Join Us for Worship
"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the (ware)house of the Lord!" --Psalm 122:1
You're invited! We would like to invite you to be our guest and come experience the life-changing community called "the church." You will find real people who face real problems every single day. The difference-maker in their lives? The love of God and the love of the people who are the church.
Thanksgiving Week Ministry Schedule
W3...will not meet on Wednesday night, Nov. 25, but will return the following Wednesday night, Dec. 2. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us for this time of "Word, World andWacky Games," from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Kids Crossings Building (Bldg. A). Parents, don't forget the W3 Bible Bowl and Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 10, which will be the final W3 for 2014. For more info, contact our minister to families with preschoolers and children Shellyn Poole.
Our weekly Youth Group gathering will not meet on Nov. 25. We'll get together at our regular time on Wednesday night, Dec.2 , at 6:30, upstairs in Building C. Students in grades 7-12, make plans to join us for a fun time hanging out, building friendships, and studying God's word together. Our youth Christmas Party will be on Wednesday night, Dec. 16, from 7:00 to 8:30. There will be no youth group gatherings on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. For more info on all of our Youth Group activities, contact youth pastor Dean Shirley.
Our Ecclesia ministry for college students and young adults will take the coming week off because of the Thanksgiving holidays, but will gather for our last Ecclesia gathering of the semester on Wednesday night, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in Building B. We're also planning several holiday events, including our Ecclesia Christmas party on Dec. 9. Be sure to like our "Ecclesia" Facebook page to keep up with what's going on, or contact college pastor Brett Roney for all the details or directions.
Adult Small Groups
Please be sure to check with your small group leaders about possible changes in your group's schedule for the upcoming holiday week. If you are not currently a part of a group, we have more than a dozen adult groups which gather each week around the Shelby County area for Bible study, prayer, discipleship and "doing life" together. If you're interested in hosting or co-leading a new group in your area, of if you'd like like to come and plug in to an existing group and need more info, contact small groups pastor Jim Beckner.
Christmas Celebration, Dec. 13
You and your family are invited to join us for our annual Shelby Crossings Christmas Celebration coming up Sunday night, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The night will feature special music by our preschool Angel Choir and W3 Kids, as well as songs of the season from our worship team and others within our congregation.
This church-wide gathering will be an excellent opportunity for you to invite your friends and neighbors to come and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ with us. Plan to bring along some Christmas goodies for a fellowship time following the program. You won't want to miss this special night.
Operation Christmas Child Update
Thanks to each of you who brought your Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this past week. We collected exactly 100 OCC boxes to give to needy children around the world, plus some others were delivered straight to a collection site. That's more than a hundred children whose lives will be impacted by those simple gifts of love and the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray for the boxes, that God will use these gifts to reach the children who receive them with the love of Christ.
Opportunities to Serve
Want to get involved in ministry at Shelby Crossings? As our church continues to grow, so too do the needs, especially since with the addition of a second worship service in the last year. That means more opportunities to serve the Lord through our church. We have several needs for volunteers for are looking for a place to serve, and we'd love to get you plugged in. Here's a list of a few of our immediate needs:
If you would be interested in serving in any of the above areas, or in another area not listed, please let the staff know and we'll try to get you connected.