Creekside Current 4-28-16

Good Day, Creekside Family!

Here are this weekend’s reminders and a few things coming up in the near future.


Ladies’ Mountain Reretreat:  For our rescheduled retreat, we will be headed to the mountains May 12-15 to stay at The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO (which is nicer and slightly less expensive than our first location!)  You can choose to stay one, two, or three nights, and the cost includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and dinner on Friday and Saturday.  All other meals are on your own.   We will be staying in three-bedroom luxury condos with full kitchens, and we’ll have access to a pool, hot tub, gym, and hiking.  Our speaker, Linda Kocher, will join us to share her story.  Sign up online ( no later than May 8th.  Payment is also due by the 8th.  You can pay online or put a check in the offering box (put ‘Reretreat’ in the memo line).  Childcare will be provided for the Men’s Breakfast on May 14th so that moms can attend the reretreat.

Kids’ Bible-based Summer Sports Camp:  You can now register your kids online ( Sports Camp will be June 6-10 from 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, contact Joni Kitching (

Compassion International:  Stop by the Compassion table in the foyer this Sunday and learn how to release a child from poverty by becoming a Compassion sponsor.


Men’s Softball Game:  Cheer on the team when they play their next game on Monday, May 2nd, at 7:15 p.m.  All games are played on Metzler Park field #4.

National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5th.  The church will be open from 6:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. so people can stop in to pray.  Prayer guides & Bibles will be provided.  There will also be a community-wide prayer gathering from 12:00—1:00 p.m. at the courthouse.

Senior High Graduation Dinner is this Friday, May 6th, from 5:00—11:00 p.m.  We will celebrate our graduating seniors with a night on the town.  The event is free for all the grads, and other Senior High students pay $25.  Sign up online (, then meet at Creekside at 5:00 p.m. on May 6th (and wear your best duds).

Ladies’ Prayer & Fellowship:  Join us on Saturday, May 7th, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. as we bring our praises and prayer requests to the Lord.

Church Workday:  Saturday, May 7th, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Help us get the church and Genesis Project ready for summer!  Projects will include clean up, planting, sprinkler installation, putting rock in the islands, and installing the patio canopy.  Please bring work gloves, shovels, rakes, safety goggles, etc.  Don’t forget sunscreen, water and snacks or lunch.

Child Dedications will take place on Sunday, May 8th, during both worship services.  If you would like to dedicate your child to the Lord, please sign up online ( by this Wednesday, May 4th.  A pastor will contact you to arrange a meeting.

Annual Business Meeting:  Sunday, May 22nd, at 12:00 p.m.  The membership will vote to approve the 2016-2017 Spending Plan, and there will be brief ministry updates.  Childcare, water & snacks will be provided.

Graduate Recognition:  On Sunday, May 22nd, we will list the names of Creekside’s graduates in the bulletin so the church family can be praying for them.  You can request that your graduate (high school or college) be included by completing the signup form on the website ( by Sunday, May 15th.

Praise in the Park:  On Sunday, May 29th, we will have an outdoor worship service at 10:45 a.m. at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock.  Please invite friends and family to attend.  The church will provide hotdogs, chips, watermelon, and cookies after the service.

Creekside 101 is five-week class which is offered three times a year.  The topics covered are: Who We Are, What We Believe, Where We Are Going, and Membership.  The next session of Creekside 101 begins Sunday, June 5th, at 10:45 a.m. in Room #600.  Childcare will be provided.  Please sign up on the website ( if you plan to attend.

Mexico Mission Trip:  If you are interested in the summer mission trip (July 6-13), please contact Larry Schembri ( soon.  The mission trip is open to students, parents, and other adults.

Church Camp Out at Mueller State Park:  Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and fellowship with Creekside brothers & sisters.  Sites are available in the group campground for Thursday-Sunday, July 7-10.  Additional campsites nearby have been reserved for Friday-Sunday, July 8-10.  Reserve a campsite and pay online (  Contact the church office (, 303-688-3745) if you have questions.


The Elders are very thankful to the Worship Leader Search Team for all of their efforts over the past several months.  Despite their faithful service, the right candidate has not been revealed to us at this time.  Therefore, after much prayer and discussion, we have decided to increase the available hours for this position from 15 per week to 28 per week.  The extra hours will primarily be supported through a Student Worship role.  We pray this increase will help us find the right person the Lord has chosen to join our church family.

As the end of the fiscal year approaches (June 30th), please be in prayer for all who are working to compile the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  We covet your prayers for wisdom and discernment as we strive to accurately follow the Lord’s leading.

The Lord has blessed Creekside financially during the third quarter of the fiscal year.  Praise Him!

Total Contributions and Undesignated Income     $537,061     (109% of Budget)

Total Actual Expenditures     $480,662     (93% of Budget)

Year-To-Date Income in Excess of Expenditures     $56,399     (Overage 11%)