For the Month of December

Baptist Messenger Subscriptions
Beginning in January, Oklahoma Baptists will be able to subscribe at no charge to the semi-monthly printing of the Baptist Messenger. To set up your subscription, email your name and address to Karen Kinnaird at kinnaird@councilroad.org. Please include an email address if you prefer a digital copy.

Council Road Needs Your Talent       
Join us in using your gifts and talent to serve God! There are many opportunities at CRBC in which to use your gifts. Don't miss out on the joy of giving back by just attending a group or worship service. Visit www.councilroad.org/serve to find your place to use your gifts! Contact Micah White if you have questions.

Advent Devotion Book  
If you are new to CRBC this year, you will want to check out the Advent devotion book written by Pastor Rick titled The Long-Expected Jesus. It is available in Books, etc. for $10. The book is designed to be read one chapter per day during Advent. Come explore all of the ways the Old Testament leads us to Jesus. The book also makes a great Christmas gift. 

Grief Share Class     
If you have lost a loved one or a friend, you are invited to the Grief Share Class beginning Wednesday, January 9, at 6:15 p.m. in Missions Cafe. Phoebe Barron, licensed professional counselor, will lead the class. She is passionate about helping families navigate life’s struggles and finding healing from hurtful things. Contact Micah White for more information. 

Big Weekend  
The best weekend of your life is guaranteed January 25-27. We know that at Big Weekend you will grow in your relationship with Christ. Get ready to hear sound biblical teaching from Daryl Reininger, join in authentic worship with Will Gaines, and participate in groups where you can ask honest questions about your faith. This will be the most fun you can have in 48 hours! Between staying in host homes, going to elevation, and playing endless amounts of laser tag, you will also get to know new friends and hang out with old ones, all while being encouraged to make Christ known. Cost is $25, and first-time guests are free. For information and to register, see www.councilroad.org/BW.

Kids’ Ministry Leadership Training  
Join us for a special morning of training for all Kids’ Ministry Teachers, birth - 5th grade, on Saturday, January 19. More details coming soon. 

Group Leadership Summit   
All Connection and Group leaders are invited to our annual Group Leadership Summit on Saturday, January 19, starting at 9 a.m. This includes anyone who has anything to do with groups at CRBC. Contact Micah White for more information.  

Love In Action      
Join us on Sunday, February 3, at 11:45 a.m. in Maroney Hall for our Women’s Sunday Brunch. Fun, great food, and love-filled inspiration - that's what's on the menu as we focus on enjoying and loving one another well. CRBC ladies love our Sunday brunches!. Don't miss this sweet opportunity to be encouraged! Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Thursday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study    
Join us on Thursday, January 10, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200 for God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50, by Jen Wilkin. Walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of his people. Discover how God orchestrates everything for his glory and the good of his people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today and forever. This is a ten-session study. Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar

Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study
We begin Wednesday, January 9, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 203. Join us as we study Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Me, by Jennifer Rothschild. More than a Psalm that comforts in death, Psalm 23 gives confidence in life. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life. There are seven sessions. Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services    
Make plans now to attend one of our two candlelight services at 6 or 11 p.m. This service is a family favorite as kids can wear their pajamas for the story time. Each child will receive a special book written and illustrated by CRBC member Barbara Lightfoot, which tells the manger story from the perspective of the animals. Christmas carols and the lighting of candles is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve.

Surviving Spouse New Year’s Eve Party
We will be having a New Year’s Eve Party at the Mansions located at 7700 W. Hefner from 5 - 8 p.m. You should receive a card in the mail. RSVP to Contact Claree Cox at ccox@councilroad.org.

Year-end Schedule
Wednesday, December 19: No evening activities
Monday, December 24: Offices and Cube closed all week
Monday, December 24: Candlelight Services at 6 and 11 p.m.
Wednesday, December 26: No evening activities
Sunday, December 30: Regular Schedule
Monday, December 31: Offices and Cube closed, end-of-year giving must be postmarked by December 31
Tuesday, January 1:  Offices and Cube closed
Wednesday , January 2:  Offices and Cube open - No Wednesday activities

Food Pantry
We need donations! You may give by texting the word "FOOD" with your dollar amount to 652.0607 or write a check to CRBC with "food pantry" in the memo line.

Senior Adult Potluck 
The first Thursday potluck is on December 13 because of the Christmas light trip. Bring a dish and join us at 6 p.m. in Maroney Hall.

Missions Ingathering Offering
Please prayerfully join us in what God is calling you to give of your time, talent and resources. Our Missions Ingathering Goal is $110,000 and will be accepted through the end of the year. Visit www.councilroad.org/missions and ask your mission advocates in your Connection Groups for more details.

DivorceCare  
If you are divorced or separated, you don't have to go through it alone. Through DivorceCare, you will find help, discover hope and experience healing. Some of the weekly video seminar topics include the following: What's Happening to Me? Facing My Anger, Depression and Loneliness, Financial Survival, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Moving On and Growing Closer to God. You are welcome to begin attending the DivorceCare group on any week. Each session is self contained, and you can continue through the next cycle to view any of the topics you have not seen. You will become part of a small support group of people who are experiencing separation and divorce. The sessions are on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 204.

Foster/Adoption Support Group
The Foster/Adoption Support Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in C201. This fall we will be focusing on sensory challenges for our children. The group is for foster parents, adoptive parents, Safe Families volunteers, mentors, or anyone who works with children who don't live with their biological parents. We have a teaching time and good discussion with a group of people who understand the challenges you may be experiencing. Contact Carisa Wilsie at wilsie@councilroad.org.

Okie Motion Senior Adult Exercise
Join us at the Okie Motion exercise classes in the Cube Auditorium every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Cost is $1 per class. We also offer Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $2 per class from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Cube Auditorium. Kathy Huffman teaches both classes.

Hands for Missions
Come and help make 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.

Celebrate Recovery
In Celebrate Recovery, we no longer expect perfection in ourselves or others. As we work through CR, our definition of happiness changes. We find that true happiness is in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Happiness is being free from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Happiness is having honest and open relationships with others. Come and see the life-changing experience that Celebrate Recovery offers. You are always welcome on Friday nights at 5:45 in Maroney Hall.

E-Newsletter  
Sign up for our free, weekly e-newsletter on the guest form on Sundays or on our Facebook page. You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @councilroad.

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  
We are in the process of paying off the 2020 campaign, which are the funds used 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.