Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Dinners For Eight

Mark your calendars! Dinners For Eight, Creekside's church-wide dinner party, is coming up on Saturday, February 24th. Join seven other Creeksiders for an evening of dinner, conversation, and fun. You can sign up to host a dinner or attend a dinner at the home of someone who lives near you. Sign up here. Contact Rachel Butler for more information.

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Feb
25
11:45 AM11:45

Pastors' Coffee

If you're new to Creekside and would like to learn more about our church, please join members of our staff and other church leaders following the second service. This is a great opportunity to get to know us and Creekside better. Food and coffee will be provided. RSVP to Rachel Butler.

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Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Community Group Test Drives Start

Still not sure about joining a community group? How about taking a test drive? This winter, Creekside will be starting a number of new groups designed to give folks a taste of group life. These groups will meet 6 times from the beginning of March through mid-April and will discuss the Bible study, "Fearless" about how to have a untroubled and fearless heart and how to experience Christ’s peace in every situation. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and grow in your faith. And if the group wants to stay together after the initial 6 weeks, we would be thrilled. Contact John Bruce for more information or sign up here.

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Mar
4
11:45 AM11:45

English Camp Informational Meeting

This summer, help students learn English and discover more about who Jesus is by joining our English Camp Team! Creekside will send a team to Minsk, Belarus to help a church run an English camp outreach for 13-42 year olds. 

We'll interact with the campers through English classes, sports, meals, Bible study, and conversation times each day. The host church presents the gospel each night. 

There is no need to know to speak Russian or Belarusian to participate. Translators are provided by the host church and used when needed, but English is always encouraged to help the campers learn. 

Attend this informational meeting in the Creekside Student Center to learn more. Contact John Gilson for more information.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

English Camp E-Waste Fundraiser

Clear out your closet while supporting the English Camp missions team. Bring your old electronics to the Creekside parking lot to be recycled. 

Free: Cell Phones, Ink Jet Cartridges
25 cents: Fluorescent Lamps (per foot)
50 cents: Bulbs (each)
$2: Batteries (per pound) 
$5: CPUs, Telephones, Printers, Copiers, Stereos, DVD Players, VCRs, Wire Fax Machines, Video Games
$5-$20: TVs, Monitors, Flat Screens, Laptops
$5-$20: Microwaves
$10-$20: Small Household Appliances
$20-$50: Console and Projection TVs
$20-$75: Commercial Size Items

You can also shred business and personal documents for $10 per banker box. 

For more information, contact John Gilson.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Craft Party

All kids and their families and friends are invited to join us for a morning of crafts and sweets. Drop in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and make six different Easter crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and open to the entire community. Contact Katie Camarillo for more information.

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Mar
30
to Apr 7

Mexicali Outreach Missions Trip

Creekside's annual Mexicali Outreach missions trip is March 30th-April 7th. We have partnered with Pastor Andre's church in Cuerna Vaca, Mexico (close to Mexicali) for more than 15 years. We run a VBS, do women's ministry, minister at an orphanage, rest home, and a night program at a drug rehab facility and more.

The trip was set up for teenagers, but anyone can come! Teens (they must be in high school to come on the trip unaccompanied), families with younger children, singles, couples - there is a place for everyone to serve.

Contact Brad Bowers for more information. 

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Annie Kids

Creekside Kids’ Theater is proud to announce its spring production of Annie KIDS! Adapted from the Tony Award winning Best Musical, this show features classic songs like "Maybe", "Hard-Knock Life", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", an exciting plot involving plucky orphans, a billionaire, three nefarious villains, an adorable dog, and a missing locket, and lots of great characters. You can bet your bottom dollar that this is going to be a fantastic show. Tickets are $8 and children 4 years and under are free. Contact Robinette for more information.  

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Annie Kids

Creekside Kids’ Theater is proud to announce its spring production of Annie KIDS! Adapted from the Tony Award winning Best Musical, this show features classic songs like "Maybe", "Hard-Knock Life", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", an exciting plot involving plucky orphans, a billionaire, three nefarious villains, an adorable dog, and a missing locket, and lots of great characters. You can bet your bottom dollar that this is going to be a fantastic show. Tickets are $8 and children 4 years and under are free. Contact Robinette for more information.  

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Feb
22
3:30 PM15:30

Creekside Music Club

Do you have know a middle or high schooler who loves to play music or sing? Tell them about Creekside Music Club! Creekside Music Club is an after school music program that gives middle and high school students an opportunity to play music together in a band. The program is for all kids in the community and is absolutely free. Having musical ability is helpful but not a requirement to participate. Sign up here or contact Max Butler for more information.

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a free Christian Recovery Program that embraces the power of God in the healing process and is open to everyone in the community who would like support and encouragement. We offer programs for men and women and free child care is available for infants-12 year olds.

The program is built around biblical principles called the Beatitudes, taken from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes instruct us on how to live complete and fulfilling lives that are free from controlling disorders. The result is freedom, peace, serenity, and a stronger relationship with God and others. We all have hurts, hang-ups, habits, or addictions that need attention.

To participate, come to a meeting! We meet every Wednesday night from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Our general schedule is as follows:

6:00-7:00 p.m.: Dinner. Come and share a hot meal for a nominal fee and enjoy good food and good company.
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Large Group Session. Everyone meets together for a time of worship and teaching or a testimony. 
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Open Share Groups. This is the time to break into gender specific recovery groups where you will meet other people with similar hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Solid Rock Cafe. Enjoy fellowship, a light snack and coffee and tea.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Reg Bollinger.

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Feb
21
9:15 AM09:15

WOW

WOW is Women of the Word, Creekside's Bible study for women ages 18 and up. We meet for fellowship, snacks, worship, small group Bible study and prayer. This year's theme is "Women in HIStory" and we'll study different women in the Bible and their part in God's story. Free childcare is provided. Contact Kathy Greer for more information.

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Feb
20
10:30 AM10:30

Mommy And Me

Wondering what to do with your little one on Tuesday morning? Try out Mommy and Me! Mommy and Me is a free, safe, and fun indoor playtime for infants through pre-k kids with age appropriate toys and activities. It meets on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month) in the Creekside Community Room from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Get to know other local parents and caregivers, help your child meet new friends, and enjoy a room full of great activities! 

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Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Young Adults Group

This group is for young adults ages 18-28. They are currently studying the book of Acts, focusing on our shared mission to reach the world with the gospel, to be discipled, to be disciple-makers and to go to the nations and those in our midst. They meet at Greg and Lori Arthur's home in Oakland and enjoy dinner, Bible study, and prayer together. Contact Greg for more information.

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Feb
11
10:30 AM10:30

Financial Peace University Preview Class

Learn wise principles for handling money with Dave Ramsay's Financial Peace University. The program consists of 9 classes and you can choose to attend on Sunday mornings (starting February 25th) at 10:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings (starting March 1st) at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the program is $109 and scholarships are available. Visit this preview class to learn more. Contact Shawn Hall for more information.

You can register online for the Thursday class here or the Sunday class here. Both classes will meet at Creekside.

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

How To Read The Bible Class

Understanding the Bible isn't just for scholars and academics; the Bible was meant to be read and understood by all believers. Join John Bruce as we learn how to read, interpret, and apply the various kinds of literature in the Bible. The first of 10 classes begins on Sunday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the Creekside library. Everyone is welcome!

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Feb
3
7:45 AM07:45

Men's Breakfast

We have quarterly men's breakfasts on Saturday mornings from 7:45-9:30 a.m. that feature a hearty breakfast and a great speaker. There is a suggested donation of $10 to cover food costs. All men are invited. Check back soon for more information about the topic and speaker for the February 3rd breakfast. Sign up here.

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Feb
1
5:45 PM17:45

Team Marriage Starts

Team Marriage is group of couples interested in learning about God’s perfect plan for marriage. This winter, they will study the book, The Way of Agape - Understanding God’s Love. They also plan social gatherings like dinners, bowling, camping, and more. The group meets in the Creekside community room from 5:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner and in the Creekside library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for study and prayer. Childcare is provided. This group is co-led by Mark and Sandra Hess and Shawn and Emily Hall. Contact them by January 20th to sign up.

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Jan
26
to Jan 28

Women's Retreat

Save the date for Creekside's 2018 Women's Retreat! Enjoy three days of worship, rest, laughter, connecting with old friends, making new friends, late night ice cream runs, praying for each other, gorgeous hikes, and discovering more about our incredible God at Creekside's annual women's retreat at Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains. All women over the age of 13 are welcome. You do not need to attend Creekside to come to the retreat. Visit here to learn more or sign up.

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Jan
21
8:30 AM08:30

Mercy Brown Bag Program Info Meetings

There are volunteer opportunities available at Mercy Brown Bag Program, which provides groceries to low-income seniors. This wonderful organization needs drivers to deliver groceries to home bound seniors once or twice a month. Attend an informational meeting at Creekside on Sunday, January 21st from 8:30-9:00 a.m. or 10:00-10:30 a.m. to learn more.

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Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Succession Sunday

Mark your calendars! January 14th is Succession Sunday, when Jeff Bruce will officially become Creekside's next Senior Pastor. Celebrate God's faithfulness from generation to generation as we mark the transition of the Senior Pastor role.

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Jan
11
3:30 PM15:30

Creekside Music Club

Do you have know a middle or high schooler who loves to play music or sing? Tell them about Creekside Music Club! Creekside Music Club is an after school music program that gives middle and high school students an opportunity to play music together in a band. The program is for all kids in the community and is absolutely free. Having musical ability is helpful but not a requirement to participate. Sign up here or contact Max Butler for more information.

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Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Sweets Sunday

Do you have extra holiday sweets sitting around your house that you wish someone would help you eat? Wish no more! Bring your holiday cookies, candies, and pies to the tables in the community room at 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve Sunday and share them with your fellow Creeksiders. 

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Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve Services

Join us on Christmas Eve for one of three identical services at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Join us for carols and a message about how Jesus is the Light that breaks the night. There will also be Sunday school classes and special parties for kids. Invite your friends and family!

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Landing

The Landing is a year long Christ-centered program that helps teens who are struggling with the challenges of life. Whether they have faced a major crisis, struggle with peer pressure, need help making wise choices, or wrestle with self harm or addiction of some kind, The Landing is a safe and healing place where teens can learn skills to live a freer, healthier, and more God centered life. Though The Landing is a year long program, teens are welcome to join at any time. It features dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by teaching, worship, and peer groups. Contact Tammy Bollinger for more information.

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

A Very Creekside Christmas

Come for an evening of yuletide cheer with your fellow Creeksiders and their friends. Enjoy live music from the Creekside Music Club, a holiday cookie buffet (please bring your favorite cookies to share - we'll provide the cocoa and other hot drinks), a Christmas sweater contest, a Christmas carol singalong, a canned food drive for the San Lorenzo Food Pantry and gingerbread house making for kids. This event is open to the entire community. Contact Rachel Butler for more information.

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Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Kathy Greer Celebration

We will recognize the tremendous contributions Kathy Greer has made to Creekside and to our community as Creekside's Director of Community Services over the past 12 years.  Kathy is stepping down from her staff position to spend more time with her family and we want to thank her for her ministry. In addition to the two morning services, we will have a luncheon in her honor following second service. RSVP to Sharon Wallace if you would like to attend the luncheon.

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Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Chili Cook-Off

Compete or eat at this fun annual event!

Compete!

1. 10 contestants will go head to head in this fiery competition!
2. Bring a large pot of chili that can serve between 20-30 people, a serving spoon or ladle, and any additional supplies you may need to serve and transport your chili.
3. Set up your station at 4:30 p.m. in the Creekside Community Room. You will have 20 minutes to set up. When Mark announces, "Ladles down!" the competition starts.
4. Guests will receive 10 taster cups and vote for first, second, and third place. The winners will be announced that evening.
5. Bowls, taster cups, utensils, napkins, sides, and drinks will be provided.
6. If you would like to compete, contact Mark Hess at (925) 577-9463.

Eat!

1. Come eat delicious chili and support a good cause! Tickets are $5 and include chili, cornbread, salad, and lemonade.
2. You can choose to judge and receive 10 taster cups or choose not to judge and receive 1 bowl of chili.
3. All proceeds support Mercy Brown Bag Program, a non-profit organization that provides groceries for low income seniors in the Bay Area.

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Pie Sunday!

Don't miss the one Sunday a year when hospitality between services is made up completely of delicious pies! 

You can help by bringing a. Your appetite and b. Your favorite pie!

If you bring a pie to share, please place it on the table in the Creekside Community Room by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. 

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