December 18

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.   When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 1 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:16-18 NIV
Please join us this weekend at CCCC as Pastor Rob will be teaching us more about the story of Mary and Joseph. We encourage everyone to invite a friend or family member.
We also encourage everyone to think of a loved one or friend to invite to our Christmas Eve service as we rejoice the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!
Advent at CCCC
The faith stories of Advent tell of a situation – a young woman great with child, wondering, “Will I be able to do this?  Can I be the mother of God’s son”?  In the stories of Mary, Joseph, the prophets, the Israelites, and the shepherds we witness monumental commands accompanied by the enormous promise that those who hear and respond are not alone. 
Advent calls us to ask ourselves, “Will we be ready, and how will we prepare to welcome God with us?”
Lighting candles on an Advent wreath offers us an opportunity to remember the stories of scripture as we look toward Christmas.  This month we will light a candle each week, trusting that in the simple act of lighting a candle, we invite Christ into our lives yet again. 
This week is the lighting of the Joy candle.
Service Times:
Saturday- 4:00pm (Small Group Format)
Sunday- 10:00am  
Children’s Church
Sunday- 10:00am
Cedar Creek Kids Corner – December 18th
This week our First Steps Toddlers will do an action story of Jesus’s Birth and play a game about Joseph and Mary’s Trip.  The Kid’s Creek Elementary Group will discuss Jesus’ Birth, create a wreath, and play a candy exchange game. 
Thank you Cedar Creek for supporting our Children’s Ministry however we are still in need for volunteers
For Children’s Ministry questions and/or enrollment information please email Jaime Branham:
WELCOME – BABY BRANHAM! Josh & Jaime welcomed Abigail Rose born Sunday Dec. 4 @ 9:52 am. She was 7 lbs 15 oz and 21.5 inches long. The family is doing well! Congratulations Branham family! We can’t wait to meet her.
Saturday Service Changes – Our Saturday evening service adopted a small-group format, studying the small-group topic of The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel.  This study series includes video of Lee Strobel presenting his investigation of Christmas and how history and the Bible can provide evidence for the case of the birth of Christ.
Permanent Pastor Search Process Update: Thank you to all who completed the Senior Pastor survey. We appreciate your time and participation! The Assessment Team is in the process of compiling all the information to add to the report. The final report (or job description) is scheduled to be complete by mid-January and will be given to the Search Committee.
The Search Committee is meeting with Pastor Ken on January 22 after church and will be trained on the next steps going forward.
Holiday Service Schedule
December 24thChristmas Eve Service – 4:00PM
December 25thChristmas Day – No Service
December 31st – New Year’s Eve – No Service
January 1st – New Year’s Day – 10:00AM
January 7 & 8, 2017 – Family Sharing Needs  
Oatmeal (packets and quick oats)
Beef Stew
Canned ravioli
Soap and personal hygiene products
Thank you!!
January 29, 2017 – All-Church Prayer Gathering – Join us right after the service for a time of prayer for our attenders, our church, and especially our nation
Electronic Tithing via PayPal
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce– Proverbs 3:9 
You can now electronically tithe to CCCC by transferring money though PayPal. It’s free, fast, easy and secure!              
Here is the link: 
~Please continue to bring in your aluminum cans to support CCCC ministries~

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