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18 April 2014 ~ Comments Off

Great Aiken Egg Hunt Rescheduled for Next Saturday, April 26th!

EGG HUNT FINAL UPDATE: The Great Aiken Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for next Saturday, April 26th – same time (10 to 12) and same place (SAHS Football Field). Hope to see you all there!! Share this update on your page and let all your friends and family know!

 

New Great Aiken Egg Hunt

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02 October 2013 ~ Comments Off

2013 Fall Festival On The Ridge

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Please join us for our 2013 Annual Fall Festival at Cedar Creek Church On the Ridge

Free food, games, jump castles, face painting, costume contests, trunk-or-treat, and more! Worship begins at 4pm, so invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else you come in contact with to join us for a great time of fellowship & fun!

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07 September 2013 ~ Comments Off

Serving- Centerpoint

Day 7

Click below to watch the Centerpoint Serving Story

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Read Luke 10:25-37

Ever had that moment where you hit a red light and a kind of creepy homeless guy approaches the car? They are usually carrying a sign or cup or something asking for money. If your response is like mine prayer is step 1, but the prayer is usually for the light to change quickly so we can get the heck out of there. Now trust me I understand the not giving out money, but what if instead of thinking about money, or how clean the guy is, or what we can get out of the situation what if we saw this as an opportunity to serve?

In this story (one that most all of us have heard) a man tries to engage Jesus in a conversation that he thinks will make him look good. How do I get to heaven? Jesus says you know the answer, “love God love people.” But then the lawyer poses this question, “Who is my neighbor?” what people am I supposed to love? Then we get the story of the “Good Samaritan.” Jesus says often times the people God calls us to serve are not the most attractive, won’t get us looked upon favorably, won’t result in a medal but they result in a blessing and that blessing is we get to live out God’s mission during our time here. Through simple acts of kindness and showing love to the dirty and broken we get to be involved in Jesus’ ministry of reconciliation. So ponder these questions:

  • Am I a follower of Jesus or just a consumer Christian that shows up on Sunday morning?
  • Am I living a life that is on mission and willing to serve or a life that looks out for me, and people’s opinion of me at all cost?
  • Am I willing to serve Jesus and follow his call even when that means rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty?
  • Am I willing to recognize that even those the world calls unlovely were created by God and are loved by God and should be loved by me?

 

Ministry Highlight: CENTERPOINT

Sunday nights from 6-8 PM here at the Ridge in Centerpoint there is a constant need and opportunity to give of time and life experience as an investment into the next generation. Students are struggling with very real things and are in desperate need of guidance and direction to find the identity that they have been given in Christ. Hanging with students is messy, dirty, but most of all is a blast! Here at the ridge we have a team of 12 volunteers serving with our students in Centerpoint, but we believe that the best is yet to come and could use as many as 20 more servants willing to role up their sleeves and do anything from serving food, to running lights, and leading small groups. Take a moment and pray that Jesus would lead you to invest in the next generation! It’s dirty but Jesus is made much of and students are walking away from chasing the flesh and chasing Jesus daily! Come get involved. Contact Rick Lee rick@cedarcreekchurch.net if you are interested in serving on the Ridge!

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26 October 2011 ~ Comments Off

Operation Christmas Child

We have so much to be thankful for! Kidz Creek is excited to help your family develop a heart of thankfulness – while you share what God has given you with children in crisis areas around the world through the simple gift of a shoebox. Operation Christmas Child uses a shoebox filled with small gifts to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.

Before packing you family’s shoebox(es) lead your family in a discussion with these age appropriate questions about having a “Thankful Heart”.

Preschool:
What are you thankful for?
Do you know who gives us all those things? God! And we should thank Him.
Lead your preschooler in saying a simple prayer like this “Thank You, God for puppy dogs!”

Elementary:
What does it mean to have a “thankful attitude”?
What if everything you have (toys, TV, clothes) was gone tomorrow? Would you still have anything to be thankful for?
On a scale of 1-10, how thankful do you think we are as a family?
Why is it important that we’re a family that gives to others?
How do you think that giving to other people shows God we’re thankful to Him?

How to Pack a Shoebox:

Step 1 – Shoebox:
Use an empty shoebox (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.

Step 2 – Boy or Girl:
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Go to  HYPERLINK “http://www.samaritanspurse.org/pdf/PackABoxwithLabels.pdf” http://www.samaritanspurse.org/pdf/PackABoxwithLabels.pdf to print out the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Step 3 – Fill with Gifts:
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.  Visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.samaritanspurse.org” http://www.samaritanspurse.org for a list of gift suggestions and complete directions on how to pack a shoebox.

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05 October 2011 ~ Comments Off

Centerpoint

Hey Cedar Creek Ridge!
Wanted to drop in and give you guys an update on everything student ministry taking place at Cedar Creek on the Ridge! We are in an exciting season as the school year has kicked back into full swing! We have been working through a series on God’s Grace with our students for the past five weeks and it has been fantastic!!!! We have seen students investing in small groups and plugging in to serve all over Cedar Creek on the Ridge! I was blown away this past week as Centerpoint was lead in worship by our first ever all student band and they brought the house down! So with all this excitement heres the question….Where are you? Whether you are in the 6th grade or looking to serve somewhere we have a spot for you at Centerpoint!! We meet Sunday Nights at 6 PM at the Cedar Creek on the Ridge Campus and would love for you to stop in and take us for a test drive!! God is moving on the Ridge and the best is yet to come!! Hope to see all you guys this Sunday from 6-8 at Cedar Creek on the Ridge as we close out our Grace Series!!

-Rick

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