Saturday Morning Bible Study in the Gospel of Luke
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Saturday Morning Bible Study in the Gospel of Luke

Who: Men of all ages and life experiences.  Usually 15-20 guys are in the study.

What:  The book of Luke.

A discussion oriented Bible Study from 7:30 to 8:30 that is facilitated by a member of the group with questions emailed each week to the study group.

From 8:30-9:00 we break up in groups of 4-5 and hold each other up with prayer and praise. We pray for individual needs and issues faced in family, work, the church, missions and our nation.

In doing this we get to know each man's story and his heart so that we can encourage each other and lock arms in the battle. 

Where: Crossroads, Fireside Room, West entrance.

When: Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 9:00 am. Men are welcome to join this study at any time.

Contact: For more information contact Jim Tobin at jvjtobin@msn.com or Jerry Foree at jerry4e@comcast.net

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Kingdom Living in a Kingless Realm, Wednesday, 6:30PM
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Kingdom Living in a Kingless Realm, Wednesday, 6:30PM

Kingdom Living in a Kingless Realm is a Bible based life group that helps men go deeper in their walk with God and their brotherhood with other men. Interactive discussions center around how a man lives out his work, leadership, service, accountability, relationships, and witnessing. For more information contact Brad Stewart at nwbattlecry@gmail.com or call (253) 380-3073.

Where: Mac Room 706

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Sep 18 to Dec 04

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Thursday Hike, October 10
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Thursday Hike, October 10

Thursday Evening Hike, 5:30 PM October 10

After seven months on the trails, visiting 17 trailheads in the Issaquah Alps, we say farewell to our Thursday evening hiking this week. We will conclude the season with a 2.7-mile hike on Cougar Mountain with a forecast of sunny, mild weather to look forward to (high of 61). We hope to see you Thursday.

Lord willing, we will embark on our fourteenth year of Thursday evening hikes in mid-March 2020.

What: Cougar Mountain, AA Peak Loop: 2.8 miles, 475 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 5:30 pm, Thursday October 10.

Where: Anti-Aircraft TH: Highest Trailhead on Cougar Mountain.

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE for approximately 2 miles. The road will climb, reach a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begin descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Thursday Evening Hike, September 5, 6:00 PM
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Evening Hike, September 5, 6:00 PM

Thursday Evening Hike, 6:00 PM September 5

Our hike September 5 will be on the west end of Cougar Mountain led by Greg Ransom.

What:  Cougar Mountain, Crosstown trail to DeLeo Wall Loop: 3.5 miles, 750 feet elevation gain

This is a lovely and lesser-known trail climbing steadily for over a mile to a junction just inside Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. A clockwise loop, turning left at each of the two main trail junctions, returns one to the start of the loop where a 1.3-mile descent to the trailhead concludes the hike.

WhenWe will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday September 5.

Where: Trailhead off 136th Ave SE, Newcastle: Across the street from Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation 7935 136th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98059.

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE for 4.9 miles. The road name will change to Newcastle Golf Club Road after the sweeping bend passing Red Town Trailhead. Turn LEFT onto 134th Ave SE and follow 0.4 miles to a 4-way stop. Drive straight ahead and park across the street from the Beit Tikvah Messianic Church. Do not park in the wide turn-around just before the road changes to one-way. 

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive southeast on Coal Creek Parkway 3.9 miles and turn LEFT onto SE 79th Place. Drive up the hill and take the first RIGHT onto 136th Ave SE and park across the street from the Beit Tikvah Messianic Church. Do not park in the wide turn-around just before the road changes to one-way.

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 (Sunset) east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd, which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.0 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto SE 79th Place. Drive up the hill and take the first RIGHT onto 136th Ave SE and park across the street from the Beit Tikvah Messianic Church. Do not park in the wide turn-around just before the road changes to one-way.

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Because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake, I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him (Phil 3:8)

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Aug
30
to Sep 3

Labor Day Weekend Backpacking Trip

West Fork Foss River and Lakes to Chetwoot Lake

 CENTRAL CASCADES

LOCATION

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 

LENGTH

24 miles, roundtrip

ELEVATION

Gain: 4300 ft.

Highest Point: 5400 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a link to a you-tube video of the whole loop hike with great images and all the details of the hike. Depending on the group, we may only go as far as Chetwoot Lake (12 miles one way) to set up base camp and explore from there. Most likely we will return the same way and not do the full loop. 

Foss River Full Necklace Loop 2014 Short Version

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aR1T7hy1vI

For those interested, please email Jim Wright at jwright@cbcbellevue.com.

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Volunteer Opportunity for Men at Summer Splash for CBC Kids Beginning July 8
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Opportunity for Men at Summer Splash for CBC Kids Beginning July 8

Here’s something that would stretch us a bit and help provide much needed volunteer help for Summer Splash (July 8-12).

How about volunteering to serve our kids and many outside Crossroads kids for Summer Splash!?

I’ve signed up to serve and maybe you have a little ban-width to do the same!

You can contact Emma at EAdent@cbcbellevue.com if you think you could lend a hand.

Jim Wright for the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team

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Fishing With  John Kamikawa on Saturday, June 8
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Fishing With John Kamikawa on Saturday, June 8

I have two boats going out on June 8th for cutthroat trout on either Lake Washington or Lake Sammamish dependent on the latest fishing reports.   There are 3 seats available, so first come first served.    The cutts seemed to be returning from their spawn runs in these lakes.   If you are interested in joining us, respond to this email: jkamikawa@comcast.net.   Details of the trip will be sent to those that respond.   This weekend is also Free Fishing Weekend for the state, i.e. you will not need a fishing license.

If you have a boat and want to join us, respond to the email and tell me whether you have a free seat on your boat or not…..

Keep your lines tight with the fish you catch, and the creator who made them….

John Kamikawa

206-714-8961

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Saturday Endurance Hike, June 8, 7 AM
Jun
8
7:00 AM07:00

Saturday Endurance Hike, June 8, 7 AM

Saturday Endurance Hike, 7 AM June 8

Saturday Hike: June 8, 7 AM trailhead start. Icicle Ridge Traverse via 4th of July Trailhead: 15 miles, 5200 feet total elevation gain, 6200 feet total elevation loss.

 This will be the 4th time that we have done this traverse. It is a similar (though lesser) challenge to the Enchantments Traverse with better trail and none of the hundreds of other hikers of the Enchantments Traverse. While the scenery along the ridge cannot compete with that of the Enchantments, the views from the ridge are, nonetheless, spectacular.

 The pace and relentless elevation gain make this a challenging hike. The route gets right down to the business of gaining elevation – switch backing up persistently 4600 feet in the first 5 miles. It gains another 600 feet over the next two miles beyond the ridge crest. You should be confident in your fitness; this is a long day with substantial elevation gain and even greater elevation loss.

A considerable day in the mountains with a big payoff. Ever changing vistas and a paucity of other hikers make this a rewarding day out. 

Camping available in Icicle Canyon the evening before at numerous locations within a short drive of the trailhead.

 Gear: Hiking poles are highly advised. Food, water, and sunscreen and an extra layer of clothing. The crest of the ridge is above the trees for several miles; also, water is only available at one or two locations about 7-9 miles into the traverse. We should be on the move for 7-8 hours.

 When: We will meet at the trailhead at 7 AM, Saturday June 8.

 Where: The trailhead is located 9.4 miles from US Hwy 2 on Icicle Creek Road where you will find a small, but paved trailhead parking area.

 Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

 Because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake, I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him (Phil 3:8)

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Becoming the Man God Intended - Wed 6:30 PM
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming the Man God Intended - Wed 6:30 PM

A Bible based life group that seeks to go deeper with God and His Word in an encouraging and interactive discussion based format in order to enable a man to live as an authentic disciple of Jesus.  This is a video-based curriculum. We watch a 12-13 minute video each week, and discuss the life implications and applications of each subject. 

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Saturday Hike, May 11, 8 AM
May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Hike, May 11, 8 AM

Saturday Hike: May 11, 8 AM trailhead start. West Tiger 2 and 3 Traverse via TMT trail return via Bootleg trail to Dwight’s Way: 8.3 miles, 2700 feet elevation gain. Expect an elevated pace over our typical Thursday evening pace. A chance to explore a part of West Tiger Mountain we will never have time to get to on a Thursday evening. A chance for Icicle Ridge contenders to get some miles under their feet . . .

Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

 Because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake, I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him (Phil 3:8)

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Night Hike

Thursday Evening Hike, April 4 6:00 PM

Another dry hike last week, however, this Thursday it looks like we may actually see some moisture. We never cancel due to weather so come on out and enjoy all that hiking in the Pacific Northwest entails.

 

What: Cougar Mountain, Shangri-La – Anti-Aircraft Ridge Loop: 2.7 miles, 530 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday April 4.

Where: Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead (Harvey Manning Trailhead)

18056 SE Cougar Mountain Drive

 

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE for approximately 2 miles. The road will climb, reach a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begin descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

 

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

 

Weather: Showers possible with a high near 57.

  

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Ps 118:29

 

Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Evening Hike

We had a sizeable turnout last Thursday (23) amid superb trail and pleasant conditions.

This week we move clockwise around Cougar Mountain to a loop from the Sky Country trailhead in the Lakemont area.

WhatCougar Mountain, Coyote Creek – Cougar Pass Loop: 3.3 miles, 300 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday March 28.

  WhereSky Country Trailhead (0.25 mile past 7100 166th Way SE, Bellevue)

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE approximately 2 miles. The road reaches a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begins descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 WeatherA 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

  Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc .https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Ps 118:29

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Men's Breakfast March 16
Mar
16
7:30 AM07:30

Men's Breakfast March 16

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 AM will be another great opportunity for food and fellowship with Crossroad’s men and our guests. Crossroads Music Director Jack Doney will be speaking on The Songs of Warfare: The Value of Music in Times of Chaos. Bring a friend and bring your sons, ages 12 and up. Lots of bacon will be provided by our men’s cooking team! For more information, contact Jim Wright at jwright@cbcbellevue.com.

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