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Care: Blended Families

When: Wednesday, Evening

Statistics report that divorce rates in Blended Families are between 60-80%. We understand that Blended Families often experience challenges. The sheer number of influences in the lives of each Blended Family member indicates that there are bound to be conflicts. The Blended Families Ministry was designed to provide useful tools, support, and ultimately point people to THE ONE (Jesus Christ) who has all the answers. Our hope is that the families we serve will not only SURVIVE, but THRIVE! It has been said that "Blended Families don't have a family tree - they have a family forest!!" Each person in the Blended Family is uniquely created AND there are many multifaceted relationships involved...step-parents, step-children, step-siblings, half-siblings, step-grandparents-aunts-uncles-cousins, biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, the list goes on. It's easy to see how life in a blended family can, at times, become complicated. Since each person and each family is unique, the Blended Family Ministry at 3Crosses believes there are limited "cookie-cutter" answers for how to blend your family. However, in learning to listen to and follow Jesus through the challenges we face together we are confident that the Lord will be faithful to transform our lives, the lives of our children, and the lives of others around us. We firmly believe Jesus at his promise when he said: "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -John 14:26-27 Join us in room D-1 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Free childcare is available.

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Care: Divorce Care

When: Wednesday, Evening

DivorceCare Ministry

The end of a long-term relationship is one of the most painful and stressful experiences a person can face. Whether you are leaving a long-term relationship, separated or divorced, you are welcome to join us for care and support.  We meet weekly every Wednesday night to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

DivorceCare is offered in 13-week sessions in Fall and Spring.  At each session we watch a video, and then we spend time together discussing what was presented and what is going on in the lives of the group members.  These groups are designed to offer you a safe place to facilitate your healing.

The Fall session begins Wednesday, September 11th, and ends Wednesday,
December 4th.  We meet in Room D2 at the end of the hall in the Adult Building from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

For more information please visit http://3crosses.org/divorce-care/
or email Diane Johansen at divorcecare@3crosses.org

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Care: GriefShare

When: Monday, Evening

ALL ARE WELCOME! It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. That's the reason for Grief Share, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. You are invited to join us at any session. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar based on biblical principles, featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. You'll also participate in a small group discussion with others who have experienced a recent loss. MONDAYS AT 7:00PM IN ROOM D3

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Care: Journey

When: Monday, Evening

God wants us to choose Life in Him, and Journey exists to provide a faith-based class and support setting, where one can find God and seek His help on the journey to Healing and Recovery. Journey is a Christian 12-Step recovery course and support group for adults needing recovery or support while overcoming a variety of addictions and character flaws. We use the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps as an introduction to the Biblical Scriptures upon which the 12 Steps were based. Our co-ed program is not substance centric and is based on a premise that all are recovering from the effects of the fall of Adam and Eve. We welcome the neighboring communities, as well as 3Crosses members. Monday Nights, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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Care: More Than Conquerors

When: Tuesday, Evening

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." -Luke 4:18 Do you desire to regain sexual integrity and experience deep healing? At 3Crosses, we believe that Jesus Christ came to bind up the broken hearted and set the captives free. We believe he has called us to fight for the freedom of men trapped in the shackles and chains of sexual bondage and for the spouses suffering in the wake of those so trapped. While stopping the destructive behaviors is essential, we believe that God's greater desire is to bring deep healing to the wounds that led us to act out in the first place so that deep and intimate relationships can grow with Him and with others. There's hope and freedom from inappropriate sexual behavior. Join a diverse group of men who are facing this challenge with the Lord head-on... and are winning!

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Care: Parent Project

When: Thursday, Evening

Empowering Parents and Transforming Kids...

Parent Project classes are specifically intended to empower Christian parents with faith-based parent principles and skills to raise respectful and responsible children.

In an interactive, support group setting, parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies, particularly for strong-willed, oppositional, defiant and destructive juvenile behaviors.

While the curriculum is primarily directed to parents with existing challenging behaviors of their pre-teen and teen-aged children, the content is basic and fundamental for parents who wish to develop parenting skills to avoid potential future challenges with their children.

DON'T WAIT FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS TO DEVELOP WITH YOUR CHILDREN. This class will prepare you to be alert, proactive and to hopefully avoid the future pain and cost of reversing unwanted, learned behaviors of children.

Registration and Scheduled Classes:

Registration and cost for the Parent Project is $100 for a single parent and $150 for a couple.  Curious parents are invited to attend the first session as an observer; however, registration and payment must be made by the start of the second session.

Classes are on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Room D1 of the Adult Building past the church office.

For more information go to our website at 3crosses.org/parentproject, send an email to parentproject@3crosses.org or contact Verne Teyler at 510.329.8100 or verne@hosannahomes.org

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Care: Single Parents

When: Wednesday, Evening

3Crosses Single Parents Care Ministry...

A safe and nurturing environment for single parents which fosters healing, promotes personal, emotional and spiritual growth & maturity and equips in Biblical parenting.

 
Wednesday Nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Chapel
2019 Fall Sessions begin September 18 through November 20

We are revisiting "SINGLE & PARENTING", a DVD series and corresponding Participant's Guide ($15).  Join us as we seek to learn some amazing single parenting strategies and gain hope-filled insights.

Visit 3crosses.org/singleparents for more information or contact Jhonna Eckel at singleparents@3crosses.org

Childcare is provided in Room C2. Students in Grades 9-12 can attend Omega High School Ministry in the Port Lounge.

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Community: Co-Ed (Benjamin & June Young)

When: Saturday, Evening

We are an english speaking Bible study comprised of any brothers and sisters who primarily speak Mandarin and Cantonese! When: 2nd and 4th Saturday @ 7:30-9:30pm Where: Danville Study Topic: Various Scriptures Email: williambenjaminyoung@yahoo.com Phone: 925-386-6438

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Community: Co-Ed (Berry) *FULL

When: Tuesday, Evening

We are a group of primarily older believers. When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday Evening from 6:30- 8:30 pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide

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Community: Co-Ed (Ho & Lee) *FULL

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group of families welcome to all! When: 2nd and 4th Friday @ 7:30 - 9:30 pm Where: Varies (Other member's houses!) Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide Childcare: Yes

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Community: Co-Ed (Jam Session)

When: Monday, Evening

We are a group of Musicians & Young Adults When: Every other Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm unless it's a holiday! Where: At the Church in the Port Lounge Study Topic: Various Bible Studies

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Community: Co-Ed (Larcina) *FULL

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group of families and singles of all ages. All are welcome! When: Friday Evening @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Bible Study Childcare: Yes

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Community: Co-Ed (Munjal)

When: Thursday, Evening

We are a new group that is welcome to all people! When: Thursday Evening from 6:45 - 9:00 pm Where: San Leandro Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide

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Community: Co-Ed (Singles)

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group of co-ed singles seeking God's teaching and direction through their singleness along with healthy fun with other Christian singles. When: Every other Friday from 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: 3Crosses / Other outside events Study Topic: God's Best for Intimate Relationships

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Community: Co-Ed (Tam)

When: Sunday, Evening

We are a group welcome to all people! When: Sunday Evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm Where: Hayward Study Topic: Verse by Verse Bible Study

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Community: Co-Ed (Teyler)

When: Tuesday, Evening

We are a group welcome for all adults to enjoy Fellowship, Food and Fun. As the family of God, we earnestly pray for one another. (James 5:16) When: Tuesday Evening @ 7-8:30 pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Andy Stanley Contact us at: 510-329-8500.

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Community: Co-Ed (Welsh)

When: Saturday, Afternoon

We are a group welcome to all people! When: 2nd Saturday Afternoon from 7:00 - 10:00pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Devotional Materials

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Community: Co-Ed (Yang)

When: Thursday, Evening

We are a group for singles and married couples of all ages! When: Thursday Evening from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Where: Union City Study Topic: Revisiting the Rooted Series

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Community: Couples (Espinoza & Ramirez)

When: Tuesday, Evening

We will be meeting every other week so couples will have two weeks to complete the reading and questions. When: Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Where: Apartment in San Ramon Area Study Topic: Love and Respect series

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Community: Couples (Vasylenko)

When: Friday, Evening

We are a home group for everyone that includes singles or couples of different ages and stages in life. Together we learn what it means to be a follower of Christ in day to day life. We love to reflect on and learn more of how we can apply God's word in our lives. When: Friday evening from 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: Oakland Study Topic: The Art of Marriage by Family Life Childcare: If needed

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Community: Discovery (John & Leung)

When: Saturday, Evening

We are a group designed for anyone looking to have an open discussion about who Christ is in order to discover what the gospel means for your life! When: Bi-weekly on Saturdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Where: Hayward Study Topic: Alpha Series Childcare: YES

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Community: Discovery (Oh)

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group designed for anyone looking to have an open discussion about who Christ is in order to discover what the gospel means for your life! When: Bi-weekly on Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 pm Where: West Dublin Study Topic: Bible or Media Driven Childcare: Yes

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Community: Español (M. Ramirez)

When: Sunday, Morning

Somos un grupo que nos reunimos en el Cafe4 para aprender acerca de Dios: Domingos 9:30am-10:30am en el Cafe4 para estudiar el libro de Pastor Larry Vold - Habla con Dios Así. Aprovechamos este horario para tomar ventaja del cuidado de niños y los grupos de jóvenes. Solo estaremos estudiando 8 Semanas. Comenzando Feb 24 y terminando Abr 14. Ven a tomar un café y aprender juntos. When: Sunday Morning from 9:30 - 10:45 am Where: At the Church Study Topic: Pray this Way - Larry Vold

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Community: Español Mujeres (G. Ramirez)

When: Sunday, Morning

Somos un grupo de mujeres que nos reunimos en el Port para aprender juntas acerca de Dios: Domingos 9:30am-10:30am en el Port para estudiar Estudio Bíblico Aprovechamos este horario para tomar ventaja del cuidado de niños y los grupos de jóvenes. Solo estaremos estudiando 8 Semanas. Comenzando Feb 24 y terminando Abr 14. Ven a tomar un café con nosotras y aprender juntas. We are a group of women: When: Sunday Morning from 9:30 - 10:45 am Where: At the Church Study Topic: Bible Study

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Community: Men (Flemming)

When: Tuesday, Morning

We are a group of men who meet in the morning to study the Bible and pray with one another! When: Thursday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 am Where: Cafe 4 Study Topic: Serendipity Bible

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Community: Men (Vaesau)

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group welcome to young adult men! When: Every other Friday Evening from 7:00-8:30 pm Where: Hayward Study Topic: The book of John

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Community: Men (Vanegas)

When: Tuesday, Evening

The famous Proverb states that as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov. 27:17). In the current cultural environment of the East Bay Area, our group believes that it is of the utmost importance to gather together, devote ourselves to applying the word of God to our lives, and bear each other's burdens as we go through life (Acts 2:42-47). We are a group for MEN in their 20's - 40's who love to meet, find strength in our weaknesses (2 Cor. 12:9), and build each other up as we take the gospel into the world around us (1 Thes. 5:11; Matt. 28:16-20)! When: Tuesday Evening from 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: San Leandro Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide

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Community: Men (Wadsworth)

When: Monday, Evening

We are a Men only group that meets in Castro Valley When: Monday Evening @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide

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Community: Women (Bassard)

When: Sunday, Morning

*COMING SEPTEMBER 2019* We are a small group of women of all ages who meet on Sunday at church during the 9:30 hour. Our heart is to provide a safe place where women are loved and accepted wherever they are on their spiritual journey. The Sunday meeting time is meant to accommodate women who may work during the week, or who may not be able to attend a night group or who need childcare, but you don't have to fall into one of these categories to join in! The Fall topic is "Trusting God", a Bible study about God's sovereignty, wisdom and love as they bear upon the adversities we all encounter. When: Sunday Morning @ 9:30 Where: 3Crosses Lower West Conference Room Study Topic: Trusting God Bible study

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Community: Women (Bonal)*

When: Monday, Evening

MONDAY EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Meets all year except during church campus closures

Next in our ongoing Women's Bible Study we will be doing a six-week series entitled "The Quest" by Beth Moore.

Mondays | July 1 - August 12, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Senior Adult Center

For further info please contact Tracy Bonal at 510.303.6656 or email tracybonalsellshomes@yahoo.com  

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Community: Women (Filler) *FULL

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group is welcome to women! When: One Friday Evening per month from 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: San Leandro Study Topic: The End Series by Dr. Mark Tyler.

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Community: Women (Gillette)

When: Monday, Evening

We are a group of young women looking to grow in their relationship with Christ. When: Monday Evening from 8:00 - 10:00pm Where: Castro Valley Study Topic: Sermon Study Guide

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Community: Women (Solace)

When: Tuesday, Evening

My hope is for this home community to fill a need that often goes unspoken. There is rarely a space for women to talk about sex in church. I want to create an environment where women can come and be vulnerable and begin to process anything on their heart relating to shame and sexuality. Many women spend years trying to forgive themselves and hold onto regret when they have already been forgiven by Jesus. The overall goal: to create a community where a select group of women can openly talk about sexuality, can feel safe being vulnerable, can set aside the worry of perfection, judgment, and performance. To respond to one another's needs. To love like Jesus. To guard and comfort. To process shame. To feel camaraderie in shared histories. To respond to calls to surrender. To prepare hearts. To repent. To understand what a shameless life lived for Jesus looks like for you personally. When: Tuesday Evening 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Where: At the Church Study Topic: Select Sermons (Syllabus available upon request)

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Community: Young Families (Redemer)

When: Sunday, Evening

We are a group welcome to young families with kids! When: 1st and 3rd Sunday Evening from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Where: Hayward StudyTopic: The Letter to the Hebrews Childcare: If needed

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Followers Community

When: Sunday, Morning

We all need inspirational Bible teaching and genuine fellowship for the purpose of life transformation through following Christ.  We're here to help provide that. Followers is a community of adults who are passionate about following Jesus one step at a time.

"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." -Mark 1:35  

We teach the Bible verse-by-verse, and based on practical topics, emphasizing the timeless principles of God's Word for our lives.

We meet each Sunday in the gym from 9:30am-10:30am.

Click Here to Listen to What Our Sundays are Like

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Gathering: Co-Ed (Table Talk)

When: Sunday, Morning

Table Talk digs into the scripture and finds truth that challenges you to live rightly for Christ. Join Randy Magee on Sunday mornings in Room D2. 3crosses.org/tabletalk/

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Gathering: IF:Table

When: Sunday, Afternoon

IF: Table... 
2 Hours, 4 Questions, Fellowship & Food!

IF: Table 2019 Fall dates are 8/25, 9/29, 10/27 & 11/17.

Join us from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Chapel at 3Crosses as we gather together with other women and engage in deep and meaningful conversation about what Jesus is doing in our lives. We are designed to be known by God, and one of the ways that happens is by being in community with each other. 

Hope to see you there!

For more information please visit 3crosses.org/iftable or email Cathalina Kung at cathalina.kung@gmail.com

To reserve childcare please email childcare@3crosses.org with your child's name and age.

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Gathering: International Students Fellowship (ISF)

When: Friday, Evening

ISF is a community of international students (young adults) who are looking to know God better and find community with each other. What we do on Fridays... Food - Share a delicious potluck dinner Fun - Enjoy different fun activities each week Friendship - Develop genuine relationships

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Gathering: Mabuhay

When: Sunday, Afternoon

Mabuhay is a Filipino greeting which means - Live! Other translations include: may you live well, long live, be alive, be full of life! Or simply, Hello! We'd love to help you be full of life with Jesus Christ. We'd love to help you connect and engage at 3Crosses. We invite you to join us for one of our gatherings, where we share a 'potluck' meal, love, encouragement, and fun. If you're not able to bring something to the potluck - no problem, tickets can be purchased for $10 per person. BUY TICKETS Here are our meeting days & times: Bowling | May 19, 2019; More Info Coming Soon! Potluck | June 9, 2019 | 12:30p-3:30p in the 3Crosses Gym Camping/Picnic | July 2019; More Info Coming Soon! Mabuhay Adventure | September 2019; More Info Coming Soon! Potluck | November 10, 2019 | 12:30p-3:30p in the 3Crosses Gym Potluck | December 1, 2019 | 12:30p-3:30p in the 3Crosses Gym John 1:4 "In Him was life, and that life was the light of mankind." To find out about our next gathering, and for more information, contact us: Roser Caliwag | 510.861.9612 | rosercaliwag@gmail.com

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Gathering: Women (Body and Soul)

When: Varies, Morning

Body&Soul Fitness
...where faith and fitness meet 

Body&Soul meets Mondays & Thursdays
8:30am-9:30am in the Gym.

Women's Ministry has a fitness community for YOU:
• Current Christian music
• Current Christian music
• Certified Instructor
• Spiritual Support
• Fun at All Levels

First class is FREE!
For more info contact Lea Ott at leaott@att.net

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Gathering: Women (Hearts Connected)

When: Wednesday, Morning

Hearts Connected Bible Study

Hearts Connected has become a place of connection for many women, connecting to the truths in God's Word and relationally with other women at 3Crosses. It is a place of support where His love is evident with care, love and encouragement. All ages are welcome.

Wednesdays | September 11 - December 4, 2019
9:15am - 11:15am | Room D1 of the Adult Bldg

For further info please contact Kim Latona at 510.701.9775 or email kimmylatona1@gmail.com

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Gathering: Women (Homeschool Ministry)

When: Wednesday, Afternoon

Breathe is for women who homeschool their children to gather together to be encouraged in their journey as we learn more about our Lord. A time of prayer, praise and learning. Room D1

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Gathering: Women (Radiance)

When: Wednesday, Morning

RADIANCE BIBLE STUDY 

Women, join us for fellowship, encouragement, prayer and studying the Bible. We'll be doing a series this Fall entitled "God Of Creation" by Jen Wilkin. See how God reveals Himself through scripture in this 10-session study of Genesis 1-11.

Wednesdays | September 11 - November 20, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am | Room D3 of the Adult Bldg
Facilitated by Brooke Prola-Thigpen, Jean Young & Diane Dorn

For further info please contact Brooke Prola-Thigpen at 510.432.6603 or email BrookeProla@yahoo.com
To reserve childcare please contact Sabrina at childcare@3crosses.org

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Gathering: Women (Wednesday Night Bible Study)

When: Wednesday, Evening

Join us this summer for an exciting and encouraging study on the Holy Spirit.

Wednesdays | June 12 - July 31 (Off July 3rd)
7:00pm - 9:00pm in Room D3, Adult Bldg

We will be digging into Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments that teach us about our sometimes forgotten God and explore the Trinity, Pentecost, Spiritual Gifts and the Attributes of God. We'll have worship, prayer, table conversations, fellowship, raffle giveaways and an awesome coffee bar.

Study Guide provided ($10)
Facilitated by Andrea Andrews & Rita Hassna

For further info please contact Rita at ritahassna@yahoo.com
To reserve childcare please contact Sabrina at childcare@3crosses.org

Regular Wednesday Night Bible Study facilitated by Diane Dorn resumes after Summer Break on September 11, 2019

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Gathering: Women In Touch (WIT)

When: Tuesday, Afternoon

WOMEN IN TOUCH LUNCHEONS

Join us each month at this women's event to raise money for missions. We get together for fellowship, food and a special guest speaker.

The remaining luncheon dates in 2019 are September 10 & October 8 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm in the 3Crosses Gym.

Then on November 5 & December 3 Women In Touch puts on a Boutique & Luncheon from 10:30am - 2:00pm in the CMC & Gym.

Tickets will be on sale in the Women's Center on the two Sundays before the luncheon date.

WOMEN IN ACTION (WIA)

Women In Action meet once a month for fellowship and lunch while raising money for missions by removing and saving stamps.

The remaining dates in 2019 for this event are September 24 and October 22 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Senior Adult Center (SAC).

For further info please contact Darlene Kalsbeek at darlenekalsbeek@hotmail.com
To reserve childcare please RSVP by emailing childcare@3crosses.org  

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Seniors: Active Adults

When: Thursday, Morning

Active Adults is a mid-week ministry for senior adults who want a safe and invigorating place to find fellowship with other senior adults. Our group meets every Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Senior Adult Center (SAC) at 3Crosses. Our Pastor of Senior Adults, Randy Odom, hosts this weekly event. We start with an interactive Bible study followed by a time of intercessory prayer until noon. A potluck lunch is served at 12:00pm for a cost of $4. (Lunch is free for first time guests and for those who bring an entree, salad or dessert to share.) Following lunch there is a time of informal fellowship around the tables and board games We have a number of additional Thursday activities throughout the year, including: - Summer BBQs - Seasonal hymn sings at Mt. Hermon - Oakland A's baseball games - Annual Christmas luncheon - Field trips to San Francisco (Pier 39, Walt Disney Museum, S.F. Aquarium) We hope you will be our guest at Active Adults on a Thursday in the near future!

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