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.

 

Fall Retreat

We hope you can join us for this time to de-stress and focus on your spiritual life. Please register by Nov 8 by contacting our Campus Minister, karla@crossingministries.org.

 

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

 

 

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:

Student Activities Leadership Team; Bible Study thru a Progressive Lens; Grad Student Small Group; 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.

 

Bible Study:  Through a Progressive Lens

Meets Mondays 5:15-6:15 pm (Sept. 24 –Nov 5).  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.

 

Grad Student Small Group

Meets Mondays 5:15 – 6:30 pm (2nd and 4th Thursdays).  Take time to slow down and relax with other graduate students in our fireside lounge. A FREE Food Recovery Meal is offered in our lower level from 6-7 pm so come early and enjoy dinner before the Grad Student Small Group (literally come early as food runs out)!

 

 

Queer Students of Faith

LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group

Meets biweekly on Thursdays (6:30-7:30 pm) beginning Sept. 27.  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.  We meet Thursday nights every other week starting September 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM in The Crossing’s Second Floor Student Lounge. 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 Wednesdays from 5-6 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