Forward Forecast DEC2013

3 12 2013

crcxmasangelChristmas Angels Store Arrives  The Store is just a few days away! Serve to make this mission happen. Get more information at Forward this Tuesday.  Here are the dates:

Tuesday, Dec 3  6:30pm   Gift Sorting 1

Sunday, Dec 8  10:00am   Gift Receiving

Tuesday, Dec 10  6:30pm   Gift Sorting 2 and Drop Off

Friday, Dec 13  4:00-8:00pm Christmas Angel Store at Windy Hill Elementary

CRC to Heritage DeerwoodForward Christmas Party. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30pm. We will gather at Heritage Deerwood clubhouse (click map from CRC at right) for dinner and fellowship. Bring your favorite dish to provide sustenance for all.  Looking forward to seeing you here! Bring a White Elephant gift ($10 limit) for a “Sneaky Santa Swap”.

 

haiti-logoHaiti Team 30JAN-07FEB 2014  A team will return to Tiburon, Haiti.  Our efforts in Haiti will be centered on perpetuating our ongoing relationships with the people of Tiburon and the children CRC sponsors there.  Registration is open and limited to the first 15 to sign up. Scholarships for 50% and 25% are available. Sponsorship information is also available. Contact Lance at lance@crcumc.org with questions. $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Information packets are available for download, or at the Info Kiosk in the lobby and at the Welcome Table at Forward.





Forward Forecast OCT2013

14 10 2013

Alpha picLife Is Worth Exploring. 18 million people world-wide have explored Alpha. If you’re a new Christian, not a Christian, or have been following Christ for years, Alpha is a life changing conversation! Alpha continues through October. Each lesson is stand alone, so start anytime. Watch any of the Alpha discussions on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/studentalphacourse. YouTube videos line upEach Tuesday, we gather at CRC for dinner at 6:30p. Music and message/discussion starts at 7:15p. Park near the playground and enter the “North Entrance”. Looking forward to seeing you here!

haiti-logoHaiti Team 30JAN-07FEB 2014  A team will return to Tiburon, Haiti.  Our efforts in Haiti will be centered on perpetuating our ongoing relationships with the people of Tiburon and the children CRC sponsors there.  Registration is open and limited to the first 15 to sign up. Scholarships for 50% and 25% are available. Sponsorship information is also available. Contact Lance at lance@crcumc.org with questions. $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Information packets are available for download, or at the Info Kiosk in the lobby and at the Welcome Table at Forward.

OffsIte with Margaret on 05NOV  Forward will be taking a Tuesday night road trip on Tuesday 05NOV to Riverside.  We’ll caraRiversideUMCvan, carpool, and/or drive separately and rally at Riverside UMC (click on map). Forward will be participating in a service project with Margaret’s Memories, an organization we have partnered with before. This will be an inspiring night. We will coordinate carpool and caravan details at Forward over the next two weeks.

Boxes of LoveBoxesofLove CrossRoad has partnered with Here’s Life Innercity [CRU] in distributing Thanksgiving Dinner boxes to local families in need for a number of years. This year Forward will be conducting a special effort tailored to Tuesday nights. We’ll discover the importance of the Boxes of Love initiative and receive training on ‘how-to-deliver’ a box on Tuesday 29OCT during Forward. Then, a few weeks later, we will deliver the boxes to families’ homes on Tuesday night 19NOV. More information to follow!

Christmas Angels Store at Windy Hill Elementarycrcxmasangel  Forward organizes and leads CrossRoad’s annual effort in providing Christmas for families in need at Windy Hill Elementary. We need you to sign up to serve as a part of making this mission happen. Sign up will begin at the end of October. Get more information at Forward this Tuesday.  





Forward Forecast SEP2013

27 08 2013


Alpha logoIs This It?
18 million people world-wide have participated in Alpha. Alpha is a life changing course of study, whether you’re a new Christian, not a Christian, or have been following Christ for years! Alpha kicks off on Tuesday 02SEP. Bring $5 for study guide. We meet in the Connection Center at CRC for dinner at 6:30p. Music starts at 7:00p. Park near the playground and enter the “North Entrance”. Looking forward to seeing you here!  

Fall13 Forecast

EVENT HORIZON

Haiti Team 2014  A team will return to Tiburon, Haiti in early 2014 in partnership with RMI.  Our efforts in Haiti will be centered on perpetuating our ongoing relationships with the people of Tiburon and the children CRC sponsors there.  Additionally, we’ll conduct creative service projects. Stay on the lookout for registration deadlines and more information! Contact Lance with questions or to RSVP.

Blessings in a Bag  Blessings in a Bag logoForward will be helping CRC fill up the Windy Hill Elementary food pantry this fall, before the holiday rush. Bags will be distributed in the Worship Center on Sunday 22SEP (I heard Lance is preaching then). The “Blessings in a Bag” food pantry helps provide food for the families of Windy Hill students, 78% of whom qualify to receive free or reduced lunch program. Be here for both the Forward project on 17SEP and the worship “service” project on 22SEP.

SERVE OPPORTUNITIES @ CRC

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Say “Hi” and ‘pass the plate’. CRC wants to be a church of friends… not simply a friendly church.  Sign up to be a Section Leader on a Sunday during the 10am service. It’s all about making friends. Also consider serving as a Sunday morning greeter…be a welcoming handshake and smile to everyone who comes to CRC.

Find Your Sweet Spot!  CRC invites you to discover that place of service where God has designed you to thrive! The best way to discover your sweet spot is by serving in the church (children, youth, adult, support tasks, etc) and discerning if that’s your “sweet spot”.  

 





100% Chance of Forward – Summer Issue

28 05 2013

Capture2It is great to be back from Haiti. The trip hasn’t ended yet. The Holy Spirit perpetuates the experience. We’re looking at two more Haiti teams in 2013-14; one in early DEC and another in late MAR. I invite you two climb aboard one of trips.  Take a look back on the team that just returned (click pic).

Here are the details for our Summer!

Tuesday Line-Up (6:30pm in Connection Center unless noted)

04JUN   Summer Return & “The Next Christians”

11JUN   “Jeremiah” Brian Niece – guest spkr; meet-eat-worship at 7p

18JUN   “Jeremiah” Brian Niece – guest spkr; meet-eat-worship at 7p

25JUN   “Jeremiah” Brian Niece – guest spkr; meet-eat-worship at 7p on CRC Music Suite

02JUL    Working Forward to the Beach 2 – meet back at Atlantic Beach for Friends, Food, and Fun!

09JUL    Q: “Embracing Vocation in the Cities”

16JUL    Back2School Backpack Project – Part 1

23JUL    Q: “Faith of Our Own”

30JUL    Back2School Backpack Project – Part2

*dates that require follow up for facilitators

We_Are2Global Leadership Summit – Thursday & Friday 08-09AUG.  Talk to Liz McCafferty about hosting your business and corporate rates for your business.  The earlybird rate of $79 for CrossRoad attenders ends on 09JUL.   Find out more at www.willowcreek.com/summit

Summer Service Projects

08-12JUL   Countryside Village MARC VBS – Serve one day or every day and make it back to the office after lunch! The VBS will be from 9am-1pm each day (M-F) for the kids in Countryside Village. These children attend WH Elementary. We will be re-purposing the VBS sets and materials from CRC’s VBS on 24-28JUN. Discover more about the MARC at www.makenziegives.org

13JUL   The JAM – This is our new ‘backyard Bible club’ for the children in Countryside Village. It will meet one or two Saturdays a month and will serve as an opportunity to extend the church’s influence into the lives of WH children and families. Get involved at the ground-level of this new mission at CRC. Find out more at http://jamjacksonville.com/

I believe this summer will launch Forward into new areas of health, depth, and vitality. YOU are a critical factor in that mix. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesdays.





Working Forward to the Beach – APRIL 30

29 04 2013

beachbonfireFROM WORK ENROUTE TO BEACH!  Sand. Sun. Surf. Fun. Food. Friends. Fire. Pack your beach clothes and head directly to Atlantic Beach after work on beachparkingTuesday 30APR 6:30-8:30pm. Gather with old and new friends for Forward’s Spring Beach Party. Park in the parking areas by Ocean Blvd and Ahem St  (click pic for larger image). We’ll have a cookout, games, music, and mixer for a fun and relaxing evening together. Guys bring a 2lt of your favorite soft drink. Girls bring a bag of chips. See you there!

poe-s-tavernWHAT IF IT’S RAINING? Our rain-plan is to meet at Poe’s Tavern at Atlantic Beach…just a quick walk from where we were planning to meet on the beach.  Bring a few $ for dinner. We’ll still have a great time together!

Current Chance of Rain: 30%





“Social” Issue Forward APRIL2013

18 04 2013

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[SOCIAL JUSTICE] STOP HUNGER NOW Meal Packaging Event Bring a hat or wear a hairnet as we package 40,000 meals this Sunday 21APR.  We will have nine 30min shifts (8:30-12:30) that will run consecutively during regular Sunday worship services. We will have 10 stations each shift, with 7-8 volunteers per station. This will be the only event of its kind for this year! 

beachbonfire[SOCIAL MIXER] FROM WORK ENROUTE TO BEACH!  Sand. Sun. Surf. Fun. Food. Friends. Fire. Pack your beach clothes and head directly to Atlantic Beach after work on beachparkingTuesday 30APR 6:30-8:30pm. Gather with old and new friends for Forward’s Spring Beach Party. Park in the parking areas by Ocean Blvd and Ahem St  (click pic for larger image). We’ll have a cookout, games, music, and mixer for a fun and relaxing evening together. Guys bring a 2lt of your favorite soft drink. Girls bring a bag of chips. See you there!

EVENT HORIZON

Haiti Team May2013  Our team for 16-24MAY2013 will return to Tiburon, Haiti in partnership with RMI.  Our efforts in Haiti will be centered on perpetuating our ongoing relationships with the people of Tiburon and the children CRC sponsors there.  Additionally, we’ll host a two-day discipleship and outreach seminar, as well as conduct creative service projects. You can still go! Contact Lance with questions or to RSVP.

SERVE OPPORTUNITIES @ CRC

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Say “Hi” and ‘pass the plate’. CRC wants to be a church of friends… not simply a friendly church.  Sign up to be a Section Leader on a Sunday during the 11am service. It’s all about making friends. Also consider serving as a Sunday morning greeter…be a welcoming handshake and smile to everyone who comes to CRC.

Find Your Sweet Spot!  CRC invites you to discover that place of service where God has designed you to thrive! The best way to discover your sweet spot is by serving somewhere and discerning if that’s your “sweet spot”.  

 





Forward Forecast MARCH2013

25 02 2013


book-of-james1Faith. Action. MARCH.
 Bring your work gloves, work ethic, and bible (paperback or phone app) as we explore the Letter of James. This month will be a tandem of service projects and study on Tuesday nights. Each week involves a good meal, live music, and and something meaningful to leave with. Tap a friend on the shoulder and invite them to join you here. We meet in the Connection Center at CRC for dinner at 6:30p. Music starts at 7:00p. Park near the playground and enter the “North Entrance”. Looking forward to seeing you here!  

EVENT HORIZON

Haiti Team May2013  Our team for 16-24MAY2013 will return to Tiburon, Haiti in partnership with RMI.  Our efforts in Haiti will be centered on perpetuating our ongoing relationships with the people of Tiburon and the children CRC sponsors there.  Additionally, we’ll host a two-day discipleship and outreach seminar, as well as conduct creative service projects. EarlyBird Rate deadline is Sunday 24FEB ($300 deposit holds your seat). Final Deadline is Sunday 10MAR ($400 deposit). Contact Lance with questions or to RSVP.

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HabiJAX “Brush with Kindness”  Sign up in the CRC lobby either of the next two Sundays to serve on either March 8, 9, 15, or 16 as part of HabiJax’s “Brush with Kindness” service events. HabiJax partners with community volunteers in building and renovating affordable housing in Jacksonville.

SERVE OPPORTUNITIES @ CRC

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Say “Hi” and ‘pass the plate’. CRC wants to be a church of friends… not simply a friendly church.  Sign up to be a Section Leader on a Sunday during the 11am service. It’s all about making friends. Also consider serving as a Sunday morning greeter…be a welcoming handshake and smile to everyone who comes to CRC.

Find Your Sweet Spot!  CRC invites you to discover that place of service where God has designed you to thrive! The best way to discover your sweet spot is by serving somewhere and discerning if that’s your “sweet spot”.