Creek's End Family & Friends,
As we near the end of another school year, I am really praying for our teachers. We have many that attend Creek’s End. So I would like to take the opportunity to send a few words of encouragement to our educators in our church and beyond.
I know you’re tired. You’re stressed. You’ve had it up to here. Your to-do list is a mile long. And summer is so close you can taste it. But in the midst of all the chaos and anticipation, I want to encourage you to do one thing: Remember why you’re here. You want to make a difference. You want to help kids.
So pause a moment, look around, and see the child who’s scared about an upcoming test. See the teen who made a big mistake and needs guidance to get back on the right track. See the college student who is so undecided about their future track. Put aside your grading, your lesson plans, and your paperwork and take a moment to do what really matters.
In a few short weeks (maybe even days) when you’re lying by the pool soaking up the sun, what will you remember? Will you have simply gotten all your work done and washed your hands of the place? Or will you have taken every opportunity to impact the lives of your students? Because here’s the truth. This time - right now at the end of the year - can be the most valuable.
You know these kids. You’ve invested in their lives. You’ve built relationships. And while they may be driving you up a wall, you are likely more able to speak into their lives now than you ever were before. I know you’re tired. And no one would blame you for putting you head down and just surviving. But don’t you want to do more than just survive?
These kids – the ones you’ve poured your life into for the past 8 months – you may never see some of them again. You may never get another chance to inspire them, believe in them, guide them, or counsel them. This is your chance. This is your moment. So take a breath, pray for strength, and don’t count the days. Make the days count.
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…
NEW MERCIES, NEW SERIES
Have you ever felt like there would be no tomorrow? Or that life is as bad as it can get. There are too many bills to pay and not enough money. You may have sicknesses and diseases that you can’t get healed from and life is just too weary to go on another day. You will be encouraged from God’s word to look up and find hope in this three week series on Lamentations by Discipleship Pastor Jesse Hicks. No matter how bad it may seem, God is still on the throne and His mercies are new every morning. Join us Sunday for Part 1 - True Hope at 9:30 & 11:00 AM.
GET IN A LIFE GROUP!
Community is what Life Groups are about. You study God’s Word on a deeper level with a small group of people who are on the same journey as you. It’s a place where we can make close friends and hold each other accountable. It’s a place where we can have fellowship and fun outside the walls of the church. Life Groups are available both hours and here is what we have at present:
Rooted – 40’s & 50’s (meets in A 1 & 2)
W.O.W (Women Of the Word) – Women of all ages (meets in Legacy Room)
The Launch Pad – coming soon for 20’s & 30’s
The Hub – All ages (meets in The Warehouse)
Grateful Led – 60’s and up (meets in A 1 & 2)
The Creek Students – Students Grades 6 – 12 (meets in 200)
MEET CREEK’S END
All guests and new attenders and their families are invited to join us on Sunday, May 22nd, for lunch after church and hear what Creek’s End is all about. Come meet our Ministry Team and find out more about how you can be involved. There is no charge for lunch but we need a head count for food. Sign up online at this link MEET CREEK'S END or on the Connection Tab on Sundays.
HUNGRY FOR HOPE AT THE CREEK
WOMEN'S BUNCO NIGHT
BURGER & BOIL
On Sunday, June 5th we will honor our
high school and college graduates in
both services. To participate please contact
Congratulations to all our graduates!
VBS 2022 IS SET TO GO
The theme this year is LEGENDARY. It gives kids tools to help them in sports and in life. Each day of camp, kids will take another step on the journey to achieving greatness, both in sports and in their faith. Kids will engage daily with the Bible in music, interactive Bible stories, and Scripture memorization. Through action-packed sports training sessions mixed with interactive rallies, kids will have fun and meet the One who is beyond legendary - Jesus! Register online at www.creeksend.org.
SUMMER CAMPS COMING SOON
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
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,