A monthly publication of
Plum Creek Christian Church

VOLUME 44 . ISSUE 2 . FEBRUARY 2019
NEW SERMON SERIES
Begins February 10th
In a world full of bad news, it’s great to run across some good news, isn’t it? The word “Gospel” literally means good news. In the Bible, the Gospel is all about the freedom that comes only through Jesus Christ. It’s about being set free from our past and set free from the burden of trying to fix our own lives. Join us as we take a journey through the book of Galatians, which explains how the Gospel of Jesus is the best news we will ever hear.
SUNDAY . MARCH 3RD
following 2nd service
Have you been around Plum Creek awhile?  Want to know what we are all about?  Have questions?  Come join us to discover Plum Creek!  A free meal & child care is provided.
SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 17 & 24 . 9 AM
Faith Conversations is a 2-week parent session where we will be discussing the topics of bringing faith into the conversation in your home as well as how to begin and continue the conversation with your child about becoming a Christ follower. If you have questions about how to better pass on your faith to your child, or your child has considered getting baptized, Faith Conversations is definitely for you.

Join us on February 17th & 24th at 9:00 am for free breakfast, good coffee and great conversation. Let us know you will be there by registering.
What better way to celebrate that God made us than with a LEGO DUPLO Night for preschoolers and their families! On FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND @ 6 PM , we will be having our first Family Experience of the year for preschoolers and their families , with everything Lego Duplo! Don't miss this great opportunity to spend time together as a family and learn - as you play, laugh, and have fun together - that... "God made you."  
For more information and to register visit: www.plumcreek.org/FX
SUPERSTART . MARCH 15-16
Marriott River Center in Covington
SUPERSTART! is a high-energy weekend event in which 4th & 5th graders can learn and grow in their relationships with friends, leaders and most importantly, God. And this year's SuperStart! is about conquering Gargantor - the biggest obstacles that keep us from sharing the stories of God's work in our lives. By helping preteens conquer those obstacles, SuperStart will help them become a force unhindered in sharing the amazing things God does. Through fun interactive teaching, preteens will not only discover their own God stories, but also an understanding of how to let the whole world know what He has done.
COST: $75 (includes everything) *The last day to register for early bird pricing is February 10th; Cost increases to $80 after deadline
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Have you ever been wronged? Had your feelings hurt? Held a grudge? We all have! And when things like that happen,
we’re left wondering how to move on — especially when we don’t get an apology.

In this series, we’ll take a look at the
one thing Jesus offers us that can help us let go and move forward: forgiveness.
Sunday Nights . 5:45-7:45 pm
february
  • 03 No Youth Group (Enjoy the Super Bowl)
  • 10 Finishing the DEEP series
  • 17 The more you hold on to a grudge, the more it holds on to you
  • 24 Forgiven people forgive
march
  • 03 Healing takes time
JUNE 2-5, 2019
MIX is a four-day summer event specifically designed for students currently in 5th-7th grade. Our group will be heading to Country Lake Camp in Underwood, IN from June 2-5. We'll dive into the life of Elijah and learn what it takes to take a stand for God.

COST: $250 which is all inclusive

MIX is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactile, interactive and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction. To sign up and get more information click box below!
JUNE 24-29, 2019
MOVE is a High School event designed to amplify the call of Christ on students' lives to become kingdom workers. This year we will be heading to Holland, MI for a great week together. MOVE is for students currently in 8th grade through graduating seniors.

COST: $250 which is all inclusive

SIGN-UPS: Space is limited so get registered and get your deposit in early!
I’ve been wrestling with a question lately. It’s one of the most important questions we all face, but surprisingly, it’s easy to go through life without thinking about the answer. The question is, “Why?”

Why do I get out of bed in the morning? Why do I go to work? Why do I want to do a great job? Why do I relate to my family, friends, or others in the way that I do? In other words, what is my motivation for everything I do in life? Like I said, we don’t always stop to ask these questions. When we do, though, we tend to discover some important truths. For instance, we may find out that we’re doing some things just out of habit, and we don’t have a great reason to do them anymore. We may also find out that we’re doing some “good” things for “bad” or selfish reasons.

In a recent staff meeting, I asked everyone to answer this question: “Why do you want Plum Creek to be a great church?” It goes without saying that we all want to see Plum Creek thriving, but why do we want that? Is it because we want what God wants, or is it for personal reasons that may not be completely in line with God’s will? It’s pretty important to be clear on that, don’t you think?

Well, in my own wrestling with this question, I’ve been looking at 2 Corinthians chapter 5.
In that chapter, the Apostle Paul talks a lot about why he does what he does, and it’s very enlightening. I’ll give you just a few examples. Verse 9: “We make it our goal to please Him…” Verse 14: “For Christ’s love compels us…” Verse 18: God “gave us the ministry of reconciliation…” Do you see what I mean? Paul was driven to please God versus pleasing people. Paul was full of the love of Christ, and that love motivated him to pursue his ministry with a singular passion. Paul understood that he had a God-given calling of reconciling people to God, helping lost people come home to Jesus.

I could give more examples, but those three are enough to inspire me! These are great answers to the why questions we face, both in the church and in life! Why do we care about leading people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus? Hopefully, it’s because we want to please God, and we’re truly compelled by the love of Christ, and we understand that we too have a calling to reconcile people to God. So, I’m doing a heart check today, and I encourage you to do the same. Let’s learn to do what God wants us to do, not for personal or selfish reasons, but for His reasons!
 
In Christ,
Doug
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Friday, April 26th
(6:30 pm)
thru
Saturday, April 27th
(1:00 pm)
Take a little time away and join the women of Plum Creek for a retreat on Friday & Saturday, April 26-27 at Potter's Ranch Retreat Center in Union KY.
Guest Speaker: Susan Wilder
Women's Ministry Director at Southeast Christian Church
Cost: $75 (additional $6 to do the zip line)
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961 Nagel Road . Butler KY . 41006
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