It’s almost time for the IF GATHERING! March 2-3, 2018. This event is always AMAZING, and we are looking forward to sharing this time together! All women welcome! Sign up at the Info Center or visit this link: For more info, call Julie at 719.221.0353 or visit


The February Woman to Woman Dinner will NOT be in February! Instead, we will be serving LUNCH at the IF Gathering on Saturday, March 3. Sign up for IF and join us for lunch!


Follow this link to download the photos from the Daddy/Daughter Dance! Thank you to Andrea Morgan from Autumn Twilight Photography for taking the photos!


Thank you for your patience with the new church directory. It is finially finished! We will have a few test copies at the Info Center this week. Please check your info and make sure it is correct. We will be handing out copies of the directory starting next week!


The church office will be CLOSED ON FRIDAYS during the month of March. Please plan accordingly!


Do you have a heart for missions?  If so, consider applying to be on the Missions Committee. Please call Austin Campbell if interested: 719-293-5058. We would like to see if you could be a fit for our team!


We will be doing baptisms on Easter Sunday, April 1. If you would like to be baptized, please call the church office at 719.395.3120 or email There is also a sign up sheet at the Info Center in the foyer.


You are invited to join a Lent Small Group. This is a short term, 7-week group that will come together and discuss how you are impacted by the Daily Lent Project of your choosing. (See some sample resources below.) Hot Coffee will be on and warm coffeecake served out of the oven for this one hour, weekly discussion. Anyone and everyone is invited to join in — it does not matter if you are currently in a small group or not. Sign up at the info desk this Sunday or email Sharon:  7:30 am-8:30 am on Saturdays: February 17th to March 31st.



Looking for Lent Devotionals? Here are some resources we have found. We have not read all of them, so we encourage you to check them out on your own.


Resources for Lent


Online Resources


Staff Favorite: The Lent Project from Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture & the Arts


Lent for Everyone: a devotional created and written by N.T. (Tom) Wright.


Advent and Lent Devotionals from Pittsburg Theological Seminary


MANY different Lent plans at



Books for Lent


Reliving the Passion by Walter Wangerin Jr. (Julie highly recommends)


Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter (Julie also highly recommends)


God Is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Love To The Uttermost: Devotional Readings For Holy Week by John Piper







On March 14, there will be a Candidate Forum for the upcoming local elections, sponsored by Buena Vista Event Cooperative and The Chaffee County Times. The forum starts at 6:00 pm at the Buena Vista Community Center. We encourage you to stay up-to-date and informed about the election and to vote if you can!


51:10 Youth Ranch is having a Boot Drive during the month of March. Please bring any new or used riding, paddock, equestrian, cowboy or muck boots that are in usable shape for children to use at 51:10 Youth Ranch.  *The boots must have a heel for riding and safety purposes and all sizes are needed. You can drop boots off at Valley Fellowship, ClearView and Cornerstone Churches.


The 6th-8th grade BV students/thespians/entertainers present two one-act shows: “Orphan Trains” and “The Internet Is Distract—Oh Look, A Kitten!” Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 7:00 pm at Darren Patterson Christian Academy. Adults: $10, Children: $5, tickets sold at the door starting at 6:30.  


Community Worship Night! Join other worshippers the last Sunday of every month for worship, prayer, and the Word. 6:30—fellowship (bring snacks to share), 7:00-8/8:30—worship. February 25th we will meet at Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St.






Job opening at Silver Cliff Ranch in the kitchen. Please call Leta at (719) 395-6228.


Malachi Little is raising money for a class trip to Washington, DC. If you have any jobs you would like to hire him for, please call Julie at 719.221.0353. Dean Mason is also looking for work to raise money for the DPCA Washington trip! He’s really good with computer and electronics as well as yard work! 970-445-0134




The Essential Store: 16799 W. Main St (CR 306), Buena Vista, CO. Hours: Mon, Weds – Sat 10-6. 303-910-9623

Handmade Organic All-Natural Spa products & Essential oils

No membership fees, just great products at reasonable prices


The Blade Barn: 16799 W. Main St. (CR 306), Buena Vista, CO. 719-221-1335

Handmade knives, axes, firestarters etc. plus sharpening of knives, ice augers, scissors, etc. 


All You Need (mostly) Handyman Services

John Oberholser: 719-221-1335

Odd jobs, wood splitting, snow plowing & snow blowing, car detailing and many many other jobs. Reliable service, great work at reasonable prices.


Please pray that God provides us with customers, that we are able to help customers, that our products help customers, and most importantly that God shines through us in everything we do! Thank you Lord for all of our many blessings, we love You 

John & April Oberholser




Creekside’s Gatherings:


Monday/Thursday – 6:00pm – Supper Club (Community shared meals. Not a charity event! Join the fun and bring a friend!)

Food Boxes available for pick up every other Monday or by appointment. (Call Ric 719.221.6088 to apply or for delivery to shut-ins)

2nd Tuesdays – 6:30pm – Old Time Music & Celtic Jam

Wednesday – 8:00am – Men’s coffee & conversation

Thursday – 7:00pm – Open Fellowship Gathering/Worship

4th Fridays – 6:30-9:30pm – Game Night – walk-ins welcome

To schedule your event call Eve (719.221.6124)