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Pastoral Team:
Rosanna McFadden
Elizabeth Kelsey

We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-875-7800
Fax: 574-875-7885

Sunday Worship
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Church School
11:00 a.m.
Visitors welcome!
All times are
Eastern Time.


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The Creekside Connection
Church Newsletter - Web Edition
June 2016 Edition - Updated May 31, 2016
Published Monthly - updated as needed
Featuring excerpts from the printed version and weekly bulletins.
Articles about and for the members and friends of Creekside Church


This is a season when I find many reasons for hope. Creation is shouting the glory of God, and long days make it feel as if the earth is bursting with growth and potential. The Creekside grounds are burgeoning, and the facility is bustling with activities, not only on Sunday morning, but throughout the week.

Not all of these occasions are happy ones. Our joy at baby showers and wedding showers and
weddings and church and family anniversaries and birthdays has been tempered by the death of members of our church family. I have been touched by the strength of families, and their graciousness and generosity in the midst of grief. Many of you have supported these families with prayer, and helped in tangible ways with your presence and unobtrusive assistance. Many of you have expressed your support and been in prayer for me, for which I am very grateful. Thank you.

My optimism is tempered somewhat by realism about losses in the denominational leadership of the Church of the Brethren, and queries at our upcoming Annual Conference in Greensboro which may challenge our unity as a body of Christ. But even there, I find ample reasons for hope. Your generous response to the T-shirts for Nigeria, and the enthusiasm of Crisis Relief Coordinators Carl and Roxane Hill for expanding that offering nationally has reminded me that we still have abiding connections with our brothers and sisters in Nigeria and in the United States. Even when a member is hurting, we are still one body in Christ.

I am grateful that Pastor Elizabeth has turned a corner on her recovery from knee replacement
surgery. We are both looking forward to when she will be driving again and more able to get back to normal activities. Unseen to most of you, I have been spending significant time in consultation with E3 Ministry Group and crafting a grant application to the Center for Congregations (Eli Lilly) for funding for a congregation-wide program of hospitality to begin at the end of the summer. We have received a grant from the Northern Indiana District to help with funding. The grant proposal team and the Church Board have gotten regular updates, and you’ll be hearing much more if and when our grant application is accepted in June. Thank you for your prayers for your leaders and for where God is calling our congregation. I hope we’ll always find ways to Preach, Teach, and Reach those in our church family and those who have yet to find a church family.

Pastor Rosanna for Team Spirit


The Birr family would like to thank Creekside for all your prayers, help and love throughout Bill’s illness and passing. Without this support and love during this time the family would not have been as strong while remembering their husband and father.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we transition to a new chapter in our lives.

Jan Birr and family


Ladies’ Lunch & Men’s Lunch are at Bent Oak on Tuesday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m.


Game night this month is on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own beverage and a snack to share, if you care to.

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