Where faith and life intersect
The initial phase of assessment is over, and Crossroads is ready to launch with its summer offerings. Church members want programs dealing with spirituality, mission and social justice, and living with aging family members and those struggling with mental illness and addiction. These findings reflect a central message of Pastor Steve Jester’s July 2016 summer series on Micah 6:6-8. People of faith, here at Second Presbyterian and in the local community, seek to know how to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God. It is the goal of Crossroads to offer programs and experiences that meet that desire.
Summer Sunday School Class
DATES: June 11 - Aug 6
To Pray as Jesus Did is a ten-week series beginning Sunday, June 11, and ending August 6. Class time is 9 to 9:40a in Fellowship Hall. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them one thing: how to pray. What can we learn about ways to develop our own prayer life by observing Jesus as He prayed? These ten studies explore the prayer life of Jesus as presented in the Gospels and are intended to offer practical guidance to Christians seeking a faithful life of prayer. Each session is forty minutes in length, and will be facilitated by Dianne Reistroffer.
Film, Faith, and Food Evening Series
DATE/TIME: June 18, July 9, & August 6 @ 6-8pm
On select Sunday evenings during the summer, Crossroads will facilitate the viewing and discussion of three films dealing with critical social justice issues confronting our society. Pizza and drinks will be served. Location: TBA.
13th focuses on the phenomenon of mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S., on June 18, 6-8p.
The Invisibles exposes the terrible plight of Central American migrants as they journey through Mexico on their way to the United States, on July 9, 6-8p.
Milwaukee 53206 tells the story of three families affected by mass incarceration in America’s most incarcerated zip code, on August 6, 6-8p.
DATE: July 17-21, 2017
This is a retreat opportunity for those who care about children and child advocacy in church and society. The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, attracts faith-based child workers and advocates from across the country, and is held each year at the CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. This year’s theme is “Hope for Our Future: From Weeping to Working for Justice for Our Children” and the dates are July 17-21, 2017. Speakers, guest preachers, moving worship experiences, and workshops that focus missional responses to the issues facing children and their families. More details will be forthcoming!