Start Your Week with Crossroads
January 4, 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.
Feel free to share any of the resources with family and friends!
Your Gifts Light Up the World
We are wrapping up our annual Christmas Offering campaign. This year's goal is $225,000 and to date we have received $120,904. We need you more than ever. Giving to the Christmas Offering helps Crossroads' missions and ministries continue to flourish.

During this season of giving each of us has the opportunity to reflect on God’s many gifts to us and consider how we might give a gift in return. Each of these gifts, no matter the size, will have a tangible impact. We each offer what we can and none of our work would be possible without your support. Thank you. 

We pray that the light of Christ will burn brightly in your hearts and homes throughout the new year.
Four easy ways you can give in response to the incredible gifts God has shared with us: visit our website, use the GOTGo app, text Crossroadsgive to 73256, or mail your offering to the church. 

Together we can reach this goal! 
New Series: Follow Me
Beginning January 10, 2021
What does it really mean to follow in the ways of Jesus? On Sunday, January 10th we begin a new six week series in which we will look more closely at the life and teachings of Jesus, examining the values of humility and service. This winter season is a great time to grow deeper in our faith as we come to a greater understanding of what Jesus meant when he invited others to follow him.  

You can watch it here on Sunday at 10am or anytime thereafter.
Beginning Anew
Here at the beginning of the New Year, we want to invite you to respond to any area of your life where a new beginning might be helpful. To do so, we would like for you to write it out on a piece of paper or you may prefer to do it electronically.

For those who would like to drop off their new beginning, there will be a Crossroads offering bucket outside entrance one of the church. You can stop by and place it in the bucket or you may submit it anonymously here and we’ll print it out at the church.

On Thursday, Pastor Larry is going to collect them, pray over them and then he is going to burn them. During the January 10th service you’ll be able to see them burn and take hope from this act as you journey this year toward a new beginning. We’ll save the ashes and we’ll use them in our Ash Wednesday worship as well. We will also be renewing our baptisms on January 10th so this will be a special service indeed.

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.
Be The Bridge - A Study on Racism
Tuesdays beginning January 19, 2021, 7-8:30 Via Zoom
A follow-up to Crossroads study based on "The Color of Compromise", join us for another book study around the issue of racism. We’ll be using the book, "Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation" by Latasha Morrison.

The book is available here
Please register here. Contact Deborah Michel with any questions. 
Women's Bible Study
New eight week study starts Tuesday, January 12th
9:30 - 11:00am via Zoom 
"Matchless: The Life and Love of Jesus".   This eight week study unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message.
 
The book is available to purchase here.
Please register here to receive the Zoom link for this group
Student Zoom Game Nights
Game Nights will resume Tuesday, January 12 for High Schoolers and Thursday, January 14 for Middle Schoolers.

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!
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 January 10th 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.
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