Crossroads Family,

We eagerly look forward to a time when we can once again worship together in person. However, the timeline is still uncertain. 

We want to assure you that the leadership of Crossroads Fellowship continues to monitor this closely and will communicate often about what to expect. We will continue meeting online until further notice.



While the entire Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been and continues to be an uncertain time, we want to encourage you with the truth of God's Word and remind you that you are not alone. Our God is in control and sovereign over everything that is happening:



"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Below you will find our Coronavirus response and updates, ways to stay connected throughout the week, service action steps, Mission Thrift Store updates and pastoral care connection points:

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    Coronavirus Response

    The Crossroads Executive Management Team continues to monitor and evaluate our responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with prayer and discernment. Our decisions are made in wisdom and care to do what is best for our church and people.

    Updates (5/21/2020):

    I am certain you are thinking, "When is Crossroads going to reopen?" Even though we do not yet have a set date to reopen, please know that we are busily preparing to adapt to the "new normal" and considering how to adhere to any restrictions or guidelines when we can reopen our campuses. We want to see you, but our priority is your safety and serving you well.

    We long to worship together and eagerly anticipate that day. However, during this waiting time, it’s more important than ever to stay in touch and connected. Don't miss these special opportunities:

    • Drive-Thru Communion, NEXT Friday, May 29, 6-8pm, at both campuses.
    • The Missions Thrift Store is open NOW for shopping and donations! 

    Keep tuning in and engaging with our online events throughout the week. We will continue meeting online until further notice.

    Thank you for your generosity and encourage you to continue giving your tithes and offerings. Your faithful giving allows Crossroads Fellowship to maintain our ministries and also supports ministry partners who are on the ground serving children and families hardest hit by current circumstances. You may use the following methods to give:

    Thanks again for all of your interaction, support and encouragement during this coronavirus crisis. We so proud of how our church family is weathering the storm and we thank you for being a light to the people around you!

    "I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer..." (Philippians 1:3-4)
     

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    What's your next step?

    Next Steps
    Here are a few simple next steps you can take on your journey of faith:

    1. Are you new around here? Welcome! Please fill out this connection form so we can get to know you. 

    2. If you made a spiritual decision, we want to celebrate and pray with you! Text MyDecision to 94090.

    3. If you have prayer requests or would like someone to pray with you, you can submit them HERE. To be in touch with our prayer leaders and team, visit crossroads.org/prayer.

    4. For ways to give, text CRFNC to 77977 or give online at crossroads.org/give. You can also mail your tithe/giving to 2721 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 - Attn. Marc Brady.

    5. Want to stay connected and engaged during this time? Check out crossroads.org/stay-connected for weekly Crossroads Network LIVE shows and Sunday services.

    6. If you are struggling with anxiety and distress surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we invite you to call the church offices and one of our pastors will be glad to talk and pray with you over the phone.

    Millbrook Campus Office: (919) 981-0222 (Main)
    Wake Forest Campus Office: (919) 570-5777

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    Stay Connected!
    Crossroads Fellowship Network LIVE

    Stay Connected!
    Crossroads Fellowship Network is LIVE! Stay connected with us all week.

    During this unusual time in our world, nation and local communities, we have the opportunity to get creative with how we stay connected. We invite you to join us online as we connect much like we would during a normal week -- just virtually! See below for opportunities to grow and engage with our staff and your Crossroads family:

    UPDATED (5/4/2020):

    • Monday - 7pm:  Monday Night Connect with Senior Pastor Andy George - Join here.
    • Wednesday - 7pm: Wednesday Night Life Bible Study - Join LIVE herehere or here. If you have questions you would like to submit to the team, please do so HERE. 7:45pm: *Starting April 29! Unshakeable: 4-week LIVE Teaching with Promise Land Living. Register here.
    • Thursdays - 7pm: Night of Worship & Prayer  - Join LIVE herehere or here.
    • Saturday - 7pm: Student Ministry with Student Pastors Daniel Cwiakala and Mark Stroupe – Join here.
    • Sunday - 9:15am & 11am: Worship Service – Join on our Online Campus Livestream, Crossroads Fellowship Facebook page or Crossroads Fellowship YouTube Channel. (Connect to the Crossroads YouVersion during the service to follow the sermon Scripture and notes.)

       
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    Missions Thrift Store
    Coronavirus Response

    The Missions Thrift Store will reopen for shopping and donations Thursday, May 14. Thrift Store staff will be be wearing wearing masks and gloves as well as disinfecting all shopping carts and counters.

    We request that all customers practice social distancing while shopping. We are so excited to see everyone again in the store! Please check back here or at the Missions Thrift Store Facebook page for more details and updates. 

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    Take Action & #loveyourzipcode

    Take Action & #loveyourzipcode!
    Crossroads is responding to the needs in our communities. Here are a few significant ways you can help love your zipcode and provide for your neighbors:

    1.  Compassion Connections – Help the homeless population!
    Many shelters have been forced to reduce capacity due to restrictions, leaving more people on the street.

    • Items Requested:
      Canned Food (Pop-top lids preferred)
      Non-Perishables
      Hygiene Items
      Sleeping Bags
      Backpacks
       
    • Drop-off instructions:
      Times - Monday, 1-3pm & Friday, 10am-12pm
      Contact Richard Fitzgerald at 919-351-9133 to schedule your drop off between the times listed above.
      Location - 1st Presbyterian CarePoint, 124 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC
       

    2. Christian Library International Prison Alliance - Review Bible studies and reply to letters from prisoners!

    As many prisons are on lockdown, prisoners are turning to God! Consider partnering with CLI Prison Alliance by donating Christian Literature/Bibles or replying to Bible studies and letters.


    3. Green Chair Project – Serve as a small group, class or individual by collecting bundles of new kitchen, bath, and dental hygiene items for families in need!

    • Contact: Community Engagement Coordinator, Liz McLean
    • Find instructions on what and how to collect for the essentials bundles by clicking the boxes below.
       


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    Pastoral Care + Support

    If you are struggling with anxiety and distress surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we invite you to call the church offices and one of our pastors will be glad to talk and pray with you over the phone.

    If you call after hours, please leave a message and our Pastor-on-call will call you back.

    Millbrook Campus Office: (919) 981-0222 (Main)
    Wake Forest Campus Office: (919) 570-5777

    *You can also submit your prayer requests on our Prayer page.

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    Student Ministry:
    COVID-19 Response

    Student Ministry COVID-19 Response

    As we continue to live amidst the impact of COVID-19, we want to make sure you are aware of all the ways you and your student can continue to connect to everything we are doing here at Crossroads Fellowship. Check out crossroads.org/coronavirus for details on how we are staying connected everyday. As we deal with social distancing, school shutdowns and financial unknowns, it is so important to remain connected.

    We want to encourage you that whenever you feel anxiety,  when you don’t know what to do, or when you feel the burden of stress, take a moment to step into community. Together, we can find hope. Together, we can find camaraderie. Together, we can find stability.
     

    Here are a few ways we are maintaining community for you and your student:

    1. MARKandJOE&Dan, DOTHINGS – LIVE YouTube show, Saturdays at 7 pm; Watch/Subscribe HERE for every time we go live. Find past episodes archived below:
      1. 3/21 - Episode 1
      2. 3/28 - Episode 2
      3. 4/4 - Episode 3
      4. 4/18 - Episode 4
      5. 4/25 - Episode 5
      6. 5/2 - Episode 6
      7. 5/9 - Episode 7
      8. 5/16 - Episode 8
      9. 5/23- Episode 9
         
    2. We will be hosting open WEBEX calls for students to join Tuesdays at 4pm. *Email or direct message Dan Cwiakala for password!
      1. To access this meeting, all you need to do is click here and enter the following access codes:
        1. Tuesday Hangouts (Middle School): 144 562 384
           
    3. We will be using our Parent Facebook Group to send out articles, ideas and reminders along with using it as a resource place for parents over the next few weeks.
       
    4. Finally,  follow us here on Instagram to stay updated and connceted!
       

    We are praying for each of you during this uncertain season in our world. If we each step into community, we can find our new normal during this time and be there to support, love, and pray for each other every day.

    Please let us know if you need anything.

    Student Pastors Dan Cwiakala and Mark Stroupe

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    Kids Team: COVID-19 Response
    For Crossroads Parents

    *Dear Parents, we have created a page that offers an extensive list of resources available for you to continue to have worship, Bible Study and discipleship at home with your kids. These resources are updated weekly.  You can find them at crossroads.org/parent-resources, or click the link below.

     

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    Actualización y respuesta del virus Corona

    El Equipo de Gestión Ejecutiva de Crossroads continúa monitoreando y evaluando nuestras respuestas a la situación del Coronavirus (COVID-19) con oración y discernimiento. Nuestras decisiones se toman con sabiduría y cuidado para hacer lo mejor para nuestra iglesia y nuestra gente.

    Actualizaciones (26/05/2020):

    Estoy seguro de que está pensando: "¿Cuándo va a reabrir Crossroads?" A pesar de que aún no tenemos una fecha establecida para reabrir, tenga en cuenta que nos estamos preparando para adaptarnos a la "nueva normalidad" y estamos considerando cómo cumplir con las restricciones o pautas cuando podamos reabrir nuestros campus. Queremos verte, pero nuestra prioridad es tu seguridad y servirte bien.

    Anhelamos adorar juntos y anticipar ansiosamente ese día. Sin embargo, en este tiempo de espera, es más importante que nunca mantenerse en contacto y conectado. No te pierdas estas oportunidades especiales:


    Comunión Drive-Thru, ESTE viernes, 29 de mayo, 6-8pm, en ambos campus.
    • ¡El Missions Thrift Store está abierta AHORA para compras y donaciones!
    Siga sintonizándose y participando en nuestros eventos en línea durante toda la semana. Continuaremos reuniéndonos en línea hasta nuevo aviso.


    • Servicio de adoración del domingo por la mañana a las 11 am a través de nuestra página de Facebook.

    Gracias por su generosidad y animo a continuar dando sus diezmos y ofrendas. Su donación fiel permite a Crossroads Fellowship mantener nuestros ministerios y también apoya a los socios del ministerio que están en el terreno sirviendo a niños y familias más afectados por las circunstancias actuales. Puede usar los siguientes métodos para dar:

    • Dar aquí en línea, crossroads.org/give
    • Texto para dar, texto CRFNC al 77977
    • Cheques por correo
    • Entrega de cheques en la oficina del campus de Millbrook, de lunes a viernes, de 8:30 a.m. a 5 p.m.

    Gracias nuevamente por toda su interacción, apoyo y aliento durante esta crisis de coronavirus. ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de cómo nuestra familia de la iglesia está resistiendo la tormenta y le agradecemos por ser una luz para las personas que lo rodean!


    "Doy gracias a mi Dios por cada recuerdo de ustedes, siempre orando con alegría por todos ustedes en cada una de mis oraciones ..." (Filipenses 1: 3-4)

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    2020 Bible Reading Plan

    2020 Bible Reading Plan

    This Week's Reading:

    • Monday, May 25 - Nehemiah 7
    • Tuesday, May 26 - Nehemiah 8-9
    • Wednesday, May 27 - Nehemiah 10-11
    • Thursday, May 28 - Nehemiah 12-13
    • Friday, May 29 - Esther 1-5
    • Saturday, May 30 - Esther 6-10
    • Sunday, May 31 - Job 1-4


    This plan goes straight through the Bible - from Genesis to Revelation. You will be supplied with reading for each day of the week as a steady guide toward finishing the entire Bible in one calendar year.

    You can also access the plan through the YouVersion Bible App. Here's how:

    1. Download the YouVersion BibleApp.
    2. Search "Canonical - Blue Letter Bible Daily Reading Plan."
    3. Follow the plan along with us!

    We also recommend printing the PDF to be able to cross through your daily readings as you complete them! You can also do this with your family, friends and neighbors. This is a great small group tool!