For the Month of October

Interactive Prayer Mural     
Our interactive prayer mural is on the window of the courtyard facing south and is a beautiful way to engage in prayer. There are markers available to write down names of friends, family, missionaries and countries for which you are praying. Be sure to tell that person you prayed for them!

Grief Share Class
Come find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend during this thirteen-week class beginning Wednesday, November 7, in Missions Cafe at 6:15 p.m. 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. The class will be facilitated by Phoebe Barron.  

The Forum at Midweek: Racial Bias and the Church     
Racial bias many times hinders genuine unity in God’s church. Come hear what the Gospel says about racial unity and what part you can play to bring all people together as one. We will meet in the Worship Center at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. Our goal in having this conversation is to define and discuss the definition and implications of racial bias. Many times it seems like racism is called out, while racial bias is allowed to exist unencumbered. We feel that racial bias will always disrupt the unity of Christians wherever it is present. We desire for OKC and Council Road to be a place void of racial bias where all cultures can be celebrated. For this to be accomplished, we all have to come to terms with our part in either building unity or perpetuating bias. Lee Roland, Stephan Moore, Scotia Moore, Sujith Jacobs, Chris Brewster, and Wes Lane. See www.councilroad.org/forum.

Baptism Service     
Our next baptism service is Sunday, October 28, at 10:15 a.m. If you would like to speak to someone about being baptized, please contact Micah White at white@councilroad.org.  

October 31 Activities  
There are no Wednesday evening activities on October 31, except for Student Ministry services and Classic Choir Rehearsal..

Time Change Sunday is November 4  
Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday evening, November 3.

The Gift Goes On  
One of CRBC’s favorite events is coming! Join us for The Gift Goes On, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Cube on Tuesday, November 13. We have new vendors this year, great food trucks, and some amazing raffle and silent auction items. The auction will be on-site rather than online this year. Come get your Christmas shopping done while helping to raise proceeds for the Karis Adoption Fund, which supports children being adopted into loving Christian homes. More information can be found on www.thegiftgoeson.com. Contact Carisa Wilsie for more information or to volunteer.

Orphan Sunday 
We will observe Orphan Sunday on November 11 along with other churches around the world. Come with your Connection Class or Home Group for the follow-up teaching with Carisa Wilsie on November 18 in the Chapel. 

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! Visit www.councilroad.org/missions and ask your mission advocates in your Connection Groups for more details. 

Compassion International Experience  
The Compassion International Experience will take place October 19-21 in the Cube parking lot! This free and family-friendly event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. On Sunday, October 21, we will have food trucks available after church so that you may enjoy lunch as well. If you would like to register to attend the Compassion Experience or to volunteer please visit the Council Road Facebook page.

Special Guests During Missions Month
Missions Month at CRBC includes special guests. On Sunday, October 21, Jonathan Almonte will be interviewed during the Compassion International Experience weekend! We will end the month by introducing our new church plant partner, Cornerstone Mumbai.

Missions Market
The Missions Market is now a permanent fixture in our foyer! It features items such as Harvest Ethiopia leather goods, Connect Roasters coffee and coffee soap, Arise Creations Chicago jewelry, and Beads of Good bead kits. Every item purchased goes to support missions or ministry efforts!

Family Dedication Service
Do you have a new addition in your family? We want to celebrate with you as you begin parenting your little one. Our Family Dedication service is November 4 and is a time to commit yourselves to raising your child in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Our church also covenants to come along beside you in this task. It is a special day of celebrating family and anticipating all that God has in store for your child as he or she grows in wisdom, stature and favor with God and man. Contact Dondra Lonsdale at lonsdale@councilroad.org by October 21.

Help Needed
We are looking for a part-time (20 hours/week) assistant for the Spiritual Formation Team. The candidate should possess the following abilities:  General knowledge of Google Docs, working knowledge in ACS (church membership program) is a plus, data entry, record-keeping and the ability to multi-task for a busy team. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Micah White at white@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

New Marriage Book Available  
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. 

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. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson.

Senior Adult Bible Study
Join us for Bible Study with Dr. Stan Lightfoot at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in the Media Room at the Cube. Contact Claree Cox if you need more information.

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 and Tai Chi Classes
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 home-bound members. 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. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson or Ricky Zeznanski.

Families Loving Families 
Council Road has a tradition of serving the community with hot meals on Thanksgiving Day. We are now accepting referrals for meals for families in need. Contact Ali Hunt at ahunt@councilroad.org by November 5. Zip code delivery areas are 73162, 73127, 73099, 73132, 73122 and 73008. You may deliver the meal on Thanksgiving if the family is outside this area.  

Families Loving Families Meal Delivery
If you would like to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day, we will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Missions Café. Everyone is welcome to join us.

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.