Crossroads’ building committee is happy to report that we are making good progress on the build out of our new Ministry Center. The floor tile has been installed at the entryway and the kitchen, and cabinets are being installed. Walls are primed and ready to be painted, and plumbing fixtures should go in this week.
Crossroads’ own Zach Steinbach is coming back to Chicago to record a live album at Uncommon Ground on Clark in Wrigleyville on Saturday, March 22. Cover is $10, but you need to reserve a table to get a seat. Call Uncommon Ground to RSVP at (773) 929-3680, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join Crossroads for the third annual Law Enforcement Hockey Classic! The game is at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.
Revolutionary. It’s one of the labels people sometimes hang on Jesus. Was Jesus really a revolutionary? The answer depends on the definition. With The Beginning of Lent, we begin a new Sunday series on Jesus’ final road march to Jerusalem, anticipating the dramatic change he was about to bring. Not even Jesus’ disciples saw it coming, but he would change
not just hearts of people of his day, not just the direction of history, not just the way the world works. He would change the way God relates to us, and the way we relate to God. And that’s just the start! Join us Sundays at Crossroads as we consider The Revolutionary.
We introduced this series with on March 3, the Sunday just before Ash Wednesday. Sorry — no podcast this week. Here’s the transcript of the sermon, based on Luke 9:52-63:
Join Crossroads’ book group for our first meeting to discuss Jim Wallis’ On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good
Here’s a taste of what we’ll be reading, discussing, and critiquing in light of God’s word:
“Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us–in concrete ways–how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy.
In the midst of contentious national debates on gun control, immigration, budget deficits, and more, this book moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus’ agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.”
Book Group begins with Chapters 1-4 on Thursday February 20, 2014, 7pm at the apartment of Adam and Alex Mays in Logan Square. Mark your calendar for future dates: March 20, April 17, and May 15 at the same time and place. For more information, contact Adam at email@example.com