CrossRoads Connecting / Baptism Service

Posted by bbullis on June 12, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,

 Just a quick reminder that our CrossRoads Connecting / Baptism Service is happening this Sunday evening (June 14th), from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Bel Air Athletic Club!

 This is such a great time to come together as a church family and a great opportunity to invite friends to get to know us!

 

 We’ll be having a pot-luck dinner, so according to the first letter of your last name, please bring:

                        A-D  Main Dish

                        E-N  Side Dish

                        O-Z  Dessert


Also, we’ll have the use of the whole Athletic Club (everything but the weight room and exercise area), so bring your swimming and sports gear and be ready to have some fun!

 

Most importantly, we’ll be having a Baptism Service at 7:30, so please be praying for those folks showing their commitment to Jesus Christ by being baptized.  If you want to be baptized, please contact me (just respond to this email) as soon as possible.  For those of you saying “I’m not ready,” let me say that if you have trusted Jesus to be your Savior and Lord, you believe He is God’s Son and died for your sin and rose again to heaven to prepare a place for you, and you want to live for Him and love Him forever – You are ready for baptism!  Don't let this opportunity to obey Him pass you by!

And of course Sunday morning at C. Milton Wright we’ll be continuing our series, “P.S. – Peter Speaks to the Early Church.”  You’ll want to be there!

See you Sunday!

 

Pastor Bob


A Portrait of CrossRoads

Posted by bbullis on April 10, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,


I just saw on Facebook that it is National Siblings Day, so I thank God for you as my brothers and sisters in Christ.  What a wonderful family He has given us!  ("I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,…", Philippians 1:3).

Last Sunday's Easter celebration was a tremendous blessing, both at the sunrise service on the property and at C. Milton Wright for our regular service.  Thanks to the many folks who worked so hard to make the entire day a success…in particular to John Donaldson and Kurt Koch for building the tomb! 

The "Portraits of the Passion" monologues were also wonderful as we took an "eyewitness" look at the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus!  Thanks to Jonathan Snow (Peter), Jill Ball (the woman anointing Jesus' feet), Bonnie Anderson (the woman who confronted Peter), Dave Reiher (Pilate), Jim Nelson (Barabbas),  Regina Ray (Dinah, a witness in the crowd on Palm Sunday), Jeff Akers (Joseph of Arimathea), Robert Bupp (the Roman centurion at the cross), and Ginnie Bullis (Mary Magdalene).  Hopefully we'll have a DVD out soon featuring all of these, and I'm sure there will be more dramas coming in the future!

And speaking of the future, this Sunday I'll be sharing about our journey "From Breakthrough to Building,"  and how God is growing us and leading us toward getting our own facility!

PLEASE NOTE:  
Vacation Bible School will soon be upon us - June 22nd -25th.  This year will be different as it will be held IN THE EVENING, from 6-8:15 p.m.  We still need workers, so if you can help out, please contact Ginnie Bullis, ginnie.bullis(at)gmail.com.
Our Mustard Seeds and Mountains mission trip to West Virginia is also that week, June 21st -26th.  We need to hear from folks who are interested in going, so please contact Jim Bloom, wvujim1978(at)gmail.com as soon as possible!
 
Finally, as I've been looking over all that God has done at CrossRoads over the years, I was thinking what our own "Portrait" looks like.  
You can help me paint that picture by finishing this sentence: "This is what CrossRoads means to me:…" ?  I'd love to hear your response, so please take a minute and reply to this email with your thoughts.  Thanks!

See you Sunday!

Bob




 

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Posted by bbullis on April 2, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,

 

“He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!”

 Most of us at CrossRoads are pretty familiar with this phrase, which was a greeting in the early church, and beautifully summarizes the truth we celebrate - the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

 Much of the world, however, does not acknowledge this truth.  Recently, well-known atheist Richard Dawkins said, “Accounts of Jesus’ resurrection and ascension are about as well-documented as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’”

However, Dr. Sam Lamerson of Knox Theological Seminary says, “There is no ancient historical event that is more certainly testified to both by number of witnesses and by evidence than the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

We who have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ are today’s witnesses to the truth, which we’re going to celebrate this weekend!

 

HERE'S THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THIS SUNDAY, RESURRECTION (EASTER) SUNDAY:                                                                       

                  - 6:30 a.m.  SUNRISE SERVICE on the church property.  We’ll have a re-enactment of the women finding the empty tomb and Mary Magdalene encountering the risen Christ!  Of course we’ll also have a wonderful time of praise and worship as we witness a beautiful sunrise!  Dress warmly, bring a lawn chair, and invite a friend.

                  - 10:30 a.m. CELEBRATION SERVICE at C. Milton Wright.  We’ll finish our “Portraits of the Passion” series with testimonies from Mary Magdalene and the Roman Centurion, plus we’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper and have an inspiring time of worship.   Be sure and invite a friend!

 

I know you’ll make every effort to attend one or both of these services!  And please be praying for those who will come who don’t regularly attend.

See you Sunday!  He is Risen Indeed!

Bob


Portraits of the Passion

Posted by bbullis on February 13, 2015

There's something exciting to look forward to this weekend, as we're starting a new series entitled "Portraits of the Passion," a study that will look at Easter through the eyes of the various people involved.  Each week we'll have a special appearance of one of these biblical characters telling their story!  You won't want to miss a single week! (and be sure and invite your friends!).  In the spirit of the Lenten season, I'm praying this will help us focus again on what Jesus did for us by dying for our sins; and will prepare us for our celebration of His resurrection on Easter Sunday!  He is risen…He is risen indeed!  

Also, I have to mention that it looks like we have the potential for a small snow storm on Saturday night.  It probably will not amount to much, but if they happen to close C. Milton Wright, we will again be meeting at Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Drive, Forest Hill.  Service time would be the same, 10:30 a.m.  Check the church web page for any inclement weather information (www.crossroadsmd.org).  Thanks for being flexible!

And thanks to all of you for your commitment to CrossRoads; and thanks to those who are involved in our month of prayer and fasting.  I know God is moving as a result of our prayers!

Annual Town Hall Meeting, Sunday Jan. 25th

Posted by bbullis on January 21, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,

 

This Sunday, January 25th, is our annual "Town Hall" Meeting, otherwise known as "Keeping up with CrossRoads - Live!" at Mt. Tabor Methodist Church.  The meeting starts at 7 p.m., and we'll be sharing what God has been doing and how we feel He is leading us forward.

 

BEFORE the meeting, starting at 6 p.m., we'll have our Annual "Men's Chili Cook-off" and fellowship dinner.  Men, if you'd like to join the competition and bring some super-special homemade chili, please contact Paul Fontenot at pfontenot(at)yahoo.com.  Desserts and side dishes are welcome as well!


Finally, it looks like we may be faced with some more wintery weather this weekend, so check here on the website for any cancellations and updates!


God bless you all.  See you Sunday!


Bob