Start Your Week with Crossroads
May 16, 2022
Crossroads provides resources to support your spiritual growth throughout the week and offers opportunities to connect to a warm, welcoming, and affirming community.
Feel free to share any of the resources with family and friends!
Take a moment to hear Pastor's Tim message about the upcoming week!
Message Series: Faith & Science
Yesterday was the last week in our Faith and Science series. Pastor Tim shared a message called The Holy in Medicine. He shared the story of Jesus healing ten men with leprosy, and only one of the men comes back to thank him. Through this story and modern anecdotes, Pastor Tim highlighted the compassion Jesus has for those who are sick, hurt, or in pain, and how he models the attentive and caring spirit we too are called to show. Even if today, that healing is accompanied by medicine or other treatments, how great is our God that we would continue to grow in wisdom and understanding through the sciences to care for one another!

If you missed Sunday's service you can watch online on our website or on Facebook.
New Message Series: How Do I Do That?
Starting Sunday, May 22nd
When it comes to relationships and the people around us, there are a lot of hard things we have learn how to do. How do we share what we see in others without hurting their feelings? How do we become a source of encouragement to others? How do we call out the best in our friends, families and colleagues?

Join us for this three week series as we dive into these questions.
Crossroads wants to honor a special group of moms who are enrolled at W.O. Robey High School in Sterling. William O. Robey High School is Loudoun County Public Schools' (LCPS) first Non-Traditional High School that opened this academic year. This high school serves students who are working, parenting, or need to earn credits more quickly than their traditional LCPS High School allows. Currently there are 23 students enrolled and five are moms.  

During the month of May, Crossroads will be collecting diapers, wipes and gift cards to pamper these moms and let them know they are cared for and appreciated.  

The items needed are: diapers (size 4, 5, 6), baby wipes, and Amazon gift cards.

We will be collecting them until Sunday, May 29th. You can purchase these items in person and drop them off at Entrance 1 of the church anytime, on Sundays during worship, or through our Amazon wish list. A monetary donation will also be accepted by clicking here, and we will purchase the items for you! 
Discovery Camp at Crossroads!
June 20-24th, 9am-12pm

Discovery Camp is bringing all the joy and nostalgia of summer camp to Crossroads. At Discovery Camp, our “happy campers” will connect with new friends and caring counselors. Through acts of service, creativity, worship, and play, campers will discover the love of Jesus all around us!

Any kids rising Kindergarten through rising 5th grade are invited to join the fun. Also, student, college, and adult volunteers are needed!

To register a camper or to volunteer, you can sign up here.
Food Truck Friday and AAPI Heritage Movie Night
This Friday, May 20th
Food Trucks: 5-7:30pm, Movie Night: 7-9pm
Come and support our local food truck community!

This week's trucks will be: Jambalaya Brothers, Kabul Kabob, and Bilstad’s Beignets.

Invite your friends and neighbors and enjoy great local food. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, greet, and clean-up. You can sign-up here to volunteer.

Stick around for a movie! We are recognizing AAPI Heritage Month (Asian American and Pacific Islander) with a free, church-wide movie night! Learn more about its history here
Families are encouraged to review Common Sense Media film descriptions (linked below) to determine if a movie is appropriate for their child's viewing. Snacks provided and viewers are welcome to bring their own favorites. Join us to watch one of three films in different locations of the church:

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)- In this animated Disney adventure, warrior princess Raya seeks to find a way to reverse a curse-like plague that turns anyone it touches into stone. She teams up with Sisu, the last surviving dragon, on the quest and ultimately learns the importance of trusting others and overcoming prejudice to find common ground.

Minari (2020)- This Academy Award winning picture is a warm and memorable story about what roots us. It tells the story of a Korean American family who moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream with humor and heart. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

The Namesake (2007)- After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. Although the parents Ashoke and Ashima are proud of the sacrifices they make to give their offspring opportunities, their son Gogol strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.
Sunday, May 22nd, 5-6pm @ Crossroads
Stephanie Rogers, of the Crossroads Worship Team, will be launching her new album, Finding My Way, featuring additional members of the worship team.

This is a free event. Doors open at 4:30, concert begins at 5pm.
Mark Your Calendars for Sunday, June 5th!
We will be celebrating our HOPE Preschool Directors, Mary Wikowitz and Connie Williams, who are retiring after 25+ years! We invite all current and former HOPE families to attend this special celebration during our regular worship time at 10am.
Kindergarten Readiness Workshop
Tuesday, June 7th, 6:30-8pm
Parents of Preschoolers! Do you want some encouragement and advice on summer activities to help prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten? Join us for this free Kindergarten Readiness Workshop!

Learn more and register here.
Graduation Sunday
Sunday, June 12th during worship
What a gift it is to celebrate the graduates in our community! We will be recognizing high school, college, and higher education graduates during this special Sunday service and presenting our grads with a gift.

Please register your graduate here and email their photo to Erin for a compilation video.
Small Groups at Crossroads
Click on any of the following small groups below to learn more about them and/or to register!


If you are interested in joining a small group not listed above, please contact smallgroups@crossroadsnova.org.
Children's Ministry Director: This position is responsible for planning and facilitating Children’s Ministry gatherings and events that create a safe place for children to explore and develop their faith. You can see the full job description here.

Student Ministry Director: The primary purpose of the Student Ministry Director is to develop and implement a creative and fun student ministry for 6th -12th grade that introduces students to Jesus and his practices, teaches the unconditional love of God, and imparts how to offer an unlimited welcome to everyone.

You can see the full job description here. Click here to read an update regarding Erin Videgar-Laird stepping down as Student Ministries Director this summer.

Please contact Lesa Kestler if you are interested or with any questions.
Additional Resources
  • Sunday message: Watch here or on the GOTGo app
  • GOTGo App - Download from your app store by searching Crossroads GOTGo
  • Daily Text-Text crossroads to 81411 to a receive an inspirational text each evening 
  • Daily Scripture, Prayer and Morning Focus - Sign up here
  • Online giving: Sign up or submit giving here
  • Prayer Requests: Submit them here
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