Ministry Update Hub
(Updated April 15, 2021)
The Weekend Series: Mistaken Identity
Answers to the ‘who’ or ‘what’ of God are often grounded in our cultural expectations or religious upbringing, causing us to create a God that meets our expectations and assumptions. Unfortunately, these images of God can be very powerful, quite harmful and extremely painful to let go of because they find their grounding in biblical texts. This series will explore the common mistaken identities of God in our world today, where they came from and how to move beyond them.
Partners in Hope Block Party and BBQ
You’re invited to the very first Partners in Hope Block Party and BBQ! This fun and festive event will feature food, music, activities for kids, a silent auction and ethically sourced products from local businesses. You will learn about the Partners in Hope vision and have the opportunity to meet and learn more about our local and global partners. The Block Party is on May 1 from 4:30-6:30pm on the East Patio of the Crossroads Facility. Tickets are free, and a reservation is required.
Crossroads Kids Adventure Camp
Live fully alive at Crossroads Kids Adventure Camp! Crossroads Kids Adventure Camp is packed full with high-energy rallys, interactive art, exciting games, stories and making new friends. This camp is for children ages 4 years old-entering 5th grade and is August 2-6 from 9am-12pm. Register before April 30 for the early bird price.
Women’s Study Group
Women of all ages are invited to join a five-week study of the book When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story. This group meets at the Crossroads Facility on Thursdays at 9:00am. It isn’t too late to join!
Pray for Boulder
We ache and grieve and feel the full weight of emotions that come with yet another mass shooting in our country. Pastor Ryan shared a response, reflection and time of prayer, click here to watch. We have care ministers who are available to support you and your family, click here if you would like to connect with a care minister.
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 *Now open to all kids ages Birth-5th Grade*
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 evenings 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].
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.