January 29th, 2017
Did you ever enjoy working on a jigsaw puzzle? Maybe you spent those cold wet winter days hanging out with some family or friends putting a puzzle together. Did you every spend time building things with Lego?
I always found it interesting to start with a piece of Lego or puzzle and end up with a portrait of the Mona Lisa or a Star Wars Death Star ship. It takes time and effort and dedication to see the process through.
Discipleship is kind of like that. You take a piece starting with Jesus and you see what a whole life can be. God is the author and equipper for our growth. But there are things that can help that growth reach what God desires for us. There are disciplines like Bible reading, prayer, meditation and serving in your church.
One of the best ways you can grow in discipleship this year is to join a Connect Group. Connect Groups help us connect with God, connect with each other and connect with a hurting world. Don’t miss out the blessings of being in a Connect Group this year. If you haven’t filled out the Registration form yet, please do so today as they need to be in by the 5th of February. If you have any questions please contact the office.
Join Team North in 2017!
We are looking forward to a great year of ministry, starting with our compulsory “Leader’s Orientation” on Friday February 10th (7.30pm – 9pm) or Saturday February 11th (10am – 11.30am) and our ‘Launch’ Sunday on February 12th.
We are planning some new things with our children and youth in 2017 and are therefore seeking volunteers to be involved on a weekly or rostered basis during the school terms. Due to the new ‘Child Safe Standards’ we urgently require more adult help in our Children’s and Youth areas, to be able to offer these valuable ministries in 2017. All leaders/helpers will require a ‘Working With Children Check’ and to attend the Orientation in February.
We are asking you to commit this to prayer, to ask God about your own possible involvement and that He will provide all the leadership we need to grow these ministries in 2017.
“Jesus told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)
You are Welcome Here!
If you enjoy meeting people and welcoming new people to our church then we would love to have you come along to our Welcome meeting on Sunday, February 5th from 12.15pm. We will discuss our approach to welcoming all people to Crossway North, the importance of our welcoming teams and how you might be able to help. It will be great to have you there, but there will be no obligation to sign up if this is not where God wants you. Please contact the office for more details.
Recently, we have been talking about the importance of Connect Groups here at church. Connect Groups help us to connect with God, each other and with a hurting world. We have provided a registration form for you to fill in and return by the 5th of February. We are aiming to start the new groups around the middle February. If you have any questions please contact the office. This is going to be a great year!
Cuppa Club is coming back on February 6th! Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am 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
Have you “Liked” the Crossway North Facebook page? It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Click here or contact the office for more details. The page continues to grow, with each post reaching over 100 people..
Crossway North Outreach Groups
Please check with your leaders about the holiday details of our outreach groups and prayer meetings. You can contact the office if you need more information.
Giggles Playgroups – A group of leaders and young families are meet on Thursday mornings at the Church building during the school term. If you are interested in coming along, please contact the office.
IGNITE Youth – Ignite meets on Friday nights during the School term from 7 till 9.30pm at the new building (7/334 Hume Hwy, Craigieburn). Contact the office for details on the next get together. Please bring a gold coin donation towards supper! .
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, Seek Him First, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7pm at the church building. Contact the office for more details! .
Men’s Ministry – The Crossway North Men’s Ministry, M.A.T.E.S, 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.
Prayer in 2016/17
There are lots of new and exciting developments in prayer for this year. Make sure you don’t miss out.
Monday Mornings 9am – Focus: Staff and Leadership
Men’s Tuesday Prayer Meetings – Morning meeting from 6am till 7am. Evening meeting from 7pm till 8pm.
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7 till 9pm – Focus: Women’s Worship/Prayer.
Walking Prayer Group – Weekday mornings from 6 till 7am. Everyone welcome.
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 above, please contact the office. If you would be willing to begin another prayer group, at another time, then please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.
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!
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 of the auditorium after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.
Inclusions for our Bulletin We would love to have some family news for our weekly bulletin so if you have anything that you would like to share, please email email@example.com and let us know! Submissions are accepted up to each Tuesday for that Sunday’s bulletin.
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