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PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH

 
October is Pastor Appreciation month! We are blessed to have the Burnetts at Celebration! This month take a moment to write a note of thanks and appreciation for Pastor Roo and Pastor Dawn for the blessing they are. There is a white box in the commons area to return your cards. Please return your card or note by Sunday, October 28th. The cards and gifts will be shared with the Pastors on Sunday, October 28th.

  

WARM CLOTHING DRIVE 

October 1st - 31st

 
Don’t toss any unwanted winter clothing out! Celebration is holding a warm clothing drive to help Sienna/Frances House during the month of October. They are in need of: sweaters, flannel shirts, pants, socks, coats, gloves/mittens in adult and children sizes.

TAGG

 
Celebration is now on TAGG! Together A Greater Good | Celebration can benefit from your regular purchases. Here’s how it works:
1. Download TAGG to your phone (free)
2. Anytime you visit a participating TAGG business, submit your receipt within 7 days 3. Choose Celebration as your organization—the business will donate 5% of your total sale. 
Contact Heidi with any questions—402-672-6728.

 

Mark Your Calendars

 
Following services on September 30th, Celebration participate in City Serve 2018. The vision for City Serve is for churches joining together, expressing God’s love for our city in practical acts of service. They ask that everyone have lunch together ($5) wear a City Serve t-shirt ($5) then go out as a group to serve our community. Registration sheet are in the commons area and/or sign by replying to this message.

 

Ministry Partnerships:

Serve your church family and community
 
Chair Set Up Team | Set up chairs Saturday for Sunday worship. Sign up to serve 1 weekend a month. Contact Josh Beckner.
 
Nursery volunteers | Positions available at the 9 AM & 10:30 AM services.
 
Sunday Prep Clean Team | 1-1.5 hours of cleaning and set up on Saturdays to prepare for Sunday worship. Min commitment is 1 Saturday a month. Respond to e-mail to sign up.
 

 

Operation Christmas Child

 
Operation Christmas Child | It's that time of year when we gear up for our annual Children's Ministry project! We will be collecting items for children ages 2-14 that we can pack in a shoebox and send to poverty stricken areas around the globe. On back to school month, let's collect school supplies such as markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, small notebooks, stickers, or activity books. Help us share the good news of Jesus with each box we send! Donations can be dropped of each Sunday at the Children's Check in station.
 

 

 

Pray for the Church and Other Prayer Time

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:05 AM Join us at the Stony Brook Boulevard Hy-Vee dinning area to pray for the church and other prayer requests God has placed on your heart. 

 

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

 
These 13 week sessions both will restart on Tuesdays in September.  They are biblically based programs to bring healing into the hurt and pain that comes with Separation and Divorce.  To find out more about being on the team for DC or DC4K, sign up on the CONNECTION CARD at church or contact the office.

Upcoming Events

All Church Prayer Time

Oct. 14th, 6:30 PM All church prayer Time | No matter how much of a newbie or how experienced you are in prayer, if you want to experiment and pray about the things on your heart, this is the place! We will be offering an hour of prayer, but you’re free to come & go as you need. There will be a few guided prayer points but also open time to pray with others for the things on your heart. Most importantly, we will make time to listen for what is on God's heart. Scripture says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people —" ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1‬. If you want to help or have questions contact Lisa Russell at lisarussell92@gmail.com.
 

City Wide Prayer Focus

Oct 19th, City Wide Prayer Focus | As part of our commitment to the Citywide Prayer network, Celebration has agreed to pray for the Metro area churches on the 19th of every month. This month’s prayer focus is "Election". God is deeply interested and invested in the governments of humanity-cities, counties, states and nations. He invites us to partner with Him to pray, to be informed, and to vote on November 6th. For a list of scriptures and prayer points follow the link HERE.

Pastor Yard Care Day

Pastor Yard Care Day, Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10am - 2pm: Another way to bless the Pastors this year is to volunteer to assist in getting the Pastor’s yard in top notch condition before winter. Meet at 10, Pizza lunch break 12 PM, finish up by 2 PM Reply back to this message or sign up on your Connection Card on Sunday morning to let us know you're in.

Fall Family Fun Night

Oct. 21, 4-6 PM Fall Family Fun Night | This is a free family event, invite all your friends and relatives for a fun evening of games, crafts, and snacks. Don't forget to wear your costumes! We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to help set up, clean up, run a game table, or help with crafts. Check out the donation tree in the commons area for a list of donations needed: Oreo cookies, apple cider and candy.

Date Night Scavenger Hunt

Oct 28th, 3:30 - 6:00 pm Date Night Scavenger Hunt & Pot Luck |It’s date night at Celebration. Come join Celebration's Marriage Ministry for a couples scavenger hunt and potluck that will help you remember you and your spouse are on the same team. We will start at the Ministry Center where you will get your scavenger hunt instructions. The hunt will last 1 hour including traveling with your spouse around town and circling back to the Ministry Center. The potluck will follow. 
Childcare will be provided during the scavenger hunt, but children will join us for the potluck. Chili and rolls provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share. Invite anyone that would benefit from investing in their marriage! RSVP to petekaijala@gmail.com to register couples and include the number/age of children. Kids encouraged to wear family friendly Halloween costumes!”

24/7 Prayer Week

Nov 4th - Nov. 11th - 24/7 Prayer Week | Start November (the month of giving thanks!) with some special time praying and connecting with God. Signing up for an hour in our prayer room today. Although we prefer it if you can come to the prayer room to pray, it is ok to pray from home if needed. During your prayer time, use the prayer guide, worship with praise music, add to the “prayer graffiti” on the walls, pray through the requests left there by others, or just pray as the Spirit leads you. Sign up in the back of the gym or online at https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/8bbe26 Keys are available to access the prayer room after office hours; just stop by the office.