April 23rd, 2017
Seize the Day
Today we have the privilege of hearing from Scott Pilgrim, the new Executive Pastor from Crossway Eastern Suburbs. This is what Scott’s Twitter Page says about him: “Married to Megan with a scattered ‘Brady Bunch’ family across two states. Now living in Melbourne (from NSW) and privileged to serve on the Crossway Baptist Church team.”
Scott’s theme today is “Seize the Day”, from a Podcast message I heard him preach a couple of weeks ago. I was so moved by the message and how relevant it was for us, as a community at Crossway North, that I asked Scott if he would be able to come over and share it with you all too!!
God is doing incredibly amazing things here at North and there are open doors that have been shut tight in the past. Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” I think the challenge for us all is to embrace what God is doing here at North and to seize what He is calling us to do, individually & corporately, with His passion!!
April 23rd (Sunday) – Kids & Youth Programs return
- Annual General Meeting at 12.30pm
April 24th – Phil Stott’s Bible Reading Group from 7.30pm
April 28th – Friday Youth program from 7pm
April 29th – Discover Crossway North from 10am
April 30th – Family Service from 10.30am
May 13th – Men’s Breakfast from 9am
Please note that the 2017 Annual General Meeting for Crossway North will be held this Sunday April 23rd at 12.30pm. The 2016 Auditor’s Report will be presented. There is one vacancy to fill on the Church Board that Members will be voting on. All are welcome but only Crossway North members can vote. It will be BYO lunch with tea and coffee provided. There are audited copies of reports available from the Info table this week. Please contact the office for more details.
Discover Crossway North
Discover Crossway North is a fantastic program for newcomers who want to know more about who we are and what we believe. Come along on Saturday, April 29th from 10am till 11.30am to find more about us, meet some new people and have a great time! Contact the office if you would like to attend, or want to know more about Discover Crossway North.
Join Team North in 2017!
We are seeking volunteers to be involved in our youth and children’s ministries on a weekly or rostered basis during the school terms. Due to the new ‘Child Safe Standards’ we urgently require more adult help in our Children’s and Youth areas to be able to offer these valuable ministries in 2017. All leaders/helpers will require a free Volunteer ‘Working With Children Check’. We are asking you to commit this to prayer, to ask God about your own possible involvement and that He will provide all the leadership we need to grow these ministries in 2017.
Our Connect Groups have resumed. All groups still have vacancies so please pray about getting involved in a daytime or evening group, or even taking the plunge to lead a new group! A new family group will be starting in May. If you have any questions please email Rob Tanner. This is going to be a great year!
Men’s Ministry Breakfast
Our next men’s event will be on Saturday, May 13th. We will have breakfast at “Woodlands Historic Park” off Somerton Rd from 9 till 10.30am. Bring your own prepared brekkie or food to BBQ! Children are more than welcome. Please contact the office for more details.
Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am 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
Have you “Liked” the Crossway North Facebook page? It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Click here or 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