Wednesday, April 02, 2008

wake up!

Welcome back to life! It's been a long winter, but I hope you feel God's spirit waking up inside you, pushing you out the door, opening you to the folks and needs all around you. It's a lively time @ The Crossing: our 2nd birthday celebration on April 17, a global poverty awareness project that puts us in solidarity with friends across the river and around the world. Wake up, come out, and see what God is up to!

What's Happening @ The Crossing …
THIS THURSDAY / 6pm spiritual practice, 6:30 pm worship: Come a half hour early for spiritual practice: exploring how our financial and life choices link with global poverty. Penny leads gospel reflections on resurrection. Driving? Validated parking @ Boston Common Garage on Charles Street.

NOTE APRIL DATE CHANGE:1st and 3rd 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:
chris.ashley@gmail.comor 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 / Global Poverty Awareness ~"$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:

Grooving with God ~ Rev. Steph

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