Dear Crossbridge! I don't know about you, but I'm still so overwhelmed by all that we celebrated this past Sunday! God has blown me away by the work that He has done in our church! I could recap for you what happened and what we announced, but I would rather you experience it again, or if you for some reason missed this past Sunday ( what in the world?!?!?!) go HERE and watch the sermon. Or, just fast forward to the end to see the BOLD celebration!
It was so sweet to see so many of us wiping tears from our eyes and expressing awe in our God, "who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think." ( Eph. 3:20). I don't know of a church that is seeing some of the things that God is gracing us with right now. Let's continue to give glory and praise to God for all He has done and is doing! This is truly an act of grace we are experiencing.
We are a little over a week from EASTER and I want to encourage you to continue to invite people to join us. We are praying that we will all be BOLD in our praying and inviting this Easter season! We have added chairs to the auditorium and have a plan for overflow, so know that we are getting ready! There will be bounce houses, cotton candy, and popcorn for family and kids to enjoy after each service! We have a ton of invite cards for you to use so grab some this Sunday!
Speaking of this Sunday, I am excited to share a special message with you on the doctrine of the Lord's Supper. We partake of this very regularly at Crossbridge, so it's important we understand what the scripture teaches about this weighty yet joyful act of worship. I look forward to diving into the scriptures with you, believing He has great food for us there.
For His Glory and Our Joy
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
EASTER SUNDAY - April 5th (10 DAYS AND COUNTING)! Celebrate the greatest day in history and partner with us to make this Easter the most Christ-exalting Easter ever!
- Serve One, Worship One - email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
- Invite friends, neighbors, family and enemies to join us!
- Bounce Houses, Cotton Candy, Popcorn after each service!
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - April 3rd - 7PM Join us as we reflect on the death of Jesus Christ on the cross for the sins of the world through prayer and message. Childcare for ages 5 and under, by reservation only. Go HERE to reserve childcare and you will receive a confirmation. Elementary students invited into the service.
THIS SUNDAY PETTING ZOO for KIDS - This Sunday, March 29 In celebration of Palm Sunday, during each service Crossbridge Kids will get to experience Palm Sunday with a visit from a real donkey (and other animals too)1 What a great day to invite a friend to see the animals, and learn in a fun way about our incredible Lord and Savior Jesus!
DATE NIGHT WITH MICHAEL SMALLEY - Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 PM Cost - $25 per couple until April 26 and then $30 at the door! Join us for the most awesome experience you can get as a couple! Seriously, one of the most valuable things you can do for your relationship is get out of the house and simply have a good time together. This is what Date Night is! A great evening of comedy, encouragement, and food. Michael is the CEO of Smalley Institute who is a weird combo of being a comedian with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology form Wheaton College! There is no childcare at the event but we will reimburse for childcare. Register for DATE NIGHT HERE.
AUTHENTIC MANHOOD: "A Man and His Traps" - $15.00 Monday nights 7:00 PM beginning, April 13 A 6 week study that will help men understand what lies behind the manhood traps and beneath the heart idols that can distract them from the truth and the power of the Gospel. Then it unfolds a biblical battle plan that helps men replace specific temptations and struggles men can relate to with God's better promises. Register HERE!
LADIES BIBLE STUDIES - BEGINNING APRIL 1 - MAY 20 9:30AM-11:30AM Take some time to connect with other women, study God's Word and encourage one another. We hope you will join us. More information about each study, registration and childcare reservations are available HERE. Choose one of these faith building studies:
- Give them Grace - a revolutionary perspective on parenting that shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the dazzling love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience.
- Confessions of a Prayer Slacker - learn to grow in your personal prayer journey in a grace-filled way.
COMMUNITY GROUP - Life is Better Connected Community Groups are the primary place where you are known and cared for at Crossbridge. They gather in homes and apartments throughout the area on different nights of the week. We see our groups as a place where people can grow in their relationship with Jesus, share life together, and impact the community in which they live. Get more information HERE!
CROSSBRIDGE STUDENTS (6TH-12TH GRADES) - Student Life Camp June 28-July 2 - Cost $350 Student Life camp is a time to get away from everything and spend a week with friends, have fun, and be saturated in the Gospel. This is going to be a week that your student(s) will not want to miss! A non-refundable deposit of $60 is due by April 12. Find out more and register HERE!
CROSSBRIDGE KIDS CAMP (3RD-5TH GRADES) - July 11-15 - Cost $225 A truly life-changing time filled with friends, action packed days and faith filled adventures and discussion, your child won't want to miss Kids Camp! They will be begging to go back each year! A $30 non-refundable deposit is due by May 31, 2015. Get more information and register HERE!
PRAY FIRST - APRIL 2015 - PRAYER POINTS Get your copy of the "Pray First" Prayer Points for March 2015 HERE.