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 18
We’re collecting winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks for the soup kitchen clients until Oct 18. 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!

Audio Bible with the Clear Water Church App

1185-BAJA-3-App-Creator-1600One terrific feature on our app is the ESV audio version of the Bible. Continue your personal study of Acts by listening to the text.

You’ll find that Acts Week 20 also covers week 21 taking us through chapter 24:22. Spend time reviewing these Scriptures in chapters 21-24 by reading or listening to the text. Jot down the events that happen and each one’s time frame. Are these events random or is God directly involved reigning over each one? What purpose is being accomplished?

backtoschoolBack to School Party is Aug 27, 5-8 PM

Join the fun and come out Thursday evening to help throw a great party.


Memory Verse Challenge is coming up Aug 30.  You find August’s verse on our church app for easy access.

‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’  Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone–an image made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.  He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.  Acts 17:28-31


Did you sign up to suffer?

AgabusJesus told his disciples:  Remember
what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. (John 15:20)

This week’s Bible study takes us to Acts 21 where the prophet Agabus predicts that Paul will be bound in Jerusalem and handed over to the Gentiles. Why does Paul willingly go to Jerusalem anyway? Find out in this week’s personal Bible study. Acts Week 20


Pray for fall ministry preparations

As we look to the fall, please pray that we are fully open to how the Lord wants to work in us.

journey groupFor the church to be all that God intends, it’s important that we foster community, using our spiritual gifts to build each other up. One way we do this is through Journey Groups. Journey Groups will be back into full swing late September. Please pray for the leaders and home hosts as they make preparations, and pray that most of our congregation will be able to participate.

BibleOpen and print this week’s personal Bible study: Acts Week 19.  See what the Lord has to teach us about taking care of His church.  Last week I (Sabrina) had a great experience doing some of the Bible study with my kids. Read more here.


backtoschoolBack to School Party – August 27.  Please pray for:

  • Kyle and Hannah who are heading up this event.
  • Plenty of volunteer help.
  • Volunteers to be blessed as they serve.
  • The 800+ students, families, and staff who will attend.
  • Beautiful weather.
  • A great event for great impact.

Paul in Ephesus, Greece, Macedonia and modern-day Turkey

Temple of ArtemisActs Week 18 Bible study. Open and print this week’s study.  Continue to follow Paul’s travels as he proclaims the gospel everywhere he goes. You’ll learn much about the human condition and the need for a Savior through personal Bible study.


backtoschoolBack to School Party. We have a great opportunity to mingle with Wendler students, staff and families by hosting a fabulous ‘Back to School Party’ on Thursday, August 27, 5-8 PM. Let Kyle Wilson or Hannah Hooper know you’d like to help.  We’re expecting over 800!