DAILY NEWS

The Clear Creek Leadership Team continues to seek God’s guidance along with input from city and state officials, local health experts, and other churches on the most prudent reopening plan. While we are eager to reopen as soon as possible, our primary concern remains the welfare of our members and guests as we follow Jesus in this unprecedented time. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plan accordingly.

For house church guides, links to online worship, children's resources and more please visit our Home Resources page.

august 5, 2020

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
Next Steps to Help Your Church: Equipping and Training opportunities are available now through September. We want your input on ideas to “go and make disciples.” Share your celebration story about what Jesus is doing within our church family. Go here to learn more!

Now through Aug. 5: Bust the Bus! BLESS teachers and students by bringing school supplies and putting in the designated bins in the lobby. School Supply List: Notebook Paper, Binders, White Copy Paper, Construction Paper, Composition & Spiral Notebooks, Glue (sticks or bottle), Dry Erase Markers, Markers, #2 Pencils, and Crayons.

Community Teacher Appreciation Project:  With social distancing and the current new normal, this year Clear Creek will have to do something different than our usual teacher's luncheon for our community schools.  However, we are still going to bless the schools that we did last year. See Upcoming Activities.

Aug. 10: Starting Point: At Clear Creek, we want to do everything we can to help you take your next step on the path to being a better disciple of Jesus. This is particularly helpful if you are new to our church family. But regardless if you’ve been here one time or one thousand times, if you are looking to find your next step or are interested in learning how to help others find their next step please join us on August 10 @ 7:00pm via ZOOM for our next Starting Point class. To register, go to clearcreekcoc.org/starting-point.

Aug. 19 and Aug. 26:  Special Training: In a time of complexity, simplicity is king.  We are asking our House Church leaders and co-leaders, Serving Team Leaders, and their spouses to join us for one of the two training nights as we talk through some very simple and practical ways to maintain a healthy leadership environment as we move into our new reality. The 1-hour training will begin at 6:30pm.  Email Evan Aldridge to register:  ealdridge@clearcreekcoc.org

Upward Flag Football:  After much prayer and forethought, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Upward Flag Football season at Clear Creek Church.  This sport is contact heavy between players, coaches, and refs with no level of social distancing to be executed.  Clear Creek and the Upwards Leadership desire to keep families safe and well during this time.  Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you in August 2021!  

Register for In-Person Worship:  We look forward to worshiping with you at 9:00am or 11:00am.  Please register for your worship time for these specific Sundays:  August 9 In-Person Worship or August 16 In-Person Worship. Visit the Reopen page to know what to expect.  
 
Stories of Praise: Even though times have been different God is still working. Here are some Stories of Praise shared by our church family.

With the current situation we have re-imagined our Summer CalendarPlease see the links for children, youth and upcoming activities as we go through the summer: Children | Youth | Upcoming Activities.

Wednesday night and all activities at the building are postponed until further notice. 

Sept. 12: Cry For the Broken Prayer Walk: Save the Date

Get Connected. Taking your next step to become more like Jesus is best done with others who are on the same journey. If you don't have a dedicated group of people to walk alongside you, stop by Next Steps and we will help you find a small group.
FAMILY NEWS
Aug. 23: Drive Through Wedding Shower for Caitlyn Wilson and fiance, Erin Pierce (2:00-4:00pm) under the church carport. They are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

We express sympathy to David Howard on the passing of his sister-in-law, Missy Howard, on Aug. 3 in Texas.

We express sympathy to Jane Boozer, Evan Aldridge and Jill Dolberry and family on the passing of father/grandfather, Sam Gennoe on July 28.  The funeral will be at Clear Creek on Thursday, July 30. Visitation will be 11:00-1:00pm with funeral to follow.

Pray for the one person or one family you would like to get connected to God. During this time of social distancing, we have a unique opportunity to not only pray, but virtually invite our friends, neighbors, and coworkers to hear messages of hope. Invite them to join us for worship on our live stream.
TEACHING
Aug. 9:  ACTIVATE Part 1: God’s Will Is…The church is not the hope of the world. The activated church is the hope of the world! As we start a new semester, we will take tangible steps to actively engage in God’s plan. We kick off the series this Sunday by looking at God’s will.  When you don’t know God’s unique will for your life, you can still actively engage God’s four revealed wills.

Register to worship in person or worship with us online on Sundays at 9:00am or 11:00 am on YouTube or at clearcreek.online.church.
PRAYER REQUESTS
Please keep everyone in your prayers as the Coronavirus is impacting people worldwide. Pray for God to be seen during this difficult time.

Dan Cothron has been moved to Siskin but cannot have visitors. Address for cards: 1714 Chippenham Dr., Hixson, TN 37343

Glenna Johnson is being treated for a second kind of cancer with three different chemo drugs.  Praying that she will have healing yet again.

Joy Greathouse has finished treatment but requests continued prayers. She will not know if lesion is gone until she has a scan in three months.

Benjamin Martin Birdwell, born Saturday, May 9, is stable in the NICU at Erlanger Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga but will likely be there until August. Address for cards: Children's Hospital-NICU, Benjamin Birdwell, 910 Blackford St., Chattanooga, TN. 37403

Evelyn Littrell is at Life Care of Hixson.  Prayers are needed and cards can be sent to her at Life Care of Hixson, Room 309, 5798 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 37343.

Mary Ramey, sister-in-law of Sherry Ellis, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her address: 13920 Pierce Rd., Birchwood, TN 37308.

Lanie Jones, cousin of Sheila Swink, finished radiation and will have a scan in August. Other treatment continues.

Katy Van Eaton is at Martin Boyd, room West 113, 6845 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN. 37421.

Abbie Holder, daughter of Glen and Nancy Golden, is having treatment for breast cancer. Her address is 1114B Chester Ave., Nashville, TN 37206.

Joann and George Davis are at Regency House, room 116, 2062 Hamill Rd., Hixson, TN 37343.

Bonnie Shipley, mother of Janet Yates, is at Soddy Daisy Healthcare in Room 305. Cards can be sent to Soddy Daisy Health Care, 701 Sequoyah Road, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

Betty Berry is at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center, room 708A, 331 Hinch Street, Spring City, TN 37381.

Elaine Stroud Edmonds is at The Rosewood of Ft. Oglethorpe, room 8, 14 Fort Town Dr., Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742.
MISSIONS
2020 Mission Trips have been postponed. Be praying about upcoming opportunities in 2021If you need further information contact the church office.
SMALL GROUPS
Service Opportunities for Groups: Connect with our community face to face by service to others. Many opportunities are available.

If you are not part of a small group and would like information, go to clearcreekcoc.org/small-groups.
CHILDREN
Families:  With summer winding down, take another chance to enjoy a weekend together using our Family Camp outline from May. You set the schedule, you pick the activities, you create the memories! Click here for the resource.

Aug. 5: Back to School Water Inflatables (4:00-6:00pm)

Aug. 5: Back to School Praise and Worship (6:30-7:30pm) at side lawn.

Aug. 9:  Kinder Promotion at front courtyard at 10:10 am.

Aug. 17: Prek Play at the Park (10:00am)

Aug. 27:  Children's Zoo Day

Aug. 31:  Prek Storytime Zoom (10:00-11:00am)

House Church Weekly Guide  
Discovery Bible Study bookmark and Resources for families
YOUTH
Aug. 5: All Youth Wednesday Gathering: (5:30-7:30pm) at the building. Hear a testimony from Luke Tucker. Bring your seat and a meal.

Aug. 9:  High School 9th Grade Welcome  (6:00-8:00pm) Location TBA

Aug. 9: Middle School 6th Grade Meeting


Aug. 19 & Aug. 26:  Wednesday All Youth Gathering on back field (6:00-8:00pm) There will be hang out time, arranged game time, worship, and a lesson. This is a bring your own meal event.

Aug. 23:  Middle School Game Night and Devo (5:00-7:00pm)

Aug. 23:  High School Game Night and Devo (6:00-8:00pm) at Michael's house. 
UCM: University Christian Mission & Young Adults
University Christian Mission: For more info email universitychristianmission@gmail.com.
WOMEN
Oct. 3: Ladies Day: Save the Date - details to come

Monday Ladies Group postponed meeting at the building until further notice.

Tuesday Ladies Group meeting on Zoom at 4:00pm. Phone 423-664-2286 to participate.

Wednesday Ladies Groups postponed meeting at the building until further notice.

CRITI:   8/18: Holt/Beasley, 8/25: Hendrix/Previl
MEN
Aug. 27:  Men's Fellowship Night: Details to come - save the date!

Wednesday Men's Group: postponed meeting at the building until further notice.

Friday Morning Small Group: postponed meeting at the building until further notice.
BIRTHDAYS
1  Gavin Gaither, Laura Harbin, Haylee Hughes
2  Evie Hendrix, Chelsea Henley, Cameron Lawson
3  Eli Horton, Aubrey Lawson, Bobby Ray
4  Donna Downs, Jean Gray, Bailey Hudgens
5  Gary Priest
6  Suzanne Belcher, Nicci Cantrell, Zach Downs, Peggie Fickle, David Howard, Jack Jett, Everly Mance, Landon Mance, Debbie Walling
7  Ed Brackett, Eddy Brown, Ken Hudgens, Linda White
8  Jennifer Barton, Jim Brasher, Hannah Johnston, Luke Stephens, Ella Womack
9  Butch Hannah, Allison Isenberg
Building Reservations and/or Scheduling: Contact the office for all use of the Clear Creek building and/or grounds. With the large number of planned ministry events, Small Group meetings, member parties, community outreach opportunities, etc., all planning and scheduling needs to be coordinated through the church office at 423-877-6232 or office@clearcreekcoc.org.
Lost and Found: Bibles, jackets, insulated cups, etc., if not where they were left, may be at the info desk but are periodically donated if unclaimed. Check with the church office regarding lost money or jewelry.