CVC 2024 NEWS

Welcome to our online news page. Much of this information can be found in the weekly Thursday email. If you'd like to receive this weekly newsletter, please email the church office at info@crossviewonline.org

9:00 a.m. ~ ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ~ Meeting Room 1

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. ~ Meeting Room 2
Prayer Circle
 ~ Facilitator: Dave Culbertson
Join with others for a time of prayer focusing on the ministry of CVC.

10:00 a.m. ~ WORSHIP SERVICE
This Sunday, May 26th, Pastor James continues his sermon series in the book of Ephesians: All Things United in Christ. His sermon this Sunday is titled “The Riches of the Church.” The text is Ephesians 3:7-13.

Series Overview: In this series we will see the cosmic scope and extent of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the center of God’s eternal plan for the entire world, including all humanity. All who are in him are blessed with the riches of God’s grace and the power to live a life that is worthy of the eternal calling. Jesus Christ is supreme over all the powers and authorities of earth and all who are saved are united to him – this is all the praise of his glorious grace!

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. ~ Rooms S1, S2, S3
Nursery 
(infants – age 4)10:20 a.m.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH (4 years - 5th grade) ~ Gym
Children will be dismissed from the Worship Service to Children’s Church after the worship singing.

NEW KIDS CHECK-IN SYSTEM

CVC has implemented a children’s digital check-in system on both Sunday morning and Wednesday night for AWANA. When parents arrive, they should go to the welcome center in the foyer and check their child/ren in there. After obtaining a name tag and security label, parents may bring children to the designated areas.

Children’s Church will worship with their parents in the sanctuary and be dismissed prior to the message. They will then meet their teacher at the back of the sanctuary and walk down the hallway to the gym.

CVC Café
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from our CVC Café. Church bulletins are located on the shelf behind the Welcome Center in the foyer. You may pick one up on your way into the sanctuary.

Sermon Video
For those who are unable to join us in person, you may view this message (Lord Willing) on Sunday afternoon on our Vimeo Page. Also, the video of the sermon will be posted on Monday to our website.

Scripture Memorization
Each month we encourage our CVC family to memorize a scripture passage. This month we are memorizing Isaiah 40:25-26.

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announcements

GYM  RENOVATION
We are excited that the gym renovation has begun! The renovation should be complete within 8 weeks. During this time access to the gym will be limited. We praise God for the people and resources that He has provided to make this happen!

BASKETBALL-POSTONED
Basketball court time will be on hold temporarily until the gym renovations are complete. Stay tuned for updates on when we'll be back on the court!

BREAD OF LIFE SHARE CENTER

Friday, May 24,  4:30 - 6 p.m.
CVC's Bread of Life Drive-Thru Food Pantry provides nutritious food to our neighbors in need of assistance. Food is distributed at no charge on a ‘first come, first served’ basis drive-thru style in our parking lot. Please spread the information about this ministry to your family, friends, and co-workers in need! Contact Joan at 224-522-9338 if you have any questions.

John 6:35 says: Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” 

The Bread of Life Ministry is in need of more plastic grocery bags. A box is in the coat room by the front entrance to place donations.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Bread of Life Food Pantry Ministry is looking for 3 or 4 individuals to help distribute food to those in need.  The Food Pantry is on the 2nd Saturday of the month and on the 4th Friday of the month.  We are in need of some people to substitute to help at various times. You could pick the time that works best for you.  1) Friday afternoon set up 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  2) Friday from 4:00 to 6:00pm during the pantry to load grocery carts or Saturday morning from 8:00am to set up for the Saturday morning pantry which is from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Please see Joan Nelson after church or call her at 224-522-9338 for more information.

3rd ANNUAL MEN’S SUMMER GATHERING
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays ~ June 11, 18, & 25
Men of CrossView, mark your calendar and prayerfully consider joining us for a 3-week study led by Pastors James and Mike. Men of CrossView, mark your calendar and prayerfully consider joining us for a 3-week study led by Pastors James and Mike. Come and gather as we strive to understand and apply the truths from God’s Word in Romans 6, 7 and 8: “Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?” AND; “What shall we say? That the law is sin?” AND, “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”  We look forward to seeing what God will do as we, together, pursue His truths. Sign up at the Welcome Center in the foyer or speak with Pastor James or Pastor Mike.

STAND FIRM BIBLE CAMP
Mark your calendar and join us at CrossView Church on July 8-11 for a 4-day, action-packed Bible camp. Your children (going into K-5th grade) will experience indoor and outdoor action games, and sports with the love and knowledge of Jesus being integrated into all activities. Each day they will be guided through fun and engaging games, sports, songs, snacks, Bible memory, and questions related to the daily lesson. Check our website in June for more details and to register. We look forward to seeing your kids at Stand Firm Bible Camp 2024! 

PRAY AND WATCH
As we grow in our ability to be more intentional as witnesses to the Good News, we have been asked to commit to pray for those who don’t know Christ. A way to provide a visual reminder of this commitment and God’s work is to place a rose in the front of the sanctuary. White - if you have committed to pray and watch.  Pink - if you have a gospel conversation and call the other person to faith in Jesus.  Red - if the other person professes faith in Jesus for the first time. We will continue this emphasis for the rest of the year. Pray and Watch cards are available at the table outside the sanctuary to write down the names of those you commit to pray for and keep with you as a reminder.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you enjoy meeting and welcoming parents and children?  We are looking for volunteers to help serve at our check-in desk.  Opportunities are available for both Sunday morning worship and Wednesday during Awana.  Interested volunteers will be trained on the digital check-in system. If you are interested in learning more, see Shelley Goscha or Cozette Wychers.

CAFÉ SERVERS NEEDED
If you are looking for a fun way to get involved at CVC, then consider signing up to serve at the CVC Café on Sunday!  Servers are needed on a rotating basis before and after the worship service to set up, serve coffee and snacks, and clean up. A sign up sheet is on the Café counter. Any questions, please speak with Tina Calacci (or email tcalacci@gmail.com).

MEALS MINISTRY
The mission of the Meals Ministry is to provide complete meals for those who attend CrossView Church who are in crisis or transition due to surgery, illness, accident, birth or bereavement. Those willing to prepare and deliver meals to the family in need provide these meals at no cost to the church. The goal is to meet the family’s needs for meals while connecting them with others from our church during their time of transition or crisis. If you have questions or would like to sign up to be on the list to prepare a meal for a family in need (on a rotating basis), please contact the church office.

LOST AND FOUND
A lost and found bin is located in the foyer coat room. Please check here for any lost items (i.e. Bibles, coffee mugs, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) Items not picked up within 6-8 weeks may be donated to a local charity

BENEVOLENCE FUND
On the first Sunday of each month CVC receives (non-budgeted) gifts that assist in meeting emergency and short term needs of our members. Per IRS rulings, these donations are only tax deductible if CrossView Church issues a receipt at year end. CVC can only receipt that for which we have records. Therefore, if you want a receipt and intend to donate cash, please use an offering envelope. Please indicate your name and the amount in the box marked ‘Benevolence’ and place in offering box on the table outside of the sanctuary. Thank you!

A NOTE FROM THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Thank you to all who support CVC with your tithes and offerings.  As a reminder, tithes and offerings can be made in three ways that will provide a record of your charitable donations if you itemize them on your IRS tax return:  (1) the traditional way of putting a check or cash into an envelope, which you drop into the offering box in the foyer (2) set up a monthly automated bank transfer from your account to the church bank account or (3) use PayPal.  The first two options have no cost associated with them.  The PayPal option has a “convenience fee” charged to CVC of 3 - 4%, depending on the amount of the donation.  CVC is happy to receive your donation by any of the above methods, but we do want to make you aware of the small cost to CVC associated with a PayPal donation.  If you would like the convenience of the automated bank transfer without a cost, please contact the church office.

A NOTE FROM THE FINANCE TEAM 
The tellers greatly appreciate your use of the offering envelopes when making your tithes and offerings. Please use them every time and legibly print on the donor line your first and last name, suffix (e.g. Sr, Jr, II), and the check number. Also, enter the amounts into the allocation boxes. Doing these things will greatly help the Financial Secretary maintain more accurate records and speed the counting process. Offering envelopes are available at the Welcome Center in the foyer and by the Offering Box on the table outside of the sanctuary. Thank you!

E-PRAYER CHAIN
Prayer requests that come into the church office are, upon approval, released to a group of faithful servants via e-mail.This group of individuals is committed to praying for the requests on a daily basis which range from health concerns, relationships, spiritual issues, financial concerns, etc. for attenders & families, and their broader network (relatives, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) Currently there are 50 members of the CVC E-Prayer Chain. If you would like to be a part of this network of prayer warriors, please contact the church office.

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Bible reading
A WEEKLY CALENDAR FOR READING 
THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD IN A YEAR
"Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.”

THE M'CHEYNE READING PLAN

The 19th Century Scottish minister, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, (sometimes spelled McCheyne) who lived from 1813-1843, prepared a plan for Bible reading to take readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year. There are approximately four chapters per day in this plan.

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CVC COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUPS
Stay connected and join the CVC Face Book groups formed to facilitate fellowship and support for active and regular attendees of CrossView Church.  To join go to the private ‘CrossView Church Members and Attendees’ page on Face Book and click ‘Join’. You will be asked to agree to the guidelines before your request to join is accepted. Be sure to invite your CVC friends to join too!

Additional CVC Facebook groups are:

AWANA at CVC Facebook page with contests, lessons, and videos by the Awana leaders that your kids (and adults) will love!

CVC Kids Face Book page ‘bringing us all together in spirit and purpose, even when we are apart”. Moms and dads are encouraged to take part as short video lessons with a focus on different people from God’s Word are shared. A new video is uploaded at least once a week with a live event later where it is discussed how to apply what is learned.

We are also on X, Instagram, and Vimeo @CVCAntioch.

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