Start Your Week with Crossroads
October 5, 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.
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Welcome Larry Thompson!
Thursday, October 1st, Larry Thompson began his nine months as our Interim Pastor. Larry has a deep and passionate love for God and the Body of Christ.  He has given his life pastoring congregations and spent eight years as a District Superintendent guiding pastors. We are so excited to welcome him to Crossroads!

During the month of October Larry will share a series of inspiring messages entitled, Together into the Unknown...The Great Adventure Continues that will help us catch a glimpse of the new things God is doing in and through the Crossroads community. Together we are entering a new chapter in the Crossroads story as we continue to share God’s unconditional love with the world. 
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 the current message series. 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.
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.

This will be a phased roll-out of age appropriate activities, starting with a focus on early elementary students (recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade children and siblings). Click here to find out more or email Jill Wiggins with any questions.

Register here for the next meeting on October 11th at 9:30 AM. You will receive a confirmation email with a password protected link to the zoom meeting with further instructions. Additional meetings and offerings for other age ranges will be available soon on our church website and in the Heart and Home Newsletter.
Monthly Outdoor Gatherings for Middle and High Schoolers
Come meet new friends and catch up with old ones! Bring your mask, meal, and picnic blanket. Join us for fellowship, games and a SERVE project, all meeting social distance regulations.
Meet on the Crossroads lawn.

  • Sunday, October 25th, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Sunday, November 15th, 5:30-7:00pm

Register here. Email Erin Videgar-Laird with any questions.
SERVE Opportunity in October
We will be focusing on homelessness in the month of October.

Warming the Homeless -Coats and Boots
Crossroads is once again gearing up for our Annual Warming the Homeless, “Coats and Boots” mission. Coats and boots will be distributed to the DC Downtown Day Services Center and the Loudoun County Shelter. Your family can get involved by donating new boots sizes 8-13 (we’ll need a few 14-15) as well as jackets/parkas (90% men apparel) in LG through XXXLG. You can also make a monetary donation to Crossroads marked “Warming the Homeless” by mail or on our website. All donations are tax deductible. The deadline is October 31st.

Learn more about how to serve in this mission by here.
Sign up for a Listening Session with Larry Thompson!
If you haven't already, we invite you to sign up for a time to attend one of the listening sessions being offered in October and November so that Larry can hear from the Crossroads community. Sign up here.
Charge Conference
On Monday, October 19 at 7pm we will be holding our Annual Charge Conference online. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form here so a link will be sent to you. All are welcome.
Job Opportunities at Crossroads!
Crossroads is excited to announce an opening for a Student Ministries Coordinator. This part-time 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