6 Months to Life Celebration – Next Sunday we will celebrate the blessings of the Lord over the past 6 months through our 6 Months to Life emphasis. If you have not turned in your pictures to the office please do so tomorrow. We will build a bulletin board around the projects and we need your pictures to help us build the board. We will also have a video presentation of some of the projects and we need your pictures for the video. God has done some remarkable things through our small groups, our Crosspath Kitchen, and our church-wide projects. We want to showcase the work for two reasons, one primary and the other secondary. We want to depict in story and picture the effort by our wonderful church family to impact our community, and we want to give God the glory for the great things He has done.
Transition of 6 Months to Life – Our Elders have adopted the phrase “Life Projects” as our transitional phrase for the next phase of our efforts to minister to our community. Everything we do as a church that is a ministry to our community is going to come under Life Projects. We are working in partnership with the Holy Spirit as the Body of Christ to take life to our community. In some ways we hope to bring a better life to our community physically, but most importantly we hope to bring eternal life, the gospel, to our community through our Life Projects. There are special Life Projects we are involved in like our Snack Pack Ministry, our ESL Ministry, and our Hospital Intensive Care snack program. But we will also add a scheduled approach to our Life Projects emphasizing the fact that “the church has left the building.” We have discovered that we can stay in the building and the community may never know us personally, never know that we care, but if we “leave the building” we meet our community and demonstrate our love in real ways. The schedule for Life Projects on Sunday evenings will be as follows: (1) First Sunday will be small group projects (2) Second Sunday will be youth/children projects and block parties (3) Third Sunday is Crosspath Community Projects (feeding hungry, church-wide projects that impact our community as a whole) (4) The fourth Sunday evening will be worship night at Crosspath (5) Fifth Sunday evening we will be off for the evening. This is an exciting transition for our church that God will continually bless.
New Faces and Friends are Wonderful – In the past 6 Months God has brought a number of new faces and new friends to Crosspath. It is exciting to see new faces and make new friends. We are continuing to pray that God will lead new people to His church at Crosspath to help us accomplish His vision for our church. God is answering our prayer. We have new faces in our choir, new faces in our worship services and small groups, new faces in our preschool program, children’s program and student ministry. Remember to invite others to be our guests, be your guests at Crosspath. And by all means don’t let someone pass by without greeting them.
Cupcake Wars – Thanks to all that participated in the Cup Cake Wars. It was a spectacular success. Everyone that stayed for lunch and the wars enjoyed a delicious meal and a fun event. Every cupcake entry was well done and helped make the day a very unique and wonderful day.
Parking Lot Concerns – Steps are being taken by our Physical Resources Team to remedy some parking lot concerns. Both parking lots need sealing and striping. It will be addressed soon.