November - 8 - 2019

Hey Crossroads family!

Yep, fall has been taken hostage by winter! It seems like we skipped average highs in the 40’s-50’s and have gone straight to the 20’s-30’s. I was grateful for my winter coat and gloves the last few days!

Although it’s hard to believe, many near us don’t have access to things we take for granted (like hats and mittens). In fact, in the counties around our 4 campuses, around 5% of the families live below the poverty line (income of less than $24,000 per year for a family of 4). And roughly 27,000 students in Dakota and Washington county schools are eligible for free and reduced lunches.

We’re asking you to bring in your donations (new items only) this weekend or next. An area of great need is waterproof mittens.

Hats and mittens. New and waterproof. Kids and teens. This weekend and next.

Simple yet essential

It’s also a great weekend to show up at one of our campuses if you ever struggle with dealing with difficult/irritating people (you know, people who say things and do things that enrage you!!). Bible-hero David almost got derailed trying to get even with a fool named Nabal. Thankfully, a woman named Abagail showed David a better way—a way to get ahead instead of getting even.

Don’t miss it…and bring a friend or foe with you.

Grateful for you and your partnership,

Pastor Phil

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