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Twenty-Something’s Gathering

College-age and young adults…save the dates listed below for some upcoming fellowship events. Questions? Please contact Austin Perry.

  • Saturday, December 17
    • Bowling at Broken Arrow Lanes
    • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 31 – TBA

Family Worship Service – Cedar Ridge Coweta

family-worship-services CowetaOne Service Only

 December 25  ♦  10:30 a.m.

Cedar Ridge Coweta would like to give your family an opportunity to worship together during the Family Worship Sunday on December 25.

Our regular KidsZone.tv (nursery – 5th grade) and Middle School/High School (6th-12th grade) classes will not meet on this date; instead your children can attend worship at 10:30 a.m. with you.

House of Peace Search

no place leftEvery other Sunday, 1:30 p.m.  •  Broken Arrow Campus

Join us every other Sunday afternoon (beginning December 4) as we go out into the Broken Arrow community to share the love of Christ! Meet in the Atrium (east side of the building across from the Preschool area). We’ll return by 2:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Bryan Champ, Connections Minister.

Student Ministry Christmas Party

student-ministry-christmas-party-image-2Sunday, December 11  •  Ridge Student Center, BA Campus

  • BA Campus students: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Coweta Campus students: we’ll leave Cedar Ridge Coweta at 5:30 p.m. and return by 9:00
  • Sapulpa Campus students: we’ll leave Cedar Ridge Sapulpa at 5:30 p.m. and return by 9:00

For all Middle School and High School students (grades 6-12): Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! Make plans now to attend our Student Ministry Christmas Party!

Each student who attends will be given one raffle ticket for a drawing for an iPad mini. You can earn an extra raffle ticket by bringing new or gently used children’s books (for ages birth to 18 years) to donate to our Preschool Christmas Project.

Here’s what to expect…

  • The movie “Elf”
  • Games (with prizes!)
  • Food – spaghetti, a popcorn bar, and a hot chocolate bar
  • An ugly sweater contest
  • And a chance to win an iPad mini!!

Christmas Services

christmas-2016_highlightInvite your friends and family to celebrate with us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services will be held at all three campuses this year. The schedule for each campus is listed below.

Please note: there is only one service on Sunday morning at the BA Campus at 10 a.m. and only one service at the Coweta Campus at 10:30 a.m. All services are family friendly…there will be no childcare or children’s classes.

Broken Arrow Campus:

  • Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services – 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 25: Christmas Service – 10:00 a.m. (only one morning service and no classes)
    All services are identical

Cedar Ridge Coweta:

  • Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Family Service – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 25: Family Christmas Service – 10:30 a.m. (only one morning service)
    All services are identical

Cedar Ridge Sapulpa:

  • Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Family Service – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 25: Family Christmas Service – 10:30 a.m.
    All services are identical

Preschool Christmas Program – BA Campus

Preschool ChristmasOur preschool students (ages 3 years – Pre-K) will perform some special Christmas songs at the beginning of both Worship Services on Sunday, December 11.

If you have a child in this age group, please be sure they are here on Sunday mornings between now and December 11 as we are practicing every week to get ready to perform on the “big stage”.

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

Primetimer’s ABF Begins New Study

Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project provides in-depth insight on the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. The Truth Project serves as a starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective.

The Primetimer’s Adult Bible Fellowship class begins this new study on December 4.

Gospel Shares

Many Cedar Ridge members have been actively seeking opportunities to share the gospel in an effort to ensure there is “no place left” where people have not heard the message of Jesus. If you’ve shared the gospel this week, let us know by visiting cedarridgecc.com/gospelshares.

Preschool Christmas Project

preschool-christmas-giving-bBeginning October 23, our BA Campus Preschool ministry (in connection with Broken Arrow Neighbors) will be collecting books for children for Christmas.

The books can be new or gently used and will be for children ages birth – 18 years.

Please drop off your donations in the specially marked box in the Preschool area by December 11. Questions? Contact Kari Featherngill, Director of Preschool Ministries.

Student Minister Search Update

Cedar Ridge Elders have formed a Search Committee to fill the Broken Arrow campus Student Minister position left vacant by Kyle Rodell. Search Committee members include Tyson Schwertdfeger, Susan Keirn, Bob King and Robin Smith. This committee is currently reviewing resumes and talking to applicants and ultimately will make a recommendation to the Elders for final approval. Please support the search committee’s efforts with your prayers.

Sapulpa Prayer Walk

prayer walk12 – 1:30 p.m.  •  Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Join us following the morning Worship Services on the dates listed below as we head into the Sapulpa community to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors.

Bring a sack lunch to eat before we leave. We’ll return by 1:30 p.m.

  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 18

KidsZone.tv Parent Que

Kids Zone SmallPartnering with Parents…

Parents, reinforce at home what your Kindergarten – 5th grade student learns on Sunday mornings at Cedar Ridge…sign up today to receive our KidsZone.tv Parent Que: kidszone.tv/parentque.

The Parent Que is a weekly email that provides a great way for you to emphasize the Bible story, memory verse, and main point throughout the week. It is also a great way for parents to learn more about upcoming events and activities regarding our children’s ministry.

Questions? Please contact Micheal Byrd, Children’s Minister.

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! In addition to two on-going groups, three new groups will begin in September. Sign up online or on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: Financial Peace University – a Biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way
    • Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 8th
    • 9-week group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
    • Materials fee of $93 per couple/family (plus $9.30 shipping). This fee also covers a life-time membership in Financial Peace University providing you with many online tools and features
    • Register and pay online
  • Group 2:  “Psalms of Ascent”  Beth Moore Ladies Bible Study
    • Every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 6th
    • Led by Donna Grant
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
    • Workbook needed; Cost: $12
  • Group 3: “The Book of James” – video/Bible discussion study on faith worth dying for from the book of James
    • Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 7th
    • 12-session group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 4: Ongoing study/discussion-based group; beginning new topic: “Soul Detox” – clean living in a contaminated world
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Re-launching September 11th
    • Led by Mike Pierce
    • Location: Individual home in the Oneta area
  • Group 5:  Ongoing study/discussion-based group
    • Sunday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. Re-launching September 25th

Cookson Hills Monthly Needs List

Cookson Hills logoCedar Ridge will be collecting items on a regular basis for the “monthly needs list” for Cookson Hills Christian Ministries. If you would like to donate any of the items on their current list, please drop off your donations in these designated areas: kitchen hallway (BA Campus); ministry table near entrance (Sapulpa Campus). These items will be delivered to Cookson once a month.

CURRENT NEEDS LIST:

  • Home:
    • Twin Sheet Sets (teenagers)
    • Pillows (standard size)
    • Shower Curtain Liners (with rods and hooks)
    • Bath Towels
    • 13 Gallon Drawstring Trash Bags
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Gummy Multi-Vitamins
  • School:
    • Backpacks (adult size)
    • 3″ 3-ring Binders
    • 3-Ringed Tabbed Dividers
    • Colored Copy Paper
    • Graph Paper (loose leaf)
    • Glue Sticks for hot glue gun
    • Coffee Maker (12-cup)
  • Pantry:
    • Honey
    • Nuts
    • Mandarin Oranges
    • Dried Fruits
    • Iced Tea Bags
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Chopped Green Chilies
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Pie Filling
    • Browning & Cake Mixes
    • Frosting
    • Pancake Mixes
    • Olive Oil
  • Recreation:
    • Athletic Tape
    • Basketball Shoes (men and women)

Kingdom Kids Preschool

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.

2016-2017 Enrollment Form

There is a $50 registration/curriculum fee. Pick up the 2016-2017 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.

  • 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.

No Place Left – House of Peace Search Form

no place leftAs we continue to press forward with No Place Left (no place left where people have not heard the message of Jesus), we have a great tool to help you help others follow Jesus.

Here is a link for the HOP (House of Peace) Search form. Use this form when, where, and with whom you share the Gospel!

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

ImpactLogoFor all Coweta Jr High and High School students (grades 6-12): join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. 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.

We will also meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Coweta for games, community, and teaching.

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

Exciting Resource Available – RightNow Media

rightnow mediaAs a member of Cedar Ridge, you have access to the free 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.

To sign up for this free service, please contact Bryan Champ, Connections Minister, or call the church office at 918-254-0621.

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

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).

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 Jacob Long, Student Minister.

  • 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
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – fun, friends, teaching, games, Bible, prizes!

Coweta Food For Kids

Coweta-Food-for-Kids-logoBThe 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.

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 Ann Baltzell

  • Prepare for Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship service
  • Prepare for Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship service
  • Clean-up after Sunday Worship services

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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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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