Next Service: Mar. 1 @ 10:30am

Neighborhood News- December 5, 2019

Nine years ago Crossroads began a tradition called the Advent Offering.  Over the years we have given toward what God is doing in Russia, Mongolia, Bosnia, Syria, Ecuador, and other various locations.  The projects have ranged from construction efforts to funding ministry start-ups.  Over the years you have given more than $87,000.00.

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.

KHOC is eliminating homelessness, one shared home at a time and the opportunity is available for you to join in.  We desire to continue to partner with KHOC through our Thanksgiving Meal, house managers and maintenance assistance but also in a couple of financial ways.  First, each home opened costs roughly $5000.00, which includes initial deposits and other various expenses.  Second, although the majority of the organization is facilitated via volunteers, there are some operational expenses involved.  Transitions, bookkeeping, and miscellaneous cost arise in an effort to provide uniformity and fluidity.  Will you partner with us this year?

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.

Blessings,
Pastor Eric

P.S. Check out KHOC at https://kitsaphoc.org/


Upcoming Events

Christmas Season

Advent Calendar
Pick up an Advent Reader and Frankincense Candle at the Connection Point.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Monday, December 24th 6:00pm
(No Childcare provided as we desire to gather as a family)

December 25th–January 1st
Church Office Closed

Grief Share: Surviving  the Holidays

Seminar helps participants discover:

How to deal with emotions
What to do about traditions
Helpful tips for surviving social events
How to find hope for the future

Join us for an encouraging seminar!

Saturday, December 7th
(Kids Surviving the Holiday Seminar available for ages 5-12 on December 7th)
10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 113 (enter in Office doors)

Ecuador 2020

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00-1:00pm

An informational meeting about our service to the nations, July 10-19, 2020. We will be going to Huaticocha Ecuador. The estimated cost is $2500.00.

Click HERE for the Application.

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Sunday, December 8th
Preschool Class
10:30am
Generations Center

Wonders Preschool Christmas Program

Thursday, December 12th
6:30pm
Sanctuary

Come celebrate the Christmas season with our WOL families!

Rockin’ Seniors Events

Friday, December 13th
At Ambrosia
11:30am
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.

Sign up at the Connection Point.

Women’s Christmas Event

Saturday, December 14
9:30-11:30am
Generations Center

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!

Christmas Booth

Check out the Christmas Booth for family pictures!
Located by the stained glass windows.

Adult Classes

Sunday 9:00am Class
Our Spiritual Formation class is over BUT please join us again Sunday, December 8th at 9 am for informal time to gather and reflect on the class. We will discuss the helpful and unhelpful parts of our time together.

Watch for a new class starting in the new year.,

Around the Table Bible Study (Men)
Wednesdays Room 115, 6:30pm

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.

Weather

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.