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Bulletin for Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Kingdom Breaks In

Matthew 13:4-46

Next Week: Matthew 18:21-35


New to CrossRoads?

Welcome to CrossRoads Church! It’s great to have you here. We’d love to meet you and give you some information to help get you connected. Visit us at the Connecting Point in the front foyer or text CrossRoads New to 393939. (Msg & data rates may apply) or click here.



Important Notice:

On October 24 the Congregation decided to move forward with Phase 4. The construction will begin in the summer of 2019 carrying through to the summer of 2021. Along with that decision, the congregation decided that for the full duration of raising funds for Phase 4 we will allocate 10% of those same funds for Kingdom purposes in Central Alberta. These funds are not related to the CrossRoads Church capital project. The Church Board is in the process of forming a sub-committee and the Terms of Reference that will manage these funds and the requests received from Christian organizations in Central Alberta.

This decision must follow the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). To adhere to these guidelines, donors must know that 10% of their donations will be used for kingdom purposes in central Alberta and 90% for the CrossRoads Phase 4 capital project. Therefore, from November 4 onward, this will be the case. We will make every effort possible to keep all donors informed of this decision, while not preventing any donor from allocating 100% of their gift to CrossRoads capital if they so indicate.

All donations received between October 24 and November 3, 2018 inclusively will not be subject to the 10% allocation unless those donors contact the office and ask specifically to have this allocation applied to their donation during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact JordanP@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.


BaptismNovember Baptism

Have you been wondering about Baptism, or maybe you are ready to take this first step of obedience in following Jesus? Either way plan on attending one of the sessions following each of the services today or November 11. Go to the Connecting Point in the foyer after service for session directions. Baptism service will be held on November 18.  More on Baptism...


The Mission of God’s People

Join Pastor Denise on Monday, November 5 at 7:00pm in the Theatre (upstairs in the children’s wing) for a walk through the books of Genesis and Exodus. We will explore the beginning of God’s story, where the conflict enters, and how God begins His plan of redemption. Come learn about the start of God’s mission in the biblical story and how He invites you to be a part of it!

Fight NightFight Night

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm. An exciting simulcast event hosted by Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott. It’s a 2.5 hour “date night” that consists of two rounds: 1) Why we fight with the person we love the most? 2) How to fight with the person we love the most? When you know how to fight a ‘good fight’, conflict becomes the price we pay for deeper intimacy. Fight Night ensures that every couple leaves the event with new tools to bring them closer together - tools they can use immediately. It’s humorous. Authentic. Practical. Relevant. And did we mention that it’s fun?!!! $10 each. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.

Sr High Retreat 2018Sr. High Fall Retreat

Calling all Senior High Students! Join us at Camp Caroline for a great time of building community, and growing in faith. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents. Cost: $150 // Nov. 9-11, 2018 // Camp Caroline. Transportation not included. Questions? Email KarleenH@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

GEMS Seniors Luncheon

Join us on Tuesday, November 13 as we feature stories of WW2 in honour of Remembrance Day. Everyone welcome. $10.

Thrive

Thrive

Ladies of any age or stage, join us for a morning of fellowship. Enjoy a latte and hear how God reveals himself in relationships. Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 -11:00am. $5 to attend with childcare provided.

Single Moms Fellowship

Growing in Grace – we are all on a journey of grace. If you are a Single Mom please join us on Friday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the main foyer for dinner with your children. Childcare is provided for the evening. We have a wonderful speaker, one of our own, who will share her journey of hope and grace. There will also be time to learn from each other. Please register on the FaceBook page or at www.CrossRoadschurch.ca/Groups (select “Click Here for Groups” then search for Single Mom’s Fellowship). Look forward to seeing you!

FOCUS

FOCUS

(Focused On Christ and United as Singles) would like to invite you to Create Your Own Pizza, Games and Movie Night! It’s happening Saturday, November 17 at the Youth Centre from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Cost: $8 Please RVSP to Twilight at taylorgt@telus.net or text 780-228-8282.

MomentumMomentum

Tuesday, November 20 at 6:45pm in the Youth Centre. Come out for a night of wings, worship and encouragement just for men!

GEMS Banquet

Making a Difference at Glendale School

We have been entrusted with the stories of a few situations at Glendale School that have possibilities for huge impact. One family who is in need of another family to walk alongside them, the Mom needing another woman to take her grocery shopping and be a friend. There is a need for men and women of all ages to spend time with students who are in need of a positive adult influence. Children who need someone to help them with reading development - and have fun together. Please email LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for details. The door is open! We are being invited to make a difference in lives at this school and the homes they represent.

We’re Hiring!

Food Services Assistant (Part-time) - to work out of CrossRoads commercial kitchen. If you have a love for and experience in building recipes and building community, please see our website at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment for more details.

Drivers Needed

CrossRoads has acquired a van and drivers are needed. There are several individuals that would love to attend a Sunday service and they require a ride. This is a great way to connect with others in the congregation. To find out more, please email Karen at KarenM@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

OCC 2018OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Each box is an opportunity for a boy or girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the Gospel. Visit the table in the foyer for your supplies. For more info contact Peggy at 403 342-1227 or peggykingcott@shaw.ca or Karla at 403 986-1695. Have fun blessing children around the world. Boxes need to be at the church by November 11.

Communion Serves Coordinator

Are you a detailed person? We are looking for someone just like you to e-mail and schedule communion servers for the distribution of the elements monthly. This is a position that can be done from home with a bit of a time commitment on Communion Sundays - working with another planner as well. Would you like more information? Contact Wilma@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Bottle DriveBottles for Missions

On Sunday, November 11, bring your bottles/cans to the CrossRoads Kids /Chapel Entrance. We will be providing a trailer to collect your bottles, cans, juice boxes and milk jugs and turning it into money that will impact missions around the world. Thanks for making a difference for the Kingdom!