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EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY!!

Dear Crosswalkers,

Last week I shared some of the disturbing statistics about the increasing secularization of our culture. The Religion News Service summarized the latest Pew survey in this way: “The United States is steadily becoming less Christian and the number of people with no religion is rising.”  In other words, the Christians aren’t converting to other religions, they are just dropping out. At best we could say their devotion to Jesus is seriously waning, or perhaps it is no longer operational in terms of day to day living.

This is sad business, but that means as a faith community we need to redouble our efforts to pray, reach out, and meet needs in the name of Jesus.

To that end we began a significant remodeling project this week! The areas behind our stage in the worship center are being converted into new office space. Our pastoral staff will be relocating there in the next week or two. Our present office building will be transformed into a new CROSSWALK KIDS CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CENTER. This represents a MAJOR COMMITMENT to reaching the next generation of believers!

Crosswalk has always been known as a church with solid Biblical preaching, great worship music, and an undying commitment to local and world missions. We need to be known for our excellent children’s ministry as well. With this new center; and our Pastor to Children and their Families, Peggy Graves; and our dedicated children’s ministry staff (we now have 20 people approved by Safe Gatherings to work with children); we have the resources we need to excel in this crucial ministry of outreach and discipleship.

This is an exciting opportunity and I’m asking you to consider being a part of it!

One of the things our heavily laden commercial culture is doing right is the promotion of Giving Tuesday. After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, our culture is tipping the hat to charitable giving that makes a difference. Giving Tuesday this year falls on December 3, 2019. At Crosswalk we want to get ahead of this and ask you to help with this strategic local mission to our own children and the children God wants to bring to Crosswalk. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14 ESV).

I’m praying for the Lord to tap some of you on the shoulder and make a significant gift to help with this mission. But gifts of any size will be of great help! You can GIVE ONLINE. Simply designate the gift: Children’s Ministry Center (or CMC). You can also give by check, making the check to Crosswalk Community Church and earmarking the gift to CMC.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, and please join me in praying that this bold move will yield an abundance of children and their families worshiping and praising the name of Jesus.

Love in the Lord,

Pastor John

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