Spring 2019 Programing

Student Worship and Meal

– Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2019 Worship begins Sunday January 27th

We welcome and invite you to begin your week with music and reflection in the midst of a welcoming and inclusive community of students. Worship services are friendly, informal, and participatory. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome!  Our Sunday evening Worship is always followed by a no-cost homemade dinner, around 6 pm, so bring your appetite and your friends!  Whether you make it to Worship 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 Sunday 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!

 

 Fight Waste, Feed People Free Student Meals (during academic year)

Tuesdays Meal served 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Come early before all the food is gone!
The Crossing is partnering with the Food Recovery Network Student Org, the UW Campus Food Shed and Hillel to serve free lunches to students with food leftover from dorm dining halls.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING on Tuesdays, contact our student Intern Andi.

Thursday Dinners served 6-7 pm: Come early before all the food is gone!   The Food Recovery Network Student Org, Campus Kitchen Project, and the UW Campus Food Shed are partnering to serve free dinners to students with food leftover from dorm dining halls.  Held at The Crossing. Contact these groups if you are interested in volunteering on Thursdays.

 

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 Leadership Team Service Director, Anna

 

 

Small Groups

Small groups are at the heart of our community.

Students can participate in small groups at any time throughout the semester. Feel free to attend as many or as few as interest you! All are welcome in our space regardless of beliefs, gender, race, sexuality, ability, or any other identity.

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:

Bible Study thru a Progressive LensQueer Students of Faith; Food for Thought; Game Nights; Midweek MeditationInterfaith Programming; Music Team

 

Bible Study:  Through a Progressive Lens

Meets Thursdays from 5 -6:15, Jan. 24 – Feb. 28. This  progressive Christian Bible Study is for students who wish to explore the origins of the Bible and how to interpret it in new ways.  Come as often as you can and bring your faith, doubts, and questions. Contact Campus Minister Karla for more information.

 

Faith and Mental Health Small Group**

Meets Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (beginning Jan. 31st). It’s so important that mental health is being talked about more these day, which is helping end the stigma associated with it. As college students you may be experiencing a wide range of mental and emotional health issues. We want to continue this positive conversation by offering a small group that will focus on mental health, our faith, and where the bible weighs in on mental health topics. This will be a space to explore how our faith and our mental health are quite connected to one another. We’ll spend time in some of the tough questions and topics that come with mental health and faith, and how they interact with one another.  Led by Executive Director, Mallory.  Contact her with questions.  

 **This is not a group therapy or counseling session. BUT, it will be a place of love and support for any and all.**

 

 

Queer Students of Faith

LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group

 Meets biweekly Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm beginning Feb. 4.

Queer Students of Faith is an interactive opportunity to discuss how a person’s religious affiliation can make it difficult to accept an LGBTQ identity, explore various interpretations of religious texts, and share strategies for bringing these conversations to family and friends.  For more information, contact Ben.

 

 

Freshman Small Group

Meets Wednesdays 6-7 pm beginning Feb. 13th!

Hey Freshmen! Are you looking for a way to connect with other Freshmen? The Crossing is having a weekly freshmen group that will give you a chance to meet others and chat about this new phase of life you’re in. It’s casual and open to all freshmen- Come as often as you can and bring a friend with you!  For more information contact Mallory, Karla or Rachael!

 

Art N’ Unwind

Meets Wednesdays from 6-7 pm beginning Jan 30th!  Come to de-stress, find community, and create with Art N’ Unwind! College life is busy, but it’s important to take time for yourself to relax in good company and get creative. At Art N’ Unwind, students are welcome to bring their own art projects or to use The Crossing’s supplies to begin a new project. For those who are not as artistically inclined, feel free to think outside the box with your projects (knitting, coloring, crafting, graphic design, etc).

 

 

Food for Thought 

Come check out Food for Thought, a monthly cooking, and nutrition class run by students, for the students! Join us, once a month, as we gather to learn how to cook a nutritious, and easy meal on a busy student schedule, and tight budget! We will be covering some important Nutrition 101 topics to help students learn how to fuel their bodies and brains, to be as healthy as possible; and working on recipes that are kind to your schedules, and even kinder to your budget!  There will be a free meal at each class, but donations to The Crossing toward the cost of ingredients are welcome! For Questions, please email Amanda,

 

Game Nights!

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.

 

 

 

 Midweek Meditation

 Meets Thursdays 4 – 5 pm. in our Interfaith Prayer Room. We use Christian contemplative practices of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. For more information on these practices go here. If you are looking for a bit of holy silence in your life, please join us. No meditation experience required.  Contact Campus Minister Karla

 

 

 

 

Interfaith Programming

The Crossing seeks out opportunities to engage with those of other faiths.  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 Campus Minister Karla.

 

 

 

Interest Form:  Please fill out the form below and hit send.  We will reply with more information.

Interest