Survey Results, Adopt-a-Student, Outdoor Worship Service Info and More!

Our survey on service times indicates that a LOT of folks enjoy and even prefer the earlier, 9:00 a.m. service. So, we hope to see many of you on Sunday bright and early as we celebrate the person and work of Jesus and learn more about what it means to live as his disciples in the context of his astounding grace. Of course, the option remains: 9:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. at the Lumpkin County High School.

By the way, there are several things that will be presented on Sunday for which you can register today. Just click on the option to sign up!

  • Adopt-A-Student – In order to connect college students with families at Creekstone in a personal way, we are launching Adopt-a-Student, where families sponsor between 2-6 students during the school year. Sponsoring involves things such as checking in with your students by email or phone, having them over for a meal or to watch a ball game, and just being available as a home away from home.
  • Creekstone 101 (Sept. 27-28) – This will introduce you to Creekstone’s history, mission, vision, values, theology, and partnerships, as well as explain our membership process. If you attend you are not required to join. But if you plan to join, C-101 is a prerequisite.

And don’t miss out on these important calendar items…

OUTDOOR SERVICE & CHURCH PICNIC • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Instead of meeting at the high school on Sept. 29, we are having an outdoor worship service in the context of a church-wide picnic at 10:30 a.m. at Yahoola Creek Park (in the area near the playground and organic garden). Bring yourself, blankets, camp chairs, Frisbees, and a picnic lunch. After a short message, we’re planning a game of “Ultimate,” a whiffleball tournament, and other fun games for all ages. So, plan to bring the whole family to this special church-wide event!

THE SUNDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP: Looking Up & Going Deep
Starting next Sunday, Sept. 8, McKay and Kristy Caston will begin hosting college students at the Sunday Night Fellowship (meeting at the Dahlonega Marketplace) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. as a time of fellowship, worship and in-depth, practical teaching from the Bible.

ADOPT-A-STUDENT: Providing a Home Away from Home
In order to connect college students with families at Creekstone in a personal way, we are launching Adopt-a-Student, where families sponsor between 2-6 students during the school year. Sponsoring involves things such as checking in with your students by email or phone, having them over for a meal or to watch a ball game, and just being available as a home away from home.

CAMPUS OUTREACH
Creekstone is an enthusiastic partner with Campus Outreach at UNG. Weekly meetings are Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the HNS Bldg.  For more information and/or to get involved, please contact Campus Director, Jeremy Moore, at rjmo521@gmail.com.

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN TRAINING
Creekstone will be hosting two opportunities for “Stewards of Children” training in the church offices. You may choose to attend Saturday,, Sept. 7th or 14th. Materials will be provided at no cost to Creekstone nursery and children’s ministry volunteers, who all are encouraged to attend one of the Saturday sessions. To register, please contact Kathy Christmas at pruefrock1951@yahoo.com or sign up on the Get Connected form in the bulletin.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Each year at Christmas, Creekstone families donate shoeboxes full of gifts to Operation Christmas Child, which distributes these boxes to needy children around the world. This year Jen Legler is organizing a trip to the Atlanta processing center in November or December. If you are able and willing to join her and other Creekstone folks at the processing center, just contact Jen Legler at jnlglr@gmail.com or 706-974-9354. Or sign up today on the Get Connected form.

WOMEN’S MONDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study begins September 9, from 10:00 to 11:30 at the church office. We will be studying Tim Keller’s book on Galatians. For more information and to register, contact Kathy Christmas at pruefrock1951@yahoo.com.

CREEKSTONE YOUTH
For information on Creekstone’s Youth Discipleship ministry, contact Graham Sibley, at gmsibl7262@northgeorgia.edu.

SIX GAP REST STOP
Creekstone is hosting a Rest Stop again this year for Six Gap on Sunday, Sept. 29. If you are able to help, contact Jesse Turk at jesse.k.turk@gmail.com.

Remember, grace changes everything.

Hope to see you Sunday!
McKay

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