This Summer at Crossroads!

This summer we will be worshiping every week, as well as studying two books!

Beginning on May 14, on Wednesday nights at 6, we’ll be celebrating Dinner Church. This is a low-key and relaxing worship experience, feeding body and soul. If you come before 6, you can help cook. If you come at 6, you can just eat!

There will also be two book studies at Crossroads this summer. The books we’re studying are:

On Thursdays, beginning May 15 at noon; Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women, by  Sarah Bessey

Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.

Beginning in June: The Irresistible Revolution: Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne

Living as an ordinary radical! Many of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a check to feed starving children or hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. Shane’s faith led him to dress the wounds of lepers with Mother Teresa, visit families in Iraq amidst bombings, and dump $10,000 in coins and bills on Wall Street to redistribute wealth. Shane lives out this revolution each day in his local neighborhood, an impoverished community in North Philadelphia, by living among the homeless, helping local kids with homework, and “practicing resurrection” in the forgotten places of our world. Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable . . . but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.

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