Throughout Scripture there are signs that point to Jesus as the Christ. In preparation for Christmas, this Advent series will explore the meaning behind such signs that announce the birth of the Christ: the star of Bethlehem, the manger and swaddling clothes, the magi, and the virgin birth.
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What do gifts communicate about us? What is a special gift you’ve received that is still significant to you?
How would you describe your journey to meeting Jesus, the new born king?
What do you do when you are unclear about the journey ahead?
How will you worship and rejoice this Christmas?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
END OF YEAR GIVING 2022 CAMPAIGN
Crossroads Christmas Giving Campaign this year is in response to three on-going project needs we're excited for in the new year:
Next Generation (Birth thru College) - summer day camp, mission trip and curriculum for Confirmation
Outreach and Marketing - A-frame signs, mailers and brochures to highlight ministries and events to our neighbors.
Facilities - Additional bathroom and kitchen prep area to hosts groups, whiteboard for conference/meeting room.
Every cent given will go directly to these three areas. This is an invitation to give above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings. Would you prayerfully consider giving sacrificially this holiday season? The fund will remain open through December 31. Be sure to select “Christmas Giving 2022.”
GET CANDID WITH THE CLAUS! Santa Claus in coming to town! Join us at The Station Coffee Co. (130 N. Main Street in Florence) this Saturday, December 10th from 11am - 1pm and take a picture with Santa. Children will also be able to write letters to Santa. If they provide their address, Santa will write back! No reservations needed.
CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS
Bring your family and friends along as we celebrate Christmas Eve at Crossroads! We will gather on December 24 at 7 PM. Gather with us as we celebrate the day when God stepped into the human story and changed the world forever. Invite family and friends as we celebrate the "Meaning Behind the Magic".
JOIN CROSSROADS ON THE CHURCH CENTER APP
Download the Church Center app on your mobile device and locate Crossroads Church in San Tan Valley. You can also access Church Center on your computer. Church Center is our platform to explore, engage, and get involved with Crossroads throughout the week. Manage your profile, donations and register for events and groups. You can also view the church calendar and directory through Church Center. Contact Kelly for login support or to schedule a tutorial for Crossroads Church Center.
MAKE LIFE BETTER
Crossroads Giving Tree Program provides a happy Christmas to a family in need with our ministry partner, Florence Unified School District. Our Giving Tree Team has identified a family in need. There are 5 children in the family with one going through cancer treatment. Please select a gift tag on the Giving Tree near the Hospitality Table. Please bring your unwrapped gift to the church by December 18th. Please do not wrap the gifts ahead of time. Our Giving Tree "elves" will wrap the gifts for the family. Need more information reach out to Michelle Scavo for additional information.
LIVES ARE CHANGED
With your generosity, lives and communities are being transformed here in San Tan Valley and through our national and global partners. Your gifts enable Crossroads to equip and resource the people of Crossroads and emerging leaders through opportunities like prayer, worship gatherings, Next Generation Ministries, Agape College Ministry, Hope Women's Center Grief Share, and other starting points in your discipleship journey with God and others.
There are many ways to offer and receive prayer at Crossroads. Send your prayer request to Crossroads Prays.Go to the Prayer Station during worship service and light a candle. Receive confidential prayer with a A Prayer Team member.
THIS WEEK'S PRAYER & PRAISE:
Bruce L. recovery from open heart surgery
Norma as she continues with challenging health issues
Family of Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart as they mourn his death
College students as they complete the Fall semester
Marin family recovery from illness
Donya healing as she battles cancer
All members of the Armed Forces
Crossroads' Giving Tree Family
Ukraine and all people across the world affected by aggression & war
All those affected by gun violence
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