E-MAIL UPDATE OCTOBER 18, 2018

  Afterlife  – New Message Series This Sunday  What happens when we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? Does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Bring a friend and join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions from the Bible in our new message series “Afterlife”.

Afterlife – New Message Series This Sunday

What happens when we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? Does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Bring a friend and join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions from the Bible in our new message series “Afterlife”.

  BAPTISM | NOVEMBER 4   We are going to celebrate Baptism in just a few weeks!  There’s a difference between being baptized into a religion and being baptized into Christ. If you’ve never experienced meaningful baptism before, we would love to share in that moment with you! If you’re interested in getting baptized or learning more about baptism at Crossbridge, click  HERE .

BAPTISM | NOVEMBER 4

We are going to celebrate Baptism in just a few weeks!  There’s a difference between being baptized into a religion and being baptized into Christ. If you’ve never experienced meaningful baptism before, we would love to share in that moment with you! If you’re interested in getting baptized or learning more about baptism at Crossbridge, click HERE.

  FOOD DRIVE | OCT 28 - NOV 11   Make a difference this Thanksgiving in the lives of families in our community through our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We are working with our local ministry partner, My Brother’s Keeper, to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. We will be collecting items October 28th, November 4th and November 11th. Click  H  ERE  for a full list of items needed.

FOOD DRIVE | OCT 28 - NOV 11

Make a difference this Thanksgiving in the lives of families in our community through our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We are working with our local ministry partner, My Brother’s Keeper, to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. We will be collecting items October 28th, November 4th and November 11th. Click HERE for a full list of items needed.

  INTRO TO CROSSBRIDGE | NOVEMBER 4   If you are new or newer to Crossbridge, we invite you to Intro to Crossbridge which is Step 1 of our Next Steps process. This is a great step to connect to what God is doing at Crossbridge, what He wants to do in your life and how those two things fit together.    This class takes place in the Fifty6 room following the 11:30 service and is taught by our Lead Pastor. Lunch and childcare are provided. Click  HERE  for more information and to register.

INTRO TO CROSSBRIDGE | NOVEMBER 4

If you are new or newer to Crossbridge, we invite you to Intro to Crossbridge which is Step 1 of our Next Steps process. This is a great step to connect to what God is doing at Crossbridge, what He wants to do in your life and how those two things fit together. 
 
This class takes place in the Fifty6 room following the 11:30 service and is taught by our Lead Pastor. Lunch and childcare are provided. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Prep for Sunday

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Song Preparation: I encourage you listen to these songs each week so that you are familiar with them by the time we sing on Sunday. I always find that becoming more familiar with the lyrics to a song gives me more freedom to be led by the Holy Spirit as I worship. I would encourage you to go to itunes or any other music download site and purchase these songs for your music library. That way you can spend more time listening to them and learning the lyrics!

Here is some scripture that goes well with the songs we will sing this Sunday. 

  1. Grace Like a Wave - John 4:13-15; John 7:37-38; Romans 5: 12-21

  2. Scandal of Grace - Romans 5:1-11

  3. Tremble - Psalm 97; 1 John 4:18

  4. Death was Arrested - Isaiah 25:8; Ephesians 2:1-8; 2 Timothy 1:10 

Listen to the songs for Sunday here.

E-MAIL UPDATE OCTOBER 11, 2018

NOTE FROM CHUCK


Crossbridge Family,

This Sunday we wrap up our message series “You Asked For It!” and seek to answer the question, “How can I make better decisions?”  I'm really excited about teaching this message and am praying it’s helpful to you and the friends you invite. We will also be celebrating communion this Sunday in our services, and we have Step 2 of our Next Steps Experience happening during the 11:30 service.  

So, as you can see this Sunday is going to be awesome!  Let’s pray and ask God to draw us closer to Himself and do a great work in our gathering. 

It’s a joy to be your pastor!

Chuck

  STEP 2 | OCTOBER 14   If you’ve never discovered how God has wired you and gifted you to make a difference in people’s lives for Him, we invite you to Step 2 of Next Steps. Step 2 happens during our 11:30 service in room 5 of the Preschool Hall. Click  HERE  for details and to sign-up.

STEP 2 | OCTOBER 14

If you’ve never discovered how God has wired you and gifted you to make a difference in people’s lives for Him, we invite you to Step 2 of Next Steps. Step 2 happens during our 11:30 service in room 5 of the Preschool Hall. Click HERE for details and to sign-up.

  BAPTISM | NOVEMBER 4   We are going to celebrate Baptism in just a few weeks! There’s a difference between being baptized into a religion and being baptized into Christ. If you’ve never experienced meaningful baptism before, we would love to share in that moment with you! If you’re interested in getting baptized or learning more about baptism at Crossbridge, click  HERE .

BAPTISM | NOVEMBER 4

We are going to celebrate Baptism in just a few weeks! There’s a difference between being baptized into a religion and being baptized into Christ. If you’ve never experienced meaningful baptism before, we would love to share in that moment with you! If you’re interested in getting baptized or learning more about baptism at Crossbridge, click HERE.

   Afterlife  – New Message Series Begins October 21st!   What happens when we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? Does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Bring a friend and join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions from the Bible in our new message series “Afterlife”.

Afterlife – New Message Series Begins October 21st!

What happens when we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? Does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Bring a friend and join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions from the Bible in our new message series “Afterlife”.

  FOOD DRIVE | OCT 28 - NOV 11   Make a difference this Thanksgiving in the lives of families through our Thanksgiving Food Drive. We are working with our local ministry partner, My Brother’s Keeper, to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. We will be collecting items October 28th, November 4th and November 11th. Click  H  ERE  for a full list of items needed.

FOOD DRIVE | OCT 28 - NOV 11

Make a difference this Thanksgiving in the lives of families through our Thanksgiving Food Drive. We are working with our local ministry partner, My Brother’s Keeper, to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner. We will be collecting items October 28th, November 4th and November 11th. Click HERE for a full list of items needed.

Prep for Sunday

Prep.jpg

Song Preparation: I encourage you listen to these songs each week so that you are familiar with them by the time we sing on Sunday. I always find that becoming more familiar with the lyrics to a song gives me more freedom to be led by the Holy Spirit as I worship. I would encourage you to go to itunes or any other music download site and purchase these songs for your music library. That way you can spend more time listening to them and learning the lyrics!

Here is some scripture that goes well with the songs we will sing this Sunday. 

  1. Center My Life - scripture and theology

  2. Tremble - Psalm 97; 1 John 4:18

  3. O Praise the Name - Psalm 135:1-3; Romans 5:6-11

  4. Reckless Love - Matthew 18:10-14; Luke 15:1-10

  5. Goodness - Titus 3:4-6

Listen to the songs for Sunday here.

E-MAIL UPDATE OCTOBER 4, 2018

NOTE FROM CHUCK


Dear Crossbridge Family,

This fall continues to be a strong time of growth for us.  We are seeing a ton of First Time Guests, and many are coming because you have invited them!  Way to go!  God is using you to make a difference in people’s lives.  Rejoice in that today!  We are also seeing people take next steps of faith through baptisms, faith decisions, joining Groups for the first time, and various other responses to the Spirit’s work among us.  Let’s be grateful for what God is doing and continue to expect He will do great things among us.

As I mentioned in last week’s video message and briefly on Sunday, we have fallen behind in our giving.  Our staff and elders are committed to living within our means, so we have drastically cut spending.  Our generous giving not only demonstrates our priority of putting the things of God first in our life, but also is the fuel for the mission of God at Crossbridge.  Let me encourage you, if you call Crossbridge your church, to consider automating your giving.  Kathleen and I did this at the beginning of our Unfinished journey, and it has been a great way to keep our commitment in front of us.  You can go here to set that up today.  For those of you who are regularly giving, thank you so much for your joyful generosity!  God is using it to accomplish great things as mentioned above. 

Please be in prayer for two things.  Pray God will continue to provide so our current ministry and our Harlem Road Building Project won’t be hindered in any way and pray we will continue to be a church community marked by joyful generosity placing our trust in God and committed to the mission and ministry He ordains on this earth.

God is at work at Crossbridge!  This week we will seek to answer the question “What’s the deal with spiritual warfare?” in week 4 of our series “You Asked For It”.  I can’t wait to worship with you all then!

With much love,

Chuck

PS: To help with financial communication we have updated our Unfinished dashboard at the bottom of this update.  If you have any questions about this, please e-mail our Executive PastorJosh Kass.

  INTRO TO CROSSBRIDGE | OCTOBER 7   If you are new or newer to Crossbridge, we invite you to Intro to Crossbridge. This is a great step to connect to what God is doing at Crossbridge, what He wants to do in your life and how those two things fit together.   This class takes place in the Fifty6 room following the 11:30 service and is taught by our Lead Pastor. Lunch and childcare are provided.    SIGN UP HERE

INTRO TO CROSSBRIDGE | OCTOBER 7

If you are new or newer to Crossbridge, we invite you to Intro to Crossbridge. This is a great step to connect to what God is doing at Crossbridge, what He wants to do in your life and how those two things fit together.

This class takes place in the Fifty6 room following the 11:30 service and is taught by our Lead Pastor. Lunch and childcare are provided.

SIGN UP HERE

  STEP TWO | OCTOBER 14    If you’ve never discovered how God has wired you and gifted you to make a difference in people’s lives for Him, we invite you to Step 2 of Next Steps. Details here and how to sign-up    SIGN UP HERE

STEP TWO | OCTOBER 14


If you’ve never discovered how God has wired you and gifted you to make a difference in people’s lives for Him, we invite you to Step 2 of Next Steps. Details here and how to sign-up

SIGN UP HERE

 We all have questions that we are afraid to ask like: When is it socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music? Do these pants make me look fat? How many calories do I burn by clicking the “continue” button on Netflix?  In this message series we will examine the questions you did ask this past Easter. We will look at some questions about life and faith and hear what Jesus has to say about them.   Join us this Sunday as we seek some answers together.  THIS SUNDAY – Week 4 “WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL WARFARE?” Bring a friend with you!

We all have questions that we are afraid to ask like: When is it socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music? Do these pants make me look fat? How many calories do I burn by clicking the “continue” button on Netflix?

In this message series we will examine the questions you did ask this past Easter. We will look at some questions about life and faith and hear what Jesus has to say about them.

Join us this Sunday as we seek some answers together.

THIS SUNDAY – Week 4 “WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL WARFARE?” Bring a friend with you!