Next Service: Jan. 26 @ 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.

Neighborhood News- December 26, 2019

Merry Christmas from the CNC Staff!


Upcoming Events

Fellowship Feast

Sunday, January 5th
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, January 10th
11:30am
Lunch at Ambrosia $12 plus tip.
 
Please sign up at the Connection Point.

2 Year Bible Reading Bookmarks

Pick up a copy of the 2 Year Bible Reading Bookmark from the Connection Point!

Christmas Season

Advent Offering: Kitsap Homes of Compassion
 
The invitation to participate comes in response to the gift of Jesus and our desire to live generously as He did. Our vision of leading all generations to know Christ and make Him known includes the scope of our neighborhood to all nations.  Our heart is to invest in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, the United States, and the world because that is the heart of the Father.  In light of this, Kitsap Homes of Compassion has been identified as the target of our Advent Offering.
 
You are free to give throughout the month of December, but our main offering will occur at our Christmas Eve Service.  Please be sure to designate your gift “Advent Offering” either on your check, on the envelope or online via the drop-down tab.
 
Church Office Closed
December 25th–January 1st

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

Workbook cost: $17 (pay first day of class)

Sign up at the Connection Point on Sunday to reserve a workbook

Alliance Stamp Ministry 

This particular time of the year used stamps are in abundance! 

Did you know that Crossroads participates along side the Great Commission Women  and the Alliance Stamp Ministry to collect stamps?

Used stamps are sold and the income from their sales goes to support preparation, publishing, and distribution of Spanish language curriculum for Sunday Schools.

All it takes is putting used stamps in a baggie and dropping them off at the Connection Point or Church Office anytime during the year!

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
Will be off Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st.
 
See you in the New Year!

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.

OPEN WORD Discipleship Class

A new continuously offered Discipleship Class will begin on Sunday, January 12, and will meet every Sunday (9:00-10:15 AM). This class will follow the OPEN WORD Bible Reading Plan (info here, audio announcement here), in our continued efforts to nurture daily discipleship in the home that is reinforced in our community gatherings. The more people who gather for the class having read the same texts, the more enriched the discussion and engagement should be! Having said that, the classes do not require preparation for your participation, so whether you are following the OPEN WORD Bible Reading Plan, you will still greatly benefit from joining us in the OPEN WORD Discipleship Class!