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24 July 2014 ~ Comments Off

August Events & Outreach Opportunities

August is going to be GREAT at Cedar Creek Church!

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On August 3rd, all three campuses of Cedar Creek Church will join together at our West Campus for a New Life Baptism Celebration, starting at 6:00. If you haven’t had the opportunity to sign up to be baptized, have signed up before but was unable to participate or feel like this is your next step in following Jesus, it’s not too late! You can get more information about baptism and sign up to be baptized here. Since we’re having this at our campus, all are invited to stay after the baptism service and enjoy the water park!   The only thing that could make that night better is ice cream, so we’re asking all who are willing to bring their best home made ice cream, prepared ahead of time and in a cooler with you.  If you’re willing to provide a churn of ice cream and a serving spoon for it, please sign up here.  We will provide bowls, spoons and napkins.

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Each school year there are many families in our local community that cannot afford school supplies for their children. This year we want to encourage your family to BE THE CHURCH by supplying at least one backpack to a child in need by partnering with one of the schools in our area. More information will be coming your way on August 3rd.

 

Centerpoint

On August 17th, our Centerpoint area (for middle and high school students) will gather again at the West Campus, using the Aiken Family Y Water Park for the Back to School Bash, starting at 6:00. This is a church-wide event for all Centerpoint students to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. There will be food, games, fun and a great time had by everyone.  For more information, please contact Rick at rick@cedarcreekchurch.net.

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17 July 2014 ~ Comments Off

First Steps For Kidz

Does your child have questions about asking Jesus to be their forever friend or baptism? First Steps is a place for you and your child to come learn more about how God loved us so much that He gave us an amazing gift and exactly what baptism does or does not mean.

Join Kidz Creek for our next First Steps on July 27th at 10:10AM in the Kidz Worship Room. If you want to sign up or have questions, contact Rebekah Burger at rebekah@cedarcreekchurch.net.

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16 July 2014 ~ 4 Comments

WOW (Worship On Wednesdays) at the Y

Check out this video to see how we, as a church, are impacting children in our community.

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09 June 2014 ~ Comments Off

CENTERPOINT – CAROWINDS AND NEW ORLEANS

CENTERPOINT has just announced two exciting events coming up this summer – a CAROWINDS trip and a NEW ORLEANS outreach trip. Read below for more information on the two!

 

Carowinds SlideAll CENTERPOINT students are invited to CAROWINDS on June 23rd! The cost is $60 and you can sign up online at deeper14.com. Additionally you can get a sign up sheet at your campus. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as transportation and the cost of your ticket!

CAROWINDS also has a water park so please bring bathing suit if you’d like to spend time there. Bring a book bag for carrying your extra clothes and other stuff!

We will be leaving the church at 7:30AM and returning at 10:00PM from Banks Mill campus.

 


NOLA

High schoolers are invited to join us on our New Orleans Outreach Trip. The dates are July 26th - August 2. Cost is $350 ($175 due with application) and covers all food, transportation, lodging. There are no scholarships available.

There is 12 students spots, and then we will have a waiting list (if the waiting list reaches 12, we will take another busload!!!)

Click here to download the application: NOLA Trip Application

 

 

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07 May 2014 ~ 17 Comments

Mother’s Day

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  A day set aside each year to celebrate and honor Moms, and we’ll be doing that as a part of our worship at all three of our campuses this weekend.  I hope you’ll be able to be there to be a part of this very special day.  But, I also know that while this a day of celebration for many, for some of us, this is very difficult day.  Celebrating Moms is a painful reminder of something that has been lost, missing or is broken in your life.  Putting the spotlight on Moms feels like its shining a light on your pain, and because of that you usually avoid church that day.  If that’s you, I just want you to know that I’m sorry for your pain.  I can’t imagine how difficult it is for you.  But, because I love you, I also want to encourage you to push past it and join us this weekend.  We’re continuing in our series called Positive ID and I’m convinced that God has a word of encouragement, hope and healing for you.  Your pain, loss and brokenness are a part of who you are, but they are not the final word on your true identity.  Join us at the campus of your choice this Sunday and discover who you really are!

 

Much love,

Phillip

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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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08 April 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Family Camp 2014 Staycation

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Family Camp details:
WHEN: May 17, 2014, 10AM-10PM
WHERE: Camp Gravatt in Aiken
COST:
Under 2 – FREE
2 & UP – $15 per person
AND if you register by APRIL 20th you get a sweet EARLY BIRD Discount of $5 off PER PERSON!!!
T-Shirts will be available to order at an additional cost. (Youth XS-YXL & Adult S-XL – $5.00 each. Adult 2XL-3XL – $6.75 each)

HOW TO REGISTER:
You can register at any Cedar Creek Campus or you can register online using the link below. Electronic checks (checking Acct) and Debit cards are accepted.

https://secure.accessacs.com/access/eventlogin.aspx?id=5iBhJXl5ziJIw3wrbONhKg%3D%3D&site=94346&ReturnUrl=events%2Fwz_people.aspx&ChurchID=2426&EventID=63778&sn=94346

 

 

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20 March 2014 ~ Comments Off

Great Aiken Egg Hunt

GreatAikenEggHunt_1280x720Hey guys we need your help!!!!!!! We are super excited for what we have planned for this Easter, but need your help. Starting this Sunday we will have bins located in the welcome area where you can donate and help us round up 15,000 plastic Easter eggs! We don’t need them stuffed, but would love to have eggs donated! Thanks so much for all you do to love the our community! 15,000 eggs go big or go home!

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03 March 2014 ~ 8 Comments

Battling a Giant!

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Most of you have heard at least a little about how God has broken my heart for those caught in the sex trafficking trade.  One of Cedar Creek’s first steps to fight this global giant was to partner with a home in South Asia that takes in minor girls after they are rescued from this terrible life.  Below is an excerpt from their most recent newsletter, names and locations have been changed for security, but we still invite you to pray for the workers and girls you will read about.

 

“Working at the home is full of joy, most of the time.  But there are also times of sadness, of loss, of wondering, “What if…” and “If only….” We found out in January that, as we suspected, our two runaway girls returned home. Home to the same houses out of which they were engaged in prostitution after school. The same homes from which they came to us so lice infested, the bathroom floor was littered with more black dots than I could count.

 

We have learned that one of the girls, “Lydia,” gave birth in December to a beautiful baby that, tragically, died of neglect. The details are fuzzy, but we know that “Lydia’s” health was also in danger and a local non-profit in the area stepped in and assisted her, taking her to a hospital and they are now trying to get her back into school. The second girl, “Mara,” returned home, but her family was forced to leave their rented house, so we do not know what has become of her or the baby she carried.

When we received the news about our girls, we began making plans to travel to their region to investigate.  However, this area is very insecure and some recent events are making it unsafe for us to go at this time. 

Please continue to pray for “Lydia” and “Mara” that the local nonprofit working with “Lydia” would return her to our home where she is safe, and that “Mara” will be found.

On a happier note, we received 3 new volunteers in January.  They will be with us from 6 months – 2 years.  We are excited to have them.  We have also heard of 2 girls from our region that have recently been rescued in other areas of our country and we are hoping that they will be sent to our home to begin their recovery.

Thank you for sharing in this journey with us.”

This is why we are doing Momentum.  To unleash the generosity of Cedar Creek Church to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the “least of these” in our community and around the world.

If you would like to know how we are partnering locally or globally against sex trafficking please send an email to outreach@cedarcreekchurch.net.

Thanks for joining the battle!

Phillip

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18 February 2014 ~ 9 Comments

FPU…Changing Lives and Impacting the Next Generation

Believe it or not, we are at the half-way point of Momentum.  I have been blown away by your enthusiasm for and participation in Financial Peace University.  However, I know at this point in the process it can be easy to get discouraged and to begin to feel like its not working.  I want to encourage you to keep on working the process because God is at work.  To help you stay encouraged, I want to share with you this article from the Hilton Head Island Packet Newspaper.  Jamie and Liz Bodie are former Cedar Creeker’s who moved to Bluffton, SC several years ago.  In 2008, they were $100,000 in debt and in a financial crisis.  They signed up for an FPU class and in twenty-five months they were debt free.  Now they are teaching their three kids how to handle money God’s way.

 

Check out this great article and watch the video at the end of the article of their “Debt Free” scream on the Dave Ramsey Radio Show.

 

http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/02/16/2949539/parents-schools-banks-teaching.html

 

God Bless,

 

Phillip

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