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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Getting Ready for Sunday October 2 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life,” and Dave Cover preaches again from Philippians 3, this time from 3:1–9 in a sermon entitled, “(un)Qualified for the Race.” The Scripture reads, 1 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the

Why All of Us Need a Public Defender

Recently Missouri’s Public Defender budget crisis has garnered national attention. As the wife of an attorney in Boone County’s office, I’m more than well acquainted with why this is a problem. As friends and family members have shared thoughts and questions, I’ve thought back to the first time I heard my husband Jeremy talk about his job and the way it intersects with the Gospel.

Here are three of the most common questions people ask (excluding the lawyer jokes) along with a few reflections about why Christians should care.

A Way to Talk with Our Kids About Their Day

Rushing to get dinner on the table, thinking of what still needs to be done before the kids are tucked away for the night. We sit down at the table only to realize that we forgot silverware. Someone spills their drink. We rush through a prayer with one kid falling out of his chair and another picking his nose. We start to eat when a little voice pipes up and says, “Can we do high and low tonight?”

Happily Falling for the Greatest Swindle Ever

Everyone – and in this one instance I really do mean absolutely everyone, myself included – tends to respond to personal moral failures by seeking the false comfort afforded by listening to the relentless inner voice that stubbornly insists, “Come on! You’re a pretty good person!” And once we accept the proposition that we are,

Songs and Scenes: September 25, 2016

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Gerik Parmele.


Great Circle

13227189_10154293337544382_7879019479459946173_nFor the last several years, Great Circle has been a ministry partner of The Crossing. We support their considerable efforts to address the needs of local children and families touched by foster care, foster/adoption, and mental health issues. Great Circle offers a tour one afternoon per month and has various volunteer opportunities available. To find out more, contact Susan Reeves: Susan.Reeves@greatcircle.org

13502845_10154399038179382_7471609356650038708_oGreat Circle provides an environment of trust, purpose and empowerment for each child and family in our care. We believe families have the right to preventative resources that can shift the tide toward healthier lives and communities. Social stigmas disappear as families discover their own strength with staff and community support.

Getting Ready for Sunday September 25 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life,” but we move out of Hebrews 12. Dave Cover preaches this Sunday the sermon, “Which Way is Forward?” from Philippians 3:7–15. The Scripture reads, 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What