CrossRoads is excited to welcome Nik & Ruth Ripken, Sunday, September 19. Nik is a renowned missionary, author, filmmaker, and public speaker, and this will be a weekend full of opportunities to hear and learn from the unbelievable experiences of the Ripkens as they share wisdom gleaned from decades of full-time global ministry.
The mission of Nik Ripken Ministries is to expand the Kingdom of God by sharing truths and practices learned from believers in persecution. You can read more about their ministry at NikRipken.com.
The events this weekend are going ahead as planned. Open seating is available at all three services on Sunday -- 9am, 11am & 6pm -- where Nik Ripken will be the guest speaker. No registration is required to attend these services. There is limited seating in the sanctuary, but we will have overflow areas available in the building. We hope you will join us!
In response to the Alberta Government announcement on September 15, CrossRoads Church will operate at 1/3 fire code capacity for all activities, including Sunday services. Masks and two-meter physical distancing between cohorts are required in the building. Masks and sanitizer will be available at all entrances and we are continuing with enhanced sanitizing protocols.
Registration is not required for the September 19 services. If capacity is exceeded in the Sanctuary, we have overflow areas ready for additional people. Please come and worship together!
Pastor Dan introduced the "Identity" series last week, and we learned that Jesus imagined us to be a people of love. By following Jesus' example, we are to serve each other and "wash each other's feet". If you missed this incredible message, find it in the Message Library.
This series is based out of the Gospel of John, chapters 13-17 and will challenge us to discover what kind of people Jesus imagined His followers would be. The next message in the series will be Sunday, Sept. 26.
Watch this video for a preview of the series:
The Faith @ Home Event for Kindergarten has been postponed.
On September 19, we had planned a Faith @ Home event for the Kindergarten students. However, in light of the new restrictions announced on September 15, we are postponing this event for the time-being in order to organize an event that works with the current restrictions. This also gives parents the opportunity to hear from Nik Ripken, who will be speaking in the service, as there will be a Kindergarten class happening this Sunday as usual.
What is Faith @ Home? During all 3 services, kids and their parents are invited to join us as we learn more about K-6 together! More information can be found at crossroadschurch.ca/faithathome.
Moms and Moms-to-be:
Come to the Cuddler's /Cruiser's Room (Room 104) on September 27th from 6:30pm - 8pm for a chance to meet with other expecting mothers and new moms (moms that have had a child within the last year). We will treat you to an ice cream and great conversation!
Register online at crossroadschurch.ca/register
Last week was our Connect into Community event, and it was a huge success! If you missed it, it's not too late to "find your fit" in a group at CrossRoads. Look for the groups display in the Foyer to see some of the groups available, or explore the options that may interest you on the Groups page.Categories: Community Life
We are excited to welcome kids into their new grades as well as reopening our Cruisers and Cuddlers Nursery rooms.
- Cruisers and Cuddlers room is now open for ages 6 - 23 months
- Pre-K has classes for 2-year-olds, 3, and 4-year-olds
- K-4 are excited to welcome our new kinder families, and
- 56ers (for Grades 5 & 6) are taking in our Grade 4's from last year upstairs.
Summer has been so great to connect with others. It's also made us look at connection differently! As we enter this next season, we want to keep connection a priority. Please prayerfully consider hosting or facilitating a group this fall in your home or community.
Connect with our Community Life team at email@example.com with any questions and to get your group started for the fall!
Find help and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences; don’t go through separation or divorce alone.
DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. You may feel a little nervous about joining us for your first time but you will soon discover there are people who understand the hurt and emotions around these painful experiences. You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will aid in recovering from your separation or divorce and have the chance to talk about your experiences in a group setting. You’ll become part of a family as you learn ways to restore hope and rebuild your life.
The leadership team for DivorceCare consists of people who understand and have a real concern for individuals who are experiencing separation and divorce. Many DivorceCare leaders have been through divorce themselves and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur after the breakup of a marriage.
CrossRoads DivorceCare sessions run Mondays at 7pm in Room 202.
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. Please register through the Groups Catalogue.
If you find yourself with lots of questions in this season like “Is there More to Life than This?” or “How does God guide us?”, we are excited to offer the Alpha Course.
Alpha is a safe place to have the bigger, honest conversations in life regarding faith & Jesus. Alpha runs Tuesdays at 6pm in the Chapel.
For more information go to CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Alpha.
Many of you know that on Saturday, August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, leaving, what we know now, to be more than 2,200 people dead and thousands more injured.
In response to their increased need during this time, CrossRoads Church has provided Haiti Arise with a gift of $10,000 out of our budget for use in their ongoing earthquake relief efforts.
Our partners, Marc & Lisa Honorat with Haiti Arise have asked us to pray in the following ways:
1. Collaboration with other organizations to get immediate supplies on the ground.
2. Support & finances for home rebuilding projects to be able to take off.
3. Protection for those with no homes right now from the rains & hurricane.
4. Opportunities to share the gospel & plant churches out of this.
5. Soften people's heart to give & help.
6. That this would bring a humility to the Haitian government & new leadership that cares for the good of the people.
Here is an update from Marc Honorat, our supported missionary with Haiti Arise.Categories: Missions
Is God calling you to help make Sundays more impactful for our kids? Our Kid's Ministry is seeking those who will "Say YES!". Helpers are needed in a variety of areas from Early Childhood through to Grade 6 for this upcoming year. Whether on Sundays or during the week, there are lots of opportunities to be involved.
For serve opportunities, check out the "Say YES" display in the Foyer, or sign up at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/servekids.
Stay connected to the stories and day-to-day happenings at CrossRoads in these simple ways:
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.
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.Categories: Finance
You might notice that at our public events, including Sunday worship services, a photographer may be present and capturing moments to share for invitational and promotional purposes of CrossRoads Church. If you prefer to not be photographed, please approach the photographer directly during the event.
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