FAMILY MINISTRIES

 

Family Ministry at 4Cs means two things: strengthening your family at home and strengthening our church as a family.

 

, Gather with other families at beautiful Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO. We’ll draw closer to Jesus in worship, fun, and adventure.  We’ve reserved the best picnic area (pictured above) for sheltered outdoor meals, worship, and testimonies, plus horseshoes, volleyball, crafts & more.  We’ll have some large-group fun and time to choose activities like paddle sports, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and archery. 

Questions? Contact Scott Parr at Scott.Parr@4Cs.Church or 303-467-2020 x132

Registration cost – Grab your spot with a $30 refundable deposit! (includes 2 dinners!):

  • Adults 13 & up = $30 each
  • Kids 0-12 = $20 each

Additdional & optional costs

  • $10 vehicle entrance fee/day
  • Kayak, stand up paddleboards, canoe-only $10 to $15/hr., Archery $5/hr.
  • Horseback riding – see Bear Creek Stables website
  • Registration Costs will be fully refunded if the event is cancelled.

Saturday Schedule:
10:00 Welcome, group games
11:15 Chapel
12:00 Lunch – BYO picnic
1:00 Free time activities
5:30 Dinner ( Catered, boxed)
6:30 pm Worship & testimonies

Sunday Schedule:
12:00 4Cs Church Picnic (see details below)
2:00 Group Fun
2:30 Free time activies
5:30 Dinner (Catered, boxed)
6:30 Campfire, songs, and skits

At Coyote Crossing Picnic Area at Bear Creek Lake Park
Bring your own picnic lunch or pre-order a catered boxed lunch by using the SIgnUpGenius, coming soon.
$10 vehicle entrance fee to the park. 

After lunch, we will play some fun outdoor games that both kids and adults will enjoy. Plus stick around to enjoy kickball, volleyball, horseshoes, and playing in the water at the reservoir.

Church Picnic & Family Camp: 2 separate events, 1 weekend.  You may have noticed that Family Camp is Aug 29-30 at the same location.  This is on purpose!  We had the picnic shelter reserved for Family Camp, so why not have a church picnic as well?  You are invited to both events, or can choose just one.  The Church Picnic will conclude at 2:00pm, when Family Camp will resume.

 

Starting at Home, Part 3: Prayer

Time to Pray

There’s never been a better time to build your prayer life and help your kids do the same.  Do you feel uncertain of how to pray? Scared to pray out loud?  Here’s good news: prayer is simple, easy, and God is ready to listen and connect with you.  Check this out:

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
 Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath! 
Psalm 116:1-2 read more…

Starting at Home Part 2: Becoming Bible Readers

Nurture a Habit of Reading God’s Word

So we’re staying home in an unprecedented experience in our lives.  While we pray and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and care for neighbors in need, I hope this will be a season of your family growing stronger together and in your faith. Last week, I shared about telling stories as a way to build relationships and faith.  This week, let’s think about one of the best possible investments of our time: reading scripture. read more…

Starting At Home: Using Extra Time at Home to Grow with Family and God

Part 1: STORIES

By Scott Parr, Pastor of Family & Mission, Christ Community Covenant Church

I love stories.  I love it when, at a gathering of friends or family, someone tells a good story — and then others chime in with “that makes me think of the time when…”  Before I discovered the power of coffee, I used to fall asleep listening to sermons at church…a lot.  Even though I love God, scripture, and good theology, if I were tired enough, I’d lose focus listening to the sermon. Until the pastor said, “Once upon a time…”  Something about stories captures our attention and sticks in our memories like nothing else.  Children’s brains aren’t wired for abstract thought, but they learn powerfully through stories. In my 17 years in youth ministry, I noticed a marked difference in the teenagers who had grown up listening to their parents’ stories – especially stories of faith, struggle, and trusting God with difficult situations. read more…

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NAOMI Mission Trip :

Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing this trip.  We may still try to take a small group to help – watch for updates!   


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Save the Date: 

Family Camp 2020!  September 5-7

Something different is in the works!  We’ll be closer, cheaper, and more flexible this year.  Stay tuned!