Start Your Week with Crossroads
February 22, 2021
Crossroads provides resources to support your spiritual growth throughout the week and offers you opportunities to connect to a warm, welcoming, and affirming community.
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Holy Vessels: A Lenten Season of Recovery
We hope you will tune in to the Sunday worship services during Lent which are designed to help you recover and renew after the challenging year we've experienced. We will witness Jesus' solidarity with those who suffer and seek healing practices for mind, body and spirit, both personal and communal, creating beauty from that which feels broken.

To accompany the Lenten worship series, we have special Lenten bags available to be picked up at Crossroads. If you are unable to pick up your bag at the church, please email Susan Yantis and we will arrange to have one mailed or delivered to you.

We have also prepared a Lenten Reflection Guide to go along with the messages each week and a Prayer A Day Calendar to help inspire you every day until Easter.

If you missed yesterday's service, you can watch it here.
Songs and videos used in Sunday'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.
SERVE Opportunity
Since the beginning of 2021 and throughout Lent, Crossroads’ SERVE focus will continue to be on food insecurity. Collecting for the Round Hill food pantry is ongoing and very much appreciated by our neighbors in Western Loudoun County. For details on how you can help, click here.
During Lent, we will once again be providing School Break Bundles for needy families at Payne Elementary in Southeast DC and our ESL families Loudoun County. By providing the food items listed here, or donating $30.00 to School Break Bundles, you will be helping those students at risk of going without food during Spring Break. Our goal is to provide 80 Bundles. Food Items can be dropped off at Crossroads Entrance 1 anytime during the week on or before April 11th. Monetary donations should be marked School Break Bundles and can be made online or mailed to Crossroads. To find out how you can get involved, contact Kathy MacKrell at
Crossroads Kids are extending their love and assistance even further. By collecting change during Lent, they will be supporting children and families in Guatemala and Uganda. The banks for the coins can be found in the Children’s Lenten Bags. The bags can be picked up at Crossroads Entrance 1 any time. For details contact Jill Wiggins at jwiggins@crossroadsnova.org.
New Member Passage
Sundays, March 7 and March 21
5:00 - 6:00pm via Zoom
If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a disciple, to consider what it means to be United Methodist and what it means to put your faith into action, join Pastor Larry for one or both of the remaining sessions of New Member/New Disciple Orientation.

March 7: Grace and Discipleship
March 21: Our Wesleyan Ways

Please register here.
HOPE Preschool Registration 2021-2022
After the long shutdown due to the pandemic, we are excited to safely welcome back our HOPE Preschool students, families, and teachers this Fall! Registration forms are available now online for HOPE Preschool for the school year 2021-2022. 

Student Zoom Game Nights

High Schoolers - Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00p
Middle Schoolers - Thursdays, 6:00-7:00p

Join us for virtual game nights with the same laughter, fun, and friendship as our Meet-Up events, hosted in the safest way possible for our community. Anyone is welcome, so invite a friend to sign up too!

High School- Register here to receive the secure Zoom link 
Middle School- Register here to receive the secure Zoom link
Crossroads Kids @ Home!
Register here for the next online gathering of Crossroads Kids @ Home on February 28th at 9:30 AM. Each week we'll meet for an exciting, interactive time of bible stories, prayer, songs, crafts, and time to get to know each other.

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.
In Case You Missed It: Meet the New Pastor!
We are pleased to announce that Tim Ward will be our new pastor beginning July 1, 2021! We are thrilled with this projection and we welcome Tim, his wife Susan, and their children Jackson, Sarah and Nathan to Crossroads! Watch this video to learn more!
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 81411 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