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KidsZone.tv Summer Fun Family Pool Party

KZ Summer Fun pool party 2August 13  •  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For all elementary-aged students AND their parents: join us for our KidsZone.tv Summer Fun Pool Party at Camp Loughridge (located at 4900 W 71st St in Tulsa). Siblings and friends are welcome! Lunch (hot dogs and chips) will be served – bring your own drinks. The cost is $10 per family. Please register online so we know how many to plan on.

KidsZone.tv FX Sunday

FX - sapulpaJuly 27  •  All Campuses

Mark your calendars for KidsZone.tv FX (Family Experience) Sunday – a high energy, campus wide, family worship experience! It’s a fun event with the whole family in mind!

FX Sunday will feature music, a creative message from God’s Word, and more – all aimed towards children. There will also be special guests with us that morning – house parents from Cookson Hills will visit each Cedar Ridge Campus.

Please note the following changes to the morning schedule.

  • BA Campus:
    • All children 3 and older will attend the worship service with their family
    • Nursery and class for children 2 and under will be available
  • Coweta Campus:
    • All children 3 and older will attend the worship service with their family
    • Nursery and class for children 2 and under will be available
  • Sapulpa Campus:
    • All children will attend the worship service with their family
    • The nursery will be open for parents to use with their children if needed

Don’t miss this great opportunity to worship together as a family!

Promotion Sunday at All Campuses August 3

On Sunday, August 3rd, children & students will attend their new classes based on the grade they are entering in the fall.

BROKEN ARROW CAMPUS

  • Preschool (nursery – pre-kindergarten): check in at Preschool Guest Services, then go to the correct classroom
    • Nursery – purple
    • Toddlers (1 year old) – orange
    • 2 year old class – green
    • 3 year old class – yellow
    • 4 year old class – blue
    • Pre-K Class – red
  • KidsZone.tv (Kindergarten – 5th grade): check in at KidsZone.tv Guest Services, then go directly to your new class
  • Impact Student Ministry
    • 6th – 8th grade: attend the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Worship Center. At 10:30 a.m. meet in the Ridge Student Center auditorium for worship & middle school small groups.
    • 9th – 12th grade: attend the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Worship Center. At 10:30 a.m. meet in the Ridge Student Center auditorium for worship & high school small groups.

COWETA CAMPUS

  • KidsZone.tv Children’s Ministry: check-in at KidsZone.tv Guest Services, then go to your new class
    • Preschool
      • Nursery (0-12 months)
      • 1 & 2 year old class
      • 3 – 5 year old class
    • Elementary
      • Kindergarten – 3rd grade
      • 4th – 6th grade
  • Impact Student Ministry
    • 7th – 12th grade: worship with your family in the Worship Center on Sunday Mornings
    • Meet together on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Coweta

SAPULPA CAMPUS

  • KidsZone.tv Children’s Ministry: check-in at KidsZone.tv Guest Services, then go to your new class
    • Nursery (Infants, toddlers, and 2 year olds)
    • Preschool (3 year olds – Pre-K)
    • Elementary
      • Kindergarten – 2nd grade
      • 3rd – 5th grade
  • Impact Student Ministry
    • 6th – 12th grade: meet in the Student classroom (room #116) on Sunday mornings
    • 6th – 12th grade: meet together on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Broken Arrow School Supply Drive

School suppliesBroken Arrow Neighbors is teaming up with area churches to provide much needed school supplies to kids in the Broken Arrow community. In addition, Cedar Ridge will also be collecting supplies for Wolf Creek Elementary (our Partners in Education school). You can help by donating any of the supplies listed below.

Please drop off your donations at the specially marked boxes near the Welcome Center (Cedar Ridge BA Campus) or at the drop box in the KidsZone.tv building.

  • Backpacks – for Wolf Creek children
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pink erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Kleenex
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper
  • Pocket folders with brads
  • Pens – blue or red
  • Highlighters
  • 1″ binders
  • Colored pencils
  • Wide-ruled spiral notebooks

Pre-K Promotion Sunday Breakfast

Pre-K Breakfast logoSunday, August 3  •  BA Campus

Promotion Sunday will be held at all 3 campuses on Sunday, August 3. Children and students will attend their new classes based on the grade they are entering in the fall.

At the BA Campus, our current Pre-K students are invited to attend a “Promotion Sunday Breakfast” at 8:30 a.m. on August 3. The breakfast will be held in the pre-k class room. Following breakfast, Mrs. Cherrie will walk the children over to their new Kindergarten class in the KidsZone building. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Featherngill, Preschool Director.

Sapulpa Convoy of Hope – August 16

convoy of hopeThe Sapulpa Convoy of Hope is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, at the Creek County Fairgrounds. This “Day of Hope” is for people in need or who are “in need of a hand up”.

This event is being sponsored by churches, businesses, and individuals from the Sapulpa area, including Cedar Ridge Christian Church. The day will include several free services like groceries, free haircuts, free family portraits, health screening, community services information, kids zone with games and inflatables, and more.

Your help is needed to make this day successful.
Volunteers will help by handing out groceries/supplies or by helping with one of the other services. All volunteers will need to attend a volunteer rally at the Sapulpa High School auditorium on Friday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. and all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Please sign up here and indicate your service area of interest from the list below:

  • Arrangement Team – site maintenance, operation, and cleanliness
  • Community Service – connecting people to local organizations and resources
  • Hair cuts and family portraits
  • Food Services – serving lunch and bagging/handing out groceries
  • Guest Services – greet visitors, register kids, hand out food coupons
  • Health Services – greet and assist with flow of people through this area
  • Kids Zone – activities and inflatables for kids
  • Safety Team – traffic control and site security

Let’s join hands with other believers in Sapulpa and make a difference for Jesus!

Pillowcase Dresses for Africa

dresses for AfricaThe Cedar Ridge Sapulpa Ladies Bible study group will be making “Little Dresses for Africa”. The dresses (made mostly from pillowcases) will be taken to The Fold Children’s Home in South Africa in October.

You can help by donating the items listed below for this project. There will be a table set up in the Sapulpa Campus lobby to drop off any donated items.

Questions? Please contact Karen Martin.

  • Pillow cases – new or gently used
  • Fabric – appropriate for a little girl (3/4 – 1 yard pieces)
  • Thread – any color
  • Elastic –   1/4″  – 1/2″ wide
  • Miscellaneous trims such as rick rack, ribbon, buttons, etc.

Cedar Ridge Coweta “After Church Barbecue”

Coweta bbqSunday, August 10  •  Cedar Ridge Coweta

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fun family event. Please sign up online and let us know how many to plan for.

Annual Christian Women’s Retreat

Women's Retreat logo aSeptember 19-20  ♦  Owasso First Christian Church

Hosted by Catoosa Hills Christian Church and Inola Christian Church

The theme for this year’s retreat is “Wedding of the Lamb”:

“For the wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready”. Revelation 19:7.

Guest Speaker: Kay Moll

Kay is a gifted speaker who has served in many capacities in Christian ministry including Director of Women’s Ministries and Missions at Christ’s Church at Mason in Mason, OH; Director of Vacation Bible School Ministries at Standard Publishing; Director of Operations with Good News Productions International; Director of Women’s Ministries at Sunnybrook Christian Church in Stillwater, OK; and Missionary service in Zambia for many years.

Registration Information

  • Registration Cost: $30 if registered by July 31 ($40 after July 31)
  • Sign up and pay at the Welcome Center (make checks payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church)

Optional Hotel Stay:

For those who would like to make hotel reservations, this is a great opportunity to get a couple friends together for a night to “recharge/refresh”. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special retreat rate at the following hotels:

  • Best Western Inn and Suites, 918-722-3422  7653 N Owasso Expressway
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 918-609-6700  9009 N 121st E Ave
  • Holiday Inn Express, 918-274-4100  7551 N Owasso Expressway
  • Candlewood Inn, 918-272-4334  11699 E 96th St N
  • Towneplace Suites by Marriott, 918-376-4400  9355 N Owasso Expressway 

**Please note: individuals are responsible for their own hotel reservations. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Ladies Retreat block. Special rates available for reservations made by August 19.**

Retreat Schedule

Friday, September 19
6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Wedding Reception
7:30 p.m. – Opening Session

Saturday, September 20
8:00 – Area Advisory Board Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Angel Baskets
9:00 a.m. – General Session
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Wedding Brunch
11:00 a.m. – Closing Session

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

Serve ‘N Swim Thursdays in July

Serve n SwimServe ’N Swim (for all middle school and junior high students, plus Broken Arrow & Sapulpa 5th graders who will be promoting to 6th grade in August) will be held the first four Thursdays in July.

Our day includes serving at different locations in the community followed by lunch and then swimming at the Family Aquatic Center in Broken Arrow (1400 North Main Street). Our first Serve ’N Swim is scheduled for July 3rd.

  • Meet at the Ridge Student Center, Broken Arrow Campus, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Return at 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $5 plus lunch money at a fast-food restaurant

Students should wear closed-toe shoes during the “serve” part of our day and one-piece swimsuits only while swimming.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming Serve ’N Swim dates: July 3, 10, 17, & 24. Questions? Contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Women’s Summer Bible Study at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Women's-summer-Bible-studyLadies, join us this summer for an 8-week Bible study – “Finding Your Identity”. Learn what our identity looks like lived as one of God’s adopted children through the study of Ephesians. No matter where you are in you journey of life this study will allow you to know what your true identity in Christ looks like.

There is no cost for the Bible study, but please register so we’ll know how many plan to attend. To sign up, complete Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card, contact Karen Martin, or call the church office, 918-254-0621.

  • Wednesdays beginning June 11
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

New Worship Coordinator at Cedar Ridge Coweta

We’re excited to welcome Kourtney Roop to our Cedar Ridge weekend staff. He will be serving the Coweta Campus as Worship Coordinator.  Kourtney and his wife, Holley, have been members of Cedar Ridge for twelve years. They have two sons, Kadence and Jaxon.

Extreme Home Build

Wall BuildCedar Ridge Christian Church will be assisting Cookson Hills Christian Ministries in building two new residences this summer/fall. Cookson Hills Children’s Home (located in Kansas, OK) works to restore children and families in crisis by providing an alternative to government-run foster care or the juvenile justice system. They offer residential care, education, and therapeutic services for those children.

We will have a family event at each Cedar Ridge campus to build the walls for the houses; the wall build is an event that everyone in the family can participate in. These walls will then be transported to Cookson Hills and used in the “Extreme Build”, (the full construction of the houses on the Cookson campus).  Sign up to help for both events at the Welcome Center. Here’s a look at what a wall build looks like.

Save these dates:
  • Broken Arrow Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, August 2
    • Cookson Hills Extreme Build:  August 15 – 18
  • Sapulpa Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 20
  • Coweta Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 27
    • Cookson Hills Extreme Home Build: October 3 – 6

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

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.

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)
  • 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)
  • Random Road Trip (Schlitterbahn): July 12 & 13  Kansas City (Middle School, Jr High, & High School; Cost: $50)
  • Serve ’N Swim: Thursdays in July (Middle School & Jr High; Cost $5 + lunch money)
  • Youth Quake: July 25 – August 1  Como, CO (High School; Cost: $270)
  • Purity Retreat: Fall, 2014  Sunset Bible Camp  (Middle School, Jr High, & High School; Cost: $50)

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.

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

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
    • 2 Year- old Class Teacher - Sundays at 9:00 a.m. – needed ASAP
    • 4 Year-old Class Teacher & Helper – Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
    • Toddler Team – Sundays at 10:30 – starting in August
    • Pre-K Class Teacher – Sundays at 10:30 a.m. – starting in August
    • 4 Year-old Class Teacher – Sundays at 10:30 a.m. – starting in August
  • 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.

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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