New Podcast Coming
The pastors of Deer Creek Church have been busy developing a new podcast. Simply Disciples is a discipleship podcast designed to help people at Deer Creek Church think and act faithfully in a changing world. Episodes will be released each week starting in September. We would encourage individuals and small groups to utilize this new resource. The first series of episodes cover the topic of Theology.
New Website and Logo
Over the next month we will be launching a new website and logo. Slowly you will begin to see signage and graphics change as well. This project has been in the works for the last 6 months. Shelby Gloudemans, a graphic designer and member at Deer Creek Church, has been helping us with this process for the last 6 months. We are excited to share the results.
Upcoming Congregational Meeting
We will have a congregational meeting on August 27th at 4:30 PM to conduct some important business in the life of our church. Our elders are recommending that the congregation do the following:
First, that we officially and formally install Daniel Nealon as the Lead Pastor at Deer Creek Church. Second, that we will change Chad Donohoe’s role from Assistant Pastor (pastor called by the session, but not a voting member of our session) to Associate Pastor (pastor called by the congregation and a voting member of the session) Finally, that we ordain new deacons. We will send out specific details about the candidates when the meeting gets closer.
We hope that all members can join us for this important meeting.
New Staff Member: Katie McClelland
We just hired Katie to be our new part-time Executive Administrator. She will administrative leadership and development to the pastoral team and key ministry areas. Katie is originally from Indiana. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Katie also works part-time as a pediatric speech and language pathologist. She is married to Tim and they have three children: Lula, Bodie, and Orly. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors at the pool or walking the dog, and reading.
Send Off for the Watsons and Englewood Church Plant
We hope you can join us for Worship in the Park on August 13th when we will be sending off our Church Plant, Christ Presbyterian Englewood. The launch of this new church plant has been over 2 years in the making. We have benefited greatly from having the Watsons as a part of Deer Creek Church and are excited to bless them and send them out for this new work. They officially launch public worship services on September 10th. Please take the opportunity to visit them sometime in the next few months.
Update from Church Plant in Scotland
Here is a video from our church planter, Craig Anderson, in Galashiels Scotland.
Giving Through June 2023 (the end of our church budget year):
Budgeted Giving $1,222,536
Actual Giving: $1,345,279
Benevolence Funds Distributed: $25,847
Thank you to everyone who gives faithfully to the ministry of Deer Creek Church. This work would not be possible without you!