South Crestview Campus eLetter

Thursday, December 7, 2023

From our Military Minister April Griffin

Christmas season is upon us. We are only 2 Sundays away from Christmas Eve!

As we gather to celebrate the coming of our Savior and King, Jesus, this is a much-anticipated time of year, full of traditions, twinkling lights, hot cocoa and gifts. But for a military family, holidays can feel a little different. Some years, we soak in the special moments, savoring time with those we love, while other years can feel lonely and burdensome, facing the hard realities that come with serving this beautiful country.

As a church, we not only want to keep our military and their families in prayer this holiday season, we also want to come alongside them by meeting their physical, spiritual and emotional needs during the holiday season and beyond. One way we are doing that is by creating a space for our men to gather in community. Our first Military and First Responder Men’s Breakfast is this coming Saturday, December 9 from 9 -11 a.m. in the Café, a place for men to gather, united by shared experiences, for a time of good food and fellowship. Biscuits, Gravy and Coffee will be plentiful, so if you are a military or first responder man, active or veteran, please RSVP HERE.

Ladies, we can’t promise biscuits and gravy, I’d love to personally invite you to join us on Wednesday nights for our Military Women and Wives of Crosspoint that meets in the Café at 6:00 p.m. Childcare is provided and is a great place for military wives and women to connect and grow in community and in their relationship with Christ. You can stay up to date on this group and their special events HERE.

I hope this holiday season you experience the joy that comes from extending a helping hand in service to others. I hope our world feels a little brighter and through your love, our world sees Jesus.
Merry Christmas, Crosspoint, South Crestview.

April Griffin, Military Minister

April Griffin

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