Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Special Month at The Crossing by Tim Celek

My kids are grown, not gone, just grown! Yet, I remember this “Back to School” time of the year well, particularly the elementary years. My kiddos would carefully plan out their first day’s wardrobe. Their hair would be meticulously combed then braided and a ribbon would be placed in just the right spot.

Then with great anticipation we’d ALL climb into the car and off to school we’d go. The school parking lot was PACKED, unlike any other time of the year!

Upon arrival, you’d see Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas gathered; some with cameras and others with video cameras, carefully recording the auspicious occasion of the beginning of another school year. The first day of school is definitely one of those days where everyone from teachers to administrators to parents to children, seem to LOOK FORWARD to this DAY with great anticipation.

Well, I must say, I am LOOKING FORWARD to this ENTIRE fall season at The Crossing, particularly the month of September. I want to encourage you, DO NOT MISS one weekend this month. The Crossing is going to celebrate being 20 years old. However, it will be in Crossing-style, meaning it won’t be just about us, it will be about OTHERS!

As of this date we’ve had 13 cars donated! Throughout the month of September, we’re GIVING away these cars to people who have a very specific need for transportation. Yeah God! You’ll see and hear more on the weekends in September!

Over $200,000 of impact will specifically take place in the Coastal Community area through the month of September. You’ll see and hear more on the weekends in September!

An EXTREME makeover will be taking place on a High School campus in Costa Mesa. We ALL get to participate as we "DO" church on Sunday, September 21 on the campus of Estancia High School. NO CHURCH services that weekend on The Crossing campus. We’re going to have church by being the church.

To sum it all up, I AM LOOKING FORWARD to the month of September. We get to make the name of Jesus famous in our world, in our community!

I look forward to seeing you THIS WEEKEND,

Tim Celek
Lead Pastor of The Crossing

P.S. Jot it down now, the weekend of September 20 & 21, we will NOT have services on the campus of The Crossing. Church will be held at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa.