CVC E-NEWS AND EVENTS
EFCA CRISIS RESPONSE MINISTRY
ReachGlobal Crisis Response is the crisis response ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America. You can read about the EFCA Ukrainian Refugee Response here and visit their ReachGlobal Crisis Response Facebook page for prayer requests and updates from EFCA missionaries in Ukraine. Also, as Pastor James announced, the ReachGlobal Crisis Response is mobilizing to support Ukrainian refugees in the wake of widespread conflict in their homeland. You can help by contributing to the Ukrainian Refugee Response fund.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. ~ ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ~ Meeting Room 1
The Book of Colossians ~ Facilitator: Dan Mikal, Sr.
This class is studying the book of Colossians with an emphasis on the topic of our “Creator God.” Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:50 a.m.
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.
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. ~ Rooms S1, S2, S3
Nursery (infants – age 4)
10:00 a.m. ~ WORSHIP SERVICE
This Sunday Pastor James continues in his sermon series on the Book of Acts: The Rise and Witness of the Church. This Sunday’s message is: “The Sharp Split and the Strengthened Church” - Acts 15:36-16:5
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.
This Sunday we recognize and congratulate CVC’s graduating high school seniors.
10:20 a.m. ~ CHILDREN’S CHURCH (K-5th grade) ~ Room S4/5
IGNITE (6th-8th grade) ~ Annex
Children will be dismissed to Children’s Church and Ignite after the worship singing.
For those of you 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.
BREAD OF LIFE SHARE CENTER
Friday, May 20 ~ 4:30-6 pm
CVC's Bread of Life Drive-Thru Share Center provides nutritious food to those in need of assistance on the first Saturday of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) and the third Friday of each month (4:30-6:00 p.m.). Please spread the information about this ministry to your family, friends, and co-workers in need! Questions? Please contact LaVonda at 847-356-9203.
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.
NOTE: Bread of Life Share Center is cancelled for Saturday, June 4.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding way to get involved at CVC, consider joining the team of volunteers who help out on Sunday mornings with the Children’s Ministry or the CVC Café. Volunteers are needed on a rotating basis. If you would like more info or to sign up for Children’s Ministry, please contact Cozette at email@example.com. To sign up for serving in the Café, contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWAKENED ~ NEW MEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Wednesdays ~ 6:00 a.m.
Men of CrossView, join Kyle Pratt at CVC as men seeking to grow closer to Jesus. There is no better way to do that than to be connected with other men doing the same. In this group we will work our way through the books of the Bible, one chapter at a time. Through this time of reading and studying, we will be praying these truths together allowing God to show us his will, that we may walk together, growing to be more Christlike. The Bible shows us example after example of men walking alongside one another. In Exodus 17:11-13 we see the strength of men united for Christ, "Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword." There are a couple of things that should grab our attention. On display is not physical strength, instead it is divine strength, from the power of God and not the physical capabilities of Joshua. That power from God would only go out when the men raised the arms of Moses. This is still true today. The power of Jesus continues to work in the lives of men when we gather together, lifting one another up, praying together, encouraging one another, and holding one another accountable in our walk with Christ.
For any questions and to sign up, please see or contact Kyle at email@example.com.
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
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!
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.
Also, in addition to the Thursday E-News email and the Sunday bulletin, you can stay up-to-date on all of CVC’s events and announcements by viewing the CVC News and Updates page on our website by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab on the top of the CrossView Church web page.
See our EVENT tab for other current events.
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 Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo @CVCAntioch.