How We Gather Safely on Campus

September 30, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

We are excited for this fall season of gathering indoors and on the patio with our Crossroads family. The safest way to participate in a Crossroads worship experience is still to tune in to our LiveCast online. But if you’re up for the in-person experience, we are committed to doing so in the safest way possible. We want to be able to continue gathering into the winter and beyond; therefore, we want to do everything we can to keep NOCO open and healthy.

We will continue to monitor state and county health guidelines and we will make adjustments as necessary.

Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions that will help you plan your next Crossroads visit.

Are masks required?
The safest thing is to wear masks at all times while in the building. We will have masks available for those who need one.

What about music and singing?
At the launch, our indoor gatherings will feature pre-recorded music videos and live teaching. Our creative team will introduce more live music elements throughout the month of October and beyond. The safest thing is to not sing and to enjoy the music and let it speak to our spirits.

Do I need a reservation?
At this time, we are not asking for advance reservations to attend on-campus gatherings. We will welcome people in the facility half an hour prior to the beginning of each service in order to spread out our arrivals. We have an overflow plan in the event that we reach our facility capacity as directed by Larimer County. When we are nearing capacity on a regular basis, we will add services.

What do I need to know about the flow in and out of the building?
You may enter the building through either the east or west doors. In order to minimize traffic in and out of the atrium, we ask that immediately following the service, you exit the auditorium directly out the side doors. Please take all conversation out to the lawn or the patio. The east patio will be arranged for experiencing the LiveCast via video feed.

How will we observe social distancing?
The chairs and tables in the auditorium as well as the atrium and patio are set up in small groups with social distancing in mind. Please sit at a chair/table configuration that best fits your group. When greeting one another, make use of an elbow bump or a friendly wave. Remember, “Hope is six feet from here.”

What about safe restroom use?
We ask that everyone use the main floor restrooms located in the atrium, and to please follow the instructions of the volunteer who is monitoring restroom capacity. Restrooms in other parts of the building will be reserved for those in overflow spaces.

Will there be children’s programming or childcare?
The October gatherings will be family-friendly. Be on the lookout for the launch of Kids Small Groups in November and nursery and preschool programs as soon as we are able to open those spaces with trained staff and volunteers.

How can we access the support system for those with special needs?
The Special Needs Ministry team wants to help! Please call the church office and someone will call or text right away.