Food and Fellowship at The Crossroads
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Pastor Heather Hammond and Campus Cupboard Coordinator are joining forces to serve a delicious meal to students and community members on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to turkey and all the trimmings, Gail is planning to make cheesecake and pecan pies, while Pastor Heather plans to bring her French apple pie and traditional pumpkin pie.
The meal begins at 1:00 PM at the Crossroads Center, and will wrap up by 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Members of the University community, or anyone who would like some friendly companionship for a holiday meal, will find a genuine welcome.
There is no charge for the dinner, although contributions to defray expenses will be appreciatively received. Sign up on Facebook, or leave a message on the office phone.
Campus Cupboard’s New Coordinator Increases Fresh Food Supply for Hungry Students
Recently students have had their choice of fresh onions, cucumbers, apples, plums, carrots and potatoes. In a recent week the Cupboard served thirty-nine students, 3 of them first-timers.
Gail Fox began as Cupboard Coordinator in September 2018. She an amazing talent for operations and administration, a capable successor to wonderful founder and long-time Coordinator, Kathy Yale. Kathy resigned in August 2018 due to health reasons. The Cupboard is open 12 pm – 3pm on Tuesdays when University is in Session. Feel free to stop for a visit.
Habits of Hearty Christians
Crossroads serves the Minnesota State University–Mankato community. You don’t need any special denominational affiliation to fit in, or even a church background at all. Some of us are life-long Christians, some of us started because we wondered about Jesus. Our pastor won’t judge anyone for having questions or doubts. That’s how a person grows. She’s especially good with people who have been treated badly on account of their gender, sexual orientation, race, or class.
Crossroads is the only Reconciling in Christ campus ministry at MSU. That means we are serious about keeping this a safe and hospitable place for all people of good will. Our primary form of community service is is combating hunger among college students.
A blessing scarf is a handmade scarf, knitted or crocheted, given to a member of the wider University community who is going through a rough patch. One has gone to a young woman whose dad died suddenly. Another went to the spouse of a faculty member facing cancer. Yarn and instruction provided–and knitting needles are available to borrow.
It’s quick and easy to support Crossroads
Click the Donate link to donate to Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry using PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.