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Advocacy for Victims of Abuse @ Crossview (2nd & 3rd Thursdays every month at 6:00pm)

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse @ Crossview (2nd & 3rd Thursdays every month at 6:00pm)

Leaders: Rhonda Anderson and Heidi Sampson

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) is a ministry of Crossview Covenant Church. AVA is focused on shining Christ’s light on the sin of domestic violence. AVA provides resources for victims of abuse and education on the issue of domestic violence. This group will provide a safe place for support for those who have or are dealing with domestic violence. For more information about AVA go to covchurch.org/ava.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00-7:30pm starting October 10 until December 12.

Who: Women and men of all ages.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

The Universal Christ @ TBD (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

The Universal Christ @ TBD (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

Leaders: Mike Brennan & Rich O’Brien

Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Join this group as they look deeper in the popular Franciscan friar Richard Rohr’s book: “The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We see, Hope For, and Believe.”

Where: TBD

When: Thursday evenings starting October 3 at 7:00-8:15pm

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Tuesday Bible Study @ Mankato (1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month at 6:30pm)

Tuesday Bible Study @ Mankato (1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month at 6:30pm)

Leaders: Karl and Caryl Darge

This group is full of warm hearted people couples and singles and is open to welcoming a few more attendees. The group will be taking a look at “Pursuing More of 
Jesus" by Ann Graham Lotz. It is a six session study from the teaching chapters of John's Gospel with four video messages and two video workshops.

Where: At the Darge residence in Mankato

When: The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting October 1

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Cold Case Christianity @ Madison Lake (Mondays at 5:30pm)

Cold Case Christianity @ Madison Lake (Mondays at 5:30pm)

Leaders: Jeremiah & Jennifer Forster

In the Gospels Jesus calls His followers to be eyewitnesses even if it isn’t easy. The book “Cold Case Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace helps Christians to respond to a world which is highly skeptical of the things of faith.  This small group will study “Cold Case Christianity” as it uses an investigation style approach to face the challenges of faith being irrelevant.  This is also the book that was featured in the movie God’s Not Dead 2.  The group will meet for 5-6 sessions with dinner and study. Purchase the book online for about $14. Kids are welcome and childcare is provided.

Where: Forster home in Madison Lake

When: Mondays at 5:30-8:00pm starting September 30 (with dinner and study).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Group @ Crossview (Various Sunday evenings)

Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Group @ Crossview (Various Sunday evenings)

Leader: Tara Rustad

The Evangelical Covenant Church is a historically immigrant church and we seek to be a church that can respond to the current immigration crisis with justice and compassion. This small group will explore just and Biblical immigration reform, how we and our church can welcome our immigrant neighbors in Mankato, and also help plan and present a Faith and Justice Learning Seminar on immigration andrefugee advocacy in March 2020.

Where: At Crossview

When: Various Sundays evenings (details TBD).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Criminal Justice Reform Group @ Crossview (Various Sundays at 5:30pm)

Criminal Justice Reform Group @ Crossview (Various Sundays at 5:30pm)

Leaders: Tara Rustad and Monde Schwartz

The US currently has more people locked up than any other country in the history of the world. This small group will focus on learning about the history of mass incarceration in the US, the role of Christianity in its evolution, and how we as a church can actively participate in restorative justice. We will read Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique DuBois Gilliard and also help plan and present a Faith and Justice Learning Seminar on criminal justice reform in February 2020. 

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

When: Various Sundays at 5:30-7:00pm (September 29, November 3, December 1).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Project Days @ Crossview (2nd Thursday every month at 9:00am)

Project Days @ Crossview (2nd Thursday every month at 9:00am)

Leaders: Sherryl Wolff and Colleen Isaacs

This is a service group which gathers together to work on various projects which impact our four key local mission initiatives: immigrants, seniors/inmates, homelessness, and food/clothing. Projects like tie blankets, cards to shut-ins and ministry partners, pen-pals to immigrant seniors, etc.  The group will include service projects, devotional, prayer and of course coffee and refreshments.  Everyone is welcome and feel free to come and go as you need.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 3

When: 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:00am-12:00pm starting September 12

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Racial Justice Group @ Crossview (2nd Sunday every month at 6:30pm)

Racial Justice Group @ Crossview (2nd Sunday every month at 6:30pm)

Leaders: Beth Sandell and Rachael Winch

A growing movement of believers is expressing a desire for racial reconciliation through the model of small groups. Join this group to discuss faith and race, as we work toward reconciliation with God and reconciliation with others in our communities. The group will study Roadmap to Reconciliation by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil. We will pray and support each other in racial justice actions to serve Jesus.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 3.

When: 2nd Sunday every month at 6:30-8:00pm starting September 8.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Good Grief @ North Mankato (Time: TBD)

Good Grief @ North Mankato (Time: TBD)

Leader: Sandy Sawatzky

"Good Grief" by Granger E. Westberg.  Suffering the loss of a loved one? Find support in a relaxed reflective environment and learn about the grief process and stages of healing.

Where: Sandy will host in North Mankato

When: Day and time to be determined by group.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson