December 25th, 2016 - January 15th, 2017
Happy Christmas and a Blessed New Year
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment to Crossway North this past year & for all of the love and care you have shown to all of us too.
Thank you also to everyone who has given their time to serve Crossway North in small & larger ways this past year. To the North Board and key ministry leaders, we appreciate your service and all of the hours of time you have given. You are such a blessing to us!
Over this Christmas time and as we move into 2017, we pray that “as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, we will clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, goodness and patience. That we will bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances we have against one another. That we will forgive as the Lord has forgiven us. And that over all these virtues we will put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:12-14)
God bless you all,
Brett , Michelle, Rob, Sue and families
Join Team North in 2017!
We are looking forward to a great year of ministry, starting with our compulsory “Leader’s Orientation” on Friday February 10th (7.30pm – 9pm) or Saturday February 11th (10am – 11.30am) and our ‘Launch’ Sunday on February 12th.
We are planning some new things with our children and youth in 2017 and are therefore seeking volunteers to be involved 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 ‘Working With Children Check’ and to attend the Orientation in February.
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.
“Jesus told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)
New Years’ Day Picnic Service
Come along to a relaxed New Years’ Day Picnic Service from 12 noon on Sunday, January 1st 2017. Bring a picnic lunch as well as your blanket and chairs, hat and sunscreen! Keep an eye out on the weather, as if it is too hot or rainy we will relocate to the church building. Please contact the office for a confirmation on the location.
Advance Notice: Holiday 2016-2017 Service Times
Please note that over the holiday 2016-2017, the service times will change as follows:
Sunday, January 1st: 12pm Casual Picnic Service at Creekwood Park on the corner of Willow Way. Sunday, January 8th and 15th: 10.30am Morning Service only Sunday, January 22nd: Return to regular 9am and 10.30am morning services.
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..
Cuppa Club is on break until February! Keep your eyes peeled for the start date in the new year. You can still make time to have a cuppa and a catch up in January if you want some time to relax and catch up before Cuppa Club officially starts again. Just ask!
Crossway North Outreach Groups
Please check with your leaders about the holiday details of our outreach groups and prayer meetings. You can contact the office if you need more information.
Giggles Playgroups A group of leaders and young families are meet on Thursday mornings at the Church building. If If you are interested in coming along, please contact the office.
IGNITE Youth – Ignite meets on Friday nights during the School term from 7 till 9.30pm at the new building (7/334 Hume Hwy, Craigieburn). Contact the office for details on the next get together. Please bring a gold coin donation towards supper! .
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, Seek Him First, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7pm at the church building. Contact the office for more details! .
Men’s Ministry – The Crossway North Men’s Ministry, M.A.T.E.S, 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.
Prayer in 2016/17
There are lots of new and exciting developments in prayer for this year. Make sure you don’t miss out.
Monday Mornings 9am – On break until later January
Men’s Tuesday Prayer Meetings – On break until later January
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7 till 9pm – Focus: Women’s Worship/Prayer.
Walking Prayer Group - Weekday mornings from 6 till 7am. Everyone welcome.
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 above, please contact the office. If you would be willing to begin another prayer group, at another time, then please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.
Little Rockets is our program for preschoolers to Preps. 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 Years 1 to 7 during the school term. During the service, the kids meet for a time of fun and teaching. Contact the office for more details!
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 of the auditorium after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.
Inclusions for our Bulletin We would love to have some family news for our weekly bulletin so if you have anything that you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! Submissions are accepted up to each Tuesday for that Sunday’s bulletin.
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