Crosstown Connection Sept 5- 11
Church Retreat
Video from Pastor Osheta
Did you sign up for retreat yet? What are you waiting for? It's going to be great and the perfect change of pace in a pandemic. Give Me Jesus!
Please register by Sept 10th so that we can get the right number of programs printed and retreat bags prepped.
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.
"Color of Compromise" Discussion Group- Sept 23 to Dec 2
Color of Compromise Discussion

*Add it to your calendar.* Join us as we watch James Tisby's "Color of Compromise" videos and discuss. This class will be in person at 6:30pm and virtually on Zoom at 8:00pm.

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You are invited to join Pastor John and others for a weekly conversation as we seek to move forward in racial righteousness. These gatherings are a proactive response to the events of this summer in both our community and nation. Jemar Tisby is a disciple of Jesus whose work takes us through the history of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. 

Each week we’ll launch into our gathering with a video from Jemar that is both challenging and hope-filled. Participants are invited to read his book, The Color of Compromise (which is currently on the New York Times Bestseller list), but you can participate without doing so. 

This disciple-building process will include listening, learning and lamenting so that we can advance as followers of Jesus who are engaging with Jesus’ call to work against racism.  
Bible Study

Wed morning Bible study with Pastor John is resuming Sept 16th! You will have two methods to participate. You can attend in person at 10:00 in the youth room or you can join us on Zoom with the link. Click "read more" and get the Zoom link.

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Communion Update! 
One of the unique ways that virtual and in-person worshipers can share together in worship is through participating in Communion together. For this reason, we're going to begin joining in this sacrament on two Sundays / month (1st and 3rd Sundays). If you're an online worship attender, we invite you to make use of the Communion "pods" that we're now using for Communion at Crosstown.
You're invited to pick these up at the Crosstown building on Tuesday-Friday (9 AM - 3 PM) or request delivery from the office. We encourage you to take / request enough pods for three months.
Bossen Food Distribution
"Since NENA has launched the pilot program we have served over 700 neighbors. We have had residents come out every 2nd and 4th Wed of the month to pick up groceries such as milk, produce, canned goods, and household cleaning supplies. Thank you to those who have participated by helping provide face masks, backpacks, supplies, and volunteers. We appreciate everyone!

We would like to invite everyone and anyone to come to participate as a volunteer to help distribute foods, help with set-up, or takedown."
-Karla Arrendondo
NENA Staff
Bossen Food Distribution

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

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Interview with Josephine Johnson about helping at the food distribution.
What did you do there? "We helped pass out food- meat, produce, and milk. We also unloaded the food from NENA and set up the tents."
What was your favorite part? "Being able to feel happy and content about helping people."
Would you recommend it to others? "Yes, I would recommend it to people who want to help and aren't afraid of Covid, especially if they are strong to lift things."
Morning Prayers
Anyone and everyone is welcome to drop in any morning.
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.
Roman Inestroza 9/8, Marna Jacobi 9/9, Kevin Harkins 9/10, Michelle Larson 9/10, Ordell Matzdorff 9/13, Bill Wheeler 9/17, Kasen Palmer 9/18, Dominic Young 9/18
Email the office if you would like your birthday included.
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