RAIN PLAN for “Working Forward to the Beach” 02JULY

1 07 2013

Forecast

In the case of rain for tomorrow’s beach cookout (TUES 02JULY), we’ll meet for a good, ole fashioned COOK-IN @crcumc in the Connection Center.

If it’s raining at or after 5:00pm then head directly to @crcumc.

Either way, we’ll have a great evening of friends, food, and faith! Looking forward to seeing you!





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.

HabiJax

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”.  

 





Forward Forecast FEB ’13

14 02 2013

Global-EphesiansFEB-MAR Series  “Diversity, Conflict, Faith, Social Justice, Finding ‘the one’, and more!” – Bring your bible (paperback or phone app) and dive into this study. You may be surprised how the society and people of Ephesus in the first century mirrors our very own today. How do we live as Christians in this world?

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.

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”.  

 





“Happy New Year!” Forward Forecast JAN ’13

14 01 2013

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Remembering the Future  We’re back this Tuesday 15JAN! Each week involves a good meal, live music, and a meaningful service project or conversation/message. Tap a friend on the shoulder and invite to join you here. We meet in the Connection Center at CRC at 6:30pm. Park near the playground and enter the “North Entrance”. Looking forward to seeing you here!  

22JAN  “Diversity, Conflict, Faith, Social Justice, Finding ‘the one’, and more!” – Bring your bible (paperback or phone app) and dive into this study. Click on the “YouVersion app” pic and get a head start on reading chapter one! You may be surprised how the society and people of Ephesus in the first century mirrors our very own today. How do we live as Christians in this world?

EVENT HORIZON

Picture1WinterFEST  @Windy Hill  Rally with others from CrossRoad Church as we partner with the Windy Hill community during the last three Wednesdays in January. 16JAN will be the WinterFEST kickoff event where you can serve food, supervise the rockwall tower or spacewalk, or assist in facilitating crafts. The last two weeks (23 & 30JAN) involve community building and discipleship with our WH extended family.

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. Registration deadline is Sunday 24FEB ($100 NR deposit holds your seat). Contact Lance with questions or to RSVP.

SERVE OPPORTUNITIES @ CRC

Find Your Sweet Spot!  CRC invites you to discover that one place of service where God has designed you to thrive!  Often the best way to learn where your best service is to be found is by just putting your hands to service somewhere and discerning if that’s your “sweet spot”.  CRC wants to always be a church of friends… not simply a friendly church.  Consider serving as a Sunday morning greeter or section leader and serve by simply by making friends on Sundays; or serve as a group facilitator for our children, youth, or adult groups.  Discover more opportunities in the Groups Catalog.