#8216;Crosswalk#039; returns to city for concert in 2007

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2006

An event that has become a much-anticipated time for spiritual renewal and fellowship will return to the Camellia City in February 2007.

Crosswalk 2007 will come to First Baptist Church of Greenville February 2-4.

Unlike past events that have focused primarily on ministering to women, this year's Crosswalk &#8220Game and Tame:Walking by Faith” will offer an instructive and uplifting environment for both men and women, said Harriet Foshee, one of the organizers for the event.

&#8220We are doing something a bit different this year. We have two outstanding individuals coming to lead our event, Steve and Annie Chapman,” Foshee explained.

&#8220I have heard many good things about their ministry. We are excited about offering this opportunity to the men and women of the community and county.”

The Chapmans, a musical husband-and-wife duo who make their home in Nashville, Tenn., have produced several gospel/contemporary Christian albums and authored numerous inspirational books.

Together, they present a concert of music and stories designed to encourage and inspire all who attend.

The couple has also co-authored five books, including &#8220Gifts Your Kids Can't Break” and &#8220Outdoor Insights.”

Annie Chapman, wife and mother of two grown children, Nathan and Heidi, brings her personal experience and wisdom in Biblical teaching to the platform. Her books include &#8220The Mother-in-Law Dance,” &#8220Smart People Keep It Simple,” and &#8220Running On Empty and Looking for the Nearest Exit.”

Steve Chapman, husband, dad, avid hunter and outdoorsman, offers a unique presentation for men. Along with music and videos, Steve uses a well-crafted gift of telling stories from his own real-life adventures, humorous, serious, and always insightful.

His 14 books include &#8220A Good Husband's Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage,” &#8220A Look at Life from a Deerstand,” and &#8220Reel Time with God.”

Two joint worship services and three sessions each for men and women will be part of the three-day event.

Worship services and women's sessions will meet at FBC and the men's sessions will meet at the YMCA.

A luncheon and fellowship time is slated for noon on Saturday at the Family Life Center at FBC.

Pre-registration is underway now with a registration deadline of January 14, 2007.

The registration fee, which includes all seminars, materials and lunch on Saturday, is $25 for individuals and $35 for couples.

A joint worship service is slated for Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m at the First Baptist Sanctuary. Registration is slated for Saturday morning in the FLC from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Session One is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Following a luncheon break, Session Three is slated for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. A closing joint worship service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 in the sanctuary.

&#8220We are looking forward to a fun and inspiring weekend. The dress is casual; blue jeans are just fine,” Foshee said.

&#8220We also offer a nursery both Saturday and Sunday for bed babies through 6th grade to help out our moms and dads.”

For more information about Crosswalk 2007, contact First Baptist Church at 382-5892 or e-mail to: fbcgreenville@centurytel.net.