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Christmas Outreach Makes For a Meaningful Christmas!

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Hundreds of volunteers, students, and staff gathered to celebrate the meaning of Christmas with parties, gifts, and time together. Children from our inner-city school partners, including Eugene Field Elementary, Stan Hupfeld Elementary, SeeWorth Academy, The Club at Crossings, Whiz Kids students from Capitol Hill Elementary, and Sunset Elementary, enjoyed special time with volunteers, their teachers, and their friends during each of the parties held during the month of December.

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Crossings Women Kick Off Christmas in Style!

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Crossings Women’s Ministry hosted their annual Christmas bash, Home for the Holidays, earlier this Christmas season and it was a blast! Nearly 600 women of all ages attended with their friends, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, and all the special ladies in their lives to enjoy a special Christmas message from Women’s Pastor, Deidre Franklin, yummy seasonal desserts, and presentations jam-packed with tips and tricks for the holidays.

“I just loved Home for the Holidays! The atmosphere was full of peace after Deidre’s message, and I loved getting to take home my swag bag to start decorating right away! It was the perfect event to kick off the Christmas season–I’d recommend it to ladies of all ages, backgrounds, and decorating styles!” -Lori Eden, Crossings Member & Volunteer

Check out some photos from the event right here:

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Want to learn more about Crossings Women or want to get involved? Explore this page for upcoming events, groups, and classes at both campuses and learn more about Women’s Ministry right here!

QUESTIONS?

We’d love to connect with you! Contact Sheila Urton if you’re interested in learning more about Women’s Ministry! You can email her at surton@crossings.church or call her at 405-302-1208.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This Thanksgiving, we want to encourage you to make time for meaningful conversation with your families despite the divisive topics we can all fall prey to. Read on for conversation starters, ideas, things to remember, and resources to make this Thanksgiving one of your best yet!

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Trunk or Treat 2018 a Huge Success!

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Trunk or Treat 2018 was a blast at Crossings Edmond! Tons of families, volunteers, and staff enjoyed a night of fun together at the Crossings Edmond campus on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Trunk or Treat is a great way for new families, members, friends, and people in the community to get to know each other and try out Crossings in a no-pressure way. We look forward to seeing how God will use our time together at Trunk or Treat to impact the lives of those who enjoyed the event with us!

“Trunk or Treat was the perfect venue to get together, make new friends at the church, do something you enjoy, and encourage others to visit the Edmond campus. The joy from the families and volunteers is contagious. I love that it’s a safe event for everyone from babies to senior adults.” – Rick Bergeron, Crossings Edmond member and volunteer

Take a look at some of the awesome costumes and smiling faces from Trunk or Treat 2018 right here:

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Want to learn more about special events at Crossings or want to become a volunteer? Explore this page for upcoming events, groups, and classes at both campuses and check out volunteer opportunities right here!

QUESTIONS?

We’d love to connect with you! Contact Megan King if you’re interested in learning more about Trunk or Treat or Crossings Edmond! You can email her at mking@crossings.church or call her at 405-242-5464.

3,500 People at Fall Carnival 2018!

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Over 3,500 kids and their families came to Crossings OKC for Fall Carnival 2018 and we all had a blast together! With the help of 246 volunteers (many of whom were first-time volunteers!), families enjoyed inflatables, games, candy, rides, cakewalks, and so much more!

The heart behind Fall Carnival is simple, but powerful: Fall Carnival exists to create a fun, family-friendly, safe environment for children and families to experience Crossings in a zero-pressure way. We are grateful for God’s hand in bringing these families to Fall Carnival and we look forward to seeing how God encourages them through the Crossings family.

“Great job to all staff and volunteers!  It was amazing!  We were blessed to be able to bring our two grandchildren. What a fun time and great way to share God’s love!  Thanks for sharing Jesus with everyone. We are a church on the move to spread His love and I know the Fall Carnival is an amazing outreach!  Love my church!”  -Ginny Moser, Crossings Community Church member

Check out highlights from the night below!

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Want to learn more about special events at Crossings or want to become a volunteer? Explore this page for upcoming events, groups, and classes at both campuses and check out volunteer opportunities right here!

QUESTIONS?

We’d love to connect with you! Contact Lori Bunyar if you’re interested in learning more about Fall Carnival or being a part of Fall Carnival 2019! You can email her at lbunyar@crossings.church or call 405-302-1258.

350 Disaster Backpacks Delivered to Children Affected by Hurricane Florence

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As Hurricane Florence made landfall September 14, 2018, both North and South Carolina were affected by the devastating winds and record-breaking flooding. Over 2,500 people were sheltered in North Carolina alone and an estimated 759,000 homes and businesses were damaged.

During this disastrous event, many school-aged children sought shelter in the school they attended after being forced to evacuate their homes. When children live through disasters like that of Hurricane Florence, their mental, emotional, and physical health can be disturbed, as can their education. Injury, irregular eating habits due to inadequate food supplies, and death are possible during these traumatic events. The stress of losing loved ones, homes, and possessions and being forced to relocate additionally weigh on these children.

All of these factors contribute to a child’s sense of security and stability, but fortunately, meeting a simple need with a few resources help children regain their sense of ownership and free-form expression.

Feed the Children, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials,” creates and shares Disaster Backpacks designed specifically for children who have been impacted by a disaster like Hurricane Florence.

Feed the Children is currently working with 19 community partners to identify needs and gaps in services for these children and their families. 37 shipments of relief supplies totaling 792,000 pounds of food, water, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and other essentials have been allocated.

In September, Crossings Community Church through the Missions ministry had the opportunity to partner with Feed the Children to be a voice of hope and to demonstrate God’s love to these affected families. Second through fourth graders at the Crossings OKC campus created 350 Disaster Backpacks to send to children who have been displaced from their homes and their belongings due to the hurricane. Each backpack is full of personal hygiene items, a plush toy, and a copy of The Comfort Quilt, a coloring book that helps children recover emotionally and spiritually from the losses they’ve experienced.

Take a look at how God is using Crossings to love our neighbors near and far:

Learn more about Crossings Disaster Response Team here or Crossings Missions ministry right here.

Father Son Trip to Roatan, Honduras

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Our first Father-Son Learning and Cultural Engagement (LACE) trip to Roatan, Honduras was a blast! From June 2 through June 9, 2018, Crossings 78 dads and their sons traveled to Roatan to encourage our missionary partner, Deborah Hunnicutt.

The guys served with children in the bilingual Christian elementary school founded by Deborah, joined in conversational English classes taught in the community, and so much more.

Take a look at some of the trip’s highlights below!

Want to be a part of one of our Learning and Cultural Engagement (LACE) trips in the future? Check out our Missions page right here, explore upcoming trips, events, and classes right here, or contact Pam Millington, Pastor of Missions and Outreach Opportunities, by email at pmillington@crossings.church.