Welcome to CrossWay Baptist Church
If you are looking for a church home, we cordially invite you to consider CrossWay. Our growing church family will do its best to make you feel comfortable and important.
As the final song is sung at the close of today's worship hour, you are invited to "come forward" and tell our pastor that you want to unite with our church in one of three ways:
• By professing your faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized.
• By transferring your membership from another Baptist church.
• By stating that you have been previously baptized in another church similar in beliefs to ours.
• Loving childcare is provided for birth – 3 years during all worship times. A Children's Church experience (4 years-Grade 1 ONLY) is during the morning worship services.
This Week’s Calendar
Sunday, February 26
8:00am Connect Groups (SS1)
9:15am One Morning Worship
10:30am Connect Groups (SS2)
10:30am Pastor’s Class
3:45pm Adult Choir
5:15pm Awana (for children)
5:30pm Adult and Youth classes
Monday, February 27
9:00am Home Schoolers
6:30pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, February 28
9:00am Mothers Day Out
11:00am Women on Mission luncheon
6:30pm Girl Scouts
6:30pm Ladies Night Out
Wednesday, February 29
6:00pm Ladies Prayer Time
7:00pm Praise Band rehearsal
Thursday, March 1
9:00am Mothers Day Out
6:00pm Hands of Grace
6:30pm Cub Scouts
Ushers This Month
Large, Wiles connect groups
Today’s Verse: Psalm 51:10-12
Greeters This Month – Group 1
Gene Staats, Tricia Adams, Tim and Val Baird,
Janice Pharis, LB and Karen Bogle, Melissa Mankin
Outreach This Week
All connect groups
Today’s Nursery Helpers
8:00 – Cindy Patterson
9:15 –Tabitha Thompson, Sara Brown, Donna Wiles, Larry
and Jennifer Jones, Belinda Hughes, Eric Boyte, Leslie Martin
10:30 – Sandy Duncan, Luke and Callie Fowler
Next Sunday’s Nursery Helpers
8:00 – Cindy Patterson
9:15 –Jerry and Debbie Malaga, James and Crystal Wolfe,
Donna Wiles, Nick True, Nick Yates, Rachael Murphy
10:30 – Josn and Ashley Bobo, Kris and Becca Smotherman
IF YOUR CHILD STAYS REGULARLY IN THE NURSERY, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO BE ON THE NURSERY ROTATION. THANKS
Weekly 2012 Budget Gifts last Sunday $ 13576
Weekly Budget Goal in 2012 $ 9535
Total Budget Gifts (to date in 2012) $ 74646
Budget Goal (to date in 2012) $ 76280
Missions $ 260
Tilley Missions Offering (to date: $950) $ 40
Wendell Price Pavilion Fund $ 50
Worship Total: 311
Worship 249 CrossForce 30 Nursery 32
(Average total since September: 315)
Connect Groups Total: 244
(Average total since September: 251)
8:00am 101 10:30am 143
Adults 68 Adults 66
Youth 9 Youth 20
Children 14 Children 49
Preschool 10 Preschool 8
Connect Groups 1 (8:00 am)
Pre-K -Kindergarten 202
Grade 1-3 203
Grade 4-6 204
Grade 7-12 210-A
Coed 20-Somethings (Mark Large) 210-B
Coed 30-Somethings (Barbara Long) 212
Coed 40-Somethings 1 (Eddie Mann) 211
Coed 40-Somethings 2 (Duane Conrey) 210-C
Coed 50-Somethings (Brian Wiles) 106-A
Connect Groups 2 (10:30 am)
Grade 3-4 206
Grade 5-6 204
Grade 7-12 210
Coed 20-Somethings (Rick Bailey) Worship Center
Coed 30-Somethings 1 (Brian Ellsworth) 212
Coed 40-Somethings (Bob Walters) 211
Coed 50-Somethings (Mike Weaver) 106-B
Coed 60-up (Jim Christma) 106-A
Women Only (Lesia Cooper) Church Office
Pastor’s Class (Tony Long) Worship Center
2012: The Year to Connect
Our theme for 2012 is clear. We can connect to CrossWay in one of five main ways. The first is the worship service. The second way is through one of our “connect groups” (formerly called Sunday School).
If I had to choose between attending worship or attending a small “connect” group, it would have to be the latter. Not too much dialogue takes place in worship. It’s just sitting and hearing God’s Word. But in the small group situation, dialogue is encouraged.
Hearing first-hand how God is working in someone else’s life is all it takes to want the same thing for yourself. Praying for and ministering to fellow church members is what these small groups do best.
Find one that you like and be faithful to it. Our “connect groups” meet at 8:00am and 10:30am, right before and right after the worship service. Every age is invited. You’ll be glad you did.
Updating Our Records
You can really help us in the office by completing the “perforated tab” information this morning. We need your current address, cell/phone number, and email address. We want our records to be as accurate as possible.
Church Staff Directory
Dr. Tony Long, Senior Pastor 419-7167
Randall Davis, Education Minister 796-1558
Sherman Boyd, Student Minister 585-3284
Derek Grimes, Music Minister 542-8000
Dean Newkirk, Music Associate 305-3550
David Haney, Technical Coordinator 289-9314
Sharon Conyers, Church Secretary 890-4002
Rhonda Sanders, Financial Secretary 497-6730
Kim Murphy, Preschool Coordinator 202-6314
Diana Dalton, MDO Director 410-3241
Chuck Welborn, Maintenance Supervisor 554-9522
Office 615-278-0000 www.crosswaybaptist.com
Welcome New Church Members
14. Will West
15. Leslie Martin
16. Taylor West
17. Your neighbor?
Interested in joining CrossWay?
Then fill in both sides of the GUEST REGISTRATION slip and hand it to Bro. Tony after the sermon during the invitation chorus. We will introduce you to the church family, and schedule a time to meet privately to discuss what it means to be an active member of CrossWay.
Updating Our Records
We want to have the most current info on you, so help us out by completing the perforated tab this morning. EVERYONE !! We need your address, cell/phone number, and email address. Thanks for helping.
Adult Softball Sign-Up
We are fielding a men’s team and a women’s team again this year. You must be 18 yrs old or have a parent’s permission OK to play. Use the Registration tab this morning to sign up. For more info, call Michael Boyte (962-0211). The organizational meeting is today, 12 noon.
Ladies Night Out
This Tuesday, 6:30pm. Let’s have fun “getting healthier” together. Bring a healthy dish or snack, and wear something comfortable. And invite a friend.
High Attendance Day
2012 is our year to connect. We would like to see every CrossWay attender involved in a Connect Group, either at 8:00am or 10:30am. This is the best way to get involved with the church family.
To promote our connect group ministry, we are having a Connect Campaign in March. Here’s what our connect ministry teachers have agreed to do:
March 4 Connect with every member BY EMAIL
March 11 Connect with every member BY TEXT
March 18 Connect with members BY PHONE
March 25 High Attendance Day
The three groups with the highest % of their class roll in attendance will win a free Movie Night here at the church (with hotdogs, popcorn, and childcare, if needed). Mark your calendar for March 25. Let’s all “get connected.”
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
We are enlisting VBS helpers NOW. See Sherman in you want to help
to make this year’s VBS the best ever.
Women on Mission
This Tuesday morning, 11:00am. Bring your favorite covered-dish. Guest speaker will be Barbara Suitor. All ladies are invited.
Congratulations to Mike and Lori Adams on the birth of their new baby boy, Cadence. Proud grandparents are Tommy and Tricia Adams.
Easter Schedule Change
Again, Easter promises to touch many lives in the Murfreesboro area. We will have a service Saturday evening, April 7, 6:30pm. And then we will have ONLY ONE Easter morning service, April 8, at 10:00am. It will be packed, so be making your plans to come to one of these times. And be inviting any unchurched friends to come with you. It just might change their eternity.
February 21, 2012
by cindy boron