Cypress Creek Christian Church to commemorate 50th anniversary in 2022
Located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Cypress Creek Christian Church's congregation initially began holding services in living rooms and school cafeterias throughout northwest Harris County, prior to securing land for its permanent home and formally organizing in March 1972. (Courtesy Cypress Creek Christian Church)
Located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Cypress Creek Christian Church's congregation initially began holding services in living rooms and school cafeterias throughout northwest Harris County prior to securing land for its permanent home and formally organizing in March 1972.
Today, Cypress Creek Christian Church conducts a Christmas gift drive for low-income children, hosts AIDS care teams—a prison ministry to provide parenting training to incarcerated mothers—and volunteers with Boys and Girls Country and Habitat for Humanity. The church was also one of the 10 founding members of Northwest Assistance Ministries.
"Today, this amazing community is stretching itself as it becomes a training center for the 'Love First Life,'" senior minister Rev. Bruce Frogge said in a statement. "Love is a radical concept if allowed to exist outside the limiting definitions so many attempt to place upon it. This idea, unleashed among those who are seeking to put love first in all things, has welcomes and affirmed so many who have historically been ostracized and forgotten by the church."
In 1998, the church opened its doors to the community outside of its congregation by adding a 900-seat performance venue dubbed The Centrum, creating the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, renovations at The Centrum were completed last summer following extensive flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
"At Cypress Creek, we are a community that recognizes and affirms that all people are made in the image of God," Frogge said. "We welcome people of every race, gender, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, faith background, and political affirmations to participate fully in the life of our church. We value diversity of beliefs and are committed to 'living the love first life' with all of God's people. We remain a work in progress, but many people who have experienced spiritual rejection and trauma are finding healing, wholeness and a reconnection to faith."
Festivities will begin March 13 with a combined worship service at 10:25 a.m. followed by a catered barbecue lunch, which will be held in the Forum Activity Center. Reservations for the event will be accepted through March 4 and can be made by emailing [email protected]. According to the release, all proceeds raised from raffle tickets will benefit new church development for the Christian Church with prizes ranging from gift cards to handmade quilts.
Additionally, Cypress Creek Christian Church will host "Dessert Before Lunch" on June 4 with a 1970s-inspired fashion contest following the worship service. A drawing for the raffle contest will also be conducted. 281-376-7113. www.cypresscreek.cc