Crosstown Connection Oct 10-16
Justice!
This Sunday we welcome Pastor Hector Calvo, Next-Gen Pastor for Destino Covenant. Destino Covenant is one of the three congregations that Crosstown has committed to financially support. Their lead pastor, Pastor Mauricio Dell, is very involved with racial reconciliation, especially toward the Hispanic community. You can read more about his efforts with the NWC in this article.

This series will culminate in a challenge for us to gather at 38th & Chicago in Minneapolis on Sunday, October 18 @ 11 AM. This pilgrimage to the site of George Floyd's killing will be a time for us to pray and lament as we seek the healing that only Jesus Christ can provide.

Barna Racial Research

One might assume that the events of 2020 have increased awareness of racial injustice in the United States and motivation to address it. But the story isn’t so straightforward..

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Justice Songs

Listen to Justice Songs on Spotify. The Porter's Gate

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Lament Songs

Listen to Lament Songs on Spotify. The Porter's Gate

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Colossians over Lunch
Join Polly on Zoom from 12:00-12:30 every Friday in October to study Colossians. Zoom link is also under the events tab in the Crosstown app.
Baby Shower for Kailee Larson- Oct 10
Kailee Larson (Brenda Larson's daughter) is expecting her first child this November. Everyone is invited to an outdoor baby shower in Polly's backyard from 3:00-5:00pm. No RSVP necessary, but please dress accordingly for weather. Kaliee is registered at Target or would also appreciate newborn/ size 1 diapers with wipes. Questions contact: Katie Berfeldt, Sam Buchanan, or Deena Fischer.
Celebration of Hymns- Oct 14
We will celebrate God's gift of song that nourishes and strengthens our faith. Our guest musicians Christine Laughlin (organ) and Sally Lund (piano) will treat us to a festival of classic hymnody without singing. This event is only available for in-person attendance in the Sanctuary at 10:00am on Oct 14th.
Missions Feature
Randy Bevis pioneered a fish farming ministry called "In Seine" which has served in over a dozen developing countries. He is Covenant global personal who spends about 75% of the year practically training and setting up fish farming, including transport of small fish to different countries. This is a tent-making ministry - combining practical labors with sharing the Gospel with those hosting. Get on his newsletter list for more info: randy.bevis@covchurch.org
Middle School Bonfire -Oct 10
Join us at 6:30pm at Nancy's house for a bonfire, S'mores, and fun. BYO chair. RSVP to Angie
Senior High Bonfire -Oct 24
Join us at 6:30pm at Angie's house for a bonfire, S'mores, and fun. BYO chair. RSVP to Angie
Congregational Meeting- Oct 25

At 11:00 on Zoom the congregation will hear all the updates. Click the link and add it to your calendar. Zoom link is in the event and on the church app under events.

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Events & Reservations at Crosstown
In Phase 4 larger groups are allowed to gather in the building. The commons and youth room are available for reservation and other rooms may be available with request. However, ALL events/ gatherings/ meetings need to complete a reservation form. Events for more than 25 people will require an additional pre-approval process.
*Events must be turned in by Friday, Oct 9th to be included in the Oct 15th newsletter while Kristi is on vacation.
Masks?
We are out of regular-sized masks at church. If you are making masks and have some you can donate, we would gladly add them to the box. We take XL/tie, small/child size, and regular.
Birthdays!
Nathan Johnson 10/11, Ray Wilson 10/13, Chloe Young 10/13, Bruce Knutson 10/16, Isaac Zamastil 10/19, Kariana Palmer 10/20, Shirley Wagner 10/20
Email the office if you would like your birthday included.
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