Wednesday, September 24, 2008

just around the bend ...

October's a big month for us @ The Crossing, so big I figured I should offer a heads-up while we're still in September:
  1. Mark your calendar for our two-day, experiential, emerging church teach-in -- Emerge: An Emerging Church Worship Learning Party -- here at The Cathedral on Fri., 10.17 (5:30-9pm) and Sat., 10.18 (10am-3pm). Click here for details, including online registration.
  2. No worship on Thurs., Oct. 16, because we'll be doing so much of it the following Friday and Saturday!
  3. Back it up to Thurs., Oct. 9, when we host a post-worship potluck to reflect together on our new Rule of Life (we call it the "Rule for Real Life"). Everyone can take part in our journey deeper into the heart of God. Your schedule (or location) doesn't mesh with Thursday worship? That's alright -- this journey works virtually. Need a copy or want a partner for the journey? Just read on ...

This Thursday @ 6pm / Worship
Rev. Steph finishes a month of reflections on why and how we share Jesus' life @ The Crossing, while Christine Evans leads us in grounding, simple yoga practices. Subway: Park Street T (across from fountain). Driving: Validated parking @ Boston Common Garage (Charles St., b/t Boston Common and Public Gardens). More info:

Thur., 10.9 / Post-Worship Potluck & Reflection on Rule for Real Life
On October 9, you can stay after worship for potluck supper and reflection, when folks can share how we're receiving the Rule for Real Life, what's compelling, what needs to be fleshed out so we can more fully live Jesus' life together. This is our invitation to follow Jesus on the ground, daily, for real. Go ahead and accept it! To get a copy of the Rule, share feedback, or to link with a prayer partner, contact Penny at or 617.755.8420.

Small Groups @ The Crossing
Jason Long is our new Minister for Community Life, and he's got a passion for building community and living the Jesus way in small groups. If you've got the same passion -- either to help organize this new ministry or to be in a group -- then contact Jason: or 617.482.4826, x311.

Fri., Oct. 17-Sat., Oct. 18 / Emerging Church Worship Learning Party
The Crossing is hosting a 2-day teach-in about the emerging church, groove-based/tradition-rich worship and music, making plenty of room for the people's voices. Want to help? Contact Rev. Steph at or 617.482.4826, x318. Want to attend? Get info and register by October 13 at

Ongoing Justice & Healing Opportunities
Join Crossing members as we engage in these downtown ministries with homeless and hungry brothers and sisters:
** Monday Lunch Program takes place here at The Cathedral every Monday. Show up @ 10am to help with set-up, or at 11:30am-12:45pm to help serve & build community with our neighbors. Contact Rev. Steph at or 617.482.4826, x318.
** St. Francis House: Volunteers needed everyday to help serve meals and provide care. Boylston St, near Chinatown. Contact Lynn Campbell at or 617.654.1212.
** Haley House is a Catholic-worker style community in the South End. Volunteers needed for meals programs 6-10am every day AND 1:30-5pm Saturday and Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Could also use help tending an urban orchard in Mission Hill. See or contact Christine Evans at

If you'd like to be in touch, we'd love to connect with YOU! Look at the list and then reach out:
** Stephanie Spellers: / 617.482.4826, x318 (priest, communications, pastoral care)
** Jason Long: / 617.482.4826, x311 (newcomers, small groups)
** Chris Ashley: (budget, hospitality)
** Lynn Campbell: (ministries with the homeless)
** Andrea Castner-Wyatt: (worship arts, "the groovement")
** Christine Evans: (worship arts)
** Marie Harkey: (admin, general)
** Ashley Merrell: (music ministry)

Blessings on the journey we share,
Rev. Steph

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