Upcoming Events

 

For our detailed daily calendar, click here. For our class schedule, click here.

  
 
 
 
Register for FALL ADULT classes online now!
 
 
Alpha

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!

 
 
Register for School Year Family Ministry Offerings now! 
Wednesday Night Ministries begin September 11; Sunday School begins September 15
 
Children's Ministry
Sunday Morning Sunday School 9:45-10:45 Register HERE
Wednesday Evening Program Register HERE
 
Middle School Confirmation (Grades 6-8)
Wednesday nights 5:30-7:30 pm Register HERE
 
High School (Grades 9-12)
THE EDGE on Wednesday 7:30-9 pm Register HERE
 
 
 
You can make a donation online to support these important ministries on our GIVE website page
 
 
   
 

 

 

Missions Weekend

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 glrichardson@mediacombb.net or 319-573-8258. 

Early Discounted Registration is available September 3-23: Half-price for couples ($175 total). Use group name: SouldOnMarriage

Register HERE

 

 

 

REALM

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 mfruhling@faith-life.org

 

 

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 cbeyer@faith-life.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 mfruhling@faith-life.org. 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