Weekly N ews

This summer, we are encouraging Crossroadians to share stories about when they have felt KNOWN by God. Here is a beautiful testimony submitted by Paula Luft.

I was sitting in the pews at Crossroads one Sunday, looking at all the lovely families that were in church. Click here to read more.

Feeling inspired? Submit your story to Todd O'Connor .
This Sunday
(Children's Worship and Childcare available)
IMMANUEL: God With Us -- The Ark of the Covenant

Rev. James Hillbrick preaching; Worship team and organ  at 9:30 a.m.
Highlights
The Lord said to Moses, “I have known you by name.” (Exodus 33:17) We are created with a deep desire to be known—by God and by others. How do we get to know each other and the God who cares for us all? We can make room and take time to show God’s love to one another and our community. This summer at Crossroads—come be known, share your stories, and let your light shine!  
The Nominating Committee is accepting recommendations for members to form an Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Recommendation forms are available here or in the main office. The deadline for submission of recommendations is August 5. Contact: Elder DeWayna Cherrington ( 262-618-4704).
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 at 262-705-5530. 
Rev. Catherine Neal
July 29 through August 4
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor.
  • Board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains.
  • Resides in Racine with husband, Ben.
Rev. Kelly Talley
August 5 through August 11
  • Retired PC(USA) pastor and educator
  • Retired from Alverno College after 20 years of working in higher education
  • Restoring an old farmhouse in Grafton with her husband
Ministry Team News
Sunday, August 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the CLC. "G ive blood, and get noodles"- when you give blood at this drive, you receive a coupon for a free entrée from Noodles & Company when you purchase a Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage, while supplies last!  Click here to Save the Day! or call 877-232-4376. Sign up this Sunday, August 4 in the narthex, too!
Crossroads is excited to announce that singer-songwriter Sara Groves will appear in concert at Crossroads on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 Generals Admission, $20 Artists Circle, and are available on itickets.com . Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!

Congregational Care
Be sure to attend this free informative workshop presented by Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center on Wednesday, August 7 in the CLC. Lunch is $5.00 and served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the program which begins at 12:00 p.m.  Click here to register or sign up in the narthex. This event addresses those who suffer with dizziness or balance issues. Contact: Kim Steffen

Do you need to slow down and stretch your mind, body and spirit? Join us for beginner, intermediate and chair yoga classes that are sporadically offered this summer. A freewill offering will be collected with proceeds going to Mission for school supplies. Register online or contact Ann Otte.
Children
Join Children’s Ministry for Playtime in the Park this summer! We will meet August 4 after worship in Village Park in Thiensville, and August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Rotary Park. Come join us for fun, freezy pops, and fellowship!
Youth
Join us for outdoor fun, games, devotions, and group discussions as we focus on this summer’s essential question: How does your faith shape who you are? Summer youth group for high school and middle school students will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Our next date is August 7: So Go Out and Grow.

Join us at Cedar Creek Park on August 2 for live music, food, and bonding featuring Remember Jones with special guest Ben Wagner.

Faith Fiesta is our way of welcoming incoming grade 6 youth to our middle school ministry program. Beginning Wednesday , August 14 at 7:00 p.m. and wraps up on Thursday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m. Sign up online now! Adult volunteers needed! Contact: Anna Sanders or Dave Carpenter .
Mission
School Supplies Collection
New school supplies are collected now through August 25, and will be delivered to our mission partners in Milwaukee - Our Next Generation and Cathedral Center, and Ozaukee County Family Sharing. Click here for a list of supplies needed , or pick one up at the Mission bulletin board, where you can drop off your donated items. Contact: Bonnie Patton at 262-242-4014.

Tippe needs lunch helpers to make and serve 20 camper lunches from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 12 and Friday, August 16. This is a fun activity for a family or a Bible study group. Help is also needed weeding and harvesting in their gardens. Consider these opportunities and contact: Tom Giles

We will be drywalling the Presbyterian Habitat home on Saturdays August 17 and 24; and painting on October 5. The location is 1912 N. 30th St. in Milwaukee; a number of workers are needed each day, aslong with lunch providers.  Contact: Bob Patton to sign up or call him at 414 -510-5890 Volunteers may click here to sign up.  

Mission Garden
Work in the Crossroads Mission Garden’s new raised beds has begun! Many hands are needed. Scheduling is flexible and variable. Contact: Karen McKinney.
262-242-1670
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