December 16, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 16, 2018



This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:13-17. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will preach on joy, in a sermon entitled “The Reason for Joy.”

Christmas Eve Eve Services | December 23  

9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

December Highlights:  Thanks to everyone who participated in our December highlights!  

  • 70 people attended Surviving the Holidays evening

  • Over 200 ladies at the Women’s December Eve dessert

  • 25 people served dinner at the Union Rescuer Missions Overcomer's Christmas party  

  • Over 50 people baked cookies for the Overcomer’s dinner

  • Over 55 families bought Christmas gifts for the youth of Hope Gardens

  • Donations for our missionaries for Christmas gifts

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at or blank sheets located in the lobby.

2018 Year-End Financial Goal: Our 2018 budget was challenging to nail down as we entered a brand new campus. Yet God was good to us by helping us land on exactly the number we need in 2018. If we can hit our budget by the end of December we will finish the year flush.  Our December giving need is $650K. Would you prayerfully consider an over and above year-end gift to Crossroads?

Office Hours:  Offices are closed December 24-27 and January 1, 2019.

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2018 Year-End Giving:  As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithful financial support of Crossroads. We want to make sure you are aware of IRS rules that determine how we record charitable contributions. To qualify as 2018 contributions, offerings must be received by December 31, 2018. Offerings sent by mail must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018.  In addition to cash gifts, there are a number of ways to support the ministry of Crossroads with non-cash gifts. For more information on non-cash contributions, please contact Denny Trothing at

The Master’s University 5K:  Since 2011, The Master’s University Winter 5K has been a favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course, and community partnerships. Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master's University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what local runners have called their “favorite way to start off the new year!” The race will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 9 a.m. Visit for more info and to register.


The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at or our Registration Cart in the lobby.


Go Spotlight:  Connect2 Ministries was begun by Crossroads member, Greg Barshaw, and works to connect churches in the United States with churches in the developing world. Through these partnerships, teams are sent on mission trips to their orphanage homes, where they can help provide resources, do maintenance work on the buildings, and love the children in the homes. The ministry currently has two homes for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Haiti. They are also currently building the Vocational Training Center, which will empower both the local community and the children in the homes as they reach adulthood by offering education in practical skills such as tailoring, auto mechanics, baking and animal husbandry, as well as small business management.



  • College Ministry |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft


  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center


  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center


  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center