Explore the meaning of life during this 12-week class to explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Alpha starts on September 15 at 5:30 pm and continues on Sunday evenings beginning September 22 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Register Here!
Speaking the Truth in Love.
Learn how to experience the freedom and joy of Christian assertiveness on Wednesdays, September 25, October 9, 16, and 23 from 6-7:30 pm. Register Here!
During the four decades before the devastating earthquake of Jan 2010, $8.3 billion dollars in foreign aid flowed into Haiti. Yet the country has ended up 25 percent poorer than before aid began. Why is that? How can we help those in need without hurting them in the end?
On October 12-13, Tom Bassford from Significant Matters will be addressing these questions in a Saturday workshop and in his message on Sunday morning. Significant Matters helps churches move beyond simple charity to sustainable solutions. We hope you will join us as we invite the whole community to attend this for this pivotal workshop.
Sign up on-line and invite others who may be interested.
Weekend to Remember
Get away together and invest in your marriage this fall by attending "Weekend to Remember." This conference will be held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on November 8-10th. At this conference, you will learn from marriage experts and have the opportunity to connect with your spouse. Find more information HERE or contact Gayle and Mike Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-573-8258.
Early Discounted Registration is available September 3-23: Half-price for couples ($175 total). Use group name: SouldOnMarriage
We are introducing a new church software for your computer and smartphones, called Realm. With this exciting new tool you will be able to:
- Update your personal and contact information, communicate with your groups and teams as you share life together
- Register and RSVP for classes and events
- Manage your giving, donate by credit card, and view your contribution statements any time
Visit The Crossings this Sunday for help getting "more connected with Realm!"
Mission of Hope
Our next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, September 20. If you are interested in donating food or helping to prepare or serve the meal, register HERE or contact email@example.com
Wednesday night meal prep
Calling all chefs! We need volunteers to help prepare meals for the Wednesday night youth programs starting in September. Contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Beautiful Day 2019
As Matthew 5:13-16 says, we are called to be salt and light in the world and let our light shine before others so that they may see our good works and glorify God in heaven.
Join us on Beautiful Day, Saturday, October 5 as we reach out in our community to help where there is a need and be the light that points people to Jesus. Following are some of the organizations we will be partnering with as we serve on Beautiful Day:
Matthew 25, Urban Farm
Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Habitat For Humanity
Mission of Hope
Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation
Marion Parks and Recreation
Making treats for area police, fire, ambulance departments, and nursing homes
Days for Girls Kits
Affordable Housing Network
Home repairs and fall cleaning for those in need
There is a place for everyone with any skill level to serve. Sign up today HERE.
Adopt an Angel Tree Family
Reach out to families in our family by "adopting" a family with an incarcerated parent. Provide the children with Christmas gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent and then invite them to events held at the church throughout the year. If you're interested in making a lasting impact on these children and their families, please contact Marlys at email@example.com. We would like all 40 families "adopted" by September.
Open Prayer Meetings Every Thursday
Come and pray for our congregation and ministries! All are invited to join and experience the Open Prayer Meeting every Thursday from 12:00 to 12:45 pm in the Prayer Room in the South Hallway.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7