Thursday, February 26, 2009

Upcoming Starting Point Class

Join us on Sunday, March 8th from 4:00-7:00pm as Tim Celek shares where The Crossing has been as a church and where we are headed. Tim will give an in depth look at our three church focuses of: KNOW, GROW, GO. You will not only gain a better understanding of The Crossing but will have the opportunity to partner with us as a church. The class is free of charge and dinner & childcare are provide.

If you would like to register to attend Starting Point: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dirty Little Secrets

Check out our new series starting March 7th & 8th:

Dirty Little Secrets from Chris Detken on Vimeo.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Women's Retreat

Women of The Crossing: You are invited to join other women from The Crossing at the 2009 Women’s Retreat - Emerge. This year, Sue Celek and Brett Detken will share truths from God’s word about how we can find and live in the freedom God has for us.

· Dates: March 13-15, 2009
· Times: Registration begins Friday at 4pm. Dinner Friday at 7pm. Depart Sunday morning by 1pm.
· Place: Forest Home, 40000 Valley of the Falls, Forest Falls, CA 92339,
· Cost: $189 (standard) or $235 (deluxe) per person, depending on the room you choose
o Standard – contains two or three bunks with a shared bathroom between other rooms
o Deluxe – motel style with combinations of 1, 2 or 3 beds and private bath per room
· Scholarships: Partial scholarships are available – contact Jennifer Crowell for more information at
· What you get: Friday – Sunday Experience, 5 meals, snacks, incredible worship, small group time, prayer, communion, recreation free time, plus time to engage with other women from The Crossing as together we Emerge from the things that bind us!!
· What to bring: Dress is casual. Bring your bible, flashlight, toiletries, one-piece bathing suit, tennis shoes, pillow & sleeping bag (if standard room), jacket, towel, alarm clock and a teachable heart!!

The theme is EMERGE where we will learn to break free from the things that are keeping us stuck, and the craziness of life, so we can emerge in a new direction. We are so excited that the retreat will take place in the mountains at the Forest Home Retreat Center with many recreation options: walks, hikes, rock climbing, mountain biking, shopping, swimming, crafts, zip line, miniature golf, and much more!!

Women’s Retreat t-shirts are available for purchase at the Sound Foundation kiosk on the weekends. You can stop by and purchase a shirt for $10 to help promote the Women’s Retreat!!

Register now by clicking here: Women's Retreat Registration Link Or, register in person in the plaza on the weekends beginning January 24, 2009. If you choose to register online, you may need to set up an account if you have not registered with The Crossing for an event in the past.

For more information contact Nicole Romero at

Friday, February 20, 2009

Discovery Class

The Discovery Class at The Crossing is a place where Christians and Non-Christians join together to discuss the big questions in life and faith. The atmosphere is loving and safe while also being challenging and thought provoking. Each session is 5 weeks long but attendees are welcome and encouraged to start attending at any point. Many students attend the class for multiple sessions.Topics of discussion are:- Is God Real?- Is the Bible Reliable?- What about other Religions?- Why is there suffering in the world?- and more...
Sundays 10am-11:10am at The Crossing Church Office. The class is free and all are welcome - bring your questions, an open mind, and maybe even a friend!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crying (Weeping) at 35,000 feet

As I sat in seat 22A, at 35,000 feet somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico, I experienced this wretched scream.

No terrifying turbulence. No captain communicating bad news. No flight attendant yelling. No thunder or lightning. No guns or bombs. Worse, it was the scream of a child. And no, he or she wasn’t in row 21 or 23, but when I heard THAT scream, I couldn’t help it, immediately I broke out in uncontrolled sobbing. I admit it (I don’t really care what you think of me), I was weeping . The truth is, I don’t want to soon forgot THAT scream.

And no, I’m not being morbid, sick, dark or weird, but I want you to experience it too!!! I needed the wake up call...slap in the face...dose of reality...kick in the teeth (enough metaphors) and I think you do too!

I say all the time, “DO NOT MISS this!” Well, this is a DO NOT MISS experience...I want to you to attend the World Vision AIDS Experience that we’re hosting on our campus, from Thursday, February 19 through Monday, February 23. All of you’ve got to do is sign up online. The tickets are free. Here’s the link:

By following this link, you can even see some of what I witnessed at 35,000 feet.

Oh, and about that scream...I’m not going to tell you what it was...but God knew it’s what I needed...and I think you just might need it too, so DON’T MISS it!!!

Tim Celek
Lead Pastor
The Crossing

Monday, February 16, 2009

World Vision Experience: AIDS

The World Vision Experience: AIDS is coming to The Crossing Church on February 19-23, 2009. This interactive exhibit invites you to "step into Africa" by hearing, seeing and walking through an African village to personally experience the lives of children affected by AIDS. The stirring audio tour and captivating photography will transport you into the life of an African child and give you a new perspective on one of the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time... AIDS.

Visit to reserve your free tickets and to volunteer. If you do not reserve a ticket, you may stand on line to enter the exhibit. You can also call 949-764-1532 with any additional questions.

What to see a preview of the exhibit? Click here to watch a video.

Monday, February 9, 2009

VIP Award Photos

Check out your VIP Award Photos by clicking the below link...

Friday, February 6, 2009

What a Celebration!!

We had so much fun at the VIP Awards last Friday night!! Check out this video to see just a few of our volunteers walking down the red carpet...

VIP AWARDS 2 from Chris Detken on Vimeo.