In April 2010 the first concert with Crossnotes classical music ensemble took place at the Zonnensteinzaal in Amstelveen. 10 musicians, willing to offer their musical talents to collect money for the Crossroads care team emergency fund, gathered to prepare a classical music concert. It was a very successful experiment, the hall was full, and afterwards we decided to organise other concerts to collect money for other charities we believed in. The second concert, in December 2010, we were able to play in the beautiful Noorderkerk, covered in snow. The collected funds went to Serve the City Amsterdam.
Do you love God? Do you love people? Have you ever considered leading or co-leading a LIFEgroup, but you feel like you need more training? Then the LIFEgroup Leadership Course is something you don't want to miss!
Recruiting for a new Teaching Pastor has just started, and we have already received 55 applications in less than a week. We expect to receive many more and pray that God will lead and direct us in the selection process. The interviews should take place in early autumn, and we hope that the new Teaching Pastor will arrive early in 2012.
Daniel de Wet has accepted a teaching position at a church in South Africa, and plans to leave around the end of August. We are sad to see him go, but rejoice with him as he is following his calling to teach and preach. Daniel and Elmien, with their children, will be moving back to a place in South Africa called Knysna. Sunday August 28 we will have a BBQ at church and you will have a chance to say goodbye to him.
For the 15+ youth group we have recruited Tory Almond on staff.
Last Sunday the 17th of July we had the Children's End-of-the-Season Celebration. It was great to see the parents and spend some time together. Once again we want to thank the volunteers who made this season of Children's Church possible. We want to thank Hilde for all the great work she has done in the Children's Church. Thank you Hilde for all your input and enthousiasm!!
This summer from July 24th until August 28th we have an exciting program for all children from 3 to 7. It is a bilingual program with the theme “Animal Adventure! / Dieren Avontuur!” Children will sign up and meet in their smaller age groups first and then have a combined stage-led program with teaching, singing, story, game and prayer. After that they will end in smaller groups again with a drink and craft activity.
This seminar is for you….if you are married or engaged...if you have been married and hope to build a new relationship in a healthier way...or if you are single and want to understand better how a marriage relationship works. Bill and Darlene Davis have served the Lord throughout their 39 years of marriage. They will share life-giving truth from Gods' Word and examples from their own lives as they help us to understand the importance of “Being in Right Relationship.”
It is with mixed feelings, both sadness and rejoicing, that we announce that Daniel de Wet has accepted a teaching position at a church in South Africa, and plans to leave around the end of August. We are sad to see him go, but rejoice with him as he is following his calling to teach and preach.