December 11, 2019

December BLESS Outreach through Dec. 18: Spread goodwill in Jesus’s name and share the gospel. Pray about who your family or group can BLESS with the story of Jesus in December. If you BLESS another family, the church will reimburse your family or group up to $100 WHEN you complete the reimbursement form by Dec. 19 AND share your BLESS story. Contact the church office for details or to get the reimbursement form.
  • Begin with prayer by asking God to put people in your path to bless.
  • Listen to people as they share their struggles and pains.
  • Eat. Sharing a meal is an opportunity to build deeper relationships.
  • Serve. Listen to people and they will tell you how to love and serve them.
  • Story. Share the story of how Jesus changed your life.

Dec. 15: Starting Point Session Two: Explore simple ways to live like Jesus and talk with our shepherds in room A6 at 9:30.

Dec. 18 & 25, Jan. 1: REFRESH | REFOCUS | REGROUP:  There will not be any Wednesday activities at the building to give our volunteers and families time to refresh, refocus, and regroup. Whether in your home or your neighborhood, we encourage you to use this time to focus on putting God in the middle of your community.

United Marriage course:  Sundays, Jan. 12-Mar. 8, 4:00-5:30 pm. Through United, you and your spouse learn how to make your marriage all that God wants it to be. This enlightening course takes couples through a series of life lessons in Scripture to explore the spiritual and emotional elements of a lasting, loving relationship. Grow in your faith and your marriage! Childcare will be provided if needed. First meeting is introduction followed by eight weeks of class. Cost is $99 and will be led by Ken and Betty Mobley. Register online to reserve your spot!

Financial Peace University: Wednesdays, Jan. 22-Mar. 18, 6:30-8:00 pm. Dave Ramsey’s FPU is biblically based and teaches people how to handle money God’s way. Childcare provided if needed. Preregister online. 

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.

Congratulations to Josh and Brittany Ward in the arrival of their daughter, Lily, on Dec.3. All are doing well.

Pray for the one person or one family you would like to get connected to God. Find opportunities to invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to a safe environment in our building or to an outside activity. Introduce them to our church family and lead them to the life-changing relationship we have in Jesus. If you'd like to know more, contact the church office.
Advent Daily Reading/Week 2 (Dec. 8-14)
  • Sunday: Joseph. Genesis 37-40
  • Monday: Moses. Exodus 1-3
  • Tuesday: Commandments. Exodus 16-17, 19-20
  • Wednesday: Jericho. Joshua 3, 6
  • Thursday: Ruth. The Book of Ruth
  • Friday: Jesse’s Son. 1 Samuel 16
  • Saturday: David. 1 Samuel 17, Psalm 51, 2 Samuel 7

Dec. 15: Advent: Joy

Abbie Holder, daughter of Glen and Nancy Golden, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her address is 1114B Chester Ave., Nashville, TN 37206. 

Jamie Nelson requests prayers as she begins cancer treatment. Her address for cards: 721 Pan Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419.

Robyn Kirby, sister of Stephania DeLeon and mother of two boys, has gone home and will have several weeks of physical therapy after suffering from a stroke.  Her address is: 122 Nairm Ln., Temple, TX 76502.

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.

Marilyn Muncy McCuiston's brain tumors are shrinking and she is having radiation on ribs.

George Murray, brother-in-law of Jeff Eblen, continues treatment for cancer.

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

Glenna Johnson is having chemo. (Care Group 4)

Amber Aubrey is awaiting surgery. Her address is 7623 Leather Market St., Houston, TX 77064.  

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.

Martha Brightwell is at Martin-Boyd Christian Home, room E-108.

Katy Van Eaton is at Martin-Boyd Christian Home, room W-113.
Please remember our families in prayer through the holidays as they are away from their families and pray this season presents wonderful opportunities for them to share about Jesus!

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.

Asia Missions:
Haiti Missions:
  • March 7-14, 2020: UCM College Mission Trip to Washington, DC.
  • June 10-15, 2020: High School Domestic Mission Trip
  • June 11-13, 2020: Fifth Grade Mission Trip
  • July 13-16, 2020: Middle School Mission Trip
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, Small Group brochures are at the info desk in the lobby or gym, or check online at www.clearcreekcoc.org/small-groups.
Dec. 11: Elementary Caroling

Now available: 2019-2020 Children's Schedule | 2020 schedule
NURSERY SCHEDULE: December 15, 2019
Infants:  D. Commers, P. Haynes
Toddlers:  G. Hardison and girls
Two Year:  S. Campbell, J. Jones
Wee Worship:  Team 3
Dec. 14: High School Christmas Party

Dec. 14: Middle School Christmas Party

Middle School Schedule: Printable postcard2020 MS schedule
High School Schedule: Printable postcard2020 HS schedule
UCM: University Christian Mission & Young Adults
University Christian Mission: For more info email universitychristianmission@gmail.com.

Jan. 17-20: Gulf Coast Getaway at Panama City Beach. Cost if registered before Nov. 15 is $75; after Nov. 15 cost is $85. Register online.
Monday Ladies Group will resume meeting in January.

Tuesday Ladies Group: Meets in the cafe at 10:00 am with a study on the harmony of the gospels.

Wednesday Ladies Group: Meet in room A5/A7 for the Mark study or for the Bible study OWNit365, at 6:30 pm.

CRITI:  12/3: Hannah, 12/17: J. Vance/V.Warren, 12/24: K. Holt/B. Beasley

Erlanger North ER and Northpark ICU snack  baskets: 12/1: K. Donahoo, 12/8: T. Stevens, 12/15: M. Pickett, 12/22: J. Beasley
Wednesday Men's Group Mark in room A3 at 6:30pm.

Friday Morning Small Group:  Devo and breakfast at 6:30-7:30am in the conference room.
6   Brady Hampton, Diane Phillips
9   Abi Chambers, Betty Dolberry, Duncan Gaither, Emily Reel, Erica Previl, Hudson Mynatt, Jennifer Gray, Jim Edgemon, Walker Turnbow
10  Aubrey Wood, Mark Kinsman
11   Patrick Gray
12  Hannah Claire Davis, Ken Huntoon, Laurel Ward
13  Andrew Reynolds
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.