This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

One day. That’s all it is. Yes, it’s a long one. It begins by leaving Creek’s End at 6:00 AM in the morning. After a long bus ride to Goliad (with a stop at Buccees!), the ministry begins. The food collected for South Texas Children’s Home is unloaded. Preparation for a Christmas lunch begins and then the kids come and enjoy the food, the gifts, the interaction, and the Christmas Spirit.

After that, it’s back on the bus for the long ride home. But you leave very different than when you came. Your heart is filled with joy because you were the hands and feet of Jesus for one day. You will know the names of orphans and put a face with the name. And you will be in awe of the adult families who sacrifice to make sure those orphans grow up loved.

It will be dark when you make it home. But you will know the $30 was well worth the trip. You will be tired but it’s a good tired - knowing your sacrifice of time and money changed the lives of some boys and girls much less fortunate than you. Do you really want to miss out on that?

The Hope for the Holidays STCH trip is Saturday, December 4th. There are still seats left on the bus. If money is an issue, scholarships are available. This Christmas, be a part of sharing with those who have no earthly parents the love of a Father who sent His Son so they could know Him.

You can sign up at this link: GET ON THE BUS. You will probably spend more than $30 on a gift for someone special, but none that will impact more than this one will as you give of yourself. For more information contact Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

"ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" CONCLUDES

To some extent, the American dream can be summarized in one word: autonomy. In our society people are on a quest to be completely independent - to be free to do what they want when they want. At first glance this may appear desirable, but it is actually an empty destination. As we take a look at what the Bible says, we'll discover that fulfillment is not found in isolation, but in becoming an integral and important part of what God is doing in the world. Join us for ALL ARE IMPORTANT, with Bible Study at 9:30 and Worship at 11:00.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Just a few more days now to contribute to our Thanksgiving Food Drive that ends this Sunday 21st. It benefits South Texas Children’s Home and Pregnancy Assistance Center North. Items needed are: Pop Tarts, Ramen Noodles Chicken, Jiffy Corn Bread, Pop Corn, Bread, Crackers, Can Goods, Jelly, Peanut Butter, Diapers, Baby Wipes, and Baby Formula. Contact Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the website for more information.

THANKSGIVING WEEK

Church Offices will be closed November 24-26 for the Thankgiving holidays. There are no Wednesday activities November 24. On Sunday, November 28, there will be
NO 9:30 AM activities, only worship at 11:00 AM with
Little Creek available.

LADIES HOLIDAY GATHERING

All ladies are invited to join us for a special Holiday Dinner on Thursday, December 2nd. Wear your Christmas outfits and enjoy a dinner served to us by the men of the Men’s League. Enjoy some games and giveaways. Cost is $15 and you can register and pay online at this link: LADIES HOLIDAY DINNER. For more information contact Christi Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for sign up is November 29.

MEN TO SERVE AT HOLIDAY GATHERING

Guys, we are slated to serve our women at the Holiday Gathering. We need you to sign up at this link: VOLUNTEER FOR HOLIDAY DINNER. Attire is black pants and white shirt. For more information contact Jerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“MERRY AND BRIGHT” STARTS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Most people love Christmas, the Christmas story, and all that comes with it during this most wonderful time of the year. But some people dread Christmas because of the stress, the loneliness, the commercialization, and other reasons. In this four part series we will look at some of the names given to Jesus at Christmas - names like Prince of Peace, Immanuel, Wonderful, and Son of God. These names will teach us how to embrace the season and make sure it is merry and bright. Here is the schedule:

NOVEMBER 28 – “PRINCE OF PEACE” The holidays are often a time of incredible stress. Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves in order to accommodate family and friends. Before we know it, the joy of Christmas is gone, stolen by stress. In this message, we will see how Christmas doesn’t have to be that way. We will discover that Christ followers experience peace when they worship Christ, not Christmas.

DECEMBER 5 – “IMMANUEL” Statistics tell us that more people become depressed and/or commit suicide during the holidays than any other time of year. Most experts attribute it to loneliness. We will discover how “Immanuel” can help us make it through Christmas without being lonely. We will learn that overcoming loneliness is realizing that with God you are never truly alone.

DECEMBER 12 – “WONDERFUL” When commercialization gets our focus off the real meaning of Christmas, we lose the true joy of Christmas. Our worship becomes stale and we find ourselves going through the motions. If we don’t have a change of heart, this Christmas won’t be merry and bright and we will miss how wonderful God truly is.

DECEMBER 19 – “SON OF GOD” Are you aware of how much God loves you? Do you know what your real worth is in His eyes? In this message, we will see what God did at Christmas to bring you into his family and make you secure in knowing you are precious in His sight. He sent His Son so you will know you are loved.

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS OFFERING

The opportunity to give will continue to the end 
of the year. Our goal is $10,000 and is dispersed 
into several areas. So far we are halfway there. 
Below are the projects your giving will go toward
in this special offering…

South Texas Children’s Home (STCH) – we will provide food from our Food Drive and every home on campus will receive a large gift basket, filled with gift cards, supplies and fun events for the house to do as a family. We will also provide lunch and a Christmas party for the families. The Event will impact over 140 people. Creek’s End will travel to the campus on December 4th to provide the ministry event.

Living Water International – we will be making a donation to put in a water well in a community in desperate need of fresh water. It will impact the entire village. Living Water is one of the Creek’s End world mission partners.

Coreluv – we will make a donation to continue to care for the rescue and care of the orphan children in Haiti. It will provide housing, food, education and medical care for these wonderful children. Coreluv is one of the Creek’s End world mission partners.

Families In Need – we will be able to help any families in need this Christmas and beyond. Creek’s End helps families inside and outside our church, impacting our community every year. Through your support, it will provide food, gifts, supplies and hope for the hurting.

You may give online, at the Giving Kiosk, or with offering envelopes in the seat backs. Give generously, and be a part of bringing Hope for the Holidays to those in our community and around the world.

CHRISTMAS AT CREEK’S END

Christmas involves so many great traditions - decorations, gift giving, family celebrations. In the midst of your holiday preparations, take time to reflect on the true joy this season brings. It began that first Christmas, when God sent his Son to free us from our past and offer us hope for our future. Join us and bring your family and friends to one of our Christmas Eve services to enjoy candlelight, carols, and communion. Service times are 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM. INVITATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. Take them and invite someone to join us. Come and celebrate Christmas at Creek’s End!

YEAR END GIVING

The final Sunday for on campus giving is December 19. You can still give on Christmas Eve, but there are no services on Sunday, December 26. To insure that your year-end tithes and offerings are reflected on your 2021 contribution statements, please make sure they are postmarked by December 31, or take advantage of our Online Giving option. I want to thank each and every one of you who have given this year. We cannot do what we do in our community and our world without your generosity. We are never more like Christ when we give, and we pray you will keep His purposes in your plans for giving in 2022.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY

On our website we have made it easy to access materials that are available for Sunday for those who still cannot worship on campus. This link SUNDAY RESOURCES will take you to all the links you need – Sermon notes, Bible Study video, Live Stream, prayer requests, online giving and a Connection Card.


See you this weekend,