In Action





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SYATP - See You At The Pole

We went out to a few school in our community for SYATP - See You At The Pole. We prayed with students, parents, and faculty for the schools, the community, and each person within the schools.
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HS Paintball

Our High School Students spent an afternoon at Fox Paintball in Newark. They had a wonderful time outside enjoying the beautiful HOT day and just laughing and playing together. Such a great day! 


 


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MS Trampoline Park

Our Middle School Students enjoyed an evening at Altitude Trampoline Park and participated in all that they have to offer there: dodgeball, basketball, a foam pit, battle beam, and more! Also, some yummy pizza there for dinner! So FUN!
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Anchor Food Box Packing

Over 30 youth and leaders joined together to pack food boxes and prepare food for a local food pantry. It was a great night of serving for ALL!!! 




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Tailgate Sunday

We had beautiful weather for our Tailgate Sunday! People enjoyed hotdogs, burgers, music, games, fellowship, & FUN, as we celebrated ALL that is going on here at Crossroads in our various ministries!





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Outdoor Summer Baptisms

God gave us a beautiful afternoon for 18 people of all ages to choose to get Baptized…all RAISED INTO NEW LIFE!! Thank you to everyone who came out to support each of these brothers and sisters in Christ! What an amazing visual of the support God has in place for each of us! Awesome afternoon glorifying God!




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S3-Second Saturday Serve

Thank you to all wjho came out for our S3-Second Saturday Serves this summer! We visit and eat a small wrapped breakfast snack starting at 8:30am, then serve by packing food boxes and/or completing a project to help those in our community from 9:00am-10:00am. The whole family is welcome!



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S.O.N. Summer Missional Serve

Serving Our Neighbor – Summer Missional Serve was a 5-day serve where we focused on serving local ministry partners from 7:00am-5:00pm each day for a week, starting and ending at Crossroads. This serve included adults and youth 12+ with a parent. They did home repairs, fed the hungry, helped the homeless, and blessed underserved children in a relational and safe way. Thank you to all who served and helped love our community well!







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HS Mission Trip

Our HS Mission Trip to Cedar Springs, MI gave our high school students an opportunity to participate in a week-long mission trip. On this trip they worked on some home repairs, as well as deepened their faith and their relationships with God & each other. The theme was "Worth It". They looked at the idea of worth through the parable of the prodigal son. It was truly a life changing experience for many of our students!

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Crossroads en Español Taquiza

After 3rd Service everyone headed over to Wells' Garden for a Taquiza and some soccer! We catered in some AMAZING tacos, and had a beautiful family style picnic in the garden. Then those who were interested went and played a good ol' game of soccer in the field!



 



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kidTown Park Pick-Up & Popsicle Hand-Out

Our kidTown K-5 Grade Students were brought by parents to Wolf’s Crossing Community Park for park pick-up and popsicle hand-out to people at the park. This was a great outreach into the community and the people enjoying the park that morning got an added splash of Jesus in their day!


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Crossroads en Español Kick-Off

We were so excited to have the official kick-off of Crossroads en Español on Sunday, June 6th! This is just an addition service at Crossroads. We are all ONE CHURCH/UNA IGLESIA!! We look forward to seeing who God will bring to Crossroads through this added opportunity!

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WLW Warrior Retreat

Our Women of Crossroads met in the Worship Center for an impactful time of worship, reflection, and teachings on prayer. They were empowered and equipped to become the prayer warrior God created them to be! This retreat included teaching on the women warriors of the Bible, breakout sessions from various teachers, a keynote speaker, and worship led by Crossroads’ very own band. It was a beautiful day all the way around!


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Crosswalk | 1st - 5th Grade

Crosswalk Kid's Bible Study was enjoyed by some of our 1st-5th Graders who got to engage in their faith, learn more about Jesus, and become mission minded. This semester they dug into "Mystery Island" & "Incredible Race" to learn more about the power of God! They also focused on a Monthly Mission as well as games and activities. Lots of FUN was had by all!


 
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S3- Second Saturday Serve

We had a great bunch of people come out for breakfast and then serving. We packed food boxes and beautified our church property by planting flowers and spreading mulch. The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful morning! This was a wonderful serve for the  whole family! 



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Men's Paul & Timothy Breakfast

Men invited their Paul and/or Timothy to join them for a Men's Breakfast. Someone who has been an important spiritual influence to them, or someone they have been that for. These Paul/Timothy figures are crucial in a man’s walk with the Lord. They had a very nice morning celebrating with breakfast, teaching, and prayer!


 
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HS Winter Jam Retreat

Over a packed weekend our HS Students got to build relationships with each other and strengthen their relationship with God. When they were not together listening to the word laid on Aaron Koehler’s heart, they had FUN activities that Silver Birch Ranch provided, such as horseback riding, tubing, indoor gym activities, broomball, and so much more! Everyone had a great time!

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Undies Sunday

Through local shop and drop and Amazon click and ship, Crossroads family members purchased 2484 pair of underwear, which we combined with hygiene products to assemble 270 1st Night Foster Care Bags for local kids in our community. Thank you for your generosity! 



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HS Harbor Students Serving

Our High School Students packed the Food Boxes for our food pantry this month so that we had boxes to give out to those in need in our community. They also packed up the food boxes for our sister church in Aurora, San Pablo, so that they, too, had boxes for their community members in need. 


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Christmas Eve Services

Our Christmas Eve Services were an amazing blend of worship music and the Word! A glorious celebration on the birth of Jesus! The annual highlight is when we sing "Silent Night" by candlelight! Just beautiful. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season!


 



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Share Joy with a Toy

Our Christmas Share Joy with a Toy drive was a success once again this year! All of you who participated ended up blessing over 150 students in our community with Christmas gifts that they otherwise may not have received. What a God-sized victory!

 



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Anchor Student Christmas Parties

Our Middle & High School Students all had a blast as they celebrated the Christmas season! If you have MS or HS students be sure to check out The Harbor for our HS Students, and The Dock for our MS Students. These groups meet weekly throughout our Life Groups semesters.




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Waterleaf's 40 Days for Life Peaceful Prayer Vigil

We had several volunteers sign-up to pray on-site at Waterleaf for their 40 Days for Life Peaceful Prayer Vigil. While we each took shifts throughout the morning we prayed specifically for the unborn, the women who have and will enter the facility, the Staff within the building, etc... This non-profit organization helps organize people all over the country praying for 40 Days each fall…and we had the blessing of joining them again this year! 



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WLW Ignite: A Night of Worship

Our WLW Ignite: A Night of Worship was designed to light the fire in our souls that may have needed to be rekindled. It was a powerful evening of live indoor worship, that also included a message of encouragement, followed by a time of fellowship with hot cider and donuts. It was a wonderful night for our women of Crossroads!



 

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kidTown Food Drive

Not to be outdone by the adults, our kidTown Children's Ministry wanted to participate in our Drive-Thru Food Drive, too. They had set a goal to collect 250 boxes of Mac 'n Cheese for our Food Pantry. Well, they SMASHED that goal and collected...(drum roll, please...) 467 boxes!! Way to go kidTown!



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Drive-Thru Food Drive

WOW did Crossroads show up! HUGE praise God and thank you to ALL who participated in our Drive-Thru Food Drive this year! We received enough food to stock our Food Pantry for about the next 7 months! That food will fill approximately 750-800 Food Boxes that will feed 3000+/- people in need in our community! Way to Love Well by Reaching Out, in Christ!