Curious About Christ: A 7 Week Exploration of the Person and Work of Christ
Curious about Christ is a 7-week meetup that explores the person and work of Jesus Christ. We meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 PM at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville, starting Sunday 9/16 and going through Sunday October 28th.
Are you curious about Jesus Christ? Have you wondered why some people make so much of him? Have you ever really considered who he is or what he did?
If you are not a Christian, but are curious about Jesus Christ or the Christian Faith, please join us. Our meetup group is a study that comes together to consider the person, works, and claims of Christ as revealed in the Bible over 7 weeks.
This is a great group for those who want to explore how Christ answers life’s deepest and most important questions. It is a group that seeks to show how knowing Christ can bring beauty and goodness into our lives, especially the beauty and goodness experienced in a restored relationship with God.
This 7 week study is led and facilitated by pastor Tom.
TOPICS and SCHEDULE:
1. What did Christ say about Himself? 9/16
2. How does Christ bring us back to God? 9/23
3. How does Christ give meaning to our lives? 9/30
4. What does Christ teach us about SPIRITUALITY? 10/7
5. How does Christ inform us regarding the AFTERLIFE? 10/14
6. How does Christ help us think through SUFFERING? 10/21
7. How does Christ shape how we think about other religions or faiths? 10/28 \
We have a meetup group page for this study: https://www.meetup.com/curious-about-christ-naperville-il/ Please join the group and RSVP to events if interested. (if you have technical difficulties doing this, please email at email@example.com)
BOOTH at the Last Fling Festival
Join us at the Last Fling Festival in downtown Naperville. We'll be at one of the booths sharing about Cross of Christ Fellowship, engaging in conversations with locals using our big question board, and giving away copies of the Gospel of John
EVANGELISM TRAINING: USING QUESTIONS TO ENGAGE UNBELIEVERS WITH THE GOSPEL
On Tuesday August 28 at 7 PM, we hosted an evangelism training seminar for our members. This will be a training on how to use questions to engage unbelievers with the gospel.
The training will give a practical approach of how using questions might be another tool we can use in our desire to engage non-Christians with the gospel. This training will also equip the congregation as it prepares to participate at the Last Fling Festival in downtown Naperville, where a question board will be used to start spiritual conversations with those present.
Hymns at the Riverwalk! (Monday July 23 at 7 PM)
We are meeting at the Free Speech Pavilion (covered area on the Naperville Riverwalk by the Dandelion Fountain) on Monday July 23 at 7 PM for a Hymn Sing.
The Free Speech Pavilion is located on Jackson ave and Webster (across the street from the library).
We'll be singing hymns together (old and contemporary).
Everyone is welcome as we gather together for a time of worship through song.
If you are looking for a church home here in Naperville or are exploring the Christian Faith, please join us.
KNOWING GOD: A 3 Week Intro to the Christian Faith
KNOWING GOD is a 3 Week meetup for those who are not Christians, but are interested in learning more about the Christian Faith over a study, discussion, and coffee/tea. (Coffee is provided!)
The group will be meeting from 9:30-11 on 3 Saturday mornings (3/10, 3/24, 3/31) in March at the Barnes & Noble Café in downtown Naperville (47 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540). Each session will be led and facilitated by Tom Schmidt (pastor of Cross of Christ Fellowship), who will lead the group through a study and discussion time. The hope is to allow plenty of time for discussion, where participants can ask questions.
Week 1—Saturday March 10th “Knowing the God Who Is There”
Week 2—Saturday March 24th “What Hinders Us from Knowing God”
Week 3—Saturday March 31st “How Jesus Brings us into Knowledge of God”
If you are interested in joining us, please contact us through our website or our "Ask A Pastor" meetup page. We are limiting the size of the group to keep it smaller, so if you plan on joining us please reach out to us to reserve your spot.
If you have any questions about the meetup, you can also email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
COOKIES & CAROLS! Sat Dec 16th at 7PM
This event is free and open to the public.
BOOK DONATIONS TO HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE:
We are request, that if possible, those attending bring a book (new or gently used) for a book drive we are doing for Family Shelter Service (a non-profit organization that supports victims of domestic abuse in Dupage County). All of the books will be donated to their resale store Second Chance Resale in Naperville--with proceeds going to support the victims. The preferred books are children's.
CHURCH AT THE RIVERWALK
Join us on Sunday Sept 17th at 10 am for 'Church at the Rivewalk!' We'll be meeting at the Naperville Grand Pavilion (on the west side of the Riverwalk) in downtown Naperville.
The Grand Pavilion is located on 912, Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540. (see map below)
After our worship service, we'll have lunch together (Cross of Christ Fellowship is providing burgers and hot dogs!). Everyone is welcome as we worship together at the Riverwalk.
Naperville Mission Week: A Week of Mission-Minded Activities for the love of Naperville and for the glory of God who loves us.
Naperville Mission Week 2017
Proclaiming and Treasuring Christ Together in Naperville
Tuesday 8/29 at 7 PM: Evangelism Training (PM for address)
Wednesday 8/30: A Day of Fasting and Evening of Prayer Together. 7 PM Prayer Meeting (PM for address).
Friday PM-Monday PM: Four Days of sharing the gospel with residents of Naperville who visit our booth at the Last Fling Festival. We will be giving copies of Gospel of John and using a board to engage passerbys in discussion.
Here's a video from our outreach in 2015 at the Last Fling Festival:
Summer Celebration at the Naperville Riverwalk: Food, Fun, Music, & Hymns!
Join us from 5-8 at the Naperville River Walk GRAND PAVILION (912, Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540) on Wednesday 6/14 for our SUMMER CELEBRATION!
There will be FREE FOOD, Games for the kids, Face Painting, Give aways, Live Music from a visiting choir, and Hymns.
5:00-6:30 Dinner is served (burgers and hot dogs).
6:30 Live Music from our visiting choir
7:00 Hymn Sing
Everyone is welcome at this free kid-friendly event.
Join us for our Easter worship service and stick around for a potluck lunch on Sunday April 16th at 9:30 at the DuPage Children's Museum.
This Easter is also our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of hosting public worship services! Everyone is welcome to join us.
Parent/Child Dedication Service and Potluck Lunch
Join us at our regular worship service time (9:30) and location (DuPage Children's Museum in downtown Naperville) for our first ever Parent/Child Dedication Service! Pastor Pat Aldridge from Redeemer Fellowship will with us to preach as 5 of our couples present their children to be dedicated.
After the service is over, we'll be having a potluck lunch together.
Please join us for our service and lunch.
Join us for Cookies & Carols on Saturday December 17th at 6:30 at the DuPage Children’s Museum (downstairs) in downtown Naperville. This family-friendly Carol Service is free and open to the public.
For our Carol Service we’ll being singing Christmas hymns and carols together, hearing Scripture passages, and considering the meaning of Christmas. After the service, we’ll be having cookies together—baked by members of our church.
Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event, even if you have little or no knowledge of the Christmas story or Christianity.
This event will take place at the DuPage Children’s Museum in downtown Naperville (301 N Washington St.) and is hosted by Cross of Christ Fellowship (a church in downtown plant that meets on Sunday mornings at the DuPage Children’s Museum).
Please join us and bring your family and friends!
Our Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/191974244584710
OPEN TOPIC DISCUSSION (11/16): YOU bring the Topics
You bring the questions and topics and we'll discuss them together.
Join us for ASK A PASTOR open topic discussion on Wednesday 11/16 at 7PM in the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville.
Everyone from religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome.
Pastor Tom--pastor at Cross of Christ Fellowship church in Naperville--will lead and host the group.
Join us for an afternoon at the DuPage Children's Museum! After our regular worship service, we'll have a potluck lunch together and then will attend the musuem together. The event is free and entrance to the museum is free for those who attend our service and potluck lunch.
GOD & Suffering Discussion (10/19)
There is so much suffering and pain in our world. This leads many to conclude that a good God cannot exist--or else He would not allow so much pain and suffering. How are we to think about suffering? What does the Bible teach about God and the fact that we suffering?
Join us for ASK A PASTOR discussion on Wednesday 10/19 at 7 PM in the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville as we discuss this together.
Everyone from religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome.
Pastor Tom--pastor at Cross of Christ Fellowship church in downtown Naperville--will give a brief presentation and then lead an open discussion.
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CHURCH MEET & GREET
Come by and visit our table at North Central College's CHURCH MEET & GREET and WORSHIP NIGHT on Sunday 9/25 from 6-8PM in Meiley-Swallow Hall (31 S Ellsworth St).
We'll be hosting a table and will be giving away books, Bibles, information about church, and other fun stuff!
JESUS--What Difference Does He Make Today? Discussion
Jesus of Nazareth. A man who lived 2,000 years ago. What difference does he make today? Why does he matter today? Join us for ASK A PASTOR on Wednesday 9/21 at 7PM at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville.
Everyone from religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome.
Pastor Tom--pastor at Cross of Christ Fellowship church in Naperville--will give a brief presentation and host an open group discussion.
Last Fling Booth
Come out and see us as we host a booth in downtown Naperville at the the Last Fling Festival over Labor Day Weekend (9/2-9/5).
We'll be giving away book and Bibles and talking with people about Jesus.
Here' s a video recapping our time last year:
"HOPE IN A HOPELESS TIME DISCUSSION"--Ask A Pastor Meetup
What does the Christian Faith teach about hope? How can we have hope in a world where are our hopes are often dashed? Where is our hope found? Join us on Wednesday 8/17 at 7PM at the Barnes and Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville as we discuss what the Christian Faith teaches about hope.
Everyone from religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome to join us. Pastor Tom will teach and then lead a discussion.
Pastor Tom will give a presentation on the topic and then lead an open discussion.
Join us on Wednesday May 18th at from 7-8:30 PM at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville for ASK A PASTOR meetup.
This month we are having an open topic discussion--you bring the questions and topics and we discuss them together.
Everyone from all religious and non-religious backgrounds is welcome. To learn more, go here.
Join us for 'Ask A Pastor' Meetup as we discuss "What Makes Life Worth Living? Why Do We Exist?"
We'll be meeting at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville on Wednesday April 13th from 7-8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome from all religious and non-religious perspectives. Tom will be giving a short teaching and leading the group in a discussion.
To RSVP on meetup, go here.
Cross of Christ Fellowship will begin hosting public worship services in downtown Naperville on Easter Sunday 3/27 at 9:30 in the DuPage Children's Museum (301 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540).
Please join us as we celebrate Easter together and begin meeting weekly in downtown Naperville for corporate worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30!
CHURCH PLANT LUNCH CELEBRATION
Join us for a potluck lunch on Sunday 1/24 at 12:30 at Redeemer Fellowship (1125 Oak St. St. Charles) in the fellowship hall downstairs following the 11:00 service.
We'll be giving an update on Cross of Christ Fellowship--including our plans to launch public worship services in Naperville on Easter Sunday--and sharing about how you can be part of what we're doing. We'd love to see as many of you there as possible, as we only have a couple more months at Redeemer (our last Sunday at Redeemer will be 3/13 before our 3/27 Easter Launch)
Everyone is welcome!
Please sign up in the foyer of Redeemer to let us know what you can bring (or comment on our facebook event page here).
Ask A Pastor Meetup
Join Pastor Tom on Wednesday January 20th at 7 PM as he leads a meetup discussion group (ASK A PASTOR) at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville.
The topic this month: "Is Christianity Intolerant?"
Tom will first give a teaching on the topic and then the group in a discussion. Everyone from all backgrounds and religious points of view are welcome. We'll be meeting at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in downtown Naperville.