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We are taking pictures in the auditorium to capture each family's faces with a name.  This helps us to better know each other and for each of us to remember who our family is in God!  Please make time to see Tim Daggett as he can snap a quick picture of each family before or after our services Sunday morning!  




  That's right folks - Movie Night is returning for one last showing!  Friday night, October 19th we will be hitting the lawn next to the 929 building for a final movie night this year.  Mark this date on your calendar for an "Incredible" time with more info to come!    

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The Crossing - 929


929 Monroe  

Quincy, IL 62301




Jerry Harris 

Senior Pastor


Jim Dennis  

Campus Pastor


Ministry Assistant


Administrative Assistant



If you have prayer needs please


Jim Dennis   


Brenda Whatley 



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Ministry Needs: 


The Food Pantry:


After each Food Pantry the shelves are bare and need restocking!  You can bring donated food to Bruce Freeman @ 801 Monroe office, or purchase vouchers at County Market that will contribute to a fund we have designated with them to purchase needed items.  Just let the cashier know or go to the service counter!     

 For more info contact the 929 Office! 


There is a growing need for Tech Ministry folks at 929!  If you are interested in learning to run the sound booth - either soundboard or graphics - please let a member of the Tech Team know so they can plug you in for training!  We could use another 1-2 trained operators!  



If you are interested in being part of the team for Kid's Zone leaders let Rodney or Sheri Shelton know!  We are making assignments and schedules up in advance and would love to plug you in for future dates!  Pray about this and be seeking God's will!   


Thank you very much to those of you who have stepped up to serve in the Kid's Zone Ministry!  Please continue to pray if you are feeling led and contact Rod or Sheri Shelton for more info! 






Crossing 929
TopofpageWelcome to 929's E-News!   
Sunday AT 9:29 AND 11:00 am
Office Located - 801 Monroe 
Office Phone #   217.214.0929 
Note Jim's Thoughts for the Week. . . . Pastor Jim Dennis

Hi 929'ers!

      I had one of those great moments this week.  It was one of those "AHA" moments where something happens and it changes your entire perspective of things.

     I have a men's group that meets at the office every Tuesday morning at 7am.  Usually we have 7-10 guys there, depending on who oversleeps and who doesn't!  This Tuesday we had 7.  We were discussing the story of Dorcas and talking about legacy, and had even had a discussion about writing our own obituary.  I was trying to come up with something to get us thinking about things that are eternal, things that will leave a lasting impression on those that we come in contact with.

     So then it happened...I asked the question "If you didn't have any limits, what would your ministry look like in your wildest dreams?"  WOW!!!!!!!!!

     The answers I heard were amazing and I could not get them out of my mind the rest of the day, and even this morning as I write this.  Here is what I heard from these 7 men:


     -   3 of the men want to be pastors, one a campus pastor!

     -   2 of the men want to write books

     -   1 wants to bring 929 back to "it's glory days"

     -   1 wants to go to a 3rd world country

     -   1 wants to be "father to the fatherless"


     A desire to minister to the homeless, help guys coming out of jail, take youth on a mission trip, to be a spirit led prayer warrior!!!

     This was so powerful for me to hear these men's deepest and wildest dreams about what they think God could use them for, for the Kingdom.

     I realized in hearing these dreams, that one of my biggest roles now is helping men develop plans to reach these goals and to be praying for these dreams to come true.

     What is your widest dream when it comes to what God could use you to do?  Why don't you sit down and write it out...and give me a copy of it.  I would love to see what your dreams are.

 I love you guys!


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 orangerushORANGE RUSH!!!
ATTENTION 929!!!  Are you ready for a safe, fun, and easy way to do outreach?  Are you wanting to invite someone you know to 'church'?  Look no further than    ORANGE   RUSH!!!  Wednesday, October 31st, come hang out from 4:00 to 6:00pm.  There will be games, candy, trunk or treating, candy, hot dogs, candy, crazy costumes, and oh maybe even some CANDY!  We will be collecting candy to pass out starting now so please drop by bags of candy to the office at 801 Monroe, or there will be a tub in the entry way of the auditorium.  If you wish to decorate your car trunk to pass out candy, staff a table to hand out candy, man some game areas, or help with serving food there will be a signup forms in the entry/exit way of the auditorium.  For more information or to sign up please call the office (Brenda 217.214.0929) or contact Rod Shelton (217.779.7868).
Chili / Picnic Social @ 929
     Are you wanting to meet folks?  Do you see people you don't recognize?  Now is your chance to say hello!  We will be having a Chili Picnic after second service on October 7th!  Each small group leader will be contacted about providing chili for the main course....Please bring a side dish or something that goes appropriately with chili!  Plan on having much fun and enjoying a great afternoon in fellowship!!!  Contact Brenda at the office for any questions or thoughts.
  studioStudio 929
ATTENTION ALL 6th - 12th GRADE STUDENTS!!!  Are you wanting to have some awesome fun times with others your age?  Get to know Christ on a personal level?  This Sunday, September 30th, come hang out starting at 5:00 we will be studying Luke 11:1-13, Christ's instruction on prayer!  Do you know how to pray?  What to say?  This will be followed by a meal!  For more information contact Rod Shelton, or call the office!
small Small Groups
 Jesus was in a small group, are you?  Small groups provide an environment to grow closer to God and each other.  It's about doing life together!  We have groups with couples, singles, and men only ---so come find one that works well for you.  For more information please contact Jim Dennis or Walt Wilcoxson to get plugged into the right group for you!  
KidsZoneWelcome to -
The Crossing Kids  
 The Kid's Zone is going on now in the 929 Annex Building every Sunday during the 9:29 & 11:00 worship Services.  Preschool Age care is also provided!  However, we are going to add some new and exciting programs and events for the Kid's Zone which is K-5th Grade.  Changes and growth ARE coming!!! Get on board by talking to Rod or Sheri if you are feeling led to serve and are looking for where God needs you to obey His call!!!!
 celebraterecoveryCelebrate Recovery
Are you tired of dealing with life's hurts, habits, & hang-ups?  Struggling with Drug, Alcohol, Pornography, Anger, Gambling, or another of life's issues?  Come to Celebrate Recovery and let God be your guide!  Work a Christ centered 12 step program that will restore your sanity!  Contact Jim Dennis for more info!  CR meets every Monday Night at the Maine Campus on 48th & Maine Street from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   

The Pantry is BARE---
Next Food Pantry is:
Saturday October 27th  
The Food Pantry needs restocked!! 
Everyone is welcome, needed, and can serve and share in this ministry!  We always have openings and can use anyone that is willing and ready to serve as the hands and feet of Christ!!!  Call the 929 Office and see how you can help!

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