Start Your Week with Crossroads
July 26, 2021
Crossroads provides resources to support your spiritual growth throughout the week and offers opportunities to connect to a warm, welcoming, and affirming community.
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Next Message Series: Mission Possible
Join us this Sunday as we kick off a new message series: Mission Possible. During this series we will look at five practical steps to deepening our relationship with one another and sharing Christ with others. 

We wrapped up the We Are series yesterday with We Are People of Transformation where Pastor Tim talked about how individual transformation can lead to global transformation. If you missed yesterday's service, you can watch the online or livestream version here.
Listening Sessions with Pastor Tim
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Crossroads Church. There are opportunities either in person or via Zoom. 

Available sessions:
7/27/21 6-7pm (Zoom)
7/29/21 7-8pm (Zoom)
8/4/21 7-8pm (Zoom)
8/8/21 5-6pm (in person)
8/15/21 11:30-12:30pm (in person)

Follow this link to sign up for a listening session today. 
Sunday Morning Nursery Care
We are excited to announce that we will begin offering nursery care (newborn up to age 3) during Sunday worship time starting August 1st. Registering ahead of time is required as space is limited and not guaranteed. Please register here.

Volunteers are essential, and needed to continue to grow our children's ministry programs. You can sign up for more information and to volunteer here.

At this time, masks are recommended for adults when in the childcare end of the building when indoors and around other children. We look forward to welcoming back the youngest members of our church family. Please email Jill Wiggins with any further questions.
Ryan Bartel Foundation: Returning to "Normal"
Advice and Updates for Parents and Teens

FORTitude for Parents - is an online discussion series where mental health professionals and wellness experts provide parents with resources and guidance on how to better understand, support and improve their relationship with their teens. Upcoming seminars can be found here.
FORTitude Teen Meet-Ups - online and in person (soon!) meet-ups over the summer for connection, friendship, fun and sharing for all teens! More information and registration can be found here.
HOPE Preschool
HOPE Preschool is currently enrolling children for the fall 2021-2022 school year. Currently, we have a limited number of vacancies still available. Please access our website and fill out an electronic application or call the preschool office @ 703-729-HOPE. There is no fee required to fill out an application.

HOPE Preschool is also currently accepting employment applications. Please access our website and fill out an application. The application along with a current resume can be forwarded to mwikowitz@hopepreschool.org for consideration.
Summer Acts of Service
July’s Summer Act of Service is highlighting Military Service members who protect our great nation, specifically those who visit Boulder Crest, in Bluemont, Virginia. Boulder Crest provides veterans, first responders and their families with programs that facilitate healing and transformation after experiencing trauma. Their retreat space is where families can stay free of charge to rest and reconnect. 
 
The Crossroads family is being asked to serve Boulder Crest in several ways.  

*Provide thank you notes to veterans that visit Boulder Crest. They will be included in the Welcome Baskets they receive upon arrival. Because Boulder Crest guests represent many different religious and faith beliefs, we are asking that the notes be non-denominational. All notes should be mailed to or dropped off at Crossroads UMC, Boulder Crest, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147 by Sunday, August 1st.

*Purchase items from Boulder Crest’s Amazon wish list. Items on this list help with operations and also assist with their Rest and Reconnection stays for combat veterans' families.

*Crossroads will be taking part in a Boulder Crest Group Volunteer Day on September 29th. Group volunteer days are typically 10-25 individuals (no more than 25 as a pandemic precaution). Groups typically come out to the Virginia retreat in Bluemont for 3-4 hours and assist with grounds maintenance projects such as weeding, mulching, staining fences, etc. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Sign up here.

*Boulder Crest has individual volunteer opportunities each month. Check them out here.
Small Group Reflection Guide
We design a special small group reflection guide to go along with Sunday's message each week. 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.
Baptism Workshop
Sunday, August 8th, 9am-1pm
Preparing for a child’s baptism begins with learning the elements of the family blessing. During this time parent/s will reflect on their family story in connection with the Biblical story and the sacred gift of their child’s birth and life.

Please contact Deborah Michel for more information or you can register here.
6th Grade Crossover Retreat
Sunday, August 22nd, 11am - 2pm @ Crossroads
Crossover marks the important shift from Elementary to Middle School and provides a special blessing of presence, family support, encouragement, and emerging independence. This is for students (and their parents) moving from elementary to middle school or who are middle schoolers who have not had the opportunity to participate in a Crossover experience.

Contact Erin Videgar-Laird for more information or register here.
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
  • Spiritual Practices: Find them here
  • Prayer Requests: Submit them here
  • Yoga and Well Being - Find online groups here
  • Small Groups: Find online groups here
  • Facebook - facebook.com/crossroadsnova
  • Instagram - instagram.com/crossroadsnova
  • Website - crossroadsnova.org