Fall 2018 Programing

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

For Fall 2018, Worship begins Sunday September 9!

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 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

Tuesdays Noon – 1 pm (during academic year)
Come early before all the food is gone!
The Crossing is partnering with the Food Recovery Network Student Org and the UW Campus Food Shed 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 6-7 pm (during academic year): 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.


Spring Break Service Trip

Spring 2019 Break Trip to Appalachia Service Project
Interested in using your Spring Break to help make a home in Appalachia warmer, safer, and drier — as well as make new friends and connections? Watch for more information on our 2019 trip!  For more information or to register, contact Campus Minister Karla.


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

On Thursday Sept. 27, join others from The Crossing to participate in the River Food Pantry Community and make a difference. We will leave at 3:45 pm and return by 7:30 pm. Sign up by Sunday Sept. 23rd by contacting karla@crossingministries.org. Limited space available. For more info on the River Food Pantry go to https://www.riverfoodpantry.org/


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 by September and often 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; Freshman Small Group; Freshman/Sophomore Bible Study; Bible Study thru a Post Post-Modern Lens; Queer Students of Faith; Food for Thought; Game Nights; Midweek MeditationInterfaith Programming; Music Team


Student Activities Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team plans service and social events throughout the year — and welcomes newcomers.  We meet on 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6-7 pm.  For more information contact our President, Andi.


Freshman Small Group

Meets Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm. Hey Freshmen! Are you looking for a way to connect with people who are also new to UW-Madison? 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- bring a friend with you!


Bible Study:  Back to Bible Basics  (for Freshmen and Sophomores

Meets Wednesdays 5-6 pm (Sept. 19 – Oct 31).  This 7 week progressive Christian Bible Study is for Freshmen and Sophomores 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.


Bible Study thru a Post Post-Modern Lens

Meets Mondays 5:15 – 6:30 pm (Sept. 24 – Nov. 5).  Discover a new version of ‘spiritual but not religious’! In this 7 week study, we will use Spiral Dynamics to transcend progressive-conservative divisions, illustrating our timeless drive to let go of alienation and live in unity – with God, self, each other, and our planet.  If you are eager to explore new ideas around Biblical theology, join us!  Contact Campus Minister Karla for more information.



Queer Students of Faith

LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group

Meets biweekly on Thursdays (6:30-7:30 pm) beginning Sept. 27.  A safe space to learn, share experiences, find spiritual support and grow as a queer person of faith (held in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center).  Students of all faith traditions are welcome!  Come at 6 pm for dinner — a Free Food Recovery Meal in our lower level!  For more information, contact Collin.



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 from 1-2 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.