I wanted to take this chance and say thank you for your prayers and support for Quest, our junior high youth retreat last weekend. The retreat was a meaningful time of prayer, conversation, worship and fun with the 7 students and 3 leaders who attended from Crossroads!
The theme for Quest was Face to Face, and we spent the weekend talking about how Jesus wants to have a face to face with each of us, and everyday at that! We looked at the stories of Zacchaeus (Luke 19) and the Samaritan woman (John 4), and how each of their face-to-face encounters with Jesus impacted and changed their life.
It was really beautiful and encouraging to see our students engage in the sessions, conversations and prayer time to lean into their own face-to-face with Jesus. The most amazing part? They leaned in, and Jesus was there waiting for them and speaking to them. And I witnessed with my own eyes and ears the words of encouragement, love and faith that He had to speak to them! As we prepared to leave from the retreat, each student was invited to take a permanent marker and write “Ask Me” on the back of their hand, as a way of inviting conversations about their face-to-face with Jesus or what they felt God was saying to them throughout the weekend. The ink has likely worn off, but God’s words are surely written indelibly on their hearts.
For those of you who took youth prayer cards earlier this year, please keep praying. Prayer works, even when we don’t know how, but God’s faithfulness is unmatched and He has a proven record of answering prayer and transforming lives through His Son, Jesus. We felt your prayers this weekend, and I covet and appreciate them in the weeks and months to come!
Pastor to Youth & Families
Saturday. October 19th
Putter’s Restaurant at Rolling Hill Golf Course on McWilliams Road
Join us for breakfast and fellowship!
October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
This month for Pastor Appreciation, we will have boxes at the Connection Point for notes of encouragement for each of our Pastors. There will be cards available for the notes or you can bring your own. -If you are lead to give monetarily, we ask this be done individually.-
On Sunday, November 3rd, after service in the Generations Center, we would love for our family to join us for a Cake and Punch Reception to pray and love on our Pastoral Staff!
Al and Amy Duke Ecuador Recap
Friday, October 25th
Come hear how God moved through the Duke’s time in Ecuador!
JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND WITH MATTHEW SMITH (FROM INDELIBLE GRACE)
Tickets Available Cash, Check, or Card on Sunday after Service
Come for a weekend of worship led by Matthew Smith from Indelible Grace. Experience the Nashville-based singer-songwriter in a solo concert Saturday night 7PM and join us while he leads a seminar on hymns at 9AM and leads worship on Sunday at our 10:30AM service.
If you’ve written off hymns as “old people music”, this event is for you. Learn how Matthew Smith uses hymns with new melodies to help guide people into emotionally honest worship, so they can become fully alive, wholehearted worshipers of the living God. These re-imagined hymns have helped join the entire church together by blending tradition with a modern musical approach.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2019
Concert begins at 7PM
Doors open at 6PM
Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Click HERE to order tickets!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2019
Seminar on Hymns 9AM
Sunday Worship 10:30AM
Community Harvest Party
Thursday, October 31st
Lobby and Generations Center
Fun for All Ages!
A bag of candy or Food Pantry Donation Suggested
Crossroads Clothing Drive
We will begin collecting gently used clothes Sunday, October 6th!
White bins are in the Lobby for donation of adult and children’s clothes. Also, they can be dropped off in the Church Office during Office Hours.
Distribution is Saturday, November 2nd
Rockin’ Seniors Events
Friday, November 8th
Join us for lunch and to hear from Joel Adamson talk about being arrested for doing covert missionary work in former Soviet Union
$12 (+tip) per person to be paid at time of event.
Sign up at the Connection Point.
Rockin’ Seniors sponsor an event every 2nd Friday of each month.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
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.
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
Contact Rick Tomlinson for more information
Women’s Bible Study
New study starting
Tuesday, September 17th through October 29th.
Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer.