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Today on Thursdays at 2: The Crossing

October 20, 2016
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On Thursday, October 20, Thursdays at 2 will feature Leigh Foster, a member of The Crossing, discussing the Boston-based congregation.

The video is available here and is also available closed-captioned.

The Crossing started when a small group of young adults – some churchy folks, some not – got together to pray, share dreams and stories and ask some big questions. As Leigh discusses in the video: What would happen if we could step out of the Sunday morning box, bring along the most compelling parts of church and then claim the holy experiences so many of us have far from the walls of church? What if we got rooted in the good news Jesus walked around preaching and living – the good news of God’s peace, God’s desire for justice, God’s longing to gather all God’s children and name them as beloved – and then proclaimed that good news in words and sounds and images that truly touch our lives … and probably the lives of other people hovering far from the walls of church? We didn’t know where we’d land, but we ended up tapping into some deep passions and a common dream.

Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here 

Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:

  • United Thank Offering at St. Paul’s Senior Center
  • Amazing Grace
  • Creating Us
  • St. Thomas Choir School
  • Bridal designer Anne Barge
  • Musician Mike Notter
  • Reflections by Brother Geoffrey
  • Ferguson Pilgrimage
  • I am a missionary: The Rev. Jimmy Bartz
  • Potluck Dinners
  • Jericho Road
  • Jennifer Caldwell  and Episcopal Moments
  • Bluestone Farms and the Community of the Holy Spirit
  • The Abundant Table
  • Missional Voices
  • Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on World Refugee Day 2016
  • Church on the Square in Baltimore
  • Episcopal Church Advocacy
  • Missional Communities
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a food truck ministry in the Diocese of Rhode Island
  • Re-membering and Re- Imagining, a report from the House of Bishops.
  • Double Down on Love, an original song from the Thad’s Band in Santa Monica, CA, Diocese of Los Angeles
  • The Slate Project, an Episcopal, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregation that exists online and in person.
  • The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Reconciliation and Evangelism, providing an update on recent church planting meetings.
  • The Rev. Scott Claasan of St Michael’s University Church reflecting on how music and surfing led him back to church. 

For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.