Ministry Update Hub
(Updated January 14, 2020)
Peace Is Worth It! 2021 Ministry Emphasis
A New Year is the perfect time to open our eyes to what is possible. On Christmas Eve 2020, this faith community began the next ten-year journey, with PEACEMAKING as the core message of Crossroads. Together we are pledging our time, our talent and our treasure to the vision of peacemaking in the face of a pandemic. Thank you for believing in this vision, and for making your pledge.
Ryan Howell’s Thoughts Following the Capitol Riot
Watch this video from Pastor Ryan Howell about how we can be active peacemakers in this current political climate. Subscribe to the Crossroads YouTube channel to keep up with on demand video content like messages, music videos, pastoral videos and more.
January Series: Listen
In a world filled with opinions and commentary, listening has become a lost art form. Too often we find ourselves waiting to talk, longing to share our point of view, but never actually listening for understanding. Last week we launched a new 4-part series about discovering the wisdom of listening and the power of understanding.
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.
Winter 2021 Support Groups
We’re aware, and we are with you. Crossroads support groups bring together people facing similar life challenges. New sessions of Divorce Care, Grief Share and Cancer Support Groups are starting soon. These groups are led by skilled facilitators and caring people will walk with you through some of life’s most difficult experiences.
Crossroads Kids Groups
CK GROUPS are the new pod-based Elementary Kids Program. 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.
Join us this Thursday, January 14 at 6:30pm in the Student Center for our first gathering of 2021! Student Gatherings are physically distanced with masks, and are a great way to connect with one another. We can’t wait to see you. For more information about students, email [email protected]
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.