New Year’s Eve Open House – Monday, December 31st


New Year’s Eve Open House for Crossroads
8:00 P.M. – Midnight on Monday, December 31

Linda and George Roller’s home
7424 Norwalk Court
Manassas, VA 20112

8:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.—gather on the main level for food and fellowship or head to the basement for: billiards, foosball, board games, card games, and “parlor” games (bring your favorite games)

Movie Time (9:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.) in the basement
Choice of movies:
In the Home Theater: a feature length film (to be announced)
In the T.V. “Pit” for younger folks: “Veggie Tales”, New Testament Bible stories, and “Twas the Fight before Christmas”
(Popcorn will be provided in both theater areas!)

11:30P.M. to Midnight—singing of hymns/ praise songs in the family room on the main level followed by season of prayer for the new year and for the church

RSVP: call 703-899-4155 or email to by 12/29/12
Families with A-J last names: sandwiches, chicken fingers, hot hors d’oeuvres
Families with K-R last names bring: chips/dip, veggies or fruit/dip, etc.
Families with S-Z last names bring: desserts (cookies, brownies, cake, fudge, etc.)

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, January 6

On Sunday, January 6th at 12:00p.m. we will hold a Congregational Meeting to present the 2013 Budget. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Crossroads 2013 Mission Trip to Cherokee, NC

Dear Crossroads,

I’m excited to announce the dates for the 2013 short-term mission trip to Cherokee, NC. Crossroads plans to send a team to Cherokee for the following week:

July 27 – August 3

The cost of the trip, like last year, will be around $500 per person, but some family discounts will apply. Married couples and children attending with at least one parent qualify for a discounted rate.

Shortly after the New Year, we will schedule our first team meeting and begin discussing potential fundraising opportunities.

If you would like to be a part of this year’s team, please let me know before January 1. If you have already communicated with me about your interest, you need only contact me if you now know you will be unable to participate. For more general information about the Cherokee Mission, see

I hope to hear from you!


Movie Night – Friday, December 7th

Our Creator God has made us to create, for his glory and our neighbor’s good. Let’s get together and see what others have created.

Our next movie night is December 7th, 7 pm at the Roller’s Theater.

We’ll be watching “Orphans of the Firestorm” a Japanese animated PG film chosen by none other that our friends Yosuke and Shoko Irie.

Roger Ebert writes that this film is “an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation…it belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.” TV Guide’s Movie Guide rated it

Here is a short summary: “As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children…forced to fend for themselves in the after math of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares.”

If you want tickets, send Tim Carroll your RSVP at
See you at the theater!

Counseling Resource Table

Counseling Resource Table.

Crossroads is pleased to offer a counseling resource table available to you on Sundays during our fellowship time. This table will include titles focused on specific areas of personal growth. Make 2013 a year of change and growth for your family.

Heart of the Matter: Daily Reflections for Changing Hearts and Lives.

Long Story Short: 10 Minute Deveotions to Draw Your Family to God.

Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building
Your Special Needs Child: Help for Weary Parents
I Just Want to Die: Replacing Suicidal Thoughts with Hope

CCEF Minibooks are available for a suggested donation of $3 each, or 2 for $5. Your donation enables us to bring more titles to our congregation.
Other titles available from time to time will have the suggested donation card placed in the book. Please mail your donation to the church office. Stamped and addressed envelopes are available at the table.


list Pastors of Crossroads

Pastor Don Sampson

Pastor Tim Carroll



Colin Dunn