This Sunday will be a special day for honoring Lisa and John Bucholz for their tremendous 20+ year investment of time and energy, sweat and tears, in the youth of our church family. Lisa came onto staff at Crossroads during a long and tough season of transition, serving as Youth Director and then as Children’s Director–after many many years of both her and John volunteering for the youth. As many of you know, this past year John (one of the fittest guys in our church!) had a number of onset health issues that required multiple invasive surgeries and extended stays in the hospital–a tumor removed from brain, a hernia surgery, and multiple surgeries after his appendix ruptured! On top of that, John and Lisa are currently in the middle of the process of moving. With all these factors, Lisa needed to step down from her role as Children’s Director. But God, in his continued faithfulness to Crossroads, has provided a wonderful interim Children’s Director in Sarah Eck! So this Sunday, we will be honoring Lisa and John for their service and welcome Sarah Eck onto the team.
We will have thank you cards available at the Connection Point for you to write John and Lisa a word of thanks and / or prayers as they move into this new season of life and (hopefully and prayerfully!) rest. Please be sure to stop by and offer your thoughts and prayers to them, if you are able.
I’m so enjoying this season of Advent and anticipation together. Look forward to worshiping together on Sunday!
Wonders Preschool Christmas Program
Thursday, December 12th
Come celebrate the Christmas season with our WOL families!
Rockin’ Seniors Events
Friday, December 13th
Join us for lunch and singing Christmas carols with Chuck and Frannie Greene! Wear your “tackiest” Christmas socks, there will be prizes!
$15 (+tip) per person to be paid at time of event.
Women’s Christmas Event
Saturday, December 14
Join us for a cookie exchange, a white elephant exchange, some favorite carols and sweet fellowship!
Please bring a plate of cookies and a wrapped “gift” (regifted, funny or sweet) with no name on it. Bring a friend and we will see you there!
Saturday. December 21st
Join us for breakfast and fellowship!
Pick up an Advent Reader and Frankincense Candle at the Connection Point.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday, December 24th 6:00pm
(No Childcare provided as we desire to gather as a family)
Advent Offering: Kitsap Homes of Compassion
The invitation to participate comes in response to the gift of Jesus and our desire to live generously as He did. Our vision of leading all generations to know Christ and make Him known includes the scope of our neighborhood to all nations. Our heart is to invest in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, the United States, and the world because that is the heart of the Father. In light of this, Kitsap Homes of Compassion has been identified as the target of our Advent Offering.
You are free to give throughout the month of December, but our main offering will occur at our Christmas Eve Service. Please be sure to designate your gift “Advent Offering” either on your check, on the envelope or online via the drop-down tab.
Church Office Closed
December 25th–January 1st
July 10-19, 2020
Applications are due to Pastor Eric by Sunday, December 22nd.
We will be going to Huaticocha Ecuador. The estimated cost is $2500.00.
Click HERE for the Application.
Check out the Christmas Booth for family pictures!
Located by the stained glass windows.
Alliance Stamp Ministry
This particular time of the year used stamps are in abundance!
Did you know that Crossroads participates along side the Great Commission Women and the Alliance Stamp Ministry to collect stamps?
Used stamps are sold and the income from their sales goes to support preparation, publishing, and distribution of Spanish language curriculum for Sunday Schools.
All it takes is putting used stamps in a baggie and dropping them off at the Connection Point or Church Office anytime during the year!
Sunday 9:00am Class
Watch for a new class starting in the new year.
Around the Table Bible Study (Men)
Wednesdays Room 115, 6:30pm
Will be off Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st.
See you in the New Year!
Women’s Bible Study
New study starting in January 2020!
Food Pantry Donations Needed!
Our Food Pantry is in need of: Canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam), peanut butter and jelly, and pasta items.
Drop off is to the left of the Connection Point or the Church Office.
In case of inclement weather/snow conditions, please check the church’s answering machine (692.1672) or website (www.crossroadscma.com)
for closure information after 7:00 AM.