COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
Hi Crossroads Family,
Do you need HELP TODAY?
Here at Crossroads we want to make sure everyone stays connected to someone, that no one is left behind and no one goes without.
If you need someone to go to the store or the pharmacy; if you need someone to pick up your mail or pick up a meal, we're here for you.
Let us know your need and we will work out a solution with you.
We are here for you, because we love you.
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CLICK HERE for info on ways to reachOUT to your community and an update from Crossroads Community Partners
Hi Crossroads Family,
Here are some important LINKS
If you have friends you would like to invite to Online Church this Sunday please
direct them to the HUB
Every week joining the service requires only one click on the Livestream card.
This week the 'lobby' opens at 9:45am, grab your coffee and join us for some conversation in the comments section prior to church starting at 10am.
Please join us on our channel for a time together tomorrow
If you would like to subscribe to our YouTube channel you can rewatch or
catch up on past services.
If you are not currently in a group or looking for an additional digital connection point during the week, we will be offering a time of prayer and connection Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Sign-up for these HERE
(i.e. visit the Hub crossroadsct.info)
Next online devotional starts this coming Monday, March 23rd.
Click the link above for more information and to sign-up.
This is a great way to connect with scripture and the community.
ONLINE GIVING: https://crossroadsct.info/giving
Hey Crossroads family,
It was great to worship with so many of you through the wonders of technology yesterday.
As the day progressed, it became clear that things are going to get worse before they get better. That is not pessimism; that is reality. At the same time, I wanted to tell you that even as news was unfolding, I truly felt God’s peace that passes understanding. That peace is in part supernatural, but it is also the result of doing things that keep us behind the cover of God as our refuge and our fortress.
I wanted to let you know of a few things Crossroads will be doing that will help us stay in that cover as a community. While social distancing is appropriate, we still want and need to stay connected and close in as many other ways as possible.
- I am asking all of our community group leaders to not hold their physical meetings but instead offer a digital option via Skype, Facetime, Facebook, etc. If you are currently in a group, your leader will be reaching out directly with details.
- If you are not currently in a group or looking for an additional digital connection point during the week, we will be offering a time of prayer and connection Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Sign ups for these will be available on the Hub shortly.
- Rachel Seferian, our Children’s Ministry Director, will also be offering an online gathering option for kids during the week. The details on that will be coming directly from Rachel to parents.
- We were scheduled to participate in another online devotional after Easter. We will be bumping that up and will begin some time later in the week.
I also want to pass along some practical thoughts, none of which are earth-shattering, but hopefully helpful nonetheless as we all navigate these uncharted waters.
- Get some sleep. Your body and brain need rest.
- Pray and meditate. Make time every day to reflect, pray, and meditate on scripture and surrender the problems you have to God. You will have extra time on your hands try to do this multiple times a day.
- Get some exercise. Even a 20 minute run or a brisk walk will help.
- Eat better. Yep, this is sounding a lot like what you already know. But just do it.
- Call a friend you can talk to. In a crisis, you need people who don’t need anything from you. Call a friend.
Please be on the lookout for communication from Crossroads via email, text and social media regarding our plans as they will be fluid and adjusting to the changing situation.
Love you guys. May God’s peace and my prayers be with you.
Dear Crossroads Family,
The rising concern over the Corona pandemic, school closings, event cancellations, and the stock market losses could easily lead one to believe the “sky is falling.” As followers of Jesus we can be confident that God is STILL in control. The current circumstances do not change that fact.
God’s sovereignty does not allow us to throw caution to the wind, give up hand-washing and start licking door-knobs. It means we take practical steps to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy while at the same time we bring the hope and peace of Jesus to the world around us that so desperately needs it.
We do this by keeping our eyes fixed on Him, confident in His provision and protection. Further, almost all of us are going to have unplanned free time over the coming weeks. Use this time to try to rest in and with God. We are all being forced to slow down. We can get upset and complain about it or we can use even these very difficult circumstances for God’s glory and our good.
Below is our plan to maintain the safety of our community while continuing to move the work of God at Crossroads forward.
Trumbull schools have been closed effective Friday, March 13th. This impacts us as a church community as we do not have access to our space at Frenchtown Elementary School and it is inadvisable, at this time, for us to meet as a large group. We do not have a timeline for the closure, but we will be following town-wide recommendations as they are made.
What you need to know today -
1. As of this Sunday, March 15th we will be holding online Sunday services. An access link will be sent through communication channels outlined below.
2. For questions about small groups and youth meetings, please check with your group leader for updated info.
**ROOTED will meet this Saturday for a walk instead of breakfast. Meet at the Rail Trail, Trumbull @ 9:00am.
**CLUB will not meet at Grace Sunday night. Dinner will be offered at a home. Details will be e-mailed when confirmed.
3. Our secure online giving platform is available during this time: https://crossroadsct.info/giving.
We are committed to keeping the Crossroads community informed and connected during this time. Please work through the following steps to ensure you will receive updates:
1. Make sure the e-bulletin address vis Mailchimp is on your ‘safe address’ list (i.e. not going to spam/junk folders).
2. Sign up for our ‘Members in the Loop’ text messages - Text the word LOOP to (203) 779 7097 and sign up. We plan to send a test message tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.
4. Follow us on social media:
Facebook: The Crossroads Community
5. Update your contact info in our Crossroads Online Directory (If you signed up, you should have received an email with log-in directions). If you have not signed up to be in our directory, please do so HERE.
If you need anything during this time, please reach out via email [email protected] or leave a voicemail at (203) 261 3999 and the Crossroads leadership will get back to you.
Pastor Tom, Crossroads Elders and Lead Team