You're Never Alone at Cottonwood Creek

The services during the weekend of February 3rd and 4th were unforgettable. Cottonwood Creek's Artist in Residence Bridgette Hammers led the Cottonwood family in worship to an original song she co-wrote called "Never Unaware". Bridgette and her co-writer, Chris Clayton, wrote the song during a season when they were both questioning circumstances that they were going through.  


Writers: Chris Clayton, Bridgette Hammers

Publishing: Integrity’s Alleluia! Music/SESAC, Farren Love & War/SESAC, Six Arrows Music/SESAC, (All Admin Worldwide By Capitolcmgpublishing.Com, excluding the UK which is admin by Integrity Music, part of the David C. Cook family), Praiseworthy Publishing

Used by permission.


 "Personally, I had recently stepped out in faith to go into full-time ministry and a few months after closing our music studio in faith, my husband was laid off," Bridgette said. "His company sold, and his position was dissolved." 


During this time, Bridgette found herself asking God why this had happened. However, when she sat down with Chris to write, they found themselves hanging onto the thought that God is never unaware. 


"God knows exactly what we are going through," Bridgette said. "The words, 'I trust I never walk alone' resonated and helped grow my faith. The truth that God is outside of time and yet He comes into time to be with us. He was before time and will be after time." 


That weekend, the congregation lifted their voices to God, praising the fact that He is never unaware of any of life's circumstances and struggles. Some knelt at the altar, while others stood with their hands raised, but all were overwhelmed with the presence of God. 


Cottonwood Creek wants you to know that you're never alone in whatever you may face in life. As 1 Thessalonians 5:11 states,  


Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 


Cottonwood Creek offers several different Care Groups in their Care Ministry for those who are going through a difficult season of life. It is our hope that those who have been through trials and have overcome them would use their experiences to minister and encourage others who are going through a similar circumstance; and it is our hope that those who are currently facing something would find comfort in the Lord and those who have been in their shoes before.  


  • Divorce Care 
    Wednesdays | 6:30p | B122/124 
    Support, community, and guidance for those going through a divorce.  
  • Divorce Care 4 Kids 
    Wednesdays | 6:30p | A125 
    Care and support for the children of those going through a divorce.  
  • Grief Share 
    Wednesdays | 6:30p | B118 
    For those grieving the death of a loved one.  
  • Celebrate Recovery 
    Mondays | 7:00p | A234 
    Practical steps and community to help overcome habits and struggles. 
  • Parkinson's Support 
    1st Thursday | 6:00p | B126 
    Support for those who have been diagnosed or have a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 
  • Warriors of Faith 
    1st & 3rd Wednesday  | 7:00p 
    Spiritual, emotional, and practical support for those who have served in the Armed Forces. 
  • Forever Us 
    Sundays starting February 18 | 11:00a | A202 
    A marriage enrichment class that encourages couples to be proactive in their marriage and identify what their marriage needs to become or remain vibrant. 
  • Before We Say I Do 
    Sundays starting February 18 | 7:00p | Game Plan Center 
    A premarital course designed to ensure that premarital couples get more preparation, and get it earlier in their engagement; two factors which promote healthier relationships. 
  • Woven 
    3rd Sunday | 4:00p | B116 
    Cottonwood Creek's Orphan Care Ministry whose mission is to support, care and educate the church in caring for children. 

No One Faces Cancer Alone

Who do you talk to when you have cancer? Unless someone has had cancer, they can’t fully understand everything that you are facing. Whether they are going through this journey or walking alongside someone who is, cancer will touch everyone’s lives at some point. John Arakelian knows what it’s like to wake up feeling perfectly normal one day only to get a devastating cancer diagnosis the very next day. His family empathized with him, but John felt like he did not have anyone to talk to about his diagnosis. John turned to God.

The good news is that no one has to face cancer alone. The Cottonwood Creek Cancer Ministry was formed shortly after John’s diagnosis. They walk alongside those facing the difficult battle that comes with cancer. To learn more about Cancer Care and John Arakelian’s battle, watch his testimony below.

I Was Just Fine Yesterday from CCBC Media on Vimeo.


Comfort Blankets

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The February Mission of the Month is partnering with the Cottonwood Creek Cancer Care Ministry and creating blankets. These fleece blankets are given to cancer patients during their treatment.

Over 200 blanket kits have been distributed to Life Groups this year. If you would like to take part in creating blankets for this ministry, please click on the tutorial below. Pray over the blanket as you make it and attach a positive, uplifting note before returning it to Cottonwood Creek.

Blanket Tutorial

Note Card


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