11/17/16 Creekside Current



 T H I S   W E E K:
“The Compassion Experience”:  November 18-21   This is a special opportunity for young and old to step into a Third World country and experience the transformation Compassion can bring to a child’s life.  Reserve your spot by signing up here.  Walk-ins are also welcome. 
Greater Big Weekend:  The retreat starts Friday evening, November 18th, and ends on Sunday morning, November 20th.  The cost is $25 for the first student in a family, and $12 for each additional student.  If you plan to attend, sign up here by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 18th.
Sunday’s Worship Service:  The Scripture passage for this Sunday’s message is John 14:8-14.
Creekside 101 will meet on November 20 & 27 at 10:45 a.m. in Room #600 (north modular).
Operation Christmas Child: Please bring your shoeboxes to the church this Sunday, November 20th.
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner:  Sunday, November 20th, 5:00–7:00 p.m.  The Creekside family will celebrate Thanksgiving at Kirk Hall on the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  Turkey, ham, drinks, and paper goods will be provided.  Each family is asked to bring a side dish and a dessert. Please RSVP here so we know how many are coming and what you will bring.
U P C O M I N G:
Small Groups:  The small group curriculum for the week of November 20th is attached below.
Office Schedule:  The church office will be closed on November 24 & 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Bible Class Schedule:  On Sunday, November 27th, the Creek Kids and Student Bible Classes will not meet.  The Adult Bible Class will meet on the 27th.
Missionary Love Offering:  Each year we take a special offering for our missionaries who are serving down the street and across the world.  Your gifts offer encouragement and support, and they make a big difference at this time of year!  If you would like to donate, please write “missionary love offering” on your check or offering envelope.  The love offering will be collected through Sunday, November 27th.
MOPS and MOMSnext: MOPS and MOMSnext meet twice a month on Wednesday mornings from 9:30—11:30 a.m., and childcare is provided.  The next meeting is at Creekside on Wednesday, November 30th.   You can register here
Breakfast in Bethlehem:  Saturday, December 3rd, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Parents and children (through 6th grade) are invited to enjoy the fun!  Start the morning with a good breakfast, then participate in crafts, photos, games and more.  This much fun must be shared, so invite your neighbors and friends!  Contact Joni Kitching (joni@creeksidebible.com
) for more information, and sign up here to let us know how many are coming.
Seniors’ Luncheon Cookie Plates: Our Seniors’ Ministry needs cookies and treats to create Christmas cookie plates for those who will attend our December Seniors’ Luncheon.  If you can help, please sign up here and bring your donations to the church by Thursday, December 8th.
Women’s Christmas Event:  Join us on Friday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m. to kick off the Christmas season with fellowship, singing, and a meaningful devotional about what “My True Love Gave to Me”.  We will “Deck Kirk Hall” with Victorian décor and enjoy the entertainment of a Dickens-style choral group.  There will be a charge of $10 for Creekside ladies.  Bring your friends because guests join us free of charge!  No childcare will be provided.  Please sign up here by December 4th.
Christmas Bags for Open Door:  Every December a team from Creekside provides 80 gift bags for the homeless they serve through Open Door Ministries in Denver.  This is made possible through your generous gifts, and we are looking forward to seeing how the Lord provides again this year.  Items needed:  gift cards for fast food places like McDonalds, Burger King, or Subway in the amount of $10-15, Christmas cookies, preferably homemade, and candy.  We need to receive everything no later than Sunday, December 11th, so we can prepare the bags for distribution before Christmas.  Please give gift cards to Bill Lueschen or Kathy Lindholm.  Cookies and candy can be marked “Open Door” and left in the kitchen.  All donations must be received by Sunday, December 11th.   
New Our Daily Bread Devotionals:  The newest edition (December-February) is available on the Connections counter in the foyer.
Worship Director:  If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the worship director position, the job description is located here on the website.
Church Office:  Call 303-688-3745 if you have questions about any of the above information.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.