December 18th, 2016

Here’s what’s coming up

Crossroads Annual Meeting Our annual meeting will be Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:30pm. 

Genesis Women’s Gathering: Bunko Night Calling all women! Sunday, January 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, we will be playing Bunko at Crossroads in The Venue. Bring a friend, a food item to share, and be ready to play! There will be prizes! For questions, contact jennifer@crossroadsnampa.com. 

Genesis Women If you’re looking for ways to get involved with women at Crossroads and Genesis, check out our website or contact jennifer@crossroadsnampa.com.

Mormonism Discussion Group Crossroads will be starting a group for those looking for tools to navigate relationships with family and friends that are of the LDS faith. The group will meet Sunday evenings, January 8th through February 12th, at 6:30pm in The Venue. For more information, contact Tammy McOmber at tammy@crossroadsnampa.com.

New Volunteer Ministry Opportunity We are looking for men and women to serve alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people in our congregation. Classes begin January 16th. Apply online. Contact Pastor Howard at howard@crossroadsnampa.com with any questions.

For your information

Genesis Communications If you would like to receive Genesis specific communications via CCB, please contact carolyn@crossroadsnampa.com to add your family. 

Still Water Hollow Christmas Eve Service There will be a Christmas Eve service at Still Water Hollow on Saturday, December 24th at 4:30pm. Join us for a time of worship and fellowship.

Genesis Youth Immediately following worship, Genesis Youth (5th-12th grade) are invited to the upstairs room for a youth class. Contact jeffstmary@crossroadsnampa.com with questions. 

Service Cancelled on Christmas Day There will NOT be a Genesis service on Christmas Day. Take this time to enjoy your family at home. 

New Year’s Day There will NOT be service at Still Water Hollow on Sunday, January 1st. Join us at Crossroads for either the 9:00am or 10:45am service. 

Crossroads Holiday Service Times Crossroads will not have their Wednesday worship service December 21st, or December 28th. They will also not have Sunday services on Christmas Day. You can come for worship on Saturday, December 24th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm. There will be children’s ministries available for infants through 4th grade in both Christmas Eve services.

Financial Update: 

Needed monthly:         $166,656

Received in December:         $83,230 (50%)

Sermon – The Gift Who is Peace: Christmas Around The World

What does Christmas mean to this world? Does He bring world peace?

Did Jesus promise world peace? John 14:27

Jesus is the gift to our world, and He alone is the source of true peace. 

How has Jesus impacted the world of today? 

Brazil, Netherlands and Nigeria, Indonesia, India:

Jesus is the Gift!

Not salvation, justification, adoption, sanctification or even peace, the gift is Jesus Himself! He alone is the source of all that we need!

    -John 3:16 For God so loved He gave His son.

    -Mark 10:45 For the son of man...to give his life as a ransom

    -Gal 1:3-4 The Lord Jesus who gave himself for our sins to rescue us

    -2 Cor 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift

“He who did not spare His own son…How will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” -Romans 8:32

Jesus isn’t the means to an end, He is the end itself!