We want to Welcome you Home! Fourteen Sundays have passed since we last worshipped together onsite.
In preparation for our time together the Church Board has carefully and prayerfully discussed and unanimously approved the Reopening Strategy and Safety Procedures that follow. Our intent is to provide reasonable guidelines that will allow attenders to experience a safe setting as we worship the Lord together.
In reopening for worship, the presence of Covid-19 in Carson Valley and the Quad county corridor will be closely monitored. The recommendations of State and Local Health officials will be checked and, where possible, applied to our gathering. In the event of a 2nd wave of infections we will notify our attenders about any revisions to our onsite worship service(s) and small group(s) schedule.
Here’s our current plan:
Experience Sunday Worship Service Wherever You Are
We continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:15 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you then, but if you are not comfortable or are unable to return in-person we invite you to continue to worship and learn with us online. Our online church will continue.
In Person Worship Services Have Resumed
In order to provide for the size of our congregation and the intensity of sanitary measures there will be two worship services available at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Both services will follow the contemporary format. Per Gov. Sisolak’s orders, masks are required for both services.
At this time, we will not be offering coffee or refreshments except for sealed water bottles. If coffee is a necessary commodity for church attendance please bring your own in a container with a lid. There will be no nursery or children’s church at this time. There will also be no onsite Sunday school at this time.
In order to avoid exceeding the current attendance limits for public gatherings, you will need to reserve your seat. For those who do not have computer access, please call the church office (775-782-4498) or Patty Powers to reserve a seat(s). For those who show up without a reservation, if the service is full (capacity limit is reached), we regret that there will be no seating available.
To accommodate our sanitization and reservation needs, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early. When you do arrive, please connect with a greeter on our front lawn. Our greeters and ushers will prepare seating and escort you to your reserved seat. Once in the sanctuary, please remain comfortably in your assigned seating while other members of our congregation are seated. We ask that you maintain social distancing, and use the available hand sanitizer. Please do not self-arrange any chairs or tables.
Online Worship Services Will Continue
We encourage you to join us for online teaching at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays, or 10:15 a.m. on Sundays, through our Facebook page. Join us as a family to experience the power of worship, and receive an encouraging word from our pastors. If you can’t join us live, you can always watch a replay through Facebook or YouTube.
We will also continue posting the sermon on our website here.
Never Stop Being Discipled by Jesus
Discipling Our Youth is Still a High Priority
At Crossroads, we have always encouraged parents to disciple their children and youth; we have been honored to partner with you so that the next generation can receive the life transforming hope of salvation in Christ.
During this crisis, we will continue to do this by:
- Sunday School for 4th-6th grade will be hosted on Zoom by Melissa Smit every Sunday at 9:15 am (Note- No Zoom Class June 28-July19)
- Sunday School for Youth 7th-12th grade will be hosted on Zoom by Steve Smit every Sunday at 9:15 am (Note- No Zoom Class June 28-July 19)
- Youth Group for 7th-12th grade will be hosted on Zoom every Sunday at 5:30 pm
To get the Zoom access code, to contact the Smits, or get help with Zoom please complete the form below.
Helping Parents Disciple Their Children is Still a Priority
We know that it can be challenging to provide Christ-centered learning to your pre-k through 5th grade children. We also miss our kids in children's church! We have a complete offering of Zoom classes and online Sunday School. For more information, check out our Children's Ministry page here.
Sunday school doesn't have to be at 9 a.m. on Sunday with your little ones. Anytime throughout the week you can be intentional about teaching them about Jesus and the love of God.
To get help with guiding your children through this extraordinary time, to contact Patty about children’s ministry, or to get help with the Life.Church materials, please complete the form below .
Adult Groups are Ongoing!
We understand the value of ongoing relationship! Which is why our small groups and Recovery in Christ groups will continue to meet by Zoom or some other video conferencing technology. Contact your group leader for more info!
We want to pray for one another as much as possible all throughout the week. When we gather in different ways during these changing times (ZOOM, Facebook, conference calls etc.), we encourage you to stop and pray together.
We currently have a first Sunday of the month Zoom conference call for group prayer night. We are looking to add more prayer groups. More information to follow.
At any time if you want to share a prayer need please click here. These prayers will stay confidential with our pastors and staff unless you give us permission to share your request with our church family.
Be Sure to Keep Feeding HIS Sheep
In this time of social distancing, it’s very easy to become isolated, anxious, or overwhelmed. We want to help you avoid this, and so we plan to:
- Every Tuesday, via Facebook, we will post a video of the Good News happening in our body despite this crisis!
- Every Thursday, via Facebook, we will post an encouraging devotional
In the midst of this crisis, we challenge you to take some steps to ensure you are listening to Jesus and helping to care for His sheep:
- Be sure to be in regular Bible study and prayer on your own. If you aren’t fed, how can you help feed others?
- Take quiet/alone time if you need it! If your kids are home, it’s okay. They’ll survive if you self-care for 15 minutes.
- Reach out to a friend or pastor if you need help or encouragement. Remember to text, message, call, or video chat.
- Be intentional about connecting with others. Schedule video game nights, video coffee dates, or entertainment watch parties.
- Write and mail handwritten notes to family and friends to encourage them during this time.
- In particular, call and stay in touch with the elderly and those who are not proficient with technology and who may become isolated during this season.
- Share your resources wherever it is safe and as the Spirit leads
- Have a group of people you check on, and they check on you. Share your needs in prayer, but also physically. Swap supplies or run errands for each other.