Friday, November 30, 2012

Calling Teens with Mad Skillz

For our annual Shopping with Santa event for our children, we need some teen's (15-20) with servant's hearts to help out from 8:30 am to noon on December 8th.

We need several of you who can..

Flip pancakes
Help kids shop
Wrap gifts

I'm pretty sure most of you possess these mad skillz.. Leave a comment or text Blake to let him know you'll be there.

Taking Root,

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Teaching Your Children to Be Encouragers

The world can never have too many encouragers!  In today's world, it seems we see them less and less as our interactions become less and less personal.  Instilling this value in your kids starts like anything else:  modeling it!  I did, however, want to offer some practical ways to engage your child in being an encourager this time of year.

  • Talk to your child about who their favorite Sunday school teacher/small group leader is.  Have them write a note or get a small gift for that person thanking them.
  • A week or two after Christmas, ask your child about their favorite gift.  Have them write a note thanking the person that gave them their favorite gift.  Who knows, YOU might be encouraged.
  • Have siblings write down a list of things they like about each other.  You could also have them do an acrostic to describe the positive things about each other.
Encouragement comes more naturally during the holiday season, so take advantage of nurture this characteristic in your children!

Taking Root,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

These feet got famous @ FUEL! Congrats 2 Ann 4 getting 7 people 2 sign ur stinky feet! #ccc

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What's Up Wednesday

Apparently this is what happens to
reindeer that break the speed limit!
Here's 3 Things @ CCC to keep on your radar as we speed towards Christmas!

  1. Shopping With Santa
    December 8, 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  2. TCTC Sign-Ups
    January 11-13, $40 due by December 9 to reserve your spot.  More info HERE.
  3. Christmas Dinner
    December 9, 6:30 pm
If you have questions on any of these events, let us know!  There will be more details in newsletters, bulletins, etc!

Taking Root,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I Wanna Be SIGNIFICANT... like Justin Bieber???

We're on week 3 of our series I WANNA BE.. and I'm pumped to talk about the story of Samuel!

Until then, check out Justin Bieber singing about a way that he finds his significance!

Taking Root,

Monday, November 26, 2012

This Week's Wins!

Thanksgiving slowed things down this week (A WIN in and of itself!), so there aren't a ton of things to highlight, but here's 3 wins I noticed!

On a side note, my Colts are winning quite a bit too thanks to this guy!

  • Our young adult small group had a game night this week and it was great to spend time laughing and enjoying each other's company!  I feel like our small groups are going to get more and more of these opportunities through the holidays, and that's where community happens!
  • I was a little jealous of a group that went to see The Story Tour at Southeast this past Friday!  I heard it was great and I'm offering up this link for you to check it out!
  • We had a little guy get hurt during Sunday Night Devotions; The WIN???  Seeing and hearing the other 20+ kids lifting him up in prayer and encouraging him.  GREAT stuff...
Taking Root,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Top 7 Thanksgiving "Wins"

We survived another year...

  1. Family
  2. Football
  3. Tryptophan
  4. Christmas Lists
  5. Naps
  6. Leftover Turkey Sandwiches
  7. Time Off
Enjoy the day!

Taking Root,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What's Up Wednesday!

It's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas...
As I settle in for a week with family, football, and food, I'm looking forward to spending our 1st Christmas here in Campbellsville!  Here's some exciting things coming up...

Christmas Devotionals

What a unique idea to have a devotional written by and for people from our community!  These are scheduled to come out December 2, so pick one up for your family!

Shopping with Santa

Saturday, December 8 we partner with kids to do some gift shopping and have some fun!  The morning begins at 9 am.  Teens, we need several of you to help in hosting this event; call or text Blake to get involved.

Family Service Project

On Sunday night December 16 we will come together as a congregation and as families to make blankets to hand out to a few organizations around our area.  Don't miss out on this way to share the warmth of God's love!

No Activities Tonight

One last reminder that there are no activities tonight at CCC due to Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your time with family and see you Sunday!

Taking Root,

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fall Retreat Photo Gallery

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Who's Going to TCTC?!?!?!?

Calling all high school students!  

It's time to start thinking about what you will be doing January 11-13, 2013.

The Tennessee Christian Teen Convention is back and I'm excited to head to Gatlinburg for the experience!  Here's some details you need to know, so make your decision and get signed up ASAP so we can get ready for a great weekend in the mountains!

WHO:  Any and all HIGH SCHOOL students.  (I'll need a few chaperones as well if you're interested!)
WHAT:  An awesome convention & time away with the group! Plus a ton of great people there! Check out this poster..
WHEN:  Leave Friday, January 11.  Return Sunday, January 13.
WHERE:  The Gatlinburg Convention Center.  We will be staying in the Holiday Inn Resort.
HOW MUCH:  The cost is $80 plus cash for your meals on the trip.
DEADLINE:  $40 deposit to reserve your spot by December 9.  The remainder is due before leaving on the trip.

Taking Root,

Monday, November 19, 2012

This Week's Wins!

I've been slow on the blogging train as we hit our peak time of the semester!  No better way to jump back in than an issue of This Week's Wins!

This week in FUEL we challenged our teens to be leaders in the families, schools, and here at church that served rather than being served.  I'm excited to see what God inspires this generation to do!  I love watching God call people into leading their own lives and others into a more Christ-like life, and I'm praying for those he's calling now!

Crazy Sock Reading Day was a blast at Campbellsville Elementary!  For those of you who are maybe retired or the stay-at-home type, reading at the schools is a great way to engage our community relationally and love on children!  If you're interested in doing this, contact the schools and see what you can arrange!

I am so grateful to have been on the Fall Retreat this past weekend!  So many people pulled together to make this a great weekend!  Special thanks to our speaker, Matt Lee, and his family, the team from Johnson University, White Mills Christian Camp, and our amazing volunteer team from right here at CCC that made this weekend great!  The time we had to relate to each other, relax, and realign with God were an inspiration to many of us!  Oh yeah, WE HAD A LOT OF FUN TOO!  Pictures to come, but I haven't been able to get them all transfered over yet...  If you went this weekend and have photos, share them! For now, enjoy the champion individual goating photo from this weekend!

Taking Root,

Monday, November 5, 2012

This Week's Wins!

I had a TON of fun being a part of my first Trunk o Treat here at CCC!  We were able to meet over 2100 people as they came in costumes of all shapes and sizes!

Katelyn and I love having people at the house and it was great to have some high schoolers there Friday night!  As we told them, the doors are always open!  

Just for fun..

Who do you think get's the WIN this week?