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The Story Sermon Series
The Story Sermon Series

Understanding Jesus opens the door to truly understanding ourselves. Join us at Creekwood UMC for a yearlong study of The Gospels.

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Adult Summer Series
Adult Summer Series

We welcome you to join us on Tuesday nights, beginning June 14, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. for food, fellowship and Summer Studies for both men and women.

Childcare will also be provided, so bring the whole family!

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Creekwood News

  • July 21, 2016: Creekwood News

    Creekwood UMC News

    In this edition, you won't want to miss these stories:

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    Sermon Series: The Story

    Story logoThroughout Christian history we have been warned of false prophets who would lure us in with a sweet message, only to harm us physically and/or spiritually. In our scripture this Sunday we'll see Jesus contrast himself with false teachers, and we'll review the path he provides for those who carry his spirit.

    We invite you to review the following scripture verses ahead of time:
    John 10:1-21

    Have feedback on the sermon series? What new information have you learned? We'd love to hear from you.

    Share your feedback


    Upcoming Sermons

    July 24, 2016

    Chapter 28: "Stealing Sheep"

    July 31, 2016

    Chapter 29: "Lambs and Wolves"

    August 7, 2016

    Chapter 30: "The Stories of the Lost"

    August 14, 2016

    Chapter 31: "A Tale of Two Silos"


    Miss a Sermon? Click Here to Listen to Archived Sermons.


    Upcoming Events

    July 24, 2016

    Ten Buys a Hen Campaign for Plano Santas

    July 27, 2016

    Church Council, 6:30 p.m., Worship Center, Open to Everyone

    July 27-31, 2016

    Creekwood Middle School Mission Trip

    August 1-5, 2016

    "Travel Adventure" Themed Creekwood Preschool/1st Grade Summer Camp

    August 7, 2016

    Allen-Lovejoy Gridiron Kick-Off, Sunday evening, mark your calendars, more info to come

    August 14, 2016

    Back to School Prayer Walk, 3:00 p.m., watch for more details to come

    August 21, 2016

    Blessing of the Teachers and Backpacks
    Lunch with the Pastors for New Attendees Wishing to Join our Church
    Sunday School and Small Group Sign-Ups; Most Classes Will Start Mid-September

    August 28, 2016

    Official launch of Creekwood Special Needs Ministry

    NOTE: Church office will be closed on Fridays during summer months starting June 24, 2016, through July 29, 2016.


    Volunteer Highlight


    There are many, many volunteers working behind the scenes at Creekwood. We've reserved this spot to highlight some of the people who give so graciously of their time and talent.

    Over the summer as you see our volunteers in action, please share what you're seeing and who you think needs to be our next highlight. Click here to share. We start back up our highlights in September.


    Creekwood Special Needs Ministry

    Launching August 28, 2016

    Creekwood UMC Special Needs MinistryThe Creekwood Special Needs Ministry will officially launch August 28, 2016. The objective of this new ministry is to help special needs children and their families celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a nurturing and safe atmosphere which values integration and removes barriers to church attendance.

    A key component of this ministry will be the Buddy Program, which will serve to help every child feel included and nurtured spiritually, emotionally, and physically while their families join us for worship. Pairing each special needs child with a buddy volunteer will help them participate, to the fullest extent, in our Sunday morning children and youth programs.

    We're currently developing our team of buddies. Do you feel called to serve in this ministry? Here is a little more about the buddy role.

    BUDDY FAQs:
    Who can be a buddy?
    Any person at least 18 years of age who has attended Creekwood UMC for at least 6 months. MinistrySafe training and a one-hour in-service training will be required.

    What are the buddy responsibilities?
    Buddy volunteers will serve to provide additional help to children who need extra support to manage toys, crafts, etc. and to help guide children to stay in the appropriate play areas with our group.

    How much time is required to be a buddy?
    Buddy volunteers can commit to 1 or 2 hours per Sunday for any number of weeks in the month.

    How do buddies get paired with special needs children?
    We will work to match children with the most appropriate buddy volunteer, according to the needs and personalities of the children and the buddies.

    For more information, or to share your desire to get involved, please contact Wendy McLean at wmclean@creekwoodumc.org


    Creekwood Gridiron Kickoff2016-2017 Gridiron Kickoff

    We invite you to join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016, for the 2016-2017 Gridiron Kickoff, a Creekwood tradition you won't want miss.

    Let's talk football! Come hear from our new high school head coaches - Allen's Terry Gambill and Lovejoy's Todd Ford.


    Dinner will be provided. Pastor David will be facilitating a Q & A. (Submit your possible questions here.)

    There will also be a fun, interactive game sure to get us all football ready! Plan to attend and bring a friend!


    Creekwood Charge ConferenceCharge Conference

    As is dictated by the United Methodist Book of Discipline, we're required to hold a special meeting called a "Charge Conference" for members of our church to vote on the commencement of our pledge capital campaign for the proposed new Children's & Adult Ministries building and the renovation of the existing Children's Center to support our Youth Ministry.

    The first step in this process (yes, it is something of a process, that is for sure) is to have our Church Council approve the Charge Conference. Church Council will meet this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Church Council meetings are held in the Worship Center and are always open to everyone.

    With Church Council approval, the Charge Conference will then be held Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Members and non-members are welcome to attend; but, per the Book of Discipline, only members can vote. We are required to have at least 50% of those in attendance at the Charge Conference to vote in favor of the commencement of the campaign in order to proceed.

    Your vote matters. Plan to join us on August 18, 2016!


    Join Our Team

    Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and an opportunity for fellowship?

    We're forming a Creekwood coed soccer team and a men's and a coed softball team.

    The leagues will start the end of August. Watch for sign ups to begin shortly.

    Contact Pastor David with any questions. Come play with us!


    Adult Ministry

    Stephen Ministry

    Do you know someone struggling? Someone who could use a friend to listen and guide them through a hard time?

    Stephen Ministry, a 40-year-old Christian organization, brings lay people into ministry by equipping them to provide one-on-one Christian care for people in congregations and communities who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Our Stephen Ministry, a part of our Creekwood Cares Ministry, is led by Susan Pharr, Carey Pharr and Associate Pastor John Thornton; they oversee a team of ministers. Stephen Ministers undergo 50 hours of training where they learn to provide high-quality care to individuals experiencing a crisis or challenges such as divorce, grief, loss of a job, hospitalization, relocation, or loneliness.

    If you, or someone you love, is in need of Christian, one-on-one care, we encourage you to reach out to Associate Pastor John Thornton today via email or phone: 214-544-8450

    "Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
    Galatians 6:2


    Creekwood Choir to Tour LondonCreekwood Choir to Tour London, England

    May 22-30, 2017

    Deadline to register is Sunday, July 31, 2016

    The Creekwood Choir at Creekwood UMC is planning a tour of London, England in May 2017 and you are invited to join us! The ensemble will fly non-stop from DFW to London Heathrow then tour Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Coventry, Bath and Warwick. The choir will perform at the Wesley Chapel, the site of Wesley House. You do not need to be a singing member of the choir to participate in this trip. All arrangements for the trip such as airline, ground transportation, hotels and performances are being handled by US Integrity Touring Co.

    For more information contact Mike Crawford at mjcrawford5746@verizon.net or 214-728-9452.


    Missions

    Ten Buys a Hen Campaign

    You continue to blow us away with your generosity! In just the first week of our two-week campaign, we have raised more money than we did last year for this special program. We have secured sponsorship of 150 turkeys thus far. There is still time to donate. You'll find us in the Gathering Area this Sunday.

    Not familiar with the program? Let's talk turkey. The Plano Santas and the Assistance Center of Collin County come together each year to provide gifts and a holiday meal for approximately 500 needy families in our community. Creekwood has again chosen to support this wonderful partnership and you can find a table for the campaign this Sunday in the Gathering Area. Each $10 we receive will buy one family a turkey for their Christmas meal. Learn more about the program in the video below. We invite you to join us in providing a special Christmas for a neighbor in need.



    We Found Nemo

    The Creekwood Kids and Youth on a Mission pulled off a fun Friday night last week with their family movie night. Most importantly, the effort garnered over $430 to support the ZOE Helps Ministry through the "Kids/Youth on a Mission" Summer Project, which has the goal of raising enough money to sponsor a group of 60-100 orphans for 3 years through the incredible ZOE Helps organization.

    Thank you to everyone who came out to participate and donate, and thank you to the volunteers who made this possible.



    Children's Ministries

    Building Faith Brick by Brick

    Building faith brick by brickFor the month of July, the Explorers Sunday school curriculum will be "Building Faith Brick By Brick." This program includes interactive lessons that help kids experience the wonder and adventure of the Bible via Legos!

    Each Sunday, the children will build something with Lego bricks based on a Bible story. Have your kiddos join us at the 9:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. worship hours! The program is designed for Kindergarten through 4th graders. See you Sunday.



    Happy Summer Break!

    Children's Choir

    The Children's Choir is dismissed for the summer. We'll see you back in September.


    Join Our Children's eNewsletter Distribution List

    Have an infant through 5th grader and not currently receiving our weekly Children's Ministries' newsletter, Explorers' Times? Please email us to be added to our distribution list.


    Student Ministries

    Elevate Student Ministries If your youth isn't already plugged into a weekly small group (7th-10th graders) or life group (11th/12th graders), please contact Eric Jones to learn more about these life-changing groups.

    LiGht (Living in God's House Together) Sunday school is held each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Lovejoy Gym. All 5th-12th graders are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

    Join us for The Rise each Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. We'll have dinner ($5), worship, hear inspirational messages and have small group breakouts. This Sunday we'll have a special Father's Day celebration. Fathers are encouraged to join us. We'll hang out and play 9 square.

    Summer Girls and Boys Youth Bible Studies will be coming soon. Watch for more details. These classes are designed for 7-12th graders. Contact Donna Bartholomew with any questions. Further information will be forthcoming.


    BASIC Middle School Summer Bible Study

    BASIC Middle School Summer Bible Study

    Our summer middle school Bible study is now meeting! You can find us in the Student Center (for now...we'll relocate when renovations begin!) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. All middle schoolers are welcome to join us for study and fellowship.

    Summer Bible Study Tuesdays:
    August 2, 2016
    August 9, 2016
    August 16, 2016


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    Join Our Youth eNewsletter Distribution List

    Have 7th-12th grader and not currently receiving our weekly Children's Ministries' newsletter, Explorers' Times? Please email us to be added to our distribution list.

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  • Creekwood Choir to Tour London, England: May 22-30, 2017

    Creekwood Choir to Tour LondonMay 22-30, 2017

    Deadline to register is Sunday, July 31, 2016

    The Creekwood Choir at Creekwood UMC is planning a tour of London, England, in May 2017 and you are invited to join us!

    The ensemble will fly non-stop from DFW to London Heathrow then tour Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Coventry, Bath, and Warwick. The choir will perform at the Wesley Chapel, the site of Wesley House.

    You do not need to be a singing member of the choir to participate in this trip. All arrangements for the trip such as airline, ground transportation, hotels, and performances are being handled by US Integrity Touring Co.

    For more information, contact Mike Crawford at mjcrawford5746@verizon.net or 214-728-9452.

  • 2016 Youth Summer Mission Trips

    2016 Summer Mission Trips

    Mark your calendars for the 2016 Summer Mission Trips! We are so excited for all of the amazing things God is already preparing for our summer. We want to invite you to start getting prepared as we start thinking of fundraisers and other projects to prepare for these trips.

    *Don’t let cost be an issue for these trips. Sign up when the opportunities arise and communicate your needs to us, and we can partner together to make this summer amazing.

    College Students are welcome to help with these upcoming trips.

    Get ready for an amazing summer!


    BigStuf: July 10-15, 2016

    Spots are full, and we are excited for this trip. Be sure to keep your eyes open in case anyone drops from the trip if you would like a spot!


    UM Army: June 12-17, 2016

    Registration begins Sunday, February 21, 2016. 

    UM Army is currently on the ground in Jackson, Mississippi, looking for a host church in a surrounding area in need. Please do not hesitate to sign up.

    **Cost: $275. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required when registering. Please give your $50 non-refundable deposit to Eric Jones to complete your registration. (Make checks payable to Creekwood UMC.)

    Register Now

    Ministry Safe requires every vehicles have 2 adults (over the age of 21). We need drivers! 

    Even if you can’t stay for the week, we need drivers willing to help us drive there and back. The number of adult drivers that help on the way there and back limit the amount of youth we can take on this mission trip. 

    Please contact me if you would like more info at ejones@creekwoodumc.org.


    Middle School Mission Trip: Gainesville, TX, July 27-31, 2016

    We are currently working with FUMC Allen to work out menu items, camp theme and work sites for our Gainesville trip. Sign up begins March 13, 2016!

  • The Story: 2016 Sermon Series

    Sermon Series The Story

    Understanding Jesus opens the door to truly understanding ourselves. Join us at Creekwood UMC each week in 2016 for a yearlong study of The Gospels.

    While we begin in January, you are invited to join us any time. You can even catch up or re-listen to any of the messages online here.

    • The Story
    • His Story
    • Our Story
    • My Story
  • Harper Elementary-Creekwood Partnership for the 2015-16 School Year

    Make a Difference in the Lives of Princeton Children

    Harper Elementary

    With the school year starting back up, we're starting to once again assemble our cadre of Harper's Helpers. We're seeking all returning Harper's Helpers and anyone else interested in investing in the lives of the students at Princeton ISD's Harper Elementary! Needed are mentors, tutors and volunteers for grades pre-K through 5th grade for the 2015/16 school year. This is the second year of our partnership and we have a few new offerings. We'll have a breakfast mentor-ship window during the 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 am time frame for those who may work during the school day. We're also adding Library helpers and readers for pre-K.

    Click here to see the different offerings by grade level and time, and to sign up. If you have any questions, please email kellyoleson@gmail.com. Join us in making a difference in the lives of the young children of Princeton.

    Sign up


    Be a Breakfast Mentor

    school deskWant a buddy to eat breakfast with and mentor each week? Pick your day to help out:
    Weekly from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

    Sign up

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