Crosswell Baptist Church - The Year of the Family

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

Souper Bowl of Caring is Sunday, February 7th.  The youth will be collecting at the doors of the sanctuary following the a.m. service.  The collection will go to United Ministries Food Pantry of Sumter.  Churches around the world will be taking up an offering to help the hungry on this day.

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SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET

Support our youth in their summer missions by participating in
SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET on  Sunday, February 14th.  You can
support by donating a baked good or gift item.  You can also
support by bidding on the items at silent auction that Sunday
after the morning service.  All funds raised will go toward the
youth’s mission activities for the summer.

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FOCUS ON WMU

Focus on WMU is February 8th-14th.  The Woman’s Missionary Union
promotes missions education and missions support in the church.  At
Crosswell, we have three WMU groups:  Current Missions, Bible Study,
and Baptist Young Women.  All women are invited to join a group.

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OFFERING FOR WORLD HUNGER

Every minute around the world, sixteen people die of complications due
to hunger.  Twelve of these are children under five years of age.  Who
can make a difference in the fact that thousands are dying from hunger
every day?  WE CAN!  Please give to the OFFERING FOR WORLD HUNGER
during the month of February.  Envelopes will be in the church bulletin
the first  Sunday in February.

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SUNDAY MORNING SERMON SERIES

The focus for Crosswell Baptist Church for 2016 will be "A Call to
Commitment."  The culture for America seems to be anti-God, anti-
Church, and anti-Christian.  We are going to work on being God-focused,
Church-Committed, and Christ-centered.  To begin the year, the pastor
will preach a series on "I Will" which gives us tools to stand up and say
"I Will" to God and to the Church.  The series begins at the a.m. service
on Sunday, January 3rd.

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SUNDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Everybody faces tough times.  Yet when life threatens to trip you up,
push you over, or knock you down, you can stand tall.  Our new Sunday
night study, STILL STANDING, will strengthen your resolve and improve
your chances of success as you discover God's strategies for tackling
tough times head-on.  Join the Pastor on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m.
in the sanctuary, beginning January 10th.

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MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE
 
Our monthly food drive will be Sunday, February 28th.  Please
bring non-perishable food items for United Ministries in Sumter.
Canned meats are always in demand.

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NEW MUSIC FOR THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR

The children will begin rehearsing a new musical LET FREEDOM RING!
on Sunday nights at 6:00 beginning January 10th.  The choir will also be
learning a song for Mother's Day and Father's Day, as well as other songs
to perform at various times in the worship services.  All children, 4 years
old through 5th grade, are welcome to join the children's choir.

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THE CHOIR NEEDS YOU!

You are invited to join the CHOIR!  Barbara Scruggs welcomes all who
would like to be a part of the choir to attend practice on Wednesdays from
6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Won’t you allow God to use you in the choir as the choir
adds to our worship experience on Sunday mornings. 

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 SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

The Keenagers will meet Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 am in the
Fellowship Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Attorney Glenn Givens
who will be speaking on the proper paperwork we need as we grow
older.  Invite your children to attend with you.  Please bring a covered
dish to share.

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WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Joyful Living Conference

All ladies are invited to join us for the Joyful Living Conference, "We've
All Got a Story to Tell," on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Our special guest speaker will be Mary King, WIS-TV Sunrise anchor.
Tickets are $7, which includes a guest ticket for you to use for a friend.
See any member of the Women's Ministry Leadership Team (Carol Russell,
Lisa Gamble, Beverly Anderson, Debbie Porter, Margaret Hill, or Denise
Fenters) to sign up.

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YOUTH MINISTRY
 
Wednesday Nights 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This night is high intensity with games, fun, and object
lessons that help our Bible Study topics sink in on a visual level.
 
Sunday Mornings 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
During this time, our students dive straight into Scripture
and grasp a better understanding of their meanings and truths.
 
Sunday Mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Worship Service
 
Sunday Nights 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This night is filled with a Worshipful atmosphere.  Youth Praise Band,
in-depth studies of Scripture, and open discussions are a part of this
service.  These studies are geared to be more heartfelt and devotional.
 
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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
 
Wednesday Nights 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 AWANA (Children 3 years old  - 5th Grade)
 
Sunday School 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
There is a class for everyone!  Come see us in the
Children's Building!  Can't wait to see you!
 
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 
Sunday Night Bible Study 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
We have fun together playing games and studying God's Word!