For the Month of August

Holy Land Class
Pastor Rick will teach a four-week class titled The Land He Possessed based on his book about the Holy Land. In this study, you will learn about the significant biblical sites around Israel and how they bring the Scriptures alive. Join us Wednesday, September 5, at 6:15 p.m. in Missions Cafe.  

New Marriage Book 
Pastor Rick and Teri’s new book on marriage titled First Comes Love is available in Books, etc. for $10. There is nothing in life more challenging or potentially rewarding than marriage. And yet, most couples go into it without adequate preparation. Most problems can be avoided with better communication and helpful coaching. In six chapters followed by questions that couples work through together, the book breaks down the six most important things every couple should know before they say their vows. 

Asia Mission Trip Meeting 
We are sending a group to Asia in March of 2019 to serve beside our missionaries with an unreached people group! Learn more about this trip during a brief meeting on September 2 after the second service in the Chapel. Contact Makenzie Magnus at mmagnus@councilroad.org.

New Single Moms Ministry 
We have a brand new ministry for single moms beginning Wednesday, September 12. Moms and kids, join us every week for a free dinner from 5-6:15 p.m. in Room 100. Mom care groups and children’s programming begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact Billie Meadors at billiemeadors@gmail.com

Friendship Families
Friendship Families are beginning again this fall! Last year, many at CRBC were matched with an international student at OCU for the year. We loved it and can’t wait to offer this great relational ministry again! Many of the students are coming from countries with little to no Gospel exposure. Match meetings and a short training are scheduled on August 26 and September 30 from 4-5 p.m. at the BCM at 2407 N. Kentucky Ave in OKC. Contact Makenzie Magnus at mmagnus@councilroad.org.

Fall Schedule Begins September 5 at 6:15 p.m.   
The Land He Possessed, taught by Pastor Rick, Missions Cafe
Single Moms Group, led by Billie Meadors, Room 200
MidWeek Service, led by Micah White and Bear McAfee, Chapel
Classic Choir Rehearsal, led by Norman Behymer, Arts Suite
Karis Support Group, led by Carisa Wilsie, Room C201
Hispanic Ministry, coordinated by Sarahi Dambold, Room 207
Women’s Bible Study, led by Robbie Shook, Room 203
Women’s Book Study, led by Kim Arnold, Room 200C
DivorceCare, led by Billy Lyle and Kathy Smith, Room 204
Men’s 12-step Class, led by Jeff Lancaster, Group Life Office
Women’s 12-Step Class, led by Laurie McCormick and Linda Chambers, Room 103

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 new session begins at 6 p.m. in Room 204 on Wednesday, September 5. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson.

12-Step Classes       
You will experience Christ-centered and biblically-based studies, deep questions and helpful Bible verses. We commit to a daily time with God for self examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and his will for our lives and to gain the power to follow his will. By working through the lessons and exercises in each of the participant's guide, we will find a deeper sense of true peace and serenity, continue to restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find deeper freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits. The sessions begin at 6 p.m. on September 5 in Room 103 for women and the Group Life Office across from the Conference Room for men. You must register before attending the class by contacting Sue Ellen Ferguson at ferguson@councilroad.org.

Imani Milele Choir    
The Imani Milele Choir will be in concert in the Chapel during MidWeek on Wednesday, August 29, at 6:15 p.m. All adult classes and children over three will attend. Childcare is available for ages three and under. There will be no other children’s activities that night. Regular student activities and choir rehearsal will take place as usual.

Caregiver Support Group    
You are invited to join us Wednesday, August 15, at 1 p.m., at Higher Grounds. Come get support and great information on being a caregiver. Contact Gaylene Turner for more information at gturner9@cox.net.  

Women’s Fall Launch Party
Council Road women do more than plan events! Join us for dinner and fun on Monday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at the Cube as we celebrate some exciting things God has done and is doing through our Women's Ministry - cool connections being made between our women, faith being strengthened, women being cared for, schools being blessed, stories being redeemed, and gifts encouraged! Learn about some exciting new ministries getting ready to launch. Don't miss this party! Cost is $10, and you must register to attend at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study
Join us in this six-session study of The Quest by Beth Moore as we delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and to embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. We begin Wednesday, September 5, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 203. Cost is $15. Our facilitator is Robbie Shook, and we offer free ongoing children’s programming. Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Book Study
This is not a Bible study, but we'll be reading and discussing insights from the book, Breaking the Fear Cycle by Maria Furlough. Using her own story as a catalyst, Furlough shows readers how to overcome fear for good. Anyone experiencing fear over their personal circumstances to the state of the world today will welcome this hands-on journey from fear to freedom. We begin Wednesday, September 5, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 200C. Cost is $14. Our facilitator is Kim Arnold, and we offer free ongoing children's programming. Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Thursday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study
This ten-session, verse-by-verse study is titled The God of Creation by Jen Wilkin. Dive into the first eleven chapters of Genesis and challenge your basic understanding of familiar stories through three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Gain knowledge of yourself by first understanding God as He has revealed Himself through Scripture. We begin Thursday, September 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 200. Cost is $13. Childcare by reservation is $10/per child with a $20 max fee. Our facilitators are Vickey Banks and Heather McAnear, and we will do a follow-up study next spring. Register at www.councilroadwomen.org/calendar.

Trail Ride   
Bring your own horse and join us on September 8 for a trail ride around Lake Burris in Yukon! A $50 fee supports the House of Healing, a non-profit organization invested in Oklahoma teen girls and run by CRBC's own Kathy Boeckman. Lunch is provided. Contact Kathy at info@house-of-healing.org for more info.

Legacy Builders
The boys are back in town, so it’s time to meet as men do. Our Bible study for the fellas is back beginning Tuesday, August 28, at the Cube from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Get In, Get Strong, and Get Going with us. Contact John Jensen at jjensen@councilroad.org.

Young Adult Retreat 
Join us on August 10-11 for our annual retreat to Jacob’s Ladder in Chandler. We leave the church at 6 p.m. to carpool or please arrive by 7:30 p.m. for the first service. Cost is $40/person, including food and lodging. Bring bedding, toiletries and towels. Please eat dinner before you come on Friday. Register at www.councilroad.org/yaretreat. Contact Bear McAfee at bear@councilroad.org.

Newcomers’ Class  
Come discover your next steps in your relationship with Christ and all that he has for you here at Council Road. Meet other newcomers as you experience how to become involved. This is a two-week class for all newcomers on August 12 and 19 at 10:15 a.m. in Missions Cafe. Contact Clint Chamberlain or Jason Arnold for more information.

Senior Adult Trips
We are going to the Clinton Jamboree for a Gospel Matinee on Saturday, September 29, leaving at 10 a.m. and returning at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $42, and the deadline is September 4. We are also taking a Christmas light trip on Thursday, December 6, to eat at Miller’s Amish Farm and see lights at Honors Park and Rheema Bible College. We leave at 2 p.m. and return at 9 p.m. Cost is $48, and the deadline to pay is October 15. Flyers available in Connection Groups or Room 100 or contact Claree Cox at 789-3175 ext. 203.Come to the Senior Adult Office in Room 100 on Monday through Thursday between 9 - 2 to sign up.

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.

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.

Classic Choir Rehearsals 
The Classic Choir leads worship every Sunday at 9 a.m. If you love to sing, come to our Wednesday rehearsals at 5:45 p.m. in the Arts Suite located directly behind the Worship Center stage. Norman Behymer leads as we rehearse. For more information, contact Norman at Behymer@councilroad.org or Hester Fulton at hesterfulton@gmail.com.

Okie Motion 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. 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
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.

Senior Adult Cube Daytime Bible Study
We will not meet this summer. We will reconvene on September 5.

Foster/Adoption Support Group
We are currently in a series titled Rooted: Gospel Driven Parenting for Struggling Parents. Join us any time 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 at wilsie@councilroad.org.

Celebrate Recovery 
People in Celebrate Recovery want to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God's healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. We are changed as we share our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. Join us every Friday night at 5:45 in Maroney Hall for dinner. We then enjoy a large group praise time with testimony before moving to small groups, then a fellowship and dessert time. Childcare is provided. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson