THE CROSSING WEEKLY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH - 20TH
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Murder Mystery: A Southern Tragedy is back by popular demand! Come support our Emerging Youth Group, solve a murder mystery and enjoy some good ole’ chicken and waffles! Childcare with dinner is provided. Reserve your seat and find out more details by clicking the button below.
FRIDAY MARCH 4TH - SUNDAY MARCH 6TH
Winter Basecamp at the Crossing Life Church in Carmel, ME. Ages 12-18 come together for a time of worship, revival, and equipping in the Faith through teaching, inspiration, reflection, and high energy games. Register for an amazing weekend encountering God below!
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST-3RD
Women’s Encounter is coming up, register below. Men’s Encounter: TBD.
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EY (Emerging Youth) 6:30 PM, is a gathering of ages of 12 – 18. Contact Josiah Armstrong to get involved email@example.com
Prayer Furnace 7 PM in the sanctuary, come pray and worship with us!
Life Groups are at the core of our community expression and are the primary place for connecting with people in our community at a personal level. Find one near you!
First Principles classes are at 6:30 PM. The First Principles Series is a set of 13, six-session Bible study guides used to establish believers and churches in the Christian faith. New enrollment occurs in fall and spring. Learn more about First Principles!
Coffee and Conversation Women, join us every third Saturday morning of the month from 9 AM – 12 PM, contact Anna Benedict Anna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Service 10 AM. Find our messages HERE.
Children’s Church drop off times are from 9:40 AM – 10:15 AM. Kingdom Kids (age 1-5) is across the street at the Daycare. Power Kids (ages 6-11) is in the main building’s hall. Learn more about Children’s Church.
Café Kerygma is our very own cafe which opens at 9 – 10 AM & 12 – 1 PM for coffee and fellowship.
Dreamers’ Ranch sells their products from 12-12:30, or directly after service. Come buy our beef, lamb, pork, and eggs as available.
Fields for Harvest: Dreamers' Ranch Fire & Ice 2022
By Glori Rubio
This past weekend, Dreamers’ Ranch hosted its annual Fire & Ice winter festival and fundraiser, where we welcomed over 300 locals–many of whom were brand new faces to our community.
Guests enjoyed a quick shuttle or hayride up to our event site on the ranch where they were met with fresh air, smiling faces, bonfires, great music, and delicious refreshments. Our stellar teams had burgers from The Tuckaway Tavern on the grill and soul-warming hot cocoa ready. The Prancing Pony, a crowd-favorite, served up local beer and wine.
We had surprising spring weather that limited our typical winter activities like sledding and ice skating, but as noted by the Eagle Tribune’s recap, that didn’t thaw out our spirits. The night brought chilling winds that were perfect for huddling around the hot bonfires that were well-stoked and blazing.
Scanning the crowd, you could spot people of every generation: youth jamming out to the bands, children playing on the iced-over pond and running through the fields, and fireside friends catching up over a drink.
When asked what brought guests out, many commented that they were just happy to get out of the house. Others were excited to support their friends who were performing in the bands. And of course, Dreamers’ Ranch Young Entrepreneurs and Homeschool students, and our Crossing Life family, also came out to show support.
Not only did we meet the Dreamers’ Ranch fundraising goal to fuel the impact and reach of upcoming programs, but we also met the mission to welcome the community into our “home” and reflect Christ through fellowship and service.
As we pray for the harvest, it is easy to imagine the expansion of the Kingdom will occur in one great rush, perhaps a Sunday service with standing room only. But, God doesn’t always work in ways that fit our imagination and we ought to notice the ways that He is moving in the everyday–at work, at school, and at music festivals.
While riding on the hay wagon, one Fire & Ice guest commented, “This is incredible! I never knew this place was here! So this is a Church?” It presented an exciting opportunity. Throughout the evening, our teams had dozens of conversations that went just like this. It was a great reminder that there are people unreached in our community, curious and ripe for harvest; a reminder that our events are an opportunity for God to move; and a reminder that we must stay ready.
As we reflect on this weekend’s success, we want to thank all who joined us for Fire & Ice and the many teams who served – those who prepared the grounds, directed parking, provided shuttle rides, served food, kept the fires, and showed up to greet guests and love our community. It’s great to be “on mission” with you!
We’d love to know… Is God on the move in your life? If you have a testimony, click the button below to share in an upcoming edition of The Crossing Weekly!