Announcements


The Story: A New, Church-Wide Series
The Story is a chronological and thematic study of the entire Bible. Everyone from adults down to the nursery will be doing it together at Clearwater! We will talk about Genesis 1-7 this Sunday. If you purchased a book, please read Chapter 1 before Sunday. If you’d like to purchase a hardback NIV copy of The Story, you can do so for $5 each next Sunday. We are sorry that we will not have the adult version available this Sunday. We did not expect so many people to purchase the books last week and our new order is running late. Along with the adult The Story books we also have the following kids books available for purchase:

• The Story for Students (youth group) $10
• The Story for Upper Elementary (ages 8-12) $8
• The Story for Early Readers (ages 4-8) $10
• The Story for Toddlers and Preschool (ages 2-5) $10

Cash or check accepted for payment. See you this weekend!

Sunday Story Class
Join us Sundays from 9:00- 9:45 a.m. in the former library area for a class reviewing The Story message from the previous week. We will answer questions from the previous week’s sermon. Also, we will look at some the characters involved in that part of The Story and how God still uses them to teach us today!



Men of Clearwater
The next 14er’s breakfast for men is Saturday, September 25th, in the Lobby at Clearwater from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. There is no charge. An offering is available to those who wish to donate. Contact Don at Don.dbs@gmail.com for more information.



Clearwater Bike Clinic and Picnic
Join us on Saturday, September 25th, 3:00-7:00 p.m.! Open to ALL ages! The Bike Clinic will provide basic instruction on things such as regular bicycle maintenance, bicycle safety checks for children, changing a tire, patching a tube, adjusting a shifter, tightening a chain, brake pads and brake cables and the importance of helmets and lights. It will be held in the church parking lot from 3 to 4:30 p.m., then we’ll ride bikes to Edora Park for a picnic. Clearwater will provide the drinks and dessert (we’ll have a gluten-free, nut-free option). Roger McClain, who will be leading the clinic, will also share a short message on what the Lord has taught him and his wife, Rosanna, as they have ridden their tandem bike. We’ll ride back to the church by 7 p.m. We hope you (and your family) will make plans to join us for this fun and helpful community event! To find out more, pick up a flyer from the Connect Spot or Email Roger for questions.



Baptisms
Fall baptisms will be held Sunday, October 3rd, at the 10:00 a.m. service. Have you decided to take the plunge and dedicate your life to Jesus? Then you’ll want to join us and take the next step in your faith journey! Sign up at the Connect Spot to let us know you’d like to be baptized, and we’ll get back to you with the details.

If you have an elementary aged child who wants to be baptized, please Email Gay Kroening.



Women’s Bible Study Begins
A 7- week study for women will begin at Clearwater Church in October and conclude by Thanksgiving.

The study will be offered on Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (October 5 – November 16) and Saturday mornings, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (October 9 to November 20). A study guide will be available for purchase. For more information, text or call Carla Brown at 321-217-9319 or Email Carla.

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in His great power. Ephesians 6:10



Financial Peace University
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class will begin on Thursday, October 14th at 6:30 P.M., downstairs in the Lodge, at Clearwater.



Workday
Our fall workday will be Saturday, October 16th. Please save the morning to help us care for our facility. Thank you!



Pray for Mission to Malaga, Spain
Attenders of Clearwater Church, Craig and Nan will depart for their ministry among North African refugees in Malaga, Spain on September 30 for about three months. They are so ready and excited now that restrictions are being lifted and they can continue the work that God has called them to do. They have asked that we keep them in prayer for health, safety and that their ministry will bear fruit. Additionally, support may be sent to Craig and Nan by using this link: https://clearwaterfc.churchcenter.com/giving and then choosing Craig and Nan Ramsey.



Kids Ministry Volunteers Needed
The Clearwater Kids Ministry is growing and we are currently looking for new volunteers to help hold babies, play with toddlers, teach either preschool or elementary or do check in/out. We train you and provide all the resources. If you are not currently serving at Clearwater, would you consider joining our team and becoming a part of teaching the greatest in the kingdom? Email Gay Kroening if interested.



20 Somethings Group
Our 20 Somethings group will begin meeting on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Dining Room at Clearwater beginning September 7. We will enjoy a light meal (often pizza), worship, prayer and great content focused on loving God and loving people. We will go in-depth into a survey of the Bible called “The Story”, a chronological approach to understanding the broad scope of the Bible. We will break into smaller groups to address the different needs of college students, singles and couples currently in the workforce. We’re also looking for some great recipes to try out for the meals and suggestions for monthly recreation. Come join us on September 7th to deepen your friendship with the Lord and others!


Clearwater Texts
Get informed and stay informed by joining Clearwater’s texting system. This quick and easy form of communicating will keep you up to date with last minute changes and other important happenings going on at Clearwater.

Here’s how you can get connected with us:
• Text us at 77411
• If you are a first time guest, text: CLEARWATER
• If you regularly attend Clearwater, text: LOVEGODLOVEPEOPLE

First time visitors, you will receive a welcome to Clearwater and thanks for joining us.

Whether you are a regular attender or a visitor, you will all have the opportunity to opt out of our text system at any time.



Need Prayer?
Prayer requests and messages can be left on the Clearwater Church phone any time, day or night at 970-223-5770. Prayer requests can also be submitted through the Clearwater App or you may Email Janet. Prayer requests will be compiled and sent out by email as needed. We would love to pray for you!



RightNow Media
RightNow Media gives you free access to the biggest video Bible study library in the world. It provided access to a huge library of discipleship content for pastors, leaders, small groups, adults, students and kids.

• For more information about RightNow Media: https://cwfc.wpengine.com/rightnow-media
• Register online for free access now: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/ClearwaterChurch
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• Registration via text code:
Text CLEARWATER to 49775



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 Connect Spot, church office or placed in the collection box near the bulletin board, outside the office.



Give
There are several ways that you can continue to give to our church, even while things are not quite back to ‘normal’ yet. You may mail your check to 2700 S. Lemay Avenue, Ft. Collins, 80525 or set up an auto pay through your bank. Donations may also be given online through our website. Go to https://cwfc.wpengine.com/online-giving/. Then find “To give online, please click here.” We greatly appreciate your support for our ministry during this time.



Have You Done This Yet?
Donate to Clearwater through King Soopers by designating Clearwater Church at King Soopers. It’s so EASY to support Clearwater! Especially now that we are all buying more groceries and eating at home more. 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”
• 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 the Clearwater 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!

Now Available on App
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Clearwater Church” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Clearwater Church” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app