Weekly N ews
KNOWN: Tell Your Story

This summer, we have been encouraging Crossroadians to share stories about when they have felt KNOWN by God or others. This week we have words from Lara Hauser .
 
The very first time I set foot in Crossroads, back in February 2015, I attended a MOPS meeting. Read more...

This Sunday
(Children's Worship and Childcare available)
Testimonies on "KNOWN: Generations"

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Festival Choir and Orchestra at 9:30 a.m. followed by potluck luncheon and games for everyone.
Highlights
Celebrate the summer theme of KNOWN with special testimonies, the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, and Festival Choir and Orchestra at the final single 9:30 a.m. service of the summer.Immediately after worship plan to attend the potluck luncheon in the CLC. Enjoy fellowship, fun, a bouncy obstacle course and intergenerational games. Sign up here   or in the narthex to attend, bring a dish to share, help set up, help serve, or clean up (pulled pork and coleslaw provided). Contact: Kim Steffen
We warmly welcome Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt, on Sunday, September 15, preaching at both worship services. Join us for worship as she officially begins serving as Crossroads Senior Pastor and Head of Staff.
On Call Pastoral Care
Pastors in the area are providing weekly Pastoral Care Support for our congregation should the need arise. if you or a loved one is facing a
difficult situation, contact Kim Steffen 262-705-5530.
Rev. Catherine Neal
September 5 through September 8
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor.
  • Board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains.
  • Resides in Racine with husband, Ben.
Rev. Bill Patterson
September 9 through September 15
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor
  • Enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling with his wife
Ministry Team News
After a summer of single services, worship at Nine and Eleven resumes on September 15, with Children’s Worship at Nine. Between services at 10:15 a.m. there is Christian education for all ages. Find coffee, lemonade, and fellowship in the Gathering Area. Childcare is available all morning.
Crossroads is excited to announce singer-songwriter Sara Groves will appear in concert at Crossroads on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $20 Artists Circle, and are available on itickets.com . Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities! Contact: Steve Carpenter

Worship
Needed: New ringers to learn the art of ringing under the guidance of experienced ringers. Short term or long term. Rehearse Tuesdays 7:00–8:30 p.m. and play one Sunday a month at the Eleven worship service. Contact: Betsy Genne 262-242-9391

Click here  to see what is happening at upcoming Sunday morning services.
Congregational Care
Are you KNOWN in the myCrossroads photo directory? H ave your photo taken at the Fall Festival Photo Booth Sunday, September 8. We'll upload it into myCrossroads . Want to take your own photo? Click here   for instructions to do it yourself, and how to download a Crossroads directory. This feature will be helpful for Pastor Susan, too! Contact: Kim Steffen

GriefShare , a program for those grieving the death of a loved one, begins on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for thirteen weeks.

GriefShare Loss of Spouse , a one-evening seminar will take place on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: Kim Steffen

Welcome worshippers prior to the Nine or Eleven worship service: click here to sign up to greet.
Provide information to visitors at the Welcome Center before and after the Nine or Eleven service: click here to sign up. Contact: Kim Steffen

Registration begins next Sunday, September 15. Join the Crossroads church family o n November 8–10, at the Green Lake Conference Center. Guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick. Contact: Doug Uhl
Children
Delta for Grades 1–5 and Scooters for 4 and 5-year-olds starts Wednesday, September 18 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Optional dinner at 5:00 p.m. ($4/person or $15/family) Click here to register. Contact: Lara Hauser

Grade 2 Communion Milestone 
There will be two workshops for parents and kids. On Sunday, October 6 in worship at Nine participants receive Communion for the very first time! Read more... To register contact Shelly Lemminger

Children’s Choir 
Joyful Noise Children’s Choir  ( grades 1–5) sings during Fall Festival Worship, Sunday, September 8. Rehearse on September 5 at 6:00 p.m. and on September 7 at 10:15 a.m. Contact: Jenee O’Connor

Children’s Ministry is looking for high school youth and adults who feel called to serve our youngest disciples! Read more for details. Contact: Lara Hauser or Christa Middleton
Preschool
If you enjoy 2½ to 4 year-olds, and are available on Mondays, Wednesdays , or Fridays at 8:45 - 11:30 a.m., at least one day a month, contact Maureen Leurquin.
Youth
Middle School Youth Group kicks off on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. upstairs.

High School Youth Group begins on Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. upstairs. Come to the Café on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for homework and hang out. Contact: Dave Carpenter
Adult Education
Starting Sunday, September 15 at 10:15 a.m. attend the book study class Margin, by Richard Swenson, or if you are interested in becoming a member of Crossroads, plan to attend a 4-week Membership Class. Contact: Allison Mills
Mission
We are hosting Family Promise guests the week of September 29 - October 6. A REQUIRED volunteer Refresh & Update Training for ALL volunteers and coordinators is offered on two dates/places: Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Crossroads, or Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mequon United Methodist Church. Contact: Suzy Frazier

Saturday, October 5, we are painting the Presbyterian Habitat home on 1912 N. 30th St. in Milwaukee; several workers are needed, as well as lunch providers. Contact: Bob Patton to sign up or call him at 414 -510-5890 Sign up here.  

Tutor Milwaukee elementary students on Wednesdays at Crossroads. Help with math and reading, encouraging the students from Our Next Generation weekly at 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. upstairs starting in October. Contact: Wendy Orthober 414-759-7911

Work in the Crossroads Mission Garden’s new raised beds is happening! Many hands are needed. Scheduling is flexible and variable. Contact: Karen McKinney.

Accessible theater for individuals age 12 - 21 years old identifying with a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability.  Sign up to attend a FREE four-week acting workshop at Crossroads on Wednesdays, October 2 - 23, at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Limited to twelve participants. Contact: Christa Middleton
262-242-1670

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