Posts with the category “stories”

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CPBC Update Event
August 5th, 2022
Dear Covenant Pines Ministry supporter, I hope this letter finds you well. I have an invitation that I would like to extend to you and your congregation. As you know, Covenant Pines Bible Camp is at a...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Food Shelf Six Month Update
June 28th, 2022
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and how this helps my family” - food shelf guest The NENA food shelf completed its last distribution in 2021. Starti...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Helping Stories
May 4th, 2022
Crosstown has always had a Benevolent Fund, but truthfully it has been rarely needed. In 2020 we helped 8 people with gift cards for food and gas. Then the NENA food shelf moved into the building, and...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Lent Giving Drive
March 25th, 2022
Help supplement our Good in the 'Hood food shelf with some cleaning supplies.easy shopping on our Amazon Wish List.........  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Welcoming Bethel
February 11th, 2022
We are looking forward to Feb 20, 2022 as we invited Bethel Ethiopian to worship simultaneously with Crosstown. Selem is the classic greeting of Shalom peace in Ethiopian. Check out the above video fr...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Kids Equip: Crosstown + Bethel
February 4th, 2022
Sunday Kids Equip has one main focus:  to equip kids to live as followers of Jesus! We equip kids with the tools they need to follow Jesus!  We need to know the Bible, so we study the Bible!  We need ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Bethel Ethiopian
January 26th, 2022
Pictured: Pastor John Jacobi (Pastor of Crosstown), Thomas Likasa (Lay Leader at Bethel), Pastor Samuel Weto (Pastor of Bethel) In August of ’21, I was introduced to Bethel Ethiopian Church and asked ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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2022 Verse of the Year
January 6th, 2022
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.  ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Thank You to Angie Kopylov
December 19th, 2021
“Angie’s really good at showing the love of Jesus through her flaws and through her strengths.”“You taught us how to be still and sit through spiritual life practices”Leaders shared “You didn’t just d...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Crosstown Gives Thanks
November 22nd, 2021
An ode to Psalm 136 reflecting on the Lord's hand in Crosstown's 34 year history. Contributions were collected from the congregation and complied by Kristi Johnson.  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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A Global Silent Night
November 15th, 2021
History of "Silent Night" and a Spotify playlist of global music. Check out all the different versions!...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Holiday Meal Drive
November 10th, 2021
Starting in prayer...Dear LORD, creator of the Universe, provider, and sustainer. We ask for your support as we attempt to stand in the food gap in the Nokomis neighborhood. We acknowledge that you ar...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Crosstown Psalm
November 3rd, 2021
We are taking Psalm 136 and rewriting is as a Crosstown Psalm of thanks. David gives us a great example of praise to the Lord and remembrance of His deliverance. What kind of verses would you include ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Discipleship Confirmation
September 15th, 2021
One of my favorite things about fall is exchanging shorts and t-shirts for sweaters and boots! This year, Pastor John and I get to take out our teacher hats as we begin another year of Discipleship Co...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Thank You to Josh Smith
September 1st, 2021
"The first words we hear almost every week are a welcome and invitation to worship from Josh Smith.  Crosstown is certainly more than any one person but if you are a visitor or tuning in for the first...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Sale of the Bus
August 20th, 2021
In 2004 Kaye Lillehei and Shawn & Erin Radtke funded a bus for Crosstown. The vision was that this bus could help with transportation of seniors to church and for events. It was utilized to transport ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Spice of Life
May 26th, 2021
In a time when the church hosted basketball, bowling, and women’s softball leagues... When the church had weekly donated chancel flowers, saw over 400 children in Sunday school, hosted multiple choirs...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Last call for CES donations
March 31st, 2021
Check out this video from Chris Nelson, CES Director of Development.  Did you miss the deadline for donations? No worries you can still donate online. Just use the Crosstown ECC tithing page and write...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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CES for Seniors during Covid-19
March 24th, 2021
Before COVID-19, seniors were the fastest growing group of visitors to Minnesota’s food shelves. Many seniors experienced significant barriers to accessing the hunger relief system (i.e. transportatio...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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CES Curing Loneliness
March 17th, 2021
The Crosstown CES collection is slowly building momentum.  Please drop off your donations by Easter Eve so that it can be properly packed for CES's warehouse distribution system. Recently, CES receive...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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CES Packing Day
March 3rd, 2021
Drop off items at Crosstown anytime or contact Bonnie to arrange a pick-up.  Then plan to help pack our donations and pray for them on the evening of April 2nd. “Over this past year, the number of tho...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Lent Giving Drive for CES
February 24th, 2021
This Lent season we will continue the tradition of giving back and partnering with our local food shelf, Community Emergency Services.  Do you know the mission statement of CES?  "Rooted in God’s lovi...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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CarePartners Pod Closes
February 17th, 2021
Crosstown's season of hosting distancing learning pods is coming to an end as students transition back to in person learning. We are thankful for your ministry partnership and financial support that a...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Giving Tree
November 7th, 2020
Instead of purchasing gifts for families in need this year we will be collecting gift cards to stock the LNCS social workers.  Our local school has identified 25 families in need and they are hoping t...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Remote Learning Hub
October 2nd, 2020
Crosstown is in conversations with MPS about becoming a remote learning hub for students in need. There are obvious challenges to this and Pastor John and Angie are working through logistics.However, ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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"Color of Compromise" discussion group
September 10th, 2020
Starting Sept 23, each week we’ll launch into our gathering with a video from Jemar that is both challenging and hopefilled. Then we'll participate in discussion.These gatherings are a proactive respo...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Write a Note to a Confirmand
August 25th, 2020
We would love to collect notes of encouragement for our confirmands. Please utilize the "Comment" feature below to leave a note....  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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VBS Conclusion
August 20th, 2020
A huge thank you to all those who volunteered to make VBS a beautiful impact for God's Kingdom!  Crosstown served 51 kids and their families through our My Street VBS this year! Thank you to the praye...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Confirmation Completion
August 13th, 2020
On Wednesday, we celebrated Avery Gillen-Rexroad, Elaina Johnson, Kariana Palmer, and Stella Gillen-Rexroad as they wrapped up Discipleship Confirmation. These students persevered through weekly class...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Caring for Others
August 11th, 2020
As the pandemic has evolved, so have some of our initial initiatives. At the onset of COVID, Michelle Larson and the Friendship & Hospitality Commission made a concerted effort to recruit volunteers t...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Thank you from CES
July 24th, 2020
We recently received a Thank You note from Community Emergency Services for our donations.  Please see the PDF file to read the note.  Thanks to everyone who donated for our Lent drive back in April. ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Helping on Lake Street
July 9th, 2020
On Sunday, May 31 a number of Crosstown members spent the day helping the owners of Stop N Shop on Lake.  Assad and Cindy have been protecting their business for 4 days, sleeping on the floor of their...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Sheridan Story 2018-19
July 9th, 2020
I’m one of many from Crosstown and some from NENA who volunteer at Keewaydin Middle School putting bags of nonperishable food in students’ backpacks on Friday mornings.   This year the Sheridan Story ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Jim Crow of the North
July 9th, 2020
This past Monday (Oct 21, 2019) we had the privilege of hosting almost 100 people to hear from Daniel Bergin and view his new film "Jim Crow of the North."  This is event was made possible by cooperat...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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NENA (2019)
July 9th, 2020
Loving our neighbors is a priority of Crosstown.  Our core value of Compelling Mission says:Knowing God’s compassion and mercy in our own lives, we participate in God’s mission of healing love.  “Jesu...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Anna, LIT for Covenant Pines
June 27th, 2020
Crosstown has a number of connections to Covenant Pines Bible Camp.  We have sent summer campers every year for decades.  Last weekend we had a number of students head up with Angie for MEA weekend ca...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Invest Task Force
June 27th, 2020
Invest Task Force Update from Mike AndersonLast week Crosstown heard a Wenonah School update by Jennifer Frisbe (Social Worker).Here is our current update.  As part of the Invest Task Force’s mandate ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Opens Doors
June 27th, 2020
We are so blessed to have 38,000 square feet of building to utilize for God’s glory.  This property provides wonderful opportunities to partner with, support, and encourage the community.  How did we ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Sankofa (2017)
June 27th, 2020
"I was incredibly blessed and honored last week to take part in a Sankofa journey with 30 pastors from the Twin Cities. As we visited sites from the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s, there was great ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson
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Running the race for World Vision (2013)
June 27th, 2020
"The Crosstown team raised at least $30,000, more than double any other team running for the international charity, said Pastor John Jacobi. Thirteen of the 15 congregation members finished the race, ...  Read More
by Kristi Johnson

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