Neighborhood News- February 20, 2020

July 10 -19th Crossroads will be sending a team back to the country of Ecuador to serve at the Ninawachi Missions Training School in the town of Huaticocha.  Although you may know those details are you familiar with our investment in the country of Ecuador? 
 
The Christian and Missionary Alliance, of which Crossroads is a part, began as a mission sending agency in 1890.  At its heart was a deep passion to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.  In 1897 we sent our first missionaries to the country of Ecuador to open small churches along the coast. Their going was funded by members in the US sacrificially giving of their money and jewelry.
 
In 1922, one of our missionaries moved to Quito, the capital, to find a suitable property to construct the first evangelical church.  After much resistance, someone was willing to sell land to “the evangelical devils”.  Opposition continued as the archbishop of Quito threatened to excommunicate any who helped, angry mobs would daily tear down the walls completed that day and costs were increased weekly.  But they persisted and the first church was planted.  It remained as the only Alliance church in the city until 1970 when God began to move.  Today there are over 30 Alliance churches across Quito.
 
Over the years the good news has spread around the country.  In 2002 God led a couple from Gig Harbor to leave their family business and move to Ecuador.  Little did they know all that God would call them to begin a mission training school in the Amazon basin focused on reaching the forgotten and impoverished jungle communities.
 
Crossroads has invested by sending people and finances to assist in the work God is doing there.  I would like to invite you to partner with us this summer through prayer and giving.  For the next several weeks there will be a table near the connection point where you can pick up a prayer card and make a commitment to give financially to enable our team to go and serve.  Please join us in continuing to proclaim that the news is good around the world!
 
Proclaiming together,
 
Pastor Eric


Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday Service

Held Captive in Contentment
 
Wednesday, February 26th
6:30-7:30pm
Sanctuary
 
A time for reflection, fasting, and repentance.

Fellowship Feast

Sunday, March 1st
Generations Center
 
Join us for fellowship!
 
A-M: Main Dish
N– Z: Side/Salad/ Dessert

Mission Partnerships

Ecuador Team Partnership
Join us in praying for and for giving to our team going to Ecuador July 10-19. Cards will be near the Connection Point

COTN Missions Team Report
Sunday, March 8th
3:00pm
We would like to thank you for your prayers and support by sharing our adventure over an Ice Cream Social. We will share our stories and pictures.

Lent Prayer Gatherings

Every Tuesday starting March 3rd- April 7th
6:30am-7:30am
Sanctuary

During the Lenten season we will have prayers guided by the themes of Lent: Fasting, Reflection, and Repentance.

Calendar Events

Wonders Sunday: March 22nd
Passover Meal: Thursday, April 9th at 5:30pm
Good Friday Service: April 10th at 7:00pm
Easter Brunch: April 12th at 9:30am
Easter: Sunday, April 12th

2019 Year End Giving Statements

Yearly giving statements are available in our Neighborhood site. We encourage you to review your giving and print  for your records from there.

Detailed instructions on how to access your statements online are at the Connection Point or click Year-End Giving Statement Help.

If you are unable to print a statement, we would be happy to provide one for you to pick up on a Sunday morning.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, March 1st
 
Following our Fellowship Feast we will be having a brief
congregational meeting to reaffirm our articles of
Incorporation and to make a functional change to our bylaws. 
 
Members, please be sure to attend.
Information and absentee ballots are at the Connection Point.

Adult Classes

Sunday 9:00am Class
Open Word Discipleship Class
Continues this Sunday 9:00am
 Room 201

This class will be a continually offered class that  will allow us to explore God’s Word together.  It will follow the Open Word reading plan but you do not have to be following the reading to attend the class.

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

Women’s Bible Study

All Things New-A Study on 2 Corinthians
by Kelly Minter

Tuesdays: January 14- March 3
10:00-12:00pm
Room 113

Rockin’ Seniors

Friday, March 13th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.
Sign up at the Connection Point.

Saturday, May 2nd
2:00pm
Dessert Theater at Grace Point Church: My Fair Lady
If interested contact Marie O’Day.

Food Pantry Donations Needed!

Our Food Pantry is in need of:
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam), peanut butter and jelly, cereal, coffee, and toiletries.

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.