It's the most wonderful time of the year! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are excited about this season of celebrating Jesus coming into our world. I love the Advent/Christmas season and how I can sit in a yogurt shop with my kids and hear "The First Noel" playing on the speakers. We're eating and chatting and this shop is filled with the sounds of "born is the king of Israel"! Some people are cynical about that kind of stuff, I choose to celebrate it and look for opportunities during this season to point my kids or others to Jesus.
Great stuff is planned for Crossbridge over the next few weeks to give us opportunities to point people to Jesus. Read about them in the update below.
Invite friends and family to join us at one of our two Christmas Eve services.The times are 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. I encourage you to come to the 7:00 PM service because we believe the 5:00 PM service will be full.The Christmas Eve services are my favorite worship services of the year! Register for childcare for children two and younger using this link.
I challenge you to what I'm calling "The Christmas Three Challenge"! I am going to invite three people/families to join us for the Christmas Eve services.What if WE ALL DID THIS! What if everyone that calls Crossbridge their church invited three people to our Christmas Eve services? Imagine what could happen! One simple invitation could change everything for someone! Invite three people. You can do this! God can use us to point people to Him this Christmas season.This is why God sent Jesus-to connect people to Him.
So, invite three people for Christmas eve-"The Christmas Three Challenge!" Let's do this!
Anticipating the wonder of what God can do through YOU!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
CAROLS AND HAYRIDES IN PECAN GROVE - Friday, December 11 I 6:30-9:30PM
See the lights of Pecan Grove, enjoy some yummy treats, and sing your favorite carols as we meet in the Bowie Middle School parking lot adjacent to our NEW PROPERTY! We will have a sign unveiling on the property during the evening! This is a great event to invite friends!
HOLLY JOLLY Sunday - December 13
The most fun Sunday morning of the season is back! We will have Christmas treats in the lobby, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Photo Booth (step-up your game people!), and SNOW SLEDDING in the parking lot!! That's right we said SNOW SLEDDING. Invite every stinkin' person you know to join us for a fun morning at Crossbridge.
TOY DRIVE FOR SECOND MILE - Accepting donations though December 13
We're collecting new unwrapped toys for Second Mile Ministry's Toy Drive! Drop toys and donations in the Second Mile Box in the Lobby through December 13! To learn more about Second Mile go HERE!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - Thursday, December 24 I 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world at one of our Christmas Eve Services. This is a wonderful Crossbridge tradition for the whole family. Childcare for children 2 years and younger is available with a reservation ONLY! Space is limited so reserve your spot by registering HERE!
NO SERVICES DECEMBER 27, 2015
Regular services will resume January 3, 2016 at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30AM.
2015 GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Make a difference in Jesus' name this next year on one of our Short Term Trips. Make plans now to go on a faith adventure to make Jesus known. To learn more details and to sign-up go HERE.
- el Salvador - Compassion - June 18-24 - $2,400
BOLD Dashboard (3-1-15 TO DATE)
95 # of First-Time Givers to date
305 # of Total Givers to date
$2,224,279 BOLD Generosity to Date
$5,554,769 Total BOLD Generosity Goal
March 2015 - March 2017
Thank you for your generosity to Crossbridge as we honor God by making growing followers of Jesus Christ! Share your BOLD story HERE!