual home in the southwest Coweta area
  • Group 6: “Outliers/Grace/Theology” Sermon Series Study – study/discussion-based group; open to everyone
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 13
    • 12-week group led by Tom Malocsay and Vester Spears
    • Location: Individual home in the Oneta area
  • Group 7:  “Crazy Love” Book Study – study/discussion-based group; recommended for empty nesters
    • Sunday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. beginning September 13
    • 10-week group led by Gary Davidson
    • Location: Individual home in northwest Coweta

Singles ABF to Meet at NEW Time

An Adult Bible Fellowship class specifically designed for singles meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in room 304 at the BA Campus.

Beginning September 6, this class will meet at 9:00 a.m. (still in room 304).

Youth Baptism Class August 23

baptismLife Class is for middle school and high school students who have questions about Baptism or who want to know more about what it means to be a Christian. This class will be held on on Sunday, August 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ridge Student Center at the BA Campus.

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

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 Scheduled for BA Campus

  • Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13
  • Room 304
  • Led by Chuck Ulrich

Sign Up 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. Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up and pay for these classes. You can also register online here.

*Please note: Purchase the materials through the church to receive the discounted cost of $95.

Congregational Information Meeting

August 30  •  5:00 p.m.  •  BA Campus

Join us for a conversation with the Elders and learn more about upcoming plans and activities at Cedar Ridge. The meeting is a great way to stay informed and it will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Prayer Team to Meet on Wednesday Nights

Beginning September 9, the Cedar Ridge Prayer Team will meet regularly on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 6:30 p.m. in room 348, BA Campus, to pray for specific topics. Feel free to join the Prayer Team on the evenings listed below. If you are unable to attend, but would like to be in prayer for these topics, please pray from home, work, etc.

  • September 9: Marriages
  • September 16: Families
  • September 23: Wayward children
  • September 30: Finances
  • October 7: Anger

October 14: No meeting due to Fall Break

  • October 21: Recovery
  • October 28: Salvation

Wednesday Night Programming Begins September 9 at BA Campus

New Wednesday night programming will begin September 9 at the Broken Arrow Campus. This 10-week session will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will run through November 18. And be sure to plan on joining us for the return of the Wednesday Night Friends and Family Dinner!

Friends and Family Meal

Begins September 9. Adults: $3; Children 4 – 12 years old: $2; Children 3 and under: Free! Reservations are required – please RSVP online, on the Sunday Bulletin Communication Card, or by calling the church office, 918-254-0621.

Special Seminar for Adults

  • Simplifying Revelation – with Dr. Shane J. Wood, Professor of New Testament, Ozark Christian College

Impact Student Ministry

Kyle Rodell, Student Minister

  • Middle School (6th – 8th Grade): Large Group • Ridge Student Center
  • High School (9th – 12th Grade): Lighthouse • 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Individual home (Transportation provided from the church; meet at the Ridge at 6:15)

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

Housewarming Shower for the Dodds

HOUSEWARMING 2August 23  •  2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ryan and Jill Dodd have moved back to Oklahoma after serving in North Africa for seven years as Cedar Ridge Global Partners. They will be moving into their own home soon…please join us in helping to get them started in their new life here.

A come-and-go housewarming shower will be held Sunday, August 23, from 2-4 p.m. in the BA Campus Fellowship Hall.  Ryan and Jill are registered at Target. Monetary donations or gift cards are welcomed and would be appreciated to help toward the purchase of larger items.

If you would like to make a donation/give a gift before the shower, please bring it by the church office during the week (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or bring it by the Marriage Builders classroom (room #346, BA Campus) on Sunday mornings.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Steward or Amy Fichtner.

First Day of School Gifts for Foster Care Children

1st day of schoolJoin the Psalm82Three Ministry (the Foster Care Ministry of Cedar Ridge) in collecting items for first-day-of-school gift bags for kids at the Laura Dester shelter. We will be collecting the items listed below.

Monetary donations are also appreciated and would be used to purchase items for the gift bags. Make checks payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church (note “foster care 1st day of school” on the memo line). Please turn in your donations by Sunday, August 16. If you have questions, or for more info, contact Jenni Hutchins.

  • $5 Sonic Gift Cards
  • Water Bottles
  • Pencil Boxes

Tulsa Mission Movement Forum

Go Team logo small transp.October 2 & 3, 2015  •  Venue 68, Asbury United Methodist Church

In the daily grind of the marketplace our fear is that we drift through our adult years to life’s conclusion without a plan – without something significant to give back to the Lord.

Save the date for this city-wide missions conference. Claude Hickman of The Traveling Team will be the main speaker. There will be practical workshops on how you can get involved with God’s global mission.

WHAT…
> A conference for adults of all ages desiring to make a difference with their lives
> A place to explore real options for being personally involved in God’s passion for people – using your unique skills, talents and experience
> Over 16,000 ministry/missions opportunities at home and abroad in all fields of interest
> Plenary and breakout sessions to explore life issues
> Ministry/missions agency personnel available to assist with your next steps

WHERE:
Venue 68, Asbury United Methodist Church – 6910 S 101st E Ave, Tulsa, OK

WHEN:
Friday, October 2: Registration 6-7 p.m. / Opening Session: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 3: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COST:
Registration fees ($89 per person on or before September 22nd) will be covered by the Cedar Ridge Christian Church Global Outreach team for any CRCC member

REGISTRATION:
Register online (be sure to indicate that your fee is covered by Cedar Ridge Christian Church) or by signing up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card

Foster Care Volunteers Needed on First Day of School

back2school aThe foster care ministry of Cedar Ridge – Psalm82Three – is looking for volunteers to walk a child to class on the first day of school this fall. Volunteers would help a child find their new classroom, wish them well and help get the new year off to a good start. With your help, a foster child can have a good first day of school experience.

Volunteers must have DHS approved shelter training. If you have not completed the training, it can now be conveniently completed online, before schools resume on August 20. For training information, please contact Marcy Rodell or Jenni Hutchins.

Pray for One Challenge – Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

p41 logo black backgroundThe Pray for One Challenge involves us in God’s mission to see that all people experience His love. It involves praying a simple prayer everyday: “Father, please give me One person to share your love with today.”

Will you take the challenge to pray this prayer EVERY DAY during the months of June, July, and August? We challenge you to respond and watch God bring you opportunities to be a blessing to others daily.

PRAY FOR ONE OUTREACH EVENTS

Will you consider participating in one or more of the following Pray for One outreach events?

  • Pray for One Community Outreach – Every Monday evening this summer from 6:30 – 8 p.m. We will meet at the church for a short lesson on outreach and then go together into the community to apply what we have learned. If you have ever been scared to share your faith or unsure of how to do it, this would be a great opportunity for you.
  • Pray for One Neighborhood Block Party – Sunday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. We will be putting on a block party in a nearby neighborhood with food, games, and fun. This is a great opportunity to meet people and to serve with your hands.
  • Pray for One Prayer Event – Sunday, August 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign up to pray quietly for our community and those who are far from God in the Sapulpa area during a 15 minute increment at the Pray for One Prayer Wall.
  • Pray for One Night at Youth Services of Creek County – join others in serving some of Creek County’s most vulnerable. Watch for dates and times in upcoming publications.

30th Annual Christian Women’s Retreat

CRCC_MyOfferingLogo_Color_2015_WEBSeptember 11 & 12, 2015  •  Cedar Ridge Christian Church, Broken Arrow Campus

**Please Note: Early Bird registration has been extended through the month of June.
The cost is $35 ($40 as of July 1st).

The theme for this year’s retreat is “My Offering”, based on Hebrews 13:15-16 TLB: “With Jesus’ help we will continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by telling others of the glory of his name. Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to him.”

Our special guest speaker this year is Kelly Minter, acclaimed author, speaker, songwriter, and musician. Registration information is available at the Welcome Center at all three campuses.

Retreat Schedule

The tentative retreat schedule is listed below. Please note that childcare is not available for the retreat.

Friday, September 11
6:00 – 6:45 – Registration – dessert served in the Fellowship Hall
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Main Session

Saturday, September 12
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. – Morning Session
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. – Break – light brunch served in the Fellowship Hall
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Closing Session

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special retreat rate at the hotels listed below (until August 28). Individuals are responsible for their own hotel room reservations. Be sure to ask for the Ladies Retreat/Cedar Ridge block.

Hilton Garden Inn – Tulsa South • 918-392-2000
8202 S 100th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Tulsa South • 918-994-4700
9150 S 102nd E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133

Hampton Inn – Tulsa South • 918-394-2000
8220 E Regal Place, Tulsa, OK 74133

Facebook & Twitter

For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: 2015 Women’s Retreat: My Offering
Twitter: #myoffering2015

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact the church office, 918-254-0621.

Kingdom Kids Preschool

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 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) – $175/month
    • 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) – $225/month
  • Registration for the 4 year old class is available for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – $225/month.

There is a $50 registration/curriculum fee. Pick up the 2015-2016 enrollment form at the Welcome Center, at the Preschool check-in desk, or print one online. Completed forms can be turned in to the church office. For more information, please contact Marcy Rodell, Kingdom Kids Preschool Director, at 918-254-0621.

2015 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:

  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24

Exciting New Resource Available – RightNow Media

rightnow mediaAs a member of Cedar Ridge, you probably received an email from Bryan Champ in early November, telling you that you had been given the gift of RightNow Media. What is RightNow Media? It is an online library of video based Bible Studies (a Christian Netflix, if you will). There is also an entire library of children’s videos.

The Bible Study Library includes video discipleship content for every age group and every life situation. You can search by topic or browse through over 25 channels that include subject matter on Marriage, Parenting, Finance, Christian Life, Evangelism, and many others. You can listen to teachers like Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, David Platt, and Max Lucado just to name a few. You can stream from your computer, smart phone, Apple TV, or ROKU device.

Please log in and check out this free resource provided for you and your family by Cedar Ridge. If you did not receive an invite or deleted your initial invite, please contact Bryan Champ.

RightNow Media topics include:

Just Released   •   Newly Added   •   Most Popular   •   Adult Small Groups   •   Biblical Finance   •        Books of the Bible   •   Children   •   Christian Disciplines   •   Christianity & the Culture   •   College and Singles   •   Evangelism   •   For Brand New Small Groups   •   Gospel   •   Holidays   •   Inspiration   •   Land of the Bible   •   Leadership   •   Marriage   •   Men   •   Outreach   •   Parenting   •   People in the Bible   •   Real-Life Stories/Documentaries   •   Recovery   •   Short Films   •   The Character of God   •   The Christian Life   •   Women   •   Work   •   Youth

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

ImpactLogoFor all Coweta Jr High and High School students: join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 at Cedar Ridge Coweta to hang out together, catch up on what’s happening in our Student Ministry, share news about any upcoming events, and learn from God’s word.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Student Coordinator, Matt Guinn.

Contribute in Ministry at the Coweta Campus

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: Matt Guinn

Guest Services contact: Sherri Valder

  • Welcome Center
  • Greeters
  • Security

Worship Ministry contact: Kourtney Roop

Journey Group Leaders contact: Ryan Fankhauser

“Connect One” – Psalm82Three Ministry

Foster Care Ministry logo - smallThe Psalm82Three Ministry (foster care ministry) of Cedar Ridge Christian Church introduces the “Connect One” program – connecting one caring adult with one child in the foster care system.

There are many ways that you can “connect” with a child in varying degrees of time and commitment. Here are some ideas of how you can get involved in the lives of children in the foster care system:

  • Helping with homework at the shelter
  • Meeting a child for lunch at their school
  • Walking a child to their new classroom on the first day of school
  • Taking a teen to watch their high school football, basketball, or soccer game or other school activity
  • Taking a child to their after-school programs
  • Providing a break from the shelter by taking a child to get ice cream, go to dinner, or hang out with your family for a few hours
  • Making a weekly commitment to meet with a child

Basically, there is something for everyone…even if the items listed above don’t appeal to you, we can find an area for you to be involved.

How to get started:

Contact Jenni Hutchins or Marcy Rodell to indicate your interest in this ministry and to get information about obtaining the required training (which is a short training session required by DHS).

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.
  • 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.

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.

Coweta Food For Kids Program

Coweta-Food-for-Kids-logo1The 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

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.

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Nursery & Preschool Substitutes
  • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Computer Operators
  • Nursery Laundry
  • Clean Nursery Toys
  • Help in the Kids Zone store

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.  2 Year Old Class Teacher
    • 10:30 a.m.  Music 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.

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 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.

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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