The JoyFULL series continues this Sunday, May 22, with guest speaker, Julie Cavanaugh. If you know Julie, you know she is full of life and joy, and her passion for sharing God's Word is always refreshing! This week, Julie is speaking on Philippians 3:17-4:1.
For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ
The JoyFULL series will conclude on May 29th, with Josh Schweer speaking.
You are encouraged to read through the book of Philippians -- it's only four chapters, so it won't take long -- you'll be uplifted and encouraged. Look forward to rejoicing throughout this series!
Join us for a Spring Brunch on Sunday, May 29th!
Fellowship and connect with your church family over a delicious brunch served in the Café.
Register online here: https://crossroadschurchreddeer.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1270063
The times of the brunch are 10:15am, 12:15pm, or 5pm
We will be in the Gym, Café & Chapel for this event.
Ticket cost: Adults $10, Age 3-12 $5 (2 & under are free)
Please note, we will be accepting additional donations to the Moldova Short Term Outreach trips at this event.
May is serving month, and following serve month we hope you can join us June 12th for lunch, a conversation on serving with Executive Pastor, Jordan Polson, and then the opportunity to learn and connect with one of our ministries about how you could get involved. Register here by June 3.
Come pray with us -- we host a good old-fashioned prayer meeting every week. We would love to have you join us! Wednesday nights @ 7pm in the Theater.Categories: Prayer
Come join the CrossRoads Worship team for a night of lifting up the name of Jesus and encouraging one another in how we see Christ at work around us. No need to register, feel free to just show up with a heart ready to praise Him!
Saturday, May 21
7pm in the Chapel
May 14-27, Pastor’s Tracy and Barry will be taking a YOUNG ADULT team to serve Ukrainian refugees coming into Moldova. Our hosts will be Partner's International who we have worked with for a number of years.
Our partners have been housing 800 refugees in two of their ministry centres. We will be providing much needed support for an already exhausted team as we help with food prep, child care, warehouse work, loading supplies to vehicles going into Ukraine, art therapy, youth work or the clinic. Though our labor will be needed and appreciated, the most valuable thing we can offer is prayer and the ministry of presence as we spend time with the people that have been through so much.
Our Young Adult worked extremely hard to prepare for this mission trip. Little by little they saw God's hand in how things came together in such a short time. Please pray for this team as they serve in Moldova. They departed Sunday, May 15th at noon with a return on Saturday the 28th.
Top Row: Zachary Epp, Dominic Friesen, Jaycee Meerstra, Adam Accad, Shane Dequin, Lauren Dueck, Barry Oram, Kelvin Singh, Aaron Guerrero
Bottom Row: Zach Schweer, Anica Nowochin, Tracy Minke, Catrina Amendt , Ethan Oram
In August we will send our second team to the same place. Anyone is allowed to apply for this team. The work will be similar but this team will also have the opportunity to support the team on the ground as they run a summer camp which will be for both Ukrainian children and kids at risk in Moldova, the poorest nation in Europe.
If you would like to learn more about these opportunities? Download our Ukrainian Refugee Support Teams document. The application deadline for this August trip is June 15th but the sooner you apply the better as we have upcoming fundraising opportunities. Learn more about this trip and register here.
If you have questions please contact CrossRoads Outreach Missions department: email@example.com
Support Ukrainian Refugees in Central Alberta
Maybe you can't travel to serve on a mission team, but there are still plenty of ways to help the refugee effort here in Central Alberta. For more information, or if you may be interested in providing short term accommodations, language support, or employment, please see the Ukrainian Canadian Congress website: www.ucc.ca for information or to register to help.
For updates, or to learn more about the possible needs that newcomers may have, please see the Central Alberta Ukrainian Association (CAUA) Facebook page.
Have you ever been in these situations?
- A commercial shows you an image of a starving child in Africa and petitions that only you can help
- someone living in homelessness approaches you on the sidewalk and asks for money
- you suspect your neighbour is going into debt because of job loss during this COVID-19 pandemic.
What do I do? Can I really make a difference?
We invite you to join with others to explore the big questions about poverty and discuss tangible solutions.
The Ending Poverty Together Workshop is an interactive workshop from a biblical foundation designed to help redefine your understanding of poverty—both causes and solutions—in Canada and abroad. Connect with individuals in your community while gaining a healthy, hope-filled approach to poverty alleviation. Join thousands of Canadians who have enjoyed the interactive content, videos, and discussion.
Join us for a 4 hour interactive workshop on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:30-5:30PM hosted by CrossRoads Church!
Lunch is included in this registration and it will be served at 12:30pm.
The workshop is from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Refreshments will also be provided!
Keenagers is our 4 day camp for Seniors (ages 55+). Every year a different theme is chosen which focuses on spiritual growth in the later years of life. There are main sessions every day with an inspirational guest speaker as well as devotional times with chaplains. A different musical group comes in each year to lead in worship. Along with the planned itinerary is a lot of free time for fellowship, games, and other fun activities. There is a fabulous turkey dinner banquet on Saturday night. Seniors are welcome to come for the whole retreat or just attend the banquet.
To register, please email Jeannette Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 403-275-8323. You can also send an email to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dates: June 23-26, 2022
2022 Speaker: Paul Estabrooks
2022 Featured Music Group: Rosets
Cost: RV or Cabin: $145.00 CAD per person, Inn/Chalet: $160.00 CAD per person
SAVE 30$ PER PERSON BY REGISTERING BEFORE MAY 15TH!Categories: Hope
Just for our SENIORS -- join in once again as we celebrate spring with a Gems Luncheon, featuring great connecting & delicious food from the CrossRoads kitchen. Mark your calendars for May 25th, starting at 12 noon in the Café & Chapel.
$10 per person. To reserve your place, please call Pam: 403-347-6425. Please register by May 18th.Categories: Gems
CrossRoads is happy to welcome Marinus Koole with Christian Stewardship Services to offer two estate planning seminars on May 26. Both of these seminars are completely free to attend.
Charitable Giving Tools Seminar:
There are a lot of ways to benefit your church and other charities with giving tools that make an impact…and reduce your tax burden. In this 60-minute presentation, Marinus Koole will introduce you to simple and effective ways to benefit your favorite charities and your bottom line.
Charitable Giving Tools seminar starts at 2pm, May 26. We will meet in the Trestle room!
Visit this link to register for the Charitable Tools Seminar
Will Planning Seminar:
Through this short seminar, CSS representative Marinus Koole will walk you through the will planning process in an easy-to-understand way, and touch on the gifting tools available at CSS. Marinus will help you to understand terms and information so that you can make decisions that suit your unique needs. Plus, if you choose, you can make an appointment to meet with Marinus personally to walk through your own specific situation.
Will Planning Seminar starts at 7:30pm, May 26.
Visit this link to register for the Will Planning Seminar
For any questions, please email: info@CSservices.ca
Following the Spring Brunch on May 29th, Anton Beukes will be sharing about his journey to Greece, where he is preparing to serve full-time in a cross-cultural capacity with Hellenic Ministries. After a number of years serving in churches as a missions pastor (including here at CrossRoads) and lecturing at a Bible College in Australia, he feels called to serve the missionaries and ministry teams in Greece through training, strategic planning, missionary member care and coordinating short-termers and interns.
You are invited to this presentation as he shares his heart, the ministry he feels called to, ways to be part of this ministry, as well as giving an update on the different Hellenic Ministries teams.
Sunday, May 29
1:30pm in the Chapel
If you're interested in connecting with others over a light meal on Sunday evenings, you might be interested in "Soup & a Bun". This is an open group who will take turns volunteering to cook soup or make buns, and share a meal together at 5pm on Sundays. No registration or payment required, just feel welcome to come and enjoy!
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been given the opportunity at CrossRoads to partner with Karen and Roger Rinker to bring the ministry of Alpha to the people of SunChild First Nation.
Doug and Carol Macdormand will be serving May 9-18 and we are thankful for those who have stepped up to help make this possible. The request now is for prayer support, so please keep this ministry in your prayers in the days ahead and pray that miracles will happen in the SunChild people.
People with special needs are a gift to our families and our church. If you have a family member with special needs, you are a worker who comes alongside of someone with special needs, or you simply have a heart for people with special needs, you are invited to join us for a time of connecting and encouragement.
Sunday, May 29
3pm to 5pm in the Cruisers Room
For more information about this group, please go to the CrossRoads Groups Page.
What is DivorceCare?
DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. Over 1 million people have found comfort and hope through this 13-week, video-based series. This ministry has helped people heal for 25 years.
Don’t try to go through separation or divorce alone - connect with a DivorceCare group. You’ll find caring people who understand the issues you face and practical counsel for decision-making and managing stress. Each facilitator is trained and has experienced divorce themselves.
Starts Monday, June 6 (meets Mondays through August 29)
7pm, in Room 202
Workbooks are available for purchase at the group for $30.
Please register through our Groups Catalogue.
For more information, please call the church office: 403.347.6425 & ask for Pam, or email:
Faith at Home events offers you an opportunity to invest in the spiritual life and development of your growing family. These events are a small investment of your time that will pay off big; with a stronger, faith-inspired family!
For the next Faith at Home event, we're inviting all Grade 1 kids & parents for a time to learn, grow and be together as we explore the topic of Family Worship. It will start with a teaching time and then we will go outside and do sidewalk chalk in front of the church on the sidewalk.
Sunday, June 5
During all three servicesCategories: Faith At Home
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This class meets weekly and is of a limited size to ensure confidentiality and connection, following AHS Guidelines.
Starts Tueday, June 7 (runs every Tuesday for 13 weeks)
7-9pm in Room 108
Workbook available at the class & are $30. Please register through the Groups Catalogue.
Teen Summer Camp at Salem Acres Bible Camp from July 3-8. For all youth going into grade 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Cost is $365 per camper and the theme is Medieval.
Register by following these steps:
- Go to www.salemacres.ca – click on register
- Create an account
- Fill out registration, consent and medical forms
- Select Teen Camp 1
- Email email@example.com with your camper(s) name and church group (Crossroads Youth). The Camp has put everyone who signs up on a wait-list so that priority registration is given to our Youth Group.
GET READY... FOR A HOWLIN' GOOD TIME!
Join us for our 2022 CAMP DAYS at CrossRoads Church! Two awesome summer kids' events on Wednesday, July 13th and August 17th! Kids will explore the sunbaked Southwestern desert as they dig into God's great love! Kids will participate in memorable Bible adventures, sing catchy songs, play fun games and participate in one-of-a-kind workshops such as crafts, cooking classes, sports, and science experiments.
Our Camp Days are for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Grades 5-6 will be able to attend as LIT, visit the same registration to sign up) and will run from 9am to 4pm each day. Cost: $15/day. Register here.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.orgCategories: K-4
The second Syrian refugee family that has been sponsored by CrossRoads Church will be arriving soon!
After 7 years of waiting, this family will finally be starting their new life here in Canada. There is a Dad, Mom, Grandma and two girls ages 11 & 7. There will be many opportunities to help them settle here; many hands make light work, as my Grandma used to say! Some areas to serve will be short term, such as helping set up bank accounts or apply for Child & Family services; others would be to join a team of drivers who could assist with medical appointments and church services, etc.
A detailed list of ways to serve can be found here: crossroadschurch.ca/RefugeeSupport
Come join us for a great weekend away from daily distractions. You will spend time with your family, along with friends new and old, all while enjoying Gods creation in a beautiful area of the Kootenay Plains. Register soon as spaces are limited.
The fee is $125 per site paid at registration, no additional costs. Food is not provided. There will be games, hikes, campfires, potluck (1 meal), talent show, plus some activities will be planned. RVs and tents accepted. Please note, power hookups and cell phone service are not available at the site.
To register, visit https://crossroadschurchreddeer.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1296570.Categories: Family
We are adding to our CrossRoads Team! Currently, we are seeking candidates for:
Pastor of Worship Ministries
If you are interested in learning more, find the descriptions and details of application at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/employment.Categories: Employment Opportunities
For the days you can't be with us in-person, tune into listen to the message every Sunday at 9am on ShineFM (90.5 on the FM dial).
We encourage you to share this information with those you know who may not be able to connect with us in-person or online.
Stay connected to the stories and day-to-day happenings at CrossRoads in these simple ways:
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To give to the ministry at CrossRoads and those we support, we encourage you to do so through your online banking or e-transfer:
For online banking, please contact Finance@CrossRoadsChurch.ca for your payee account number.
For e-transfer, please use Giving@CrossRoadsChurch.ca as the recipient. In the notes section of the e-transfer, specify where you would like the giving designated to: General, Missions or Building. If no designation is made, it will be allocated to the General Fund. To receive a year-end donation receipt, please also include your address in the notes section of the e-transfer.
Other options can be found at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Giving.
Following each service, prayer team members are ready to pray with you. If you join us in person, prayer is available in the Sanctuary. If you're watching online, let us know your prayer request by clicking here. Someone will then follow-up with you to pray together.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him." - 1 John 5:14-15