Greetings from snowy, blustery Salem!
It's been a whirlwind of activity since the holidays have ended, and we are so thankful for your continued prayers. We began with our first Community Group last week, which was a wonderful time to be together and talk through our goals and our dreams for the next five weeks, as we begin "The Jesus Journey,"
an exciting course led by Trent Shepherd. We were to have the first session last night, but due to bad weather, we had to cancel. We're looking forward to next week when our group will welcome a few new friends from both First Baptist Church as well as from The MeetingHouse Church (another local church with whom we are beginning to partner) who are planning to join us! Please also pray for those who are traveling on a spiritual journey but don't yet know Jesus who will be joining us as well.
We are also thrilled to tell you about another partnership we have: once a month, we'll be joining members of First Baptist Church on a Friday night for "Community Dinner." This is a time for neighbors to gather for a free homemade dinner, enjoy conversation and play games together. Pastor Renee at FBC has received a grant for this project which pays for the meals, and we are committed to partnering with them in this endeavor. Our first one is this Friday, so please pray for us as we get the word out in the neighborhood and invite local folks. It's a perfect place to invite those who might not otherwise set foot in a church and we can't wait to see what kinds of relationships are built as we have these regular monthly times together.
May Christ's light shine in and through you -
Crossroads Church Anglican is a new church in Salem, MA. We are asking God to raise up 1,000+ people to pray for us on a regular basis. If you have joined this team - THANK YOU! You are an answer to our prayer, and such an encouragement to us. We currently have about 180 people on our team and can't wait to see who else God brings alongside us in this journey.
We'll send you regular updates about our church, ways that you can thank God with us as well as prayer requests. We're also committed to praying for you, so please don't hesitate to contact us with anything that you'd like prayer for. You can read previous email updates that you have missed here. You can also support us with a financial gift, by sending a check made to Crossroads Church, PO Box 302, Salem, MA 01970.
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