This Week at CrossWinds Church
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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18
Lovesong Week Three
Many of us go through life operating under the unspoken rule: "you get what you deserve." But what if God's pursuit of us defies this formula? Join us this week as we look at God's faithfulness to us, even when we don't deserve it!
In case you missed last week...
This past Sunday we dove deeper into the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer in our current music series, Lovesong! If you missed part 2 of the story, catch it here to pick up where we left off for Week 3 this upcoming Sunday!
Day of Hope- Convoy of Hope Tri-valley Community Event
May 5th | Alameda County Fairgrounds
Day of Hope is fast approaching, with just 10 more Saturdays ahead of us before May 5th! As we are gearing up with our leadership teams now in place, we are ready to find those awesome folks who want to share their skill set in some specific areas! If you are wanting to just come and do whatever is needed on that day, we'd love to have your servant hearts as well!
If you are wanting to be a part of giving back to your community and being the Hands and Feet of Jesus and you are a:
- dentist, hygienist, orthodontist
- EMT, nurse, doctor, physician's assistant
- have a license to cut hair
- professional photographer
- Spanish speaker (to serve as a translator)
- currently serve in our Kids Ministry and want to serve with kids that day
Fill out the card you will receive walking into service this Sunday and take it to the respective kiosk for your next step to being on our Volunteer Team! You can also visit the "Wherever You Need Me" kiosk for all the other areas we'll be serving that day. If you are new or just hearing about Day of Hope for the first time, you can visit the information kiosk this Sunday to ask questions or pick up a flyer about Day of Hope. Contact Brie Lorey with any additional questions!
New Small Group- Young Professionals (Community Life)
Mondays | 8pm-9pm | CrossWinds Property
Sermon based small group for young professionals in their 20's/30's. Email the leader here to express interest or to get more info!
The Practice: Writing the Psalms of Your Life (Spiritual Formation)
Saturday, February 24 | 9am-12pm | Church property | Jim Matthews
Cost: $20 (includes continental breakfast, snacks and all class materials)
With the “audacity of intimacy” the writer of the Psalms lays before us the vast array of soul-states a God-loyal person might experience. The Psalms are not the nice prayers of nice people. They are the raw, earthy, honest expressions of combustible human beings whispered and/or shouted a listening God “whose love endures forever.” Most importantly to us, the Psalmist’s words were often on the lips of Jesus! They were spiritually “formative” for him. With the Psalms in-hand as our template, this practice experience will focus on the forms of the Psalms and give opportunity for you to participate in Psalm-writing your own life experiences. No prior writing experience is necessary. We will write. We will listen. And, in faith, we will wait to see how God chooses to show up. Register here. Contact Jodie Tey for more info!
Eden Garden – an organic, community garden project! (Beyond These Walls)
Much work is going on in our existing and new garden areas during our dormant season to continue to accomplish our 2 simple goals of providing a place where people can come together: to grow food for those in need, and to learn about growing their own fruits and vegetables. We will be having Pop Up Work Parties during the months of February and March as our schedules and weather permit. April will see us start our summer garden and regular work parties on most Fridays and on the third Saturday of the month (a change from last year). Please email us here if you would like to be added to our email list. Conversely if you wish to no longer receive emails, please let us know and we will remove you from the list. Happy Gardening!
Moxie Book Club for Women (Women's Ministry)
Saturdays, March 3,10,17, 24 | 10am | Farm Theater | Free
Grab your copy of Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker and let's meet, read and process the goodness together over the course of four weeks starting in March. This book brings hilarious tales, shameless honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. It offers a reminder to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives. Register here! Contact Leslie Will for more information.
Save the Date: Kids Camp 2018 (CrossWinds Kids)
June 25 - 29, 2018
Our Kids Ministry team is already hard at work planning and preparing for our annual Kids Camp this summer! If you're already planning out your family's summer season, save the date and mark your calendars! Registration to open in the Spring. We will announce registration as soon as it's open- so keep an eye out!
Job Opportunity - CrossWinds Kids Childcare Coordinator
We have an immediate opening for a Childcare Coordinator. The Childcare Coordinator will oversee our weekday childcare ministry that offers support to individuals attending groups, classes, and other events. This individual will be responsible for scheduling and managing our childcare staff. In addition, the role will be assisting families with check-in and registration, as well as connecting and working with ministry leaders on staff. If you are outgoing, organized, and enjoy working with and leading people- then this role may be a good fit for you! This is a part-time position in which evening hours are required. For more information or to apply for this position please contact Jodie Tey or give us a call.
Small Groups (Community Life)
New groups are starting this month. See above!
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 also have an Alcoholics Anonymous for Young People and a Codependence Anonymous that meets at our church. You can find more information about the groups on our website here.
Form Your Own Small Group (Community Life)
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.
UpStart (Men's Ministry)
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!
Stay tuned for an updated calendar and more events to come!
Contact Aaron Horner for more info!
These are groups for those who have identified specific needs and want to work on them within a group setting. They are a place for open, honest and supportive interaction with others dealing with the same issues. Support Groups that are currently active are;
Art of Communication
We also have an Alcoholics Anonymous for Young People and a Codependence Anonymous that meets at our church. You can find more information on all of the groups listed above here.
For questions about the support groups, please contact Carole Taylor. For questions about 12-Step Groups that meet at CrossWinds, 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 925-560-3889.
Click below to find out more about our weekly ongoing ministries such as:
CrossWinds Kids (K-3rd grade)
Level Up (4th & 5th grade)
CrossWinds Students (Middle School & High School)
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Our services are designed to creatively communicate basic truths of the Christian faith in a way that is practical and relevant. Visit our website for more information. To watch our services online, please click here.
Fiscal Yr Budget 7/1/17-6/30/18: $2,129,598
Actual Income: $ 1,270,000
Actual Expenses: $ 1,218,262
Last Week's Offering: $ 38,476
Bridge to the Future YTD: $ 348,000
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