Classic Council Road
A classic blend of hymns and choruses with choir and orchestra
Worship that reflects new styles and artist
New Budget and Ministry Leadership Teams Our church calendar runs from October through September. Every year we ask our church to approve the new budget and additions to our Ministry Leadership Teams. You can find the budget and the nominees in the weekly e-newsletter (email Sutton@councilroad.org if you need to sign up), or a copy will be mailed to you if you are in our senior adult department. We will have an opportunity to meet with the Finance Team to ask questions on Sunday, September 24, right after the second service in the Foyer North room of the Worship Center. We will vote to approve the new budget and nominees on October 1 in both worship services.
Women’s Sunday Brunch
Ladies, join us for brunch after church in Maroney Hall on Sunday, October 1 from 11:45 - 1:30. Cost is $5, and childcare is provided by reservation if you don't have other options. We'll enjoy good food, great conversation, and a bit of inspiration. It will be a lot of fun! Register at www.councilroadwomen.org or at our Women's Ministry Kiosk in the foyer between services. Deadline to register is September 24.
Night of Response
Join us for a Night of Response in worship which will include songs, stories, and Scripture. It will take place on Friday, September 29, at 7 p.m. in the Worship Center. Special guests include Dillon Chase, the Imani Milele Choir, and scenic design by Titan Standard. We will have food trucks and a bean bag toss on site. The first 300 guests get a Dunbar Music t-shirt, and we welcome all ages! Worship is the response to what you value the most in life. What will be your response?
Holy Land Trip Registration Open
Join Pastor Rick and Teri for a trip to the Holy Land with an option to see Jordan on April 9-18, 2018 (add four days for Jordan). Sights include the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, Dead Sea, Garden Tomb, Petra and more! Register at www.discoveryworldwideministries.com. Cost is $4,299, plus $1,009 for Jordan. Contact Sarah Sutton if you have additional questions. Registration deadline is November 21, 2017, with a $500 deposit. Final Payment deadline is January 9, 2018.
September is Missions MonthSeptember is Missions Month at CRBC, and we have some exciting ways to get involved! Shop the Missions Market every Sunday in September, sign-up to be part of the Missions Dinner for eight where you can enjoy a meal with other CRBC members and learn about our missions partners, and show us the creative ways your group is reaching its missions offering goal! More info online at www.councilroad.org/missions.
New Missions Market
Guatemalan coffee, locally-made gold bar and tassel keychains, and Harvest Ethiopia leather goods will be available every Sunday in September at Books, Etc. All proceeds go toward the missions ingathering offering.
Friendship Families International Student Ministry
Be part of the Great Commission in reverse! We are joining the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Oklahoma City University in their ministry to international students! Every Friday in September, come to the BCM at 2407 N. Kentucky Ave in OKC, at 7 p.m. for a 30-minute training and to be paired with your international student! Take them to dinner, invite them to church, pray for and encourage them all year long! RSVP to Emily Frey at 323.8447 (texting preferred, call if needed).
Missions Dinner for Eight
Sign up solo or in a pair to eat dinner with other CRBC members and learn about a missionary family or ministry while eating at some of the best international restaurants OKC has to offer! This will be a great way to meet CRBC members you may not know and to learn and pray for missions together! Sign up at www.councilroad.org/missions or in the foyer on Sundays.
Every Group on Mission
Our Missions Ingathering Offering goal this year is $100,000! This is not possible without everyone getting involved. Some may not have a lot of flexibility in finances, but talent or skill can also be put to use! Whether it’s a backyard movie night or a lemonade stand, we want to see the creative ways your group will reach its goal!
Dodgeball and Ping-Pong Intramural TeamsWe’re having a one-day dodgeball and ping-pong tournament on October 1. Deadline to sign up is September 30. Claim your bragging rights for the year! Contact Chris Allen for more info at 789.3175 ext 268 or email email@example.com.
Senior Adult Daytime Bible Study
Bible study begins Wednesday, September 6, at 10 a.m. Dr. Stan Lightfoot will be teaching every week. Thank you to Laddie Adams for investing in this group and leading the past ten years.
A manly man’s Bible study takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. at the Cube. We are studying the book of Romans this fall. Contact John Jensen.
We’re collecting school supplies for three under-resourced neighborhood elementary schools, Hilldale, Western Oaks and Apollo. Please bring your donations to the Missions Kiosk. Suggestions include sturdy pocket folders, glue sticks, dry-erase markers, spiral notebooks and construction paper. We will be collecting supplies through September 10. Contact Makenzie Magnus.
Food PantryWe need your help in supplying the food pantry. Since school has started, our needs have increased. We are open five days a week for one hour per day. You may give by texting the word "FOOD" with your dollar amount to 405-652-0607 or writing a check to CRBC with "food pantry" in the memo line.
Convoy of Hope
Groups and individuals, reserve you place now to volunteer on October 7 at Woodson Park in OKC, for Convoy of Hope at https://www.convoyofhope.org/outreach/oklahomacity/. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to OKC through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, activities for children, and so much more. Contact Clint Chamberlain.
Senior Adult Bus Trips
Sign up today for a trip to eat lunch at Miller’s Amish Farm on October 26. We will shop at the Amish Cheese House and look at antiques. We leave at 9 a.m. and return approximately 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45, and the deadline to sign up is September 19. We are also going to see the Chickasha Christmas lights on December 7 after a meal at First Baptist Church with Michael Butler. We will see the lights in Yukon on the way home. We depart at 4 p.m. and return approximately 9 p.m. Cost is $40, and the deadline to sign up is November 2. Contact Claree Cox.
Come and make a joyful sound with our Classic Choir on Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. each week. Our choir sings just about every Sunday in the 9 a.m. Classic Service and enhances the worship in beautiful, God-inspired song. If you’ve ever sung in a choir, come check out a rehearsal soon! Contact Norman Behymer.
Coffee and Theology
Join us every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in Room 200. We will study the doctrines of Scripture systematically, which means we try to be clear, organized and complete, as we seek the full counsel of God on any given topic. This semester we will continue to explore how God applies the gift of salvation, and the implications for His people as those entrusted with the Gospel concerning Christ. Our specific topics will be the Gospel Call, Regeneration, Conversion and Justification. We will also take some time to acknowledge the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the contributions of some key leaders in church history. Mike Romero and Todd Tamura teach the class. Please come join us!
K-LOVE Christmas Tour
The K-LOVE Christmas tour is returning to CRBC on December 2 and features Steven Curtis Chapman, Hillary Scott and the Scott Family and We Are Messengers. Performance begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are now available only at http://www.klove.com/events/christmas-tour/. All seating is general admission, and doors will open at approximately 6 p.m. See the K-LOVE website if you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like to purchase VIP seats.
Senior Adult Exercise Classes
Okie Motion exercise classes take place in the Cube Auditorium every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Cost is $1 per class. Tai Chi classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $2 per class from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Cube Auditorium. Kathy Huffman teaches both classes.
Senior Adult First Thursday Potluck
Everyone is welcome to join us on September 7 in Room 100 at 6 p.m. for food, fun and games. Bring a dish and enjoy some great fellowship. Contact Claree Cox.
Hands for Missions
We need help making quilts for DHS foster children and crafts for the homebound. Join us on the first three Thursdays of every month in Room 100 from 9-11 a.m.
Grief Share Class
Come find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend during this 13-week class beginning August 30 at 6:15 p.m. in Room 100. This is your journey from mourning to joy as you learn the journey and lessons of grief. You may begin attending at any time during the semester. Contact Tracey Jines.
New Series Beginning in Karis Support Group
Our new series will begin August 30 and is titled "Rooted: Gospel-Driven Parenting for Struggling Parents." Please invite foster and adoptive families in your lives from inside and outside our church as this is a great outreach for us to help families who feel isolated. The Karis Support Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in C201. It is for foster parents, adoptive parents, Safe Families volunteers, mentors, or anyone who works with children who don't live with their biological parents. Contact Carisa Wilsie.
Find help, discover hope, and experience healing each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in Room 204. DivorceCare features dynamic video seminars with renowned experts on divorce and recovering. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past while looking forward to rebuilding your life. There are a variety of programs at the same time on the church campus for preschool through teenagers. Dinner is also served in Maroney Hall from 5-6 p.m. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Celebrate RecoveryIf you struggle with habits, hurts and hang-ups, then join us each Friday night at 5:45 in Maroney Hall as we pray for a clear mind and clean heart, and as we search for God's will for our lives. We enjoy dinner, a praise and worship time, testimonies, support groups, and a fellowship dessert time each week. With an awareness of God's love, we can't lose! Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson at Ferguson@councilroad.org.
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Services Live-Streamed on Facebook
If you can’t be with us on Sunday mornings, our worship service is live-streamed over our Facebook page! Check it out @councilroad right at 10:15 a.m.
Sermons on YouVersion Bible App
Every Sunday, you can find the Scripture and sermon notes on the YouVersion Bible App. Click on “more,” then “events,” and you will see CRBC live.
2020 Giving Campaign
If you have not previously had an opportunity to participate in giving to the 2020 campaign, you may jump in anytime. We are using these funds to pay for our beautiful new facility upgrades. Give above and beyond your regular tithe to help us pay off the debt by December 2020. Give in the bucket on Sundays, give at www.councilroad.org/give, or text "building" and the amount to 405.652.0607. If you have questions, contact Jason Arnold.
Mustard Seed AppYou may now give to the 2020 Campaign through your everyday purchases with your credit or debit card with a new, free app called Mustard Seed. Load the app and choose CRBC as the recipient. When you use the linked card to make a purchase, the app will round up the purchase price to the nearest dollar and then send that amount to CRBC 2020 Campaign. For example, if your purchase is $5.25, the app will charge your card an additional $0.75. You can set a limit for how much you want to send as well as a minimum amount to send. The link to the app is www.mustardseedapp.org/councilroad.
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