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New Worship Times
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Creekwood is growing! Beginning September 13, 2015 we will be adding a third service.

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  • August 28, 2015: Explorers Times

    Wendy McConneyA Note from Wendy

    What a great Sunday we had with all the children filling their backpacks with prayers to get ready for their first day of school. One little guy asked me, "Ms. Wendy, do you think with all these prayers in there I will have room for my lunch and my books tomorrow?" I told him yes!! (smile). I still have some backpack tags for those children who were not able to be at the service last Sunday. You can pick one up in the basket at the Children's Church sign up table right in front of the Sanctuary doors.

    If you did not fill out a NEW emergency white card, please do so when you drop off your child/ren for Explorers Sunday school. I am updating and need NEW cards for everyone. A greeter will be at a table at the children's center to help you out.

    On September 13, 2015 we will begin our new worship and Sunday school hours. Sunday school will be provided during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship hours. I have to wait and see the numbers for our 9:00 a.m. Sunday school hour to completely know what that will look like. The 10:15 a.m. Explorers Sunday School will be grouped as follows: Kindergarten-grade one, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. If the classes get too big, I will separate them. During the 11:30 a.m. worship time, I will have Children's Choir except on the second Sunday of the month when I will have Mission Possible Kids. Everyone from Kindergarten to 5th grade is welcome to join us for choir and Mission Possible Kids.

    VolunteerI am still looking for teachers; see below for the needs. I am not quite sure of the needs for the 9:00 a.m. time slot, but I know I will need K/1st grade teachers to coincide with the adult Bible study classes meeting at that time. I love your children, but I cannot teach all the classes.The good news is that I now have 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th grades covered. Many thanks to Lynda Blaylock, Nancy and Rick Adler, Penny Porsch, and Suzanne and Helder Menendez. I also have one 9:00 a.m. K/1st grade class covered, thanks to Lyndsey Lessner and Kelly Oleson. And, I have three volunteers for the K/1st grade 10:15 a.m. slot—thank you Jennifer and Chad Selby and Marci Adams!

    So here is what I need:

    • Teach the 4- and 5 year-old Sunday School class. Straightforward curriculum and prepped art supplies will be provided to you. We recruit sets of teachers so that, with rotation, teachers are often just leading a class once a month. We have organized so that you will be empowered with the tools needed to make a difference in the classrooms Sunday mornings. Contact Wendy McConney to learn more and sign up.
    • Teach the K/1st grade Sunday School class. Again, here we recruit sets of teachers so that, with rotation, teachers are often just leading a class once a month and are able to spend their energy with the children, in class, making a real difference on their Sunday. Contact Wendy McConney to learn more and sign up.
    • I am also still in need of a few more greeters for the Explorers Sunday School and in the Preschool area. Thanks to Kristi Wilbur, Cissie Vines, Jennifer Selby, Nancy Adler and Allison Brown for committing to greet our families!

    Feel free to call me at 214-544-8050, ext. 112, with your questions, concerns or ideas.


    Explorers Sunday School K-5th

    Explore GodStarts on September 13, 2015 and runs through October 25, 2015.

    Kindergarten to 5th graders will use the Explore God curriculum. The 2's-3's and 4's and 5's Preschool classes will continue with the Spark curriculum. Explore God and Spark will provide great opportunities for families to have wonderful discussions each week.

    Click here to learn more about Explore God.


    Dates to Remember

    September 13, 2015
    Mission Possible Kids kick-off

    September 15, 2015
    Creekwood MoMtourage

    September 20, 2015
    Children's Choir starts back

    October 18, 2015:
    1st Grade Bible Presentation


    Don't Forget

    Explorers should bring their bibles to class each week.


    noahExplorers Sunday School

    For the Fall session we will be exploring Old Testament stories beginning with the Creation story. The scripture passage for this Sunday will be Genesis 3:1-24. The theme is: We all need God's love and grace; God forgives.

    Family conversations around this lesson plan can be: How do you know God always loves and forgives you? Can I ever get into so much trouble that I'm not lovable anymore? Have you ever had to ask for forgiveness? Was it easy or hard to do so? Do you think this Bible story teaches us that getting into trouble isn't the end of the story - there's forgiveness and second chances?

    Check it out: The word sin does not occur in the story but, we recognize it! The first time the word sin appears is in the NRSV translation of the Bible in Genesis 4. We don't know which tasty fruit Adam and Eve ate off the tree in the middle of the garden though it is often pictured in art as an apple. Make an apple pie together and talk about the story as you eat the pie. YUM!! Dear God, thank you for always loving us. Help us to make good decisions. Amen


    September Offering

    IHCFor the month of September, our Sunday school offering will go to the Interfaith Housing Coalition, a non profit organization that helps families that are homeless become self sufficient again .


    Children's ChoirChildren's Choir Starts back September 20, 2015

    Children’s choir will start back up again September 20, 2015 (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!!!)

    INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. The choir is designed for those in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We are going to meet at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. over at the children's center. Please come directly to the children's center at 11:30 a.m. Parents, you are asked to pick up and drop off at the children's center. We will meet every Sunday EXCEPT the second Sunday of the month when we have Mission Possible Kids. COME AND JOIN US!!!! We have so much fun. Ask anyone in our Children's Choir and they will tell you Children's Choir is the best!


    Mission PossibleMission Possible Kids Starts back September 13, 2015

    Calling all Agents. Are you ready to start doing Mission work for God again? If you are, we have some fun mission projects planned. Mission Possible Kids, a.k.a. MPKids, is all about empowering kids to actually change the world. Through MPKids, kids become more than "just kids", they become "special agents doing God's work." We will meet the second Sunday of the month in the children's center. Our first meeting will be Sunday, September 13, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. . Anyone Kindergarten through 5th grade is invited. SHHHHH...our first mission will be Operation Birthday Boxes. We will be making birthday boxes for the Interfaith Housing Coalition, a nonprofit organization that provides temporary housing for homeless families and programs to regain self-sufficiency.


    School SuppliesSchool Supplies for the Preschool and Children's center

    While you are picking up school supplies that are on sale and BOGO, please keep Creekwood in mind. I would love any donation of supplies for the preschool and children's center. We can always use more glue sticks, tape, markers, pencils and crayons.


    Little Explorers Preschool and Nursery news

    Prechool Primer

    Parents, I am combining my two newsletters into one. This is the spot where you will find information that relates to preschool moms. On that note, the formerly known as Creekwood MOPS group is now a moms group called "The Creekwood Momtourage." This is for all moms with preschool and elementary age children. Their NEXT meeting will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the worship center from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  All moms and friends of moms invited!

    Dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please email Jennifer Robinson.

    This group will meet the third Tuesday of the month. Email Jennifer to request membership to the new Momtourage page on Facebook to stay up to date on what's happenings.

    Wendy McConney

    Director of Children’s Ministries
    wmcconney@creekwoodumc.org
    214-544-8060 Ext. 112

  • Three Worship Services Beginning September 13, 2015

    Creekwood UMC will offer three worship services beginning September 13, 2015Creekwood is growing!

    Beginning September 13, 2015 we will offer three worship services:

    9:00 Traditional
    10:15 Contemporary
    11:30 Contemporary

  • Explore God and Small Group Studies begin September 13, 2015

    Explore God*Most groups will participate in Explore God unless otherwise noted below. Diciple 1, Scriptural Bible Studies and a Women’s Study are also being offered at this time.

    Sundays

    9:00 a.m.
    Leaders: Rob Burrus and Steve Wild
    Saxby’s Coffee | 190 E Stacy Rd #408, Allen, TX

    Saxby’s is located on Stacy Road in the Villages of Allen. 

    Journey Sunday School Class
    9:00 a.m.
    Leader: Lance Robinson
    Room 106 of the Worship Center

    Parents with children of various ages seeking to strengthen their spiritual walk together and become better parents and faithful Christians.

    Agape Sunday School Class
    9:00 a.m.
    Leaders: Lyndsey Lessner & Kelly Oleson
    Tile room of the Children’s Center

    Adults of various ages and stages of life joining together to dig into scripture.

    Faithworks Sunday School Class
    9:00 a.m. Leaders: Lauralee Campbell & Linda Pitts
    Room 105 of the Worship Center

    Single and married adults with grown children studying God’s word, discussing ways to make it relevant in our lives, and implementing it with works.

    L.I.F.E. Sunday School Class
    10:15 a.m.
    Leaders: Randy Edwards and Rod Duncan
    Room 105

    L.I.F.E. stands for Living in Faith Every Day and consists of adults of all ages engaging in discussion-based Bible Study.

    Confirmation 2015 & 2016 Parents Sunday School Class
    10:15 a.m.
    Leader: Hugh Brown
    Lovejoy Elementary School Teacher’s Lounge (adjacent to gym)

    This class is comprised of last year’s confirmation parents and this year’s group.Â

    Identification Sunday School Class
    10:15 a.m.
    Leaders: Mike & Sue Jarvis
    Lovejoy Elementary School Gym

    Consists mostly of parents with middle and high schoolers studying God’s word and how it applies to everyday life.

    Celebration Sunday School Class
    10:15 a.m.
    Leaders: Various class members
    Lovejoy Elementary School Cafeteria

    Seniors having fun learning and living the Bible.

    Empty Nesters Sunday School Class
    10:15 a.m.
    Leader: L. Michael Mints
    Room 106 of the Worship Center

    Single and married, men and women, who have raised their children and are interested in fellowship and growing together in faith.

    Explore God Group
    Leaders: Paige & Barrett Owens
    Paige and Barrett Owens' home

    Couples with young families; Childcare provided with a reservation.

    Sunday Evening Men’s Group
    6:30 p.m.
    Leader: Rob Dueck
    Kelly’s in the Villages of Allen

    Childcare provided with a reservation. 

    Weekdays and Evenings

    Monday 7:00 p.m. Group
    Leader: Tom Kreuser
    Nine Bands Brewery | 9 Prestige Circle Allen, TX

    Tuesday 7:00 a.m. Men’s Group
    Leader: Brandon Pitts
    Mom’s Cafe © | 602 E. Main Street, Allen, TX

    This group is a scripture-based study group. Bring your Bible!

    Seamless

    Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Women’s Group
    Leader: Barrie Heres & Sue Jarvis
    Room 106 of the Worship Center

    Seamless, by Angie Smith is a 7 week study which aims to help readers understand the Bible as one complete story. Participant Guide cost is $14.Â

    Tuesday 9:30 a. m. Women’s Group
    Leader: Jana Carmichael
    Room 105 of the Worship Center

    Childcare provided with reservation.

    Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 
    Leaders: Rick and Nancy Adler
    Room 106 at Creekwood UMC

    Childcare is provided.

    Wednesday 8:00 p.m.
    Leader: Paul Brookshire
    Black Walnut Cafe © | 955 W. Stacy Road, Allen, TX

    Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
    Leader: Annmarie Barajas
    Whole Foods in the Village of Fairview | 105 Stacy Rd. Fairview, TX

    This study will meet in the cafe.

    Thursday 6:30 p.m. Women's Group
    Leaders: Barrie Heres & Sue Jarvis
    Heres' Home

    Thursday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 1 Class
    Leader: Erica Dorlon
    Room 106 of the Worship Center

    Childcare provided with a reservation. This 24 week course is an in depth study of the Bible. It is highly recommended for those seeking to understand the Bible as a complete story and go deeper in their faith and as a disciple of Christ. Weekly reading and studying will be included. This is an excellent study!

    Momtourage

    MOMtourage
    3rd Thursday of each month
    Leaders: Cissie Vines & Jennifer Robinson
    Creekwood Worship Center

    A group of Moms fellowshipping and following Jesus! Come join other moms just like you in a place where you will find community, support, and resources in a welcoming environment. We believe that all moms need the support of other moms! Enjoy dinner, devotions, fellowship, speakers and creative activities with moms from all walks of life. Childcare will  be provide. The next meeting will be held September 15, 2015.

    Friday 9:30 a.m. Group
    Leader: Linda Pitts
    Whole Foods in the Village of Fairview 
      | 105 Stacy Rd. Fairview, TX

    This study will meet in the cafe.

    Weekends

    Saturday 8:30 a.m.
    Leaders: Rob Burrus and Steve Wild
    Saxby’s Coffee | 190 E Stacy Rd #408, Allen, TX

    Sunday 9:00 a.m.
    Leaders: Rob Burrus and Steve Wild
    Saxby’s Coffee | 190 E Stacy Rd #408, Allen, TX

  • Creekwood Family Promise Hosting: September 13-20, 2015

    Family PromiseIt's time again for CUMC and Grace Church to receive the blessing of hosting our Family Promise guests at Creekwood United Methodist Church! Our hosting is the week of September 13-20, 2015. It takes many trained volunteers to host the families. If you haven’t had training and want to help, please contact Sandra Burrus.

    Family Promise of Collin County is a local affiliate of a national organization that has helped families in need for more than 25 years. The Family Promise model operates through Interfaith Hospitality Networks of 10-13 faith based congregations within a community who join forces to help families who are homeless regain self-sufficiency. Family Promise provides food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. They provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless and educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

    Let's make them feel right at "home" by filling up this volunteer list! Just plug in when and where you can.

    Sign up

    Please provide your phone and email so that we can contact you with any schedule changes that may impact you.

    We appreciate each and every one of you for your commitment to this awesome ministry and extend a heartfelt Thank You!

  • 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!

  • More Creekwood News...

    Worship Times

    Sunday Mornings
    9:30 a.m.

    Traditional Service

    11:00 a.m.

    Contemporary Service

    Beginning September 13, 2015
    Creekwood will be adding a third
    service with new worship times to be:
    9:00 a.m. Traditional
    10:15 a.m. Contemporary
    11:30 a.m. Contemporary

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