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CrossRoads News for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bulletins - Decisions

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Guest Pastor: Ashwin Ramani

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.  All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.

Genesis 13:14-15 (NIV)

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.


Thank you!
We want to take this time to thank Pastor Brenda Boyce for her energetic and compassionate ways in Children’s Ministries. With Brenda resigning in March, from her role as the Pastor of K-6 Families, we don’t want to miss celebrating her unique gifts and abilities in understanding how kids learn and grow. Brenda was passionate about helping our kids learn about Jesus in new and fun ways. She was generous with her time, energy and resources and has impacted so many lives. Her warm and bright smile will be missed Sunday mornings; but we trust that wherever the Lord leads her next, they will experience the same friendly, outgoing and jubilant person. Thanks so much, Brenda!


Continued Need in our Schools
Thank you so much for the donations that have been received in response to the needs in our public schools. There is still need for food items especially as many schools feed children breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks as well as sending home food for the weekend. Items most needed are individually packaged items such as fruit cups, and granola bar type items as well as breakfast food such as cheesewhiz, jam, cheese slices and fresh fruit. If you wish to drop off perishable items please contact LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca or drop off items in Ministry Lane. Details available on the postcards in Ministry Lane.


Community Garden
We are growing! Get involved in the CrossRoads Community Garden, and visit the information table in the foyer today following each of the services.
Then... enjoy veggies and dip at the registration event at the garden on Sunday, April 30 following the morning services. Contact karenannewiebe@gmail.com for more information.


Work Bee
Are you handy? We need a team to build a compost structure and water catchment, plant trees and complete some landscaping. Bring your tools (shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, sledge hammers, cordless drills, gloves, boots, safety glasses) and be a part of bringing the community garden to life. Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to sign up contact hang_55@yahoo.com.


Child Seat Safety Check
Next Sunday, April 30 at 10:15 and 12:15 (after each service). Red Deer County Peace Officers will be holding a Child Seat Safety check for all families in the Southeast corner of our parking lot. This is just a safety check and no tickets will be given. If you are unable to be here and would like your seat checked, please call 403-343-6301 to set up an appointment.


56er Serve Sunday
Next Sunday, April 30, we will be serving in ministries around the building rather than meeting in the 56er room! Register online by April 26 to participate, or you may join your family in the Sanctuary. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/56erServeSundayRegistration


Communities of Compassion - Local
Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm in the Worship Room. If you are interested in what is happening in the area of Local Initiatives, our focus on vulnerable youth and the single parent, or want to hear about opportunities in our city - you are encouraged to attend. Our guest will be Bev Manning, Chair of the Red Deer Public Board of Trustees. Mrs. Manning will speak to some of the needs and opportunities that are present and there will be a question and answer time. Please consider bringing a food donation which will be given to schools in our city providing nutrition for students.


Coming Events Pics - Theology overviewTheology Overview Course
May 1—5, 8:30am - 4:30pm at CrossRoads • This Briercrest College and Seminary course is a basic overview of the central doctrines of the Christian faith, designed for those who have no previous, formal training in Christian theology, or for those who need a refresher. Students develop a basic understanding of the method and content of systematic theology as presented in the Apostles’ Creed and the classical evangelical tradition. 3 credit course: $1134 or ministry development/audit: $378. Register by contacting: register@briercrest.ca. For more info contact Deborah at the church office or at DeborahC@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.


Coming Events Pics - Dessert NightDessert Night
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Cafe • Are you new to CrossRoads or want to connect with others? Join us for desserts and coffee!. Please register online by May 2 at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.


Coming Events Pics - 56er bowling night56er and Parents Bowling Night
Thursday, May 11 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Riverside Bowl. 56ers and parents, come join us for GLOW bowling and pizza! Register online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents by May 10 and please pay at the door; $16 per person covers 2 games of bowling, shoes, and pizza! Hope to see you there! (We love siblings, but are unable to include them in this event.) Contact MelissaK@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more information.


Coming Events Pics - PicklesPickles and Ice Cream Event
Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm in the Cruisers Room. Expecting a baby? You are invited to our yummy ice cream and pickles event! Come and enjoy getting to know other moms in the same wonderful condition! Pastor Tammy looks forward to hearing when you are due!


Coming Events Pics - Attitudes and Approaches to Islam and MuslimsAttitudes and Approaches to Islam and Muslims: What We Can Learn from Jesus
Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Dr. Martin Accad is passionate about Christian Muslim Relations. He teaches and is director of Institute of Middle East Studies in Lebanon and Professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller Seminary in California. Join us as we learn how to love and minister to Muslims near and far. This is a free event and open to anyone. Refreshments will be served.


Coming Events Pics - Mothers Day BrunchMothers Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14 after the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Get your tickets at Ministry Lane or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents. $15 for adults, $8 for kids age 4-9. Kids under 4 eat free.


Welcome Teams & Facilitators
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00pm Join us for an evening of celebrating all that God has been up to! Check your email for details. Please RSVP by May 9 at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Celebrate


Coming Events Pics - EquipJoin us for EQUIP as we spend the day learning and growing together.
Our CrossRoads staff will be offering a wide-ranging variety of seminars throughout the day. Topics include theology, marriage, parenting, personal growth, music, Bible, etc. For more information and to register for sessions, visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Equip. Cost for the day (including lunch) is $10. This will be a great day as we are equipped in all of the ways we follow Jesus here at CrossRoads. You don’t want to miss it!


Coming Events Pics - Marriage EnrichmentMarriage Enrichment Weekend
June 9—11. Get more information and register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.


Single Moms Prayer Group
Saturdays from 10:00am - 11:30am in the Prayer Room. Contact Cathy Lichtenwald for more info at 587-876-8971 or clitchtenwald@gmail.com.


Financial Update (August 1, 2016 - April 9, 2017)
YTD General Budget (wk36)     $2,937,600
YTD Income (wk36)                        $2,757,058
Income Shortfall                                   $180,542


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