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Hope Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Hope Center LogoThe Hope Center invites you to share in the celebration of their Silver Anniversary on Sunday, September 28. The Hope Staff and Trustees will be in the Fellowship Hall (BA Campus) between services to offer refreshments and answer any questions. Handouts & a display will be available with information about this very important ministry.

About Hope Center of Tulsa

Hope Center of Tulsa has been serving the Body of Christ since August, 1989. For 25 years, this non-profit Biblical counseling has been serving churches in northeastern Oklahoma and neighboring states through lay counseling as well as training lay counselors to be active in their communities and their churches. Some graduates have gone on to direct pregnancy centers while others started their own lay counseling ministry in their home churches.

It has been (and is still) the policy of Hope Center to offer Biblical counseling to everyone who desires it regardless of ability to pay and regardless of their church background or membership. There is no charge for counseling. Hope Center continues to serve because of generous material and monetary donations made by churches, groups, and individuals who believe in the ministry.

Biblical counseling is an approach to counseling based upon the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This caring and directive approach to counseling utilizes the Word of God as a therapeutic tool to heal emotional and spiritual problems.

For more information, please contact the Hope Center at 918-294-8470.

Girlfriends Gathering September 30

Girlfriends, Inc - croppedSeptember 30  •  6:00 p.m.  •  BA Campus Fellowship Hall

Ladies, join us for an evening of fun, dinner, and dessert on Tuesday, September 30, at 6:00 p.m. at the BA Campus. It will be a great time to gather and re-connect after all the summer activities. And there will be some fun door prizes!

Please let us know you plan to attend – RSVP on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card or by calling the church office, 918-254-0621.

Trunk or Treat at the Sapulpa Campus

Invite your neighbors, bring your friends, drag the whole family along and join us for Trunk or Treat!

Wear your fun (not scary!) costumes and join us for a great night.

  • Friday, October 31st
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • At the Sapulpa Campus Parking Lot

How can you be involved?

  • Decorate your trunk. Show up by 5:30 p.m. on October 31st to set up and pass out candy. We’re looking for a minimum of 20 cars.
  • Donate a bag (or two or three or more!) of candy to be handed out. Drop your donations off in the Kids Zone at the Sapulpa campus.
  •  Pick up a “pumpkin” cutout in the lobby showing specific items to be used to fill some special baskets that will be used for a drawing during Trunk of Treat. Return your items to the Sapulpa Campus by October 26.

Please sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card or call the church office, 918-254-0621, and let us know that you are planning to decorate your trunk and pass out candy on October 31st.

Life on Mission – New Sermon Series Starts September 21

2014 Life on Mission HighlightLife on Mission offers clear Bible teaching designed to empower you to share your faith with people right in your own neighborhood. Topics include how to connect with unbelievers, how serving others can open their hearts to the gospel, and how paying attention to your own spiritual growth can strengthen your witness.

People who really matter to God are all around you, and God has given you the incredible assignment of inviting them to come home. Life on Mission will inspire and equip you to do that. Join us Sunday, September 21, as we begin this six-week sermon series. If you miss any of the messages in this series, you can view them online at cedarridgecc.com/video.

Cedar Ridge Coweta Hay Ride and Bonfire – October 18

hayride-bonfireSaturday, October 18  •  6:30 p.m.

Join us for this special Cedar Ridge Coweta “family event” at Heath & Jamie Holmes’ property. We’ll roast hotdogs and make s’mores, followed by a fun hayride.  Sign up at the Welcome Center for food, drinks, etc. Questions? Please contact Jamie Holmes.

Middle School Mission Trip October 16-18

ImpactLogoFor all Middle School and Jr High students: don’t miss this awesome time of service and fun together. We’ll be traveling to Dallas, TX during fall break, October 16-18, to work with Dallas Life Foundation and to go to Six Flags.

We will depart at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th, and will return Saturday, October 18th, at 9:00 p.m. We’ll be staying at the Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, TX. The cost is $85 if registered by October 5 ($110 after October 5) plus money for 2 fast food meals, 1 meal in Six Flags, and optional spending money while at Six Flags.

To register:

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Fill out a 2014 Cedar Ridge Medical Release Form (if one is not already on file)
  • Turn in your $85 registration fee and the Medical Release form by October 5th
    • At the BA Campus: drop items off in the Drop Box at the Ridge Student Center
    • At Coweta: turn in items to Jacob Williams, Student Coordinator
    • At Sapulpa: turn in items to Jacob Long, Student Intern

Questions? Please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

Cedar Ridge Student Ministry’s “Impact Firewood”

The Cedar Ridge student ministry manages and maintains Impact Firewood to support their mission efforts in Ethiopia. One hundred percent of all profits made go directly to a humanitarian organization called Life in Abundance (LIA), and their efforts to mobilize the local church to restore health, renew hope and inspire lasting transformation for the world’s most vulnerable families. Proceeds from firewood sales have been used to build wells, showers, and other necessities and to provide education for children/teach skills to adults that offer economic empowerment.

Impact Firewood offers ricks of seasoned, mixed hardwoods – mostly oak. Orders can be made online or by calling 918-924-5122.

Pricing:

  • $75 per rick; $40 per half rick (can be picked up at Tulsa Grass & Sod, 13801 S Memorial, Bixby, OK)
  • $10 Delivery
  • $10 for re-stacking (per rick); $5 for re-stacking 1/2 rick
  • $5 Bag of kindling

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card – additional $5 processing fee. Credit cards can be used for online orders or at time of delivery.

See You at the Pole Rally September 24

September 24  •  Highland Park Christian Church

Middle School and High School Students – Join us for the “See You at the Pole Rally” on Wednesday, September 24. Hosted by Highland Park Christian Church (5708 E 31st St, Tulsa). See You at the Pole is a prayer rally where students meet to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30. Meet at the Ridge Student Center, BA Campus, at 6:00 p.m. We’ll return by 8:00. If you have questions, or for more details, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student 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! Our fall groups begin in September and will run through November. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; open to everyone
    • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Vester Spears and Tom Malocsay
    • Location: Individual home (Oneta area)
  • Group 2: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; open to everyone
    • Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Tony Simms
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta
  • Group 3: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for families with kids
    • Sunday afternoon/lunch-time beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Kyle Bibb
    • Location: Individual home in east Coweta
  • Group 4: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for families with kids
    • Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 24
    • 10-week group led by Ryan Fankhauser
    • Location: Individual home in west Coweta
  • Group 5: Study/discussion based on 2 sermon series: “Life on Mission” & “Plastic Donuts”; recommended for empty nesters
    • Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Gary Davidson
    • Location: Individual home in northwest Coweta
  • Group 6:A Man and His Work” (33 The Series, Volume 4) – men’s video and discussion-based group; $15 book fee
    • Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 25
    • 12-week group (6 sessions) led by Ryan Fankhauser and Ken Russell
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Coweta

Fall 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 Fall! Our fall groups begin in September and will run through November. Sign up online or on the tear strip in Sunday’s bulletin for one of these great groups:

  • Group 1: “Life on Purpose: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 25
    • 6-week group led by Kent Myers
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, Room 111
  • Group 2: “Christian Hospitality”   Ladies’ study-based group with some cooking required!
    • Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 10
    • 10-week group led by Donna Myers
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapulpa, Room 111
  • Group 3: “Serving Outside the Walls of the Church”  Service-based group that will do a service project each week; open to everyone
    • Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 17
    • 10-week group led by David Ingram
    • Location: Meet at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa; serve at various locations in the community
  • Group 4: “How Did We Get the Bible?”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Kyle Bruce and Carol Jones
    • Location: Cedar Ridge Sapula, Room 111
  • Group 5: “1 & 2 Timothy”  Bible-study-based group open to all families, couples, and singles
    • Every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 9
    • 10-week group led by Floyd Wilson
    • Location: Individual home in Sapulpa
  • Group 6: “Authentic Manhood”  Men’s video and discussion-based group
    • Sundays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 21
    • 10-week group led by Bryan King
    • Location: various locations in Sapulpa

Financial Peace University

FPUDave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. Check out this FPU class preview.

9-Week Class Begins September 14

  • Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
  • Broken Arrow Campus, Room 304
  • Led by Chuck Ulrich

Register Online or at the Welcome Center

There is a materials fee of $95 per couple/family. This fee also covers a life-time membership in Financial Peace University providing you with many online tools and features. Scholarships are available for up to half of the class fee; if interested, please contact Bryan Champ, Connections Minister. Register online or stop by the Welcome Center, BA Campus, to sign up and pay for this class. (Purchase the materials through the church to receive the discounted cost of $95.)

Wednesday Night Programming Begins September 10 at BA Campus

New Wednesday night programming will begin September 10 at the Broken Arrow Campus. This 10-week session will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will run through November 19.

Classes for Adults

  • Nehemiah, A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter – a study for women
    Nehemiah’s heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. This study challenges women to let God break their hearts for a hurting, lost world and move them in compassion to lead people to Jesus. Nehemiah is a video study that includes real-life ways to put feet to your faith. Facilitated by Kristi Champ. (Note: An identical Tuesday morning study will run concurrently with this study. It will meet at 10:00 a.m. and will begin on September 9.)
  • To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain – A Study of Philippians by Matt Chandler
    The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. This study offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Led by Bryan Champ.
  • The Christian (and Not So Christian) History of America, Part 3 - gaining a better understanding of God’s involvement with man and of the American Covenant, a covenant put in writing by the Founding Fathers. We’ll continue to explore the idea that Christianity was not universal in the early colonies as evidenced by slavery and the abolition controversy. Led by Randy Beeson.

Impact Student Ministry

Kyle Rodell, Student Minister

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

KidsZone.tv Konnect

Micheal Byrd, Children’s Minister

  •  Kindergarten – 5th grade
  •  Fun activities, great Bible lessons, wild music, & energetic games
    ► Sing It – whole group praise & worship
    ► Hear It – weekly lesson
    ► Say It – memorize & recite scripture
    ► Share It – small group time
    ► Play It – fun games

Preschool Ministry

Kari Featherngill, Preschool Director

  • Lil’ Konnect for children 3 – 5 years old
  • Child care for children under 3

Cedar Ridge 101 September 21

If you are considering placing membership or simply want more information about Cedar Ridge, plan to attend this 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 three campuses (Broken Arrow, Coweta, and Sapulpa) on Sunday, September 21. 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.

Extreme Home Build

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

Be sure to mark your calendar with these remaining dates:
  • Cookson Hills Extreme Build #1:  August 15 – 18
  • Sapulpa Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 20
  • Coweta Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 27
  • Cookson Hills Extreme Home Build #2: Thursday – Sunday, October 2-5

Family Wall Build

We will have a family event at each Cedar Ridge campus to build the walls for the houses; the wall build is an event that everyone in the family can participate in. The work-day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll work until we’re done (which should be by 1:00 p.m.) Lunch will be provided for all workers. Be sure to bring a water bottle (and a hammer/work gloves if you have them). Here’s a look at what a wall build looks like.

Cookson Extreme buildExtreme Build

The walls built at each Family Wall Build will be transported to Cookson Hills to be used in the “Extreme Build” – the full construction of the houses on the Cookson campus. The Extreme Builds are 4 days long; if you can help all 4 days – great! If you can only help part of the time, we’ll definitely need your help as well. Workers can plan to stay “on site” at Cookson as sleeping arrangements will be available. Those who choose not to spend the night(s) should anticipate a 1 to 1 1/2 hour drive each way. If you can help, please communicate to Mike Dennis the following information: who is coming; what days you will be working; what days you will spending the night; whether you are bringing a camper or tent. Please plan to bring the following items with you: basic carpentry tools (hammer, square, etc.); gloves; water bottle. (Pictured to the left are the two slabs where Cedar-Ridge-built-homes will be constructed.)

Your Volunteer Efforts Count Double

The Mabee Foundation has issued Cookson Hills a $500,000 challenge grant. Your volunteer hours working on these houses not only help to build the structure, they also help raise funds through this grant. Skilled and unskilled labor earns from $20 – $30 an hour towards meeting the requirements of this challenge.

To help with the Family Wall Builds or either of the Extreme Builds, please sign up at the Welcome Center. If you have questions, or for more information, contact the church office, 918-254-0621.

Cedar Ridge Coweta Men’s Bible Study Begins September 25

33 The Series, Volume 4: A Man and His Work
This volume of 33 The Series shows that work and career play a major role in the life of every man. By recognizing the obstacles and tensions that men can experience in their work-lives, a process unfolds that helps men move beyond the conventional perspective of work that can lead to dead ends and frustration. It leads them to a bigger, biblical vision of work that goes back to God’s original intentions.

This 6-week Bible study is open to all men ages 16 and older. We will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Coweta Campus beginning September 25. There is a training guide that accompanies the study; the cost of the training guide is $15. Be sure to bring your Bible, notebook, and a pen.

Please register online or sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card. If you have questions, please contact Ryan Fankhauser, Coweta Campus Minister.

Annual Christian Women’s Retreat

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

**Early Bird Registration Extended Through August 19**

Hosted by Catoosa Hills Christian Church and Inola Christian Church

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

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

Guest Speaker: Kay Moll

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

Registration Information

  • Registration Cost: $30 if registered by July 31 August 19 ($40 after August 19)
  • Sign up and pay at the Welcome Center (make checks payable to Cedar Ridge Christian Church)

Optional Hotel Stay:

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

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

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

Retreat Schedule

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

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

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

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.

Kingdom Kids Preschool

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year for Kingdom Kids Preschool is now open.

This week-day preschool, held at the Cedar Ridge Christian Church Broken Arrow Campus, meets during the school year and closely follows the Broken Arrow Public Schools calendar (with a few minor exceptions).

Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for children 18 months – 4 years of age.

  • Registration for 18 months (by September 1st) – 3 years old is available with the following options:
    • 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) – $150/month
    • 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) – $200/month
  • Registration for the 4 year old class is available for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – $200/month.

There is $50 registration/curriculum fee. Print the 2014-15 enrollment form and turn in completed forms to the church office. For more information, please contact Marcy Rodell, Kingdom Kids Preschool Director, at 918-254-0621.

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

Impact Student Ministry at Cedar Ridge Coweta

ImpactLogoRegular student activities are held at Cedar Ridge Coweta for Jr High and High School students. Check out impactdriven.com for more student news.

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

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

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.  Pre-K Teacher (2) - needed ASAP
    •   9:00 a.m.  2 Year-old Class Teacher
    • 10:30 a.m.  Toddler Class Helper
    • 10:30 a.m.  4 Year-old Class Teacher
    • 10:30 a.m.  Pre-K Class Helper
  • 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 Cedar Ridge Coweta

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

Children’s Ministry contact: Allyson Bibb

  • Guest Services
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Elementary

Junior High & High School contact: Jacob Williams

Guest Services contact: Sherri Valder

  • Welcome Center
  • Greeters
  • Security

Worship Ministry contact: David Berg

Journey Group Leaders contact: Ryan Fankhauser

Contribute in Ministry at the Sapulpa Campus

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

Children’s Ministry contact: Kelly Bruce

  • Guest Services
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Elementary

Middle School & High School contact: Jacob Williams

Welcome Center contact: Darlene Coleman

Greeters contact: June Dickens

Worship Ministry contact: Rob Wagner

Journey Group Leaders contact: Bryan King

KidsZone.tv Store

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

Contribute in Ministry…at the Broken Arrow Campus

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

Preschool Ministry contact: Kari Featherngill

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

Children’s Ministry contact: Micheal Byrd

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

Security / Usher Team contact: Wendell Fichtner

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

Guest Services (Greeters, Welcome Center)

Communion Servers

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

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

Bread From Our Oven contact: John Winstead

  • Bake bread
  • Deliver BFO to visitors

Kids Music

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

  • 2 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:00-11:20 a.m.
  • 3 Year Old Class: Sundays from 11:20-11:40 a.m.
  • 4-5 Year Old Class: Sundays from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Class: Sundays from 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  • 2nd-4th Grade Class: Sundays from 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Protecting Your Family from Pornography

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

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

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

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

 

Counseling Resources

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

 

Christian Family Institute
918-745-0095
christianfamilyinstitute.com

 

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

 

Oklahoma Teen Challenge
405-600-1920
okteenchallenge.com


Foster Care – The 111 Project

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

Wednesday Night Programming

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

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Sapulpa Campus Backpack Food Program

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

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

Two ways that you can be involved in this program:

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

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

Paper Recycling Bin at BA Campus

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

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

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Office/School Papers

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

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