11/23/16 Creekside Current







T H I S   W E E K:
Office Schedule:  The church office will be closed on November 24 & 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sunday’s Worship Service:  We will celebrate what the Lord taught us as we focused on seeking His face in prayer this fall!
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:  This Sunday, November 27th, is the last day we are collecting the special offering for our missionaries.  If you would like to donate, please write “missionary love offering” on your check or offering envelope. 
U P C O M I N G:
Small Groups:  The small group curriculum for the week of November 27th is attached below.
Operation Christmas Child: Praise God for the 209 shoeboxes that were filled by the Creekside faith family!
Compassion Experience:  We praise God that 3,260 people learned about the difference Compassion makes in children’s lives and there were 135 new child sponsorships!
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, and games.  Each family will also create an Advent wreath to take home.  Invite your neighbors and friends and sign up here to let us know how many are coming.  Contact Joni Kitching (joni@creeksidebible.com) for more information.
Ladies’ Prayer & Fellowship:  Saturday, December 3rd, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.   Please join us as we bring our prayer requests and praises to the Lord.
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 Sunday, December 4th.
Men’s Breakfast:  Saturday, December 10th, 8:00—10:00 a.m.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with brothers in Christ.
Seniors’ Luncheon: Saturday, December 10th, 12:00 p.m.  If you are 60+, come to Creekside the 2nd Saturday of each month for a delicious lunch, fellowship and a devotional.  All seniors in Castle Rock and surrounding communities are welcome.
Christmas Bags for Open Door:  Every December a team from Creekside provides 80 gift bags for the homeless served by 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.  Please give gift cards to Bill Lueschen or Kathy Lindholm.  Cookies and candy can be marked “Open Door” and left in the kitchen.  Donations must be received by Sunday, December 11th
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services:  On December 24th, we will have services at 1:00, 3:00, & 5:00 p.m.  Childcare will be provided for ages three and under at 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.  No childcare will be provided at the 1:00 p.m. service.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Savior’s birth with us on Christmas Eve!
Christmas Day:  There will be no worship services on December 25th.  We encourage you to worship the Savior as a family on Christmas Day!
Baptismal Services:  You can begin the new year by telling others you have trusted Christ as your Savior!  If you would like to be baptized on Sunday, January 1, 2017, please sign up here.  
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.