12/29/16 Creekside Current














T H I S   W E E K:


End-of-Year Giving: Thank you very much for your generous giving to Creekside Bible Church over the last year.  Please make note of the following deadlines as you make decisions for your end-of-year giving:  to be tax deductible in 2016, all in-person donations must be at the church by 4:00 p.m. on December 29th, all postal donations must be postmarked no later than December 31st, and all online payments must be made by 11:59 p.m. EST or 9:59 p.m. MST on December 31st.  May God bless you and your family in 2017!


Sunday’s Worship Services:  On New Year’s Day, we will celebrate with those who will be baptized, and we will celebrate communion.  Margaret Nordberg and Caitlyn McLeod will be baptized at the 9:00 a.m. service.  Abigail Allevato, Trynity & T.J. Madrid, and Joshua Stumf will be baptized at the 10:45 a.m. service.


U P C O M I N G:


Office Closure:  In observance of the New Year’s holiday, the church office will be closed on Monday, January 2nd.  The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, January 3 – 5.


Wednesday Nights:  The youth meet on Wednesday, January 4th, at 6:45 p.m.


Ladies’ Prayer & Fellowship:  Saturday, January 7th, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.   Please join us as we bring our prayer requests and praises before the Lord.


Women’s Spring Bible Studies:  Ladies, our new studies begin on January 10 & 12.  On Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., we will be doing a 13-week study by Kelly Minter, “What Love Is”.  This study covers 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John; the book is $13.  Childcare will be provided. On Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., in a continuation of last fall’s study on the prophets, we will watch Volume 2, Prophets and Kings, from the “That the World May Know” video series by Ray Vander Laan.  This series is filmed on location in Israel and highlights the history, geography, and culture of Biblical lands and times.  We will use the companion Discovery Guide ($8) as we learn about God through His prophets.  You can sign up here for both studies.


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, January 11th.   You can register here


Men’s Breakfast:  Saturday, January 14th, 8:00—10:00 a.m.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with brothers in Christ.

Seniors’ Luncheon: Saturday, January 14th, at noon.  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.


Parents’ Night Out:  On Friday, January 20th, childcare will be provided at the church from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Monetary donations are encouraged to support the Student Retreat.


Lost & Found:  Please check the bin in the foyer for anything you are missing.  Everything in the bin will be donated to the Task Force on Monday, January 16th.


New Our Daily Bread Devotionals:   The December-February edition is on the Connections counter in the foyer.  Large-print booklets are also available.


Office Closure Policy:  The church office is open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday.  If the Douglas County Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the office will be closed as well.  If the schools have a delayed start, the church office will open at 10:00 a.m.


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.


C H U R C H   F A M I L Y   N E W S:


The staff wants to give a big “thank you” to Sylvia Worcester for putting together the Kids’ Christmas program!  We also want to thank Sylvia and her family for baking cookies and serving cookies and hot cocoa between our Christmas Eve services.  Our church family was blessed by your service for the Lord!