Celebration

"We proclaim how great you are and tell of the wonderful things you have done."
Psalm 75:1 

Stories

My friend is a Jamaican lady who lives in a hotel off Lee Highway. She leaves the hotel at 5:00am to ride the bus to Hixson, then walk from Home Depot to Valleybrook to her job every day. It takes 1 ½ hours to walk 2 times a day. I gave her rides many days. We got her a Publix gift card to help her with groceries. She can only carry a little at a time. Most all of her paycheck goes to her $300 week rent at the hotel. My friend has blessed our family by her devotion and motivation to work every day! We wanted to bless her with the $100 which will provide food for her over the holidays.
I have known Beth for over 15 years and have heard her financial struggles and spiritual struggles over the years. I, along with several in our church family, have supported her in business and offered words of encouragement and invited her to worship. This year has been especially tough because she was forced to be closed for several weeks and is only operating on a limited basis even now. I wanted to help her at Thanksgiving with a food box which she gratefully accepted and 2 weeks later, I took her a $150 gift card and told her that it was directly from God. With tears in her eyes, she acknowledged that it was and that He will see her through the hard times. We prayed together and I invited her to church again.
I was talking to a co-worker about her holiday and... some way came around to her neighbors. The father and mother do not speak English, but the children do. So my co-workers says the dad has been laid off three times now, from three different Covid affected businesses. (The mother) confessed that she was in a struggle to keep her power on. With more prodding she told me it would be the third time this year that the power would be disconnected.
To show our appreciation to the frontline workers at Memorial Hixson, Clear Creek was able to bless three divisions of nurses with gift cards to show our thanks and our support as they serve our community during this pandemic.
As teachers prepared for the Christmas/winter break, Clear Creek was happy to share gift cards of thanks to the teachers at schools in close proximity to the Clear Creek Church with a wish that they have a safe and restful Christmas season.
God is moving among college students and raising up more disciples on campus. Read stories about new believers, disciple makers, multiplying small groups and more in UCM's Fall 2020 Highlights.
A call was made to Gale Bolton, the Volunteer Coordinator at Bethel, to discuss Halloween Treat Bags. With Clear Creek’s outreach mission assistance, there were 40 bags filled, enough to share with students, teachers and staff. Also, Chick-Fil-A lunch for students and teachers!  The students and Gale all sent notes thanking Clear Creek Church for their generosity.
A family in our community has gone through a difficult year and God has been able to bless them through Clear Creek. Doctors diagnosed the husband with cancer and only gave him 6 months to live - 12 months ago. During that time, we have been able to help the family financiancially, with prayers and with other support. After we delivered a Thanksgiving box to the family, they wrote back to say "You all are now family as far as we're concerned... You all are a blessing and a beautiful reminder of how wonderful Christ and his congregation are."
Today I got the privilege of being able to take my friend a food box. She lives in Cry for the Broken's mission area and she is known for caring for the ladies we serve. Last year when we lost one of our girls to gun related homicide, my friend set up a memorial for her across the street from her house where it happened. She still tends it today.

I spoke with Phil Cannon today and he had some extra things to send since he knew that my friend takes care of the neighborhood. God must have told him how much it was needed. I just received a call from my friend and she wanted to thank the church again for their generosity. She said she divided the food between five families today and none of them expected it. One woman was so grateful she cried.

I wanted to share this with you all because, while I practice gratitude, there is no way I practice it as purely as these people were thankful today. I am grateful that I am able to help by delivering. If there is any other help needed please call me. I am here to serve and I thank God for that.

Celebration Magazine

Our quarterly magazine celebrating what Jesus is doing at Clear Creek

Big & Mini
January 6th, 2021
As isolation because of quarantine seemed to be at its peak, a group of college students in Austin, Texas wanted to create a solution. Having grown up in a world where communication over great distances was literally at your fingertips, the group wanted to solve two problems at once: decrease loneliness caused by the pandemic and bridge the ever-growing generational divide that our world is facing...
Honoring Phil Cannon's Service at Clear Creek
December 30th, 2020
“Making disciples of Jesus is the overflow of the delight in being disciples of Jesus.”― David Platt It’s impossible to not feel joy in the presence of Phil Cannon. Phil has been with our church family since 2004. We've been so blessed to have him serve on our ministry staff and in those years Phil served as Youth Minister, Servant Leadership Minister, and Children's Minister.As Phil retires from ...
Abundantly Blessed
October 12th, 2020
“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:25I have a family member who used to attend Clear Creek. For whatever reason or life circumstances, she stopped attending several years ago. She is de-churched as we sometimes call it. I see her at family gatherings and wonder where her heart is with Jesus. I have seen her posts on Facebook seem angry...
Silver Lining
October 12th, 2020
Silver Lining: (noun)  something that the most optimistic people look for during a stressful time.Most people tend to focus their attention on the issues that are causing the stress. That’s me, I’m most people. This year has definitely brought on more than its share of challenges. But I love how God takes what we consider challenges and creates opportunities for Christians to remind us of his love...
The 5th Grade Trip
October 12th, 2020
This would have been the 15th annual trip and rite of passage to be together one final time just us before we venture into the youth group. It’s usually not an event missed by many.  However, 2020 had different plans and our trip turned into a day outside in the heat with a much smaller number than usual.The day started with wonder of which of our church friends would be coming.  The anticipation ...

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