If you would like to dedicate your child at our next dedication ceremony, please contact read the following information.
I am glad that you are interested in dedicating your child or children. Our next Child Dedication ceremony will be Sunday, September 16 Please look at this information below to prepare of this special occasion.
What You Should Know in Preparation for a “Child Dedication” Ceremony
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy, and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. Listen closely, Israel, and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children in the land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you. “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
· In Hebrew, these verses are known as the Shema (“hear” in Hebrew). It is the classic Hebrew confession of faith, describing who God is and what our duty is towards Him.
· Jesus called this the great commandment (Matthew 22:37-38); and He said the second commandment, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” was like this first, great commandment. When we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, we will find it easy to love our neighbor as ourselves.
· These words which I command you today shall be in your heart: This great command must first be in our heart. Then it must be communicated to our children, the topic of our conversation, and should always be in front of us - as near as our hand or our forehead, as ever before us as our doorposts and gates.
1 Samuel 1:24-28 “When the child was weaned, Hannah took him to the Tabernacle in Shiloh. They brought along a three-year-old bull for the sacrifice and a basket of flour and some wine. After sacrificing the bull, they brought the boy to Eli. “Sir, do you remember me?” Hannah asked. “I am the woman who stood here several years ago praying to the Lord. I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshiped the Lord there.”
What can we apply to our lives from these scriptures?
· As parents we have the privilege of being an example of obedience to God’s Word and benefits of His blessings both spiritually and physically.
· Our children should not only hear us talk about Jesus’ teachings but they should see us live out Jesus’ teachings.
· Our homes should remind us of God’s Word.
· Our homes should be a place of spiritual growth and rest.
· We can place our faith and trust in God for our children’s spiritual direction.
· We are to do our part in raising our children in a godly manner. Notice Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. ‘Honor your father and mother.’ This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, ‘things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.’ Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”
· By God’s grace our children will be saved and worship His Son Jesus with their heart, soul, mind and strength.
Ephesians 2:4-10 “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved! For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Here are a few things to have done the Wednesday before your child’s dedication ceremony.
Please email a picture of your child to Ridge@crosscreekfountain.com. We will put this picture on the big screen during the dedication ceremony. Include a passage of scripture that you would like for the child to grow up knowing. We will read this during the ceremony as well. Finally, include Parent(s) first and last name, the child’s or children’s first and last name and please include which service will be attending i.e. 1st or 2nd.
Sometimes I am asked by a parent, “What bible verse should I use?” Pick one that speaks to your heart. One that is appropriate for this occasion. Here are some suggestions for passages of scripture that you might want to use in dedicating your child. However, these are not exclusive.
Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.
Psalm 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalm 91:1,2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 143:8-10, Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. The office is 382—5535. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hydrate All Nighter will be Sunday, September 2nd - 3rd! The doors open at 7:15pm at Cross Creek for check in and the event kicks off at 8pm. This event is $55 per student and simply needs registration and online waivers which can be accessed below. Completed waivers and full payment is due before the student can enter the event. Click below so you don't miss this incredible event!
Prepare yourself for a crazy night that you'll never forget! Bring all your friends!
The WAKE All Nighter will be Sunday, September 2nd - 3rd! The doors open at 7:15pm at Cross Creek for check in and the event kicks off at 8pm. This event is $55 per student and simply needs registration and online waivers which can be accessed below. Completed waivers and full payment is due before the student can enter the event.
Prepare yourself for a crazy night that you'll never forget! Bring all your friends!
Join us for MEGA SPORTS CAMP.
MEGA Sports Camp sports ministry outreach gets preschool and elementary kids out of their chairs and into the Word of God. Bible teachings interwoven with sports training make an unforgettable, life-changing outreach event.
This is a FREE event for kids from 4 years old to 5th grade. All kids will get a chance to learn some basic skills in basketball, soccer, baseball and football. There will be snacks, music and and much more for your kids. Children will receive a free camp t-shirt if they register by July 22. After July 22, shirts will be on a first come first serve basis. Kids should bring a baseball mitt with their name on it. You can bring a basketball and soccer-ball as well. We will have some ball mitts on hand, if you don't have one.
Click here to register kids for Mega Sports Camp 2018!
Click here to register as a Volunteer or Coach for Mega Sports Camp.
Click here to learn more about Mega Sports Camp.
To pay remaining camp balance and for more information, follow the links below:
You can pay your remaining camp balance HERE
Please print and fill out the camp release form HERE and get the form notarized!
Please print and fill out the Cross Creek Release form, as well.
To find out more about student life camp click HERE
It's time to spring clean! Do you have any items around your house that you don't want? Donate them to the Hydrate Garage Sale which will raise money for students to go to camp! Any donation is GREATLY appreciated!
Donation drop off day is Wednesday, June 20th, from 9AM to 7PM. If you have large items you cannot lift, set up a pick up by emailing email@example.com with details!
Pre-sale starts Thursday, June 21st from 4PM to 7PM
Regular sale hours will be Friday, June 22nd 7AM to 2PM, and Saturday, June 23rd 7AM to 5PM.
Tell your friends! Donate or buy OR BOTH! Come help our Hydraters get to camp!
Join us for a great time as we eat lunch together and buy some delicious desserts. This is a fundraiser for our High School students to raise money for camp. Make sure you bring your check book and or credit card and come prepared to be generous and bid high. This is not our normal dessert auction, so a $20 bill isn't going to cut it.
We will have FOUR Easter services on Easter Sunday morning. Immediately after each service we will have an Easter egg hunt for the children. We will also have an Easter Bunny here so you can grab a family picture.
Service times are: 8:30 / 9:15 / 10:30 / 11:45
The Hydrate students have been working hard raising money to attend Winter Camp in March and they could use your help! Any amount donation is GREATLY appreciated and goes directly to students to help pay for this event!
For the first time, Hydrate is having a Winter Camp! At the base of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range outside of Westcliffe, Colorado, Hydrate will be holding this event at the beautiful Sky Ranch Horn Creek! Hydrate Winter Camp will provide the opportunity to be free from the daily grind, free from the pressure and stresses of the outside world, free to unplug from technology, and free to fully enjoy the gift of friendships, mentorships, and most importantly, GOD! To print waivers, pay, and REGISTER for this event, click the link below:
Hydrate is putting on a show!!! We want to give a night filled with great food, fun laughs, and a glimpse into what Hydrate is all about! All the money made from this event goes directly to the Hydraters serving in the event as they raise money to attend Winter Camp in March. Don't miss the opportunity to support our students while also having a great night out! Free childcare available for kids 5 and under, kids 6 to 12 are a discounted $10 and adults are $15.
To purchase tickets for this event, click the link below:
Ladies D-Groups Kickoff!
Join us at 5;30 p.m. for Girls Night Out and our spring semester Bible Study Kickoff. We will be playing games, spending time in fellowship, eating and introducing the new Bible Studies. You can also bring a dish to share, and be ready for a great time together.
You do not want to miss our annual Vision Sunday. You will hear from each pastor on how God did MORE in 2017 and their vision for 2018. We will also be sharing with you our theme for 2018.
After the 2nd service we will have a short business meeting to go over the budget for 2018 and to approve the deacon board for 2018.
Living in community isn’t a new idea. It’s God’s idea! Along with His Word and His Spirit, God often uses authentic biblical community as a primary means of bringing about transformation in our lives.
Life is Better Together. Our mission for community is to connect people in authentic relationships that lead to spiritual transformation. We believe that life-change happens best in the context of relationships, and Community Groups play a vital role to helping these relationships flourish in the life of the church. In community we are known, loved, cared for, pursued, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Christ.
Community GroupLink is the first step in jumping into a group at Cross Creek! Lunch and childcare provided. Please email Pastor Robb or sign up on your Connection Card to reserve your spot.
Celebrate Good Times... Come On! Parents of kids in Wacky World, grades 1 to 3, come with your child to enjoy family friendly fun games like hide-n-seek in the church, Blitz in the chairs and scooter races. We will encounter yummy cupcakes, crazy friends and Christmas inspiration. This event is free and all kids will get party favors.
Looking to get into a Community Group at Cross Creek Church? You were never meant to live life alone! Join us directly after 2nd service for a great opportunity to meet people who are involved in community as well as others like you who are looking to get into a group! Lunch will be provided.