Next Service: Feb. 23 @ 10:30am

Neighborhood News- October 24, 2019

Next Thursday evening, people and children from our church and community will gather at Crossroads for our annual Harvest Party! It will be a break from the seriousness of life and work and bills and school and homework, a time to simply enjoy. Enjoy candy. Enjoy festive games and music. Enjoy silly costumes that get us in touch with the kid inside each of us. And most of all, enjoy being together. I hope that you will make plans to attend and participate in the Harvest Party next Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM! 

When events like the Harvest Party come and go, it can be easy to forget all the unseen time, energy and careful planning that it takes to make an event like the Harvest Party so much fun. It takes a lot of busy hands and willing hearts to make it happen! 

If you have a few hours you could help with setup, running a game or cleanup next week, would would love to have you help out! Email sdonica@crossroadscma.com or sign up at the Connection Point this Sunday to get plugged in! 

Best, 
Sam Donica
Pastor to Youth & Families 


Upcoming Events

Al and Amy Duke Ecuador Recap

Friday, October 25th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Johnson Hall

Come hear how God moved through the Duke’s time in Ecuador!


Chuck Hubbard Memorial

Saturday, November 2nd
2:00pm
Sanctuary

To view the obituary, click HERE.


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, November 2nd OR 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
Sign up at the Connection Point


Crossroads Clothing Drive

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
9:00am-2:00pm

Youth Wing

All in need are welcome and all items are free! Light refreshments will be served!


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.
Hebrews 13:7

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!


Community Harvest Party

Thursday, October 31st
5:30-8:30pm

Lobby and Generations Center

Free Event!
Fun for All Ages!
Games!
Door Prizes!
Bounce House!
Hotdog Dinner!

A bag of candy or Food Pantry Donation Suggested


Rockin’ Seniors Events

Friday, November 8th
At Ambrosia
11:30am
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.


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


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
Contact Rick Tomlinson for more information

Women’s Bible Study
New study starting in January 2020!


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.