Life @ Crossway North – Online Bulletin


October 8th, 2017

Margins in Life

I was reflecting the other day about just how ‘stressed out’ our world is and how ‘helpless and harassed’ (Matthew 9:36) so many people appear to be. It occurred to me that God established the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8) as a safe-guard against burn-out and filling our lives with too much hustle and bustle.

Then I recalled when I was in primary school we were instructed to draw a margin down the left-hand side of our page. Have you ever stopped to wonder what the purpose of that margin was for? I seem to think that it was space for the teacher to offer correction – perhaps your page wasn’t littered with as much red ink as mine! – it got me thinking, however.

Are we living our lives with enough ‘space’ (or ‘margin’) so that your ‘Teacher’ – the Lord Jesus – has an opportunity to offer us the correction we sometimes need?

Why not consider creating a ‘margin’ in your life this coming week?

God Bless,




Advance Notice Header

October 15th – Connect Group Leader’s Meeting from 12.15pm
- Youth Discipleship @ 11am

October 20th – Youth Social from 7.30pm-9pm

October 28th – North Games Night

October 29th - Operation Christmas Child boxes due

November 17th - Jaffna Fundraiser @ 7pm in Clayton

November 18th - Cambodia Fundraiser @ North

December 2nd – Gingerbread House Making

December 2nd - North General Meeting from 12.30pm



News @ North

fundraiserNorth Missions Fundraisers
There are two upcoming fundraising events to support our mission endeavours in Jaffna and Cambodia. Please show your support for these events as you are able. On November 17th from 7pm there will be a Black Tie Night in Clayton featuring the band ‘INTO GROOVE’ to raise funds for Angel International School’s Building project. See the Facebook page here.
In the evening of the 18th of November, there will be a Trivia Night to raise funds and awareness for Paul and Lydia’s journey to the mission field of Cambodia through Global Interaction. Please contact the office for more details.

CWN LOGONorth General Meeting
There will be a General Meeting for North business and 2018 budget approval on Sunday December 3rd at 12.30pm sharp. Please note that we will only be presenting a 6 month budget, due to the potential changes with venue from June 201 8. We will present a further 6 month budget at the 2018 A.G.M. Everyone welcome; only members can vote.

get involvedConnect Group Leaders’ Meeting
There will be an important meeting for Connect Group leaders and potential leaders this Sunday, October 15th from 12.5pm. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please contact the office to RSVP to Pastor Rob if you are interested in attending.

GamesNightCrossway North Games Night
Enjoy a night of fun and games with a Board & Card game night at the church building from 5 till 9pm on Saturday, October 28th. BYO snacks and/or dinner. Everyone welcome! If you would like to bring a game to play, or are interesting in playing a long-form game, please contact the office.

operation_christmas_child_logoOperation Christmas Child 2017
It’s that time of the year again! Prepare a gift box for a child with Operation Christmas Child. Please contact the office for more details on how to get a box and an instruction brochure. The boxes are due back on Sunday, the 29th of October.

Gingerbread HouseGingerbread House Making
Our popular Gingerbread House Making Event is planned for December 2nd. This year will be a little different so take note and sign up!! The venue is Salvos 3064 and we are hosting one mega session at 1 0.30am. Everything included for $30 per kit. We are very excited to be joining with our friends at Salvos 3064 and also to be able to use their air conditioned space. Places fill quickly please contact the office ASAP.

Why not consider joining the team? Please see Michelle if you are able to help out on one of our many teams. Urgent needs are: musicians (audition required), welcome team, hospitality, sound and media, and kid’s ministries. No experience necessary! Full training provided! Please contact the office for more details.

CommunityEngagementConnect Groups
If you have would like to get involved with a Connect Group in Term 3, please email Rob Tanner for more information.

cuppaclubCuppa Club!
Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am on Mondays during the school term for some great coffee and some wonderful fellowship time together. Please contact the office for more details.

InformationFood Allergy Aware Church
We have children in our church with severe nut allergies. We kindly ask that you to be mindful of this by refraining from bringing any food containing nuts into this church. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

CWN LOGOCrossway North Facebook Page
We have changed our Facebook page to North Church. Check it out here. It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Contact the office for more details. The page continues to grow, with each post reaching over 100 people.


Our ProgramsGiggles_logo2Giggles Playgroups for pre-schoolers is run on Thursdays during the school term from 10am till 11.30am at the church building. If you are interested in coming along or helping out, please contact the office.

Crossway North Little RocketsLittle Rockets is our program for preschoolers. Our program continues this week with lots of fun activities, songs, and another fantastic Bible story in the Creche. Contact the office for more details!

Click Here to find out more about Kidspace at Crossway NorthKidspace is our program for school age children from Preps to Year 7s during the school term. During the service, the kids meet for a time of fun and teaching. Contact the office for more details!

IGNITE Youth is our program for Years 7 to 12s running on a fortnightly basis on a rotating program. Week 1 is a discipleship group meeting run on a Sunday from 11am at the church building; Week 2 is a fun social time run on a Friday from 7.30pm at the church building. See Advance Notice Dates above for this week’s program. Contact the office for details.

Young AdultsYADs is a group for those between 18 and 25. Contact the office or see the Facebook page for more details!


Autism Support Group CraigieburnPokits – Autism Parent Support Group Parents of Kids in the Spectrum is a group to provide mutual support for parents of kids in the Autism Spectrum in Craigieburn. Meeting the first Monday of every month at the church building (7/334 Hume Highway, Craigieburn). For more information email Susie Ball.

CNWOMENWomen’s Ministry – The Crossway North Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details! .


MMen's Ministryen’s MinistryThe Crossway North Men’s Ministry meets regularly for breakfasts, teaching, and social events. Contact Pastor Brett or the church office for more details! .


Disdiscovercover Crossway North – Are you new to Crossway North? Come to Discover Crossway North! We run this program quarterly each year. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending.

Discover Membership – We run Discover Membership quarterly each year for those who would like to know more about membership at Crossway North. If you are interested in Membership, please email Brett for more information.


Prayer“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42)

We would love to see as many of our church family as possible choosing one or more prayer meetings to regularly attend. For more details on any of the prayer groups mentioned below, please contact the office. If you want to start your own prayer group, please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.

Monday Mornings 9am -
Focus: Staff and Leadership

Monday Evenings 7.30pm -
Praying for our church and our community.
Everyone welcome.

Tuesday Mornings from 6am till 7am -
Praying for the Men in our community.

Second Wednesday of the Month, 7 till 9pm -
Focus: Women’s Worship & Prayer.


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Please do not feel alone in any life problems that you may be experiencing. We have a team who would love to pray with you, no matter what challenge you are facing.
You can either write your prayer request on a communication card from the Info Desk or meet with a prayer team member who will be waiting at the front after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.

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