Next Service: Mar. 1 @ 10:30am

Neighborhood News- November 14, 2019

It’s beginning to look at lot like… Thanksgiving! And yes, in case you were wondering, it’s too soon to start listening to Christmas songs, too. Before we put up the tinsel and trees and start eating toffee, there’s something exciting you need to know about! 
 
On Wednesday, November 20, our church is hosting a Thanksgiving meal with Kitsap Homes of Compassion, a ministry aimed at ending homelessness in Kitsap County, and operated by our very own Joel and Anne Adamson. We are inviting the house managers and tenants to join us for a feast, and we are hoping you’ll come serve and eat with us! 
 
The meal is about serving the least of these in our community (Matthew 25:35–36), but it is also about sitting together at a table as the family of God, which always includes the outsiders that have no place or people to call their own (James 1:27). 
 
There are a few ways you can get involved with the meal:

  • Setup and cooking
  • Transportation (to and from the meal)
  • Attending the meal
  • Clean-up

You can email me at sdonica@crossroadscma.com to sign-up, or drop by the Connection Point this Sunday. Come join the feast on November 20. You’ll be glad you did! 

Best,
Sam Donica
Pastor to Youth and Families


Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday. November 16th
9:00am
Putter’s Restaurant

Join us for breakfast and fellowship!

Thanksgiving Meal with Kitsap Homes of Compassion

Wednesday, November 20th
6:00pm
Generations Center

Sign up at the Connection Point with different areas to help!

Church Office Closed

Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fellowship Feast

Sunday, December 1st
after service in the Generations Center
Join us for fellowship!

A-M: Main Dish
N– Z: Side/Salad/ Dessert

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
Library

Child care provided Must Sign Up!
Sign up at the Connection Point

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.

Rockin’ Seniors Event

Friday, December 13th
At Ambrosia
11:30am
Join us for lunch and singing Christmas carols with the 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. 

Adult Classes

Sunday 9:00am Class
Our Spiritual Formation class is an invitation to deepen your relationship with God. Young or old, new to God or you’ve been on the journey for some time, we would love for you to join us. We will look at how topics like God’s love for us, our self-awareness, stages of our growth, suffering, silence, and how other Christian traditions assist us in living in the Good News. The class will conclude November 24th. Classes will connect to each other but will also stand-alone. So there is no need to worry if you miss a week. 

Around the Table Bible Study (Men)
Wednesdays Room 115, 6:30pm
Will NOT be meeting November 27th.

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.

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Looking for new or gently used teddy bear donations for our annual Teddy Bear Tea Party.

Please drop off at the Children’s Check-In Station or the Church Office.  Need by Sunday, November  24th!

Thank you!