around The News of / November 2014

The News of / November 2014
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
What keeps you up at night? FEAR is real!
FEAR can stop you dead in your matter what
you are facing, but God has given you everything you need
to not only survive but to thrive. Mark your calendar and
invite your family and friends to the FEARLESS series.
Special guests live at CedarCreek Church!
Patrick Henry Hughes, a multi-instrumental musician
that was born without eyes and was unable to straighten
his arms and legs. See how Patrick Henry Hughes became
a full participating member of a 220-person college
marching band. Learn how he takes everyday challenges
in stride and seeks opportunities to excel. He has been
featured on Oprah, The Ellen Show, Extreme Make Over, The Grand
Ole Opry, People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and many others.
At 17, Vitor Belfort moved to the United States,
eventually receiving his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
By the time Belfort made his 1997 Ulitimate Fighting
Championship debut people expected that with a BJJ
background he would play the ground game. Instead, fans
saw a fighter with some of the fastest and most explosive
hands ever. First, Tra Telligman fell via technical knockout (TKO) after
1:17; then Scott Ferrozzo fell the same way after only 43 seconds,
giving Belfort a heavyweight tournament win. His first four Mixed
Martial Artists victories came by way of TKO in 3:04 combined!
Diego Sanchez participated and won The Ultimate
Fighter (TUF) reality television show in June of 2002.
During his time there, he gained a reputation as a
“Somewhat off the beaten path and highly spiritual
character” for being very vocal about his faith. There was
no doubt from day one that he was one of the favorites
to win the show. He defeated Alex Karalexis, Josh Rafferty, Josh
Koscheck, and finally Kenny Florian in the TUF 1 Finale to take home
the TUF 1 crown. He started his career with 11 straight victories,
several which came before TUF 1 and the UFC came calling.
HURT, HABIT, or HANG-UP...are these things
hindering your walk with God? Join us for our second
year, every Friday at 6pm at our Perrysburg, West Toledo,
South Toledo and Whitehouse campuses. Stay tuned for
Celebrate Recovery to start in Findlay January 2015!
Stephen Graef: “In this program I have
watched God and people work together
to transform ruined lives into brand new
ones, with a whole new purpose and
value. I have experienced God miraculously
turning mine and others garbage into His
treasure. This program has allowed me to
see firsthand God’s love and grace in action.”
The Landing: Are you a teenager wrestling with an
addiction or need help developing patterns of wise choices?
This is a safe place for teenagers who are struggling to live in
a healthy, God-honoring way. This program is every Friday night
at the Perrysburg Campus from 6-9pm. For more info, go to
Keni Thomas, a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran of the
“Black Hawk Down” mission. He is a powerful author,
speaker, and country music artist. Keni captivates
audiences from beginning to end as he tells the
incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how
they fought to bring each other home. Drawing from
his experiences on the battlefield, Keni inspires people to achieve
greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at
every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself.
CedarCreek’s generosity initiative is a once
a month giveaway of $1 for every ONE
person who attends the weekend services. We hope
you partner with us for our next $1 for ONE Nov. 25/26,
which will be gifted to the South Toledo Free Medical Clinic.
thousands of shoeboxes are collected and sent
overseas to children in impoverished areas, giving
them a chance to receive a gift and hear about
God’s love for them. Pick up your shoebox at the
Welcome Center starting Nov 1, and drop them
off at any CedarCreek Campus Nov 1- Nov 23.
Once a month on a Sunday night, the CedarCreek “family” gathers for a
night of worship to celebrate all that God is doing in the lives of people.
We sing, pray and take communion.
NOV. 16 6PM
Food Drive: Thanks to all of you we received
enough food to supply our HOT Meals
programs and local food pantries. What a joy
to be a part of a generous church like ours!
Operation Christmas Child...Every year
Register for
baptism classes at
Square version
Are you a mom looking for a way to
connect? CedarCreek’s MOMentum
South Toledo Campus
John Townsend – Every Sunday you can find
John shaking hands and smiling at everyone who
walks through the doors. He loves reaching out into
the community of the next generation and making
them feel welcome at CedarCreek. John makes an
impact on everyone he comes in contact with. Horizontal
This version
is truly the love of Jesus shining through him.
Get Involved Today! We are in need of volunteers campus-
wide. The areas of greatest need are Cleaning, Café/Bookstore,
Kids Ministry, and Greeters. To sign up go to the Welcome Center,
visit, or call 419-661-8661.
Whitehouse Campus
Chris Wierman and Laura Bytwerk host a
LifeGroup that is designed for ladies that are in a
spiritually mismatched marriage. They get together
to support one another with a study, encouragement
and prayer. We are thankful these ladies stepped
up to lead a group on such an important topic.
Who Are You Doing Life With? Join a
LifeGroup Today! LifeGroups are small groups of people who
frequently gather together in homes, offices, restaurants, or coffee
shops for the purpose of building relationships and helping one
another grow in their personal relationship with Christ. Just like
Chris and Laura, anyone can join a LifeGroup, so don’t miss out on
this opportunity! Go to:
Perrysburg Campus
John and Sandy Johnson – “We became
Missional Members of CedarCreek because we
want to be fully committed to a church that we
believe in. We want to work with the church to
help it grow and reach those who are unchurched
and lost. CedarCreek has given us so much that
we want to give back.”
Why aren’t YOU a member? It’s easy to complete AND
it’s a great Bible study. For more information visit CedarCreek.
tv/membership or visit the Welcome Center.
Coaches and Parents: Research shows
that only 15% of coaches intentionally coach
beyond the fundamentals. Join us on Nov. 22
from 8:30-11am at the West Toledo Campus
for a FREE 3 Dimensional Coaching Seminar
to connect with other coaches and learn how to "Coach the
HEART behind the jersey", presented by the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. Hear from BGSU and University of Toledo
Head Football Coaches, Dino Babers and Matt Campbell
on why coaching the heart and mind of today's athletes
are just as important as the fundamentals. This seminar is
FREE for coaches and parents of ALL LEVELS. Register at or at your Welcome Center.
is a community of moms offering each
other support and encouragement. We
meet morning and evening, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the
month at 9:30am or 6:45pm, Sept.-May at every CedarCreek
location, with plans to begin in Findlay in 2015. Each meeting
has a relevant topic followed by discussion to connect moms
at every stage. We will be learning, serving and growing
together in Christ. Married, single, working, stay-at-home,
have young kids or teenagers - your first meeting is always
free, with child care available. Register at
Questions? Email [email protected]
CedarCreek Church •
CedarCreek Church •–
High School Students:
n LifeGroups: Every Monday night from 7-8:30pm at all
n Vertical/Fusion Christmas Service: December 8, 7-8:30pm
at South Toledo Campus (6th-12th grade). Celebrate the season
and the end of the semester at the BIGGEST service of the year.
We will have food, games, music, prizes, and more! For more
information visit or
Fusion – 6th-8th grade Students:
n Services: During regular weekend
service times. Check out or
FusionLifetv on Facebook and Twitter.
n LifeGroups: Join us every Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm
at all campuses for the best night of your week!
n TNBFT: (The Next Big Fusion Thing) Nov.12 from 7-8:30pm at
all campuses. FREE food, games, music and more! Bring your
friends. It is a night you don’t want to miss!
29/30 Parent/Child Dedication –
Baby dedication is a time for you
to commit to raising your child in a
Christ-centered home. Dedications
will take place during all services
at each campus the weekend of
Nov. 29/30. If you have a baby or
child you would like to dedicate, plan
on attending a class, to be held at
the 5:15pm and 10:45am services
the weekends of Nov. 15/16 and
Nov. 22/23 at all campuses. Contact
[email protected] for more
Food Pantry will be held at the West Toledo Campus on Tuesday,
Nov. 25 from 4-6pm. Please bring a photo ID and verification
that you live within the greater Toledo area.
Cars Ministry Are you a widow or single mom with children
and need your vehicle checked over? The CARS ministry is making
appointments for free safety inspections and oil changes for single
moms who are regular attendees of CedarCreek. To make an
appointment or donate a car, email [email protected]
Community Care FREE Medical Clinic – Doctors
needed on Thursdays 6-8pm. Email: [email protected]
Additional questions: or 419-482-8127.
Free Hot Meals for the Community – The Kitchen at our
Simplify Your Life and Give Online!
South Toledo Campus serves meals every Thursday from 6-7pm. To
volunteer at The Kitchen, go to
Giving ONLINE is one of the easiest and most popular ways
to stay consistent with your weekly tithing. It’s as easy as going
to and clicking on the GIVING tab. From there,
you’ll be able to customize how you want to give.
Vision Kitchen, 1630 Broadway St., serves meals every MWF from
5:30-6pm. To volunteer at Vision, go to
GIVING KIOSK Giving kiosks are available for use at all
campuses. Visit the Beyond Our Walls display in the lobby.
Help needed for transporting food at 5pm from South Toledo, contact
Ed at [email protected]
Pinewood Tabernacle, 531 Pinewood Ave., serves meals every
Tuesday from 6-7pm. To volunteer go to [email protected]
ATC Financial Information through 10/19/14
One Fund
Fiscal Year-to-Date Giving $2,918,538
Fiscal Year-to-Date Budget $3,448,800
*One Fund weekly budget: $223,200
Our fiscal year runs July through June.
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