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May 24, 2024

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Worship Schedule:  Worship Times

The church office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  We pray everyone has a fun and safe holiday!

Jun. 18:  Songbook Sing Along:  Join us at 2:00pm in the café for a Songbook Sing Along, an extra opportunity during the week to get together and sing some of your favorite hymns of all-time.  Songbooks provided!  A group will go to lunch before the Sing Along.  The bus will leave the church at 12:00, if you want to ride the bus, please RSVP to the church office.  

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Classes. Join a Bible study class on Sunday at 10:15am. All of our Bible classes focus on: Reflecting On Scripture (studying in a way that leads to application and transformation), Service (providing opportunities to serve both on Sunday morning and during the week), and Connection (fostering relationships that can be deepened through small groups).

Current Sunday Adult Engagement Options at 10:15am. Visit clearcreekcoc.org/sunday-engagement for more information.

Please invite college age and young professionals to attend a class just for them Sundays at 10:15am in Room A9. 

For additional information, please click links for Kids, Youth, and Upcoming Activities.

Get Connected. Taking your next step to become more like Jesus is best done with others who are on the same journey. If you don't have a dedicated group of people to walk alongside with you, we will help you find a group. https://clearcreekcoc.org/sunday-engagement
FAMILY NEWS

2024 Elder Candidates: During our 2024 annual Church Celebration we shared the goal to add two Elders to the existing six Elders.  Several names came to our attention.  Two of these have expressed a desire to serve as Elders.  Through many discussions, interviews, prayers, and fasting, we believe these men to be qualified according to scripture.  These men are Albert Coley and Steve Shaner. Learn more about our Elder Candidates.  We would like input from the congregation concerning these two men and our existing Elders.  If you know of any Biblical reason these men should not serve as Elders , please submit your concern in writing with your signature to one of the Elders or to the church office by May 26.  We also welcome input of affirmation as it relates to Albert, Steve, and the existing Elders.

We express sympathy to Butch Hannah and family on the passing of his mother, Aline Hannah, on May 23.  Visitation will be 1:00–2:00pm, Tuesday, May 28, at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.  Funeral services will be 2 PM, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Hannah officiating. The family will have a private committal service following the funeral service.   Obituary

We express sympathy to John Albright and family on the passing of his mother, Grace Walker Albright, on May 20.  Visitation May 23, 2:00 pm-4:00pm with the service following at 4:00pm (Central Time) Cheatham County Funeral Home, LLC., 117 Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, TN 37015. Obituary

We thank Michael Chambers for his years of service to Clear Creek's youth ministry. His last day in youth ministry was May 19.  

We rejoice in the baptism of Annie Mosley on May 19!

We rejoice in the baptism of Tyler Braly on May 12!

We rejoice in the baptism of Eddy Brown on May 9!

Our Mission is to reach the next person for Jesus.  Pray for the one person or one family you would like to get connected to God. 
TEACHING

May 26:  FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIBLE | WEEK 20:  DIVIDED KINGDOM: After 120 years, Israel’s united nation divides. What causes a nation, neighborhood, or family to divide? And what can be done to reunite them? The story of Jeroboam and Rehoboam tell us the answer.

Join us in-Person at 9:00am (acapella) or at 11:15am (instrumental) or Livestream at YouTube.com/Clearcreekcoc or clearcreek.online.church.
PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember Haiti in your prayers and our partner Every Eye Will See Him Ministry serving the Haitians.

Jim Brasher was admitted to Memorial downtown due to a tumor on his bladder and they removed several liters of fluid.  Prayers appreciated and no visitors please at this time.  

Charlie Smelley was admitted to Memorial Hospital due to sickness from the chemo he started May 14.  He is scheduled to have 3-5 treatments 21 days apart.  

Gene Nelson is on a mission trip to Brazil with the Chattanooga SWAT team members using personal time off to participate in Rescue 82’s second mission trip to Brazil. We will be serving alongside career missionaries to minister to the law enforcement community by teaching police tactics and Bible study.

Mary McGrath fell and broke her hip, she had surgery May 6 to repair with plates/screws.  She has been moved to Hixson Life Care Rm. 216.  Pray for healing as she recovers.

Amy Smith is struggling with nerve and spinal pain and some hand paralysis. She is asking for prayers for answers from tests so they will know how to proceed to alleviate her symptoms.

Cindy Clements, mother of Christy Beach, her cancer has returned and they would like prayers as she has chemo again.

Alex Vickery, only grandson of Evelyn Vickery, is home and they are hoping to get him in to a specialist.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Andy Bowen, brother of Alicia Henderson, fell and broke his leg.  He is at Life Care of Hixson and will be non weight bearing for some time, pray as he heals.  

Kathy Neilson, sister of Bonnie Ray, is home from the hospital and prayers are appreciated.

Lanie Jones, cousin of Sheila Swink, is responding well to the chemo treatment for multiple myeloma. Her lab tests have been good, and she will be continuing the same treatment. She is so appreciative of all the prayers.

Buddy Parks is struggling with neuropathy and balance issues, prayers are appreciated.
MISSIONS

If you would like to be added to the "senders list" to receive the mission families reports through email, please contact the church office at office@clearcreekcoc.org or 423-877-6232 to be added.

Three students were baptized in Lithuania! John Neumann is Canaan's roommate. Mees Roest (from the Netherlands) and Ester Avanesyan (from Armenia) were baptized at the sea (the water was 43 degrees). Mees and John both came to a dinner the McDougles hosted recently at their apartment.  Photo

Short term missions:

After much prayer and consideration, we will not be sending a medical and middle school family trip to Haiti at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and gauge interest for future trips.  We are partnering with Every Eye Will See Him Ministries to help meet the needs of the Haitians and share Jesus.

June 28-July 6:  After much prayer and consideration, we will not be sending a High School trip to Haiti this summer. We will continue to pray over Haiti and our friends at See Him Ministries.
In place of the Haiti mission trip this year we are looking at three options for a domestic mission trip during that same week, June 28-July 6. We believe this will still be a meaningful trip where we can deepen relational connections and community, within our groups, and with those we meet. More details to come, we hope to have more information this Sunday at the Summer Informational Parent Meeting following 2nd worship in the Creek. 

July 5-13:  After much prayer and consideration, we will not be sending a College & Young Professional trip to Haiti this summer. We will continue to pray over Haiti and our friends at See Him Ministries.
GROUPS

Service Opportunities for Groups: Connect with our community face to face by service to others. Many opportunities are available.

If you are not part of a group and would like information, go to clearcreekcoc.org/small-groups.
CHILDREN

For details and other children's dates, go to: clearcreekcoc.org/kids 
YOUTH

For details and other youth dates, go to: clearcreekcoc.org/youth.
WOMEN

Monday Ladies Group: The group will take a break from a study May-August and will resume a study in September.  However, they will continue to meet for lunch on Mondays at Mimi's at 11:30.  In September, they plan to do the new study by Jen Wilkin called Revelation - Eternal King, Everlasting Kingdom. 

Tuesday Ladies Group: Will go to the Cookie Jar in Dunlap for lunch on June 4, leaving the building at 12:00.  They will not through the summer and will resume meeting again after Labor Day.

CRITI:   5/7: Long/Gilbert, 5/21: Campbell/Hannah, 5/28: Habegger/Shaner
MEN

Friday Morning Group meets at 6:30am in the conference room.

BIRTHDAYS

21 Tony Hill
22 Amy Blazek, Gabrielle Boyd, Tyler Clemmons, Rosalind Crownover, Mike D'Andrea
23 Connor Birch
24 Charlee Aldridge, Kathy Hannah, Megan Shepherd
25 Darrell Burger, Don Dreaden, Aaron Wilburn
26 Joy Greathouse
27 Evan Capshaw, Trish Turnbow
28 Mason Long
29 Turner Downs, Leah Goins
30 Reese Black, Jayna Daniels, Karen Grandfield
31 Leo Garibaldi, Jennifer Greer, Wren Sneed