Thursday, April 24, 2008

in solidarity

Did you know the vast majority of the world's people live on less than $2 a day? And did you care? If you do, then join us on a journey next week. It's called "$2-a-Day" and it's just that: an invitation to prayerfully limit our eating to $2 worth of food each day from Tuesday, April 29 to Thursday, May 1, and to donate the difference to efforts to fight global poverty. So please come out for some VERY special events Tuesday-Thursday next week. Read on for more details, and go to http://www.bostoncohort.blogspot.com/ to learn lots more about the journey. Change starts now, and it starts with us.

What's Happening @ The Crossing?
THIS THURSDAY / Spiritual practice @ 6pm, worship @ 6:30pm: We continue to weave global poverty awareness into our spiritual practices and reflections this month. Driving: We validate parking @ the Boston Common Garage on Park St. Get the whole story at our website:
www.thecrossingboston.org.

TUE., 4/29 - THU., 5/1 / "$2-a-DAY" GLOBAL POVERTY AWARENESS JOURNEY: The Crossing has teamed w/ the Boston Emergent Cohort and Harvard Div School 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. Contact Anna at
agerdeen@gmail.com or Aimee Rose at aimee.ranger@gmail.com for details. Then COME OUT FOR THESE EVENTS:

  • TUES @ 7pm: Will Samson (author of Justice in the Burbs) speaks @ Harvard Div School - Andover Hall, Sperry Room, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
WED @ 7pm: Traditional Kenyan meal and conversation @ Belva's Cafe -- Harvard Div, 14 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
  • THU @ 6:30pm: Worship @ The Crossing, followed by simple community potluck meal -- make a dish from whatever is in your cabinets/fridge (no purchasing items!).

  • 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 www.deepshift.org for info; 2) get registered at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/55394687 ($20); 3) contact Jason at jason.long.1@googlemail.com to connect with our group, see about room shares, etc.

    SUN., 5/4 / VOLUNTEER @ WALK FOR HUNGER: You don't have to walk the 20 miles to raise money for hungry people throughout Massachusetts. But you could join our group helping out in the hospitality tent between noon and 6pm. Contact Ken at
    kennethj.farmer@comcast.net.

    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 all around!

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