September 24th, 2017
Over the past couple of weeks we have had two people associated with Crossway North give their life to Jesus. This is, by far, the most significant decision anyone can make in life; to trust in the Lord for life eternal. The Scriptures affirm:
‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast’ (Ephesians 2:8-9)
‘If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved’ (Romans 10:9).
Recently, we have also witnessed four of our youth being baptized and many youth gathering together at their School to pray. The Scriptures also affirm:
‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up‘ (Galatians 6:9).
Let’s keep praying – God is at work amongst us.
All the best,
September 24th - Alpha from 5.30pm @ Salvos3064
October 8th – Discover Crossway from 12.15pm
October 15th – Connect Group Leader’s Meeting from 12.15pm
- Youth Discipleship @ 11am
October 28th – North Games Night
October 29th - Operation Christmas Child boxes due
November 17th - Jaffna Fundraiser @ 7pm in Clayton
November 18th - Cambodia Fundraiser @ North
December 2nd – Gingerbread House Making
North Missions Fundraisers
There are two upcoming fundraising events to support our mission endeavours in Jaffna and Cambodia. Please show your support for these events as you are able. On November 17th from 7pm there will be a Black Tie Night in Clayton featuring the band ‘INTO GROOVE’ to raise funds for Angel International School’s Building project. See the Facebook page here.
In the evening of the 18th of November, there will be a Trivia Night to raise funds and awareness for Paul and Lydia’s journey to the mission field of Cambodia through Global Interaction. Please contact the office for more details.
Discover Crossway North
New to church? If you haven’t already, come along to Discover Crossway North on Sunday, October 8th from 12.15pm at the church building. This lunch will help you learn more about North’s history, values, goals, ministries, and missions. Lunch will be provided. Please contact the office for more details.
Connect Group Leaders’ Meeting
There will be an important meeting for Connect Group leaders and potential leaders on Sunday, October 15th from 12.5pm. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please contact the office to RSVP to Pastor Rob if you are interested in attending.
Crossway North Games Night
Enjoy a night of fun and games with a Board & Card game night at the church building from 5 till 9pm on Saturday, October 28th. BYO snacks and/or dinner. Everyone welcome! If you would like to bring a game to play, or are interesting in playing a long-form game, please contact the office.
Operation Christmas Child 2017
It’s that time of the year again! Prepare a gift box for a child with Operation Christmas Child. Please contact the office for more details on how to get a box and an instruction brochure. The boxes are due back on Sunday, the 29th of October.
Gingerbread House Making
It’s just over three months till Christmas and we are planning to hold our popular Gingerbread House Making event on Saturday, December 2nd. We want to gather a team of leaders and helpers to run this event smoothly and cheerfully. If you can lend a hand, please contact the office ASAP.
Why not consider joining the team? Please see Michelle if you are able to help out on one of our many teams. Urgent needs are: musicians (audition required), welcome team, hospitality, sound and media, and kid’s ministries. No experience necessary! Full training provided! Please contact the office for more details.
If you have would like to get involved with a Connect Group in Term 3, please email Rob Tanner for more information.
Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am on Mondays for some great coffee and some wonderful fellowship time together. Please contact the office for more details.
Food Allergy Aware Church
We have children in our church with severe nut allergies. We kindly ask that you to be mindful of this by refraining from bringing any food containing nuts into this church. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Crossway North Facebook Page
We have changed our Facebook page to North Church. Check it out here. It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Contact the office for more details. The page continues to grow, with each post reaching over 100 people.
Giggles Playgroups for pre-schoolers is run on Thursdays during the school term from 10am till 11.30am at the church building. If you are interested in coming along or helping out, please contact the office.
Little Rockets is our program for preschoolers. Our program continues this week with lots of fun activities, songs, and another fantastic Bible story in the Creche. Contact the office for more details!
Kidspace is our program for school age children from Preps to Year 7s during the school term. During the service, the kids meet for a time of fun and teaching. Contact the office for more details!
IGNITE Youth is our program for Years 7 to 12s running on a fortnightly basis on a rotating program. Week 1 is a discipleship group meeting run on a Sunday from 11am at the church building; Week 2 is a fun social time run on a Friday from 7.30pm at the church building. See Advance Notice Dates above for this week’s program. Contact the office for details.
YADs is a group for those between 18 and 25. Contact the office or see the Facebook page for more details!
Pokits – Autism Parent Support Group Parents of Kids in the Spectrum is a group to provide mutual support for parents of kids in the Autism Spectrum in Craigieburn. Meeting the first Monday of every month at the church building (7/334 Hume Highway, Craigieburn). For more information email Susie Ball.
Women’s Ministry – The Crossway North Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details! .
Men’s Ministry – The Crossway North Men’s Ministry meets regularly for breakfasts, teaching, and social events. Contact Pastor Brett or the church office for more details! .
Discover Membership – We run Discover Membership quarterly each year for those who would like to know more about membership at Crossway North. If you are interested in Membership, please email Brett for more information.
We would love to see as many of our church family as possible choosing one or more prayer meetings to regularly attend. For more details on any of the prayer groups mentioned below, please contact the office. If you want to start your own prayer group, please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.
Monday Mornings 9am -
Focus: Staff and Leadership
Monday Evenings 7.30pm -
Praying for our church and our community.
Tuesday Mornings from 6am till 7am -
Praying for the Men in our community.
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7 till 9pm -
Focus: Women’s Worship & Prayer.
We see God leading a caring community, thriving through discipleship; locally engaged, regionally focused, globally aware and constantly giving birth to new mission.
A Caring Community
Please do not feel alone in any life problems that you may be experiencing. We have a team who would love to pray with you, no matter what challenge you are facing.
You can either write your prayer request on a communication card from the Info Desk or meet with a prayer team member who will be waiting at the front after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.
Inclusions for our Bulletin
If you have any announcements that you would like to be included in our weekly bulletin, either in print or online, please email us and let us know! Submissions are accepted up to each Tuesday night for the next Sunday’s bulletin.
For more information on Crossway North Church in Craigieburn, check out: www.crosswaynorth.org.au