Baptisms, november 25
Photo by Grant Jonathan
Last Sunday, November 25, 11 people were baptized during one of the Crossroads services. We're congratulating everyone who has started on this new journey in life.
Interested in Baptism? Read more here.
Last Sunday we had a fantastic Christmas Lunch at the Ministry Center sponsored by the Care team. After kicking off with a short word and a blessing by Bill Hoopes, we could all start of with our lunch program. In total, 46 people joined for a 4 course traditional English Christmas dinner as well as Christmas carols, a Christmas meditation by Bob Phillips and a Bible Quiz.
On the 4th of December we started a new group called: “Vogels” for the 2 year old Dutch
speaking children in Crossroads. We were having more then 30 children in the two crèches
(age 0-2) on a regular basis on a Sunday morning. To ensure the safety of the children we
don’t allow more than 15 children per classroom and we had to start sending children with
their parents away. Not so welcoming!
On Saturday December 17th, we celebrated Christmas at the Farm with the children of Crossroads and many visitors. It was a great celebration in which the donkey, sheep and camel told the Christmas story, each from their unique point of view.
Are you expecting a child or do you have a newborn? Come and meet other parents and parents-to-be and get information about what Crossroads has to offer you.
When: February 5, 10.30 - 11.15
Where: Room 022 (on the left at end of the hallway, past the lounge)
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 17th of December about 130 volunteers came together to make a difference in the city of Amsterdam. We did many projects like painting houses, helping the elderly, blessing people by taking pictures with Santa Claus and singing christmas carols in the VU hospital.
Crossroads started about 25 years ago. At that time all we needed was ten chairs.
Since then a lot of people have sat on those red chairs... each one with his or her own unique experience during the Sunday gatherings, the Alpha Course, the Dad-Kid Camp, in the LIFEgroup or other Crossroads’ activities. And all this was only possible because of people who faithfully contributed financially to making these things possible. Thanks to your giving, many children, teens and adults have had a chance to explore faith, to find Jesus, to grow strong in their new identity and in their commitment as a Jesus-follower, and to share their faith with others. Thank you so much!
Because it is sometimes hard to meet others in our church, we want to create regular opportunities for different groups of people in Crossroads to meet each other. These connection points as we call them are meant to connect people, and to explore if there is interest to meet more often. For December we have two Connection points.
December 4th during the second service, there is an opportunity for Young Internationals to meet each other in room 215 on the second floor. Just chatting, hanging out and see what will happen.
December 11th during the second service, we would like to bring together the Expat community in Crossroads in room 215. Being away from your home country and family has it's own challenges, it is good to share with others who are in the same situation.