As a result of COVID-19, Clearwater events, Sunday 9:00 a.m. classes and the 10:30 a.m. service are cancelled. In an effort to help prevent the spread of the virus, the whole church building will be closed during the Covid-19 crisis as well. This includes a closure of the building during our normal business hours. Only staff and employees may enter. Please call the church office if you need assistance (970) 223-5770. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates on our website, through email and on Facebook over the next few weeks. Thank you for understanding that our first priority is for the safety and health of our precious church family. We pray for everyone who is affected to experience God’s presence and healing in this unique season. We stand firm that our Almighty God is on the Throne and we abide in His Kingdom of Peace and that we can be hope and love for the world.
If you or someone you know has a need, please call the church and leave a message at (970) 223-5770. We want to meet people’s needs during this time! If you are willing to serve a need such as child care, picking up supplies and groceries, and meeting other needs please do the same so that we can connect people together.
Activity Updates – Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Precautions
• Youth Group – All youth activities will be suspended until the time that church resumes as normal.
• Transformational Prayer Ministry Class – Tom Park’s TPM class, that meets on Monday nights, has been cancelled until further notice. Please contact Tom if you have questions.
This Week’s Sermon
David Niquette will be teaching this week (3/29/2020), with his sermon titled Focusing on the Five Rocks at Church and at Home. We will have this sermon available on our YouTube Channel and on the Sermons page of our website. We will let you know when it is available to watch and/or listen to. Stay tuned!
Current Clearwater Announcements and Events
Check out the Announcements page of our website for updates, cancellations and general information you should know about what’s happening at Clearwater. Our Events page will still feature the activities and events going on at Clearwater.
• ClearwaterFC.org/announcements (That’s THIS page!)
Prayer Requests and Messages
Prayer requests and messages can be left on the Clearwater Church phone any time, day or night at 970-223-5770. Prayer requests will be compiled and sent out by email as needed.
Storytime Recommended by Clearwater Library
Clearwater parents if you need something to do around 9:00 a.m. in the morning, beginning Thursday, March 19, tune in to hear author Jennifer Trafton read you a story. Her stories are delightful, and she is a beacon of gentleness and hope for little people (or big people) afraid in a big world. Go to Facebook.com/JenniferTraftonAuthor. Don’t miss this!
Realities for Children has a program that is designed to be the connection of kindness in Larimer County between the needs of children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk, with community members that have the items they need. Community members sign up at RFCKindConnect.org where they are notified of requests for item needs. If you are able to fulfill the item donation request, simply check “Donate this item” on the website. The delivery team will coordinate the pick-up and delivery of the items. Donors will receive a letter for tax purposes. Sign up today on RFCKindConnect.org.
Habitat for Humanity
Do you know someone who is earning between 45-80% of the area median income and paying more than 30% of their income for rent? Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity would like to help! They are a Christian ministry that welcomes all people and they are currently taking applications for home buyers. Applications are available for a limited time starting March 9. If interested, please contact Habitat at 970-488-2605 or visit https://fortcollinshabitat.org/apply/. ***UPDATE: Due to recent Coronavirus happenings, Habitat will be pausing the application process until further notice. However, if you would still like to download a copy of the application to look over (and begin collecting non-time sensitive information) you may do so. Please visit the Habitat page about COVID-19 for updates and FAQs. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.”
New Clearwater App for Your Phone
The app for Clearwater Church is free to download onto your phone or device. It allows quick and easy access to prayer requests, the Clearwater website, the Bible, life group info, our sermon videos and more. It is safe to use and does not store or share any information. No ads, no spam, completely safe and confidential. Go to https://clearwaterfc.org/app for more details and for instructions on how to download to your device.
Parent Cue App
Hey parents, check out the Parent Cue App! This app is designed to give parenting tools and cues important to your child’s developmental stage from birth through high school. It’s also connected to our elementary Orange Curriculum so Sunday lessons can be reinforced at home throughout the week. Download it for free now. More info: https://clearwaterfc.org/nurserypreschool/
Recycle Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids
Lions Clubs have been collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids for many years. Clearwater has one of their collection boxes. Glasses and behind the ear hearing aids may be left at the Welcome Center, church office or placed in the collection box behind Janet’s desk.
Designate Clearwater Church at King Soopers
Donate to Clearwater through King Soopers. It’s so EASY to support Clearwater! Just designate Clearwater as your charity through your registered SooperCard. Simply go online to https://www.kingsoopers.com/. Click on “Save” then “King Soopers Community Rewards”. Sign in or create an account to enroll. Once in your account, click on “Community Rewards”, then type in Clearwater Church and click on SEARCH. When Clearwater comes up, click on “ENROLL”. That’s it. Then every time you swipe your SooperCard when you shop at King Soopers Clearwater will automatically earn a 5% rebate. Thank you for supporting Clearwater!
Designate Clearwater Church at AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple, no cost way for you to shop and support Clearwater Church’s Youth Ministry. You can use the same account on AmazonSmile.com as you do on Amazon.com and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the Clearwater Youth Ministry. On your first visit to Amazon Smile, smile.amazon.com, you will need to select Clearwater Church to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Thank you for your support!
For those who would like to offer a gift of kindness to those in need benevolence offerings are accepted in a basket located on the table in front of the Sound Booth. If donating by check please note “benevolence” in the memo line. Clearwater collects benevolence offerings year-round for needs arising throughout the year. Thank you for your aid to others.