Cookie canvasing & FB community page

cookies 2Cookie Canvasing – this Sunday, Nov 22
Join the fun! Invite others to our Christmas services with cookies in hand. We’ll go out in twos this Sunday right after church with cookies and invitations to nearby neighborhoods. Feel free to bake and/or deliver. Bakers, please bag 2-4 cookies together (based on size). Christmas service invitations will be provided.

facebookFacebook Community Page
Request to join the new Clear Water Church Facebook community page.  It is for those who have filled out a “Count Me In” card to help us connect with one another, share prayer requests and celebrate what the Lord is doing.

Growing Children’s Ministry

Childrens Ministry Penguin webOur children’s ministry is growing. (This is the Sunday morning program for babies through 4th graders.)  More kids have been coming this fall, and we’d also like to start a Sunday school class for our 5th-6th grades. This means we are praying for 18 new children’s volunteers. Would you pray along with us and also consider serving? You can serve once a month, once a quarter, … you name it.  Come to our social and training this Sunday.  (See below.)

Children’s Ministry Social & Training – This Sunday, Nov 15, Noon, Don Jose’s Restaurant
Calling all current and prospective children’s volunteers to our first-ever volunteer social and training. We’re ready to take our kids’ ministry to the next level.

Let us buy you lunch right after church at Don Jose’s on Northern Lights Blvd. (one minute from Wendler) as we go over our brand new children’s volunteer handbook. We’re also implementing background checks and security training. RSVP to Amy Martin at  Thanks for serving our kids!

Week of Nov 1

Young Life RoundupYoung Life Round Up – Fri, Nov 6
Reserve your paid-for dinner with Karren at She, Wayne, Bill and Kim invite you to this not-so-typical banquet fundraiser! Get your western gear ready for a fun night and to learn the latest about this outreach ministry to high school and college students and teen moms.

Grief Share Seminar – Nov 2 or 4, 6-8 PMgrief share
If you’ve lost a loved one, come find comfort and encouragement to get through the holidays. Mon, Nov 2 at Chapel by the Sea OR Wed, Nov 4 at Faith Christian Community. Questions? Contact Robin at  Learn more.

JumpYouth Hike Flat Top – Sat, Nov 7, 10 AM
Meet at the Wendler parking lot.  Dress warmly, and bring a back pack, water and snacks.  Parent’s, let Tracie know if you can drive (716-909-9509).  We should return by 3 PM.

garage sale box

New CRU staff almost starting from scratch
See how you might help with household item needs for new CRU staff.  Derek and Tess will be arriving Nov 4.



Child sponsorship & helping out

Child sponsorship
We’re thrilled to report that this past Sunday (Oct 25) three children were sponsored by folks at Clear Water Church.  If you missed hearing about child sponsorship, learn more at Compassion International.  Also, see our Compassion child sponsorship table this Sunday, Nov 1.  We’ll have photos and biographies of seven more children that need a sponsor. This is the last Sunday that these children will be available for sponsorship at our church.Compassion logo

“And if anyone gives even a cup of water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”  Matthew 10:42

Serving children here
If you’re not be able to sponsor a child at this time, consider serving our children at Clear Water Church. We need eight new volunteers so that we can start a Sunday school class for 5th and 6th grades.  Fill out a Find Your Niche card this Sunday and we’ll get in touch with you.

New CRU staff almost starting from scratchgarage sale box
See how you might help with household item needs for new CRU staff.

CRU expanding at UAA and how you can help

Cru-10-24-11-MASTER-TMA young couple from Montana is moving to Anchorage on November 4th to join the Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) team at UAA. They are driving here with all their belongings in a Subaru Outback. Their staff team would love your help welcoming them warmly into their apartment. Would you consider blessing Derek and Tess by donating a household item? You can drop off donations at church next Sunday or at 1547 Wintergreen Street. For more information contact Cally at 406-212-4790 or  Thanks!

Feel free to donate anything you wish! Derek and Tess are moving with virtually nothing besides their clothing and wedding gifts. Here are some suggestions for donations:

  • Kitchen supplies:  Dish soap, sponges, counter cleaner, zip locks, paper towels, paper products (plates, cups, silverware, etc), non-perishable food items
  • Household items:  Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener, toilet paper, bathroom cleaners

Learn more about Derek and Tess:

How to donate fish and game to the Downtown Soup Kitchen

salmonDonate Fish & Meat
It’s easy to donate fish and meat to DSK. Drop off your meat to Alaska Sausage and Seafood. They will process your meat and deliver it to DSK. It only costs DSK 3 cents a pound.  Be sure to indicate your meat is for DSK.

coat driveWinter Clothes Drive through Oct 25
We’re collecting winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks for the soup kitchen clients until Oct 25. Bring items to Wendler Middle School on Sundays.

Practical Needs Ministry Team
From time to time someone in our church is in need of practical help, whether it is a meal, yard work, ride to church and so forth. If you would like to be put on a list to be called upon to help when needed, please email We are also looking for a coordinator for this team.  Thank you!


Winter clothes drive

Come learn more about the ministry of the Downtown Soup Kitchen this Sunday, October 4. We’re collecting winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks for the soup kitchen clients over the next couple of weeks.  Bring items to Wendler Middle School on Sunday.


Local ministry fundraisers this week

The Lord is at work in many places and many ways in our city.  We are thankful for two local ministries that are fundraising this week:

Downtown Soup Kitchen hosting Bowls of Love Dinner
Thursday, September 24, 6:30-8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:15)
DSK 240 E. 3rd Ave.
Purchase your table/tickets by calling 903-335-0530 or visiting
$20 per person or $150 per table of eight. $25 at the door.

Community Pregnancy Center hosting Courageous Defenders Breakfast of Champions
Saturday, September 26, 10:30 AM-Noon (Doors open at 10 AM)
ChangePoint – 6689 ChangePoint Drive
Purchase tickets/tables by calling 907-337-9292 or visiting
$20 per person or $120 per table of eight.
Enjoy breakfast with nationally known speaker, author, and comedian Mike Williams.

2-year Anniversary September 20

2 year anniversaryWe’re excited to celebrate with you! Come give thanks for what God has done and look ahead to another year. 5000 postcard invitations went out to the neighborhood; so we may see some new faces. Bring lots of food to share at our potluck right after the 10:00 service.

If your last name starts with A-M, bring a crock pot dish or sandwich tray. If N-Z, bring a side dish or appetizer. Clear Water Church will provide drinks and dessert. Please label your dishes. Thank you!

Sunday welcome

Help welcome everyone on Sunday mornings

WelcomeCome learn more about the Sunday morning greeting team on Monday, September 14 at 6 PM. We’ll start with dinner at Sabrina Merriner’s home, then cover what’s involved in greeting. It will be a fun, social time as well as instructional. This is for current and new teammates.

You’re on the last Acts personal Bible study this week: Acts Week 23. What an incredible book! I certainly learned new things from engaging with the Bible study. Well done to everyone who has been working on the Bible study. We’ve been journeying through the Acts of the Apostles since Easter. Actually, what a testimony to the acts of the Holy Spirit through the Lord’s church. May it be an encouragement to you in how He still works today. Be blessed this week with our final Acts Bible study. Thank you to Kris Mulholland who has created the study each week. They were fantastic!