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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

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

“Breakfast for Dinner” Fundraiser February 11

BreakfastJoin us for a special Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, February 11, at the Broken Arrow Campus. Donations will be accepted to support future projects of the Cedar Ridge Men’s Ministry.

Be sure to sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card or by calling the church office at 918-254-0621.

2015 Preaching-Teaching Convention

February 23 – 25  •  Ozark Christian College – Joplin, Missouri

“Fight On – a series in 2 Timothy”

  • 8 Main Sessions
  • Over 35 Workshops
  • 2 Pre-Convention Seminars (Monday, February 23)
    • What the Church Can Be
    • Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
  • Teen Session – Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. in the OCC Chapel
  • Children’s Sessions – Each Evening
  • Alumni Banquet – Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building

For more information, and to register online, visit occ.edu/pt.

“Soul Sisters” at Sapulpa

Keep calm and pray bigLadies, join us for a special “prayer journey” as we kick-off our Women’s Ministry at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa. Soul Sisters offers our ladies an opportunity to pray for each other on an individual basis. Once you sign up, you’ll be assigned the name of a specific person to pray for; likewise, your name will be assigned to one of our other “soul sisters”.

So, STAY CALM and PRAY BIG! And sign up in the lobby between February 1 – 15. Soul Sister packets will be available for you to pick up (with the name of your soul sister) on February 22.

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.

Spring Break Mexico Mission Trip March 14-21

amor logoRegistration is now open for the mission trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, during Spring Break (March 14-21). The cost of this year’s trip is $280 (if registered by February 8th; after the 8th, the cost will be $300). Registration packets are available online; you can also pick one up at the Welcome Center at any campus. If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Kyle Rodell, Student Minister.

  • When: March 14-21 (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

Informational Meeting

An informational parent meeting will be held on Sunday, February 1, at 11:45 a.m. (in the Student Center, BA Campus) to answer any questions you may have.

How do I register?

Complete the Individual Mission Trip Participation Form and a 2014 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.

“Souper” Bunco – Sapulpa Campus

bunco 1February 4  •  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Ladies, join us for a special night of Bunco on Wednesday, February 4 at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa. We’ll have some great snacks, good fun, and much laughter!

Your “admission price” is a can (or two or more!) of soup to donate to the Boy Scouts canned food drive that is going on  through February 8.

Please sign up here and let us know you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Martin.

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: Individual homes in west 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

Canned Food Drive – Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

FoodDrive_flyer-625x225January 8 – February 8

The Cub Scouts are participating in the Indian Council Canned Food Drive. At this time of year the local food banks are at their lowest. Join us in helping our community by bringing non-perishable food items to the Sapulpa Campus between January 8 and February 8. Just drop your donations off in the specially marked bucket in the lobby.

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

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement-Weather aIf the weather is bad enough to cancel Sunday services, we will place a message on the church website (cedarridgecc.com) and on the church office voice mail, 918-254-0621. We will also inform area TV and radio stations.

Cancellation of week-day activities at any of the Cedar Ridge campuses will follow the criteria listed below:

  • BA Campus – will follow the same schedule as that of the Broken Arrow Public Schools
  • Coweta Campus – will follow the same schedule as that of Coweta Public Schools
  • Sapulpa Campus – will follow the same schedule as that of Sapulpa Public Schools

Announcements will also be made via Twitter and through our text group. Follow Twitter updates at twitter.com/cedarridge; join the text group by texting follow Cedar Ridge to 404-04.

CIY “Believe” January 30 & 31

believe 2January 30 & 31 •  Tulsa Convention Center

CIY “Believe” is a highly engaging and dynamic program for Middle School students. This 2-day event uses God’s word, inspiring stories, and community encounters to provide an intense, inspiring, and amazing experience.

What you need to know:

  • For Middle School or Junior High Students
  • Cost: $70 (if registered by January 15; $80 after Jan. 15) PLUS money for lunch on Saturday
  • Bring Bible, pen, and cash for snacks, lunch, and souvenirs
  • On Friday, January 30, students should be dropped off at Cedar Ridge, BA Campus, at 6:00 p.m. (eat dinner prior to arriving) and should be picked up at 11:00 p.m.
  • On Saturday, January 31, drop students off at Cedar Ridge, BA Campus at 8:00 a.m. (eat breakfast prior to arriving) and pick students up at 5:00 p.m.
  • Registration/information packets are available here or you can pick one up at the Welcome Center.

How to sign up for Believe

  1. Register ONLINE
  2. Turn in a completed CRCC 2015 Medical Release Form (also included in the information packet) and the registration fee (by January 15 for the discounted price)
  3. Complete the online CIY Discipline, Liability & Medical Release Form

Please contact Jacob Long, Student Intern, if you have any questions.

Baptism 101 for Young Believers

KidsZone baptism graphicFebruary 8 & 15  •  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. This 2-week 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.

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 Classes Scheduled for BA and Coweta Campuses

  • Broken Arrow Campus
    • Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 11
    • Room 304
    • Led by Brad Keirn
  • Coweta Campus
    • Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning February 3
    • Room 104 (Worship Center)
    • Led by Chuck Ulrich

Sign Up 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. Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up and pay for these classes. You can also register online.

*Please note: Purchase the materials through the church to receive the discounted cost of $95.

Wednesday Night Programming Begins January 7 at BA Campus

New Wednesday night programming will begin January 7 at the Broken Arrow Campus. This 10-week session will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will run through March 11.

Classes for Adults

  • Parenting Today – a parenting class based on the collective wisdom of parents from Cedar Ridge. Topics include “How to Protect Your Family from the Dangers of Technology”, “How to Help Your Child Become a Disciple of Jesus”, “How to Effectively Communicate with Your Child”, and the “Importance of Loving Your Spouse as a Parent”. This class will meet in room 346.
  • The Christian (and Not So Christian) History of America, Part 4 - 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. This class meets in room 348.

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

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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

“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).

SuperStart February 20 & 21

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 2015For 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Students
  • Friday, February 20: 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 21:  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).
  • Cost: $70 (After January 20, the cost will be $80) plus optional spending money for SuperStart merchandise

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

Somewhere In-Between Class Begins New Study

The Somewhere In-Between Adult Bible Fellowship class will begin a seven-week study of Nehemiah on January 4, 2015. This ladies study, led by Nancy Adams, meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 at the BA Campus in room 345. Books to accompany this class are available at Lifeway or you can contact Sharon Vinson to order a book. The cost is $12.95.

Nehemiah studyNehemiah, A Heart That Can Break…
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.

Kelly Minter is the author of Nehemiah, A Heart That Can Break. We’re looking forward to having Kelly with us for the 30th Annual Christian Women’s Retreat scheduled at Cedar Ridge in September, 2015.

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.

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.

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

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.  Nursery worker
    •   9:00 a.m.  Toddler Class – Teacher and 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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