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January 2017

Sky Zone Reminder

There has been some confusion as to the liability waivers.  There are two waivers that need to be signed.  One is the waiver for Crossroad Community Church, and the other is for Sky Zone.  You can not participate unless BOTH waivers are completed by you if you’re 18 or older, or by your parent/guardian if you’re under 18.  If you have not turned in your waiver for Crossroad Community Church you may bring it tonight.  If you have not completed a waiver for Sky Zone you can do that online.  If you have a smartphone you can do it on your mobile device.  Otherwise, you’ll need a computer.  Please let me know (317-401-1044) if you need help.  I’ve included links for both waivers below.

Click Here to download the Crossroad Community Church waiver

Click Here to fill out the Sky Zone waiver

Lastly, please be at Crossroad Community Church at, OR BEFORE, 7:45.  We will need to be at Sky Zone by 8:30 so we will leave the CCC as soon as everyone is there, or 8:00 PM.

If you’ve signed up and will not be able to make it, PLEASE let me know so we are not waiting on you.

We will not be stopping to eat on the way back, so if you need to eat between 8:00 and 11:00 PM please bring a snack or money to purchase snacks there.

We will be back at the church at 11:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please call me at (317) 401-1044.

Thanks,

Warren

Sky Zone Glow Nigh Update

It almost time to get your jump on!  I called Sky Zone today to confirm or reservation and to give them an updated number of participants.  During the conversation they stated they require a Liability Waiver to be signed by everyone.  If you’re younger then 17, than your parent or guardian needs to sign one.  The good news is you can do it on line.  So between now and Saturday I need everyone to go HERE and fill one out.  No one will be allowed to participate unless they have one on file.

Again, please click on the link to fill out a waiver for all.  I’ve asked if they can email me a paper form, but have not yet received it.  If you are bringing a friend, please make sure you get this to them and their parent/guardian as well.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LIABILITY WAIVER

We currently have 28 souls going on our trip.  If you have not signed up and want to go, please let me know ASAP.

 

 

Valentine Dinner Youth Workers

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We’re going to start selling Valentines Dinner tickets this Sunday, and we will be promoting the dinner this Sunday during both services.

So we’ll need students to:

  1. Help sell tickets before and after each service, each service leading up to the event.
  2. Be available during announcements of both services.
  3. If at all possible where black slacks and a white shirt.

Remember, everyone who works will get a percentage of the profits to be credited to their mission trip, so make sure you sign the check in sheet each Sunday.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Warren

Volunteers Needed for Valentines Dinner FUNdraiser

Last year was our first #CrossroadSM lead Valentines Dinner, and was a huge success as we sold all 100 place settings.  This year we expect the same.  This years dinner is coming up quickly and will be on February 11, 2017

Adult Leaders Needed

  • Two adults to help cook
  • One adult to oversee childcare
  • One adult to oversee wait staff
  • One adult to emcee and come up with games/entertainment

#CrossroadSM Students Needed

  • Three Students for Childcare
  • Two Students for Check-In
  • Two Students for Photo Booth
  • Ten Table Servers

Please call, or text, me at (317) 401-1044, or email me at wrobison@crossroad-community.com with any questions.

We will also be trying to set a date to have an organizational meeting.

2017 Valentines Dinner FUNdraiser

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This will be our second annual Valentine’s Dinner.

  • The date is Saturday February 11th.
  • Doors will open at 5:30
  • Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.
  • The cost will be $40.00 per couple.
  • Dinners will have their choice of Lasagna or Chicken Cordon Blue.
  • Child care will be provided
  • Candy bar
  • Photo Booth
  • Fun Games

This is our first fund raiser for our 2017 Summer Mission trip to Cannon Falls, MN, and all youth are expected to be there.   We were blessed with over 100 dinners last year, and expect to sell out again.  So please add this to your must attend calendar.

Announcing our 2017 Summer Workcamp

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We’ll be serving in Cannon Falls, Minnesota!

Your votes have been tallied, and by an overwhelming margin you all have decided to serve the Cannon Falls Minnesota area next year.

We’ll check in at work camp on June 17th, 2017.  It is another 10 hour drive so we’ll need to stay two nights all together at a hotel.  Our Wednesday activity will be decided later, as well as what our celebration activity will be (Theme Park, Water Park, Rafting, etc).  This will determine if we leave on Friday June 16th and then return Saturday June 24th, or if we leave on a Saturday (June 17th) and return on Monday June 26th.

We have reserved 20 spots for students and 4 spots for adults.

To reserve your sport you’ll need to fill out an application, CLICK HERE for the application, and turn it in along with your $50.00 deposit.

Preliminary Information

COST:  The total amount the student is responsible for is $450.00.  A non refundable $50.00 deposit is required at the time the student’s registration is turned in.  Please make all checks out to Crossroad Community Church.  $200.00 is then due by March 1st, 2017 with the remaining $200.00 being due by May 1st, 2017.

FUNDRAISING:  We will be having fundraisers to help offset some, (several students were able to raise ALL of their registration fees by our fundraisers alone) if not all, of the registration fee.  In order to get a portion of the funds raised at a fundraising event you must be present at that event.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  During Workcamp we will be staying at a local High School.  Students will want to bring a towel and washcloth, plastic bags for wet or soiled clothing, an air mattress or foam pad, sleeping bag or sheets/blankets, bathing suite for showering and personal toilet articles.  A complete list of tools and other items will be made available at our parent meeting in January.

SPENDING MONEY:  Each student will need around $100.00 in spending money for food while traveling, food at Mt. Olympus Outdoor Theme Park, (Theme Park Tickets will be paid for by the Youth Ministry) as well as for our activity on Wednesday.

More details to follow as they become available.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time by voice or text to (317) 455-4WAR or by email at wrobison@crossroad-community.com.

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2017 #CrossroadSM Summer Mission

“Service Above Self; Workcamp”

This year we are heading out to Cannon Falls, MN from June 17-25.

Just a short drive—but a world away—from the exciting Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cannon Falls is the hub of the local farming community. Centered at the confluence of the Little and Big Cannon Rivers, the area is rich in outdoor activities—biking/hiking along the Cannon Valley Trail, tubing/canoeing trips down the Cannon River, boating/fishing/swimming at Lake Byllesby Regional Park.

But the area is also rich in something else: a growing number of homes in need of repairs that elderly, low-income, or disabled residents simply cannot do for themselves. People are counting on you to restore their pride—in a freshly painted home, a new wheelchair ramp, or a sturdy safe-entry porch. You and your kids will work on homes in the town of Cannon Falls, throughout the surrounding farming area, and in nearby smaller towns.

Our local partner there is a service group comprised of leaders from all sectors of the community. Local churches, businesses, and other groups have all come together with you to build up their community in the spirit of Christian love. Everyone is excited that you are coming, and the community has already been making plans to make you feel welcome and make your time there fulfilling, productive, and comfortable!

The school: The pride of the community. Recently remodeled. Air conditioned—even the gym! And about a gazillion sparkly-clean showers. Your group will come home to comfort—after a hard day’s work, or to spiff up for a Wednesday afternoon trip to the nearby Mall of America!

At the Cannon Falls, MN Workcamp, our group will demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion in tangible ways, serving real people in need while working on projects like…

  • Building wheelchair ramps and handrails
  • Weatherizing homes and trailers
  • Reconstructing sagging porches
  • Significant painting projects
  • Interior and exterior carpentry
  • Other home repair projects that the homeowner cannot otherwise complete

What is a Group Mission Trip

We all know that children grow up too fast, but we can’t slow down time.  What do you want your children to learn and experience before they leave home and enter the world?  Group Mission Trips provide a great way for your children to experience leadership, teamwork, problem solving, confidence, compassion and spiritual growth in a safe environment.

  • Leadership – Your child will be put on a supervised crew of 6 others where they will fulfill 1 of 6 specific roles and work together to complete a service project or home repair for a resident.
  • Teamwork – Your child will meet other youth from different states and come together on a crew to accomplish a goal that is bigger than each of them individually. They will make a lasting impact by providing a source of hope to those they serve.
  • Problem Solving – your child will work with 4 other youth and 1 adult to transform a home or serve a local agency where they may run into incorrect material or wrong directions or even difficult people.  Year over year crews find creative solutions to accomplish their tasks.
  • Confidence – your child will learn they can work with many different people to serve and accomplish huge tasks on their own. Many often arrive thinking they cannot do this without parental assistance, and leave knowing they can positively influence and change lives on their own.
  • Compassion – Your child will work with people from many different walks of life which may be different than those they come into contact and work with at home. This gives children a great perspective, and the reward is as rich for your child as those they serve.
  • Spiritual Growth – Your child will attend morning and evening interactive programs that guide their faith in Jesus to become more powerful and real. There will also be devotions during lunch and opportunities to discuss all they are experiencing with their youth group in the evening.

In my 15 years being involved in youth ministry I’ve been to numerous “Bible”/“Youth” camps.  But none have compared to a Group Work Camp Mission Week.  There is just something about working along side, serving Christ, in a small group setting.

Or maybe it’s the nightly service?  Filled with excitement, praise, and the Holy Spirit.  Maybe it’s the thousands of adults from the churches the students come from, all praying in one accord four our campers, leaders, and the community we’re serving.

Or is it the 400 + teenagers that still have the “I alone can change the world” attitude?  Or, more likely, the combination of therm all.  What ever it is lives will be changed next week.  Work camp will cause hearts to be soften and open to the spirit.

Workcamp encourages our eyes to see the world from a different perspective.  It stretches our faith in ways we never thought possible.  It does not matter if your child’s walk with God is new, or if they are mature in Christ; they will be effected by the experience it offers next week.  Each and everyone of you are blessed that your child/young adult, has once again, chosen to take a week of their summer vacation and serve those less fortunate.

Love,

Warren

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