Women’s Ministry

   

Welcome to Women at The Crossing!

Women at The Crossing is dedicated to helping women CONNECT in community, GROW in faith, and LIVE with purpose.  Our desire is for every woman to experience safety and acceptance in  authentic Christian community; equip her with the tools to become a fully devoted follower of Christ; and support and encourage her to impact her world by pursuing God’s unique purpose for her.

As women, our lives are full of responsibilities, obligations and roles to fill which means we rarely take time to care for our spirits.  A woman whose life is balanced emotionally, spiritually, relationally and physically is better prepared to meet the demands of life, pursue her purpose and leave a legacy.  The perfect environment to foster balance is in community with other women who are in the same place.  You will be encouraged and challenged by other women who are also pursuing a deeper relationship with God

 

Kathy Troccoli - group pic

We enjoyed the very talented Kathy Troccoli as she presented ‘Hope’s Alive’!

We left refreshed and uplifted.

Nicaragua Mission Trip

Shoe Drive-

Our first trip to Piedra Quemada was quite a success.  God multiplied our efforts and kids got just the right shoes.  We are going to continue to collect shoes throughout the year in order to bring more with us next trip.  We are also collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of our Community Health teaching in the area.  Drop-offs can be made at the church office.

Our next trip will be in June 2015
Contact:  Laura Balch lbalch@thecrossingonline.com

Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation

Also collecting for their Comfort Coolers- travel size hygiene products, tissue, Bibles, journals, etc.

A flyer listing all needed items is available at the office.  If you would like to support or volunteer in this ministry, please let us know.

 

Calendar:

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The Story Bible Study

Spring semester begins January 27th and meets for 10 weeks.

All groups will be studying The Story.

(A walk through the Bible)

Join Women’s Ministry for Tuesday morning from 9:15-11:15 am or Tuesday night from 6-8:30 pm groups.  We meet on campus in The Venue and share a potluck meal together.  Registration includes a workbook that you will receive on the first night.

Registration

Childcare available with pre-registration and a small fee of $5/ child under 5

morning and evenings available.

The Meal Trains a Comin’

Assembling freezer meals to take to women who have just had a baby, recent surgery or have recently lost a loved one.

This is to benefit the women currently in Women’s Ministry.

When:  Saturday, January 24th

Time:  10am-12

Where:  Venue Lobby

Request to be on the email list: lbalch@thecrossingonline.com

 How does this work?  We will meet once a month to assemble 10 meals.  You can donate at least one meal to the ministry, the rest are for your family.

Once on the email list, you will receive your shopping list.

Dinners are typically $100-$125 for groceries that you would purchase ahead of time.

Meals serve 4-6.

 

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3rd Annual Cookie Exchange

    Lots of sweet goodness!

  Love to bake or just get ready for the Christmas season? 

When:  Saturday, December 6th from 2-5pm

Cost:  $1 at the door in the Venue at The Crossing.

What to bring:  2 dozen cookies to share.

5 dozen cookies to exchange. (all the same kind)

Container to take home your new assortment.

Adults only but feel free to bring a friend!

Childcare for kids 5 yr and under/ $5 per child

with required pre-registration here:

 

Events at Women at The Crossing are designed to energize you, provide a change from the daily rhythms of life and to remind you of the truth that you are valued and loved.  Events vary from seasonal activities to retreats. This is a great way to connect with other women at The Crossing and refresh your spirit.

Praying for a family member who doesn’t know Jesus yet? 

Here is a helpful plan:

God desires, hears and answers our prayers. The 30 minutes you spend in focused prayer will connect you with God and others in a special way. Together we will each pray for the lost from our “God’s Most Wanted” list. The names on our list represent individuals who are loved by God and important to members of our group. They represent spouses, children, other family or close friends and co-workers. While you may not know them, God does. Together we will pray, believing God will have HIS way in HIS timing. We are counting on you to pray for each person specifically. Click here to read 5 Steps to iPray.

  • Get Ready – The week before, begin preparing your mind and heart for your 30 minutes. Clear your schedule, make a reminder, and look around to find a quiet comfortable private place to spend your 30 minutes. It can be anywhere that allows you to focus on your prayer commitment. Make sure you have your Bible, your “God’s Most Wanted” list and even a journal, pen and worship music. Whatever works best for you.
  • Get Set – When your assigned time arrives, begin by reading Luke 15:1-32 to see God’s heart for the lost. Pray to have God’s heart as you pray for the lost.WMN NOTE: See WMN Prayer Pearls for Scripture Prayers for additional scriptures to pray during your prayer time.
  • GO! – Now pray. Start by praising God for who He is and all He will do. Thank Him for His love for everyone. Then pray for each name. Ask the Holy Spirit to begin drawing the person(s) to God, pray for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of their heart to God’s love. Pray also for opportunities for your group to connect with the people on your list. You can journal your thoughts and prayers if you want, say them in your heart or out loud.

Before you know it the 30 minutes will be up! Congratulations, you did it! Now, don’t give up! Pray and trust God to do His thing. He has the perfect plan and timing for connecting people to Him. Trust God to use His power and wisdom because His timing is always perfect! Feel free to make this list part of your daily prayer time and see what God will do! Related Material:

___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our Women’s Ministry keeps growing.  We have a need for volunteers for various positions.   Please help our Ministry go to the next level.  CLICK HERE. For more information please contact our Women’s Ministry Director, Laura Balch at Lbalch@thecrossingonline.com. WHAT’S NEXT? If you are ready to get connected to Women at The Crossing, please email Laura Balch at lbalch@thecrossingonline.com. Visit us on Facebook (direct link) This will enable you to see upcoming events, meet other women online and receive current uplifting posts.

We look forward to connecting you with Women at The Crossing!