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  • Creekwood Health Week: August 3-9, 2015

    Healthweek

    Health Week

    August 3 - 9, 2015

    God has blessed us with the amazing human body and it is our responsibility to take care of it. Much research has been focused on the mind/body connection, with spirituality contributing a key component in this dynamic. In this vein, we are hosting Creekwood Health Week on August 3-9, 2015.

    As you may have read yesterday in Pastor David's devotional, he has challenged us for the week with the following:

    1. Wake up each day and tell your loved ones that you love them.
    2. Pray/Meditate for 4 minutes, once a day. This is the time researchers say it takes to train your brain to see the world the way Jesus sees the world. Meditate on a scriptural promise that you need to remember. Perhaps it's your forgiveness, the forgiveness of another person, God's love for you, running the race as though to win—you pick.
    3. Pray out loud, as though God is always with you. So that you believe God is listening.
    4. Call a counselor, therapist, or pastor if you are battling unspoken issues of depression, anxiety, compulsion, or other situations better handled in the open and with someone loving you through it.
    5. Laugh at least 3 times a day.
    6. Do something kind for another person each day.
    7. Eat healthy.
    8. Exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day.

    In the spirit of #7, next week we're bringing in registered dietitian Maria-Paula Carrillo MS, RDM, LD to educate us. On Monday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m., she will be talking about cooking for a family. On Thursday evening, August 6, at 7:00 p.m., she will be discussing healthy eating when you're on the go. If you need childcare in order to attend either of these events, please contact us.

    Now, let's get physical. We are partnering with Camp Gladiator to offer friends and members of Creekwood a free week of boot camp! Starting August 1, Creekwood members and guests are welcome to attend a full free week of fitness. You can find a list of local camps by visiting campGladiator.com/DFW. Camps are held on the Creekwood campus M/W/F at 5:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. You can often find Pastor David in the 9:15 a.m. camp.

    Pure Barre of Allen, located in Watters Creek (and soon to have a sister location in McKinney at Stonebridge Ranch), has also offered a special opportunity to our members and guests. For the months of August and September, sign up for the New Client Special, one month of unlimited Pure Barre classes, and receive an additional week for free! Pure Barre is a full-body, low-impact workout designed to create long, lean muscles without bulk. Contact Pure Barre at 214-383-9235 to sign up and let them know you are a Creekwood member or guest. No word yet on if we'll see Pastor David "Lift, Tone, Burn" as they say at Pure Barre, but we'll try!

    Community partnerships are at the heart of Creekwood. Are you currently participating in a health or fitness program that would be able to extend special trial offers to Creekwood members? If so, please contact Sandy McKinney.

  • Elevate Student Ministries Youth Month! August 2015

    Youth Month Sign-Ups Started Sunday, August 2, 2015!!

    Elevate Student Ministries

    We have planned a number of activities geared towards our students as we wind down summer.

    There will be some great opportunities to give back via nursing home visits, food bank projects and other community volunteer organization events. There will also be some cool fellowship activities including a Top Golf outing and a lock-in at Group Dynamix!

    We encourage you to stop by the Youth Month table in the Gathering Area this Sunday to learn more and sign up. Interested in volunteering as an adult chaperone for any of these activities? Please contact Eric Jones at 580-595-0180.

    Youth Month Activities

    August 3, 2015 - Monday

    Victoria Gardens - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    We will be spending time with elderly residents of VG (playing games, telling stories, etc...) Students are responsible for transportation to and from Victoria Gardens.

    August 5, 2015 - Wednesday

    Whirlyball - 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Pricing will be announced soon!!! We are meeting at Whirlyball Plano (Parkway Plaza, 3115 Parker Rd, Plano, TX, 75023). Students are responsible for their ride to and from Whirlyball.

    August 11, 2015 - Tuesday

    North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    We will be helping sort through food! We will need volunteers for drivers!!!

    August 12-13, 2015 - Wednesday-Thursday

    Group Dynamix - 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

    Cost $40 - We are having a lock in at GDX! We need Volunteer Drivers and chaperons!!!

    August 17, 2015 - Monday

    Community Help! 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    We will be doing various odd jobs for families that need help and at ACO! We will need Volunteer Drivers!!! Also, please sign up for assistance if you need it in the Gathering Area this Sunday! We will determine if the youth can help and get back with those that sign up!

    August 19, 2015 - Wednesday

    Top Golf - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Cost $40. We will be playing Top Golf together and having dinner! (We are meeting at Top Golf, each student is responsible for their own ride to and from TG).

  • Harper Elementary-Creekwood Partnership for the 2015-16 School Year
    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. Training sessions will be held at Harper Elementary on August 16, 2015 and August 23, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - you can pick the best day for you to attend. 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.

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  • Habitat for Humanity Build: August 29 & October 3, 2015

    Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity

    Meet Jessica Garcia, pictured here with one of her three children, and with our Lyndsey Lessner. We're about to build Jessica and her family a home!

    Creekwood's assigned build dates are Saturday, August 29, 2015, and Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We'll need a minimum of 20 volunteers each day. We'll also look to volunteers to provide lunch for roughly 30 people each build day. Interested in participating in this fulfilling mission? Contact Lyndsey Lessner or sign up in the Gathering Area August 16, 2015.

    All job site volunteers are required to complete a one-time Habitat for Humanity orientation. Orientation sessions will be held August 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and August 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Habitat for Humanity office located at 2060 Couch Dr., McKinney, TX. RSVP for orientation at volunteer@ncc-habitat.com.

    Email Annmarie Barajas to sign up now!

  • Bizarre Stories from the Bible: August 2015 Sermon Series
    Stories

    Sermon Series

    Bizarre Stories from the Bible

    School is about to start, which means interesting things are bound to happen! There are some interesting stories in the Bible as well, to be certain there are some really bizarre ones.

    We'll spend the month of August reviewing a few. We'll discuss Biblical interpretation and be reminded that even in the strangest of places, God is there. Thank goodness we have a book to lead us through the weirdness of life.

    Sunday, August 2, 2015
    Message: “Prophets, and Bald Men, and Bear Cubs, Oh My!”
    Scripture: 2 Kings 2:23-25

    Sunday, August 9, 2015
    Message: “If Donkey’s Could Talk”
    Scripture: Numbers 22:22-35

    Sunday, August 16, 2015
    Message: “I Guess God Will Take Anyone?”
    Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12

    Sunday, August 23, 2015
    Message: “The Open-Mouth Head Bob”
    Scripture: Acts 20:7-12

    Sunday, August 30, 2015
    Message: “Swiss Bank Accounts”
    Scripture: Acts 5:1-11

    Come join us for worship! Traditional service at 9:30 a.m. or our contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

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