22After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24(This was before John was put in prison.) 25An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”
27To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30He must become greater; I must become less.”
31The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[b] gives the Spirit without limit. 35The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Join us for a fa-BOO-lous physically-distanced, masked “trunk”-or-treat through our parking lot. Door Creek Church is hosting a time for kids to safely show off their costumes and trick-or-treat at Sprecher Road and DeForest Campuses.
Kids will be able to choose a goodie bag at each "trunk." All goodie bags will be prepared on-site and stored without contact a minimum of 72 hours before the event. All volunteers will wear gloves during set-up and during the event.
All are welcome, but please sign up for a time slot to keep things safe for everyone! One time slot per family.
October 27-31 | All Campuses
Our school partners shared that one of the biggest needs in their school food pantry is diapers size 2 – 4 T pullups to keep their babies or toddlers clean and dry. This month, our goal is to come around them and help stock up their pantries.
Four easy ways to drop off diapers:
Tuesday, October 27, 10 am-12 pm | #Fill the Van, Metro Market, Cottage Grove
Thursday, October 29, 7-8 pm | In-person service at Sprecher Road Campus (at the kids’ desk in the atrium)
Saturday, October 31, 10 am-12 pm | Sprecher Road Campus
Or during your RSVP Trunk or Treat time slot at Sprecher Road or DeForest Campus
Thank you for considering contributing to our Diaper Drive!
Campfire Worship Night
Friday, October 23 | 6:30 PM | DeForest Campus
Join us for this all-church worship night with us at DeForest Campus! Plan for an encouraging night of worship around a campfire, with song, prayer and communion. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and of course, practice physical distancing.
Wednesday, October 28 | 6:30–8 PM | Online
The Door Creek Church membership class serves as one of your steps for growth at Door Creek. The class is also a requirement for membership at Door Creek Church and is open to those who attend any of our three locations.
Whether you want to join the church or just want to find out more about who we are and why we do things the way we do, you’ll enjoy getting to know our pastors and each other during the class.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, October 30 | 1–6 PM | DeForest Campus
Blood donations can help save lives. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That's why we are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive!
Tuesdays | 9 AM-2 PM | Sprecher Road Campus
October 28 | 3-5 PM | DeForest Campus
It's an awkward time to engage in service, but there is a need and we have a strategic opportunity to serve. Help us #FillTheVan with nonperishables and toiletries to support the students and families of Sandburg, Mendota and Westside Elementary Schools.
Each Tuesday, from 10 am to 12 pm, the Door of Hope van will be parked by the main entrance of Sprecher Road Campus to be filled up! There is also A NEW DATE in DeForest to #FilltheVan! On October 28, from 3 to 5 pm, we will be collecting items at DeForest Campus.
You can also use this Target Registry to help #FillTheVan from your own home!
Reopen Plan & RSVP
Stay up-to-date about the reopening of our buildings and RSVP for in-person services on Thursday nights at 7 pm!
Check out the full calendar for all of our upcoming events and group opportunities.
Meet the Pastor
Enjoy an informal online gathering hosted by Lead Pastor Marc and Lori Maillefer, DeForest Campus Pastor Ryan and Bri Morrison or Northside Madison Campus Pastor David and Tracy Smith. This is a great way to get connected with the pastors and other newcomers at Door Creek Church.
If you have questions or want to be notified when the next Meet the Pastor is scheduled for any campus, use the buttons below to learn more and fill out the form.
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