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CrossRoads News for Sunday, December 31, 2017

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December 31, 2017
Pastor Shawn Hubert

 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

Ephesians 1:5 (NLT

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ECHO

We encourage all students to attend service with their families today. Echo will resume in the New Year on January 7.


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

Sunday December 31 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm in the Youth Centre. Please park on the West Side of the building and enter through the Youth Center Doors. 

Thanks to a team of great volunteers, we have planned a little something for everyone:

  • 9 Square and life-sized Dutch Blitz in the gym
  • Feast on ice cream sundays – S’mores style
  • Various board games and challenges
  • Connecting and meeting new friends
  • Special music in the Fire Side Cafe
  • Time capsule
  • Kids - make a party hat and noise maker or burn off some energy at the horizontal climbing wall
  • Balloon drop at 10:00pm

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.

Christmas Compassion

Be sure to grab one of the Compassion Booklets from the Connecting Point or get more information at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ChristmasCompassion. It’s not too late to donate by using the red envelope, visiting the Connecting Point or going online today!

New 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 at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/NewYear

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.

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.

Groups Available

You can check out our winter semester of open groups online now! View and register today at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Groups

CrossRoads Groups Library

Please return study materials you are no longer using to the church office.


Coming up in January

January 2 - Pastor Dave’s Amazing Birthday

We asked Pastor Dave how we can best celebrate him on his birthday and believe it or not he said he would really enjoy cleaning the youth center with all of the students! Grades 7-12 are invited to come help us celebrate pastor Dave with cake, piñata and a bit of cleaning from 1 - 4pm (don’t worry it wont be for long)! Lets make our youth building shine as a gift to Pastor Dave!

JANUARY 8 - HAITI TEAM SHARING NIGHT

Please come on out to see and hear about the Haiti team’s recent trip. We will be showing pictures and sharing stories about our mission trip.  7:00pm in the Trestle Room.

January 10 - Sr High Kick Off

Grades 9-11 come join us at 7:00pm for our New Years kick off with the NOT SO AMAZING RACE. We look forward to competing with you.

January 11 - Jr High Kick off

Grades 7 and 8 come join us in celebrating the new year and our youth kick off on January 11 at 6:45pm for an evening of FUN!!

January 14 - Connect into Community Event

Join us as we launch our winter semester of Community Life here at CrossRoads. There is something for everyone - men, women, singles, couples, young adults, youth, adventurers, children, families and more! Join us in the cafe and gym after any service for some great snacks, conversation and opportunity to find your fit here at CrossRoads.

January 14 - Faith at Home

For Grade 4 students and their parents during each of the services.

January 16 - 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/alpha.

January 17 - Thrive

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.

Global Social Justice Conference

January 19-20, 2018 at CrossRoads - Find out more at http://prairie.edu/Bible-College/Events

Parent Survey from 30 Months to Grade 6

We need your feedback! Please help us grow and improve as a children’s ministry by taking 5 minutes to complete a survey on children’s programming at CrossRoads. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parentsurvey30monthstograde6


 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. 

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