Christian Education Classes and Handouts – Winter 2012

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
December 2, 2012 through March 3, 2013

Children (Age 2 through 6th grade)
1. Preschool (Ages 2–4): God Leads His People – God’s thrilling rescue of Israel from Egypt and how the Old Testament points to the Savior. Taught by Fiona Hanley.
2. Younger Elementary (Grades K–3): Knowing Jesus – Children learn to trust and obey Christ through stories from the Gospels. Taught by Claire Waugh.
3. Older Elementary (Grades 4–6): Come connect the dots of God’s redemptive history in the life, work, and teachings of Christ in the Gospels. Taught by Maria Dunn.

1. Exploring Crossroads: This class is for those who would like to learn more about our church, our beliefs, and the basis for our beliefs. Through searching the Bible and interactive discussion, the participants gain a deeper understanding of the Christian life and how we seek to live it at Crossroads. This class is required for youth and adults who wish to join our church. Taught by Don Sampson.

2. Exploring the Old Testament Part II: Join us as we continue to progress through the Old Testament, noting how it all holds together as one story leading toward Christ. We’ll focus in on the latter half of Israel’s history, the Psalms, the Wisdom literature and the major and minor prophets. Taught by Tim Carroll. Handouts for this class are listed below:

Psalms Handout
Psalms Show
Ecclesiastes and Song Solomon Handout
Ecclesiastes Song Show
Jonah and Amos Handout
Jonah and Amos Show
Amos and Hosea Handout
Amos and Hosea Show
Micah, Nahum and Obadiah Handout
Micah, Obadiah and Nahum Show
Hababakuk and Zephaniah Handout
Habakkuk and Zephaniah Show
Jeremiah & Lamentations Handout
Jeremiah & Lamentations Show
Chronicles Handout
1-2 Chronicles Show
Daniel and Ezekiel Handout
Ezekiel and Daniel Show
Joel, Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi Handout
Haggai, Zech, Malachi & Joel Show

3. Friendship Class (Special Needs): God our Father – This quarter the Friendship Class will be studying the story of God’s creation, God’s relationship with his people, and God’s promise to send a Savior. Taught by a group teacher and one adult/teen mentor for each student.

Introduction to Special Needs Ministries

Crossroads reaches out to those with special needs – we call it our “Friendship Class”.

Crossroads Community Outreach Day – Saturday, November 17th


Would you like to better know your neighbors? Would you like your neighbors to know Jesus Christ? This Saturday, November 17th, is Community Relational Outreach Day, and we will be pursuing both of these goals.

We’ll send out teams of three or four into the surrounding neighborhoods to simply tell our neighbors about Crossroads, invite them to Pie & Praise, and ask them if there’s any way we can pray for them. No training is needed, only a soul stirred by Christ’s love, willing feet and words of invitation.

We will meet at 1 p.m. at the Dumfries Boys and Girls Club in the church office. The church office is located on the main floor by the staircase. There will be a brief time of orientation and prayer prior to setting out into surrounding neighborhoods. We should all be done between 2:30 and 3:30.

Crossroads Annual Pie and Praise

Our Annual Pie and Praise event was a great evening of joyful thanksgiving.

We would like to thank everyone for all of their hard work that helped to make this event a success.

Crossroads’ Seasonal Ensemble – Rehearsal Details

Greetings, Singers!

Our seasonal ensemble rehearsals will take place on Thursdays, 7:00-8:15pm, at the Dumfries Boys and Girls Club. We will rehearse in the room where our Friendship Sunday School Class typically meets.

Praise team will practice immediately following the ensemble rehearsal, from 8:15 to about 9:00.

Contact Dorothy Carroll (; 571.330.8597) if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all! 🙂

Youth Your Serve Event – Saturday, November 10th

Crossroads’ Youth are planning a Your Serve Work Day with Habitat for Humanity 1-3p.m.

We will meet at the Dumfries Boys and Girls Club at 1p.m.

Why: To raise money for Habitat for Humanity, raise awareness of the Boys and Girls Club, and let folks know that Crossroads is here to make an impact!

RSVP by 8 Nov to Dawn Assadourian at 254-394-3974 or Chuck at 254-220-2664 (text or call)

So please come out and join the team, as they continue to help make a difference in our Community!

Youth Trip to Belvedere Plantation – Saturday, October 6

Belvedere Plantation – Saturday, October 6th

Where: Belvedere Plantation, Fredericksburg, VA. This 246-year-old farm in Fredericksburg has everything to promise a really great time out in the autumn air. There will be a hayride through the pumpkin patch, access to the hay barn and recreation area, and time at a bonfire where we can enjoy some great food and fellowship.

Cost: $13 per person

Meet at the Montclair Bloom Parking Lot on
Waterway Drive/Route 234 at 4:00 p.m.
Estimated return: 10:00 p.m.

Why: To enjoy one another’s company and God’s awesome harvest for us! Remember to invite your friends!
If you are interested in driving, chaperoning, or attending, please RSVP to Dawn Assadourian at 254-394-3974 (text or call), or contact Chuck at 254-220-2664

Movie Nights

Our next Movie Night is to be determined.

Last time we watched “Casablanca” featuring Humphrey Bogart and the beautiful Ingrid Bergman. This PG film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1943. Here is a summary:

“One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick’s cafà (C) has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick’s great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick’s true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she’s renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. “You must do the thinking for both of us,” she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion.” ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, October 14th

We will hold a Congregational meeting at 12:15 p.m. (following Sunday School) to reelect Mr. Kim Haney to the office of ruling elder.

Men’s Cracker Barrel

Next Cracker Barrel Evening at a date to be determined.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Men, and young Men, of Crossroads are invited to a gathering by fireside at the Home of Dave and Abby Fratello. Come and enjoy an evening by the fire, relax, roast a marshmallow and encourage one another as we take up the cross in our daily lives. As always the fire will be burning from 6pm until the coals grow cold, come anytime. Please contact Dave Fratello for more information and to RSVP: 202-251-7130 or