May 28th, 2017
Gift of God
If you take a look online, there are all sorts of links for ‘gifts’.
Online gifts, gifts for Christmas, best unusual gift ideas, exquisite gift ideas, Booktopia gift guide, gift cards, gifts for him and gifts for her, alternative gifts, irresistible gifts, charity gifts, etc., etc.
It actually takes a lot more searching to finally discover the gifts from God that so many of us, as Christians, are more familiar with. It seems as though the world knows little about these gifts. However, I want to suggest to you today that not only has God given us gifts and talents, but we too are actually a gift of God to the world.
Let’s live like the gift of God we are.
God Bless, Brett
June 4th – Welcome Team Meeting from 12.15pm
June 9th – Youth Social for Years 6-12
June 14th – Women’s Prayer & Worship from 7pm
June 17th – Men’s Fire and Food Day from 10am
June 25th – Church Fellowship Luncheon following the service
Love in Action – Wallan Working Bee
Love in Action in Wallan is helping a single mum by repainting and restoring her house.There will be a working bee on Saturday 3rd June from 8.30am. We need people who can help with painting, general maintenance and if possible a glazier. Please contact the office if you can help.
Alpha @ Crossway North
On Sunday July 23rd we will launch the Alpha program. Alpha is designed for people who have questions about faith and Christianity. We will be partnering with the Salvos and other churches. The course goes for 12 weeks at the Salvos building in Craigieburn. Get involved by inviting your family and friends who are interested in learning about Christianity or by joining a serving team who will help prepare and serve meals, serve on a children’s program or lead discussion groups. If you have any questions please contact the office.
As our church grows larger it’s important that we have some fun days to get to know each other better. A great way to do that is a by enjoying some lunch and fun together. Our Tuesday night Connect Group is hosting a soup day on Sunday June 25th following the second service which will run till around 3:00 pm. If you are able to bring a slow cooker full of your favourite soup or other food, please contact the office.
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.
We have a new Ladies’ Connect Group that is meeting on Tuesday mornings from 10am till 11.30am at the church building. Childcare may be available if it is needed. A new family group on Sundays has also started. If you have any questions please email Rob Tanner. This is going to be a great year!
Men’s Fire and Food Day
Our next men’s event will be on Saturday, June 17th from 10am till 2pm at the Tipping’s farm. There will be a bonfire, as well as fresh game such as duck and rabbit. Please contact the office for more details.
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
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