I'll get to the OC Marathon and The Crossing Church, but first a recap of Easter weekend at The Crossing! In raw numbers we were up 20% over last year's Easter weekend which is an increase of over 1,000 people. We were packed with adults and children which is both a good thing and a God thing. Yea God!
We were able to use the "new" auditorium fully and learn a bit of what we'll need to know when it opens full time in the middle of June. Sure we've got some bugs to work through, but a big shout goes out to all of you who attended either Good Friday or Easter weekend. Thank you for your understanding and patience. But most of all, thank you for inviting and bringing people to hear the life changing news of John 3:16, "that whosoever believes in Him (the risen Jesus Christ) should not perish but have everlasting life."
This weekend we kick off a new series and I'm pretty amped! The series is titled "Hope Lives." However, THIS Sunday is the OC Marathon. Due to the close proximity of the Marathon there will be various road closures which I'm convinced will cause back ups on the 55 fwy and potentially Newport Blvd. So please take a look at this link for what roads are closed and during what hours. The one thing I will say, don't let the inconvenience of a little traffic or road obstacles stop you from coming to church OR come on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m.
Either way, I WILL see you this weekend at one of our six services, Saturday 5:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30, 9:30, 10, 11, 11:30 a.m. I'm sure looking forward to it.