Women's Fall Retreat at Lake Beauty Bible Camp

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Women’s Fall Retreat at Lake Beauty Bible Camp
Friday, Sept. 20 - Sunday, Sept. 22
Long Prairie, MN

This retreat is a chance to get away and rest, while growing in your faith and connecting with other women. Guest speaker is Jill May, a Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, and winner of the NBC competition reality show STRONG. Open to women age 9th grade & up. Activities include: Workshops, Hot Tub, Sauna, Pontoon rides, Upper Body Massage ($30), Climbing Tower & Zip Line, Skeet Shooting ($10), Horse Trail Rides ($15), and more. Cost: $135-170 (depending housing and registration date). For more info & to register, go to: crossviewcov.org/groups/womens-fall-retreat

Kindergarten Prayer Bears

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Kindergarten Prayer Bears
Sunday, Sept. 22
9:00 & 10:30am services

Crossview recognizes that beginning Kindergarten is a significant milestone, and we want to celebrate with your kindergartner by giving them a Crossview Kids Prayer Bear at the end of the worship service. This small stuffed animal is a reminder that, just like the Prayer Bear, God is always close by and there to comfort them.

Fall Kick-Off: Crossview Carnival

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Crossview Carnival
Sunday, Sept. 22
Services at 9:00 & 10:30am

Don’t miss this fun weekend! We’ll have food trucks & inflatables in the parking lot & carnival games for kids. Invite your friends!

Believer Baptism Class

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Believer Baptism Class
Sunday, Sept. 22
11:30am-12:30pm

If you’ve never been baptized, either as an infant or as a believer, come and discover what baptism might mean for your faith journey. After completing the class, you’ll have the opportunity to be baptized during worship services. Elementary students who want to be baptized must attend this class with a parent. To sign up, RSVP to the church office by email or phone (507-387-5606).

Crossview Students Wow!Zone Lock-In

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Wow!Zone Lock-In
Friday, Sept. 27 (11pm)-Saturday, Sept. 28 (7am)

For grades 6-12. Are you a middle school or high school student? Come and join us for an unbelievably fun night at the Wow!Zone. This event will cost each student $45, and although that may seem expensive for one night, it is actually quite affordable considering the cost includes unlimited bowling, arcade games, mini-golf, and laser-tag. It also includes great pizza, snacks, breakfast and bottomless soda. This is a great night to invite your friends to a church event. See you there!Contact Alex Ramerth for more info.

Fall Kick-Off: Welcome Home Potluck

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Fall Kick-Off Welcome Home Potluck
Sunday, Sept. 29 - 11:30am

You belong here! Join your Crossview family for a potluck after the 10:30 service. Connect with others and experience how you are part of making Crossview feel like home. Potluck assignments: Last name A-L bring a side dish or salad. Last name M-Z bring a main dish.

Between services and during the potluck, you'll have a chance to meet some of our Fall Small Group leaders and learn more about what topics and groups are available.

Third Grade Bible Class

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Third Grade Bible Class
Wednesday, Oct. 2 (7:30-8:30pm)

On Sunday, Oct. 13, we'll present third graders with a new Bible as a way to invest in the faith journey of our students and support their parents, whom we believe are the BEST spiritual mentors of their children. To participate, parents & third graders must attend this mandatory meeting. RSVP to Kari Rodman to register.

Tenth Avenue North

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Tenth Avenue North
Sunday, Oct. 6 - 7:00pm
General admission doors open at 6:15pm

Tickets: $18-45. Buy tickets online at: eventbrite.com/e/tenth-avenue-north-mankato-tickets-61902329534

Children 2 and under free if sitting on a lap. Special discounted rate for groups of 10 or more.Ticket questions? Contact ticketsupport@echoconcerts.com

5:15 PM VIP Doors (VIP Preferred seating not guaranteed after Early Entry Doors @ 6:00PM)
6:00 PM Early Entry Doors (Early Entry priority seating not guaranteed after GA doors open @ 6:15PM)
6:15 PM General Admission Doors
7:00 PM Showtime

Authorfest

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Authorfest
Thursday, Oct. 10
5:00-8:00pm

Authorfest is a celebration of inspirational books! Meet Minnesota authors (Cathy Brennan, Jonathan Friesen, Anna Rendell, and Bonnie Sparman), attend breakout sessions, and listen to readings. Refreshments provided. Invite your friends and other readers from the community and acquaint them with Christian writers. Doors open at 5:00pm, program begins at 6:00pm.

Husband Breakfast

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Husband Breakfast
Saturday, Oct. 12
8:00-9:30am

Men, there are three requirements for having a better marriage: wanting to improve, knowing how to improve, and actively working towards improvement. At Crossview we want marriages to thrive because when they do it impacts the whole family. At this men's breakfast, you will eat a hearty meal, and connect with other men like yourself to discover how to be the kind of husband that God calls men to be. Cost is $15, register by Oct. 7 online at: crossviewcov.org/groups/husband-breakfast

Baby Blessings Class

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Baby Blessings Class
Sunday, Oct. 13
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.

Network Church Luncheon

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Network Church Luncheon
Sunday, Oct. 13
11:30am-1:30pm

Crossview is in the process of launching a new network church by the spring of 2020! What does that look like, and how can you be a part of it? Join church planting residents Brian & Sandi Asker for an informational luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Network Church: Serve Water at Mankato Marathon

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Network Church: Serve Water at Mankato Marathon
(7:00am-8:45am)

We believe this is a great opportunity to set the tone for our new network church. We're a church that serves our community, but we also have some fun together. Bring the kids; we'll play on the playground.

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Faith & Justice Learning Seminar

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Faith & Justice Learning Seminar
Sunday, Oct. 20
(6:30-8:00pm)

A small group from Crossview and representatives from local organizations will present on various topics and discuss how our Christian faith calls us to care for, serve and work together with people on the margins.

October topic: Domestic Violence and Family Abuse Awareness

For more information, contact Local Mission Coordinator Tara Rustad.

Family Serve Night

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Family Serve Night
Wednesday, Oct. 23
6:00-7:00pm

Help pack 3,000 treat bags for our congregation to hand out on Halloween! Halloween is a fantastic chance to invite children in your neighborhood to Crossview so they can connect with Jesus and develop a lifelong faith. We want to equip families in our congregation to invite kids to Crossview by supplying them with Crossview treat bags. Contact Kari Rodman or Alex Ramerth with any questions. Here’s how everyone can get involved:

1. Donate candy! It will take over 10,000 pieces of candy to pack the treat bags - candy donations can be dropped off in the church office.

2. Come and assemble treat bags with your family on Oct. 23! This is a serving opportunity for your entire family. Don’t miss the fun! Family-friendly costumes encouraged.

Becoming a Great Youth Sports Parent

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Becoming a Great Youth Sports Parent
Wednesday, Oct. 30
6:00-7:15pm

Do your kids play sports? Does your color-coded calendar look crazy with games and practices? Don’t remember the last time you were in church because of that calendar? This evening program is for you! We will together tackle strategies to stay God-focused and sports-enjoying! Register online at: crossviewcov.org/groups/sports-parent

Children's Communion Class

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Children's Communion Class
Wednesday, Oct. 30
7:30-8:00pm

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.

Membership Luncheon

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Membership Luncheon
Sunday, Nov. 3
(12:00-1:30pm)

Are you ready to take a next step and become a member of Crossview? We have a new online membership process that you can begin at home!

Go to: www.crossviewcovenant.org/membership to sign up, and we’ll send you the link to our membership class videos and the membership application. Once you’ve watched the videos and completed the application, you are invited to our Membership Luncheon, where you can meet church staff, leaders, and other new members, ask questions, and share your story. Our next Membership Luncheon is Sunday, Nov. 3 (12:00-1:30pm) - lunch and childcare are provided!
Start the membership process at www.crossviewcovenant.org/membership

Go:Serve Event - Rake the Town

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Go:Serve Event
Rake the Town
Saturday, Nov. 9
(8:45am)

Crossview is partnering with VINE Faith in Action for their annual “Rake the Town” event! Come and serve aging adults and people with physical disabilities by helping with their fall raking. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together! Meet at Crossview at 8:45am. Lunch will be provided at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

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Family Serve Night

Family Serve Night
Wednesday, Nov. 13
6:00-7:00pm
Serving at the BackPack Food Program
2120 Howard Drive, Suite F & G, North Mankato

We will again be partnering with the BackPack Food Program. Come help make a difference for children in our community! Watch for more details.

Nerf and Nonsense Night

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Nerf and Nonsense Night
Friday, Nov. 15
6:00pm-10:00pm

For grades 6-12. Come join us for a crazy night of Nerf N’ Nonsense! We will be hosting a Nerf night that also includes night games, snacks and treats, movies and much more. This event is absolutely free. Invite your friends!

Faith & Justice Learning Seminar

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Faith & Justice Learning Seminar
Sunday, Nov. 17
(6:30-8:00pm)

A small group from Crossview and representatives from local organizations will present on various topics and discuss how our Christian faith calls us to care for, serve and work together with people on the margins.

November topic: Homelessness and Lack of Affordable Housing

For more information, contact Local Mission Coordinator Tara Rustad.

Emergency Shelter Volunteer Training

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Emergency Shelter Volunteer Training
Sunday, Nov. 17 after the Faith & Justice Seminar
First-Time Volunteers: 7:30-8:30pm
Experienced Volunteers (refresher): 7:30-8:00pm

Crossview is partnering with Connections Ministry to help provide emergency shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless. The shelter will be at Covenant Family Church this year from Oct. 14-May 25. We will provide volunteers to help with meals and hospitality for five weeks: Nov. 25-Dec. 2, Dec. 30-Jan. 6, Feb. 3-10, Mar. 16-23 and Apr. 27-May 4. This is a great opportunity to serve with your family, your small group or as an individual. Go to crossviewcov.org/homelessness-and-housing for more details on volunteer needs and to RSVP for training.