Student Vespers Worship and Meal – Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

For academic year 2017-18, Vespers begins on Sunday September 10

We welcome and invite you to begin your week with music and reflection in the midst of a welcoming and inclusive community of students. Our Vesper services take place each Sunday (except for academic breaks and summer) from 5-6 pm in the Wesley Chapel.

Vesper services are friendly, informal, and participatory. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome!  Our Sunday evening Vespers are always followed by a no-cost homemade dinner, around 6 pm, so bring your appetite and your friends!  Whether you make it to Vespers beforehand or not, you are more than welcome to enjoy the good food and comfortable hospitality offered by our Sunday meals.  We thank these local congregations for providing delicious meals!


 

If you would like to get more information on any of our Small Groups or Quest Opportunities, fill out the Interest Form below and hit send. We’ll also be glad to meet you in person!

BadgerQuest is one of our key programs. Check out our upcoming Winter Break trip to Costa Rica where we live and work on a sustainable working farm.  Then for Spring Break we will be going back to the North Dakota Badlands to explore sustainability issues there.  For more information checkout go to BadgerQuest!

Study Space

We invite you to make the Crossing your home for study (individually and group projects).  We provide rooms, free Wi-Fi, tables, couches, snacks and even a piano! For more information on building hours and study space, click here.

Local Service Projects

These are scheduled regularly and you can watch for more information on our calendar and the Weekly Message.  For more information on our Helping the Homeless project (supporting students who are without adequate housing), contact our Campus Minister.  For more information on other service projects, contact our student Intern Kelly.

Special Events

Periodically we offer special one time events:  retreats, speakers, . . . These will be announced on our Weekly Message, Facebook Page, website calendar, and website Featured Events page.  Check out the speakers we have hosted at the Crossing!

Small Groups

Small groups are at the heart of our community. New opportunities will be added throughout the year, so check our Calendar or Facebook page or sign up for the Weekly Message to stay updated.  Check out our groups below:

 

Student Activities Leadership Team (SALT)

Want to help plan social and service activities?  We will resume meeting in the Fall and would be excited to welcome you to the Team.  For more information check here.  Contact our co-presidents, Andi or Hope.

 

 

 

Bible Study:  Following the Rabbi Jesus

Mondays from 5:15 -6:15 pm beginning Sept. 18  —  Led by student Intern Kelly. Journey with us as we take on a new perspective of the teachings of Jesus! Transitioning our minds back to the time period, we will consider how understanding Jesus’ culture and background can help us to better grasp the meaning of his teachings. Confronting tough questions, we will discuss some of the possible applications of Jesus’ teachings and open our hearts to its transforming truths. It makes no difference your extent of knowledge of the Bible- we are all experts in our own experiences and therefore have valuable ideas to bring to the discussion. All are welcome; feel free to participate as your schedules/ lives allow or at any point throughout the semester. We look forward to meeting you and learning from one another as we study what Jesus has to teach us!

 

Queer Students of Faith LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group

 meet every other Tuesday from 5-6:15 pm in the LGBT Campus Center (inside the Red Gym). The dates are 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/TBD. A safe space to learn, share experiences, find spiritual support and grow as a queer person of faith (held in partnership with the LGBT Campus Center).  Students of all faith traditions are welcome!  For more information, contact Collin.

 

Game Nights  – Friday Sept 22, 7-10 pm will be our first game night of the semester!  Join us once a month for laughs, community, and a bit of light hearted competition! The Crossing offers an array of games, but students are always welcome to bring new games to introduce to the group. All students are welcome at this laid back evening of fun.   Contact our Intern student Kelly.

 

 

 

 

 Meditation Circle

  If you are looking for a bit of holy silence in your life, please join us weekly on (to be scheduled).  Contact Campus Minister Karla

Spiritual Reflection Circle

is held once a week (to be scheduled) offering students the opportunity to reflect together on their questions and insights around spiritual growth.  Contact Hope

 

Yarn Time Circles

Will resume Spring semester.  If you are interested, contact Tiffany.  Yarn Circle is a fun, easy-going group that meets upstairs in front of the fireplace.  Our goal this semester is to knit hats and blankets for Knots of Love while building a sense of community and getting to know one another.  Anyone is welcome to join (regardless of experience level).  If you’re new to knitting, the more experienced knitters would love to help you.  There will also be a few meetings when teachers will stop by to instruct us on proper technique, knots, knitting flowers, etc. For more information, contact Tiffany

 

 

Interfaith Programming

Students from the Crossing, Hillel, and the Muslim Student Association are planning activities for this Fall.  Watch for more information. Contact Campus Minister Karla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Team

We enjoy a variety of musical styles in worship:  hymns, Taize, folk, contemporary, . . . even songs written by former Crossing students and local musicians. If you have musical talent you would like to share, contact our Music Director, Maria, to explore possibilities.

 

 

Interest Form:  Please fill out the form below and hit send.  We will reply with more information.  PLEASE NOTE THIS FORM IS CURRENTLY NOT ACTIVATED.  CHECK BACK or just send an email with your request for information to our Campus Minister Karla.

 

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