Note To Crossbridge!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great week.  As I mentioned last Sunday, a little part of me dies every year when I see the sign “Back to School!”  It’s like my inner ten year old rises up and says, “PLEASE NO!”  Now I have a way of pushing that feeling away in the last few years that has really helped.  What is that you ask? What could be so powerful that it can push back the “back to school blues?”

Fall at Crossbridge!  That’s right, I start thinking about everybody coming back from summer vacay’s (or at least coming back to church after their staycations) and I get excited to see everybody. I think about the new people we will plug into life giving community through GROUPLINK, how we celebrate Crossbridge’s birthday every September, the new people who become part of our church, the new series’ we begin to dive into on Sundays, and much more.  This fall is no exception and in fact, I think by God’s grace, it could be one of the most life-changing falls we have ever had for you and our community.

As you read through the announcements below I want to highlight three things.

  1. GROUPLINK (Sunday August 23rd) – If you are not yet a part of a Community Group, this is your chance to meet CG leaders after each service and find a group that’s right for you. Our Community Groups are designed to be environments that help you grow spiritually and connect relationally with other Crossbridgers. If you want to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, then I highly encourage you to get in a group or get back in a group this fall!
  2. CB3 TEAM NIGHTS (August 14 or August 16) - I love our leaders and volunteers at Crossbridge!  We will spend some time hanging out together, eating great food (can you say Pappas catering), worshiping our even greater God, celebrating His faithfulness to us, and looking ahead to our next BOLD step of faith as a church family. We have two nights to choose from so if you haven’t, please RSVP to charlotte@crossbridge.cc for a great evening! Childcare is provided but space is limited.
  3. THIS Sunday – I really believe that every time the people of God gather to worship Jesus and open the scriptures, the power of heaven can be unleashed in our midst. This Sunday is no exception. While on my study break in June, the Lord put a message on my heart and I am praying the Holy Spirit does something huge in us. The message is entitled “Breathing Fire.” Will you pray that too and come ready for God to move in our midst this Sunday?

It’s gonna be a great fall at Crossbridge. The series we have coming down the pike, I believe, will be life changing.  The opportunities to serve and invite people to Crossbridge will be used by God to change more lives in Fort Bend County.

It is a humbling privilege to be a part of this with you!

Chuck

PS – We are collecting items through a Back to School Drive for Pink Elementary in Richmond (a school we serve through Friends of North Richmond). Be sure to read all about it below and let’s make a difference in this small but significant way.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

CB3 TEAM NIGHT - Friday, August 14 or Sunday, August 16 We want every leader and volunteer at Crossbridge to attend one of the TEAM NIGHTS! We will celebrate what God is already doing at Crossbridge in 2015 and then look ahead at our next BOLD step of faith as a church. Yummy food, great music and some fun surprises will make for a great evening. Childcare is provided with a reservation (space is limited). You can make a reservation and reserve childcare charlotte@crossbridge.cc. If you are interested in serving at Crossbridge this is a great time to jump in on what God is doing here.

NEW SERMON SERIES - "Game Changer" - Begins Sunday, August 16 Webster defines "game changer" as a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. Invite a friend and join us for this awesome new series where we will look at factors that can change our relationship with Jesus and our life in a significant way!

BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE - For Pink Elementary - Bring Your Items to the Church Lobby by Sunday, August 23! We are collecting items to assist the teachers at Pink Elementary (a school we serve through Friends of North Richmond) with a Back to School Drive. Here is a list of items they need: Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Quart & Gallon Size Ziplocs and 1,300 Earbuds. We will collect items in our lobby until Sunday, August 23.

CROSSBRIDGE KIDS (toddlers - 5th grade) - COOL IT SUNDAY - August 23! The Ice Barn snowcone truck will be here during each service with icy treats for all kids, toddlers through 5th grade! Don't let your kids miss it!!

GROUP LINK - Sunday, August 23 - After Both Services We desire to grow together this fall and the best way to do that is in a Community Group. Meet Group Leaders after each service and get connected.

BAPTISM SUNDAY - August 30 Take your next step in following Jesus by going public with your faith through baptism! Email info@crossbridge.cc to receive a baptism packet with more information about this important step.

PRAY FIRST - AUGUST 2015 - PRAYER POINTS Get your copy of the "Pray First" Prayer Points for August 2015 HERE.

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BOLD Dashboard (3-1-15 to date)

# of First-Time Givers to date

# of Total Givers to date

BOLD Generosity to Date

Total BOLD Generosity Goal March 2015 – March 2017

77

275

1,760,784

$5,554,769

Thank you for your generosity to Crossbridge as we honor God by making growing followers of Jesus Christ! Share your BOLD story HERE!