Friday, March 28, 2008

wait ... there's more!

The cross is not the end of the story. Not for Jesus, not for you. It's not the end for the devastated people of the Gulf Coast, where our sister Kirsten is serving with a group of volunteers this week. It's not the end for the poor in Latin America, where Anna is hoping to work this summer. It's not the end for homeless folks right here in Boston, many of whom call The Crossing their home. I don't know if you believe in bodily resurrection. But in this season of Easter, I hope you realize that - although the cross is real - it is not, cannot, will not be the end of the story. (Can I get an "alleluia!"?)

Just making sure we're all clear. Now, for resurrection happenings @ The Crossing ...

THIS THURSDAY @ 6:30pm / Worship: We roll into the season of Easter with Penny sharing gospel reflections. Last Thursday of March = our last Thursday to celebrate Women's History Month by meditating with women poets. Driving? We validate parking @ the Boston Common Garage on Charles Street.

2nd and 4th MONDAYS @ 6:30pm / Harvard Square Scripture Chat: Every other Monday, we gather at Grendel's Den in Harvard Square for a down-to-earth conversation about God's story and our stories. Grendel's Den is located at the corner of JFK St and Winthrop St, heading toward the river, near Peet's Coffee and Staples. Contact Chris: or 312.4515124.

THU., 4/17 @ 6:30pm / CROSSING BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: The Crossing is turning 2, so mark your calendar for a soul-rocking celebration of all that God is doing in and through our community! Special guest Bishop Barbara Harris (the FIRST woman bishop in the whole Anglican Communion) joins us and offers blessings. So bring friends and give thanks!

TUE., 4/29 - THU., 5/1 / "$2-a-DAY": Crossing leaders are teaming w/ the Harvard Div School Emergent Cohort to move us all into solidarity with the world's poor. How? First, by eating on $2-a-day for 3 days (Tues., April 29-Thu., May 1). Then, by building awareness around global poverty in these ways:
  • TUE: Will Samson (author of Justice in the 'Burbs) speaks @ HDS
  • WED: Simple community dinners on both sides of the river
  • THU: Worship @ The Crossing, followed by simple community potluck meal
Contact Anna at or Aimee Rose at

FRI., 5/2 - SAT., 5/3: Brian McLaren's EverythingMustChange Tour in NYC: Brian McLaren and kick-ass, Jesus-loving, justice seekers convene in The Bronx on 5/2 (starting @ 6pm)-5/3 (ending @ 5pm). If you'd like to attend, 1) check out for info; 2) get registered at ($20); 3) contact Jason at to connect with our group, see about room shares, etc.

JUSTICE AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES / Learn and share ways to engage in AND pray for social action, service and healing ~ email Edith at to get on the list or add to it. And remember: We're especially committed to two ministries with poor people: St. Francis House (daily: contact Lynn: and Monday Lunch Program (every Monday: contact Hal:

GETTING CONNECTED ...There's room for everybody's gifts in this community (it's part of what we mean by "radical welcome.") Connect with any of our leaders to have coffee, share a story, get linked:

Resurrection blessings to you all!

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