At our December mom2mom we celebrated time spent in our Dining Rooms & Kitchens. We were reminded just how precious and fleeting that time can be, and that we need to protect it, especially as we are heading into the Christmas Season. If you weren't able to make it to our December mom2mom we sure hope you can be at our next one on February 5th. It is a beautiful time to connect with other moms who are on the same journey you are. Merry Christmas!
Family Christmas Movie Matinee
A FUN time was had by ALL that attended our Family Christmas Movie Matinee! People showed up dressed comfortably...even in pajamas! They brought blankets and bean bag chairs to sit on, too! The snacks & a photo opportunity with Santa Claus were both a huge hit! Plus...we received 125 packages of cookies and hot cocoa mix for our Share the Hope Food Pantry!
Bake, Take, & Rake Outreach Event
On Veteran's Day we reached out to LOVE WELL at our Bake, Take, & Rake Outreach! We encouraged Life Groups to serve together to BAKE a treat, TAKE notes of appreciation, and RAKE a Veteran’s yard as they showed their gratitude while visiting them at their home. This was a true blessing for all involved!
S3-Second Saturday Serve
Thank you to everyone who came out this month for S3-Second Saturday Serve! Food boxes were filled and Veteran appreciation letters were written! Then the letters, baked goods, and volunteers were released out into the community to serve our Veterans! Your time, talent, and treasures, were such a gift to the Veterans and to those in need in our community!
Crosswalk | 1st-5th
Crosswalk kids shared kindness in a community rock treasure hunt opportunity by hiding rocks with scripture and encouraging phrases on Big Cross Hill.
The Dock | 6th-8th
The Dock is a place designed for Middle School Students, 6th-8th grade, to experience God’s love. We meet every Wednesday night in The Shed from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The Dock has games, worship, teaching, and small groups designed to bring Middle School Students closer in their relationship with Christ.
"Nine-Square" is always a FUN game for everybody! Come on out to join in on the fun...We hope to see you on Wednesday!!.
High School Six Flags Fright Fest
Our High School Students had a frightful good time at Six Flags Fright Fest! The weather was beautiful, the lines were fairly short, and a FUN time was had by ALL!
Share the Hope Food Drive Update
Our Share the Hope 2017 Food Drive was a HUGE success thanks to each and every one of you who participated! This year we had over $35,000 donated in food and gift cards to our Food Pantry. That will be a blessing to so many local families in the months to come. Thank you for being the church!
Also, a special shout out to our over 125 volunteers that stepped up to help make this happen, too! This couldn't have been the success that it was without each of you serving together to make it happen! Praise God for the gifts that he placed in each of our volunteers!
Crosswalk | 1st-5th Grade
Our first night of Crosswalk 1st-5th Grade Bible Study was a success! It was great seeing all of these kids coming together during the week to learn more about our awesome God, each other, & themselves. The kids had fun making friends, serving together on local missions, and learning about themselves through God's eyes!
S3-Second Saturday Serve
Thank you to everyone who came out this month for S3-Second Saturday Serve! Food boxes were filled and Fireman appreciation letters were written! Then the letters, cookies, & care baskets were delivered to a few different fire departments! Your servant hearts are such a blessing to our community!
UPDATE: The firemen were so grateful! Thank you once again to all who participated! Join us on the second Saturday of each month, from 8:30am-10:00am, in The Shed where we will fill food boxes for those in need in our community.
Middle School Girls Chocolate Night
Many of our Middle School Girls got together for a night of chocolate & FUN! It doesn't get much better than this when you're a Middle School girl!! If you weren't able to join us this time we hope to see you at our next event. Check out our Events page to see what else is happening in Anchor Student Ministries!
School Supply Drive Update...Thanks to YOU…
• We collected enough calculators to donate to 3 local Jr High schools.
• We collected and sorted over 40 bins FULL of crayons, markers glue sticks, notebooks, etc..., which were boxed up at S3 - Second Saturday Serve by volunteers.
• We blessed 300+ teachers with a “back to school” gift.
• We delivered supplies to parents and secretaries, establishing relationships and telling them that we are praying for the beginning of their year.
• Bottom line: We served 211 students 300 teachers in 13 schools within 4 school districts…all within 5 miles of Crossroads!
Thank you for BEING the church in our community! That's Loving Well!!