Creekside Current 12/6

A L L   C H U R C H

Sunday Services:  Pastor Torrey will continue the Christmas series, “Scrooged”, this Sunday, December 9th.  The title of his message is “Chaos vs. Calm”, and the Scripture passages are from Luke 1 and Matthew 1.

Advent Candle Lighting:   Sunday, December 9th, will be the 2nd Sunday of Advent, and the Scripture passage is Luke 2:1-7. 

Community Groups:  Sign up to be part of a Community Group here.  Each week one of the pastors writes a study, called the Guide, that facilitates a discussion about that Sunday’s message. The 12/9/18 Guide is attached below, or you can pick up a copy at Connections this Sunday. This will be the last Guide until Community Groups resume meeting the week of January 13th.

Office Closure:  The office will be closed on Wednesday, December 12th, from 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. while the staff takes Joni Kitching out to lunch to thank her for serving as our Kids’ Ministry Director for 3+ years.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services:  On Monday, December 24th, our Candlelight Services will be at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.  The services will be family-friendly, and no childcare will be provided.  The Nursery Rooms and the New Mom’s Room will be available for parents to use, and Children’s Bulletins will be provided for ages 3-12.  On Sunday, December 23rd, nursery will be provided through preschool age.  Kids’ Bible classes will not meet because of the holiday, but Children’s Bulletins will be available in the foyer.

End-of-Year-Giving Announcement:  To be tax deductible in 2018, gifts to the church must be received at the office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28th.  You can also put a check in the offering box on Sunday, December 30th, by 12:00 p.m., or you can give online at until midnight on December 31st.  If you mail a check, the envelope must be postmarked no later than December 31st.

Lost & Found:  If you are missing anything, please check the Lost & Found bin in Room #510.  All unclaimed articles will be donated to a local charity on Friday, December 21st.  You will find “lost” Bibles on a shelf above the bin.

Nursery Volunteers Needed:  Are you looking for a place to serve?  Please consider becoming a regular teacher in the Preschool room of the nursery.  We need two helpers serving twice a month beginning in January.  If you can help, contact Karyn Hoffman at  Thank you! 

New Our Daily Bread Devotionals:  The December–February edition is available at Connections, and the large-print editions (January – March) are also available.

A D U L T   M I N I S T R Y

MOPS and MOMSnext meet at Creekside twice a month on Wednesday mornings from 9:30—11:30 a.m., and childcare is provided.  Their next meeting will be on December 19th, and you can register here.

S T U D E N T   M I N I S T R Y

A Country Christmas Party:  Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Join us for Student Ministries’ first Country Christmas Party full of games, music, and food. Bring a White Elephant gift from the Dollar Store and an appetizer or dessert.  Please sign up here

M I S S I O N S   A N D   O U T R E A C H

Open Door Clothing Drive:  Open Door Ministries needs winter clothing and other items for the homeless men and women they serve in downtown Denver.  Items requested are:  Bibles, backpacks, jackets, jeans, flannel shirts, socks, sleeping bags, shoes, boots, and hygiene products (no dress pants or suits).  If you can help, please bring clean, gently used or new items to the church by noon on Sunday, December 16th, and leave them in the bin by Connections.

Desserts Needed:  A team from Creekside serves a meal to low-income and homeless people on the third Sunday of every month at Open Door Fellowship in Denver.  Dessert donations for Sunday, December 16th, would be much appreciated.  Please put the dessert in the church kitchen and label it “Open Door”. If you would like to help serve the meal, contact

Missionary Love Offering:  Thanks to your generosity we raised $3,975 for the missionary love offering!

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