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CrossRoads News for Sunday, April 8, 2018

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25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.

Luke 24:25-27 New International Version (NIV)

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Today at CrossRoads:

Get Social!

Do you live South of Red Deer and attend CrossRoads? Pop into the Chapel today after one of the services for snacks and to meet others from your area! Next Sunday, April 15 - those west of Red Deer will meet. For more info email CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

Out of Africa

The Ogaja family is here from Kenya! Come by the café today - after the services - to say hi and chat with Erick and Janelle about what God is doing through YWAM Mombasa. This is a great opportunity to love on one of our CrossRoads missionary families while they are here visiting in Red Deer. All are invited! Look for the balloons!


Events Coming Up:

GEMS April Senior’s Luncheon

Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 noon. Everyone welcome to GEMS April Luncheon featuring the excellent entertainment of Victoria Street! $10 per person.

Group Facilitator Info Night

Do you have a vision or dream of a group? Want to do life in Community with others but not sure how to make it happen… How do I run a group with my kids? What could a family group look like? Could a once a month group work? Join our Group Facilitator info night on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm to get your questions answered and find out how easy facilitating a group is! Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents. Email CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more info.

Equip- Spring 2018EQUIP

Saturday, April 14 • Equip is a great opportunity to learn and grow together as a church body. For just $10 you can choose three sessions from a variety of topics and presenters. If you cannot be here for three sessions, simply choose the session you are able to attend. We recommend EQUIP for people ages 13 and older. Lunch is provided. Childcare is not provided. View session info and register online today. www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/equip.

2018 ETCEmpowered to Connect Simulcast

April 13 & 14, 9:30am to 6pm. Healthy and vibrant families need proper innovative tools to help them in parenting and connecting with their children. Not only is this designed for adoptive and foster families, it is also designed for families that have experienced any of the top six risk factors. More info at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents.

Adventures from Africa - Sharing Event for Ogaja Family

Monday, April 16, 7:00pm, Trestle Room. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on an African Safari? Come and see pictures and even more exciting than a safari....listen to CrossRoads supported missionaries, Erick and Janelle Ogaja, as they share what God is doing through them as youth leaders and YWAM directors in Mombassa, Kenya. Light snack and Kenyan tea and coffee provided.

Symposium on Suffering

Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm in the Theatre. “Wednesday Mourning: A Theology of Grief” - a play performed by Norma Bennet and Kathy Covert. This presentation provides compassionate instruction for believers to care for the wounded who walk among us. Appropriate for both men and women, ages 13 and over. Discussion over coffee to follow. No cost or registration required.

Single Moms Fellowship

“Assertive Communication: Being Heard in Conflict”. All single Moms are invited to join us on Friday, April 20, at 6:00pm in the foyer. Alisdair McKinnon (Registered Family Mediator) will join us for an evening designed to address your specific concerns. Dinner and childcare provided. Please register ahead on the FaceBook page or call Mary at 587-876-8302.

Dash or DawdleDash or Dawdle?

Don’t rush away on Sunday, April 22 - join us instead, for nachos in the cafe after the evening service. Everyone is welcome!

2018 Sock WarsSock Wars Super Heroes for Jesus... Our Super Hero!

Do you have a boy who is between 30 months old and not in Kindergarten yet? Come out for a fantastically fun super hero kinda night - just for moms and sons! Monday, April 23 from 6:30pm -8:30pm in the Gym. Cost: $7.50 each. Register at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ComingEvents

Estate PlanningWills and Estate Planning Seminar

Monday, April 23, 6:30-9:00pm in the Trestle Room. Abundance CA will be presenting the Wills & Estate Planning Seminar - This event is free but you are required to register online or by calling the church office.

Engaged Encounter 2018Engaged Encounter Weekend

April 27 - 29. Cost: $250/couple. For more information go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriageprep.

56er Serve Sunday

Coming up on April 29 is 56ers Serve Sunday! On the 5th Sunday of a month, our 56ers have the chance to serve our church in many different roles. Keep your eyes out for them and say hi! If you have a 56er, please be sure to register them online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/56erServeSundayRegistration.

PicklesPickles and Ice Cream

Monday, April 30 at 7:00 - 8:00pm in the Cruisers Room. Come for pickles and ice cream and some adult conversation! We look forward to meeting expectant moms and getting to know you a little bit more. Any questions? Email Pastor Tammy at TammyG@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

MarriageEnrichmentMarriage Enrichment Weekend

June 8 - 10. For more information about this weekend in Canmore, go to www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/marriage.


News and Opportunities

Uganda! Will You Go?

Applications for the upcoming outreach to Uganda this October are due April 11. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work alongside our partner International Needs! Applications are available at the Missions Kiosk or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/ShortTermOutreaches. For more information contact Chantelle Schmidt at ChantelleS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Newest Sponsored Family has Arrived

Our newest sponsored family from Syria arrived a week ago and is in the early stages of getting settled. We are still looking for people who would like to join our team to welcome them and do life with them. Please pray for their health and for this time of big transitions. We look forward to introducing the family to you when they are more settled. If you would like to hear more about how you can help, please contact KarenM@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Emergency Awareness

We are gathering a list of people who have First Aid/CPR skills and would be willing to respond in case of an emergency during one of our Sunday services. If you’d like to be available, sign in at the Connecting Point or contact us at CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for more information.

Celebrate Recovery

A recovery program for any adult with any hurt, habit or hang up that they would like to address. You are invited to join us in the Café Friday nights beginning with dinner at 6:00pm or the main session in the Chapel at 7:00pm. Celebrate Recovery has had a positive effect on hundreds of people since Pastor Stu brought it to CrossRoads in January of 2009. Child care is available. Come and see! Learn more at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/CelebrateRecovery.

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. For more info email Pam at PamH@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Tuesday Night Babysitters Needed

We are looking for two babysitters (must be adults) to join us on Tuesday nights at Alpha. Free supper at 6:30pm, then babysit for about an hour so parents can take in the session. Course runs for 10 weeks. If you’d like more info or can babysit, please email AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

Summer Student Opportunity

We are looking to hire a student for the K-6 Summer Ministry Assistant Position (F/T) If you’re enrolled in school in the fall and are interested, please find a role profile at the Connecting Point or online at www.CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment. Please send all resumes to: BobbiK@CrossRoadsChurch.ca. Closing date: April 15, 2018

Stay Active

Summer is drawing closer…can you feel it? We are looking for help to create spaces for anyone from CrossRoads who’d like to stay active this summer. It’s the perfect time to start up a group that walks together or prays together or runs together or bikes together or hikes together or gardens together and more! Let’s do a little creation care mixed with soul care at the same time. Curious about how to get started? Connect with us today and let’s make this the best and most active summer ever. CommunityLife@CrossRoadsChurch.ca