Weekly Newsletter



Happy Friday Everyone!

From the Leadership Team


  8:15 AM             Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM             Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM             Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will NOT Meet
 10:00 AM             Service Begins
                               - Name Tag Sunday
                               - Final Sunday for Collection of Plastic Bags and Non-Perishable Food 
                               - Pathway Kids Will Meet (Ages 3-4th Grade)
11:20 AM               Pathway Photo Directory Pictures/Retakes
  5:00 PM               High School Youth Group Will Meet

  8:15 AM             Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM             Praise Team Practice
  9:00 AM             Catechism for 6th-12th Grade Will NOT Meet
10:00 AM              Service Begins
                               - Special Offering for The Gideons International
                               - Name Tag Sunday
                               - Pathway Kids Will NOT Meet (Ages 3-4th Grade)
  2:30 PM               Park Place Intergenerational Worship Service


On Sunday we continue Explore God with Question 2, a 7-Sunday series where we tackle big questions. Sunday’s question is “Is There a God?” Our Scripture passage is Ecclesiastes 3:9-14.

WANT TO EXPLORE THE BIG QUESTIONS WE ALL HAVE ABOUT GOD? – Discussion groups and sermon series around our area are exploring the big questions we all have about God. Questions like "Does life have a purpose?" "Is there a God?" and "Why does God allow pain and suffering?" are just a few of the topics. Everyone is invited, and there is no cost to participate. It isn't too late to find a group at my.ExploreGod.com/Finder or talk with Dave Van Drunen, Nathan Sederstrom or Pastor Joel.

Share Pathway's Explore God Facebook posts with your friends at facebook.com/pathwaycrc.  

NAME TAG SUNDAY – As part of the Explore God Series, we will have Name Tag Sunday this Sunday through Sunday, February 24. Please put your first name on a name tag and encourage your neighbor to do the same.

PATHWAY PHOTO DIRECTORY PICTURES/RETAKES – Family and individual pictures for the Pathway Church Directory will be taken after the service THIS Sunday, January 20. If you would like to have your picture added to the directory or wish to update your current picture, please stop in after the service this Sunday. No appointment needed. We encourage Park Place friends, members with new babies, new members, and regular attenders to have your picture added to our directory. It is a great tool for connecting names and faces.  

 HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP – We will meet THIS Sunday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. Dinner will be provided. Our topic is "Love and Limits." Having a first boyfriend or girlfriend is exciting. However, what does God say about physical limits in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship? Sunday we explore where the lines are in physical relationships. If you have friends who are dating, bring them. If you have friends who are interested in the topic, bring them. This is one of the most important lessons that a youth group can have. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (219) 558-0573.  

PARK PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE – Our next Park Place Intergenerational Worship Service is NEXT Sunday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. Boys and Girls, please let Pastor Joel know if you can contribute by playing a song or singing a solo and/or would like to be a greeter. 

NEXT WE INTERGENERATIONAL EVENT/DINNER – The next WE Event is coming on Saturday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Crown Point Christian School for a fun night learning together with all ages. Will you join us? Please RSVP to Nathan Sederstrom at nathansederstrom@pathwaycrc.org

PRINCESS BRUNCH TICKETS are now on sale at mommyshaven.org. The event is Saturday, February 23 at Crown Point Christian School with two sessions available:  10:00 a.m. - noon or 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per child and $5 per accompanying adult. This is a fundraiser for Mommy’s Haven. Tickets include brunch, hair, nails, face glitter, craft making, tea party, coloring, photo booth and a special visit from Anna, Elsa and Belle.

MIDDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH (6TH-8TH GRADERS) – Reserve the following dates:  
   - February 1 – 3:  Winter Retreat at Cedar Lake Bible Camp. Preview 
      at https://www.cedarlakeministries.org/.
   - Saturday, March 9 from 5-7 p.m. for a Glow Dodge Ball Event in St. John, Indiana.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR – Here are some planned activities for your calendar:
 - Saturday, February 9:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School
 - Saturday, March 16:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School
 - April:  Pinewood Derby at Crown Point Christian School
 - Saturday, May 11:  Intergenerational Supper at Crown Point Christian School

The intergenerational suppers will begin at roughly 5:00 p.m.
Give this a try. 
We think you’ll find it GREAT!

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Do you have a love for infants and young children? Why not serve in the Pathway Nursery about once a month? If you are willing and available to help, please email the church office at pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org.

Please remember to check out our website, http://www.pathwaycrc.org/ for more information on all our programs and opportunities.

Opportunities to Serve

THIS Sunday is the final day to bring in your plastic bags and non-perishable items. Please place them by the offering table. We greatly appreciate your giving hearts! 

We are thrilled to announce that Mommy’s Haven is now open with clients in their new home in Lowell. We praise God for providing so many businesses and individuals that contribute to this home.
Our Big Fundraiser for Mommy’s Haven is coming soon!
We have 250 tickets sold, and we will have lots of community families here for the Princess Brunch! Please plan on helping out either session on Saturday, February 23 from 9:30 a.m.-noon or noon-3:00 p.m.at Crown Point Christian School. We will need kitchen help, assistance with nail painting and crafts. Men and boys, we need your help in serving our guests a pancake breakfast. Sign up sheets will be out next week.
This month our offering will be for The Gideons International (NEXT Sunday, January 27). 
THIS Sunday, we will share a video on the work of the Gideons in the New York City area. Currently, our local Gideons chapter drops off Bibles at local hospitals and the Lake County Jail. Next Sunday, Don Schepel will be sharing about how you can get involved with the Gideons.

If you have any questions on the above, please contact Terri Schaaf at pathwayoutreach@pathwaycrc.org.

From Pastor Joel

Science can not prove nor disprove the existence of God. Christian faith can not prove or disprove the existence of God. But might there be “clues” that point to His existence? Clues like: 
      •     Why is there something rather than nothing? 
      •     What accounts for the marvelous order and regularity of our universe? 
      •     Where does morality come from? Why do we thirst for something more than what
            we can see or touch or taste? 

 In this message, we’ll explore clues that bring us face to face with the reasonableness of belief. 

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See you on Sunday,

The Leadership Team



Worshiping At

Crown Point Christian School
Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373









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11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373

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St. John, Indiana 46373