Start Your Week with Crossroads
November 9, 2020
Crossroads provides resources to support your spiritual growth throughout the week and offers you opportunities to connect to a warm, welcoming, and affirming community.
Feel free to share any of the resources with family and friends!
Virtual Town Hall: Normal is Now
Wednesday, November 18th from 7-8pm
We invite you to join us for a Virtual Town Hall via Zoom! We will have a moderator and a panel to address the following topics:
  • What are we hearing from our Crossroads community?
  • What have we accomplished in the last eight months? 
  • Where are we going?
  • What we can accomplish together? 

And we also want to hear from you! Click here to submit questions and to register so that we can send you a Zoom link. There will also be time for break out rooms at the end if you choose to linger and chat with your Crossroads family!
Gratitude and Generosity: Matters of the Heart
Any message on gratitude and generosity begins with God, a generous God. Look at creation in all its glory, beauty and majesty. God brought forth life itself and everything else and called it good. The earth’s bounty has provided and sustained creation and even as we humans are impacting earth in many negative ways and the earth groans, yet for the time being, continues to provide.
If you missed yesterday's service, you can watch it here.

Songs and videos used in yesterday's gathering:
Small Group Reflection Guide
We designed a special small group reflection guide for Sunday's message. If you are not part of a small group, you can share these reflections with a friend, do them as a couple, or as a family with older children and teens. Or you can spend time going through the reflections by yourself. 

To get connected to a small group, email Deborah Michel.
Women's Bible Study for Advent
Tuesdays, Nov. 24 - Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom
 "The Wonder of Christmas".  Rediscover the true wonder of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with others. This four-week study looks to the Christmas story and stories of real people today to find inspiration for reflecting the light of Jesus at Christmas and throughout the year.
 
Meets Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am. Contact Jeri Bennett with any questions.

Buy the book here.
Buy the daily devotions for the season (optional) here.
November’s SERVE Opportunity:
Crossroads' Thanksgiving Baskets Mission 
This year the baskets will be distributed to the families of Payne Elementary in DC, and families throughout Loudoun County. A complete list of items needed for the basket can be found here along with the sign-up genius. If you would like to make a monetary donation, click here. A $35 donation will purchase approximately one basket. 

Laundry baskets can be picked up anytime at Entrance 1 at Crossroads. Due to the perishable items included in the baskets, please plan to return your basket to Crossroads on Sunday, November 22nd between 6pm-8pm or Monday morning, November 23rd between 8am-9am. If you have any questions contact Kathy MacKrell.
Middle and High School Meet Ups Are Back!
A weekly gathering for students to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over games, activities, SERVE projects, and meaningful discussions. HS will meet on Tuesdays and MS on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm starting next week.

Pre-packaged snacks will be provided. Bring your own mask and meal.

This indoor event will meet social distancing requirements set by the Crossroads Reopening Team. Masks are required.

All students are welcome, but pre-registration is required each week.
  • For Middle School registrations, click here.
  • For High School registrations, click here.
Walking the Crossroads Labyrinth
Each Sunday through December 20, from 6:00 – 7:00pm, Crossroads is offering a time to walk the Crossroads labyrinth. This is a time of deep reflection, of honoring our personal losses, (jobs, relationships, security), as well as our precious friends and family who have passed away. The labyrinth will be lighted and hosts will be present to direct you as you step onto the path. The labyrinth is located on Crossroads property behind the fenced play area. 

In recognition of safety please sign up to use the labyrinth here
Annual Thanksgiving Day Run is Virtual!
Keep your tradition streak alive and run with us on Thanksgiving Day or sometime throughout the holiday weekend! You can do so from wherever you will be spending Thanksgiving!

Choose to join us at the traditional time and day - Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 8:15 AM from your own front door and use our RaceJoy technology to "run together" with friends, and family! Or take advantage of the ability to sleep in on Thanksgiving, and choose to run anytime through the holiday weekend. November 26 - November 29!

We know you struggle every year deciding if you should do the 10k, the 5k or the 2k, well this year, you can do them all! Choose to run our virtual Thanksgiving Feast challenge which offers ALL the distances! This challenge will have you working off your second (and third) helping in no time!

Register here.
Crossroads Kids @ Home!
We miss seeing your smiling faces on Sunday mornings at the church and invite you to join us for a virtual experience called Crossroads Kids @ Home! Each week 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 gathering on November 15th at 9:30 AM. You will receive a confirmation email with a password protected link to the Zoom meeting with further instructions. Click here to find out more or email Jill Wiggins with any questions.
Moms Connect
Moms Connect is a new group for Moms of school age children that meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. While we are not able to gather face to face we have the opportunity to connect in community digitally via Zoom. 

Register here.
Job Opportunities at Crossroads!
Crossroads is excited to announce an opening for a Student Ministries Coordinator. This 20+ hour role is responsible for organizing and facilitating student gatherings and events, which includes Sunday mornings and other face-to-face (or virtual) small groups and/or outings.

Read more about the role here.
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