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For many, this is their favorite time of the year. Reasons vary from time with family, Christmas traditions, drinking egg nog, watching “Christmas Vacation” or living vicariously through the eyes of a wide-eyed child on Christmas morning. Whatever the reason, this season can be a blast!

When you sum up what this season is all about, its really about just one thing – giving. In fact, we celebrate Christmas simply because God gave!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son … – John 3:16

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given … – Isaiah 9:6

In light of such an amazing gift, what should our response be? Simple. Give.

That’s why at Crossroads we celebrate in December with our 5th Annual Season of Giving.       This is when we put our faith in motion – where we show families, children & the hurting in our community the tangible love of God.  Here is how you get involved:

Military Care Packages! We are sending 20 boxes to soldiers overseas toiletry items, goodies and a much needed notes of encouragement.

Children & Families! We are providing Christmas gifts for 41 local children in partnership with Holiday Connection and other agencies. Don’t miss this chance to impact local families this Christmas.

Outreach & the Needy! We are doing a “Keep Warm” drive by collecting gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves and blankets to be donated to ministries in Athens and Gainesville that minister to people on the streets. Our goal is to collect 300 items to be donated to these ministries.

To get involved with these efforts, contact us at

Building for the Future! We have raised over $63,000 towards our new facility in one year! Praise God! We want to make another huge dent in the goal to raise $150K before we build. The challenge this year is to raise $25,000 over and above our budget needs to go to our building fund. This would be a huge step towards being in our building by this time next year.  To invest financially at Crossroads, click here.

Let’s get into the reason spirit of the season – to bask in the great gift of God and to be like Him in giving.