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Creekwood invites you to discover the joy of belonging to a community of believers, growing in your knowledge and experience of God's love, and serving people in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night

Mark your calendars now to join us for family movie night Friday, July 15, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.

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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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  • June 30, 2016: Creekwood News

    Creekwood UMC News

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

    Creekwood UMC e-News

    Sermon Series: The Story

    Story logoWhat do you get when you mix an ingrained systematic expression of belief and government with a brand new idea? The answer: Confusion and Revolution. This Sunday, we'll take a look at the confusion Jesus caused, and try to shore up any of our confusion or misconceptions about who Jesus is. We hope you'll join us, and we hope you'll invite someone else to hear Jesus' message of freedom this Independence Day weekend.

    We invite you to review the following scripture verses ahead of time:
    John 7:11-52
    John 8:12-20

    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 3, 2016

    Chapter 25: "Messianic Theories"

    July 10, 2016

    Chapter 26: "Character Development"

    July 17, 2016

    Chapter 27: "One Thing I Know"



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


    Upcoming Events

    July 3, 2016

    Harper Apple Tree

    July 4, 2016

    Independence Day, Church Office Closed

    July 10-15, 2016

    Big Stuf Beach Trip

    July 11, 2016

    Austin Street Shelter Family Serving Event

    July 11-15, 2016

    Creekwood Preschool - 1st Grade "Critters" Camp

    July 15, 2016

    Creekwood Family Movie Night, Finding Nemo, 6:30 p.m.

    July 17, 2016

    Harper Apple Tree Item Return Deadline

    July 17-24, 2016

    Ten Buys a Hen Campaign for Plano Santas

    July 27-31, 2016

    Creekwood Middle School Mission Trip

    August 7, 2016

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

    August 21, 2016

    Blessing of the Teachers and Backpacks
    Lunch with the Pastors for New Attendees Wishing to Join our Church

    August 22, 2016

    Official launch of Creekwood Special Needs Ministry


    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.


    Guest Youth Ministers

    Come Meet Our Candidates!

    We've got three fantastic candidates in the running to lead our Youth Ministry. Each is coming to The Rise to share their visions for our program, meet a few more of our youth, and learn even more about our church. Everyone is invited to join us. The schedule for their respective visits is below. The Rise takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each Sunday in the Worship Center. Dinner is provided with a $5 donation.

    July 10 - Macie Liptoi
    July 17 - Jared Phares
    July 31 - Mark Jones


    Creekwood Family Movie Night

    popcornDon't forget, we'll have family movie night Friday, July 15, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. We'll be showing Finding Nemo, keeping in step with the just-released summer blockbuster Finding Dory!

    We'll be taking donations at the door, and concessions will be available, including special, hand-made goodies from our children. All money raised will support Creekwood's "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.


    Kids and Youth on a Mission Update

    The summer Zoe fundraising campaign "Kids and Youth on a Mission" is underway, and it is going strong. We have 60+ families and over 100 children participating. Most of the kids are from Creekwood, but some of our kids have recruited and inspired other kids in our community to participate as well. It is awesome to see what the kids are doing! We've heard some inspiring stories. Rumor has it Alyssa Tarpley has already raised over $325 and is dead-set on reaching her goal of $1000. Sounds like someone is setting the bar high! Booyah.

    Do you have a project on your to-do list that needs to come off? Maybe a porch to be swept? A car to be washed? Weeds in the garden? A grocery run? Let us know, and I'll bet we can hook you up with a Creekwood kid or youth who can get the job done! These kiddos are passionate. They are on a mission to raise the money needed to empower children about their age in desperate situations on the other side of the globe to not only survive but to thrive.

    As we've reported, the upcoming Creekwood Family Movie Night is scheduled for July 15, 2016. Funds raised during this event will support "Kids and Youth on a Mission." We promise a fun night and we'll be sharing a big announcement that night you won't want to miss.


    The 2015 Team.

    Kickball Players Needed!

    Do you like kickball? Maybe you haven't played since middle school, but the game was what you looked forward to each recess....or maybe consistently beating your kids at the game with your "never lose" attitude isn't going so well..... Whatever the case, we need you on our team, the Kickelodians!

    Games are held Friday evenings at Ford Field in Allen. No practices! Just games. No prior experience needed, you just have to be 16 years of age or older. Contact Sean (seanmccleskey@gmail.com) for more info or to join the team.

    Come play ball with us! Not up for the team? Well, come cheer us on. Our next game is July 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., then we play Friday, July 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, July 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.


    Fancy Yourself a Golf Cart Driving Pro?

    We still have some slots open in July! We're looking for some drivers to facilitate our golf cart ministry. This transportation enables us to provide so many of our members and guests safe, comfortable access from the parking lot into worship and to special events. Shifts are as a short as 15 minutes, none longer than 25 minutes. Click here to see the schedule and to sign up. Yeah, it is as fun as it looks.


    Summer Giving

    Traditionally offerings dip during summer months, but our need remains constant. Many of us travel during the summer and miss Sunday service, where we make our offering. You can make your donations online, if you wish, when you are not in attendance.

    Click here to make an online contribution.


    Creekwood Choir to Tour London, England

    May 22-30, 2017

    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

    Austin Street Center Family Serving Opportunity

    Creekwood was made aware of a real need at the Austin Street Center in Dallas, TX, where over 100 homeless men and women seek shelter on any given day. The shelter needs individuals to provide food and to donate their time serving meals. We've committed to covering lunch on Monday, July 11, 2016. We need your help to make this happen.

    Here's our plan to help. We're recruiting volunteers to prepare Sloppy Joes and side items to be delivered to Creekwood no later than 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2016. Most items (non-perishable) can be delivered to Creekwood by July 10, 2016. A team will collect all the food donations and deliver the hot meal Monday afternoon to the shelter. Volunteers that prepare food are also invited to serve the hot lunch onsite at Austin Street Shelter from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    This is a great opportunity for families - even children as young as five years old can help serve cookies or chips with their parent. If you cannot serve food but would still like to help, please consider providing one of the many items needed such as cookies, chips, and salad mix. Any of these items can even be delivered on Sunday, July 10, 2016, to Creekwood.

    Click here to see the list of opportunities and to sign up for this important mission to provide a basic need to people in our community - food and a warm, loving smile.

    Learn more about the Austin Street Center here.

    Austin Street Center
    2929 Hickory Street
    Dallas, TX 75226


    Harper Apple Tree

    We still have some apples for picking!

    We're in the midst of our "Apple Tree of Teacher Wishes" project! In an effort to grow deep roots in Princeton to share God's love, we're once again partnering with Harper Elementary to help provide educational materials for classrooms. This project encourages teacher retention at Harper as well as allows the teachers to save the money they often spend out of their own paychecks to prepare for the school year. We asked the teachers to give us a list of items that they would like to have for their classrooms and these needs are represented on our "apple tree" in the Gathering Area. We had a big response Sunday, but we still have some apples on the tree in need of picking.

    NEW THIS YEAR: If you would like to pick an item from the tree and simply leave payment with us, we will do the shopping for you!

    ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: You have the opportunity to pick an apple listing a new pair of shoes with a specific size and gender request. These donations help stock the school for times when students need help replacing their worn shoes.

    If you picked an apple, don't forget the items are due back by July 17, 2016. Thank you for enriching the lives of Harper teachers and students!


    Dresses From Our Sewing Ministry

    Those of us who were once little girls remember just how special we felt when we got a new dress to wear. Thanks to our dedicated sewing ministry, Creekwood was able to give a number of orphan girls from Mexico thier own special handmade dresses. These smiles were too precious to pass up sharing with you all.



    Children's Ministries

    Building Faith Brick by Brick

    For 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

    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:
    July 5, 2016
    July 19, 2016
    August 2, 2016
    August 9, 2016
    August 16, 2016

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    UMArmy Mission Army Video Recap

    We showed a video recap from our UMArmy trip last week in worship. Here you can find the full video.

    Enjoy all the fun and smiles!

     

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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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  • Apple Tree Supports Harper Elementary: June 26 - July 17, 2016

    School Supplies for Harper Elementary

    June 26 - July 17, 2016

    As a Church for the Community, Creekwood UMC is once again partnering with Harper Elementary in Princeton to help provide teaching materials for the classrooms. Last year, the Harper teachers were overwhelmed by your generosity, and we look forward to showering them with encouragement and school supplies again this year.

    We have asked the teachers to give us a list of items that they would like to have for their classrooms. The Apple Tree will be in the Gathering Area on June 26, 2016, with all of the items that the teachers have requested.  Please note, items need to be returned by July 17, 2016.

    NEW THIS YEAR: If you would like to pick an item from the tree and leave payment with us, we will do the shopping for you!

    Thank you for enriching the lives of Harper Elementary teachers and students.

  • Family Serving Opportunity: July 11, 2016

    Help Serve the Homeless

    July 11, 2016

    Austin Street Center
    2929 Hickory Street
    Dallas, TX 75226

    Looking for a way to volunteer with your kids this summer? Creekwood is blessed with an opportunity to provide a hot meal and serve 100+ homeless men and women at Austin Street Shelter on July 11, 2016.

    This mission was added due to Austin Street Shelter's urgent need for provide hot lunches. We currently need people to prepare sloppy joes and side items, and then deliver the items to Creekwood by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016. Most items can be delivered July 10, 2016, to Creekwood. A team will collect all the food donations and deliver the hot meal Monday afternoon to the shelter.

    Volunteers that prepare food are also invited to serve the hot lunch on-site at Austin Street Shelter from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families – even children as young as five years old can help serve cookies or chips with their parent.

    If you cannot serve food but would still like to help, please consider providing one of the many items needed such as cookies, chips, and salad mix. Any of these items can even be delivered on Sunday, July 10, 2016, to Creekwood.

    Please see sign-up list below to help with this important mission and provide a basic need to people in our community – food and a warm, loving smile. Please contact Stephanie Merrifield at 972-977-1411 or stephanie_merrifield@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

    SIGN UP HERE

  • Creekwood Family Movie Night: July 15, 2016

    Creekwood Family Movie Night

    popcornMark your calendars now to join us for family movie night Friday, July 15, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. We'll be showing Finding Nemo, keeping in step with the summer blockbuster Finding Dory!

    We'll be taking donations at the door, and concessions will be available, including custom-made goodies from our children. All money raised will support Creekwood's "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.

  • 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!

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