Entertaining Angels: Nomadic Center Ministry
"The most wonderful potluck you've ever seen, with people you don't know, and afterwards provide a clean, warm, safe place to sleep."
That's how we would describe the Nomadic Shelter Ministry, our partnership with Redwood Gospel Mission.
This ministry serves to house up to 36 homeless people overnight, in churches throughout Sonoma County for seven months a year, October to April.
We host the first Wednesday of 7 months, October - April: next is Wednesday, October 3.
Guests - homeless people -vetted by trained staff at RGM - will be brought to the church in vans. Our part will be to provide a meal, which we may choose to also partake of. This is an opportunity to share the life of Christ with the homeless, a sharing of food, conversation, and simple kindness. One of us may share a brief message of the work of Christ in our life, and hope in the Lord. Then our guests will lie down for a peaceful night's rest after what for many is an unbelievably hectic day.
The opportunity for us is to prepare and serve the meal, hang out with our guests, briefly share from the Word, and let the Lord work as we make ourselves available. This might be a good activity for small groups or people with a common interest in ethnic foods, as one example. Our church has agreed to host the first Wednesday night of each month for seven months beginning October 3 and ending April 3. Food should be ready to serve by 6:00 each evening. You will not be responsible for staying the night, nor for cleaning up the next morning.
Sign up at Welcome Center to volunteer time/resources.
Discovering Crosspoint Membership
If you're interested in finding out more about Crosspoint, our core values, our structure, our theology, and more, please join us
Sunday, October 7 from 12:30 to 3pm, in the Ministry Center.
Lunch is provided. Childcare available upon request
Sign up here.
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child
Through the power of Jesus Christ, a simple shoebox gift can inspire hope and instill understanding of God’s deep love into the hearts of a child.
For millions of kids around the world, this will be their first gift. You can change that.
Pick up your shoebox in the church lobby. There are free items available in the lobby to put in your shoebox(es). Tell A Child About Jesus!
Pick up your boxes in the church lobby, fill them and return your filled shoeboxes no later than November 18.
Crosspoint will be a Collection Center at the end of the shoebox campaign…
If you would like to Volunteer during National Collection Week, sign up at the shoebox table.
We will find a time that fits your schedule.
National Collections Week is November 12—19
Help us receive shoeboxes and get them ready for processing
For more information about National Collection Week, contact Rich Larsen at 953-8955 or Karen Larsen in the church office at 528-6321
40 Days for Life
TAKE A STAND FOR LIFE.
Please note that this is not a demonstration opportunity, it is a time of prayer.
Just show up and pray at your convenience at the public right-of-way outside the
We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion
Parenting Conference :Cooperation, Consequences, and Keeping Your Sanity
These three sessions are split over a two night program; October 26 and November 30.
Session #1 – Teaching Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions Parents often become frustrated because their kids don’t listen. In this session we take apart the instruction process and point out five steps for children ages 2 to 18. Parents learn how to teach cooperation and responsibility in this practical session.
Session #2 – Correction Ideas that Touch the Heart The goal of discipline is a changed heart. This session gives parents several hands-on tools to use when children need to be corrected. A change of heart is defined in practical terms and parents go away with a plan to use seven categories of consequences to motivate heart change in their kids. The underlying principle taught is that behavior modification is not enough. Parents must keep an eye on the heart.
Session #3 – Ending Discipline Times with Impact Parents often don’t know how to end discipline in a constructive way. This session explains a routine for helping children process correction and learn from the experience. Teaching children about repentance and forgiveness are heart gifts discussed here. This tool is especially helpful for children who blame others or have a victim mentality. The seminar is creative with interaction and several opportunities for parents to make specific application to their own families. The seminar ends by talking about God’s desire to touch the hearts of parents, not just their kids. Parents leave encouraged, armed with lots of practical strategies and a new vision for touching the hearts of their children.
Cost is $15 for single; $25 for couples
Sign up here.