NEW TEACHING SERIES
They’re in your country. They’re in your city. They might even be right next door. Who are they? They’re your neighbors, and there’s more to being a neighbor than a smile and a wave. Don’t hide behind a block wall. Please join us the next four Sundays as we study God’s Word together, learning what He has to say about How To Neighbor.
INTRO TO CROSSROADS CLASS • APR 30 Intro to Crossroads is the first stop in your journey of growth and connectivity at Crossroads. This class is designed to explain who we are, and what we believe and teach as a church. The Scripture will be our touchstone for sharing our beliefs and practices and the life of Jesus, our example of how to live as Christians. We hope everyone who is interested in the Christian faith and Crossroads will join us on Sunday, April 30, after the second Gathering. This class is required for those seeking church membership.
Lunch and childcare are included. To reserve lunch and childcare, please CLICK HERE.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL • JUN 5-9
VBS 2017 is right around the corner. Invite your friends and family to join us on June 5-9, 6:00pm-8:30pm to enjoy time learning about God.
During this year’s VBS, Gagdets & Gizmos, kids will learn that God made them to trust Him, follow Jesus, help others, and shine.
Preschool VBS (3 year olds-Kindergarten) will attend Bible time, crafts, and game time.
Elementary VBS (1st-6th grade) is for children who are entering 1st through 6th grade this coming 2017-2018 school year. 1st-6th will participate in a large group gathering, study God’s Word, and enjoy crafts, games, and snacks every day.
Register now! Early registration pricing ($10) through Sunday, May 28.
WE NEED YOUR HELP Vacation Bible School provides an excellent opportunity to serve the children of Crossroads as well as the many children who will attend from our surrounding community.
We are looking for volunteers to help with VBS, June 5-9, 6:00pm-8:30pm.
If you are willing to serve, please sign up online.
If you have a heart for families with children who have found themselves facing the traumatic effects of homelessness, then please visit the Mercy kiosk to discover ways you can help.
KIOSK INFORMATION AND SIGNUP WILL BE SUNDAY, APRIL 16 & 23
BIG BAPTISM BASH • APR 23 As part of the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we are having a Big Baptism Bash on Sunday, April 23, 12:00pm. This will be a time for the whole church, all generations, to come together for food, fun, and fellowship.
Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-12:45pm. Then at 1:00pm, everyone will gather in the sanctuary for the highlight of the event: the opportunity to participate in welcoming believers into the Body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 2017 BLOOM BOUTIQUE
With over 70 vendors — including dozens of hand-crafted vendors, food trucks, and a whole group of LuLaRoe vendors for our very first LuLaPalooza — this will be an event you will not want to miss. We have intentionally scheduled the Bloom Boutique before Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week to allow you the opportunity to find some great gifts for these special occasions.
Be sure to join the Bloom Boutique Facebook Group for up-to-date info and follow the Bloom Boutique on Instagram, @bloomboutiqueaz.
The boutique is a fundraiser for Crossroads Student Ministries. Vendor fees and raffle ticket sales will all benefit the various trips and events the students will participate in this year, such as Elevate, summer camps, the LA Mission Trip, and Fall Retreat.
INSPIRATIONS WOMEN’S LUNCH • MAY 6 Join us for a catered Mexican lunch on Saturday, May 6, 11:00am, and hear testimonies from some of the amazing women of Crossroads. Enjoy time to meet and visit with others and win fun door prizes.
Tickets on sale at the Community Kiosk through April 30. Please request your need for child care when purchasing your ticket.
NIGHT OF WORSHIP • MAY 5 Crossroad’s “Night of Worship” is a night where the whole family will be able to worship together. We will be focused specifically on worshipping through music, joining in prayer, and communion.
The goal of Crossroad’s Night of Worship is to give people an extra intentional time during the week to worship. We want to create a culture of worship at Crossroads where people are not just worshipping on Sunday morning, but are having personal times of worship every day. During this time we want to provide opportunity and space to worship outside of Sunday morning.
GLOBAL 6K FOR WATER • MAY 6
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30am
Crossroads is one of several host sites for the Global 6K for Clean Water this year. Churches across the state, nation and globe are holding community 6Ks to raise money for clean water in developing areas.
6K is 3.7 miles, the average distance many people in the developing world walk for water. We have the opportunity to walk or run that distance, so they don’t have to.
Every Global 6K for Water participant provides clean water to one child in need through their registration fee, and will get to wear the name and photo of a clean water recipient on their race bib during the race. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. It’s fun for the whole family! Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are all welcome!
Register now at worldvision6k.org. Team Name: Water Warriors. Registration is $50 and will provide clean water for life to one person.
One Race. One Cause. All Nations. May 6, 2017 7:30am
Contact Paul Weinbrenner for more information.
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OUR MISSION is to Love God, Love Each Other, and Love The World.
“Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” – Matthew 22:37-40
“Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” – Matthew 28:19-20
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35
OUR VISION is to lead people into a life that is completely connected; firmly rooted in our love for God and fully expressed through our love for others. This is lived out in relationships as we Gather, Grow, & Go.
For a detailed description of our ministry philosophy, mission and vision, CLICK HERE.
On this journey we are committed to living by the following CORE VALUES:
Wholeness, Truth, Prayer, Community, Mercy, Culture and Influence.
To learn more about these core values, visit crnaz.com
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