Girlfriends Inc.

The Women’s Ministry was established to encourage Cedar Ridge women in their walk and growth in the Lord through ministry, bible study, and fellowship.

Our purpose is to allow each woman to grow and develop her own personal ministry and through involvement in one of the many branches, assist in adequately meeting the needs of all our sisters in Christ. Our goal is service to Him and each other.

Contact: Robin Smith at 254-0621.

Broken Arrow

Sundays

  • Youth-led worship at 10:30 a.m.
  • Small groups at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays

  • High School “Amplify” at 6:30 p.m. at Jacob Long’s home September to May

Wednesdays

  • Middle School “Wired” at 6:30 p.m. September to May

Coweta

Sundays

  • High School and Middle School at 10:02 a.m.

Wednesdays

  • High School and Middle School at 6:30 p.m. at the church during the school year

Sapulpa 

Sunday

  • High School and Middle School at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays

  • High School and Middle School at 6:30 p.m. at the church during the school year

Summer 

Sunset Bible Camp (2nd – 12th grade)

Youth Quake (High School)

Serve N Swim (Middle School)

Family Konnect January 10 – March 14

January 6th, 2018|

Wednesday Nights @ the BA Campus
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Family Konnect: 6:30 p.m.

Family Konnect is not just for families who have children. It’s a Cedar Ridge “church family” experience (for families with or without kids) for ages 3 – 103! Chef-prepared meals are offered every week from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and then the “Family Konnect” fun begins at 6:30 with teaching, music, group time, and games.

Everyone is welcome for dinner – even if you don’t plan to attend the family programming at 6:30. Come at 5:30, eat dinner and fellowship with your church family!

 RSVP for Dinner

Sign up on the Bulletin Communication Card (or call the church office, 918-254-0621) and plan to pay at the door: Adults-$5; Children 4-10 yrs – $3; Children 3 & under – Free!

*The option to pre-pay online for the entire semester is available prior to the start of each new semester. This is a terrific way to support the Family Konnect ministry and most families will save by signing up and paying online.

Girlfriends INC Movie Night – Sapulpa Campus

January 5th, 2018|

Friday, January 19
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cedar Ridge Sapulpa

Ladies, join us for the upcoming “Pajamas & Popcorn ∼ Sweet & Salty” Girlfriends INC movie night. We’ll be watching “The Shack” on Friday, January 19 in room 122 at Cedar Ridge Sapulpa.

Wear your pajamas or comfy clothes, bring a blanket, relax, and enjoy the show! Please bring snacks such as popcorn or popcorn treats, sweet and/or salty snacks, or your favorite snack for sharing. Drinks welcomed too.

Please contact Kimberly Wheeler, 918-935-6212, to RSVP or if you have any questions. You can also sign up on Sunday’s Bulletin Communication Card.

Impact Mexico – Spring Break Mission Trip

December 7th, 2017|

Registration is now open for the mission trip to Acuna, Mexico during Spring Break (March 17-22). We will be working with Casas Por Cristo to help build homes for several families.

**Please note: this is a new location from previous Mexico mission trips.

The cost of this year’s trip is $300 for those who make a $150 deposit by February 18. The cost goes up to $330 for those who do not make a deposit by February 18).

Important Team Meeting

Mark your calendar: an important Team Meeting is scheduled for February 25 at 12 p.m. in the Ridge. All participants are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Details:

  • When: March 17-22, 2018 (Spring Break)
  • Where: Acuna, Mexico
  • Who: Anyone 9th grade or older
  • What: Working with Casas Por Cristo to help build homes for several families
  • Why: To share the love of Christ
  • Important Note: PASSPORTS (or Passport Cards) ARE REQUIRED to cross into Mexico for all Cedar Ridge Mission Trip participants. The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. It currently takes 6-8 weeks to get a passport without paying a rush fee. Don’t delay; apply for your passport now!  For additional passport information, please visit travel.state.gov.

How to Register:

  1. All participants are required to register online. Click here to register. You will also have the option of paying online.
  2. Turn in the following forms. These forms can also be picked up at the Welcome Center or downloaded from the registration page.
    2018 Medical Release
    Casas Por Cristo Medical Release Form
    Casas Por Cristo Disclosure-of-Risk
    Copy of the photo page of your passport or a copy of your passport card

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Bennett, Student Minister.

Wednesday Night Programming

June 10th, 2017|

Wednesday nights offer dynamic programming with several classes for adults and activities for children of all ages at the Broken Arrow Campus. For more details, call the church office, 918-254-0621, or contact the ministry leader listed below. Programming available from September – March.

  • Chef Prepared Dinner from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall | RSVP and Pay Online
  • Activities for all ages from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Center, Preschool Area, & Student Ministry Area

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Adult Bible Fellowship Groups

March 21st, 2017|

Every Sunday at the Broken Arrow Campus, classes are available for adults of all ages to study God’s Word on their own level. Groups are available at both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. hours. For more information concerning any of the ABF groups listed below, please contact James Lawrence or call the church office, 918-254-0621.

Disciples – Sunday 9:00 a.m.

Led by David Long
Current Study: The Book of Luke

Grace and Truth – Sunday 9:00 a.m.

Led by Joe Simmons
Current Study: DVD and discussion from 2017 North American Christian Convention
August 27: Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman / Facilitated by Gil Steidley

You’ll get both Grace and Truth at our Adult Bible Fellowship group. This class contains lots of loving folks, loving instruction, and just plain Bible-based facts with practical application. We seek to increase your passion for the scriptures, and for living out your faith daily. We love it when we have personal testimonies. We often involve ourselves in service projects to evidence out faith by our actions. We are couples and singles, ages are mixed 30-65. You’ll love the class! Most important: You’ll fall more in love with God.

Faithbuilders – Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Led by James Lawrence
Current Study: 1 & 2 Corinthians
As families grow they are confronted with lots of challenges…this is true for people from all stages of life. Whether you are raising young children, experiencing the ‘empty nest’, or simply looking for support in your Christian walk, you will fit right in. Come join us. The coffee and doughnuts are free!

Family of God – Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Led by John Winstead
Current Study: The Church

Financial Peace University – Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Led by Chuck Ulrich and Bryan Champ
9-week sessions meet periodically throughout the year. Watch for information on the next class.
We all need a plan for our money. Dave Ramsey’s class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Primetimers – Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Led by Steve Rigney
This class focuses on Bible study, service and the encouragement and strength that comes from the fellowship we enjoy as part of the church family.

Solid Foundations – Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Led by Charlie Ricks and Linda Ricks
Current Study: “You and Me Forever” by Francis Chan
A group for couples in their early years of marriage.

Somewhere In Between – Sunday 10:30 a.m. (Women Only)

Led by Nancy Adams
This ABF group is for women in various seasons of life. We come together to study God’s word and encourage one another through life’s experiences. Join us if:
You are married or not married
You are young or not so young
You have many good friends or need more friends
You have inner peace & contentment or are living in turmoil & upheaval
You are a Godly woman or you have miles to go before getting there

Ridge Groups

March 15th, 2017|

What is a Ridge Group?

Ridge Groups are small groups (typically 10—12 people) designed to encourage close relationships and connection with others on a deeper level through Bible study, service together, personal encouragement and support for each other through life’s storms.

Why are small groups important?

God wired us for relationships. We grow spiritually with other people in ways that we will never grow on our own.  Christian maturity best takes place in the context of relationships and true life-sharing can only happen in a smaller circle of community.

When do Ridge Groups meet?

Groups meet several times a month on various days of the week and in various locations throughout the community. Each group chooses their own meeting day, time and location. We will assist you in finding a group that is meeting at a time and location that is best for you.

What about childcare?

We encourage each group to determine what best meets the needs of their group. Each Ridge Group handles their own childcare.

How do I join a Ridge Group?

If you would like help getting connected with a Ridge Group that is right for you, please call the church office, 918-254-0621, or complete this form. For more info, contact the following:

Broken Arrow Campus: Bryan Champ
Coweta Campus: Ryan Fankhauser
Sapulpa Campus: Bryan King

Ridge Group Leaders and Leader Resources

If you are interested in leading a Ridge Group, please contact Bryan Champ.
If you are currently leading a group, there are several resources available to assist you:
•    Weekly sermon podcast and Ridge Group written materials available for download
•    Resource material available to check-out from the Cedar Ridge curriculum library
•    Access to RightNow Media, an online library of video based Bible Studies including an entire library of children’s videos. The Bible Study Library includes video discipleship content for every age group and every life situation. Sign up for this free service by contacting Bryan Champ, Connections Minister.

 

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The Women’s Ministry was established to encourage Cedar Ridge women in their walk and growth in the Lord through ministry, bible study, and fellowship.

Our purpose is to allow each woman to grow and develop her own personal ministry and through involvement in one of the many branches, assist in adequately meeting the needs of all our sisters in Christ. Our goal is service to Him and each other.

Contact: Robin Smith at 254-0621.

Renewal and Retreat

The Renewal and Retreat Branch goal is to help promote growth and fellowship between Christian women within our congregation and community, through these inspirational and encouraging events!

We are continually encouraging each other to participate in these wonderful retreats, such as the Women’s Retreat at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, held every April. Another wonderful event is the Annual Christian Women’s Retreat in the fall, attended by over 400 of our fellow sisters in Christ, from all the area Christian churches. We also hold a Cedar Ridge Retreat every January for all the women of Cedar Ridge, as a way to get to know each other more intimately and meet new women within our congregation. Most importantly we gather together to inspire and encourage each other in our Lord! Hebrews 10:24-25

Bible Fellowship

Bible Fellowship branch assists in organizing and advertising Bible studies. The goal of this branch is to give everyone an opportunity to be learning and studying God’s Word regularly, through internal or outside studies.

Colossians 3:16-17

There are multiple studies to choose. Various topics and studies are offered at different times. Classes are offered on Wednesday mornings as well as evenings. The current Wednesday morning group have begun a study of Hebrews. Anyone may join, contact the church office if you are interested. Encourage a friend to join you! You will both be blessed! We hope you find an intimate group with which to learn, grow and study.

Visit the weekday classes section of this website for a current listing of classes offered.

Koinonia

Koinonia means fellowship. This branch organizes all of the monthly activities/fellowships, spring and fall banquets, Secret Sisters, and the candelabra usage. The goal is to keep us in touch with one another and fellowship together in the Lord regularly, for encouragement and inspiration from each other.

It is a great opportunity to get to know new people in our congregation.

This branch also organizes Bread From Our Oven, which provides first time visitors a homemade loaf of bread as a way of welcoming them on behalf of the congregation. We have a wonderful group of women willing to bake these gifts of kindness! This entire branch of women provides a great service to the congregation of Cedar Ridge.

Koinonia (Fellowship) Branch plans a various array of activities for all the women of Cedar Ridge to enjoy. Bring a friend and join us sometime! Below are a list of our upcoming events. We always have such a great time. Come join us and find out!

Community Outreach

Community Outreach helps to keep us involved in our community. We want to help support organizations in their great effort to help others. This is one great way of sharing our witness and our love for those in need and outside of our congregation. We, as a ministry and a congregation, enjoy helping Broken Arrow Neighbors and Mend Crisis Pregnancy.

Psalm 116:6

The support of Broken Arrow Neighbors and Mend Crisis Pregnancy may be managed through the Women’s Mins’tree, but it is definitely a congregational effort! Cedar Ridge has made such generous donations and gifts throughout the years. The Women’s Minis’tree occasionally holds our own, or helps with existing, fundraisers for these two organizations. All help is wonderfully accepted and appreciated.

Broken Arrow Neighbors

BAN is in continuing need of toiletries. However, they accept ANYTHING! They can use furniture, clothing, can goods, etc… Thanks for any help you can provide to them.

Mend Crisis Pregnancy

Mend can use financial donations, as well as baby items and any maternity needs. This organization is Christian based, and helps women with crisis pregnancies through supplies, counseling, and options, such as adoption. Thanks for any help you can provide or have provided. This is a wonderful outreach for our congregation!

You don’t have to wait for fundraisers or a special time to make donations. There is a collection area behind the Fellowship Hall at the west end, with a large collection chest designated for the Women’s Minis’tree. Thank you so very much. God bless your willingness to help!

Family Care

The Family Care Branch involves ministries that assist families in time of need and supports the family structure with encouragement and assistance in various ways.

Food for Families

Family Care involves Food for Families, which involves many women in our congregation that cook and deliver meals to families in the case of illness, babies birth or during the lose of a loved one. We also have ladies that prepare and manage the funeral food preparation. We are blessed to have such giving women in our church family.

Card Ministry

Family Care also includes the Card Ministry, where we have women committed to sending out cards for birthdays to remind our fellow sister’s in Christ that we love and appreciate them. Cards are also sent for sympathy or illness, as identified on the weekly Church prayer list.

Newsletter and Bulletin Board

The Women’s Minis’tree Newsletter is sent out six times a year. It allows a focus on each of the six branches throughout the year. The newsletter keeps the women of the congregation informed of upcoming events and service areas.

The Bulletin Board is located in the Church foyer. This is up-dated to show up-coming events or activities for the Women’s Minis’tree.

Crisis Care

Crisis Care is also an important part of this branch. If a member of the congregation finds themselves in a situation where they need help or assistance, crisis care can contact people in the congregation that are willing to serve and are prepared to lend a hand.

Missions

The Missions Branch is our outreach to those that are doing the work of the Lord both in and outside of our immediate community. The following are the current outreaches included in this branch.

Campbell Soup Labels

Many people are unaware of the benefits of soup labels. We currently collect and send Campbell Soup Labels to Cookson Hills. They have received several vans from these efforts. Feel free to leave collected labels on top of the Women’s Minis’tree filing cabinet located in the hallway behind the Fellowship Center. Thanks for the help!

We are also collecting the Box Tops For Education. These can be a great benefit in acquiring much needed items for Cookson Hills.

College Care

College Care is an outreach to our Church families full-time college students that are living away from home. We collect, wrap and mail care packages two times a school year. These are sent prior to finals week to show that we love, are thinking and praying for the students. Please contact the Women’s Minis’tree Board if you want to assist in the support of our College students.

Hope Center

The Hope Center has an office located within Cedar Ridge. Hope Center offers counseling to those dealing with crisis or just in need of someone to talk, listen and pray with them. Many people receive loving assistance and guidance from the volunteer counselors at Hope Center.

Cookson Hills

We are proud to help the efforts and works of Cookson Hills. This is a Christian based home for children of various ages and backgrounds. Many troubled children have heard about the love of the Lord through the efforts of those at Cookson Hills. We do different things throughout the year for them such as, love offerings for holiday baked goods and our Angel Tree gifts for the Cookson Hill families.

Holiday Benevolence

Our Holiday Benevolence involves our congregation coming together and purchasing Christmas presents for those less fortunate. The ladies of the Women’s Minis’tree put together the requested wish list and allow members of the congregation to purchase the gifts for the children.