January 2019
Crossroads Student Ministries
Weekly Newsletter

I am still feeling the incredible power of intentional time in community and in nature following our Confirmation retreat to Mar-Lu Ridge. 15 students and their parents joined us to start off this adolescent rite of passage in meaningful, relational way. The above photo is most of the group, out exploring the woods on sunny Sunday morning!

We are looking for your feedback to create exciting programs that your student wants to a part of, ones you are happy to add to the calendar. Please take this quick, 2 minute survey! Your response can help us shape Student Ministries and what we are offering.

Students will be taking a similar survey during Intersect on Sunday morning.

Thank you for supporting us and the students with your time!

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Get Connected
A month ago, we had a blast at our December Connection Event, the Christmas Pajama Party!

We are building out a team of passionate mentors looking to serve our teens in meaningful ways, at big parties, around small coffee shop tables, and those spaces in between.

Tell us what you think is important through our survey, so we can create awesome opportunities, large and small.
This Sunday at Intersect...
Intersect Middle will be revisiting a story they've likely heard in Sunday School- the parable of The Good Samaritan. We'll be diving into the implications of this story in Jesus' time, and how radical living it out in today's society would really be.

Intersect High will be looking at the themes of Love Wins, confronting stereotypes about what "being a Christian" means, and asking big, bold questions about what Love actually could look like (not to be confused with the misguided holiday movie Love Actually...)
Intersect Middle meets Sundays at 10 in the Discipleship Room. Intersect High meets Sundays at 10 in the Ryan Chapel. Breakfast snacks are provided!

If you are interest in serving as an Intersect Mentor one Sunday per month, please email Erin
The Pittsburgh Project-
July 15-19, 2019
The Pittsburgh Project is an incredible service opportunity for our youth to develop student leaderships and build relationships with Pittsburgh's vulnerable homeowners as they spend a week working on home repair projects! This trip is the highlight of the summer!

During this trip, students stay on the Pittsburgh Project campus in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh. When students aren't learning how to use power tools or paint rollers out at the homes, they're building community and laughing a ton around the campus' rec room, dorms, dining hall, and chapel.

Rising 6th graders through rising 12th graders are welcome. Register here and email Erin with questions.