October 22nd, 2017
A Testimony Received this week!!
Jesus saved me from a life full of fear and hopelessness.
I used to be afraid to live.
Afraid to make decisions.
Afraid of people.
I was afraid when I woke and full of worry when I went to bed.
Hopeless was my name, I called myself hopeless all the time.
I lived my life thinking ‘I will be happy when…. I go on holiday… I earn lots of money….’
Jesus set me free, He showed me His love for me and taught me how to trust Him. I learnt to let go and trust my life in His hands, and now I say “I hope” not “I’m hopeless.”
God transformed my “can’t” into…. “maybe I can with God”…
I still get anxious, I still worry but that’s now sometimes and not all the time.
I thank God for His peace that’s transformed my life.
What is your testimony of God’s awesome transforming power today?
October 20th – Youth Social from 7.30pm-9pm
October 28th – North Games Night
October 29th - Operation Christmas Child boxes due
November 3rd - Youth Social from 7.30pm-9pm
November 17th - Jaffna Fundraiser @ 7pm in Clayton
November 18th - Cambodia Fundraiser @ North
November 26th - Youth Led Service from 6pm@ North
December 2nd – Gingerbread House Making from 10.30am @ Salvos3064
December 3rd – North General Meeting from 12.30pm
December 17th - 10am Service Only
December 24th - 10am Service Only
December 25th - 9am Service Only
December 31st-Jan 14th - 10am Services Only
Guest Musicians Sunday, October 29th
Next Sunday, the 29th of October, we welcome Eric and Monique to our family services. The married duo are singer-songwriters who strive to allow the Holy Spirit space to minister in a beautiful way. Please invite your family and friends to this unique event.
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.
North General Meeting
There will be a General Meeting for North business and 2018 budget approval on Sunday December 3rd at 12.30pm sharp. Please note that we will only be presenting a 6 month budget, due to the potential changes with venue from June 201 8. We will present a further 6 month budget at the 2018 A.G.M. Everyone welcome; only members can vote.
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
Our popular Gingerbread House Making Event is planned for December 2nd. This year will be a little different so take note and sign up!! The venue is Salvos 3064 and we are hosting one mega session at 10.30am. Everything included for $30 per kit. We are very excited to be joining with our friends at Salvos 3064 and also to be able to use their air conditioned space. You can book online here. Places fill quickly 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 during the school term 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