Next Service: Feb. 23 @ 10:30am

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OPEN WORD–A New Community Habit

GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE: A New Year’s Resolution A Two-Year Habit

A Bible-Reading Habit. Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Lasting change, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

IMAGINE what could happen if you were part of a community that heard God speak the same thing to everyone, as one, everyday, year after year. Imagine if we formed a new community habit of spending seven minutes a day growing together in God’s Word. Imagine all the ways our community would be made new!

TODAY, Crossroads Neighborhood Church will begin a two-year Bible reading plan (we’re simply calling it: OPEN WORD) that will take us through the entire Bible from cover to cover (once through the Old Testament, twice through the New Testament). The average time it takes for the daily readings in the OPEN WORD plan is only seven minutes! In two years, when we reach the end, we’ll go back to the beginning and start all over again.

CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION… There is no doubt inherent value in spending time daily in God’s Word. But beyond that, the value of doing this together, is that we’re doing it *together*, as one Body. Every community consists in large part as an ongoing conversation–whether a family, a corporation, a military unit, or indeed a church. In our fragmented world, what better way to see God cultivate a growing and abiding unity in our body than by letting him begin the conversation with us daily? The more people who get on board, the more everyone in our community will have the same specific Scriptures fresh in mind day after day, week after week, year after year, as common ground. Over time, this will enable us to learn from and teach one another, as new questions and insights arise and as we continue the conversation with one another that God has begun with us all. So we are simply asking God to give us a daily conversation starter–because we know he already has!

HAPPY (TWO-YEAR) NEW YEAR! May God continue to make us new!

3 Ways to Access the OPEN WORD Bible-Reading Plan:

  1. BOOKMARKS: Pick up bookmarks (precut and ready to go) at the Connection Point in the lobby (available ever week) or download the PDF and print your own (attachment below)
  2. WEBSITE: 954church.com
  3. APP: Download YouVersion Bible App (instructions below)

Looking forward to seeing what God will do in our community as we open his Word and hear him speak together!!!

Year End Giving Statement

Your year end giving statement can be accessed here by one of two ways.

  1. If you are already logged into The Neighborhood, click here to be directed to you specific page.
  2. If you are not logged into The Neighborhood, click here, log in and then click the icon you see above.

You can also click here to access additional instructions. Be sure to contact the office if you do not remember your login or password.

Genesis 9 Free to Be Guilty

Click here to access an article entitled “Unplanned Parenthood,” which demonstrates in our contemporary context one of the claims this sermon makes. The claim is that societies that discard their own children may have their origin in children who were, in some sense, discarded by their own families. It ends, though, with a testimony of one child whose life was saved through the cooperative efforts of the Body of Christ and ultimately the courage of a young couple with an unplanned pregnancy.

Neighborhood News- February 13, 2020

Next Friday evening (February 21) children from 0-10 will be gathering together to invade our church. They will play, play, and play some more! It will be a break from parents, and for some, even from siblings as they are put in their respective ages groups. Here they will have the opportunity to see God’s love in action. Adults that are not their parents, pouring into them with the love of the Father. And you know what else, the title of the evening says it all… Parents Night Out. Four times a year parents have the opportunity to drop off their kids in a safe, loving, fun environment. They get to take 3 hours and ‘remember who they married.’ Click here to listen to last Sunday’s sermon. It’s a win win for kids and parents alike.

If you are a parent of children 0-10 and are either from our church or WOL preschool, you can sign up by Wednesday February 19, and drop off your kids from 6pm-9pm on Friday February 21. Just go to crossroadscma.com, click on The Neighborhood, then click on go straight to The Neighborhood, then click on Forms and choose “Parents Night Out.” Fill out the registration info.

If you are a church member who recognizes the need for children to have other loving influences in their lives, and/or sees that parents need a night out, sign up at the connection point to help out.  You will have the opportunity to hang out with littles and serve our Church community in a practical way.

Sarah Eck
Interim Children’s Director


Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday. February 15th
9:00am
Putter’s Restaurant
 
Join us for breakfast and fellowship!

Rockin’ Seniors

Friday, February 14th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.
Please bring 1 Valentine card (homemade preferable, signed, and in an envelope). 

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

Missions 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.

Ash Wednesday Service

Held Captive in Contentment

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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Lenten Prayer: March 3rd- April 7th at 6:30am
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.

NEW Membership Class
Ends February 16th
9:00am
Generations Center

Our membership process involves a six-week class designed to help equip you to join the mission of Crossroads to lead all generations to know Christ and make Him known. Sign up at the Connection Point to attend this class or contact staff@crossroadscma.com.
Childcare will be provided if signed up.

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

Fellowship Feast

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

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.

Neighborhood News- February 6, 2020

In just 7 short days, 8 other youth leaders and I will be loading up two 15-passenger vans with 12 high school students to drive 6 hours and 17 minutes and 351 miles across 2 states to spend 4 days… in the middle of nowhere. 

That’s right, we are headed to Antelope, OR down a muddy road that dead ends at Washington Family Ranch (there’s no cell service, don’t tell the kids!). That’s a lot of miles and vans and energy and effort and counting, but it’s all for 1 reason, and 1 reason only. 

We want to see these students encounter Jesus. We want him to become real to some who have never met him, and more real to any of us who have. We want them to meet the only God the world has ever known and experience just how much love he has for each of them. Why all this? Because of one thing – Jesus! 

And if you’re still reading, I’d like to ask you for one thing while I’m at it. Will you pray for us? Pray for safety in our travels and all the regular stuff people pray for. But also pray for Jesus to do something real. Something we can’t miss. Something we won’t soon forget. Something that will bring healing and hope and love that lasts. 

Best,

Sam Donica


Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday Service

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

Rockin’ Seniors

Friday, February 14th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.
Please bring 1 Valentine card (homemade preferable, signed, and in an envelope). 

Please 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.

Wonders of Learning Registration 2020-2021 School Year

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is coming up!

Feb 7th – New Families – 9am

Registration form are at the Connection Point on Sundays. Call our office with questions or to schedule a tour: 360-337-1978

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Lenten Prayer: March 3rd- April 7th at 6:30am
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 or click HERE

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.

NEW Membership Class
Ends February 16th
9:00am
Generations Center

Our membership process involves a six-week class designed to help equip you to join the mission of Crossroads to lead all generations to know Christ and make Him known. Sign up at the Connection Point to attend this class or contact staff@crossroadscma.com.
Childcare will be provided if signed up.

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

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.

Neighborhood News- January 30, 2020

This Sunday is our monthly Fellowship Feast! 

Fellowship Feasts are our fancy name for a church potluck! We meet in the Generations Center immediately following the worship service to enjoy some good food and conversation together, not just as fellow church members, but as the family of God that exists at Crossroads. God has invited us into his family, and so when we eat, we remember that we are family one with another (Acts 2:46), and that we are tasting what all eternity will be like, a joyous feast with Jesus (Rev. 19:9). 

Each month, a team of people pitch in a little extra time before and after the service to make sure everything is ready at lunch time! If you would like to help with a monthly Fellowship Feast in New Year, please email me (Pastor Sam) at sdonica@crossroadscma.com to sign up! We could always use a few extra hands in the kitchen and cleaning up. 

Looking forward to feasting with you on Sunday! 

Best,

Sam Donica


Upcoming Events

Fellowship Feast

THIS SUNDAY
after service
Generations Center
 
A-M: Main Dish
N– Z: Side/Salad/ Dessert
 
Pot-luck style, family feasts on the first Sunday of every month.

Rockin’ Seniors

Friday, February 14th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.

Please bring 1 Valentine card (homemade preferable, signed, and in an envelope). 

Please sign up at the Connection Point.

Wonders of Learning Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is coming up!

Feb 5th – Current Families – 8am
Feb 7th – New Families – 9am

Call our office with questions or to schedule a tour: 360-337-1978

Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday: February 26th at 6:30pm
Tuesday Lenten Prayer: March 3rd- April 7th at 6:30am
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 12th, 9:00am

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.

NEW Membership Class
Ends February 16th
9:00am
Generations Center

Our membership process involves a six-week class designed to help equip you to join the mission of Crossroads to lead all generations to know Christ and make Him known. Sign up at the Connection Point to attend this class or contact staff@crossroadscma.com.
Childcare will be provided if signed up.

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

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.

Neighborhood News- January 23, 2020

I am excited to update you on our annual Advent Offering.  This year we identified Kitsap Homes of Compassion.  
 
KHOC is eliminating homelessness, one shared home at a time. We were already partnering with KHOC through our Thanksgiving Meal, house managers, and maintenance assistance.  Our desire was to join them financially.  The finances would be used in two different 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.
 
This year we collected a little over $13,900.00!  That is amazing!  Thank you so much for giving towards what God is doing in our community.  If you think you missed the opportunity to give… you haven’t.  We will continue to collect through the end of January.  Let’s continue to pray for Joel Adamson as he leads KHOC.
 
Blessings,
Pastor Eric


Upcoming Events

Fellowship Feast

Sunday, February 2nd
after service
Generations Center
 
A-M: Main Dish
N– Z: Side/Salad/ Dessert
 
Pot-luck style, family feasts on the first Sunday of every month.

Rockin’ Seniors

Friday, February 14th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.

Please bring 1 Valentine card (homemade preferable, signed, and in an envelope).

Please sign up at the Connection Point.

Reach: High School Youth Retreat

February 14-17, 2020
Washington Family Ranch
Antelope, Oregon
 
Theme: “Can I ask you Something?” where we will be talking through some important questions
Jesus asks us.
 
Registration forms at the Connection Point.
Early Bird Registration by 1/30/2020 is $195.
Contact Pastor Sam with questions: sdonica@crossraodscma.com

Life Together– Women Mentoring Women

Winter Season:
Thursday, February 27th- Thursday, April 16th
 
Looking for Mentees! Those who sign up as a Mentee please fill out an application located at the Connection Point!
Sign up this week in the Lobby for the Winter Season.

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. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Members, please be sure to attend.

Adult Classes

Sunday 9:00am Class
Open Word Discipleship Class
Will begin Sunday 12th, 9:00am

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.

NEW Membership Class
Starting Sunday, January 12th
9:00am
Generations Center

Our membership process involves a six-week class designed to help equip you to join the mission of Crossroads to lead all generations to know Christ and make Him known. Sign up at the Connection Point to attend this class or contact staff@crossroadscma.com.
Childcare will be provided if signed up.

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

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.