For the Month of November

Grief Share Class
Come find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend during this thirteen-week class beginning Wednesday, November 7, in Missions Cafe at 6:15 p.m. This is your journey from mourning to joy as you learn the journey and lessons of grief. You may begin attending at any time during the semester. The class will be facilitated by Phoebe Barron.

Council Road Needs Your Talent       
Join us in using your gifts and talent to serve God! There are many opportunities at CRBC in which to use your gifts. Don't miss out on the joy of giving back by just attending a group or worship service. Visit www.councilroad.org/serve to find your place to use your gifts! Contact Micah White if you have questions.

Evangelism Class
Come learn how to better share your faith using your everyday conversations. We will meet November 7, 14 and 28 in Room 200 at 6:15 p.m. to learn the Backstory material which will be taught by Makenzie Magnus, Rick Thompson and Jason Arnold. No materials are required, and everyone is welcome to attend. You may jump in at any time. Contact Micah White if you have questions.  

Opening Night 
Opening Night, which kicks off the Christmas season, has become a much anticipated event in our community and will take place December 2. This year we are adding a ride-along story, petting zoo, fire pits for roasting s’mores, a puppet theater, food trucks, a jazz trio, a photo booth and Christmas concert. Attractions are open from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center and will be an interactive musical experience for all. See www.openingnightokc.com for more information.

Community Remembrance Service    
You are invited to join us for the annual Community Remembrance Service on Monday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, join us for this special service led by Grief Recovery Specialist Bob Willis. This is a time for celebration and reflection on the lives of friends and family. You are invited to take home an angel from the angel tree in memory of your loved one. We will also enjoy a time of fellowship afterward with refreshments. Contact Sue Ellen Ferguson for more information.

Night of Lights  
Join us for the first annual Night of Lights event as we stand in solidarity advocating for Oklahoma’s foster children and youth. The event is free and all are welcome. Night of Lights symbolizes the bright light of hope found when we stand together seeking to end the foster care crisis. This is a family experience with a program of inspirational speakers, worship time and the lighting of thousands of floating lanterns. Attendees are welcome to join solely for the lighting of the lanterns if they so choose. Currently there are over 8,400 children in Oklahoma foster care, and we believe every child deserves a safe loving home. The 111Project is receiving donations for those wanting to light individual lanterns in solidarity with those affected by foster care including current foster youth and children, birth families, foster families, workers or in honor of those involved in the past. The event will take place Monday, November 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the RiverSports Adventure Waterfront in OKC. See www.111project.org/night-of-lights/ for more information or contact Clint Chamberlain. 

The Gift Goes On    
One of CRBC’s favorite events is coming! Join us for The Gift Goes On, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Cube on Tuesday, November 13. We have new vendors this year, great food trucks, and some amazing raffle and silent auction items. The auction will be on-site rather than online this year. Come get your Christmas shopping done while helping to raise proceeds for the Karis Adoption Fund, which supports children being adopted into loving Christian homes. Onsite food trucks are Blue J's Rollin’ Grill, The Hall's Pizza Kitchen, The Flying Pig BBQ and The Red Bird Coffee Cart. More information can be found on www.thegiftgoeson.com. Contact Carisa Wilsie for more information or to volunteer.

The Gift Goes On VIP Shopping Hour    
Want a little extra time and space to shop? The first 100 people to pay $20 and register will get the opportunity to have a VIP Shopping Hour at The Gift Goes On from 5-6 p.m. All of your registration fees goes to the Karis Adoption Fund. Sign up before the VIP slots run out! Register at https://bit.ly/2Scb8Ky.

Volunteers Needed at The Gift Goes On  
We still need volunteers to assist with The Gift Goes On. If you can help one hour before or after the event, please contact Carisa Wilsie at wilsie@councilroad.org.

Orphan Sunday
We will observe Orphan Sunday on November 11 along with other churches around the world. Come with your Connection Class or Home Group for the follow-up teaching with Carisa Wilsie on November 18 in the Chapel at either 9 or 10:15 a.m.

Missions Ingathering Offering
Please prayerfully join us in what God is calling you to give of your time, talent and resources. Our Missions Ingathering Goal is $110,000 and will be accepted through the end of the year. Visit www.councilroad.org/missions and ask your mission advocates in your Connection Groups for more details.

DivorceCare  
If you are divorced or separated, you don't have to go through it alone. Through DivorceCare, you will find help, discover hope and experience healing. Some of the weekly video seminar topics include the following: What's Happening to Me? Facing My Anger, Depression and Loneliness, Financial Survival, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Moving On and Growing Closer to God. You are welcome to begin attending the DivorceCare group on any week. Each session is self contained, and you can continue through the next cycle to view any of the topics you have not seen. You will become part of a small support group of people who are experiencing separation and divorce. The sessions are on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 204.

Senior Adult Bible Study  
Join us for Bible Study with Dr. Stan Lightfoot at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in the Media Room at the Cube. Contact Claree Cox if you need more information.

Foster/Adoption Support Group
The Foster/Adoption Support Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in C201. This fall we will be focusing on sensory challenges for our children. The group is for foster parents, adoptive parents, Safe Families volunteers, mentors, or anyone who works with children who don't live with their biological parents. We have a teaching time and good discussion with a group of people who understand the challenges you may be experiencing. Contact Carisa Wilsie at wilsie@councilroad.org.

Okie Motion Senior Adult Exercise and Tai Chi Classes
Join us at the Okie Motion exercise classes in the Cube Auditorium every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Cost is $1 per class. We also offer Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $2 per class from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Cube Auditorium. Kathy Huffman teaches both classes.

Hands for Missions
Come and help make quilts for DHS foster children and crafts for the homebound. Join us on the first three Thursdays of every month in Room 100 from 9-11 a.m.

Celebrate Recovery
In Celebrate Recovery, we no longer expect perfection in ourselves or others. As we work through CR, our definition of happiness changes. We find that true happiness is in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Happiness is being free from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Happiness is having honest and open relationships with others. Come and see the life-changing experience that Celebrate Recovery offers. You are always welcome on Friday nights at 5:45 in Maroney Hall.

Families Loving Families Meal Delivery
If you would like to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day, we will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Missions Café. Everyone is welcome to join us.

E-Newsletter  
Sign up for our free, weekly e-newsletter on the guest form on Sundays or on our Facebook page. You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @councilroad.

Services Live-Streamed on Facebook  
If you can’t be with us on Sunday mornings, our worship service is live-streamed over our Facebook page! Check it out @councilroad right at 10:15 a.m.

Sermons on YouVersion Bible App  
Every Sunday, you can find the Scripture and sermon notes on the YouVersion Bible App. Click on “more,” then “events,” and you will see CRBC live.

2020 Giving Campaign  
We are in the process of paying off the 2020 campaign, which are the funds used to pay for our beautiful new facility upgrades. Give above and beyond your regular tithe to help us pay off the debt by December 2020. Give in the bucket on Sundays, give at www.councilroad.org/give, or text "building" and the amount to 405.652.0607. If you have questions, contact Jason Arnold.