E-MAIL UPDATE MARCH 29, 2019

BUILDING UPDATE

Crossbridge Family,
 
I wanted to give you an update on the status of the Harlem road building project.
 
We are all anticipating the day that we can break ground and begin construction but there are many things that must occur on the land before we can schedule that day and most of those things are the responsibility of the development company.  Though they are behind schedule, they have been making good progress.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

The Development Company is 4-5 months behind due to rain.Until they build the road and level our property, we cannot begin construction.They anticipate this to be done by April/May.

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  1. Environmental – The environmental studies have been completed and we have a green light to move forward.

  2. Sewage – The waste water treatment plant that will service our property has been completed, but the infrastructure capacity is being expanded.  They are working to expand capacity over the next 30-45 days.

  3. Streets – Some roads have been constructed but this is not yet finalized, and a temporary construction road still needs to be erected.

  4. Leveling – The developer will need to add dirt to the property so that our surveyor can confirm that we are above the floodplain.  This process will be a back and forth until the surveyor and engineer confirm that we’ve reached the necessary elevation.

  5. Electric – The main lines have been laid, but there is still a need to make connections available to our property.

  6. Gas & Telecom – Gas and Telecom will be one of the final steps in the process and we currently don’t have estimations for.

Rain and some other factors have caused delays and, as such, the developer is currently 4-5 months behind schedule.  As of our last meeting, the development company expects to finalize most of these steps by the end of April or the beginning of May.  However, this is a process that can take some time and will of course be dependent on weather.  If we continue on the development company’s current plan, this could put us on track to begin construction sometime this summer. 
 
As for our part, we have an offer from the bank that we are reviewing and are working to finalize our selection of a construction company.  We have connected the Project Manager with the Architect to finalize the parameters of the project and scope out the duration and costs and begin permitting.
 
Join me in praying for good weather, productive work and significant progress as we seek to make headway in the areas below:
 

  • Finalizing the loan with the bank

  • Finalizing the construction plans

  • Progress by the development company


I’ll send out updates on a regular basis but I’m always available to answer any questions as best I can.

Diego Armendariz
Interim Executive Pastor

STUDENTS SPRING PICNIC | MARCH 31   If you are 7th-12th grader or are a parent of one, please come out and join us for a picnic in Sugar Mill Park, this Sunday, March 31st @ 1PM. Food, fun and games for all. Immediately following the 11:30AM service join us at Sugar Mill Park in Sugar Land. We are asking for the Guys to bring drinks and Ladies to bring chips. Burgers and Hot dogs will be provided and families are welcome.

STUDENTS SPRING PICNIC | MARCH 31

If you are 7th-12th grader or are a parent of one, please come out and join us for a picnic in Sugar Mill Park, this Sunday, March 31st @ 1PM. Food, fun and games for all. Immediately following the 11:30AM service join us at Sugar Mill Park in Sugar Land. We are asking for the Guys to bring drinks and Ladies to bring chips. Burgers and Hot dogs will be provided and families are welcome.

UNFINISHED ANNIVERSARY GIVE | APRIL 7   For those of you who made new commitments, this is your starting line! This is an opportunity for you to bring your first and your best to God! For those of you who have committed to finish strong, this is an opportunity to catch up and stay faithful in your commitment! And for those who have increased your commitment, this might be a time of accelerating your giving. We are praying to have the largest offering at Crossbridge as we continue to make progress on our new facility plans for Harlem Rd. We look forward to seeing all God will do!   If you haven’t had a chance to fill out your Commitment Card yet, you can do it digitally  here . #crossbridgeunfinished

UNFINISHED ANNIVERSARY GIVE | APRIL 7

For those of you who made new commitments, this is your starting line! This is an opportunity for you to bring your first and your best to God! For those of you who have committed to finish strong, this is an opportunity to catch up and stay faithful in your commitment! And for those who have increased your commitment, this might be a time of accelerating your giving. We are praying to have the largest offering at Crossbridge as we continue to make progress on our new facility plans for Harlem Rd. We look forward to seeing all God will do!

If you haven’t had a chance to fill out your Commitment Card yet, you can do it digitally here. #crossbridgeunfinished

CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE | APRIL 1   The registration deadline for both Kids’ Camp (3rd-6th grade) and Student Camp (7th-12th grade) is  April 1st . Please go to  crossbridge.cc/kidscamp  for 3rd-6th graders or  crossbridge.cc/studentcamp  7th-12th graders to pay a $60 deposit to reserve your child’s spot.

CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE | APRIL 1

The registration deadline for both Kids’ Camp (3rd-6th grade) and Student Camp (7th-12th grade) is April 1st. Please go to crossbridge.cc/kidscamp for 3rd-6th graders or crossbridge.cc/studentcamp 7th-12th graders to pay a $60 deposit to reserve your child’s spot.

INTRO TO CROSSBRIDGE | APRIL 7   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 | APRIL 7

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.

WE BELIEVE | APRIL 7   Has your 1st-6th grade child recently accepted Jesus as their Savior and interested in baptism? Or do they have questions about salvation and baptism? Please join us for a Parent+Child Class on  April 7th at 1pm  in Preschool Room 5. Click  HERE  to register.

WE BELIEVE | APRIL 7

Has your 1st-6th grade child recently accepted Jesus as their Savior and interested in baptism? Or do they have questions about salvation and baptism? Please join us for a Parent+Child Class on April 7th at 1pm in Preschool Room 5. Click HERE to register.

CALLED - WOMEN'S RETREAT | MAY 4   Mark your calendars for CALLED - A Day Retreat for Women. Join us on May 4th, 9am-4pm for a full day of gospel community, great food, speakers and life stage specific breakout sessions. We will also spend the afternoon serving Fort Bend County together. You will not want to miss this unique event designed for YOU! Registration opens April 1st. $45/pp

CALLED - WOMEN'S RETREAT | MAY 4

Mark your calendars for CALLED - A Day Retreat for Women. Join us on May 4th, 9am-4pm for a full day of gospel community, great food, speakers and life stage specific breakout sessions. We will also spend the afternoon serving Fort Bend County together. You will not want to miss this unique event designed for YOU! Registration opens April 1st. $45/pp

EL SALVADOR | JUNE 26 - JULY 2   We are excited to take a team back to El Salvador this summer to serve with both Compassion International and the Shalom Children’s Home. This trip is a great opportunity for people in our church family to meet their sponsored child(ren) in El Salvador, but it is also open to anyone ready to take the next step on their mission journey. We will also serve at Shalom in their Children’s Home, Church, School and Hospital. We will join them in the everyday work they are doing to bring Good News to people in need. Visit  www.crossbridge.cc/elsalvador  for more information.

EL SALVADOR | JUNE 26 - JULY 2

We are excited to take a team back to El Salvador this summer to serve with both Compassion International and the Shalom Children’s Home. This trip is a great opportunity for people in our church family to meet their sponsored child(ren) in El Salvador, but it is also open to anyone ready to take the next step on their mission journey. We will also serve at Shalom in their Children’s Home, Church, School and Hospital. We will join them in the everyday work they are doing to bring Good News to people in need. Visit www.crossbridge.cc/elsalvador for more information.