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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.

What does this mean? Congrats! Your Small Group is now your House Church. Now, more than ever, you have the opportunity to care for one another through prayer, phone calls, video chat, etc. We believe God is giving us a unique opportunity to experience a taste of what the first Christians enjoyed by meeting house-to-house…and online.

Weekly Worship Online

Join us at 10:45AM on Sunday for worship, teaching and communion by visiting clearcreek.churchonline.org or our YouTube channel.
Join us for an online prayer Wednesdays at 12 noon EST on Facebook and Instagram Live.

Giving

You can give online at www.clearcreekcoc.org/give or by mailing your check to 5612 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

House Church Resources

We will email your House Church (Small Group) a weekly study guide to help you, your students and your children continue the conversation from Sunday’s sermon. Circle up in someone’s living room or through video chat. Other resources available:

Personal and Family Care 

The resources below are offered to encourage and help you during this time of uncertainty and stress. 

Stay at Home Resources

Below are resources to help families spiritually and emotionally during social distancing.

Pastoral Care

If you need help beyond the prayer and care your House Church (Small Group) provides, please contact us as (423) 877-6232. The elders and staff are honored to help serve you.

More Information

Additional resources during this time.

Not already in a House Church (Small Group)?

 Visit http://clearcreekcoc.org/small-groups or call us at (423) 877-6232 and we will connect you to a House Church (Small Group) or help you start a new group online.

MAY 27, 2020

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES 
Stories of Praise: Even though times have been different God is still working. Here are some Stories of Praise shared by our church family.

Celebration Magazine: The April issue of the Celebration Magazine is available.

Wednesday night and all activities at the building are postponed until further notice. Join us for an online prayer Wednesdays at 12 noon EST on Facebook and Instagram Live.

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
We welcome the following to our church family and look forward to serving God with them:
  • Bill and Vicki Melhorn
  • Tom and Julie Neill
  • Logan Rodgers and fiancé, Michelle Cash

Best wishes to Miracle and Daniel Capshaw who are expecting a boy, Evan Joshua, due May 19. Miracle is registered at Target and Amazon.

Share your Stories of Praise: Where have you seen Jesus working in your community or your home? We would like a couple of sentences or a paragraph about where you have seen God at work. Email the office to let us know!

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 and Wednesday prayer time.
TEACHING
May 31: The Keystone Effect. How one change can change everything.

Worship with us online on Sundays at 10:45am YouTube clearcreek.churchonline.org.
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.

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.

Prayers are requested for Benjamin Martin Birdwell, born Saturday, May 9, at 25 weeks gestation due to a car accident. He is stable in the NICU at Erlanger Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga but will likely be there for a few months. The mother is stable and bruised with a broken ankle, but overall doing well. Address for cards: Children's Hospital-NICU, Benjamin Birdwell, 910 Blackford St., Chattanooga, TN. 37403

Evelyn Littrell is at Life Care of Hixson for rehab. She is having a difficult time being isolated from family during Covid 19. Prayers are needed and cards can be sent to her at Life Care of Hixson, Room 309, 5798 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 37343.

Kevin and May F. are expecting a boy in September. Their son is measuring small and they will see another doctor next week. Please remember them in your prayers. Cards can be sent to: 5230 Koehler Rd., Deer Park, WA 99006.

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

Denny Weir started cancer treatment and is now home and walking.

Carol and Boodie Fox are at Martin Boyd, room South 117, 6845 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN. 37421.

Eugenia Sherrill, mother of Cathy Sherrill, has begun physical therapy.

Glenna Johnson has finished the latest radiation treatments for cancer.

Alvin Lipps, father of Twyla Hennessey, had a mini stroke and is now at home but still having issues. His address: 7301 Sheville Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37924.

Lanie Jones, cousin of Sheila Swink, has been diagnosed with cancer again and has started treatment in Dalton.

David Anderson is home and doing better. His address is 918 Rose Marie Court, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

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.

Missy Howard, sister-in-law of David Howard, continues to fight against cancer. Her address is 5201 Farm 2853, Palacios, TX 77465.

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 are scheduled with limited spots for each trip. Contact the office if interested. If available, Information and costs are available by clicking the highlighted mission trip.
Haiti Missions:
  • July 3-11, 2020: Haiti High School Mission Trip for high school youth. Postponed
Other:
  • June 10-15, 2020: High School Domestic Mission Trip Postponed
  • June 11-13, 2020: Fifth Grade Mission Trip. Postponed
  • July 13-16, 2020: Middle School Mission Trip
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
June 17: Elementary Praise Night at 7:00 pm.  Families are welcome to come spread out on the field left of the children's wings for a time of praise and worship together.  Please park in the front of the church and walk down the left side of the building to access field.  Bring blankets and chairs for your family.  If wet weather, a zoom link will be emailed out by 5:00 pm instead.  Playground and restrooms will not be available for use.

July 8, 15 & 22: Summer JAM (6:00-7:30pm) for ages 5-10 year olds.
July 18: 5th Grade Service Day
July 29-Aug. 1: Summer Camp at Vesper Point. For students who have completed grades 3-8.

House Church Weekly Guide

Discovery Bible Study bookmark and Resources for families
YOUTH
June 21-25: Impact Online. Combined for middle and high school students. Details to come.
July 12-17: Middle School Mission Details to come.
July 29-Aug. 1: Summer Camp at Vesper Point. For students who have completed grades 3-8.
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 10:00am. Phone 423-664-2286 to participate..
Wednesday Ladies Groups postponed meeting at the building until further notice.

CRITI:  5/26: J. Vance, K. Warren, 6/2: K. Holt, B. Beasley; 6/16: S. Hendrix, E. Previl; 6/23: C. Smith, J. Dunn
MEN
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
22 Rosalind Crownover, Casey Cothron, Patrick Russell,
23  Connor Birch
24 Kathy Hannah, Megan Shepherd, Charlee Aldridge
25  Darrell Burger, Don Dreaden, Jennifer (C) Jones, Aaron Wilburn, Austin Bullington
26  Joy Greathouse, Olivia Sisk, Abigail Taylor, Madison Taylor, Lily Daniel
27  Zak Clift, Clay Crews
28  Stacey Barry, Emmalyne Howard, Mason Long
29 Brenda Lassiter, Leah Goins, Cooper Jones, Bayleigh Henderson, Mackswell Merriweather, Turner Downs
30 Betty Hofses, Karen Grandfield
31  Jennifer Greer, Josh Howard, Leo Garibaldi
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.