Wednesday's Word

April 22, 2015

Praise and Prayers

Praise

We want to give prayers of praise and support for the ladies that went on the Emmaus Walk last weekend.

Prayers

Mary Anne Wine asks for prayers for the family of Chris Dickenson who passed away last Monday.

John C. Schaal would like us to keep his brother, Ted Schaal in prayer for a tumor that was found.

Prayers for Christians who are persecuted for their faith, here and abroad.

Announcements

Kids Club tonight at 6:00 p.m.

3rd grade and under are invited every Wednesday Night for Food, Fun Lessons, and Fellowship from 6:00PM until 7:15PM with Ms. Ginger. If you have any questions please contact Ginger Peek at (470) 767-6200.

Missions Meeting

Tonight at 6:00pm. Come and help plan our missions work for the upcoming months.

BBQ & Youth Car Wash

April 25, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's that time of year again to restock your freezer full of Brunswick Stew and BBQ! Also, you can get your car washed by our Youth to support their mission projects this summer.

BBQ Menu:

Pork, Stew, Slaw, Chips, Pickles, and Bread

$8 per plate, pound, or quart

Youth Carwash is for donations!

Special Conference-wide Offering

This Sunday, April 26, there will be a special offering to go towards the Imagine No More Malaria campaign by The people of the United Methodist Church. With these funds raised, there will be prevention, education, communication, and treatment provided to people in Africa. To find more information, go to www.imaginenomalaria.org.

Volleyball

Starting this Sunday, April 26! We were rained out last week but we'll play this week. Join us on Sundays 5:00-7:00pm for Co-ed Volleyball on the Crossroads UMC "beach". Our beach volleyball court is located between the sanctuary and the school. All skill levels are welcome. Come and learn the game and enjoy some great sports fellowship.


Contact: Rev. Zack at zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net or David Elder at delder47@aol.com

Quarter Auction

There will be a "Quarter Auction" on Friday, May 1, to fundraise for Meals on Wheels at 6:00pm in the Pathfinders Room.

Please bring a wrapped gift for the auction as well as a light refreshment to share.

Crossroads 101

New to Crossroads UMC? Come join us at 10:00am on May 3rd, 10th, and 17th in the Sanctuary. Rev. Zack Martin gives visitors and long-time attenders an overview of our church. We'll cover United Methodist beliefs and practices, Christian history, and programs at Crossroads UMC. Join us for a fun and informative time together. Whether you're new to the faith, new to Crossroads UMC, or just need a refresher you'll find something in our time together. Contact:zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net for more information.


RSVP by May 1st at secretary@crossroadsumc.net or 770-388-7438.

Sanctuary Renovation Information coming soon

In 2013 our church adopted a comprehensive plan for ministry called “The Vision Quest”. One of the points, Facilities Improvement, clearly became a major vision emphasis with our dated building. Among the Facility Improvement goals, was the hope of “designing a more modern Worship Center” (p. 27 vision report).


A Worship Renovation Committee formed in September 2014 and evaluated many proposals. The committee met for eight months and reached consensus around five action items: Functionality, Appearance, Video, Sound, and Theatrical Lighting. Bidding from contractors began and a proposal was brought before the Trustees last February for approval. The vote was unanimous in favor of the renovations. Now we are looking to fund this vision.


Over the next couple of weeks, the committee will be sharing the vision for our worship space. Be sure to be in Sunday School to hear all the details!