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Joy at Christmas?

Have you ever thought about the fact God never commands a feeling? You never read in the Bible be happy, be nostalgic or be melancholy. A feeling is like a bus, a new one comes every ten minutes. Feelings just happen.

The very first Christmas feelings were going around like the common cold. The teenage mother of Jesus was an ocean of feelings along with her bewildered yet to be husband. Their parents?  Well as a parent, I am sure they had a few feelings of their own. Not the perfect Christmas story in their minds. Finally, there was the overbooked inn, pesky animals, and the itchy hay creating a really awkward Christmas photo.

So where does the joy fit?

In the midst of the crazy was a real raw joy. What was born on Christmas day was joy incarnate. You see, a friend of mine describes joy this way,

“Joy is choosing to believe that God is in control of every detail of your life.”

Joy is a “think thing” not a “feel thing.” The birth of Jesus is living proof that God is in control of every detail of the Universe. In the chaos of that time when there was more questions than answers God provided the savior of the world. Joy was now a choice.

Maybe your Christmas or your life right now is out of control. Now is the moment to let feelings feel and make a choice. Choose joy in the chaos. Joy is choosing to accept the “all things” in my life have crossed the sovereign desk of God. He is moving your life along with every molecule in the universe towards His excellent plan just as he did that first crazy Christmas. He was in control of every detail of life for Joseph, for Mary, and Jesus. And for you.

Choose joy!

December 16, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 16, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info 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 www.lifeatcrossroad.info. 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 dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

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 www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.




WOMEN’S MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

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.




WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

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

Tuesday:

  • 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

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

  • 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

“O LORD, our Lord”

Psalm 8 is an amazing Psalm.  Notice what David says in verse one,

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”

As we briefly look at this verse, the first thing to notice is the use of the words “LORD” and “Lord.”  These are two different words in Hebrew.  The first, in all caps, is the word YHWH.  It is the word that reveals that God is a personal Being.  In fact, it is the word God chose to reveal Himself to Moses in the burning bush and is translated Yahweh or Jehovah.

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. (Ex. 3:14-15)

The significance of this name YHWH is explained by Nelson Bible Dictionary, “’I am’ expresses the fact that He is the infinite and original personal God who is behind everything and to whom everything must finally be traced.'”  The “I AM” God is Yahweh!

David is praising God for being a personal God with whom he can have a relationship.  God is not some energy or mystical force.  His very name shows that He is a Person we can know.

The second name for God, “Lord” is the name “Adonai.”  It stresses that this personal God who is eternal, is also in sovereign control of all things.

In a sense then, David begins this Psalm by recalling that God is the eternal, personal God with whom he had a relationship and who was in control of all things. This is a great way to regain your perspective as you talk to God!

He concludes the verse by stating that God’s handiwork is shown in the heavens.  God is personal, sovereign and “majestic.”  This means that He inspires “awe or reverence in the beholder; (this reverence) can be related to size, strength, power, or authority” (Logos).  We should be in awe of God because the heavens declare his power, wisdom and greatness.

Father, this Psalm crafted by David, beautifully describes who you are.  I am so thankful that you are a personal God!  We can have a relationship with you!  Amazing!  In addition, you are the Sovereign One. You are in control of all things and your greatness is displayed in the heavens for all to see.  Creation declares your glory and perfection. My response to your demonstration of power should be awe.  Help me to live in constant awe of you and not take the demonstration of your power for granted.

Testing Can Make Me Better

Have you ever felt the heat of trial?  I am sure you have.  For me, it can show up in the pressure of an anxious heart when things are not going as I expected.  I tend to respond to trial by wrestling with them internally. I think about them, get frustrated with them and try to force them to fit my will.  Instead, I need to remember that God can use them to reveal my imperfections.  When I see my lack of faith, lack of trust or worry, I need to confess that to God so He can remove it from me and make me better.  That is why Proverbs 17:3 hit me today. It says,

“Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.”

As intense heat is used to surface imperfection in metal so that it can be removed, so too the heart.  Trials are not there to make us miserable but to show us what is within us.  When imperfections are brought to the surface, God can remove then as I confess my sin to Him. Tests have a purpose–to make me better!

Notice what the NET Bible says about this verse,

“When the LORD ‘tests’ human hearts, the test, whatever form it takes, is designed to improve the value of the one being tested.”  

As a result, testing can improve us, purify us and mature us if we respond correctly.  Tremper Longman notes,

“Since the crucible does not only expose but also gets rid of dross, the implication may be that he not only evaluates hearts in this way but also helps people get rid of their sin.”

Father, thank you for the reminder the trials and difficulties can be welcomed since they surface my imperfections and because you can remove them from me as I ask you to do so.  Instead of fighting them and complaining, I must remember that you use them to show me where I still do not trust you and try to handle things myself. Instead, I should discuss my anxious heart with you.  I need to believe in you and your promises instead of trying to fix everything myself.  Use the trials in my life to purify me. Through them, make me more like Jesus and more usable for your Kingdom.

December 9, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 9, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:7-12. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:13-17.

Christmas Eve Eve Services | December 23  

9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info 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?

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. 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.

Proposed Family Members: Please review the list of names and inform the Elders of any concerns about membership for the

people listed below by emailing the Elders at elders@lifeatcrossroads.org in the coming week.

Jaime Allen

Liza Amani

Brandon Avila

Liz Avila

Amanda Chapin

Rob Chapin

Ryan Cross

Sarah Cross

Alan Denison

Kevin Duxbury

Kym Duxbury

Duke Felipe

Ryan Fullarton

Dawn Gordon

Ashley Graham

Casey Green

Tamara Groves

Madison Heller

Jesse Kobayashi

Micah Kobayashi

Madi Latch

Ray Litchfield

Micah Macasaet

Brandon Marra

Jessica Martin

Tim Martin

Jaime Millett

Matt Millett

Matt Moreno

Chris Norton

Scott Norton

Kym Overbey

Scot Overbey

Andrew Paxton

Ashley Paxton

Jennifer Puleo

Mark Puleo

Daniel Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Alexis Rosemond

Daniel Rosemond

Maria Rosemond

Frank Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Gianna Schraer

Nathan Schraer

David Stuursma

Connie Stuursma

Casey Thornton

Sam Thornton

Joleena Vargas

Caley Velz

Erica Venger

Glory Waldeck

Steve Waldeck

Kristine Weatherly

David Weatherly

Greg Wells

Kristen Wells

Anne Worthington

Bob Worthington

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 dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

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 am. Visit www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.



WOMENS MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

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.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

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

Tuesday:

  • 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

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

  • 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

Fearless or Fear Less?

We have all lived inside the enclosure created by fear. You may be caged right now.

Fear is one of the enemy’s most popular weapons that he uses against us. Fear can be packaged in worry, anxiety, or despair and can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision.

Have you ever heard of the African impala? This majestic animal is like a tiger or bobcat, but the African impala can jump vertically to the height of over 10 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot-high wall. You see, this animal will not jump if it cannot see where its feet will fall. They are caged not by a wall but by the fear of the unknown.

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” So how do you trust God exactly? Are there concrete actions to trusting him? The answer is a resounding yes! Learning to distance yourself from fear involves the mind. The Bible tells us to put feet to our thinking when the Apostle writes in Philippians 4:8 to “think on these things.” Here are three concrete ways to help you put your trust in Him: control what you can, cast off what you can’t control, and concentrate on what counts.

First, you can only control your thoughts, words and deeds. What you say, how you think, and what you do can make a situation better or worse, so choose wisely. Second, you can’t control other people or their moods, or the weather, or traffic. That means we must be prepared to cast off the wild and wacky ups-and-downs of friends, family, and yes, even the weather. Finally, you must concentrate on what counts. Focus on what really matters in life, not the things that dissipate over the course of days, weeks and months. Get an eternal perspective. Take the battlefield of your mind and think on these things.

Trust the One that can see outside the enclosure.

The next move is yours.

The Sin in Cinnabon

I am pretty sure we get our word “sin” from the Greek word “cin-na-bon.”

Honestly, Cinnabon like sin is so tempting.  That puppy calls you by name no matter what part of the mall you’re in.  Choosing to eat one makes so much sense at the moment. Yet, moments after eating that 1500-caloric sugar bomb, you say to yourself, “why did I eat that?” Moment on the lips, a life time on the hips, just saying.

Just like the moment after choosing to sin, we say “why did I do that?”

Grandpa John, the last living apostle shoots straight with us. He declares that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.  Yes we saved by Christ yet we still sin. Sin is that darkness, that God, who is all light, can not tolerate.

The apostle John explains that you and I have a free-will choice regarding our personal sin, either cover or confess? The latter is the right choice because our all light, no darkness God is willing to forgive our sin.  I John 1:9 states,

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

In case you missed it let me tell you, this is a fantastic offer.  Confess and be cleansed from the inside out.  Confession is so freeing, so refreshing, so releasing, that you would be nuts to keep hiding your sin.

Here is how confession really works. The word “confess” comes from the Greek word “homologeo.”  The word means “to say the same thing.”  In other words, confession is the act of saying the same thing that God has said about your sin.  To confess is to come to agreement with God. Call sin, sin. Yet with the great offer of forgiveness through Christ, we still hemorrhage excuses. Excuses like, it’s no big deal, it is a midlife crisis, it is a choice, it is a lifestyle, a disease, a disorder, or best yet, everyone is doing it.

Friend, stop the endless excuses. Sin is darkness.

Start the confession. Confess to God. Confess it to a friend. Snap the neck of that sin.  Humble yourself and come to agreement with the all light God.  Let him forgive, bury and wash you anew. Walk in fresh freedom.

And remember, next time you are free to say no to that “sin-na-bon.”

Think Right Live Right.

Your thoughts may not change your circumstances, but they do change you.

This point was evidenced in the life of Victor Frankl. Frankl’s life was reduced to almost nothing by the Holocaust. The Nazi regime took so much more than his freedom. They stripped his life bare, took all his possessions, and shaved his head. His parents, brother, and wife all died in concentration camps. Once an esteemed psychiatrist among his community, Frankl was now a slave in the notorious death camp, Auschwitz.

Frankl endured the daily grind of hard labor, digging a water main tunnel all alone. He faced starvation and daily abuse at the hands of Nazi guards. He could have seethed with hatred and self-pity, but instead, Frankl realized that the Nazis could never rob him of his attitude.

In his book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” he wrote of his time in the camp,

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

The Nazi’s thought they took everything from Frankl, but there are some things that cannot be stolen. You see, Victor Frankl did not choose his circumstances, but he sure did choose his thinking. You have the same choice. Don’t let your circumstances rob you of your thoughts. Help is on the way.

Here is the helping hand of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8,

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

True – Are your current thoughts objectively, factually true?
Honorable – Are your current thoughts holding the highest view of others?
Right – Are you thinking about the things God declares are right?
Pure – Would you show your thoughts right now on a IMAX screen for all to see?
Lovely – Would “mom” be happy with your thinking right now?
Commendable – Are you thinking about how you could speak well of someone?
Excellent – Can you identify the one thought lately, which you need to pry out of your mind?
Praiseworthy – Is your thinking controlled by thankfulness?

So remember, change your thinking, change your life.

December 2, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 2, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:3-6. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:7-12.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info 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?

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 dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare: December 2 | 6:30 pm

Christmas For Our Missionaries: November 11 – December 2

Christmas Eve Eve Services: Dec. 23 | 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Union Rescue Mission: December 7

Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth: November 11 - December 3

Proposed Family Members: Please review the list of names and inform the Elders of any concerns about membership for the people listed below by emailing the Elders at elders@lifeatcrossroads.org in the coming week.

Jaime Allen

Liza Amani

Brandon Avila

Liz Avila

Amanda Chapin

Rob Chapin

Ryan Cross

Sarah Cross

Alan Denison

Kevin Duxbury

Kym Duxbury

Duke Felipe

Ryan Fullarton

Dawn Gordon

Ashley Graham

Casey Green

Tamara Groves

Madison Heller

Jesse Kobayashi

Micah Kobayashi

Madi Latch

Ray Litchfield

Micah Macasaet

Brandon Marra

Jessica Martin

Tim Martin

Jaime Millett

Matt Millett

Matt Moreno

Chris Norton

Scott Norton

Kym Overbey

Scot Overbey

Andrew Paxton

Ashley Paxton

Jennifer Puleo

Mark Puleo

Daniel Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Alexis Rosemond

Daniel Rosemond

Maria Rosemond

Frank Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Gianna Schraer

Nathan Schraer

David Stuursma

Connie Stuursma

Casey Thornton

Sam Thornton

Joleena Vargas

Caley Velz

Erica Venger

Glory Waldeck

Steve Waldeck

Kristine Weatherly

David Weatherly

Greg Wells

Kristen Wells

Anne Worthington

Bob Worthington

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 am. Visit www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.



GROW MINISTRY

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.

WOMENS MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

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.

Cookies for Union Rescue Mission Overcomer's Dinner:  We need volunteers to bake homemade Christmas cookies for the annual Christmas party for the men enrolled in The Christian Life Discipleship program! Cookies are due back to the office by Wednesday, December 5. Sign up at the Christmas table in the lobby or at lifeatcrossroads.org/christmas.  


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • College Ministry |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classrooms this week only

Tuesday:

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

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Offsite Location

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

Thursday:

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • 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

Is Dancing OK?

As a Pastor on occasion I get asked the question, “do you allow dancing at your church?”

Typically my response is we are absolutely against bad dancing that's for sure. The question they asked is not so much about behavior but really about line drawing. What do we consider worldliness and sin? In I John 2:15-17 the Apostle John defined worldliness when he wrote,

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life — is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires.”

You see worldliness is not “stuff” it is a “system” that takes over the loves of heart.

Desires of the flesh, the things that make me feel good.

Desires of the eyes, the things that make me look good.

Pride of life, my twisted desire to make sure you know just how good I am.

So how do you know if you are drifting into worldliness? The best way to check the heart is with honest heart questions. Here are a few core testing questions for you ask and answer before the Lord.

Distracted? Do you often daydream about the things that make you feel good, look good, or that show others how good you are?

Discontent? Is it easy for you to say “that’s enough I am satisfied?”

Defined? Is your identity and well being in things or positions?

Determined? Are you “obsessed” with getting more or moving ahead?

Deficit? Do you think about heaven every day?

Dictator? Are you the happiest when you are in control?

So how did you do? How is the old heart right now? The world is passing away so don’t spend your life chasing the things with an expiration date on them. Remember the words of the martyred missionary Jim Elliott, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep gaining that which he cannot lose.”

The next move is yours.

Friend? Are you sure?

As I was reading in Matthew 26, I was struck by the word Jesus chose to describe Judas when he betrayed him. It is a familiar story. Judas had agreed to give the authorities Jesus in exchange for money. When Judas and the mob approached Jesus, Jesus said,

Friend, do what you came to do.” (Mt 26:50)

Are you not puzzled that Jesus would use the word “friend” to describe Judas? How could He use such a word?

Unfortunately, in English, we only have one word to describe associates. The Greek is more specific. Jesus uses the word philos to represent his real friends. Notice the following example:

“You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” (Jn 15:14-15)

Jesus did not use the word philos, “true friend” when he talked with Judas. He used another word, hetairos. What is the difference between these two words?

“The study of the word hetaíros causes us to conclude that it could not be used as synonym with phílos, a true friend who seeks the other’s good. Hetaíros is one who only projects his own interest. The inference, therefore, is that hetaíros means a selfish acquaintance, one who seeks his own interests above the interests of others. (Zodhiates)

So what does this word choice mean in the confrontation of Jesus and Judas? Zodhiates continues his insight by saying, “the Lord called him hetaíre, indicating that while Judas was giving Him a kiss pretending that he was a friend, all he was interested in was the thirty pieces of silver. Therefore, the meaning of the word is a person who attaches himself to another for what he can get out of him, a leech or a phony friend as we would say in our culture today, a selfish comrade.”

Isn’t the Bible amazing?! The word choice of Jesus to reveal the real intent of Judas would be condemning for him to hear. Jesus understood his motive for following Him. Yet, for our benefit, He allowed it to happen.

Father, may I be a true friend of yours. One who seeks to do your will for your benefit and not selfishly try to use my relationship with you for my selfish interests. Help me to live in constant fellowship with you.

November 25, 2018 Weekend Announcements

November 25, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will begin a new series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:1-2. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:3-6.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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


DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Women’s December Eve Dessert - November 30 - 7 pm

Christmas For Our Missionaries - November 11 – December 2

Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare - December 2 - 6:30 pm

Union Rescue Mission - December 7

Christmas Eve Eve Services - Dec. 23 - 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4

Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth - November 11 - December 3

GROW MINISTRY

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.



WOMENS MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

Women's December Eve Dessert:  Women! Join us for a December Eve Dessert, Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a time of fellowship, a Christmas panel (sharing traditions), a time of preparing our hearts for Christmas, along with a craft, and of course a Christmas dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Invite your family and friends to join you! You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Our November Go Partner spotlight is Fingers of God, a Crossroads ministry led by Daniele Kosanke, that seeks to serve those in assisted living homes. The ministry goes weekly to various assisted living homes, to visit the elderly, read the Bible, share stories, sing songs, play games and love them. They always looking for more people will join, so if you are interested in serving in this ministry, please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Cookies for Union Rescue Mission Overcomer's Dinner:  We need volunteers to bake homemade Christmas cookies for the annual Christmas party for the men enrolled in The Christian Life Discipleship program! Cookies are due back to the office by Wednesday, December 5. Sign up at the Christmas table in the lobby or at lifeatcrossroads.org/christmas.  



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

NexGen Super Smash Brothers Tournament:  Third – Sixth graders and their parents are invited to our NexGen Super Smash Brothers Tournament on Friday, November 30, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the large NexGen room. Cost is $10 per person, which includes pizza and drinks. To register please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info. We look forward to seeing you there!


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Offsite Location

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

Thursday:

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • 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

November 18, 2018 Weekend Announcements

November 18, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Ken will conclude the series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:14-18. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will begin a new series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:1-2.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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


DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Women’s December Eve Dessert: November 30 - 7 pm

Christmas For Our Missionaries: November 11 – December 2

Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare: December 2 - 6:30 pm

Union Rescue Mission: December 7

Christmas Eve Eve Services: Dec. 23 - 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth: November 11 - December 3



GROW MINISTRY

The Porch:  Are you new to the church, or not currently in a small group? Do you desire to get to know more people at Crossroads? Come to The Porch to relationally connect with others and to be encouraged as we look at the Gospel of John. This group is led by Steve and Mindy Howard and meets at 11 am on Sunday mornings in Adult Classroom A. You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info.

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.



WOMENS MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

Women's December Eve Dessert:  Women! Join us for a December Eve Dessert, Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a time of fellowship, a Christmas panel (sharing traditions), a time of preparing our hearts for Christmas, along with a craft, and of course a Christmas dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Invite your family and friends to join you! You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Our November Go Partner spotlight is Fingers of God, a Crossroads ministry led by Daniele Kosanke, that seeks to serve those in assisted living homes. The ministry goes weekly to various assisted living homes, to visit the elderly, read the Bible, share stories, sing songs, play games and love them. They always looking for more people will join, so if you are interested in serving in this ministry, please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Hope Gardens Christmas Gifts:  Your family can provide Christmas gifts for the junior high and high school children at Hope Gardens this Christmas season! Hope Gardens, located in Sylmar, CA, is the women's and children's branch of the Union Rescue Mission and provides housing and a haven for those experiencing homelessness. Sign up to shop for a $20-$25 gift for a boy or girl by visiting the table in our lobby or by signing up online at lifeatcrossroads.info. Email go@lifeatcrossroads.org for more info.

Union Rescue Mission Overcomer's Dinner:  Come and serve dinner at the Union Rescue Mission's annual Christmas Party to the men enrolled in The Christian Life Discipleship program. We also need volunteers to bake homemade Christmas cookies! You can participate by coming and serving dinner or baking cookies or both! Please indicate which you desire to serve in by selecting the corresponding ticket type below. Cookies are due back to the office by Wednesday, December 5. Sign up at the Christmas table in the lobby or at lifeatcrossroads.org/christmas.  

NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

NexGen Super Smash Brothers Tournament:  Third – Sixth graders and their parents are invited to our NexGen Super Smash Brothers Tournament on Friday, November 30, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the large NexGen room. Cost is $10 per person, which includes pizza and drinks. To register please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info. We look forward to seeing you there!

WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Offsite Locatioin

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

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

Thursday:

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • 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

November 11, 2018 Weekend Announcements

November 11, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:8-13. Next Sunday, Pastor Ken will conclude the series on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:14-18.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Women’s December Eve Dessert: November 30 - 7 pm

Christmas For Our Missionaries: November 11 – December 2

Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare: December 2 - 6:30 pm

Union Rescue Mission: December 7

Christmas Eve Eve Services: Dec. 23 - 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth: November 11 - December 3

GROW MINISTRY

Small Group Leader Interest Meeting:  Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a small group leader? If so, we will be having an interest meeting on Sunday, November 18, at 9:30 am in The Adult Classrooms. Please email grow@lifeatcrossorads.org if you would like to join us!

The Porch:  Are you new to the church, or not currently in a small group? Do you desire to get to know more people at Crossroads? Come to The Porch to relationally connect with others and to be encouraged as we look at the Gospel of John. This group is led by Steve and Mindy Howard and meets at 11 am on Sunday mornings in Adult Classroom A. You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info.

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving a lost of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.


WOMENS MINISTRY

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 www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

Women's December Eve Dessert:  Women! Join us for a December Eve Dessert, Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a time of fellowship, a Christmas panel (sharing traditions), a time of preparing our hearts for Christmas, along with a craft, and of course a Christmas dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Invite your family and friends to join you! You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Our October Go Partner spotlight is Fingers of God, a Crossroads ministry led by Daniele Kosanke, that have a heart for those in assisted living. The ministry goes weekly to Summerhill Villa and visit the elderly there, to read the Bible, share stories, sing songs, play games and love them. They have expanded to go to two other assisted living homes. They always looking for more people will join, so if you are interested in serving in this ministry, please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Hope Gardens Christmas Gifts:  Your family can provide Christmas gifts for the junior high and high school children at Hope Gardens this Christmas season! Hope Gardens, located in Sylmar, CA, is the women's and children's branch of the Union Rescue Mission and provides housing and a haven for those experiencing homelessness. Sign up to shop for a $20-$25 gift for a boy or girl by visiting the table in our lobby or by signing up online at lifeatcrossroads.info. Email go@lifeatcrossroads.org for more info.


ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

Elevate Winter Camp - Sign ups start THIS MORNING!:  Jr. High and Sr. High students! Winter Camp sign ups start THIS MORNING at 9:30 a.m. in the Elevate Student Center. Jr. High Winter Camp is Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Sr. High is Feb. 22-24; cost is $335. Scholarships are available.


NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group - Last Up until spring!: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights until November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

NexGen Chuck E. Cheese Family Party/Fundraiser: Please join us for a NexGen family event at Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, November 16, anytime from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Pastor Ken there 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.). Please mention NexGen/Crossroads when making purchases. Only purchases at the register, including tokens, will benefit NexGen. This is a family event, not a drop off event. We look forward to seeing you there.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

November 4, 2018 Weekend Announcements

November 4, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:1-7. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:8-13.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women’s December Eve Dessert November 30

  • Christmas For Our Missionaries November 11 – December 2

  • Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare December 2

  • Union Rescue Mission December 7

  • Christmas Eve Eve Services Dec. 23 - 9am, 11am, 2pm & 4pm

  • Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth November 11 - December 3


GROW MINISTRY

Small Group Leader Interest Meeting:  Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a small group leader? If so, we will be having an interest meeting on Sunday, November 18, at 9:30 am in The Adult Classrooms. Please email grow@lifeatcrossorads.org if you would like to join us!

The Porch:  Are you new to the church, or not currently in a small group? Do you desire to get to know more people at Crossroads? Come to The Porch to relationally connect with others and to be encouraged as we look at the Gospel of John. This group is led by Steve and Mindy Howard and meets at 11 am on Sunday mornings in Adult Classroom A. You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info.

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving a lost of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.



WOMENS MINISTRY

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 $68 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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

Women's December Eve Dessert:  Women! Join us for a December Eve Dessert, Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a time of fellowship, a Christmas panel (sharing traditions), a time of preparing our hearts for Christmas, along with a craft, and of course a Christmas dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Invite your family and friends to join you! You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Our October Go Partner spotlight is Fingers of God, a Crossroads ministry led by Daniele Kosanke, that have a heart for those in assisted living. The ministry goes weekly to Summerhill Villa and visit the elderly there, to read the Bible, share stories, sing songs, play games and love them. They have expanded to go to two other assisted living homes. They always looking for more people will join, so if you are interested in serving in this ministry, please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.




ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

Elevate Winter Camp:  Jr. High and Sr. High students! Winter Camp sign ups start on November 11th at 9:30a in the Elevate Student Center. Jr. High Winter Camp is Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Sr. High is Feb. 22-24; cost is $335. Scholarships are available.



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

NexGen Chuck E. Cheese Family Party/Fundraiser: Please join us for a NexGen family event at Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, November 16, anytime from 3:00pm - 9:00pm (Pastor Ken there 5:00 - 7:00). Please mention NexGen/Crossroads when making purchases. Only purchases at the register, including tokens, will benefit NexGen. This is a family event, not a drop off event. We look forward to seeing you there.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

October 28, 2018 Weekend Announcements

October 28, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 2:10b-22. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 3:1-7.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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


KNOW MINISTRY

Believer’s Baptism:  Have you committed your life to Christ but never taken the step of baptism? We want to invite you to join us during all three morning services this morning for Believer's Baptism. Register at the white tent on the patio or stop by and support all those being baptized this morning.


GROW MINISTRY

Small Group Leader Interest Meeting:  Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a small group leader? If so, we will be having an interest meeting on Sunday, November 18, at 9:30 am in The Adult Classrooms. Please email grow@lifeatcrossorads.org if you would like to join us!

The Porch:  Are you new to the church, or not currently in a small group? Do you desire to get to know more people at Crossroads? Come to The Porch to relationally connect with others and to be encouraged as we look at the Gospel of John. This group is led by Steve and Mindy Howard and meets at 11 am on Sunday mornings in Adult Classroom A. You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info.

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving a lost of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.

Women's December Eve Dessert:  Women! Join us for a December Eve Dessert, Friday, November 30 from 7 to 9 pm. We will have a time of fellowship, a Christmas panel (sharing traditions), a time of preparing our hearts for Christmas, along with a craft, and of course a Christmas dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Invite your family and friends to join you! You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

Axia:  A new group forming this fall with the goal of supporting foster and adoptive families in the church and providing resources and support for families interested in fostering or adoption. In addition, we are looking for people who have a heart for caring for kids from hard places to join us. We will provide you with tangible opportunities to serve foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, both in our church and our community. Gatherings will be once a month beginning Thursday November 1, from 6:30-8:00pm in the adult classroom. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email jhenson@masters.edu for more info and to RSVP.

Go Spotlight:  Crossroads is honored to partner with Kimmy, a global worker in East Asia. Kimmy is a language student and is using daily life, culture, and sports to build relationships and share.


COLLEGE MINISTRY

College Ministry Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest:  Join Oxford Fellowship on October 28th for our annual pumpkin carving competition, which will be taking place at the Maly's house: 22210 Palomino Way from 5:50 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be no meeting in Student Center on October 28th.


ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

Elevate Winter Camp:  Jr. High and Sr. High students! Winter Camp sign ups start on November 11th at 9:30a in the Elevate Student Center. Jr. High Winter Camp is Jan. 25-27, 2019 and Sr. High is Feb. 22-24; cost is $335. Scholarships are available.


NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

NexGen Chuck E. Cheese Family Party/Fundraiser: Please join us for a NexGen family event at Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, November 16, anytime from 3:00pm - 9:00pm (Pastor Ken there 5:00 - 7:00). Please mention NexGen/Crossroads when making purchases. Only purchases at the register, including tokens, will benefit NexGen. This is a family event, not a drop off event. We look forward to seeing you there.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

October 21, 2018 Weekend Announcements

October 21, 2018



CROSSROADS BULLETIN



ALL CHURCH


This Sunday, will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 2:1-10a. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 2:10b-22.



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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.


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




KNOW MINISTRY


Believer’s Baptism:  Have you committed your life to Christ but never taken the step of baptism? We want to invite you to join

us during all three morning services on Sunday, October 28, for the Believer's Baptism. Sign up today at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. Details will be emailed to participants after they have registered. Anyone under the age of 17 must meet with a pastor prior to baptism. They will be contacted by a pastor after they have registered. For any questions, please email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.




GROW MINISTRY


The Porch:  Are you new to the church, or not currently in a small group? Do you desire to get to know more people at Crossroads? Come to The Porch to relationally connect with others and to be encouraged as we look at the Gospel of John. This group is led by Steve and Mindy Howard and meets at 11 am on Sunday mornings in Adult Classroom A. You can sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info.


Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving a lost of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.




GO MINISTRY


Axia:  A new group forming this fall with the goal of supporting foster and adoptive families in the church and providing resources and support for families interested in fostering or adoption. In addition, we are looking for people who have a heart for caring for kids from hard places to join us. We will provide you with tangible opportunities to serve foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, both in our church and our community. Gatherings will be once a month beginning Thursday November 1, from 6:30-8:00pm in the adult classroom. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email jhenson@masters.edu for more info and to RSVP.


Go Spotlight:  Crossroads is honored to partner with Kimmy, a global worker in East Asia. Kimmy is a language student and is using daily life, culture, and sports to build relationships and share. She will be having an open house on Sunday, October 21 at 7 pm at the church. We hope you can join to hear more about what God is doing in her life and her desires to continue working in East Asia!




COLLEGE MINISTRY


College Ministry Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest:  Join Oxford Fellowship on October 28th for our annual pumpkin carving competition, which will be taking place at the Maly's house: 22210 Palomino Way from 5:50 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be no meeting in Student Center on October 28th.




NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade


UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.


NexGen Chuck E. Cheese Family Party/Fundraiser: Please join us for a NexGen family event at Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, November 16, anytime from 3:00pm - 9:00pm (Pastor Ken there 5:00 - 7:00). Please mention NexGen/Crossroads when making purchases. Only purchases at the register, including tokens, will benefit NexGen. This is a family event, not a drop off event. We look forward to seeing you there.




WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS


Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

October 14, 2018 Weekend Announcements

October 14, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Greg Barshaw, president of Connect2 Ministries, will be our guest speaker. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 2:1-22, Part 1.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

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



KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301, taught by Pastor Todd, on October 21 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center.  We hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization. Sign up in the lobby or go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Parent Dedication:  Join us on Sunday, October 21, for Parent Dedication during all three services. We believe that Parent Dedication is celebrating a commitment to raise your child in the ways of the Lord. It is also an agreement to joining a community of believers who help you and hold you accountable. To join Parent Dedication, sign up at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Believer’s Baptism:  Have you committed your life to Christ but never taken the step of baptism? We want to invite you to join

us during all three morning services on Sunday, October 28, for the Believer's Baptism. Everyone over 18 who desires to be baptized must attend the Baptism Class on Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Sign up today at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. Details will be emailed to participants after they have registered. Anyone under the age of 17 must meet with a pastor prior to baptism. They will be contacted by a pastor after they have registered. For any questions, please email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.


GROW MINISTRY

Small Groups: Have you been through 201 but have not yet been connected in a small group? Are you new to the church and wanting to join a small group?  You can now sign up and to join a small group online! Go to lifeatcrossroads.org/smallgroups to view all our open small groups. If you have any questions, please email grow@lifeatcrossroads.org.


Man Up Dinner:  Men, join us on Saturday, October 20, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm for our annual Man Up Dinner! We are excited to host guest speaker, Harry Walls. Harry is the campus pastor at The Master’s University and an elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Come, be encouraged, meet other men of our church, and enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken and brisket! Sign up today at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration cart in our lobby!



GO MINISTRY

Axia:  A new group forming this fall with the goal of supporting foster and adoptive families in the church and providing resources and support for families interested in fostering or adoption. In addition, we are looking for people who have a heart for caring for kids from hard places to join us. We will provide you with tangible opportunities to serve foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, both in our church and our community. Gatherings will be once a month beginning Thursday November 1, from 6:30-8:00pm in the adult classroom. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email jhenson@masters.edu for more info and to RSVP.

NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

October 7, 2018 Weekend Announcement

October 7, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 1:16-21, Part 2. Next Sunday, Greg Barshaw, president of Connect 2 Ministries, will be our guest speaker.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Lost & Found:  Please look through the Lost & Found area in the lobby to see if you are missing any items. All unclaimed items will be donated after today.

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



KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301 on October 21  from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. We  hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization. Sign up in the lobby or go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Parent Dedication:  Join us on Sunday, October 21, for Parent Dedication during all three services. We believe that Parent Dedication is celebrating a commitment to raise your child in the ways of the Lord. It is also an agreement to joining a community of believers who help you and hold you accountable. To join Parent Dedication, sign up at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Believer’s Baptism:  Have you committed your life to Christ but never taken the step of baptism? We want to invite you to join

us during all three morning services on Sunday, October 28, for the Believer's Baptism. Everyone over 18 who desires to be baptized must attend the Baptism Class on Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Sign up today at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. Details will be emailed to participants after they have registered. Anyone under the age of 17 must meet with a pastor prior to baptism. They will be contacted by a pastor after they have registered. For any questions, please email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.


GROW MINISTRY

ReEngage:  ReEngage is a marriage enhancement and restoration course that seeks to: revive a marriage that has gone “cold”, restore a broken marriage relationship, replace damaging words and behaviors with relationally healthy ones, and replenish marriages with a new spirit of God’s design for couples in a way that is sustainable and benefits our children, family, friends, co-workers, and community. This ministry takes place in a large and small group setting. Your marriage will benefit from this study and experience! This is a 17- week course hosted by Jeff and Denise Tritt, beginning Thursday, September 20. Sign up today in the lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.. Sign up today in the lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Small Groups: Have you been through 201 but have not yet been connected in a small group? Are you new to the church and wanting to join a small group?  You can now sign up and to join a small group online! Go to lifeatcrossroads.org/smallgroups to view all our open small groups. If you have any questions, please email grow@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Man Up Dinner:  Men, join us on Saturday, October 20, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm for our annual Man Up Dinner! We are excited to host guest speaker, Harry Walls. Harry is the campus pastor at The Master’s University and an elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Come, be encouraged, meet other men of our church, and enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken and brisket! Sign up today at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration cart in our lobby!


GO MINISTRY

Axia:  A new group forming this fall with the goal of supporting foster and adoptive families in the church and providing resources and support for families interested in fostering or adoption. In addition, we are looking for people who have a heart for caring for kids from hard places to join us. We will provide you with tangible opportunities to serve foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, both in our church and our community. Gatherings will be once a month beginning Thursday November 1, from 6:30-8:00pm in the adult classroom. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email jhenson@masters.edu for more info and to RSVP.

Go Weekend:  We are excited to announce an upcoming event called Go Weekend on October 13 and 14! On Saturday, October 13, a team from Crossroads will go and serve at The Children's Hunger Fund from 2-4 pm in Sylmar. We will be wrapping Christmas gifts for children in need. If you are interested, please sign up at lifeatcrossroads.info. On Sunday, October 14, we will have a ministry fair outside on our patio! This year we will focus on ministries that aid children in areas of trafficking, adoption, fostering, and supporting in many other ways, both locally and globally. We hope you will join us for this opportunity. Please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org with any questions.



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group

September 30, 2018 Weekend Announcements

September 30, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, on the book of 2 Peter looking at 2 Peter 1:16-21, Part 1. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, Unshakeable, in 2 Peter 1:16-21, Part 2.

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 www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Lost & Found:  Please look through the Lost & Found area in the lobby to see if you are missing any items. All unclaimed items will be donated after October 7.

KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301 on October 21  from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. We  hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization. Sign up in the lobby or go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Parent Dedication:  Join us on Sunday, October 21, for Parent Dedication during all three services. We believe that Parent Dedication is celebrating a commitment to raise your child in the ways of the Lord. It is also an agreement to joining a community of believers who help you and hold you accountable. To join Parent Dedication, sign up at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Believer’s Baptism:  Have you committed your life to Christ but never taken the step of baptism? We want to invite you to join us during all three morning services on Sunday, October 28, for the Believer's Baptism. Everyone over 18 who desires to be baptized must attend the Baptism Class on Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Sign up today at the Registration cart or www.lifeatcrossroads.info. Details will be emailed to participants after they have registered. Anyone under the age of 17 must meet with a pastor prior to baptism. They will be contacted by a pastor after they have registered. For any questions, please email info@lifeatcrossroads.org.


GROW MINISTRY

ReEngage:  ReEngage is a marriage enhancement and restoration course that seeks to: revive a marriage that has gone “cold”, restore a broken marriage relationship, replace damaging words and behaviors with relationally healthy ones, and replenish marriages with a new spirit of God’s design for couples in a way that is sustainable and benefits our children, family, friends, co-workers, and community. This ministry takes place in a large and small group setting. Your marriage will benefit from this study and experience! This is a 17- week course hosted by Jeff and Denise Tritt, beginning Thursday, September 20. Sign up today in the lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.. Sign up today in the lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Small Groups: Have you been through 201 but have not yet been connected in a small group? Are you new to the church and wanting to join a small group?  You can now sign up and to join a small group online! Go to lifeatcrossroads.org/smallgroups to view all our open small groups. If you have any questions, please email grow@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Man Up Dinner:  Men, join us on Saturday, October 20, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm for our annual Man Up Dinner! We are excited to host guest speaker, Harry Walls. Harry is the campus pastor at The Master’s University and an elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Come, be encouraged, meet other men of our church, and enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken and brisket! Sign up today at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or at the Registration cart in our lobby!

GO MINISTRY

Axia:  A new group forming this fall with the goal of supporting foster and adoptive families in the church and providing resources and support for families interested in fostering or adoption. In addition, we are looking for people who have a heart for caring for kids from hard places to join us. We will provide you with tangible opportunities to serve foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, both in our church and our community. Gatherings will be once a month beginning Thursday November 1, from 6:30-8:00pm in the adult classroom. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email jhenson@masters.edu for more info and to RSVP.

Go Weekend:  We are excited to announce an upcoming event called Go Weekend on October 13 and 14! On Saturday, October 13, a team from Crossroads will go and serve at The Children's Hunger Fund from 2-4 pm in Sylmar. We will be wrapping Christmas gifts for children in need. If you are interested, please sign up at lifeatcrossroads.info. On Sunday, October 14, we will have a ministry fair outside on our patio! This year we will focus on ministries that aid children in areas of trafficking, adoption, fostering, and supporting in many other ways, both locally and globally. We hope you will join us for this opportunity. Please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org with any questions.

Go Spotlight:  This month, we would like to highlight Elijah and Alli Kellogg, who are working in Southeast Asia with OMF/Global Grace Missionaries.  They will be working among a vastly unreached people group called the Shan-Tai. There are nearly seven million Shan people in existence today, with less than 1% reached for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Elijah and Alli desire to make disciples of Jesus and plant house-based churches within the Shan culture.

ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

Elevate Book Club: Starting September 16 and running every Sunday at 9:30am after, Elevate will host a book club in the Student Center. Elevate Book Club is free, you just need to get the book, and there are no sign ups, just meet us in the Elevate Student Center at 9:30am. The first book we will read together will be Strobel’s Case for Christ.  We may have a few for sale, but you can order it online through Amazon.

NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group: UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, September 11 - November 13. You do not need to sign up, just show up.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • The Art of Marriage  | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

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

Monday:

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Foundations for Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Kids Classrooms

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

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Kids Classrooms

  • Discerning the Voice of God Study | 9:30  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • James Study | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

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

Thursday:

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

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Offisite Home Small Group