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Family Workday at Sunset Bible Camp April 11

Sunset work dayCedar Ridge loves kids and this is for the kids! We will be going to Sunset Bible Camp to do a variety of tasks and projects (painting, raking leaves, small construction projects, etc) to get the camp ready for the kids and the summer camping season. There will be tasks that everyone in the family can do. Wear work clothes and bring your gloves – lunch and tools will be provided. If you want transportation, the Cedar Ridge bus will leave the BA Campus at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Or feel free to meet us out there… click here for directions to Sunset Bible Camp.

We would like to offer guests from the surrounding community (many of whom will be visiting Cedar Ridge on Easter Sunday) an opportunity to  join us in this project that serves area children. Please invite others to come along and be a part of a fun family workday.

Branson Conference (Adults 55+)

Ozark Christian College is pleased to invite you to the 18th Annual Branson Conference in Branson, Missouri this summer. Enjoy the sights, sounds, scenes and shows of Branson. There are two sessions to choose from: June 1 – 4 or June 8 – 11. Find out more details and register online.

IF:Table Luncheon

if-tableSunday, April 26  •  12:00 p.m.  •  Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Ladies, save the date and plan to join us for this special luncheon.

The IF:Table is an opportunity for women to  gather, share a simple meal, and dive deep with others over real stories and Christ-centered conversations. It’s a time for a whole lot of laughter…and maybe a few tears. It’s time spent that leaves us with glad hearts. Full hearts. Grateful hearts.

Let us know you plan to attend – please sign up at the Cedar Ridge Sapulpa Welcome Center by April 23. If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Kelly Bruce.

Wednesday Night Programming Ends

The current session of Wednesday night classes at the BA Campus has ended. The next 10-week session will start in September.

Middle School and High School students at the BA Campus will continue to meet on Wednesdays through May 27.

Volunteer Registration Now Open for Music Camp 2015

Registrations-music-campMusic Camp will be held July 13 -17 at the BA Campus for children 4 years – 5th grade. Registration will open April 5th.

Online VOLUNTEER registration is now open for volunteers and their children. A discounted registration fee is available for children of Music Camp workers! There are many areas that you can help with during the week of Music Camp including Preschool & Elementary age groups leaders, set-up, set staging, video & camera tech, greeters, and more.

Get more details and register at musiccamp.cc.

Easter Services

Easter Multi Color 2015There are several opportunities to celebrate Easter at Cedar Ridge Christian Church. Easter invite cards will be available every Sunday at the bulletin tables and the Welcome Center at all campuses. Please pick up several, write a short personal note and then mail or hand deliver to your neighbors, family or friends.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach out to our community.

Good Friday Services on April 3

  • At the Broken Arrow Campus: 7:00 p.m. A Journey Thru Jesus’ Last Supper – a Candlelight Communion Service  for the whole family
  • In Sapulpa: 7:00 p.m. at the Sapulpa Church of the Nazarene (302 S Elm St, Sapulpa) – a family service for the Sapulpa community

Easter Sunday Services on April 5

  • BA Campus – 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Coweta Campus – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sapulpa Campus – 10:30 a.m.

Coweta Community Eggstravaganza!

Coweta Community EggstravaganzaSaturday, March 28  •  12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

There will be a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at the High School track in Coweta on Saturday, March 28. Cedar Ridge Coweta is teaming up with area churches for the Coweta Community Eggstravaganza. Plan to join us from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. for food, fun, and an egg hunt.

To help prepare for this event, we are collecting candy to fill plastic eggs. Please drop off your donations in the lobby at Cedar Ridge Coweta.  We’re also looking for volunteers to help at the Eggstravaganza. If you can help, or if you have any questions, please contact Ryan Fankhauser, Coweta Campus Minister.

Secret Sis Reveal – Cedar Ridge Coweta

Girlfriends, Inc - croppedRescheduled from March 9

Ladies, plan to join us for our upcoming “Secret Sis Reveal” on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Coweta

Please bring a snack to share and a “revealing” card/gift for your secret sister.

2015 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.

  • Sunset Bible Camp: June 21-26  Mannford, OK
    • For students entering 7th & 8th grade in the fall
    • Cost: $155 by May 11 ($185 after May 11)
    • Register online at sunsetbiblecamp.org
  • Serve ’N Swim: Thursdays in July from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (July 2, 9, 16, & 23)
    • For Middle School & Jr High students
    • Cost $5 + lunch money
  • Youth Quake: July 25 – August 1  Como, CO
    • For High School students
    • More details coming soon
  • Random Road Trip: August 15
    • For Middle School, Jr High, & High School students
    • More details coming soon

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 $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.

Student NIGHT OUT

stokely_logo-601x4041April 8  •  5:45 – 8:15 p.m.  •  Stokely Event Center

For all Middle School, Jr High, and High School Students: don’t miss this FUN night at the Stokely Event Center (located at 10111 E 45th Pl in Tulsa). There will be arcade games, card games, boards games, and more!

The cost is $10 (includes dinner).

Meet at the Ridge, BA Campus, at 5:45 p.m. We’ll return at 8:15. Questions? Contact Jacob Long, Student Intern.

Congregational Vote for Deacons

A formal confirmation vote for Cedar Ridge Deacons will be held Sunday, March 29, at each campus. The following men are being submitted to the congregation as deacon candidates:

BA Campus:  Tim Lange, Jim Oden, Steve Rahe, Charlie Spencer

Coweta Campus: Tom Malocsay, Mike Pierce, Murry Syfert

Sapulpa Campus: Dennis Persall

As stipulated in the by-laws, the requirements for participating in a congregational vote are:

  1. Be a member of Cedar Ridge Christian Church at least 6 months (placed membership on or before September 28, 2014).
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Have been in attendance at least 60% of the worship services since September 28, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the elders or staff at 918-254-0621.

New Cedar Ridge Singles Ministry

We are excited to announce a new Cedar Ridge Singles Ministry beginning this Spring.

We will kick-off this ministry at the Broken Arrow Campus with the start of a new Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) class specifically designed for singles. The class will begin Sunday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. in room 304 and will be led by Steve Hudgins, MA, LPCc and Georgina Metzler.  The topic for our first class is “Single Lies We Believe”.

If you are interested in attending this new ABF class, please sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card, at the BA Campus Welcome Center, or by calling the church office, 918-254-0621.

Parent/Child Dedication

baby dedication 2Sunday, April 19  •  10:30 a.m.
Broken Arrow Campus & Sapulpa Campus

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

If you and your child (ages 2 & under) want to be involved, please register online by April 12th. For more information, please contact the following:

New Member Class Begins April 12 at BA Campus

Have you placed membership with Cedar Ridge in the last few months? If so, this four week class is for you! The New Member class will meet from April 12 – May 3 at 9:00 a.m. at the BA Campus. This class covers Cedar Ridge history, introduces some of the staff, elders, and teachers at the BA Campus, and provides information regarding many CRCC ministries.

Please let us know you plan to attend. Sign up online, by calling the church office (918-254-0621) or by emailing Bryan Champ, Connections Minister.

“One Big Thing” for March

Go Team logo small transp.The One Big Thing (monthly mission emphasis) for March is Prayer Focus for the Mexico Tripfocusing on our student ministry’s annual mission trip to Mexico.

Join us during March 14 – 21 as we pray for all of the students and adult sponsors traveling to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico for the Spring Break Mission Trip. A group of 75 people will be leaving on March 14 to work with AMOR Ministries to help build homes for several families.

Please pick up a prayer card in the lobby on Sunday, March  and pray for the specific individual listed on the card. Please also pray for these prayer points:

  1. Pray that our team stays healthy and energetic so we can complete to work.
  2. Pray that God’s love will shine through our team as we serve together.
  3. Pray that God will use this trip to raise up kingdom workers that are committed to His cause when we return.

2015 Monthly Skeet Shoots

clay pigeonIt is that time of year to get back out there and blow up some of those crafty and evasive little orange clay pigeons. If you want to have a blast, come on out!  Men, women, boys, girls, family and friends, beginners to experts are all welcome.  We will meet at the Tulsa Gun Club at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5.00 per round and we usually shoot two or more rounds.

The Tulsa Gun Club is located at 8888 E. Mohawk Blvd N. (56th street North, ¼ mile west of Mingo in Tulsa). Everyone who plans to shoot should bring ammo (or borrow from a friend). You will also want to bring eye protection and ear plugs, which are required. If you plan to go, be sure to sign up each month at the Welcome Center, BA Campus, or by contacting Wendell Fichtner.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

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

Exciting New Resource Available – RightNow Media

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

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

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

RightNow Media topics include:

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

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 meet at the Ridge Student Center at 11:30 a.m. Bring money for your own lunch.

Questions? Contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

February 16 (Monday) - Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers at 103rd & Memorial, Tulsa

March 8 (Sunday) – Cici’s Pizza Buffet at 101st & Elm, Broken Arrow

April 19 (Sunday) – 5 Guys Burgers & Fries at 9635 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa

May 27 (Wednesday) – Qdoba Mexican Grill at 71st & Aspen, Broken Arrow

2015 Sunset Bible Camp Dates

Registration open soon for Sunset Bible Camp. Register by midnight on May 11 for the “Early Bird” discount.

2015 camp dates are shown below. Grades are based on the 2015-2016 school year.

More details at sunsetbiblecamp.org.

2nd Grade Day Camp: May 30  $35 / Early Bird = $30
  (Parent must accompany child to 2nd grade camp)

3rd & 4th Grade: June 29-July 1  $140 / Early Bird = $110

5th & 6th Grade: June 8-12  $175 / Early Bird = $145
(There are two weeks for 5th and 6th grade camp but Cedar Ridge kids will only be attending during
one of those weeks…June 8-12. If you are registering for 5th and 6th grade camp, please be sure to click
on the special link for CRCC (it’s above the list of all the camp dates on the online registration form).

7th & 8th Grade: June 21-27  $185 / Early Bird = $155

2015 Global Outreach Trips

Go Team logo small transp.God is using Cedar Ridge to impact the world. Positive, empowering changes are being made in Ethiopia. The poor are being lifted up in Mexico. Children’s lives are forever changed due to sponsorship in Mid-India. God’s Kingdom is expanding because of the faithfulness of His people.

In 2015, there are several opportunities 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 the Mid-India trip, a completed application (also available at the Welcome Center) and a $100 deposit should be turned in by the deadline 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 14 – 21
    • Type of trip: Learning, construction, prayer
    • Ages: 9th grade or older
    • Cost: $280* if registered by February 8th ($300 after Feb. 8)
  • Ethiopia: June 2 – 11
    • Type of trip: Learning, serving, prayer
    • Ages: High School or older
    • Approximate Cost: $1850*
    • Application Deadline: TRIP FULL
  • Mid-India: September 15 – 27
    • Type of trip: Learning, prayer
    • Ages: Family (10 years old or older) / Adults (18 years old or older)
    • Approximate Cost: $1750*
    • Application Deadline: June 15

All dates are subject to change

All participants on the Mid-India trip must be a member of Cedar Ridge Christian Church

* Net cost to participant has been reduced because of support from the CRCC Global Outreach Team

While the Mexico trip is partially sponsored by the Global Outreach Team, applicants do not need to fill out the 2015 Global Outreach Short Term Trip Application.

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

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

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Student Coordinator, Jacob Williams.

Cedar Ridge Coweta – Spring Ridge Groups

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

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a Ridge Group this Spring! Our new groups begin the week of February 1st and will run through the spring. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: “The Life of Paul” – study/discussion-based group; open to everyone
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning February 1
    • 10-week group led by Vester Spears and Tom Malocsay
    • Location: Individual home (Oneta area)
  • Group 2:  “Not a Fan” – study/discussion-based group; recommended for  families with kids
    • Sunday afternoon/lunch-time beginning February 1
    • 10-week group led by Kyle Bibb
    • Location: Individual home in east Coweta
  • Group 3: “To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain” – study/discussion based group recommended for families with kids
    • Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning February 4
    • 10-week group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 4: “Our Story” – study/discussion-based group focusing on current sermon series; recommended for empty nesters
    • Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. beginning February 1
    • 10-week group led by Gary Davidson
    • Location: Individual home in northwest Coweta
  • Group 5:A Man and His Marriage” (33 The Series, Volume 5) – men’s video and discussion-based group; $15 book fee
    • Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning February 5
    • 12-week group (6 sessions) led by Ryan Fankhauser and Ken Russell
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 6: “Financial Peace University” – Biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way; materials fee $95
    • Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning February 3
    • 9-week group led by Chuck Ulrich
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 7: “The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World” – women’s study, discussion-based group focusing on the difference between doing it all and doing what matters
    • Every other Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning February 12
    • Meets on the “off” week from the Thursday night men’s study
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta

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 Spring! Our new groups begin in January or February and will run through the spring. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: Study/discussion based group for young families
    • 2nd & 4th Sundays at 12:00 p.m. beginning February 8
    • 12-week group led by Jason Christensen and David Ingram
    • Location: Various locations in Sapulpa
  • Group 2: “Our Story”  Study/discussion based group open to all couples and singles
    • Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. beginning January 11
    • Ongoing study led by Kyle Bruce and Carol Jones
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa
  • Group 3:  “Our Story”  Study/discussion based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning January 13
    • 14-week group led by Floyd Wilson
    • Location: 121st & Elwood area
  • Group 4: “33 The Series: Authentic Manhood”  Men’s video/discussion based group; optional book available to accompany study – $15)
    • Sundays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning February 1
    • 12-week group led by Bryan King and David Boyd
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

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: Jacob Williams

Guest Services contact: Sherri Valder

  • Welcome Center
  • Greeters
  • Security

Worship Ministry contact: Kourtney Roop

Journey Group Leaders contact: Ryan Fankhauser

“Connect One” – Psalm82Three Ministry

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

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

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

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

How to get started:

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

Student Ministry’s “Go Initiative”

Impact africa logoImpact Africa

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

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

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

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

FinalImpactLogoRegular student activities are held at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa for Middle School and High School students. Check out impactdriven.com for more student news.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Student Coordinator, Jacob Williams.

  • Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - indoor & outdoor games and activities
  • Sundays at 10:30 a.m. – weekly lesson, hang out together, catch up on what’s happening in our Student Ministry, share news about any upcoming events.

Coweta Food For Kids Program

Coweta Food for Kids 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

Join the Sapulpa Campus KidsZone.tv Team

Kids Zone SmallOur children’s ministry is looking for volunteers to “contribute in ministry” in the areas listed below.

If you can serve on a rotation basis on Sunday mornings (or for special tasks on an as-needed basis) at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, please contact Kelly Bruce, Children’s Coordinator.

  • Class Teachers
  • Class Helpers
  • Infant-care substitutes
  • Helpers with materials
  • Helpers with the KidsZone.tv store
  • Guest Services (Check-in)
  • Foster Parent Day/Night Out

Join the KidsZone.tv Team at the BA Campus

Kids Zone SmallIf you’re looking for a place to “contribute in ministry”, consider joining the KidsZone.tv team.

Volunteers serve on a rotation basis in both the Preschool and Elementary areas. If you are interested in helping, or for more details, please contact the ministry leaders listed.

Specific needs at this time include:

  • Preschool: Contact Kari Feathergill, Preschool Director
    •   9:00 a.m.  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.

Cedar Ridge Christian Church Tornado Relief Response

Moore Tornado Relief

Cedar Ridge is working directly with Christian churches in the Moore area to help provide relief to the victims of the tornado. Ways you can help:

Monetary Donations


Donate online, with the link above -or- Please make your check payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church designate as: Moore Tornado Relief.

Volunteer Workers

Teams of volunteers will be going to assist with the clean-up effort. These will be mostly day trips. To volunteer, contact the church office, 918-254-0621.

Foster Care: Psalm82Three Ministry

Foster Care Ministry logo - smallIn Oklahoma, there are currently more than 9,000 children in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Although you may not be able to provide a home for one of these children, you can still make a difference by providing support and encouragement through the Psalm82Three Ministry (Cedar Ridge Christian Church’s foster care ministry).

Here are some ways that you can help…

  • Participate ANY Monday with Cedar Ridge volunteer night at the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter (7318 E Pine St, Tulsa). A trained church member will always be there to serve alongside you. Call the church office (918.254.0621) to sign up. Please call before Monday afternoon if you plan to serve that evening.
  • Donate NEW boys or girls clothing, pajamas, socks, shoes, and underwear
    • Denim and solid-colors preferred
    • Any sizes welcome that will fit children ages 5 – 12 years
    • Simply drop the new clothes off at the church office – we’ll deliver them to the shelter every Monday evening
  • Provide a meal to a church foster family
  • Babysit for a church foster family - completion of a background check and a simple home review required to provide short-term babysitting (NOT overnight)

111 Project smallFor more information about the 111 Project, please visit 111project.org.

If you have questions about joining the Psalm82Three Ministry at Cedar Ridge, please call the church office at 918.254.0621 or contact Marcy Rodell or Jenni Hutchins.

Student Ministry “Impacts Africa”

Impact africa logoThe Student Ministry of Cedar Ridge Christian Church is actively involved in working with (and helping support) Life in Abundance International, a humanitarian organization whose vision is to empower churches in Africa to serve the poor in many communities. LIA exists to mobilize the local Church and restore health, renew hope and inspire lasting transformation for Africa’s most vulnerable families. This goal is met through an approach that cultivates local leadership through the Church and requires the participation and ownership from the community itself. Learn more about LIA at liaint.org.

Through tithing and the operation of Impact Firewood, our students give financial support to Life in Abundance on a regular basis. In addition, trips to Ethiopia provide many of our students and sponsors the opportunity to experience first-hand the “global outreach” of their efforts.

For more information about Impact Africa, contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Contribute in Ministry at the Sapulpa Campus

Many opportunities are available to contribute in ministry at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa. Contact the names listed below to sign up or to get more information.

Children’s Ministry contact: Kelly Bruce

  • Guest Services
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Elementary

Middle School & High School contact: Jacob Williams

Welcome Center contact: Darlene Coleman

Greeters contact: June Dickens

Worship Ministry contact: Rob Wagner

Ridge Group Leaders contact: Bryan King

KidsZone.tv Store

In the KidsZone.tv Store, children buy fun items with “KidsZone.tv Bucks”, earned by memorizing Bible verses. We’re looking for donations of new, small toys and trinkets to use as “inventory” in the KidsZone.tv store. Other popular items include CD’s, DVD’s, books, bookmarks, and games. Drop off your donations in the Kids Zone at any Cedar Ridge campus.

Contribute in Ministry at the Broken Arrow Campus

Many opportunities are available for serving at the BA Campus. Contact the names listed below to volunteer or to get more information.

Preschool Ministry contact: Kari Featherngill

  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Nursery, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 1 year old class, serve 2 weeks then off 6 weeks
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 2  year old class, serve every other month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 3 year old class, serve every other month
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. 4 & 5 year old class, serve all month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery, serve 1 week per month
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1 year old class, serve 2 weeks then off 4 weeks
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 3 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 4 & 5 year old class, serve 1 month then off 2 months

Children’s Ministry contact: Micheal Byrd

  • Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Guest Services / Greeters, serve 2 weeks, then off 6 weeks
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Kindergarten through 5th grade Leaders & helpers, serve yearly
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Kindergarten Elevate Jr. Leaders & helpers, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1st & 2nd grade Elevate Leaders & helpers, serve 1 month then off 2 months
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. 3rd through 5th grade Kid City Worship Team Leaders & helpers, serve 2 weeks then off 4 weeks

Security / Usher Team contact: Wendell Fichtner

  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. Volunteers serve on a rotation basis
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m. Volunteers serve on a rotation basis

Guest Services (Greeters, Welcome Center)

Communion Servers

Communion Preparation contact the church office, 918-254-0621

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

Bread From Our Oven contact: John Winstead

  • Bake bread
  • Deliver BFO to visitors

Kids Music

During the year, we have opportunities for the children of Cedar Ridge (Broken Arrow Campus) to participate in the joy of learning and performing music. This program includes praise and worship music, playing instruments, and preparing for a possible program. Rehearsals are every Sunday from 9:00-11:40 a.m. at our Broken Arrow Campus. We typically offer 3 performances: Christmas, Spring, Summer (Music Camp). Get more information about our current Music Classes. Make sure to listen to your practice CD regularly to reinforce the songs/script. Thank you for participating!

  • 2 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:00-11:20 a.m.
  • 3 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:20-11:40 a.m.
  • 4-5 Year Old Class: Sundays from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Protecting Your Family from Pornography

Kyle Rodell, Student Minister, recently presented the sermon Entangled – providing some staggering statistics on how pornography is a sin that can so easily “entangle” and threaten our families. Listed below are some practical tools and resources available to help keep pornography out of your home as well providing a way to see what activity is happening on your computer. This information is also available at the Welcome Center of each campus.

www.opendns.com/familyshield
This site is for blocking pornography from getting into your house at the router level. Easy to follow directions are listed on the website.

www.x3watch.com
This site monitors any computer or i-device on which it is installed. Monthly reports are sent out identifying any pornography that has been looked at. The report also alerts you if the program was turned off at any time. Search “x3watch” in the apple app store for iphone/ipad.

Tech Support is available for help in setting up a family shield. Contact Nick Lockard (Remote Service) at www.nicklockard.com. Nick will answer questions and will walk you through the steps on x3watch.com. There is a small fee ($20) for this support. Be sure to let him know that you are from Cedar Ridge Christian Church.

 

Counseling Resources

Celebrate Recovery – Southern Hills Baptist Church
Issue specific 12-step groups
918-743-8897  •  shbctulsa.org/cr

 

Christian Family Institute
918-745-0095
christianfamilyinstitute.com

 

  Hope Center of Tulsa
  918-294-8470
hopecenteroftulsa.com

 

Oklahoma Teen Challenge
405-600-1920
okteenchallenge.com


Foster Care – The 111 Project

On January 1, 2012 there were 8308 children who, through no fault of their own, were in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). The families of these children are not able to care for them due to incarceration, extreme poverty, physical abuse, drug abuse, neglect or abandonment. The 111 Project is a campaign to recruit foster families from Oklahoma churches to meet this need. The purpose is to leave no Oklahoma child without a family. Contact the church office for more information about Foster Care applications and other ways that you can be involved.

Wednesday Night Programming

Wednesday nights offer dynamic programming with several classes for adults and activities for children of all ages. For more details, call the church office, 918-254-0621, or contact the ministry leader listed below. Programming available from September – March.

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Sapulpa Campus Backpack Food Program

Cedar Ridge Sapulpa is teaming up with the Sapulpa Ministerial Alliance and Caring Community Friends (formerly Sapulpa Community Care) to discreetly provide nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food for chronically hungry children to take home over the weekends. In some cases, the only meal a child receives is from their school cafeterias. The Backpack Food Program allows for food to be provided confidentially in backpacks each Friday afternoon to ensure kids have something to eat during the weekend.

Backpack food programs have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration abilities of students, and improve student academic achievement.

Two ways that you can be involved in this program:

  • Make a cash donation: tax-deductible donations can be made to help purchase food items. Checks should be made payable to Cedar Ridge; be sure to write “Backpack Program” in the notation area on your check.
    • $4 will fill one backpack each week
    • $16 will fill one backpack each week for a month
    • $104 will support one child for an entire school year
  • Make a food donation: foods must be kid-friendly, shelf stable, easy-to-prepare, and nutritionally sound. Purchase specific items (in bulk) such as individual servings of dry cereal, pudding cups, fruit cups, vienna sausages, beef jerky, juice boxes, etc. Pick up a list of these items near the display in the foyer.

Please join us in this effort to feed hungry kids in our community. For more information, contact Bryan King, Sapulpa Campus Minister.

Paper Recycling Bin at BA Campus

A paper recycling bin is now located at the Broken Arrow Campus, currently on the northeast corner of the parking lot (behind the student building and close to the basketball goal). The proceeds from the recycling bin will be used to benefit Wolf Creek Elementary, the school supported by CRCC through Partners in Education.

What to put in the recycling bin? All paper items including:

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Office/School Papers

Cardboard and phone books are not allowed. For more information, please contact the church office, 254-0621.

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