Ministry Update Hub
(Updated February 25, 2021)
Again & Again Weekend Series
In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. And again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward. Join Crossroads for a 6-part series that will take us through the season of Lent and prepare our hearts for Easter with a rich blend of hopeful teaching, music and creative arts. Experience the weekend service at the Taft Facility or online, Thursdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 9 & 11am.
Journey of Lent 2021
This Lent, may we bring all of who we are to God—trusting that God will meet us, time and again, along the way. The Journey of Lent includes a devotional booklet with poetry, art and reflections. When you sign up for the Journey of Lent, you will receive one email per week with news, daily reading guides and encouragement.
The Journey of Lent experience and weekend services are filled with beautiful art and poetry from A Sanctified Art. Make sure you are subscribed to the Crossroads YouTube channel for all on demand content and special videos during the Again & Again weekend series.
Peace Is Worth It! 2021 Ministry Emphasis
We are 61% of the way to funding the annual goal for the 2021 ministry emphasis, Peace Is Worth It, and there is a lot of energy around peacemaking ventures. Our own Karen Bentrott started The Blanket Project and is mobilizing volunteers to make or donate blankets for people experiencing homelessness. And Gregg Piburn, personal coach with 30 years of experience, is offering a free group training and private session for those who are unemployed or underemployed.
How We Gather Safely on Campus
By now you’re a health and safety expert. Still, from time to time we wonder what to expect when we enter a place for the first time. It all boils down to face coverings, sanitizing our hands and maintaining a safe distance from others. Learn more about what you can expect when you attend the weekend experience in person in October.
Crossroads Kids Groups *Open to kids ages Birth-5th Grade beginning March 7*
CK Groups are the pod-based weekend children’s program. Beginning Sunday March 7, groups will be open to all kids ages Birth-5th grade. Groups meet on campus during Sunday services at 9 and 11am and are led by trained staff and volunteers. Some groups meet at home, where parents push “play” and are supported by cheerful volunteers who deliver supplies to your doorstep weekly.
Pre-registration is essential!
All kids are invited to tune in to the KidsCast for worship, a game and a Bible lesson each week. KidsCast will be broadcast on the Crossroads Kids online campus Sundays at 9am and available On Demand at Crosssroads Kids Online beginning at noon on Friday.
Middle and High School students are invited to join us on Thursday evening at 6:30pm in the Student Center for games, connection and fun. Student Gatherings are physically distanced with masks, and are a great way to connect with one another. We can’t wait to see you.
The Daily Drop of Hope
Ryan is giving us a Morning Drop of Hope via Facebook Live at 10am weekdays. Grab a cup of coffee and bring your questions, your community spirit and your prayer requests to the table.
In need of prayer or care? To share your prayer request with us, fill out the weekly connect card by clicking here. You can also indicate your interest in joining the prayer team on the same form. If you need spiritual companionship or help finding specialized care, please email [email protected].
Project HOPE (formerly Project One)
It’s time! We’re ready to safely move ahead to serve our community in the same spirit of compassion and hands-on love as we always have. Let’s make 2021 a year of serving. For the latest update, click here.
Orange Dots of Hope Facebook Group
Check out the “Orange Dots of Hope” facebook group on the Crossroads Facebook page. (You might have know this group as the “Crossroads Community” group.) This is the place we can come to share, care and pray for each other, support and meet the needs of one another, share in each other’s joys and sorrows, share important information and more. It’s a hub for us to be strengthened an encouraged as we seek to be Orange Dots of Hope to everyone we encounter. Invite your Crossroads fam to join so we can grow the Orange Dot community!
We won’t be able to care for our church family and extend that care into the community unless we give regularly and generously during this time. So, if you typically give during a gathering at the Taft Avenue facility, please lean into other ways of giving. You can give online on the website, via text (text “crossroads” to 77977) or by making use of the offering envelopes that can be dropped in any mailbox, postage prepaid. If your FRAMILY needs Giving Envelopes, email [email protected]. We will deliver. There is a stock of envelopes at the orange Giving Kiosk in the west Atrium entryway (open M-Th, 10am-3pm). For more detailed directions about how to give online, click here.