Ministry Update Hub
(Updated November 27, 2020)
Update about In-person Services
Larimer County has cleared us to operate within the Level-Red boundaries for faith communities, and we are continuing to offer a scaled-down, in-person experience for those to whom it is beneficial. For more about this option as well as the benefits of the online campus, please read the latest news article, and watch your inbox and social media for continuing updates.
Peace on Earth December Series Kickoff!
At the end of a tough year, this church family is offering ways to look for the light and bring PEACE into our lives during what is sure to be an unusual December. Pastor Ryan Howell kicks it off, revealing our dynamic ministry emphasis for 2021: Peace is Worth it! We’re also lighting the first candle of Advent together.
JingleFest on December 6
The Family Ministries Team is hosting a socially distanced drive-through light parade on Sunday, December 6 in the Taft Avenue parking lot from 5-6pm. Come for music, dancing, lights and the warm Christmas cheer. You can help by inviting people and volunteering.
Advent Season 2020
Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas that are traditionally set aside for preparation and anticipation of Christ’s birth. This year we will use Walter Brueggemann’s book Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent to embrace the slowing of the season and engage in Advent together.
The Giving Tree
We are supporting families in the Crossroads family and the greater northern Colorado community by providing Christmas gifts for children in need. The Giving Tree runs from November 29-December 20. Click ‘Learn More’ to nominate a child to receive gifts or to find out how to participate.
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
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!
GROUPS: New and Recurring
Groups create community for learning, growth and healing. New groups include: The Cancer Support Group, Lament and Hope for Racial Justice, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps and The Peacemakers Book Club. Browse the online catalog to register for a new or recurring group.
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 School and High School students meet every Thursday at 6:30pm in the Student Center. It is a great time with social distancing and masks. For more information 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 2020 a year of serving. For the latest update, click here.
Our brand new store has been updated with all new items! From shirts, totes, and even a trucker hat, you can now wear “Hope” everywhere you go. All items are ethically sourced, and proceeds from store items support COVID-19 relief. Check out the new stuff!
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.