APRIL 25, 2021
Join us for worship IN-PERSON or ONLINE
TODAY at 11:00 a.m.
Chris and Melanie Smith and Family will be sharing about their recent mission trip to Cactus, Texas serving at our Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center.   Chris (local license minister) will conclude with his first sermon on "The Great Commission."
April and May's Sermon Series
Family Vacation: A Journey of Grace & Love

As vaccines roll out, we are all hoping that vacation journeys will soon be a regular part of summer life again.  The life of faith is also a journey and this new series will explore what we believe about that journey, why we believe it is so important, and how God accomplishes it in our lives.  This would be a great series to bring new folks to as we explore this great journey that we call faith!  
Listen to previously recorded sermons here
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Thursday, April 29, 2021:
Psalm 22:25-31; Amos 8:1-7; Acts 8:1b-8

Friday, April 30, 2021:
Psalm 22:25-31; Amos 8:11-13; Acts 8:9-25

Saturday, May 1, 2021:
Psalm 22:25-31; Amos 9:7-15; Mark 4:30-32

*Melanie Smith (diagnosed with breast cancer, upcoming surgery and treatment plan)
*Jennie Kueppers (recovery from hand surgery on Thursday)
*Ian Jennings & Family (mum, Wendy, passed away in England)
*Pastor Bob Anderson (home after recovering from COVID pneumonia in Illinois)
*Melissa Radawski's Mother (recovery from ruptured aneurysm)
*Emma Miller (health concerns from concussion)
*Darlene Hammer's Sister-in-Law, BethAnne (need mitral valve replacement surgery)
*Harold & Joyce Hobgood Daughter, Kayla (complications during her pregnancy)
*Liz Chapman and Family (passing of Ron Chapman in Kentucky)
*Lucas Shockley's best friend (recovery from surgery)
*Sandy Scott (recovery from surgery)
*Mike & Kristin Everts and Family (official parents of 5 year old twins)
*Community Schools, Administration, Teachers and Students

*All front line workers during the global pandemic
*Tim DeMars, Army (HE IS HOME!)
*Keegan Hurt, Air Force (England)
Keegan Hurt
4 Abbey Barns Court
IP24 1DA
Cross Community
10-4 Vision
10 Ministry Goals
in 4 Years
Community/District Projects
Recovery Groups
10 New Families from Wee Care
Launch 10 New Offsite Small Groups
200 New Visitor Ratio for 2020-2021

Permanent Second Service Option
Launching Satellite Campus
Pay Off Mortgage

Call an Associate Pastor
Send Group on International Missions Trip
Our Mission is to be disciples of Jesus
making disciples of Jesus

Thank you for your continued and faithful giving!
Your participation in worship through the giving of Tithes and Offerings funds the mission of Cross Community Church, World Evangelism Fund (global missions), Olivet Nazarene University, and Pensions and Benefits
Sunday, April 25 Attendance
Morning Worship Online
Small Groups

Last Week's Tithes
Tithe Received
Weekly Tithe Needed


Last Week's Offerings
Sunday School                                              
Building Fund (Facility Improvements)          

Faith Promise (2020-2021)                        
Goal $32,000
YTD Faith Promise Giving

Easter Offering = $1,868

Year-to-Date, we have met our annual budgeted tithe goal!
TODAY, Sunday, April 25
Small Group, 10:00 a.m.

Worship IN PERSON -or- ONLINE Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.
C3Kidz Church, 11:00 a.m.
C3Students Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.

Pray for Pastor Jeff McVay on his annual spiritual retreat this week!   Pray for rest, renewal, and protection at his retreat center.  Pray for wisdom and knowledge as he studies and comes back refreshed to lead the church in the next year!

Monday, April 26

Cardio Drumming Class, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27
Ladies Prayer & Share IN-PERSON "Elijah: Spiritual Stamina" for DVD sessions, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 28

Tech/Worship Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 29
Cardio Drumming Class, 6:30 p.m.

NEXT Sunday, May 2
Small Group, 10:00 a.m.

Worship IN PERSON -or- ONLINE Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.
C3Kidz Church, 11:00 a.m.
C3Students Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.

Crisis Care Kits are used in seasons of disaster or crisis to bring emergency relief to people throughout the U.S. and in countries around the world.  Stop by the booth in the church foyer and participate in making a difference around the world with one small bag. 

We have some crisis care kits that need a few more items to be complete or you can pick up an empty zip lock bag and fill it with the exact sizes and amount of items (see paper inside).  Involved your whole family and make a run to the Dollar Store for these items.   This is an easy way to encourage compassion and generosity in your home as a family!  

If you want to DONATE for transportation or shipping of the banana boxes once they are filled with Crisis Care Kits you can

DOWNLOAD Crisis Care Kit Shopping List HERE
GIVE for Crisis Care Kit Transportation
2021 Church Elections
We will be moving to an ONLINE version of voting this year for our church elections!   All of our Cross Community MEMBERS will vote for Department Heads (NMI, SDMI, NYI and NYI VP), Church Board, Local SDMI Board, Local NMI Board, and then for Delegates for the District NMI Convention and the District Mission Assembly.  

The ballot approval meeting will happen quickly after the worship service on Sunday, May 16 with interaction ONLINE Facebook and YouTube. 

Following the approval meeting the Church Elections will OPEN at 12:30 PM on Sunday, May 16.

You can VOTE ONLINE at church or at home with your unique username and password (mailed in a letter to you the week prior):
  1. On your own personal electronic device in the Sanctuary
  2. Vote in the Foyer with volunteers helping you vote on a sanitized device in the foyer on both Sundays, May 16 and May 23 from 12:30-2:00 PM.   
  3. Make an appointment to "call in/come in/drive by" to vote ONLINE during the week.  
Church Elections will END at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 23. 

If you have any questions, please contact
Deidre Marks in the church office or at (269) 327-3151.
Men's Softball Sign Ups
We will be having a softball team!  It is a men's league for age 16 years old and older.  We will be playing on Tuesday nights from May through mid-August. The cost is $15 per person to cover the league fee.   You can sign up with Jeff Jones or text him at (269) 552-8698.
Lead us in Worship Each Week! 
We need you to help us lead worship on Sunday:
  • Operating the Slides
  • Running Sound
  • Setting up the Camera view
  • Programming the Lights
  • Live streaming to our online campus
If this is a place you can serve behind the scenes on a rotating schedule on our Tech Team, please contact Ray Jenkins or the church office.
Ladies Prayer & Share
Back In-Person on Tuesdays

Everyone is invited!  We will be starting from the beginning of the study with DVD lessons about Elijah and his spiritual stamina.   You don't have to have a book or have been a part of our study before.   Join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Room 103.  Please wear a mask and we will socially distance.  Sign up online or contact Paula McVay
Making Meals for Ministry
We need volunteers to make meals for ministry!  SIGN UP to volunteer to make a main dish, side dish, drinks, provide paper products, etc. for our meal train ministry (whatever you feel comfortable making).   If you sign up, Paula McVay, will coordinate and call down the list and ask for that specific meal item you signed up for to provide meals to our church family after having babies, surgeries, hospital visits, death in the family, etc. 
Food Pantry
Thank you for your continued giving to help our church's Food Panty ministry possible!  You can donate financially or drop off extra food items to donate at the church.  There is a dark green bin located at the church's main north entrance for DROP OFF or during office hours from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.   You can ship food items directly to the Lages' home address at 727 Calico, Portage, MI  49024.   Contact Joyce Lage at (269) 327-4894 or Joyce Hobgood for details.
GIVE to the Food Pantry
Join our Cardio Drumming Class
Join us in the church foyer on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome to join.  Please bring your own equipment.  We will be socially distanced and wearing masks for each class.  Current updates on classes are posted on our Facebook Page - Cristina's Cardio DrummingSign up online or contact Cristina Cowels
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, May 23
Biker Blessing Sunday

Everyone is invited!  We will be hosting the Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) to our worship hour at 11 AM and serving individually packed lunches after service on the side lawn.   Pastor Jeff will be sharing a Prayer of Blessing before their motorcycle ride with CMA at 1:30 PM.   Sign up with David Shore to volunteer, setup, etc.
Summer Camp at Indian Lake Nazarene Camp
Summer Camps are back in 2021!   It's time to REGISTER for camp!   You can REGISTER ONLINE HERE on Indian Lake's website. 
  • Middle School Camp - June 21-23 (Completing Grade 6*-8) = $145
  • High School Camp - June 25-27 (Completing Grade 9-12) = $145
  • Discovery Camp - June 30-July 2 (Completing Grade K-2*) = $100
  • Adventure Camp - July 5-9 (Completing Grade 4*-6*) = $190
  • Voyager Camp - July 5-9 (Completing Grade 4*-6*) = $190
*Parents may choose either camp with overlapping grades (2nd, 4th, and 6th).

High School and Middle School Camp: CHECK-IN at 10 AM on the first day of camp.  DISMISSAL at 4:30 PM on the last day of camp. 
Discovery, Adventure, and Voyager Camp:  CHECK-IN at 2 PM on the first day of camp.  DISMISSAL at 11 AM on the last day of camp. 

You can contact the
church office with any questions or assistance.
Ministry for 6th to 12th Grade

Youth Group will meet IN PERSON
Sunday Nights at 5:30 p.m.

We will be watching and discussing episodes of
"The Chosen - Season 2
Join us when you can in the Sanctuary!
Contact our NYI Leadership Team:
NextGen Pastor, Kyle Fellows (618) 530-2941
NYI President,
Julie Jenkins (269) 808-3403
NYI Vice President,
Chris Smith (269) 358-0445
Ministry for Newborn to 5th Grade
C3Kidz Church is BACK!
Our C3Kidz ministry on Sunday mornings is OPEN!  We have volunteers for C3Kidz Church (K-Grade 5), toddler class, and nursery. Each of our classes are staffed with at least 2 background-check volunteers. 
Opportunities to Serve in C3Kidz Ministries!
We know everyone has different levels of comfort and different risk factors to consider, but we do have opportunities for you to serve in the children's ministry if you feel comfortable doing so.  Please SIGN UP to serve once a month!
SIGN UP for Volunteer Opportunities in Children's Ministry
Contact our C3Kidz Leadership Team:
NextGen Pastor,
Kyle Fellows (618) 530-2941
SDMI Chair,
Kimber Shore (847) 894-5152
C3Kidz Church,
Jen Harding & Liz Trainer
SUMMER Full-Time Teacher Aides Openings
The Wee Care Center is hiring and looking for fun, energetic, hardworking, individuals, who love the Lord, and have a passion for working with children this SUMMER. Please contact Jennifer Harding for more information and for an application.  We would love to have you join our Wee Care Family!  Please feel free to pass along if you know anyone that would be a good fit for our Wee Care Center.

PRAY for plans to welcome Wee Care moms for their Mother's Tea event

PRAY for our Directors and Wee Care Staff's health and protection as they serve our families during the pandemic.

Walk through a virtual tour and join our Wee Care family!  Call (269) 327-3100 or send an email to our Wee Care Director, Jen Harding
Wee Care Center Facebook Wee Care Center Facebook
Wee Care Center Website Wee Care Center Website
NEW! Church Office
On-Site Hours:

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: Off-Site
Friday: Closed

Church Office: (269) 327-3151

Office Administrator,

Deidre Marks
(989) 413-0812
Pastors and
Wee Care Director:

Lead Pastor,
Jeff McVay
(269) 535-6774

NextGen Pastor,
Kyle Fellows
(618) 530-2941

Wee Care Director,
Jen Harding
(269) 327-3100
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