Welcome to Heart & Home
October 10, 2020
Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM
Crossroads Kids @ Home
We invite families with elementary age children to join us for a virtual experience called Crossroads Kids @ Home! We'll meet for an exciting, interactive time where parents with children can join from home for bible stories, prayer, songs, crafts, and time to get to know each other.

Register here for the next meeting on Sunday at 9:30 AM. You will receive an email with a password protected link to the Zoom meeting with further instructions. We hope you join us soon for Crossroads Kids @ Home.
NEW EVENT- Student Meet Ups
It's been way too long- let's catch up with old friends and meet new ones! Bring your mask, meal or snack, and a picnic blanket and/or chair. All of our games and activities will meet social distancing regulations. Dress appropriately for outdoor weather (cozy layers encouraged!).

Middle School Meet Up- Tuesday, October 13th, 5:30-7:00 PM
*Anyone 6th-8th grade is welcome, but pre-registration is required. Register here.

High School Meet Up- Tuesday, October 20th, 5:30-7:00 PM
*Anyone 9th-12th grade is welcome, but pre-registration is required. Register here.

Email Erin Videgar-Laird with questions or if you are interesting in serving as an adult volunteer.
Monthly Outdoor Events for Middle and High Schoolers
Come meet new friends and catch up with old ones! Bring your mask, meal, and a picnic blanket. Join us for fellowship, games and a SERVE project, all meeting social distance regulations. Meet on the Crossroads lawn.

  • Sunday, October 25th, 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 15th, 5:30-7:00 PM

Register here. Email Erin Videgar-Laird with any questions.
Sign up for a Listening Session with Larry Thompson!
If you haven't already, we invite you to sign up for a time to attend one of the listening sessions being offered in October and November so that Larry can hear from the Crossroads community. It is important that we hear from parents, students and families of all shapes and sizes!

Sign up here.
Scripture Focus for Children and Students
This week's Bible story is from 2 Timothy 1:7. Watch the scripture verse video at this link. Although sometimes we feel afraid, we always have the special gifts from God such as power, love, and self-control. With God, we can make it through anything!

A Prayer for Families of All Ages:
Dear God, thank you for Your good gifts! Sometimes it feels like fear is everywhere. But You gave me a spirit that is stronger than fear! My spirit has power. I can remain peaceful and hopeful even when things are unknown. My spirit has love. I can stay kind and welcoming even when times get scary. My spirit has self-control. I can choose to serve others and myself even when I am afraid. I trust in my spirit and I trust in Your love! Amen.
This Week's Highlighted Resources
Resources for Families with Students:

Follow Crossroads Students on Social Media!
SERVE Opportunity
We will be focusing on homelessness in the month of October.

Warming the Homeless - Coats and Boots - Crossroads is once again gearing up for our Annual Warming the Homeless, “Coats and Boots” mission. Coats and boots will be distributed to the DC Downtown Day Services Center and the Loudoun County Shelter. Your family can get involved by donating new boots sizes 8-13 (we’ll need a few 14-15) as well as jackets/parkas (90% men apparel) in LG through XXXLG. You can also make a monetary donation to Crossroads marked “Warming the Homeless” by mail or on our webpage. All donations are tax deductible. The deadline is October 31st. Learn more about how to serve in this mission by checking out our web page or the Hope in Action newsletter.
Additional Resources
  • Sunday message: Watch here or on the GOTGo app
  • GOTGo App - Download from your app store by searching Crossroads GOTGo
  • Daily Texts - Text crossroads to 41411 to receive inspirational texts each day 
  • Daily Scripture, Prayer and Morning Focus - Sign up here
  • Online giving: Sign up or submit giving here
  • Spiritual Practices: Find them here
  • Prayer Requests: Submit them here
  • Imagine Well Being - Find online groups here
  • Small Groups: Find online groups here
  • Facebook - facebook.com/crossroadsnova
  • Instagram - instagram.com/crossroadsnova
  • Website - crossroadsnova.org