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THE CROSSING WEEKLY

LOOKING AHEAD

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

Pumpkinfest Prep Day from 9AM – 1PM. We will be cleaning up the property and preparing to invite the community in. Don’t know what Pumpkinfest is? Check out our video below.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

Community Movie Night featuring The Majestic at 6 PM in the sanctuary. The movie takes place during the Hollywood blacklist of the 50s and has a lot to say about community, identity, truth, and freedom. Come see what God will show you through this film. Come, bring snacks, and relax after Pumpkinfest Prep Day!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH - OCTOBER 5TH

10 Days of Prayer will be kicked off at The Crossing Life Church Sunday September 25th at 7 PM, and will also be hosting prayer on Monday October 3rd at 7 PM. Join us, together with churches across the world for 10 Days of Prayer in unity, seeking the Lord. To learn more CLICK HERE.

APPLY NOW

Journey Discipleship course is starting Sunday, November 6th at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM through late April 2023. Journey USA is a community-based, Christ-centered, discipleship ministry that exists to help people find hope, and live life through experiencing Jesus in their relationships, sexuality, and identity. Email completed applications to Dave Matte, DaveMatte57@gmail.com or contact him with any questions you may have.

Print/View the application by clicking the flyer below.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

It’s that time of year again: PUMPKINFEST! Sign up to help below!

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SATURDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH - 9TH

October Prayer Burn, is 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday. Come on out and see what God is doing. Stop by for an hour, two, or more!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Special Guest Miki Earle at Coffee & Conversation, is coming to encourage and wrap up discussion on “MARGINS.” Miki has been a life coach for 20+ years and has helped women grow and strengthen their relationship with God, themselves, and the ones they love. RSVP to Anna Benedict for more details at Anna.benedict@gmail.com

ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST - 23RD

Men’s Encounter at CLC Carmel, ME sign up below. Space is limited to 20 registrants.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH - 30TH

Women’s Encounter at CLC Carmel, ME sign up below. Space is limited to 20 registrants.

JOIN US WEEKLY

EY (Emerging Youth) 6:30 PM, is a gathering of ages of 12 – 18. Contact Josiah Armstrong to get involved jarmstrong@lifealliance.org

Prayer Furnace 7 PM in the sanctuary, come pray and worship with us!

Young Adult Group 7 PM, contact Laura to get involved messinanc@gmail.com

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!

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.benedict@gmail.com

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.

School Of Warrior Arts offers various classes throughout the week featuring Martial Arts, Dance, and Music lessons. Click HERE for more details!

PUMPKINFEST IS COMING!
By Sarah Truman

“Fall is my favorite season in New England, the changing of the leaves, warm days, cool nights and Pumpkinfest!  This fun and free event is our “welcome to our home”, for the community.  Like the change in season, Pumpkinfest may impact and change a life.” Marie Petty, our Pumpkinfest coordinator and a long time member of the crossing put it best as to why our 9th annual event, Pumpkinfest, should be the most exciting one yet for us as a church. 

 

Not every outreach looks the same. From impacting people in the prison ministry Kairos, to Base Camp, to our staples like Pumpkinfest and Christmas at the Crossing, this is God’s design to reach everyone. Being involved is a must in order to expand and love the world the way we are taught to by God in His Word. In Luke 1:76-79, the children of Christ are given this encouragement: “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Considering the prophesied season we are entering, be encouraged to be a part of these opportunities to represent Jesus to those around us.

 

“Pumpkinfest takes place during my favorite time of year and it’s a great practical way to walk out our faith by being a light to our local community.” Will Ellis, one of our worship leaders, illustrates the servants heart well.

 

Katelynn Baez, a Kid’s Church leader, speaks on the core of why we need this event to be such a high priority. “I think the heartbeat of why we do what we do at Pumpkinfest is to serve the local community, not just with a fun time, although that is the initial appeal. What it really is designed to be is an intentional and grand opportunity for the church, the bride, to do her job as she was made to do. Evangelizing the local community looks like reaching out to the broken parts of the community and bringing them into the family of God. It’s why we open our home (the church  property itself) and we say come have fun with us and hangout; but it’s extremely important for us all to be present. We should all be serving because we have a divine opportunity to truly bridge the gap between God and man, for the people who don’t know who God is.” 

 

I, Sarah Truman, remember in 2014, after I came to the Crossing, God said to me, “Let this day be a date for us, and let’s see how many people you can make smile. Really smile. Or belly laugh. Or cry. Whatever people may need from you, give to them.” I knew then, alongside other reasons, that Crossing Life was where I belonged. To be compelled by the Spirit to reach out to the broken in our backyard, and let them know that God loves them, was so impactful and beautiful for my own walk. Now I run quickly to sign up for different spaces to serve. 

 

Members new and old at the Crossing Life are being challenged to have the heart attitude to serve. Without it, people will not see the real love of God on display. Terri Poirier shares that not every year is the same. “Last year I came to Pumpkinfest not really knowing what to expect, and I was amazed at the way everyone pulled together to make the community feel welcomed. I am looking forward to serving alongside everyone this year.”

 

Pumpkinfest has the potential to create moments of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. Strangers could find a home because they see we are home. Wanderers in the world need family; that could be us. Be encouraged; do not grow weary in this season! We never know who’s watching, or who will be impacted by our sincere love of God. Let’s make this the best year ever! 

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!

THE CROSSING WEEKLY

LOOKING AHEAD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH Pumpkinfest Prep Day from 9AM – 1PM. We will be cleaning up the property and preparing to invite the community

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LOOKING AHEAD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH Pumpkinfest Prep Day from 9AM – 1PM. We will be cleaning up the property and preparing to invite the community

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LOOKING AHEAD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH Special Guest Miki Earle at Coffee & Conversation, is coming to encourage and wrap up discussion on “MARGINS.” Miki has been

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