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.

JULY 6, 2020

On behalf of the Clear Creek leadership team with hearts that are broken due to the death of another black man, George Floyd, and the lawlessness that is occurring in many cities, we are at a loss to have the perfect words, but we believe the Gospel compels us to try. Please read our Leadership's statement.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
Join us for In-Person Worship on July 12! We are looking forward to worshiping with you at any of the following times: 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Visit the Reopen page to know what to expect, and to register. Registration is required. 

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 reimagined 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
We celebrate the baptism of our new sister in Christ, Lucy Mosley! Lucy was baptized on Friday, June 26 by her dad Keith Mosley.

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
July 5:  Five for Five.  We'll have five different messages about what God has been revealing to us over the past few months.  

Worship with us online on Sundays at 10:45am on YouTube or at clearcreek.churchonline.org.
PRAYER REQUESTS
Please pray for our members in law enforcement and the law enforcement community as a whole who faithfully carry out their oath to serve and protect.

Please pray for our African American members and the African American community as a whole during this difficult time.

Please keep everyone in your prayers as the Coronavirus is impacting people worldwide. Pray for God to be seen during this difficult time.

Maddie Chambers is now at resting at home after a bike wreck that punctured her abdomen. 

Glenna Johnson found a lump behind her ear. Latest scan showed it to be a different kind of cancer than what she has already had treatment for. Praying that she will have healing yet again.

Gary Odom, father of Clint Odom, is now home and struggling with memory post surgery. He will begin PT and OT this week.

Pam Joyner requests prayers for health issues and the doctors to find cause.

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, began radiation treatments June 11 in addition to the other cancer treatment. She will have a total of 15 radiation treatments.

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. 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:
  • July 13-16, 2020: Middle School Mission Trip Postponed
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
July 8, 15 & 22: Summer JAM for 5-10 year olds from 6:00-7:30pm. Gather on the Clear Creek field and discover truths of God together! We will worship together, explore the Bible together, and play non-contact games. Bring your Bible and personal water bottle! Register upon arrival.

July 13: PreK Storytime on Zoom at 10:00am.

July 18: 5th Grade Service Day

July 20: PreK Water Play Day at front of church building at 10:00am. (There will be Prek wing restroom access.)

July 24: Kinder Water Play Day at Ms. Pam's from 2:00-4:00pm.

July 29-Aug. 1: Summer Camp at Vesper Point. CANCELLED.

House Church Weekly Guide 

Discovery Bible Study bookmark and Resources for families
YOUTH
Sundays (June 28-Aug. 2, 6:00-8:00pm) All Youth Gathering: Sunday nights will consist of an organized outdoor activity of some sort (a sport or a game) along with a spiritual focus for the evening. This is a bring-your-own-meal event.

Tuesdays (through Aug. 4, 6:00-8:00pm) HS Crave & MS Cornerstone: Bible studies hosted in homes. Middle and High School groups different locations.

July 9, 15 & 22:  All Youth Gathering will meet under the carport at the front of building (6:00-8:00pm)

July 26:  Senior Recognition (3:00-5:00pm)

July 29 & Aug. 5: All Youth Gathering on back field. There will be hang out time, arranged game time, worship, and a lesson. This is a bring your own meal event. (6:00-8:00pm)

Thursdays (July 2-July 30, 12:00-2:00pm)  Park lunch: Students will bring their own lunch to a local park that we will send out that week. This is simply fellowship, no arranged games or studies of any kind.

July 12-17: Middle School Mission Trip has been cancelled. 

July 29-Aug. 1: Summer Camp at Vesper Point.  CANCELLED.
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:  6/23: C. Smith, J. Dunn, 7/7: L. Goodrich, S. Belcher; 7/21: T. Aulich, 7/28: K. Hannah, S. Campbell
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
2     Kelly Guhne, Keith Smith, Little Star Wilburn
4     Robin Wood, David Scharff
5      Lee Barton, Houston Hicks, Ruby Kate Hughes, Tre Phillips
6      Peyton Scoggins, Will Downs
7      McKinley Cothron
8      Katie Downs
9      Dan Bowers, Annie Mosley
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.