Monday News

baby-feet-and-hands-ribbons-1Expectant Mothers at Crossway

  • Hannah Davis — April
  • Nicole Rose — July
  • Carissa Heitland — July
  • Bry Francois — August
  • Jenn Branham — September

Couples Seeking Adoption 

  •  Stephen and Ann Smith         

If you are pursuing adoption and would like to be put on this prayer list, please call the church office.

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Meet Nate & Laura Kaiser


For longtime members of Crossway, Laura is a familiar face. She is the daughter of our beloved Clyde and Cheryl Erb and grew up at Crossway. Nate was born in Columbus, OH, then raised in Baltimore, MD. In 2010 he moved to Lancaster for a change of scenery which turned out to be Laura. They were married in the fall of 2011. Nate manages the wholesale program for a local coffee roasting company in Lancaster, and Laura was a Certified Nursing Assistant but now cares for their 16 month old daughter, Vera.

Nate and Laura shared a nice sentiment towards Crossway, but they didn’t want that to be the primary reason for becoming members. What followed was a 3 year journey of visiting other churches, learning the value of joining a local church, and considering whether or not they wanted to stay in the Lancaster area. They feel blessed to be here and furthermore trust that God has led them to join Crossway.

A few of Laura’s hobbies include crocheting, candle making, running, and growing flowers. Nate likes baking sourdough bread, brewing beer, and fermenting all sorts of vegetables. Together they enjoy playing games and fighting over Netflix. They live on a farm on Donerville Road near The Country Barn.

Nate and Laura are part of the Lancaster City NW Caregroup lead presently by Doug and Brenda Plank.

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Meet New Members CJ & Rachel Shaw


Not only are CJ and Rachel new members, they are newlyweds! After meeting in college and dating for 2 years, they got married a few weeks ago on December 19th, 2015. They are both 3rd year students at Millersville University. CJ’s family is originally from Youngsville, NC—they moved to Harrisburg to be part of a church plant after his senior year of high school. Rachel was born and raised in Annville and graduated from Annville-Cleona High School. They discovered Crossway through the website.

CJ played football for MU until a back injury forced him to switch his focus. He is now majoring in construction management. He is also training for a Strong Man competition this March. Rachel is studying early childhood and special education. She also enjoys drawing and anything having to do with children. Together, CJ and Rachel enjoy watching movies, hanging out with their families, and traveling.

They have recently joined the Willow Street Caregroup lead by Carl and Linda Driedger.

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Meet Not-So-New Members: Josh & Molly Zulick


Josh and Molly are familiar faces among the Crossway Family, but they have been gone for awhile.  They returned just this past September from spending 2 years in Maryland.  You can read about their journey here.  For those not yet acquainted with the Zulicks, here is an introduction.

Josh was born and raised in the Reading, PA area, while Molly hails from Arizona and Colorado.  Their paths crossed at the Eden Fire Company where they both were volunteer firefighter/EMT’s in the early 2000’s.  After dating for 4 1/2 years they married in 2007 and had their first child, Simon in 2012.  They initially began coming to Crossway in 2009.

Josh is a leutenant, currently acting as a captain for the Howard County, MD Fire and Rescue Service, so he spends a good amount of time on the road in between his 24 hour shifts.  He also has a safety and rescue training and consulting company called Independent Safety.  Molly is a Registered Nurse with camp, surgical recovery, and pediatric experience.  She is currently at home full-time with Simon but still gets to practice her skills by volunteering.

In their spare time the Zulicks enjoy hiking, mini-homesteading, and cross-country traveling.  They live just north of Rt. 741/Rt. 999 in Millersville.


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3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy


An important documentary film on the issue of abortion came out several years ago. Some of us here at Crossway have seen it and can commend it. The documentary profiles an abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, and the Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society disaster and subsequent cover-up by state and local oversight agencies.

Our friends at Harvest Bible Chapel have kindly extended an invitation to us to a screening of this important film. Please consider attending if you have not had a chance to see this.

An opportunity to make a donation to A Woman’s Concern will be presented
at the time of ticket reservation and also during the event.

Thursday, January 21 • 6:00 & 8:00 PM


Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster
609 Prospect Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Through exclusive interviews with detectives, crime scene investigators, journalists, victims, and Dr. Gosnell himself, 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy tells a story of violence, greed, and a coverup that shook the nation.

We share this story on the eve of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and to offer an opportunity to support A Woman’s Concern, a life affirming women’s health center in Lancaster city.

This film is not recommend for children under the age of 16.


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Monday News



Baptism — The Crossway family celebrated as David Pritchard publicly professed faith in Jesus Christ by entering into the waters of baptism.

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Meet New Members Alex & Kelly Hershey


Alex and Kelly grew up together, attended the same church and school in the Lampeter-Strasburg area, and were high school sweethearts.  Just a few weeks ago, on December 22nd, they celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary.  This new year will bring a significant change to their lives.  Kelly is due with their first child, a girl, at the end of March.

Alex works in body shop and collision repair and likes to fish and ride his motorcycle.  Kelly is a multi-systemic therapist with Pennsylvania Counseling Services.  A lot of her work hours are evenings spent working with troubled teens and their families to keep them from needing to enter juvenile facilities.  In her spare time she sometimes dabbles with photography.

The couple lives on Liberty Street close to the Lancaster Train Station and enjoy taking walks, grabbing a bite at Rachel’s, and many other aspects of city life.  They discovered Crossway through the recommendation of friends.


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