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Dear Friends and Guests, Proverbs 29:18 tells us that without vision, the people will parish. What this means is that God gives vision and direction for His people. We are to see His vision for us and walk in it daily! At The Crossing Church we will be looking at the vision God has given us. You will learn about 4 points to this vision: Kingdom, Prayer, People, Presence. As we look at each of these over the next few weeks it is my prayer that God would grant you vision for your life, family, and future. Sincerely, Greg and Tamara Dumas, Lead Pastor

Crossing Kids May Monthly Focus: Kingdom - When I become who God wants me to be I will change the world. Kids can so easily get caught up in their own world they rarely look around to see if God has something more for their life. What is God’s mission? During the month of May CrossingKids will take a look at the parable of the lost sheep, The Great Commission and how we can gain the respect and privilege to speak into the lives of others. The fourth week of May we’ll dig into the Romans Road and teach kids what it means to lead someone to Christ. The last week there will be a special Missions focused weekend, a mini-mission’s conference. Join us in praying for CrossingKids this month as we learn what it means to be Kingdom Focused.

Emerge JV/Emerge

Interested in Volunteering? Want to join a LifeGroup? visit a leader in the 26.2 Café Office Hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm

Lectio Divina. We live in a fast paced world, and our time with God seems to be no exception. This next series, “Lectio Divina” is going to help students slow down and discover the art of listening, meditation, prayer, and contemplation. We will see a student ministry that is fervently praying.

Scholarships Needed! We are in desperate need of scholarships for students to attend Summer Camp. You could be a part of changing a student’s life by giving them an opportunity to encounter God! Contact Pastor Tom at today!

Elementary Lock In Crossing Kids’ True Hero Lock In is open to kids who have completed kindergarten through 1st grade. The date is Friday, June 11. Kids will have a Jesus filled, overnight sleepover at the church with plenty of fun activities planned. For more information please contact Kim Gore at

Crossing Café DaSilva’s Coffee will be operating the café and offering a more extensive menu which will include premium coffees, lattes, donuts, and assorted pastries for an additional price. All proceeds for menu items will go directly to DaSilva’s to cover their cost. Enjoy the new selections!

Attention On-line Givers If you are currently an on-line giver you will need to re-register your on-line giving information with our new system beginning TODAY. If you have never utilized this great tool, now would be a great time to start. We have inserted a sheet with instructions for re-registering your on-line giving account. It will also instruct you on how to create a new on-line giving account. There will be a Crossing computer tech with computer in the foyer at the info desk to answer questions or assist you in creating or updating your account.

For Zion Sake Today our Jewish Ministry will have a table in the Lobby so that you will have a chance to see how The Crossing Church supports Israel and the Jewish people. Donations of new, modest, children’s clothing (no girls shorts, tank tops or short skirts please, long girls skirts are great) are being accepted for an Israeli Children’s Home which we will serve during our mission trip to Israel at the end of May. Call Beth O’Brien 813-857-7818

The Marriage Vows Retreat Registration is still available for this special marriage retreat at the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota. Visit to register online.

The 26.2 Spiritual Race is intricately designed with you in mind! Through the different 26.2 Experiences, you can learn more about The Crossing and its leadership, become involved in a LifeGroup, and understand more about your spiritual gifts. We encourage everyone to join in the race! Register for all the 26.2 Experiences at: The next experience dates are: • Warm-Up: June 13, registration closes June 6 • Starting Line: May 22 or 23, registration closes May 16 • Mile One: June 26, registration closes June 20

For more announcements:

The Crossing Bulletin  
The Crossing Bulletin  

The Crossing Church Bulletin May 15-16