Baby Blessings Class

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Baby Blessings Class
Sunday, Jan. 21 (10:30-11:30am)

This class is for families who want to have their children baptized or dedicated at Crossview. Learn about the differences between baptism and dedication, and get practical tools to help you influence your baby’s spiritual life. Please RSVP to Brenda Smith.

Financial Peace University

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Financial Peace University
Begins Monday, Jan. 22
7:00-9:00pm

What if you could be debt-free AND have an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? Sound impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money.

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine lesson, money-management course taught by Dave Ramsey that walks you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and more. Everyone can benefit from FPU!

Classes will be held once per week (January 22-March 19, 2018). Each class session lasts approximately 90 minutes. For the first half, Dave Ramsey teaches on DVD, then class members come together for a small-group discussion and hands-on activities.
When you purchase a Financial Peace University (FPU) membership, you receive all class materials & access to the FPU online resources you need to succeed. You will learn about topics such as: Super Saving - Relating With Money - Cash Flow Planning - Dumping Debt  - The Role of Insurance - Retirement and College Planning - Real Estate and Mortgages - and more! Your membership means that you can attend the FPU class as often as you like. Spouses & engaged couples can attend together with a single membership, and teens living at home are welcome to attend with parents.
sign up for Financial Peace University:

Cost: $109 per household for Financial Peace University membership, which includes all class materials and access to FPU online resources. To purchase your FPU membership and enroll in the class, go to: www.fpucentral.com/classes/1053870/registration
This link is specifically for our class at Crossview. Then show up and begin changing your future!

 

LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are

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LIFEKEYS
Jan. 28-Mar. 18
10:30-11:30am

Join us for eight weeks to discover who God wants you to be. So many of us get involved in activities because it’s what we think we should do, or what is expected. We end up feeling tired, stressed or uninspired. God’s design for each of us is as unique as our fingerprints. During this study, we will discover the one-of-a-kind person your Creator intends you to be. The study includes easy-to-use exercises, inventories, and self-tests to help you unlock your personality and passions. It will help those longing to find or deepen meaning in life, considering volunteer opportunities, contemplating career changes, or desiring to become more useful to God.

Note: We will provide supervised activities for children up to 5th grade until Crossview Kids Sunday programming begins.

Sign up for LifeKeys below:

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Father/Son Winter Retreat

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Father/Son Winter Retreat
Feb. 2-4, 2018
Camp Shamineau, Motley, MN

This weekend gives fathers & sons the chance to strengthen their relationships and grow closer to God, while having a whole lot of fun! Chapel sessions combine fun, games, great worship times and messages from gifted speakers. Activities include: trail rides, high ropes course, indoor climbing wall, campfire donut making, playing games at the snack shop and more! Cost is $109 per person ages 13 - adult, and $89 per child ages 5-12. For details and to register, go to: shamineau.org/pc/

Starting Point

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TWO CLASS OPTIONS:
Sundays, Feb. 4-Mar. 25 (10:45-11:45am) @ Crossview**
Tuesdays, Feb. 6-Mar. 27 (6:00-8:00pm) @ the Fillin’ Station, 630 S. Front St, Mankato

For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. What if you could find a new starting point for faith as an adult? Whether you are new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

This is an opportunity for all of us to invite a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, a family member, and do life and faith with one another. Starting Point is led by Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson. Group size is limited to 15 for Tuesday night. **If you choose the Sunday option and have children up to 5th grade, we will provide supervised activities until Crossview Kids Sunday programming begins.

Sign up below and choose your class option:

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Crossview Students Nerf Night

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Crossview Students Nerf Wars
Friday, Feb. 9 (6:00-9:00pm)

For Middle School and High School. Come and have a blast battling your friends in an epic nerf war! Email Alex Ramerth for details about Nerf Gun Rules. Bring your friends!

Membership Class

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Membership Class
Sunday, Feb. 11
(11:30am-2:00pm)

Want to meet other Crossview worshippers and learn what it means to be a church member? This class is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about Crossview, its ministry, and our denominational family. The class begins with a light lunch, and childcare is available. Contact the church office to RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 8.

Children's Communion Class

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Children's Communion Class
Wednesday, Feb. 28
(7:15pm-8:15pm)

Would you like your child (K-5th grade) to have a better understanding of communion? We will discuss why we take communion, why it’s important, and how to know when children are ready to participate. Parents and kids should attend this class together. RSVP to Kari Rodman.

Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat

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Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat
March 2-4, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen.

Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges.

Where is your marriage today? Is it drifting towards isolation or intentionally moving toward connectedness and intimacy? Great marriages don’t just happen! Greatness takes investment. And isn’t that why you walked down the aisle – because you longed for a great relationship that lasts a lifetime? Find out what over 3 million couples worldwide have experienced at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember. It’s your turn to make a great marriage happen.

REGISTER:

Regular registration: $300/couple (lodging not included)
Register between Jan. 8-29 and and use the group code “CROSSVIEW’ to save $150/couple.
Register before Jan. 8 or after Jan. 29 and use the group code “CROSSVIEW’ to save $100/couple.

To register, see a conference schedule, or find hotel information go to:
https://shop.familylife.com/p-4961-minneapolis.aspx?groupName=crossview

Middle School Night Out

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Middle School Night Out
Friday, Mar. 9
6:00-9:00pm

On Friday, Mar. 9. we have a night dedicated to 6th-8th grade students. Bring your friends to a game night specifically designed for you! Don’t miss this opportunity to have a fun night out with your friends and be wild and crazy!

Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction Fundraiser

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Get ready for food and fun at the Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction Fundraiser!

Enter your favorite chili recipe in the cook-off for a chance at winning the title of "Crossview's Best Chili." If you don't have a chili recipe to enter, plan to come and sample all of the chili entries and vote on your favorite! There will also be a silent auction that includes amazing donations from our community. 100% of the proceeds will support our students going to CHIC this summer.


Here are four ways you can be a part of this annual event:

1. Donate to the Silent Auction. You probably have more to donate than you realize! Care Baskets, Gift Cards/Vouchers, Baked Goods, Tools or Kitchen Supplies, and "personal experiences" (like a weekend at your cabin, use of your RV, boat, swimming pool, etc) are always a huge hit. You can "donate" your skills too! If you're a photographer, you could donate a photo package. Are you an artist or are you fluent in another language? How about donating a few weeks of lessons? Simply email nextgen(at)crossviewcov.church and let us know what you'd like to donate (we do ask that all items be in new or "like new" condition).


2. Enter your Chili Recipe. First, second, and third places prizes will be awarded by our chili judges, as well as a special "popular vote" award. We are hoping to have 25+ chili entries this year. Fill out the form below to enter the chili cook-off.

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3. Volunteer. We need some adults to help students with finding donations, organizing the event, setup/cleanup, and coordinating tasks throughout the night. Email nextgen(at)crossviewcov.church and we will get you plugged in.


4. Bring your Family and Friends! Invite others to join us on March 18 to vote for their favorite chili recipe and bid on items in the silent auction!

CHIC 2018 (Knoxville, TN)

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CHIC 2018
JULY 14-21, 2018
KNOXVILLE, TN
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CHIC 2018 is limited to High school students who will complete grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2017-2018 school year. Students must be 15 years old by December 31, 2017, OR be 14 years old AND have completed 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year.

  • The Location: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • The Date: July 15-20, 2018 (We'll leave Mankato on July 14 & return on July 21)
  • The Size: More than 5,000 students and leaders.
  • Early registration deadline: January 18, 2018

Every three years, thousands of high school students come together in Knoxville, TN for an epic event. There’s nothing else like CHIC. Happening just once in their high school careers, CHIC is the only conference that gathers all students from the Covenant denomination in one place for a time of worship, transformation, and fun.

The early bird price is $600 for students who turn in a registration form AND $100 deposit (check made to "Crossview") by January 14, 2018. (This will include transportation. Meals on the road and optional excursions during CHIC are not included). Fundraising opportunities will be available to offset some of the cost. Scholarships are available as well.

The price will increase to $650 after January 14, 2018.

Download a registration form here

Transformational

Through dynamic speakers, relevant messages, small group workshops, and impactful worship, CHIC inspires students to live transformed lives—even giving of their time and resources to impact important social issues and those in need. CHIC is an epic conference that gathers students together for a variety of thoughtful experiences to dive deeper in faith and community.

Fun, Creative, Epic, Unique, Diverse

These are just some of the words that describe the atmosphere at CHIC. From a huge welcome party to outdoor activities like rafting and mountain biking excursions, CHIC makes space for students to fully realize the power of coming together as part of a larger team.

If you have questions about CHIC, please contact Alex Ramerth.