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Scatter Joy Acres provides animal assisted therapy that involves many types of animals as a form of treatment to people who are victims of abuse and individuals with special needs. Summit Youth was there serving on Saturday, cleaning up the grounds, and getting the farm ready for Winter. Scatter Joy Acres is open to the public and we highly recommend that you check it out! Our students worked hard but also had a great time with the animals and also enjoyed a hay rack ride and bonfire.
We debriefed at the bonfire, and the kids discussed what it means to spread God's love and serve our community. It was a beautiful day, not only because of the weather, but as a day of giving. 

 

 PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH

 
October is Pastor Appreciation month! We are blessed to have the Burnetts at Celebration! This month take a moment to write a note of thanks and appreciation for Pastor Roo and Pastor Dawn for the blessing they are. There is a white box in the commons area to return your cards. Please return your card or note by Sunday, October 28th. The cards and gifts will be shared with the Pastors on Sunday, October 28th.

  

WARM CLOTHING DRIVE 

October 1st - 31st

 
Don’t toss any unwanted winter clothing out! Celebration is holding a warm clothing drive to help Sienna/Frances House during the month of October. They are in need of: sweaters, flannel shirts, pants, socks, coats, gloves/mittens in adult and children sizes.

TAGG

 
Celebration is now on TAGG! Together A Greater Good | Celebration can benefit from your regular purchases. Here’s how it works:
1. Download TAGG to your phone (free)
2. Anytime you visit a participating TAGG business, submit your receipt within 7 days 3. Choose Celebration as your organization—the business will donate 5% of your total sale. 
Contact Heidi with any questions—402-672-6728.

 

Ministry Partnerships:

Serve your church family and community
  
Become a Snow Angel | Volunteers are needed to help clear the sidewalks this winter at the Ministry Center. Many events take place during the week in addition to Sunday mornings. Celebration provides the snow blower, shovels and salt. Reply back to this message to be contacted with more information.
 
Usher Team Ministry | Collect the tithes and offerings during worship service.  Volunteers needed at both 9 AM & 10:30 AM service. Reply back to this email to sign up!
 

Operation Christmas Child

 
It's that time of year when we gear up for our annual Children's Ministry project! We will be collecting items for children ages 2-14 that we can pack in a shoebox and send to poverty stricken areas around the globe. October's item theme is: HYGIENE such as bar soap, wash cloths, hairbrushes and toothbrushes. (No Toothpaste please) Help us share the good news of Jesus with each box we send! Donations can be dropped of each Sunday at the Children's Check in station.
 

 Pray for the Church and Other Prayer Time

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:05 AM Join us at the Stony Brook Boulevard Hy-Vee dinning area to pray for the church and other prayer requests God has placed on your heart. 

 Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

 
These 13 week sessions both will restart on Tuesdays in September.  They are biblically based programs to bring healing into the hurt and pain that comes with Separation and Divorce.  To find out more about being on the team for DC or DC4K, sign up on the CONNECTION CARD at church or contact the office.

Upcoming Events

 Fall Family Fun Night

Oct. 21, 4-6 PM Fall Family Fun Night | This is a free family event, invite all your friends and relatives for a fun evening of games, crafts, and snacks. Don't forget to wear your costumes! We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to help set up, clean up, run a game table, or help with crafts. Check out the donation tree in the commons area for a list of donations needed: Oreo cookies, apple cider and candy.

Date Night Scavenger Hunt

Oct 28th, 3:30 - 6:00 pm Date Night Scavenger Hunt & Pot Luck |It’s date night at Celebration. Come join Celebration's Marriage Ministry for a couples scavenger hunt and potluck that will help you remember you and your spouse are on the same team. We will start at the Ministry Center where you will get your scavenger hunt instructions. The hunt will last 1 hour including traveling with your spouse around town and circling back to the Ministry Center. The potluck will follow. 

Childcare will be provided during the scavenger hunt, but children will join us for the potluck. Chili and rolls provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share. Invite anyone that would benefit from investing in their marriage! RSVP to petekaijala@gmail.com to register couples and include the number/age of children. Kids encouraged to wear family friendly Halloween costumes!”

24/7 Prayer Week

Nov 4th - Nov. 11th - 24/7 Prayer Week | Start November (the month of giving thanks!) with some special time praying and connecting with God. Signing up for an hour in our prayer room today. Although we prefer it if you can come to the prayer room to pray, it is ok to pray from home if needed. During your prayer time, use the prayer guide, worship with praise music, add to the “prayer graffiti” on the walls, pray through the requests left there by others, or just pray as the Spirit leads you. Sign up in the back of the gym or online at https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/8bbe26 Keys are available to access the prayer room after office hours; just stop by the office.

November 11th, Youth Sunday School Returns

 Middle/High school students are welcome to the Summit Lodge for Sunday School immediately following worship each Sunday except 1st Sunday of the month. Students are encouraged to sit with their families during this service.

Nov. 13th, 6:30 pm, GriefShare Surviving the Holidays

This class provides help, support, encouragement and advice to survive the holidays. Featuring video instructions and group discussion, it helps you deal with the pain of grief during the holiday season. The workbook is $5, sign up on the CONNECTION CARD or respond to this email.