Ministry Update Hub
(Updated July 8, 2020)
New Service Experiences and Times
We are launching an outdoor service option beginning Sunday, July 19. Plus, the Thursday/Sunday LiveCast and the KidsCast will continue to livestream and be on demand. Check out this letter from the Staff for some more detail. Tune in to the FramilyCast this Thursday or Sunday; and watch your inbox and the Ministry Hub for the latest news about the new outdoor service option and other service time changes.
All kids are invited to tune in to KidsCast for worship, a game and a Bible lesson each week. KidsCast will be broadcast on the Crossroads Kids online campus Sundays at 1115am and available On Demand at Crossroads Kids Online.
We want to help you gather safely with friends & family (framily) to do fun activities and events this summer. With SUMMER VENTURES, we provide you with all the resources, tools and advice to plan this fun activities and events for your framily!
Church Life Update
As society begins the process of reopening, many of us have questions in anticipation for what this means for Crossroads programs and gatherings. On the last Thursday of each month, from 8-9pm, we will go live on our social media channels to share updates on program activities, current finances and any developing plans for the future of our in-person programs. We will also take time to answer any questions you may have.
Next Update: July 30, 8-9pm – Watch: Facebook Live / Online Campus / YouTube
Market Days! – Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Low-Income Seniors
We are so excited to be partnering with the Larimer County Extension and the Larimer County Office on Aging for Market Days! Check out this flyer. This program is for people in our community who are ages 60+ and in need of some fresh fruits and veggies. Call Carolina at 970-498-7767 to reserve your produce and for more information! Produce pick up will be located at the Crossroads Church parking lot on the dates and times listed below. Reservation required.
July 25th 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Summer Splash 2020: A Summer Like No Other!
This summer is going to be different, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Join us for Summer Splash 2020: A Summer Like No Other! Families are encouraged to read the calendar to find out what exciting themes and activities we have for them each week.
JULY 14 / 10:30am / SUPERHERO WORKOUT WITH STEVE BOSTON
Drive-In Movie Night, Friday, July 24 @ 8pm
Join us for a fun Drive-In Movie Night for the whole family in the Taft Avenue parking lot, right from our cars! We will be watching the film “Moana.” Corndoggies and The Waffle Lab food trucks will be there, bring your own tailgate setup and have a great time movie watching with us!
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!
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 the summer of 2020 a summer of serving. Here are two exciting developments regarding Project HOPE (formerly Project One). For the latest update, click here.
The Guide (Kinda like a TV Guide)
We’re online everyday– broadcasting about hopeful and meaningful topics. From the twice-weekly FramilyCast to KIDS programs, the Daily Drop of Hope to original music videos… there is something for everyone. Most livecasts are also available on demand. Click here for the ever-evolving lineup of streaming content for all ages.
Local Peacemaking Initiatives
This unprecedented time has created unique challenges for our community. Crossroads is committed to doing our part to meet needs and make a difference. To learn how you can pick up an item “while you’re out” this week to help under-resourced individuals, click here. If you or someone you know is 70 or older, or has health conditions that put them in the higher-risk bracket, and could use help with errands, grocery shopping and other tasks please let us know so we can assist you. To submit a need, click here. If you would like to volunteer for the assistance team, click here.
New Groups! Connecting, Study, Support & Peacemaking
We are launching a number of new Groups. There are study groups, connect groups, support groups and groups who work together on peacemaking projects. While we might not be PHYSICALLY together during this time, we can still gather virtually to care for, encourage, laugh, cry and grow together.
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!
Celebrating Ministry Activities
Every now and again, our church staff will engage in a practice we call “Share Good News.” We simply go around the circle and each person will share something good that’s happening in his/her life. Life right now looks a little weird, and maybe feels a little heavy, so let’s share some good news, shall we? For the latest celebrations, click here.
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. Katie shares the Evening Drop of Hope via email, Facebook and Instagram at 6pm. Every Drop of Hope will be relatable and shareable for our church and the 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.
Our Commitment to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The health and safety of all people is of the highest importance to us. Based on the recommendations of the CDC, Larimer County and the healthcare community, we have shifted all Crossroads meetings and gatherings to virtual meetings, asked most of our staff to work from home. Our Taft Avenue facility is now operating under special access guidelines. Two staff will be onsite during business hours when the west entrance is open (M-Th, 10am-3pm). If you need further access, call 970.203.9201. For more information, click here.
Care & Support
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 Pastor Perry Creede at [email protected].