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CrossRoads News for Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 (NIV)

This Sunday at CrossRoads

GOD with Skin On
with Pastor Dan Cochrane

Click here to listen to the live service at 9:00am, 11:00am or 6:00pm!

Focus on Uganda - Global Compassion Committee country leads, Bill Shaw or Adam Minke will be interviewed on-stage; come hear about what God is up to with our partner.

2018 Offering Boxes Please pick up your 2018 boxed offering envelopes in the main foyer before and after each service today and on December 17.


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.



Bulletins - 2017 Compassion donationsDecember 17 | Focus on Haiti

Marc and Lisa Honorat will join us on-stage for a discussion of what our partner Haiti Arise is accomplishing for God in Haiti.

To find out more exciting details, be sure to grab one of the new Compassion Booklets from the Connecting Point or click below.
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Serving Opportunity for Christmas Eve Childcare

This Christmas Eve, consider serving as a family or individual to care for children 0 - 3 years of age during Christmas Eve Services (1:00, 3:00, 5:00pm). For more information please email TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Welcoming our Community at Christmas

Help us welcome our community over the Christmas season by joining one of our Welcome Teams on December 24 or December 31. Visit us at the Connecting Point to get signed up and learn how you can be part of what God is doing at CrossRoads!

Tree of Remembrance

Throughout December, it is with honour that a tree is dedicated to you and your loved ones who have passed away. Please feel free to fill in a Tribute Card, and place it on the tree in the Cafe, in remembrance of your special person. We pray that this tree will be a place to stop and surrender: an opportunity for you to acknowledge your grief, and your loss, and place it in His loving hands. Please see the tree as a safe place to pray, but mostly, to remember.

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GriefShare Ministry

GriefShare is a weekly ministry that reaches out to those who have experienced the death a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Begin your healing journey at GriefShare Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Room 108. You are welcome to start any Tuesday, as each session is self-contained.

Coming Events Pics - New Years Eve PartyNew Year's Eve Party

Sunday December 31 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Celebrate the New Year with our CrossRoads Family. There will be something for everyone! 10:00pm Ball-drop to welcome in the new year. Please register below.
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The Alpha Course

The 10-week Alpha course is your opportunity to explore the Christian faith. No question is too simple, too tough, or too out there. Try us. On Tuesday, January 16, join us for the Come and See Dinner in the Cafe at 6:30pm. For more information visit www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/alphaButtons - Learn More

Coming Events Pics - ThriveThrive: Growing In Relationship With God, Self And Others

Because He Loves Me - Wednesday, January 17 at 9:00am. Ladies, join us as author, Deborah Veuger shares with us. Bring a book to exchange or donate to local schools.

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for the right individual to fill the position of Pastor of K-6 Ministries. More information is available at the Connecting Point or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment.

Christmas Food Donations URGENTLY needed!

There is an increased demand for food donations for children and families in need within our schools. Non-perishable items for breakfasts and dinners are requested including cereals, pastas, canned vegetables and fruits. Fresh items are also being accepted for the Christmas season only - such as small bags of potatoes, carrots, apples and oranges. Donations gratefully accepted in Ministry Lane. Opportunities for your small group to support the nutritional needs of a child or family over the Christmas season are available as well. For more information or to be a food donation deliverer please contact Laurie at LaurieW@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Winter 2018 Groups!

Are you hoping to facilitate some type of group this coming January? Study group, connecting group, support group, hobby group? We’d love to assist you and help get the word out there to others. Please email CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca to get started.


December Prayer

Dear Lord,

We thank You that this month we get to celebrate the birth of Your Son who came to make all things new. We pray that as we enter into this busy season, this place would be filled with Your presence and peace. As people come in and out of the building this month for school concerts, special events and services, we pray that You would fill this building with an overwhelming sense of Your presence so that everyone who enters would seek You out.

We pray that Your Holy Spirit would be felt here, and that His power would draw people back to You. We pray that new people would come to know Your salvation this Christmas season. And remind us of the joy of knowing and serving You.

We pray that we would represent You well in all that we do—You have done amazing things for us and we are filled with joy! We trust that as we ask to be aware of Your presence in our midst, we would be changed to live out Your will and proclaim Your glory with joy and peace.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11