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“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice”, Philippians 4:4.  

If you’re a newspaper reader as I am, mornings can sometimes be a challenge for my equilibrium. Bad news makes the front page and does its best to assault my conviction that God is sovereign in this world. There is great value being rooted in the scriptures, and in understanding the times. 1 Peter reiterates for us the truth that our joy and hope is rooted in what we know to be true of God and his working in the world – from day one to the day when all things are made new in Christ. In that light I can rejoice.

We’ve had much to rejoice during the past month:

  • A salon and subsequent weekend retreat focused on what it means to be generous.
  • A forum on the book/play Babette’s Feast with Mako Fujimura (artist) and Abbie Killeen (producer) interviewed by Cherie Harder (Trinity Forum).
  • Multiple meetings, dinners, events with graduating seniors from our university ministries – especially meeting those who will be moving to New York and Washington DC.
  • Building a volunteer team in Washington DC to begin our second city ministry – starting with welcoming those 2018 graduates who will move to DC for work or graduate studies.
  • Celebrating Easter and Ascension and Pentecost – church festivals that are rich in the grace and gifts that God has given to us in abundance.

Our upcoming events include a salon on The Cradle of Early Christianity: Ancient Mediterranean Culture and Religious Art at the Met led by Dr. Stamenka Antonova. Art is a rich source for understanding faith today as we look through the lens (and artifacts) of early Jewish and Christian believers.

CU Cities Conference
Our annual CU Cities conference will be held June 22 & 23 in New York. We talk much about engaging culture in redemptive ways – and this conference will look at the specifics of what that means in our work and lives in the city. Join us to dig into the Word and for the panels/seminars on topics as diverse as the tipping point for change, and spiritual transformation. The conference will conclude with a dinner and book launch of Dr. Kenneth Barnes’ Redeeming Capitalism.

Warmest Regards,

Scott Crosby
Ministry Director
Christian Union New York

For more information on New York City Christian Union Bible Courses and activities, or resources available to you please contact Scott Crosby.

Please note: if you would like to receive regular updates, via email, on how to pray for City Christian Union, please email prayer@christianunion.org.