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Girlfriends INC at Cedar Ridge Coweta

Girlfriends, Inc - croppedMonday, February 29  •  7 – 8:30 p.m.  •  Cedar Ridge Coweta

Ladies, join us on February 29 for Girlfriends INC. Kim Stutzman, who works for DHS, will be speaking. We will be gathering items for kids going into the foster system…please see the list below. A copy of this list can also be found at the Guest Services desk.

Please contact Sherri Valder or Denise Fidler if you have any questions.

  • Underwear for boys and girls – all sizes
  • Socks for boys and girls – all sizes
  • Onesies/Sleepers for boys and girls – size 0-24 months
  • Gently used clothes (no holes) for boys and girls – all sizes
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Pull-ups
  • Baby Formula
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Storage Tubs
  • Fabric (size = 1 yard) – to make pillowcase drawstring bags

Baptism 101 for Young Believers

KidsZone baptism graphicFebruary 21 & 28  •  Kids Zone, BA Campus

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

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

Cedar Ridge 101

life development_101 March 6  •  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, March 6. 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.

Stakeholders Leadership Banquet

Thursday, February 18  •  6:30 p.m.  •  BA Campus

The Stakeholders Leadership Banquet allows us to express our appreciation for the leadership and commitment demonstrated by many of our Cedar Ridge members. This event also provides a special time of fellowship together. The evening will include:

  • Catered Meal
  • Celebration of Leaders
  • Celebration of Ministry Accomplishments
  • Plans for 2016

Please let us know you plan to attend. RSVP to the church office, 918-254-0621, or by contacting Janice Wilmoth.

No Place Left Workshop

no place left

Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2

For those who missed the workshop in January, here’s a 2nd opportunity to participate! Registration details coming soon.

Jesus left His church with one job: Go and make disciples. In other words, help others follow Jesus. There should be no place left where people have not heard the message of Jesus. This “No Place Left” Workshop is designed to show ordinary believers how to help others follow Jesus.

When: Friday, April 1, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Where: Cedar Ridge Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 4010 W New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK 74011

What: A workshop designed for ordinary believers to help others follow Jesus.

You will learn how to:

  • Start spiritual conversations with others
  • Share your story and the Gospel with others
  • Help people begin to follow Jesus

SCHEDULE

Friday (6-9 p.m.)

  • 6:00 p.m.    Welcome / Biblical Case For Multiplication (Genesis – Revelation)
  • 7:00 p.m.    Brutal Facts: What’s it gonna take to reach our community?
    • Biblical Process: 5 Parts + 4 Fields Overview
    • <Break>
    • Identity: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
    • Ministry: Oikos Map
    • Message: Your Story
  • 8:00 p.m.   Message: 3 Circles / Follow-Up

Saturday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 9:00 a.m.   Review
  • 9:30 a.m.   Experience 3/3s Together
  • 11:30 a.m.  Gospel Reps
  • 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.   House of Peace Search Practice / House of Peace Search
  • 2:30 p.m.   Debrief
  • 3:30 p.m.   Next Steps: Set Goals
  • 4:00 p.m.  Commission

Bubble Soccer February 24

bubble soccer imageMS & HS Students: don’t miss bubble soccer (at Turning Point Soccer, 716 W Main St, Jenks) on Wednesday, February 24!

•  Meet at the Ridge Student Center, BA Campus, at 6:15 p.m.
•  We’ll return at 8:45
•  Cost: $15

All participants will need to complete the Turning Point Soccer ONLINE waiverbe sure to put “bubble soccer CRCC” in the comments. Students will also need to turn in a 2016 CRCC Medical Release Form (if one is not already on file for this year.)

Ministerial Sabbatical

Associate Minister, John Winstead, will be on planned sabbatical leave February 1-28. John has served on staff at Cedar Ridge for over 16 years and is given this time per our ministerial staff sabbatical policy. Members of a church’s ministerial staff serve in a unique position. The demands are great and often draining physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The term sabbath means “to cease” or “to rest.” God the Creator modeled it for us in Genesis 2 when He rested (Genesis 2:2-3). He told his people to work the other six days, but to set aside one day per week for rest and worship and he would provide (Leviticus 23:3). You could say it is a discipline of abstinence from the routine activities for the express purpose of becoming more dependent on God.

We are privileged to have John, and his wife Becky, serve our church faithfully for so many years. We ask that you respect John’s time away from his church duties and that your pray for John to be spiritually and physically renewed.

Mid India Child Sponsorship Update

Mid-India-Child_Logo1In the fall of 2014 Cedar Ridge partnered with Mid India Child to “adopt” or sponsor 69 children from a village in India. We’re excited to have Thomas Carrao from Mid India Child at the Broken Arrow Campus on February 28 to give us an update on the children that we sponsored and to provide us an opportunity to sponsor more children. If you did not get a chance to participate last time, please visit the sponsorship table set up in the lobby on Sunday, February 28.

Mid-India Child is a way for families and individuals to personally get involved with this mission by sponsoring a child in India for just $35 a month. Through their sponsorship programs, Mid-India gives hope to children through education, health care, and Christ-centered discipleship.

Somewhere In-Between ABF Class Begins New Study

Ladies, join the Somewhere In-Between Adult Bible Fellowship class for  their new study beginning February 7  “Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions” by Lysa TerKeurst. God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between, and become emotionally unglued. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.

The Somewhere In-Between ABF class meets at 10:30 on Sunday mornings in room 345 and is facilitated by Nancy Adams. Books for this new study are available for $7.

Spring Break Mexico Mission Trip March 12-19

amor logoRegistration is now open for the mission trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, during Spring Break (March 12-19). The cost of this year’s trip is $280 (if registered by February 14; after the 14th, the cost will be $300). Registration packets are available online; you can also pick one up at the Welcome Center at any campus.

  • When: March 12-19 (Spring Break)
  • Where: Puerta Peñasco, Mexico
  • Who: Anyone 9th grade or older
  • What: Working with Amor Ministries to help build homes for several families
  • Why: To share the love of Christ

How do I register?

Complete the Individual Mission Trip Participation Form and a 2015 Cedar Ridge Christian Church Medical Release form (both found in the registration packet). Turn in all forms plus a copy of the photo page of your passport and the registration fee.

**Important Note:

PASSPORTS (or Passport Cards) ARE REQUIRED to cross into Mexico for all Cedar Ridge Mission Trip participants. The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. It currently takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport without paying a rush fee. Don’t delay; apply for your passport now!  For additional passport information, please visit travel.state.gov.

Questions? Contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

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

  • Group 1: “Crazy Love” Book Study – study/discussion-based group; recommended for families with kids
    • Sunday afternoons around lunch time beginning February 7
    • 10-week group led by Heath Holmes
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 2:  Ladies Bible Study
  • Group 3: “No Place Left” – taking a look at the nine commands of Christ
    • Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning February 10
    • 9-session group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 4: Study/discussion-based group; open to everyone
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    • Ongoing group led by Tom Malocsay and Vester Spears
    • Location: Individual home in the Oneta area
  • Group 5:  Study/discussion-based group; recommended for empty nesters
    • Sunday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m.
    • Ongoing group led by Gary Davidson
    • Location: Individual home in northwest Coweta

SuperStart February 26 & 27

SuperStart is a two-day event put on by Christ in Youth that is specifically designed for pre-teens. During the event, SuperStart wishes to provide avenues for age-appropriate worship, relevant teaching, drama and fun. You can expect the weekend to be filled with Biblical teaching, worship, enthusiasm, small group opportunities and off-site recreation.

  • SuperStart 2016For 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Students
  • Cost: $65 (After January 21, the cost will be $85) plus optional spending money for SuperStart merchandise
  • Follow these two easy steps to sign up for SuperStart:
    1. Register and pay online
    2. Print the registration packet or pick one up in the Kids Zone.
      Complete page 2 and turn in with your payment.

BA Campus Schedule:

  • Friday, February 26: drop students off at 5:15 p.m. at the KidsZone.tv building, BA Campus and pick them up at 9:45 p.m. (Be sure to eat dinner before arriving).
  • Saturday, February 27:  drop students off at 7:30 a.m. at the KidsZone.tv building, BA Campus (and pick them up at 3:30 p.m. (Be sure to eat breakfast before arriving).

Coweta Campus Schedule:

  • Friday, February 26: drop students off at 5 p.m. at the Coweta Campus. Be sure to eat dinner before arriving. Coweta registrants should bring sleeping bag/pillow as we will stay over night at the Coweta Campus
  • Saturday, February 27: pick students up at the Coweta Campus at 3:45 p.m.

Sapulpa Campus Schedule:

  • Friday, February 26: drop students off at 5:30 p.m. at the Sapulpa Campus and pick them up at 9:45 p.m. (Be sure to eat dinner before arriving).
  • Saturday, February 27:  drop students off at 7:30 a.m. at the KidsZone.tv building, BA Campus (and pick them up at 3:30 p.m. (Be sure to eat breakfast before arriving).

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

MS & HS: Out-to-Lunch

out-to-lunchStudents, join us for these upcoming  OTL (Out to Lunch) events.

Each month we’ll hit a different location. Plan to leave from the Ridge Student Center right after church (except for February 15, which is a Monday). Bring money for your own lunch.

Questions? Contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

January 10Shang Hi Super Buffet (71st & Aspen, BA)

February 15 (Monday, 11:30 a.m.)Chick-Fil-A (10437 S Memorial Dr, Bixby)

March 6Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (BA)

April 10 – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers (10255 S Memorial Dr, Bixby)

June 5 – Cici’s (101st & Elm, BA)

July 10 – Ron’s Hamburgers (91st & Elm, BA)

August 21 – Charlie’s Chicken (71st & Aspen, BA)

2016 Sunset Bible Camp Dates

sunset logo-yellow on black2016 camp dates for Sunset Bible Camp are shown below. Grades are based on the 2016-2017 school year.

Register by midnight on May 15 for the “Early Bird” discount. T-shirts are available to all campers for $10 (sign up for a T-shirt when registering).

Registration will open in February.

2nd Grade Day Camp: June 4 (Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Parent must accompany child to 2nd grade camp
$35 / Early Bird = $30 (Canteen included)

3rd & 4th Grade: June 1-3 (Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Friday, 11 a.m.)
$140 / Early Bird = $110 (Canteen included)

5th & 6th Grade: June 20-24  (Monday, 10 a.m. – Friday, 11 a.m.)
$175 / Early Bird = $145

7th & 8th Grade: June 12-17  (Sunday, 3 p.m. – Friday, 11 a.m.)
$185 / Early Bird = $155

KONNECT – Wednesday Nights at the BA Campus

Konnect logo KONNECT Starts January 6

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 March 9.

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

Wednesday Nights at the BA Campus

Wednesday night programming will resume at the BA Campus on January 6, 2016. This 10-week session will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will run through March 9th.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CAFÉa meal for the whole family

  • Reservations will be required each week – be sure to sign up on the Bulletin Communication Card or sign up online.

CLASS FOR ADULTS

  • No Place Left Bible Study – Equipping Disciples to Follow Jesus: two different study topics; nine Commands of Christ; seven stories of Hope

IMPACT STUDENT MINISTRY

  • Middle School: Large Group • Ridge Student Center
  • High School: Lighthouse • 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Individual home

KIDSZONE.TV KONNECT   Kindergarten – 5th grade

  • Fun activities, great Bible lessons, wild music, energetic games

PRESCHOOL MINISTRY  3 – 5 year olds

  • Lil’ Konnect for 3-5 year olds; child care for children under 3

Passports Required for Spring Break Mexico Mission Trip

AmorOur high school youth, college students, and adult sponsors will be traveling once again to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, during Spring Break (March 12-19) to help build homes with AMOR ministries.

Trip details:
  • When: March 12-19 (Spring Break)
  • Where: Puerta Peñasco, Mexico
  • Who: Anyone 9th grade or older
  • What: Working with Amor Minsitries to help build homes for several families
  • Why: To share the love of Christ

**Important Note:
PASSPORTS (or Passport Cards) ARE REQUIRED
to cross into Mexico for all Cedar Ridge Mission Trip participants. The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. It currently takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport without paying a rush fee. Don’t delay; apply for your passport now!  For additional passport information, please visit travel.state.gov.

If you have questions or concerns, be sure to attend the informational meeting on January 31st in the Ridge Student Center, BA Campus. For more details, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Reading Through the Bible in 2016

Let’s read through the Bible together in 2016. You can pick up a Bible reading plan in the lobby at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa or click on one of the following links to get started.

Discipleship Journal’s Book-at-a-Time Reading Plan

Discipleship Journal’s Book-at-a-Time Day 1

Winter/Spring Ridge Groups at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

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

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a Ridge Group this Winter/Spring…new groups are beginning in January! Sign up online or on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card.

  • Group 1: How to Follow Jesus  Study/discussion-based group for young families
    • Women: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays / Men: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays; 7-8 p.m.
    • 14-week group beginning January 13; Led by Jason Christensen and David Ingram
    • Location: Various locations in Sapulpa and Jenks
  • Group 2: Gospel of Mark   Study/discussion-based group open to all adults
  • Group 3: New Testament Bible Book  Bible study-based group for all ages
    • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • 14-week study beginning January 19; Led by Floyd Wilson
    • Location: 121st & Elwood area
  • Group 4: Gospel of Mark  Study/discussion-based group for all ages
    • Sundays from 7-8 p.m.
    • 12-week study beginning February 1; Led by Bryan King and David Boyd
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa
  • Group 5: Celebration of Discipline  Book-based study for all ages; book available for $10
    • Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • 10-week study beginning January 13; Led by Jerry Batey
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa
  • Group 6: Community Outreach  Weekly outreach group for all ages
    • Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.
    • Ongoing group led by Lizz Mozingo
    • Location: Sapulpa neighborhoods

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.

And beginning December 2, we will also meet on Wednesday nights! Join us 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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 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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