This Week at CrossWinds Church
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Better Than Fiction | Week Three
Join us this week for the misconception of performance based acceptance versus the truth of how our God loves all, even sinners.
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Barn Theater, Free
Curious about CrossWinds? Got questions about who we are? Wondering how to get plugged in? If you answered YES, then we invite you to join us for Backstage Pass. During our time together, you will discover who we are as a church, why we do things the way we do, and how we can help you take the next step in your spiritual journey. You will also have a chance to hang out with our pastors as well as meet others who are looking for opportunities to connect. You can register here. Childcare is available with registration. Questions? Contact Jodie Tey.
CW Kids’ Fall Festival
Sunday, October 29th | All Service Times
Fall has arrived and it is time to celebrate. We’d love to invite you to the CrossWinds Kids’ Fall Festival. This event will be filled with a thrilling hay maze, pony rides, cupcake walk, fun photo booth, tons of games and of course candy! Remember to wear your costume and bring a bucket to collect candy! Oh, and don’t forget to invite a friend!
*Interested in volunteering to help us make this a great event? We need CANDY and lots of it!!!!!!!!! You can bring in bags of your favorite NUT-FREE candy anytime beginning Sunday October 1st or sign up to volunteer at one of our games and activities for the day. Contact Danielle Owens @ email@example.com
Knowing How to Lead Small Groups
October 21st @ 12:00pm
Interested in leading a small group and spending time with others while growing in your faith and building lasting relationships? Maybe you just want to find out what's involved in leading a group...If so, please join us on Sunday 10/21 @ 12:00 (during 3rd service) in the Red House. Let us know you're coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or register HERE online.
Frontline Volunteers Needed!
We have lots of volunteer opportunities available in our frontline ministries: cafe / coffee / connections / medical / security / traffic / ushers - we could use your friendly face! To sign up for one of these areas, please contact our Frontline Coordinator Tiffany Werley. Thanks so much!
Job Opportunity - Receptionist
We are currently looking for a part-time receptionist Monday through Thursday, 8:45am-1:00pm. Email Nancy at email@example.com if you are interested.
COMMUNITY LIFE (FOR ADULTS)
We love small groups around here and we know that is where you'll discover the 5 life changing attributes we expect to find in every small group: Self Disclosure (the real you) | Application (applying Sunday's message and Biblical truths to our lives) | Accountability (helping each other live the life God has for you) | Guidance (Making choices with scripture, prayer, and wisdom from the group) | Encouragement (Being a cheerleader for one another). Let us help you find the right group. And if you want to find out about leading your own group, let us know! You can find info about Small Groups here. For questions, please contact Carole Taylor.
-FORM YOUR OWN SMALL GROUP-
Maybe you have connections with people at work or in your neighborhood. Maybe you serve with people on Sunday mornings that have a lot in common with you. Maybe you’d like to have deeper community with people you’ve met at church events. You don’t have to wait for a group to form, you can do that with people you already know. Head to the Community Life page on our website and click on the Interested in Forming Your Own Group button to learn more.
-MEN’S GROUPS / EVENTS-
UpStart 2017 Events
October 21 through December 16th
Looking to connect with guys like you in a fun, relaxed environment? Crosswinds UpStart is a new sports-oriented men’s fellowship created to bring our young and “think-they’re-still-young” men together in spirited athletic competition. Sports is a great way to connect so bring you’re A-Game, bad knees, and childhood-professional-sports-dreams-shattered-back-in-the-5th-grade, and gear up for a lot of fun and new friendships!
Hoop it Up!
October 21 | 9 am | Fallon Sports Park, Dublin
November 4 | 12 pm | Las Positas Golf Course, Livermore
Horseshoes and Cornhole Tourney
November 18 | 9 am | Crosswinds Church
December 2 | 4 pm | Grenada Bowl
Family Day – Bring the Kids! | Trail Hike
December 3 | 12 pm | Brushy Peak
December 16 | 9 am | Crosswinds Church
-WOMEN'S GROUPS / EVENTS
The Village Mom's Group
Wednesdays, Bi-weekly, 9:30 - 11am, Classroom 5, $20
The Village is a group of moms like you who desire a safe place to be themselves and a break from the "joys" of motherhood. We gather around refreshments to learn from speakers and engage in meaningful conversation with a book study. This season we will be tracking with the next sermon series and reading/discussing, "The Good and Beautiful God" by James Bryan Smith. Occasionally, we'll throw a craft or an activity like yoga into the mix. Join us for the fun! You can register here. $20 for book and supplies. Contact Leslie Will for more information. Childcare available for an additional fee.
These are groups for those who have identified specific needs and want to work on them within a group setting. The groups are a place for open, honest and supportive interaction with others dealing with the same issues. We currently offer groups for Divorce Care, Understanding Anger, Betrayal CareGrief Support, Healing Tears (Post-Abortion Support), More groups will be coming this fall. We also have an Alcoholics Anonymous for Young People that meets at our church. You can find more information about the groups on our website HERE.
For questions about the support groups, please contact Carole Taylor. For questions about 12-Step Groups, please contact Brie Lorey.
-PASTORAL COUNSELING SERVICES-
CrossWinds provides fee-for-service pastoral counseling services for those who are looking for a counselor who integrates Christian values and beliefs into the counseling process. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Jim Matthews or call 560-3800 x149.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
BEYOND THESE WALLS
Eden Garden - An Organic Project
Work Parties: Saturday Oct 28th, 9am-12pm
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch following Oct 28th work party!
Come join us and experience being a part of a community that gives back. No prior gardening experience needed - we are a teaching and learning community garden, so a willing attitude is all you need. Experience fellowship with some old friends and meet some new. Don't worry, if you can't stay for the whole time, it's not a problem! And there are a lot of opportunities at the garden - not just planting and digging, so come check us out! Please bring water to drink and a hat for shade. Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kairos Torch Weekend Retreat
Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Kairos Torch program is a unique opportunity for individuals to actually minister inside prisons to youth who are incarcerated. The Torch experience begins with a weekend retreat in a youth detention center or correctional facility for youth ages 25 and under. The mission is to engage their reasoning skills in seeking balance for their lives. A Kairos Torch Weekend creates a safe place for the youthful offender to realize their God-given potential through the mentoring of a mature, Christian volunteer. Torch is always looking for people who are interested in mentoring these youth and who are willing to pray for this ministry. The next Kairos Torch weekend will be Friday, October 27 thru Sunday, October 29, 2016. If you are interested in helping with this ministry or event please contact Tom & Jo Chapman.
FOR OUR KIDS
The mission of CrossWinds Kids is to partner with families to help kids KNOW God, LOVE others and REFLECT Jesus in their everyday life. We offer services for kids Birth-5th grade each Sunday in The Barn at 9am, 10:30am, & 12pm.
LEVEL-UP (4th - 5th grade)
Sundays @ 9am & 12pm
Visit us online or contact Danielle Owens
Level-Up helps 4th and 5th graders to take their next steps forward as disciples of Jesus. Our goal is to prepare them for life as a student after elementary school. We do this by challenging them and raising the bar relationally and theologically. These young "tweens" are more than capable of drawing closer to Christ and to each other in community prior to their jr. high days. Level-Up will serve to supercharge their faith and their friendships moving forward.
FOR OUR YOUTH
CrossWinds College Ministry
For Young Adults Ages 18 - 23
This ministry project is designed to meet the unique needs of college-aged adults. Through a wide variety of experiences, events, and small groups we will help nurture a relationship with Christ. If you are college-aged and looking to navigate the challenges of this life stage, in a loving community, we'd love to meet up with you! If you'd like more information about upcoming summer events, please visit our website. For more info or to grab coffee, please contact our college pastor Kim Bonilla.
Sunday Nights, 5pm | Knot Barn
The college years bring a lot of questions as young adults are being formed into the people God has created them to be. CrossWind's College Ministry provides a safe Christ-centered community for young adults to ask questions such as, “What does it mean to be loved by Christ?” or “Can I live a Christ centered life and a college lifestyle?” If you are asking those questions, the good news is you aren't alone and we would love to navigate this weird/cool part of growing up with you. And we would love to see you at our gathering! When? Sunday nights starting on Oct. 8th. Questions? Contact Daniel Bonilla, 925-560-3800 x. 190
CROSSWINDS PRAYER LINE
Fiscal Yr Budget 7/1/17-6/30/18: $2,129,598
Actual Income: $ 529,557
Actual Expenses: $ 475,567
Last Week's Offering: $ 38,684
Bridge to the Future YTD: $ 168,715*
*BTF adjusted to show this fiscal year only!
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