Hello everyone! I am writing this newsletter as a start to the year 2014 in order to communicate to everyone on the growth and outreach of Crystal Ridge Church. This will be a quarterly newsletter that will so how the different ministries and events we as a church family participate in. This is a great way to unify us as a church and as a group who have a love and concern for this great community we are fortunate to be in. In these newsletters I hope to show you the heart and lifeline that makes this such a wonderful group of people to want to be around. it is are goal as a ministry team and leadership team to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and a part of in their life. Your ministry team Trevor and Nicky, Gord and Britney, and Kathleen and myself are striving to make Crystal Ridge Church irresistible to the unchurch. Our goal is to have people come to church every week and want to bring their friends also. Part of this strategy is to go out into the community and be involved in peoples lives whether this is volunteering in the schools, helping people move, shovelling sidewalks or providing clothing and a great lunch during the week. Oneway to help make this an achievable goal is for the church to have small/life groups; or we can call them smife groups. I will be touching on this matter in sermons and dialogue with people throughout the next two months. In the meantime enjoy some of these photos on the happiness you brought people during Christmas.