Crosstown Connection August 29 - Sept 4
Church Retreat
This is going to be a full and great weekend, with something for everyone and at all levels of distancing.
We can't wait for you to join us!
Please take some time this week to look over this website page that goes over all the details.
FMSC | Covenant Pines | Teaching | Family
Picnic | Worship | Fellowship | Prayer
Radio | Education | Flags | Food
Let's create a "Give Me Jesus" playlist for the weekend. It's retreat radio! What "Give me Jesus" song would you add to the mix? Share it with the office.
Write a Note to a Confirmand

We would love to collect notes of encouragement for our confirmands. Please utilize the "Comment" feature in this blog post. We will collect, assemble, and print these for our students.

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Confirmation Sunday- Aug 30
On Sunday, August 30th Elaina Johnson, Kariana Palmer and Stella Gillen-Rexroad will be presenting their final projects during worship. Make sure to tune in and check out their creativity with paint, thread, and more. Avery Gillen-Rexroad also completed the confirmation year but will not be presenting a project. We will be praying over all four students during worship.
Crosstown App Tutorial- Notifications
It's great to see 93 people download the Crosstown App! Can we pass 100 by Sunday?
This week the special feature is Notifications. This is a great way to receive updates from church. We promise to use them for special things and not to inundate you. For example, this week we sent a notification requesting people to write notes of encouragement to our confirmands.
Please turn on your General Notification setting. ✔️
If you aren't down with notifications coming to your phone you can also see these posts in your App Inbox under the MENU icon.
Lillehei Scholarship Fund
The Kathrine R. Lillehei Scholarship Fund is now soliciting applications from qualified applicants. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage faith-filled members to pursue careers in the field of medicine. This includes doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, nursing assistants, psychiatrists and other caregivers. This scholarship is for education of current practitioners as well as those still considering a career in medicine.
The application deadline is August 31, 2020 with the scholarship{s} being awarded in September 2020. Applications and guidelines are linked here and are available on the Spiritual Life Pathways wall. Contact Mike Anderson for more information at
Sanctuary Renovation Task Force
The Elder team has created a Sanctuary Renovation Task Force to put together a proposal for updates to this space. Some updates could include replacing pews with flexible seating, new paint colors, new flooring, and an ADA-compliant ramp to the platform. Dennis Olson is serving as chair for this task force and questions can be addressed to him at More information to come.
Prayer Chain Email
There is a weekly prayer email sent to those who have requested to receive these emails. If you want to be on the prayer chain list, email the office.

Have a prayer request? Email the office.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to drop in.
Dear church family,
Thank you so much for your care and love through this difficult time as we had to say good-bye to our dear Jimmy; husband, father, dear Gramps and Papa, brother and dear friend. We miss him terribly but we know he is with his Lord that he loved and served so faithfully. We have been encouraged by your notes, memorials, food, phone calls and virtual hugs and love! God is good...all the time! Thank you for blessing us!
The Jim Lindahl family
Sheryl Saul 8/31, Roman Inestroza 9/8, Marna Jacobi 9/9, Kevin Harkins 9/10, Michelle Larson 9/10
Email the office if you would like your birthday included.
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