Author Archives: Jen Bloesch

We are so excited that you are coming to the University of Wisconsin – Madison and we look forward to meeting you soon! Wondering what The Crossing is all about and how it has impacted the lives of students around campus? Here is what some of our recent graduates have to say. Won’t you like to be one of these voices by the end of your college experience? Come and join us! Sara Stewart The Crossing is first and foremost a community, built around acceptance of all people, regardless of where they are in life. The Crossing lives out its mission excellently, and it is one of the few places where I feel like I belong. The Crossing is also dedicated to social justice issues, and I feel energized to do what I can to change the world.   Ali Branscombe The Crossing was my return home to Jesus that…

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Pancake Breakfast Stressed during finals? Come enjoy homemade all-you-can-eat pancakes for only $2! We also have bagels from Einstein and fruit from Brennans! 11:00am-1:00pm in the Crossing basement– bring a friend! If you’d like to volunteer, pancakes are free! Sign up here. Celebration for Doug’s Retirement After thirteen years as Executive Director, Doug Pierce is retiring. Please join us for celebration, fellowship, refreshments, and a short program reflecting on Doug’s service and contributions to The Crossing Campus Ministry. The reception will be held at the Crossing on May 11th from 2-5pm. More information here.

What will you do? What kind of life will you lead? March Forth is a one-day event aiming to raise awareness of local and global justice issues via simple acts of justice work and advocacy. As you carry this practice through Lent, may you allow it to become who you are and not just something you do. give up apathy. take up justice. (see Isaiah 58 Micah 6:1-8) Here’s how you can be a part of it: Throw yourself into a project you are already passionate about: environmental justice; immigration reform; poverty; public health; racial justice; disability rights; LGBTQ equality; or any other issue! On March 4th: Wear Blue Wear blue and turn your profile picture blue with one of these March Forth profile graphics Take Action! Beginning March 4th and carrying through Lent: commit to giving up apathy and taking up justice. Here are a few ideas how (feel free to be creative and come up with others!) -Write a letter to or call…

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Looking for somewhere to travel this summer? Join us on one of our incredible Quest trips. QUEST is a program of the Crossing by which students can participate in service learning through the powerful experience of traveling with peers to learn about another part of the world. Students have the opportunity to see efforts worldwide to deal with issues of sustainability, peace-making, and education, and to then reflect on how what they are learning abroad might transform the ways in which they see and engage their own context back home. Check out the Quest website for more information! Here’s where we’re going: Quest Israel-Palestine: A Mission to Listen Meet with both Israeli and Palestinian activists and peacemakers and explore the complex, fascinating history of this contested region of the world Applications due March 1st! Apply today! Quest Badlands: Witnessing the Overlooked Adventure into the back country of Theodore Roosevelt National Park,…

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We are excited to welcome home our four January QUEST groups! We sent students all over the world to the exciting places of Costa Rica, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Kenya! We are so overjoyed that everyone had a great trip! QUEST is a program of the Crossing by which students can participate in service learning through the powerful experience of traveling with peers to learn about another part of the world. Students have the opportunity to see efforts worldwide to deal with issues of poverty, education, and sustainability, and to then reflect on how what they’re learning abroad might transform the ways in which they see and engage their own context back home. Check out the QUEST website for more information about our upcoming May trips to Israel-Palestine and the Badlands, ND! “Quest Costa Rica enabled me to push my boundaries, explore a new culture and way of life while creating…

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas!! The Crossing celebrated with a Candlelight service and Christmas gathering this month. We hope to pass along our joy of the season to all. May you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful winter break! We look forward to seeing all of the students again in the spring!

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