NWC parent church and plant experience Easter blessings

Between its two campuses in Eagan and Woodbury, Crossroads Church had 4,350 people attend 10 Easter weekend services. The theme for the weekend was “Awakening: Everything Jesus touches comes alive.”

According to church staff, 240 people made first-time commitments to Christ throughout the weekend.

“We fasted as a church family for one day a week for 40 days prior to Easter, asking God to pour His Spirit upon us,” said Phil Print, senior pastor. “He did.”

The Gallery

The Gallery Covenant Church in St. Paul, a plant of Crossroads, used Easter weekend to kick off its own unique outreach effort. The church passed out more than 80 plastic eggs stuffed with $20 bills.

Attendees were challenged to bring books to church on Sunday mornings through May 8 to benefit the Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary School. Participants could use the $20 to purchase new and used books and were challenged to match the church’s donation.

To date, The Gallery has collected 2,500 books for the neighboring school.

On June 19, The Gallery will host an Absolutely Free Garage Sale at the playground of the school. The church is gathering donations to be given away during the event.